Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 | 2:01 p.m.
Kyle Busch assumed the role of the heel during his appearance as host -- along with NASCAR Nationwide Series teammate Joey Logano -- on "WWE Monday Night Raw" last night.
Now there's a reach.
Anyway, it wasn't long after Busch and Logano drove their stock cars right into the HSBC Arena in Buffalo before he turned Bad Guy.
First, the Las Vegas lead foot said he sided with Big Show, a real WWE heel. When the crowd booed, Young Kyle really got its dander up.
"This city hasn't made it to the playoffs since Hulkamania," he said in reference to the Bills' football futility and former pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan. "Then you go in and bring T.O. (Terrell Owens) and what's he done?"
Then Busch suggested that Buffalo become part of Canada.
"What? WHAT!" the WWE announcers yucked it up as only WWE announcers can yuck it up.
When Chris Jericho brought over a trophy for Busch to inspect, Young Kyle turned up his nose.
"I've (got) 58 of those," he sniffed.
Later, in the studio, the two drivers did another choreographed spot with a wrestling babe who sort of reminded me of Miss Elizabeth and a wrestler who looked nothing at all like The Crusher.
The Crusher (real name: Reginald Lisowski) claimed he ran along the waterfront in Milwaukee toting a giant full beer barrel on each shoulder for strength and that he would dance all night with Polish barmaids to increase his stamina.
If you grew up in a Polish neighborhood in Chicago and were 12 years old, this is why you loved The Crusher.