OK, you've been given a weird power where you can go back through time, and use your powers to make wrestlers retire and become motivational speakers. Now, knowing how things went for them and everything, at which point would you have the following wrestlers retire…
Oh, and you can't do that politician thing where you side-step the question, and let the BoD'ers talk about it.
Geez, what's with all the time travel questions tonight? YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I HATE TIME TRAVEL!
OK, I'll play along for now. But if any Samoans get sent back in time to kill their own grandfathers and get stuck in a causal loop because they turn out to be their own grandfathers due to complex Samoan relationships, I'll know who to blame.
1) Hulk should have hung it up in 2003 after the Mr. America nonsense. He had put over Angle and Lesnar and got the nostalgia run with Edge for a bit, that should have been it for him.
2) Ric Flair never should have come back to the ring after his return in 2001. Ric as Vince surrogate on TV would have been perfect and he could have milked it for YEARS with occasional, stress on OCCASIONAL, comeback matches.
3) Savage was basically forced out in 2000 and never came back, and that's pretty fine. I'm sure he could have had one more WWE nostalgia run in the early 2000s, but we'll never know.
4) Bret should have quit for good following the Benoit tribute match to Owen. Obviously his heart wasn't in it following Owen's death and this way he can save himself for the eventual WWE return years later without being a broken down shell of his former self.
5) Steve Austin got out at exactly the right time. Young enough to still do other things, but old enough to have done everything humanly possible in wresting.
6) I think the first Shawn Michaels Wrestlemania match would have been a good place to call it a career, because he was never going to top that one and it was obvious how limited he was becoming.