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AJ Levy




Across the net, the general consensus of late has been that the WWF has been great since Wrestlemania. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I'm finding it incredibly and increasingly difficult to suspend my disbelief. Don't get me wrong here, Wrestlemania was a great show this year. But one thing that really sticks out in my mind is the Rock - Hogan alliance.

Let's think about this for a second. After a 3 on 1 beatdown, the nWo hits the Rock in the back of the head with a hammer. Then, straight after, instead of being charged with assault the nWo (and specifically Hulk Hogan) repeatedly ram a truck into the side of the Ambulance The Rock is in.

Just imagine I arranged you to be beaten up 3 on 1. During the course of said beating you get struck in the back of your head with a hammer and then get your ambulance rammed by a truck. You would be lucky to be alive, or at the least not crippled. And if you were so lucky to still be breathing by yourself, you'd probably suffer internal and external bleeding, a fractured skull, brain damage and / or any one of several other major injuries. You'd spend the next several months in surgery and rehab and if any impartial witnesses at all saw me do this my ass would be thrown in jail for a very long time. And if you respected me before, you sure as hell wouldn't respect me after and even surer still wouldn't be my friend.

Yet with several MILLION witnesses watching the WWF around the world, the nWo had to read an apology (not mentioned since) and within weeks The Rock was back on TV. The only sign of his injury was a small bandage on his ribs and constant reassurance that "He's a lot more injured than he makes out" - both of which disappeared within a week.

Given all of this, this past week in Wrestlemania and on Raw everything about this was forgotten. The WWF expects us to believe that from now on The Rock and Hogan will be best buddies and that all will be forgiven?

Even taking Kevin Nash's version of events into consideration, you get a storyline with even more plot holes than before. Like if the nWo were bought in by Vince McMahon to take out the WWF Superstars one-by-one in response to Ric Flair's 50% stake, why start with Austin? And if Hogan got sidetracked by ego into feuding with Flair why didn't Vince fire him for *NOT DOING HIS JOB*!

Am I the only one who sees all the major plot holes?

And all this is just the main part of one storyline without precise detail!!! I could write a small book on the plot holes of "Concrete block knee" Steve Austin and Vince "I'll hire a bunch of guys to try to murder a guy and then try to get Flair fired because he accidentally hit a fan" McMahon!

I'll probably get flamed like hell for all this, but for a sports entertainment product focused as much if not more on storylines than it is on wrestling, shouldn't *someone* think about consistency?

AJ Levy

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