One more. About a month after the Rumble is a RAW promo from Hunter.
The announce has put over in the crevices since WWF 100 that Hunter was pivotal behind the scenes in getting some of the less inclined legends to return for the show, and that his success in moving to management
might mean that a retirement announcement is coming soon.
In the promo, Hunter says he has reached a point that every athlete gets to - a point where he looks around the locker room and sees youth, talent, the future - and when he looks in the mirror and is honest with himself, he doesn't see those things anymore.
Hunter says the truth is when he sat with all of those legends at WWF 100, he felt more at home than he does with the guys on the road these days. He's got a wife, he's got kids, there's nothing sadder than a 40 year old guy with long hair saying "suck it."
But - Hunter says - that doesn't mean he can't raise the fingers (makes the Clique sign) one more time.
He says he notices there's an empty spot on the sheet for the Legend's Match at 28 - and it just isn't Wrestlemania without the Legend's Match - and it just isn't the Legend's Match without the man who has won more than anyone ever has or ever will.
Undertaker's music hits. He comes to the ring.
Hunter says they are a dying breed - a couple of old men in a young man's game - says that neither of them is ever going to be WWF Champion, and the day is close when they'll both be talking about the old days with a couple of beers watching the big show as opposed to being on it.
But what do you say, Taker - how about a couple of old dogs show these young guns a thing or two in the Legends Match at Wrestlemania?
And after a beat - the Taker kicks him in the stomach, hits him with the Last Ride - stands over him and says "Speak for yourself. Your career is dead? I'll prepare your tombstone."
And that's the program - veteran babyface Hunter, ready to move into a full time front office position against a grumpy old Undertaker, not willing to cosign that mutual death certificate.
WWF Title: Bryan Danielson (w/Steamboat) v. Chris Jericho
IC: Sheamus (w/Regal) v. The Rock
Tags: Defiance (Orton/Rhodes) v. Young Money (Killings/Kingston)
Nick Nemeth (w/Regal) v. Jack Swagger
ECW Title: Light Tubes Match: CM Punk (w/Steamboat) v. John Cena
Legends Match: Undertaker v. HHH-M
The Miz v. McIntyre (w/Regal)
Underground (Kidd/Gabriel) v. Usos