Thursday, April 17, 2014

There Goes the Neighborhood

The legends...
Photo courtesy: WWE 
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I have been waiting for Legends' House to debut since hearing about the plans for the show two years ago.  I've always been a fan of shows like The Real World and The Surreal Life and I've course I love wrestling, so this seemed to be perfect for me.

Mediation time
Photo courtesy: WWE
I tuned in for the premiere on the WWE Network, and I was not disappointed.  Eight legends, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Howard Finkel, Pat Patterson, "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Tony Atlas, Hillbilly Jim, and Jimmy Hart are living together in the series.  Actor and self help guru Gary Busey makes an appearance on the show to help the legends meditate.  While some of his tactics are out there, he does maintain that positive mental attitude.  Although an argument developed between Hacksaw and Atlas, and I'm still not sure why they were fighting.

I know "realty" TV is far from realty, so I suspect things with Legends' House won't all be natural, but it's entertaining.  Tony Atlas is great. He and Rocky Johnson were one of the first tag teams I remember watching as a kid.  I'm glad to see his life is back on track, and his laugh is one of the most comical I've ever heard.

Photo courtesy: WWE
Piper is probably my favorite so far in the house.  I enjoyed his talk with Busey and how wrestlers are never "off" in terms of their character when meeting with fans.  The flashbacks and highlights from previous wrestling events help give fans a better look into these legends as they relive the good ol' days.  We learn more about the toll years in the ring and on the road took on these men.  They really do put their bodies on the line, and for that I'm appreciative.  

Two thumbs up for WWE Legends' House. The season looks like it's going to be awesome.  I hope this becomes a regular show on the Network.

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