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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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All of the top-top WWE legends are doing well in life - and that's great to know!

Just a random topic but - the wrestling world has always been full of tragedies, and people abusing steroids, drugs and dying early. I don't need to name names, everyone knows there's been a ton of them.

I've always found it very very comforting knowing that the absolute top, top legends of all time all seem to be doing well though.

Hulk Hogan - Ton of money (his lawsuit win did help though, as divorce was a killer) - but mostly he never has anything bad to say about anyone. All his interviews are super positive and talking up about people. I don't know how many hockey fans around here - but he's almost like Wayne Gretzky, way too humble, always talking nice about people. For all of the hatred guys like Bret, Warrior, Macho Man and others had/have for Hogan - you never hear Hogan attack them or talk badly about them. He's always all about being gracious, humble, and wanting to get along, forgive/make up with whoever. And I like that.

Shawn Michaels. Man - for all of the deaths and tragedies in wrestling history, with all the horror stories you hear about HBK's past it's stunning how well he's doing. But he absolutely turned a corner and seems to be doing fantastic. Happily married, family, very rich as well. Still looks to be in great shape. He's also always a good interview - never bitter/attacking anyone, doing very well.

The Rock. Self explanatory almost, but outside of simply his success it's incredible how great his PR image is. So many people in holywood have had horror stories and scandals about them (alcohol, drugs, racist rants, etc) - but Rock's image is outstanding. For all the talk about him possibly running for president one day - i don't know how much truth there is to that or not - but if ever you want to have a celebrity run for office, it helps a ton when you have as good character/reputation as Rock, so it's good to know.

Stone Cold. He seems to be doing great too. Still very rich - seems happy, not bitter about anything, no regrets. Always happy to be interviewed/talk wrestling.

Those to me are probably the 4 biggest names in WWE history who are retired and they all are doing fantastic.

Soon to join them who also seem to be doing great:

John Cena. He seems to be extremely smart business-wise, and very protective of his personal image/reputation. I think he's going to do great in holywood the next few years, and manage to remain private (outside of the reality tv, mostly for show). No drugs/bitterness of any kind in his future.

HHH. Again, self explanatory. He's going to run the whole show it seems - and not only that he seems to be very, VERY good at it. NXT, and all the other stuff he's done. He's obviously also very well off in terms of money.

Undertaker. I suppose very little is known about his private live as he so rarely breaks kayfabe, but overall seems to be doing great too.

Jericho. Tons of success - not as big as Rock of course, but very well established in various ways (holywood, music, wrestling). Seems to be in great health, and have a ton of money, etc.

Like I said a random topic but it just makes me happy to see that for those who reached the absolute top of the mountain - they were able to find a way to make a living off of it and retire in health and with money to enjoy life, and all seem to be in a great place.

Hope the new generation of wrestlers continue this trend the next few decades.
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Noticed you left out Hart but put in Michaels and judging by the stuff you said in the Hogan part, you probably do not like Bret Hart.

You've also ignored Andre the giant as a legend but maybe that's just me. He may not have had his prime in the WWE, but he was still a huge part of WWE's success with Hogan in the 80s.

Speaking of the Hogan part, I don't need to know Hogan personally to know that he is the biggest bullshitter and will gladly say anything if he thinks it can benefit him. To this day, he is still playing to his persona. But its just so obviously fake and plastic. Hogan is simply a parody of his former self and with the obvious lies he is still touting as truth, I can't see how anyone can just believe that Hogan is a humble or modest person. It always comes off like he is only says good things to people in public because he wants to be seen as a good person and wants to work with these people but it just comes of so transparent.

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Noticed you left out Hart but put in Michaels and judging by the stuff you said in the Hogan part, you probably do not like Bret Hart.

You've also ignored Andre the giant as a legend but maybe that's just me. He may not have had his prime in the WWE, but he was still a huge part of WWE's success with Hogan in the 80s.

Speaking of the Hogan part, I don't need to know Hogan personally to know that he is the biggest bullshitter and will gladly say anything if he thinks it can benefit him. To this day, he is still playing to his persona. But its just so obviously fake and plastic. Hogan is simply a parody of his former self and with the obvious lies he is still touting as truth, I can't see how anyone can just believe that Hogan is a humble or modest person. It always comes off like he is only says good things to people in public because he wants to be seen as a good person and wants to work with these people but it just comes of so transparent.
Pretty sure it is about legends who are doing well in life so I do not see why he would put Andre on there seeing as he is 1. dead and 2. in constant pain for most of his life
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Yeah, Hulk is too busy attacking black people to bother with those wrestlers who don't like him.

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Pretty sure it is about legends who are doing well in life so I do not see why he would put Andre on there seeing as he is 1. dead and 2. in constant pain for most of his life
Which is why it invalidates the thread. OP was saying all the top WWE legends are doing well in life. I point out Andre, who isn't.

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Pretty sure it is about legends who are doing well in life so I do not see why he would put Andre on there seeing as he is 1. dead and 2. in constant pain for most of his life
Which is why it invalidates the thread. OP was saying all the top WWE legends are doing well in life. I point out Andre, who isn't.
I do not think he was saying that every top legend ever was doing well but that we should appreciate the ones who are and named some examples
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I do not think he was saying that every top legend ever was doing well but that we should appreciate the ones who are and named some examples
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No, his point was precisely that ALL top legends in WWE were doing well.

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Yeah, I wouldn't say Hogan is doing "well" in life.


Of course, there's the racism. You say he has a ton of money but look at how he got that money: by making a sex tape (in which he acknowledged the financial ramifications of it potentially being released) with his best friend's wife that was leaked by his best friend and by having a botched back surgery that effectively ended his career and leaves him in constant pain.

He went thru a beyond nasty divorce and, according to him, contemplated suicide as a result. And then, there's the John Graziano situation involving his son, which Hogan handled beyond poorly.



But, Hogan doesn't bury anybody in the wrestling business, so I guess that negates how unwell Terry Bollea has done over the past 10 years.

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He's right.


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No, his point was precisely that ALL top legends in WWE were doing well.
You're being too literal.

Also - tbh the TOP TOP imo are 3 names, Rock/Hogan/Austin and they're all doing great. I added HBK too just because of how unexpected it is (horror stories about insane drug abuse in the 90s - pretty crazy how well he turned out 20 years later) - doesn't necessarily mean HBK is 4th biggest name all time.

I left off Bret and Andre for obvious reasons. I find it unfortunate that Bret seems bitter/have a lot of regrets. I actually was a fan of him growing up (in fact i like most top guys) - and somehow it bugs me that he can't just be happier/more easy going about things.

Which is why i made this thread - it's nice to see that some of the absolute biggest names are all doing so well.
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