By Scott Keith on 12th November 2023
Hello Mr. Keith! I have another question for the blog, and as usual, keep up the good work and I'm liking the new layout!!
Of ALL the stipulations you've seen in wrestling over the years, what are some that not only make you shake your head, but also get under your skin and make you ask “why” several thousand times? To get this ball rolling, I'll start with two of my picks. 1) The retirement stip. It's one thing if it's honored, but it always bugged me when it seemed like the (on-screen) retirement is something close to legit, but when the person is brought back a mere few weeks later, it renders everything (leading up to it) pointless. 2) The “you're fired” stip. When someone is “fired,” only to be brought back weeks later as if nothing happened and with little to no explanation, it makes the fans not want to take any stip seriously.
That’s why I liked the Memphis version, because it was specifically for 90 days, so you knew they were coming back.