Confessions of a Lifelong Wrestling Fan

Since WCW's demise, WWE has not had any real competition on TV. "TNA Impact!" will not go head to head against "Raw" but WWE stars say they wish the upstart, three-year-old, up-and-coming promotion success.

"I wish them all the luck in the world," said "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. "Competition is always a good thing. It makes the guys in the dressing room step up, it makes the writers write better story lines. It may make some of the younger guys [in WWE] step up because some of them are a little green. They may think that, 'Hey, I better step up my game. This is my opportunity to shine.' But still, the bottom line is that this [the WWE] is the big leagues. Everyone wants to come here."

My only question about the latest televised wrestling match is this: Who will play the heel and who will play babyface? Either way, fans will cheer, as they have for more than half a century.

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