September 15, 2012

Pete Rose Talks WWE

Pete Rose
As if the idea of Pete Rose being inducted into their Hall of Fame (his induction video is below) wasn't surreal enough...baseball's hit king was recently asked by WWE about superstar Kane's recent anger management issues.

"I don’t think Kane needs to be less angry," Rose told WWE.com.  "I think Kane needs to funnel his anger correctly and focus it only on his WWE opponents and not tag team partners, announcers and especially celebrity guests."

So, yeah, if you're keeping track...Pete Rose, banished from baseball (and, subsequently, its Hall of Fame), was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2004 and, for whatever reason, was questioned about one of its superstar's (Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs) pretend "anger management" issues.

Kinda like asking Bob Hoskins how it was sharing the screen with Baby Herman in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" isn't it?

That said, interviewer Joey Styles did throw out a pretty cool question.

STYLES:  Do you think your infamous 1970 All-Star Game shoulder block that dropped Ray Fosse would be effective against Kane?

ROSE:  To make a shoulder block effective, I need to pick up speed. I wouldn’t be able to pick up enough speed to knock Kane down inside a WWE ring. I’d have to run at Kane full speed from the stage at the top of the ramp. Even then, I think Kane is too much of a monster to topple. I’ll stick with the bat.
I don't know about you...but I'd pay to watch that.


1 comment:

Jeremee Gartner said...

HaHa, I haven't seen him around in a while . A fan suggested on TSN.ca that Bettman, & Fehr should have a ladder match with a Union proposal, & a League proposal hanging from the rafters . I think it should be a Hell in a Cell match between the two & Pete Rose should be the special guest referee !