In early 2014, Kevin becomes increasingly certain he'll be heading to WWE soon, and both he and Sami kick everything up a notch in preparation.
Few wrestlers demonstrate the level of purpose and intensity in their most minute gestures like Kevin. Dare I accuse him of a miser? Each significant event in his life is fed as fuel for another significant event. Every promo, be it face, heel, or tweener, is referenced in a manner that would turn a recycle-maniac green. He recycles moments from his face run to fuel his heel runs, and vice versa. This is the furthest thing from a condemnation, but an unabashed respect for someone whose every spoken word and unspoken gesture is meticulously designed to be 100% reusable indefinitely. One of the many reasons that legends love him so much.
Part of me laments that he and Shawn Michaels will never share the ring together.
Don't even know where to start with why I love this entry so much! Maybe walking through your process of understanding the "flubbed" line by KO... and then realizing, wait, this guy does not screw up a line. And the whole hall-of-mirrors self-awareness he has at all times during a match. Fascinating, compelling stuff!