October 15, 2006
WWE needs Four Horsemen to ride in
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
I was jolted awake in the latter part of Monday's RAW Family Reunion.
Ric Flair stood eyeballing the five members of The Spirit Squad, when with a glint in his eye, he motioned to the back. The bagpipe music hit and out came Rowdy Roddy Piper. One by one, the legends emerged ... Ted DiBiase, Irwin R. Shyster and Arn Anderson.
Seeing Anderson and Flair hug was especially touching, a moment that really brought the show home.
And it got me wondering ... why could WWE not reunite The Four Horsemen, if only for a night, maybe for a couple of weeks. How wonderful that would be.
And I'm not talking about some of the bogus Four Horsemen WCW trotted out over the years.
You'd need Arn and Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard and The Nature Boy. Definitely not Paul Roma, Lex Luger or Steve "Mongo" McMichael. Others that spent time as part of The Four Horsemen were Barry Windham, Sting, Sid Vicious, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit, Jeff Jarrett, Curt Hennig and Dean Malenko.
WWE for so long resisted the temptation of reuniting D-Generation X. It was too "then," not "now."
Some of WWE's "new" audience wouldn't "get" The Four Horsemen, but there are a helluva lot of people (old schoolers, if you will) who would not only get it, they might start watching again.
The Four Horsemen aren't ready to carry the business, but they'd sure give us a blast from the past.
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- I already thought Boston Legal was the best show on television. William Shatner, James Spader and Candice Bergen are outstanding. And I emphasize outstanding. But it moved even further up in my books on Tuesday night with a reference to Chief Jay Strongbow.
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- WWE has released Francine and Brent Albright (Gunner Scott).
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- CPW says electrical issues with its new Gatineau location, forced the cancellation of its Oct. 7 event.