|The New Money Inc.|
I'm going to break this into a two different categories, my favorite things that happened in wrestling on the national level and then what I personally experienced this year.
Lots of cool things happened in the WWE (I'll stick with that because it's what I watch the most of). First and foremost was the return of Bret Hart. Him making up with Shawn Michaels in the middle of the ring was one of the best moments of the year in my opinion.
|Bret locking Vince in the Sharpshooter|
This match also helped to launch the Hart Dynasty into the spot light too. While that push didn't last very long, it was great to see them win the tag team titles and at least have a little run on top of the tag team division.
Another high point of 2010 was the creation of NXT. I thought the first two seasons were really good. We got a chance to see the development of several guys who will truly be the future of the business at some point. Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett, and Husky Harris in my opinion are the standouts of the shows. I look forward to seeing where these guys head in the New Year.
I made arrangements to interview a Superstar prior to the show. Up until a few days prior, I had no idea who it would be. I was very excited to learn it was the Miz. Although I was nervous at first, not knowing exactly how he'd act. But to my surprise, he was very cool and not at all the cocky character he plays on TV.
We spoke for a bit before the interview and afterwards too. He also posed for a picture with me. It was truly an awesome experience.
So you can imagine that I am happy with the fact that the Miz is the current WWE champion. He's worked hard and I'm glad to see that his dedication over the last several years has paid off. It's also my hope that we see the Miz continue to hold onto the title and stay in the main event picture in 2011.
|HBK's last hoorah.|
|Money Inc. meets Chris Hero|
Just being at Wrestlemania was a highlight of the year too. Being at Axxess, the Hall of Fame, and the event itself was phenomenal. We participated in a panel discussion about the WWE Network while at Axxess. Then after the Hall of Fame, we saw several of the stars up close as they left the building.
Then dressing up like Money Inc. with my friend Chad was truly awesome. We dress up like someone each year we go and I believe our costumes at Wrestlemania 26 were the best we'd done so far. We got a lot of compliments on our attire even from Ring of Honor star Chris Hero. He asked to get a picture with us too, another cool moment from the year.
In 2010, I also had a chance to referee a couple of matches for a local independent group. USCW was running a show in McLeansboro and they had asked me if I'd be interested in helping with the show. Of course I was, and got to ref two matches that night. It was really cool, as I had never done anything like that before.
So, that's my year in a nutshell. Hope you have some great memories too. Here's to 2011 and hopefully more opportunities. Check out my My 1-2-3 Cents on YouTube too. I'm working on getting more videos uploaded.