A look into wrestling history
The WWE Network show, Broken Skull Sessions is one of the most interesting and captivating shows on the service. The series has given us some brilliant interviews with the likes of Kane, Goldberg, The Big Show and The Undertaker.
Broken Skull Sessions has been spectacular so far and it got me thinking, who would I like to see on this show. The WWE is not short on Superstars both past and present that would be perfect for Broken Skull Sessions.
Given WWE’s long history and it’s massive current day roster, it was hard in coming up with a nice number of people for this list. However, after a bit of thinking I have decided on 5 WWE Superstars all of which in my opinion, could give us a truly fascinating episode of Broken Skull Sessions
John Cena is a 16 time World Champion, an accomplished film star, author and is the record holder for fulfilling the most Make-a-Wish dreams. His career in WWE is near unparalleled in terms of success and all of the things he has done would result in an incredible episode of Broken Skull Sessions.
He is one of the key people you think about when someone mentions WWE alongside the show’s host Stone Cold Steve Austin. Whilst these two never went one on one in the ring, both had incredible amounts of success, fan appreciation and fame that very few can rival. A Broken Skull Session with John Cena is inevitable I’d imagine but what an episode it will be.
Mick Foley put this body through hell and back for decades, suffering a list of injuries that only film star Jackie Chan can rival. Foley suffered third-degree burns in an exploding ring (yes, an exploding goddamn ring), he lost an ear and he was chucked 20+ feet from the top of the Hell in a Cell at King of the Ring 1998.
Foley has reinvented himself time and time again. He has multiple personas; Dude Love, Mankind and Cactus Jack. It would be fascinating to learn of the thought process behind these visual and style changes. On top of all of the things he has accomplished in his long career, he’s also a very nice man. Many people in the wrestling industry have said that Foley is one of the nicest people in the world and I believe them. Foley comes across to me as a joyful man who wants the best for everyone. I’d love to see Foley on an episode of Broken Skull Sessions because he would have some crazy stories to tell.
The Heartbreak Kid is one of the most recognisable WWE stars of all time. Michaels has had a prolific career in the WWE, being a multiple-time world champion, a two-time Royal Rumble winner and a member of the stable D-Generation X.
Michaels has pretty much done it all in WWE which would make for an entertaining conversation. Austin and Michaels have feuded in the past with Austin defeating the Heartbreak Kid for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 14. The pair can talk about their feud, Michaels many accomplishments in the WWE and of course the infamous Montreal Screwjob.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The rivalry between Austin and The Rock is one of the best and most memorable feuds in WWE history. The pair had great chemistry in the ring with each other, both were fantastic on the mic and both sold each other’s finishers off like madmen.
This is an episode of Broken Skull Sessions that needs to happen, not just because of the history The Rock and Austin have with each other but also to talk about The Rock’s accomplishments outside WWE. Johnson is a big-time Hollywood A-lister and is one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Johnson’s achievements don’t stop there, he is a writer, a film producer, a businessman and has his own brand of Tequila.
Maybe The Rock and Austin can have a shot of the Tequila during the episode.
The big man himself Vince McMahon has to appear on an episode of Broken Skull Sessions, he has to. The Chairman of the WWE will have countless stories to tell. I’d personally love to see part of the episode dedicated on how Vince ran his business in previous eras and how he manages it now.
Over the past few years, WWE has been revealing more and more the “behind the scenes” stuff of WWE and all of it has been captivating. Revealing more on the business side of things would be interesting. Equally as interesting to learn would be what Vince likes and dislikes. A lot of current WWE Superstars are very open about what they like and dislike but with Vince McMahon, it’s a mystery. There have been many reports over the years that Vince likes some weird things and also likes things to be done in a certain way. It would be nice for Vince to shed some light on these.
Of course, there is one thing that this episode would have to touch upon and that is the longtime rivalry between Austin and Vince McMahon. Austin and McMahon went to war with each other during the Attitude Era. Austin filled McMahon’s car with cement, he’s sprayed him with beer, he jumped off a Zamboni and beat him down and he visited Vince in the hospital.
If an episode with Vince McMahon were to happen, it would be unforgettable.
Those are 5 people I’d like to see on Broken Skull Sessions in the future. Let me know in the comments below what you think. If you prefer, you can tell me who you’d like to see on Twitter – @ThatGreenDude95