Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On The Air: WWE Most Wanted Treasures (2021)

 After becoming an executive with WWE, Paul Levesque, aka Triple H, has had a vision of building a physical WWE Hall of Fame museum. Today, there's a warehouse on the WWE property in Stamford, but if Levesque has his way (and fans hope he does), that museum could get a kickstart, thanks not to the online fund raiser, but a new reality series from A & E.

WWE Most Wanted Treasures, part of a new programming deal between the network and WWE, fills out some time on Sundays while Walking Dead is on break, has Levesque and his wife, Stephanie, at the warehouse (some interviews are done at the office), and meeting with some of their contemporaries, such as, in the opener, Mick Foley, and, in succeeding weeks, Kane, Undertaker, Ric Flair, and, of course, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Foley teams up with some authenticators from WWE for a road trip across three states in search of wardrobe or memorabilia he used as Mankind, Cactus Jack, and retro-hippie Dude Love during the Attitude Era. While Foley & Levesque were enemies back in the day, Levesque recalls an early meeting with Foley (as Cactus Jack) when the two were in WCW, circa 1993, when Levesque was starting out. To paraphrase the title of an old PPV, good enemies, better friends.

Here's the trailer, from A & E:

Foley was also a guest on another A & E show, Pawn Stars, which aired on Monday.

If WWE wants to do a poll to get that Hall of Fame in motion, I'm all for it.

Rating: A.

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