The MTV Ultimate Video Bash - Saturday, 05/09/98
By Concept19 with help from James Troupe
- Just when you thought is was safe to watch listen to music, the World Wrestling Federation brings THE RETURN OF THE ROCK 'N WRESTLING CONNECTION!?!
- Wait a second there's Tony, Larry, and Savage...what are they doing there? Unless, oh, no!! It's WCW!!!
- THE CONCEPT: WCW wrestlers represent music videos.
The fans call a 900-number for .95 cents to vote on a winner.
The winner continues until the ultimate video champion is crowned.
- THE PROBLEM: The event is outside in the rain!!!
2000 fans with free tickets are standing in the rain to watch their favorite wrestlers talk about music for three hours?? It looks like a baseball game being rained out. The place is set up to hold 2000 people, and only about 50 are braving it out in the rain.
- Quote of the evening, from Larry Zybszko, about a fat lady in the crowd with an umbrella. "She looks like a 300-pound Mary Poppins."
- Round 1 highlights:
- The only real wrestling match was: Public Enemy (LLCoolJ) over High Voltage (Will Smith). The ring was too wet for any more wrestling.
- Booker T (Cannabis) over Barry Darsow (Run DMC)
- DDP (Van Halen) over Brad Armstrong (Metallica)
- The battle of the Davids: Hugh Morrus (David Lee Roth) over Sick Boy (David Bowie)
- Ultimo Dragon (Madonna) over Kidman (Salt 'n Pepa)
- Battle for Seattle: Raven (Hole) over Glacier (Pearl Jam)
- Second round:
- Booker T (Cannabis) defeats Public Enemy (LLCoolJ)
- DDP w/Kimberly (Van Halen) defeats Hugh Morrus w/Jimmy Hart (David Lee Roth)
- Raven (Hole) defeats Ultimo Dragon (Madonna)
- Raven, noting that if Hole lost, he would get to go home, asked the viewers to vote for Madonna
- Because of the rain the second round was cut, so Raven goes on to the finals.
- Third round:
- DDP (Van Halen) defeats Booker T. (Cannabis)
- Well, surprise, surprise, DDP vs Raven in the finals. I swear I didn't see that one coming!!!
- Final round:
- DDP (Van Halen) defeats Raven (Hole)
- Raven refused to come out, so he sent Kidman in his place.
- DDP is awarded the "MTV Belt".
- Kidman tries to take it, so DDP gave the Diamond Cutter to Kidman. Raven snuck up with the stop sign and cowbell on a rope, but DDP saw him coming. The wind up being Raven being hung by the rope (where have we seen that before?).
- The show ends with Raven smiling because of the pain.
- Because of the rain, the three hour show was cut to two hours. A mercy killing. Thank God!!! I've always believed the rock and wrestling was against the laws of nature this proves as the event washes out.