CB’s World: The Wrestling Hours, Part 6: The Rhodes to WrestleMania

I have watched pro wrestling since I was 6 years old. Unbelievably, it’s been 26 years since my first embedded memories of Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, and in that time I couldn’t even calculate how many hours I have spent watching the different TV shows, PPV programs, and live events.

What I have come to learn is that anything really can and will happen in The Wrestling Hours…

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The Wrestling Hours, Part 6: The Rhodes to WrestleMania

2.25.11

Rey Mysterio beats Kane………STOP

Americannnnnnnnnnn Dreammmmmmmmmm………STOP

Dusty Rhodes enters ring, hugs Rey Mysterio………STOP

The American Dream is back, charismatic as ever, lovable as ever……….STOP

Dusty speaks from the heart, the only way he knows how, apologizes to Rey Mysterio for his son Cody pointing blame at Rey……….STOP

Dusty says Cody lost focus, that he tried too hard to be “Dashing” instead of trying to be champion………..STOP

Rey looks at Dusty, attentively………..STOP

Dusty asks his son to come out and apologize to Rey himself, face to face……….STOP

[NO MUSIC]

Cody walks down to the ring, MASKED, slowly, painfully……….STOP

He no longer looks or feels “Dashing”……….STOP

Cody Rhodes apologizes to Rey Mysterio………STOP

Rey accepts Cody’s word as bond……….STOP

[REY AND CODY SHAKE HANDS]

Cody backs away……..STOP

Dusty and Rey embrace……….STOP

[REY AND DUSTY SHAKE HANDS]

[STILL SHAKING HANDS]

Dusty pulls Rey in………STOP

The curtain is pulled back, it’s a SETUP!!!!!!!!!!…………STOP

Cody assaults Rey Mysterio, Dusty fades out of picture……….STOP

Rey’s head rubbed on steel grate……….STOP

REY DEMASKED!!!!!!!!!!……….STOP

[COMMERCIALS]

[DUSTY AND CODY EMBRACE]

“A father will do anything for his son”………STOP

A thought consumes me……….STOP

I hear it now, loud and clear, in my head……….STOP

It’s good old J.R., in rare form, not blogging, but YELLING……..STOP

[J.R. YELLING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS]

“Anything can happen on the Rhodes to WrestleMania!!!!!!!!!!”……….STOP

I miss J.R………..STOP

Dusty’s still got IT……….STOP

Cody has IT……….STOP

Rey Mysterio knows he has IT……….STOP

And from now until 4.3.11, they have ME……….STOP

Paying close attention……….STOP

Loving every minute……….STOP

……….of the Rhodes to WrestleMania……….STOP

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See below for previous installments of The Wrestling Hours series:
The Wrestling Hours: Parts 1 and 2: A Giant’s Influence; Incredible Hulk
The Wrestling Hours, Part 3: Radicalz Moment
The Wrestling Hours, Part 4: Vickie and “The Brain”
The Wrestling Hours, Part 5: Austin 3:16

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Around the Pulse

There is just so much going on these days at Pulse Wrestling that it’s almost hard to keep track. There are so many great new columnists and a few oldies but goodies too.

Rey Mundo simply blew me away in this edition of Suspension of Disbelief that looks at The Rock, John Cena, and the heroic wrestling anti-hero. As I said to Rey both publicly and privately, he is a truly gifted writer and this is the best piece of wrestling feature writing I’ve read ANYWHERE in years. Why? Because Rey puts his entire heart and soul into his columns in such a raw and honest fashion where he doesn’t hold back when it comes to letting the reader in, and that is something very few folks risk or know how to pull off these days.

Meanwhile, Mike Gojira has turned into two amazingly strong efforts analyzing and grading many of the heel stables from pro wrestling’s storied past. The Stomping Ground has become a go-to place for riveting material, and you can see parts 1 and 2 of this retrospective here and here.

Next up is my good friend and colleague FLEA. FLEA is one of the OGs of the Internet Wrestling Community, otherwise known as the IWC. FLEA’s IWC 100 rankings of IWC writers and columnists across with world wide web is stuff of legend these days, but I remember the days not so long ago (though it seems like two lifetimes) where the IWC 100 was THE measuring stick that we all strived to reach. Personally, I was thrilled to be ranked back then when I first started writing for 1wrestling, and I am even more excited to see FLEA back in these parts with the Saturday Evening Post any day of the week he wants, even on a Wednesday.

And if that isn’t enough to satiate your appetite, check out the latest installment of This Week In ‘E from the always-informative, sports-entertaining Mark Allen.

Last but certainly not least, there are so many other amazing efforts from the new breed of columnists here at Pulse Wrestling, so before this space completely fills up with even more pomp and circumstance, I IMPLORE you to CLICK HERE and check out all of the amazing writers who are simply bringing it and bringing it good.

Well, that’s all from me, until next time — CB.

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