Broomsticks. Every so often these items, designed primarily for cleaning purposes, are mentioned in a wrestling promo by a man who claims to be so good he could wrestle an exciting match against such an item. The most recent example was Triple H’s claim on the October 10th RAW. That was another fine case of WWE not doing rising talent any favours... but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today.
What I’m here to talk about today is the broomstick phrase. Ric Flair has mentioned being able to have a good match with a broomstick numerous times throughout his career and various others have followed his lead (such as ‘The Game’) and made the claim too. It’s a tactic predominantly used by heels to belittle their opponents: the man making the claim is not only indirectly comparing all challengers to broomsticks but also saying they will carry challengers during any future matches. As far as I know ‘The Nature Boy’ has never wrestled against a broomstick or any other inanimate object you could name, so his claim cannot be verified.
But there may be one man out there who can pull off such a match. That man is Kenny Omega.
If that’s not impressed you (his opponent is a conscious human after all, not the inanimate object we’ve been discussing) then take a look at this:
There may be hope for broomstick fans yet.