Monday, March 29, 2010

who was your childhood hero?

i bet you didn't know that growing up i was in love with what was then, the WWF.

Yup, wrestling. My childhood hero was Bret "The Hitman" Hart. There was a time i would beg my parent's for the latest merchandise and mapped out a road trip from Texas to Calgary Alberta, Canada so I could meet Bret. Though my pappa never drove me thousands and thousands of miles to see him, he did give me countless birthday presents of the Hitman stand-up (life size cardboard cut out of Bret in my childhood room with lipstick marks on his cheeks) and figurines.

It's a part of my childhood-- up until he stopped wrestling some 12 years ago. It was a sad day for young me. The wrestler that ended his career? Shawn Michaels-- who just so happens to be my twin sister's favorite wrestler. A love for wrestling was something we share. Who knew that our favorite "heros" would be make the greatest rivalry?

Yesterday was Wrestlemania 26, a great irony: Bret Hart made his great comeback in the ring and Shawn Michaels says goodbye to the ring. For me and twinkie, it was a delight seeing our wrestlers together.


"Smiling in glorious defeat, a humbled and satisfied Michaels graciously embraces Hart’s gesture. Instantly, it becomes even more apparent that, for Bret, this night and this ring resurgence has been about repairing wounds, no matter how deep."

On The Grandest Stage of Them All, closure is accomplished for a murky, muddled past for The Hit Man. And while Hart is presently enjoying the emotions wrought by a moment so long in the making, there’s contentment in knowing that “The Best There Ever Will Be” still lies ahead."


my husband-to-be laughs at our "crazinesss." Yes, we know it's fake *smiles* but it's a part of our childhood. A part of our bond. A part of us.

^my beautiful twinkie marianne & her Shawn Michaels tumbler.



^me and my Bret Hart biography.


maybe i'll get to meet him after all? it would be a HUGE life list checked off.

32 comments:

Jamie said...

LOL, I loooooved the WWF sooooo much too when I was growing up! My older brother surprised me with tickets to a big event once but my mom & dad had already planned a different trip so I couldn't go. I was so sad!!!! I never had one favorite, tho I always loved Ultimate Warrior. I just loved it all. =) I love this story of you and your sister.

Micaela said...

oh my goodness Jamie! the Ultimate Warrior! see you liked wrestling when i did, back in what i call it's "glory days." LOL thank you for your sweet comment! it made my day *hugs* we've seen shawn michaels in the ring but if i ever got to see Bret live and hear his music? goodness! even at 26 :)

Jayne said...

Confession: Back in the Dark Ages of my youth when I thought I was all bad-ass and my teachers through I needed a better outlet for my aggression other than setting lockers on fire {true story lol}, I joined the wrestling team. And, man, was it a shining experience of my youth ;) So I feel ya.

Also, can I just say, you are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! :)

Jenni said...

That is so cute!!! My hero growing up was Mickey Mouse! I actually did get a chance to meet him but sadly I was scared! haha

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

Bahahahaha, I couldn't stop laughing at your WWF crush! That's so funny. When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Michael Jackson (I even made people call me Michael, and I wouldn't walk, I'd moonwalk where I needed to go), Mr. T and He-Man. I even got to go see a He-Man and She-Ra show in Roanoke! I love that story, thanks for sharing!

Fallon said...

That's hilarious. I went to a match when I was like 8 because my brothers were into it, but I never was. I did however loooove Wrestler Bars from the ice cream man. Did you have have them? They were my favorite!

jozen said...

ohmygoodness, it always amazes me how beautiful you are.. and get this, there are TWO of you!! LOL

thanks for posting my giveaway micaela! so sweet of you :)

ps. i was in love with punky brewster... do you remember her?

Megan said...

Oh Micaela I love that your into WWF what a quirky little tidbit. One of my ex- boyfriends loved it as well so i use to have to watch it quite abit.

Meghan said...

Oh this is awesome!!! I can only remember Rowdy Rowdy Piper - wait, is that his name???

Kenza Salem said...

hahahah this is so funny! i love wwf. your pictures look cute!

Maddy said...

this is adorable and hilarious at the same time. i'm glad you got to see him again! i hope you meet him :D

Simply Me said...

hahahah ...this was good !!
i remember WWF too ..infact bret and the undertaker are the only names i remember nw .. ahhhh childhood and childhood heroes ..

BrittanButterfly said...

omg, that is great, Micaela! you crack me up!!! and you are full of mysteries... ha ha ha! So glad you got to witness the reunion!
xoxo

Marian said...

Um, I loved that stuff!! I use to watch it all the time with my brother. I think I was a fan of the 1-2-3 kid. I also loved on Sean Michaels. The Undertaker scared the bejesus out of me. Just the chime of the bell would give me chills

Fabi said...

I grow up with WWF as well :)! I am totally in love with The Undertaker. I have a postcard, a poster and a lot pictures of him. My brother and me even went to an event here in Germany. Unfortunately we can just see Smackdown here in Germany. All the other stuff would cost money and I don't have the money for a tv sender.

This is so cool.

Tiffany said...

I bought your man's book for my sweetheart's birthday this year. It was one thing that he really wanted. His favorite wrestler was Benoit, before the tragedy of course. Now it's Kofi Kingston...

Suprisingly enough I am really enjoying wrestling now...it's fun. I think Twinkie will see her man in the ring again soon...at least I hope.

And I hope you are able to one day meet your Hitman!!

Love you!

Micaela said...

i have SOOOO enjoyed your comments! lol i know, my fiance was surprised i was such a wrestling girl :) but i was! and am SO glad my childhood hero is making a comeback :) WWF- those three letter sum up a lot of my childhood. In fact, an old junior high friend of mine wrote on my fb that he still has his school planner where i pretty much destroyed it with Bret Hart rules, "Mickey loves Bret" ha it was serious :)

Jayne, i laughed that you were actually in wrestling! you are such Girl Power!!! Daria totally! :)

Meghan, it's Rowdy Roddy Piper! hahaha isn't it? lol the kelt. Oh goodness, he had a rivalry with bret for a minute but were always good friends :)

Danielle, remind me to call you Michael this weekend and ask for a moonwalk show ;) that made me laugh so hard! She-Ra! Oh my goodness we had the castle and the dolls! wasn't there one who's head turned around and there was another face? lol

Fallon, i haven't :) ha but we have scored front seat tickets to a wrestling show back in Texas thanks to a nice event guy who was looking for girls to go in the front ;) we saw Shawn Michaels up close and it was the highlight of my twinkie's year! lol

Jozen, your SWEET comment meant alot to me and Marianne :) & of course i remember Punky Brewster :) lol

Marian, i know right?! and the eye roll... chills! He was the one that actually beat Shawn Michaels last night.

Fabi, i know, when we lived in Germany when we were little we hated that we couldn't watch it as often as they could stateside and we got all the main events late... but did we ever look forward to them! :) too funny.

Tiffany, what are the odds that i have the same book you got your bf! lol I LOVE it! it's a great read and reminded me a lot of "The Wrestler" movie with Mickey Rouke. Such tragic stories... it is a hard life, fake yes, but it takes true athleticism. Kofi! LOL it IS fun :) and great to see live! hearts xoxo


SERIOUSLY, LOVED YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS POST! it is dear to my HART! ;)

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo's to you all! (from me and twinkie!)

Gracie said...

Aww my that is completely adorable! I say you should go for it. It will make you happy I'm sure.

I'm not really into WWF but I do like UFC :P

kittycat said...

aw i've never really been into wrestling but you look SO SO gorgeous in that picture. gosh! i cant waaaait for your letter to arrive ^______^
hope you had a lovely monday!

xo tiffany

BuenoBueno said...

this post is funny..i dont know if i had a hero!
but i was coming to tell you to get the orange ipstick from sephora .kat von d has the best!!!! i love it!
thanks for the compliments! i hope i can tone more!!!
xo
brando

kelzone said...

i never had a favorite, but my little sister and i used to watch WWF everyday after school. she told me a year ago that even though we watched it she was a little scared of it. sometimes she thought the wrestler's would break into our house and get us (we spent upwards of 2 hours home alone after school everyday)

:: Gina :: said...

you crack me up!

my childhood hero as always been and still is Punky Brewster =D

The Childlike empress said...

hehe....
i think every kid goes through their wrestling phase.
my big sister once broke the glass coffee table in our front whilst she was was jumping up and down on it pretending to bet her undertaker....

of course she told me to take the blame...which i did

Katie said...

you. are. hilarious. i'm pretty sure my childhood hero was either she-rah or rainbow brite. ha!

have a beautiful day beautiful girl!!! :)

Risti Megan said...

Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, hands down. They were WWF, right? By the way, I lived just outside of Stuttgart. I used to go up to Frankfurt and Mainz to visit friends.

Marisa said...

i'll be honest,i don't know if I have ever watch a wrestling match. One of my favorite cousins was a huge fan so I am sure I saw some but not enough to pick a favorite. You are too cute with this post.

my hero was always my gramps..i mean I literally thought he could walk on water,,, but then it was probably Jo from Little Woman and Anne from Anne of Green Gables...i know, i know !!!

Faiza said...

Who is your favorite wrestler?

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO IT IS!!

I heart The Rock!

Ashlee said...

i have never really watched much pro wrestling...

but he seems like a pretty cool childhood hero!

LaLa said...

you are my new best friend!!! I was so obsessed with WWF as a child and young teen it's not what it was these days but OMG I WAS MADLY IN LOVE WITH SHAWN MICHEALS the Heart Break Kid, oh lord how I loved that man lol I was a HUGE CHYNA fan as well and I actual got to met her, I am so doing this post! Great idea and thanks for sharing your memories and reminding me of mine!! <33

Every Little Counts said...

omg! i totally watched WWF too! it was one thing my brother and i could agree on. AND yup- i had a crush on both bret and shawn michaels. not too many people know this info ;)

Carmella said...

ahhh! oh my gosh, i almost fell outta my chair!
this is so funny! i too, loved wrestling growing up and bret hart, in his pink spandex, was my favorite!! followed by a brief infatuation with the rock before it became "uncool" to watch wrestling... hehe

this made my day! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

You are your sister are so beautiful! And so cute with your wrestling heroes. Way to defy gender stereotypes!! :)

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