these two set the bar high. like them or not, i don't care if you're a mark for some other wrestler who was around during their time, these two were the standard. period. they were the bret hart and shawn michaels of their time. the hulk hogan and randy savage of their time. and the only thing that will reset that bar....is time. no matter who becomes champion they're always measured against the rock and steve austin. no champion is ever good enough in people's eyes because those two were just too huge. it's like when steve young left the niners or when john elway left the broncos-whoever came after had shoes that were too big to fill. point is we need to forget about them. the longer we hold onto their memory the harder it will be to accept anyone as the champion unless their names are hhh(because we're used to that boring bullshit) or kurt angle(THE wrestler of this generation). i mean, whenever a discussion comes up about who won the title, rock or austin are always mentioned and people wish they'd come back. fact is, the rock is gone, aint comin back, and austin wont be champion again. that generation is gone people. let it die and just have the memories, cause those are awesome memories...but that's all it is now-a memory. we're going to have to go through a bad period to forget about them and ocne we do it'll be much easier to accept a new champion. we just need to find someone who can be a hit. speaking of angle, i've said this before but i may as well say it again. we've always had two main guys for every generation. -hulk hogan and randy savage -bret hart and shawn michaels -the rock and steve austin but who do we have this generation? i don't mean skill wise, i mean the two guys who are just THE guys. the "it" guys. kurt angle is one for sure but who else? chris benoit is good but he's just not one of them. eddie guererro was too old and misused. i honestly thought brock lesnar was going to be the guy for this generation but that came to a halt quick. who is there? i think that's a problem for this generation-this generation is the slump generation. the time AFTER the wwe hit it's highest peak ever with the attitude era and we were doomed to inevitable failure because once you hit the top the only place to go is down....add to that the fact we only really have one top guy. the rest either job to hhh or are on smackdown and are just "meh" to vince and company.(eg; bradshaw? pssshhh this was just vince still having wood over ted dibiase but dibiase being too small to hold the title at that time). and one last thing-picture, just try to imagine, bret hart in his prime...vs...kurt angle in his prime. how much fucking ass would that kick? i think these two guys are the two greatest of all time. i'll just say it-kurt angle is my second greatest wrestler of all time. screw waiting until he's retired, i'll say it now-the man is fucking incredible. chris benoit can put on a good match but he's too repetative and can't move aerially like hart could. eddie guerrero is good but not technical enough, too luchadore-ish here and there. michaels was good-VERY good, but just didn't have the variety and ability of angle. too much of a high flyer. hart and angle were the perfect blend and i don't think we'll ever see two of them again. at least not for a long, long time. there's my rant. i do this once and awhile when i build up enough shit i want to get off my chest and say.