Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Original Wedding

We're only a day away from WWE Monday Night RAW's 1000th episode. The Rock is going to show up. DX is going to kick it off. CM Punk is going to face John Cena for the WWE title. Plus Brock Lesnar will answer HHH. With all of this going on there is also the wedding of Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee.

There have been MANY weddings in professional wrestling. HHH to Stephanie in a drive thru. Stephanie to Test, kinda. Even Billy to Chuck. Yet none will ever top the original, because it had the true emotion of something special that drew the fans in. Of course I am talking about when Macho Man Randy Savage got on one knee and asked Miss Elizabeth this:

Then at SummerSlam '91 the two tied the knot in a ceremony that was exactly as advertised, a wedding. No run ins, no crazy moments, just two people that the crowd had spent years falling in love with getting hitched, and becoming part of pro wrestling history. The opposite will happen on Monday night.

When Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee are in the ring it will be a wedding a week in the making. The emotional ties to the whole situation by the crowd will be minimal. Plus it probably will look more like a GWAR concert than an actual wedding.

Like most things in life, pro wrestling weddings, as my Grand Pa would say, "Ain't made like they used to be". Here's a look at the original wedding for those who want to take a trip down memory lane to see how it should be done:

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