Legendary not that good. Welcome to Legend Hospice! Still, it was a bit entertaining pilot.
WWE's reality show about WWE Hall of Famer's sharing a former house own by Harpo Marx over the timespan of 21 weeks hit hard time during post-production. Production for the show began in January 2012, and wrapped by the end of that year. Sadly the show didn't premiere until April 17, 2014, after WWE launch their network. Nearly 2 years later. The show was first create for other networks such as USA, MTV and even NBC. When no other network picked it up, the show was used as a quick fix to bring new viewers to WWE's new programming. The show stars wrestling legends: Gene Okerlund, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Howard Finkel, Jimmy Hart, Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson and Tony Atlas in a VH1 Surreal Life settling. It was nice to see all of them, but gees they haven't aged well. It was a bit risky choice to leave this show in the can for 2 years. I'm deeply surprise that none of these wrestlers has died since then. For the most part, generally nice guys, so I'm unsure what the draw is here. I would have thought WWE would seek crazier talents like Iron Sheik or Ric Flair. Don't get me wrong, all the guys are entertaining, but more of the crazy nut cases would make this show way better. The one person that seem to be a loose cannon is Roddy Piper. He's pretty much the main attraction of the show, as he tend to go off the deep end, a lot. You can see it in this episode, as he nearly picks a fight with actor, Gary Busey. Yes, old buck teeth, Gary Busey is in the pilot episode, so look forward to that. The pilot episode really doesn't have much of anything, as most of the time, it's spent on introducing the legends, and them getting used to their new resting home. So, no crazy special event or challenges this week. Unless, you count bringing cake to their neighbors as a challenge call upon the show host, Ashley Roberts from Pussycat Doll. I was really hoping for something funny to happen on their task, but sadly, near nothing. Roddy Piper did scare a little kid. Piper is the highlight of this episode, as he has some of the oddest scenes in the pilot. Not only did he scare a kid, debate Gary Busey, but also howl at the moon, and couldn't figure out how to work a blender. Watching Roddy Piper vs Technology could be its own show, as I enjoyed that. About him howling at the moon, it was too weird. I have to imagine that was scripted. I know Piper's odd, but that's a little too odd. The other person that make this episode kinda entertaining was Pat Patterson whom most remember in this episode as spending too long time cooking cabbage rolls. Honestly, Patterson asking the deli counter guy if he likes playing with meat was bit funny. I love the butcher reaction to that question. He clearly seem annoyed. Most of the other people have yet to show anything worth. The host Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts is fine as the sex appeal host, but she seem a bit out of place, as if she sign up for the wrong show. She has nothing to do with pro-wrestling. Not only that, but it's kinda gross watching old men wanting to pound her ass. I do have to agree that she's pretty attracted. Overall: There is nothing particularly special about this episode to get me hook for the next one. It felt a bit dull, as if watching a resting home try to do a reality show. It's depressing for the most part, as the wrestlers talk about serious issues like debating about wrestlers acting the part of their characters outside of the ring, rather than keeping it light-harden and fun. Why did they feel make an issue about how inner-city children should be help? Keep it fun. Since the show is a bit dated. It's a bit annoying to see a lot of blurring or cover up stuff. Some of the wrestling tees had to be blurred out due to World Wide Fund settlement with World Wrestling Entertainment at the time. Now, the new settlement allows WWE to be able to show their old World Wrestling Federation logos. Some of the items, they used in the episode had to be cover up by fake WWE logos stickers. A good example: the Diet Coke, the soda, the wrestler is drinking. It's lazy cheap. Honestly, WWE should just provide them with a list of copyright items that they can show on TV rather than cheaply trying to cover it up. The language is a bit harsh for mostly WWE PG audiences, but I didn't mind it too much, as most of these guys work in the WWE pre-PG era. For the most part, Legends House is a show that hardcore WWE fans might watch, but most probably wouldn't. There is little to nothing to say, about the pilot episode, and that's sad start.
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