I'm thinking that, with nWo Monday Nitro, they're going to need some new angles to keep viewers interested. How about recycling the ill-fated "Candyman" Brad Armstrong gimmick? Can't you just see the new, kid-friendly nWo member, "Ice Cream" Konnan?
"Arriba La Sprinkles!"
I thought you might be interested in a tidbit I caught last night on Nitro. People -- yourself included -- have long lambasted Glacier's inordinately long entrance. Usually his matches are longer, though not by much, than his introductions. Not last night. I taped the first fifteen minutes of the replay of Nitro just to check which was longer: the entrance or the match.
Here are the numbers:
SQUASH: 1:00 (exactly sixty seconds--more like 1:00.00)
For those who have been waiting for Glacier to do some serious jobbing, last night's match was the equivalent of nirvana. I can't think of a more thorough, more timely job than last night's match. In his tacky blue and gray costume, standing next to Goldberg, Glacier looked more like a wintry version of Doink the Clown than a serious "martial-arts" expert (or whatever). That shoulder tackle, on the taped slow-mo replay on my VCR, looked truly painful (the risks of jobbing to a guy right out of wrestling school). Nevertheless, I can't say that I have any particular malice toward the man. I guess that it isn't his fault that WCW gave him such a stupid gimmick and a totally inappropriate push. At least he is doing the job. Of course, his push would have more appropriate if it had been given to bonafide workers such as Mortis, Chris Benoit, Buff Bagwell, or Disco Inferno. But at least Arn Anderson never had to job to Glacier. In any case, "the push" is indeed over. Hopefully, WCW's bookers will learn that a push, no matter how strong, does little good to something that doesn't have any wheels.
Scoops had an interview with Glacier, and the interviewer asked him when he'd be coming to the Internet. I'll assume that's referring to a Glacier web page. Man, that is scary! Based on his entrance, can you imagine how long it would take his page to download?
Enjoyed Chan & Charlie's Nitro report! The funniest thing I saw last night that they did not mention was at the beginning of the DDP/Jericho match when a shot of Mr. & Mrs Chief Jay Strongbow was shown. As Jericho was entering the ring, Strongbow's wife turned to the Chief & appeared to say, "Who is that?", to which Chief Jay shrugged his shoulders and said "I don't know." Gotta love live TV!
That page is either a tribute to, or the creation of, two independent filmmakers/performance artists (forget their names, sorry), who made a documentary detailing the proliferation of copies of an old (judging from the fact that said sticker mentions the Brain as his manager, early-to-mid 80s, anyway) sticker picturing Andre (if the original was a WWF product, Titan ought to sue, damn it, they need to make the dough Chuck Austin scammed off them back) called "Andre the Giant Has a Posse".
Interesting little flick, actually, but no real connection to the sport. So, it's neither a tribute (although in the film, one of its creators mentions he was a fan) or a crass commercial enterprise (I mean, we all know modern artists are above that. :) )