WTF is Evander Holyfield Doing?
With all the talk about bringing the respect back to boxing . . . . I thought I'd watch Saturday Night Live tonight when I got home, but apparently it's been cancelled or something, because NBC was showing "WWE Saturday Night."
It was surreal enough when one of the announcers said it was unusual for John Cena to climb the ropes because "he's usually a ground-and-pound specialist."
But then out comes Evander Holyfield to do a very awkward worked boxing match with somebody named Hardy. WTF? Is he nuts? Holyfield had some heel called "MVP" in his corner in what I can only describe as a highly flamboyant hybrid of a rashguard and a wetsuit, plus a Mister T Starter Set (TM). After Holyfield did some REALLY bad fake boxing, barely touching Hardy and with Hardy not really knowing when to react to a punch, they had Hardy fall down and get saved by the first-round bell. In the next round, "MVP" berated Holyfield for something, so Holyfield "hit" him and KTFO. Then he hugged Hardy in a touching display of the respect and homosexual love of one warrior for another and stormed out of the arena.
All in all, the whole thing was entirely and unequivocally boring and pointless. It looked nothing like any kind of boxing you could imagine, and no explanation was given for why this doofus pro rassler was facing a legitimate heavyweight champion of the world.
Is Holyfield that broke? I thought he handled his money well and was one of the few ex-champs with no money problems. Does he imagine there will be publicity from this that will help him get all those title shots?
I mean, I thought Holyfield said he still wants to hold the unified title one more time. How will participating in works on WWE broadcasts help him do that?