I rather not call them "fake sorrows" because I'm sure most of these fans are really showing sympathy and respect. Sure, they could just be part of the bandwagon, but it's still a show of respect. I don't mind the bandwagon too much, but as long as they mean it, it's good. For any wrestling fan, a wrestler's death would affect us in some way. We could use the saying "You don't know what you have until it's gone". I believe that most fans believe in "Respect All Wrestlers", regardless, their strong opinions on wrestlers. I truly think that most of these fans mean what they say because Umaga was still relevant in today's wrestling era. He was still active, so it's surprising and shocking that he passed away. If you haven't noticed, it seems as if the Umaga questions are slowing down.
Test's death was different as he wasn't active, however, fans and non-fans still came and paid their respects. It didn't matter whether it "sucked" or was the "best", what matter was paying tribute to a fallen wrestler (or an idol, hero, inspiration, etc. to many). After all, these are wrestlers who have put their bodies on the line to entertain us. Yes, most of us might be an "Anti-Cena" or "Pro-Orton", but I guarantee that if one of them were to pass, people will pay their respects. Of course, they're those trolls and idiots who just want to cause problems or have different beliefs, but there's not that much that can compare to people who actually care and take a person's death seriously.
1. I'm probably not going to answer straight and might be out of line, but my favorite storyline was his undefeated streak going into the WWE Championship picture against John Cena. When John Cena ended his streak at one of the Pay Per Views. Then Umaga "injured" John Cena on one of the RAW episodes (I think) and went on to have a great match with Cena at Royal Rumble. The whole storyline of him being undefeated and losing to John Cena in a "fluke" way, then Umaga retaliating in causing damage to Cena, but Cena still winning was just amazing. I don't know if my answer is an actual storyline, but my head is kind of all over the place.
Apart from that, my favorite angle would be when he demolished Steve-O and Chris Pontius from the Jackass show. I mean he tore them apart and the crowd LOVED it. It's one of my favorite moments of him and one I'll remember. After he did his splash on Chris, he yelled out the "Cheeeeehooooo" chant that we yell out. He actually got a nice reaction for beating those two down. I have many favorites, but I'll leave it to these two moments.
2. Besides Umaga, I would have to say Owen. He was my older brother's favorite wrestler and my favorite Hart of the family. I miss his character and personality and just how he was. I remember on one of the Slammy Awards, I think he stole one of them and claimed it to be his. Then he did a promo on Bret basically saying he's better than him and all that good stuff. I always found Owen to be better than Bret, but that's just my opinion. I miss his charisma and his attitude on camera. I admit, I'm not a fan of the "Blue Blazer" gimmick, but all his other gimmicks he's portrayed, even from The Rocket, was great.
3. That's true. There are times I forget that wrestlers are human or any athlete or actor, etc. are. Heath Ledger being one of my favorite actors, when he passed, I was just stunned. I always thought he was "untouchable". The same goes for any wrestler, whether it's a death or injury. When a wrestler dies, I always think that they're bullet proof and can keep going non stop. I keep suspending my disbelief since it's what we normally do for Pro Wrestling and I end up making a habit of it where deaths will shut me down completely and it would affect me. It's something I hate knowing because we always talk about our future and dreams, but we tend to forget that none of us are going to live forever.
4. Honestly, I have no idea. I eat anything when I'm hungry. I guess Spaghetti.
5. Nope. So.Cal won't get snow. Exception is Big Bear and all those lucky mountains.