I don't know if you noticed, but on Nitro this week, while showing stills from the DDP/ Malone v Hogan/Rodman (which were oddly more exciting than the match itself) Tony discussed Hogan's role in the match: "Hollywood Hogan really turned up the heat in the match: chokeholds AND elbow drops!" Sadly, for Hogan this is pretty much true.
And I bet Hogan likes both kinds of music . . . Country AND Western!
Hey, I don't know if you are into votes or anything, but I just gotta say, when Hogan dropped Bagwell over in his wheelchair, that was my all time favorite act I have seen in 15 years of watching wrestling! This was by far the most brilliant, evil, dastardly deed and I think it was perfect for Hogan. There should be more of these kinds of things, don't you think?
I may be kinda jaded, but that didn't shock me as much as it should have. Maybe writing all of these reports makes me look at things like that in a more analytical, rather than emotional, way, or maybe it's the fact that Hogan looked like a girl when he pushed Bagwell's wheelchair over (I'm serious! That was laaaame!), but it didn't get much of a rise out of me.
How unlike when Jim Cornette threw fire in Ron Garvin's face back in the 80s. That 'bout gave me a heart attack when it happened! However, I can't remember any other details about when that happened. Anyone care to fill me in?
A few observations about last week's Nitro, if you will. (A brief Gordon Solie impression, if you will.)
Say what you want about Bischoff, but he can sell refrigerators to Eskimos. The main event: Goldberg vs. Hennig.
8 minutes of intros
20 second staredown
10 seconds of Hennig jawing and face slap
20 seconds of retaliation and spear
10 seconds of jackhammer and 1-2-3
1 minute for Goldberg to walk to the pyrotechnics
A 10 minute main event that consisted of 30 seconds of "wrestling" and I'll bet 90% of the fans in attendance went home happy and 90% of the viewers at home said "What a great match! Goldberg rules!"
Kind of sad when Hennig's best move of the night is throwing his towel in the air with one hand and catching it with the other. Why didn't Schiavone say "Hennig is literally throwing the towel".
Too bad Saturn and Kanyon aren't getting the money or push that's being wasted on Hogan, Hall, Leslie, etc. While Raven took a number of rest breaks during the three-way match, Saturn and Kanyon went all out from beginning to end. They had more action in four minutes than Hogan's had in four years.
I watched Worldwide today (Sunday) and they showed stills of Goldberg defeating Hogan. I can understand showing stills from a pay-per-view. But stills from a regular cable show that aired two weeks ago? What, is there going to be a video for sale of that telecast? Oh yeah, I forgot, refrigerators to Eskimos.
Idea for the U.S. Belt: Have J.J. say Goldberg must relinquish the U.S. belt because a wrestler can't hold two singles belts simultaneously. A tournament is held and guess who wins: Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho, who finds yet another little known stipulation that DOES allow a wrestler to hold two singles belts at the same time. I know it won't happen, but I think that would be a great angle and showcase Jericho's talents as a heel.
Anyone know why Hogan lets Scott hall wear Black & Red nWo labels on his tights? Isn't that a bad thing? It's such an obvious flub, perhaps it's supposed to be some sort of dumb mockery.
It's probably either an oversight, the fact that Hall likes red and black wrestling outfits, or a prelude to a Hall/Nash reunion.
I was watching WCW Worldwide Today and Lee marshall announced during an interview with Alex Wright that WCW is going to the Goodwill Games next Sunday, July 26 in New York. It starts at 3:00 pm. Some matches announced were: WCW Heavyweight Champion Goldberg vs Curt Hennig, Chris Jericho vs Dean Malenko and Disco Inferno vs Alex Wright.
But....but Wright and Disco are PARTNERS! They can't FIGHT each other.... ;-)
I was watching Nitro the other night, and one thing struck me that was odd about Konnan's finisher, "The Tequila Sunrise"- It's a Half Boston Crab! That's it! Besides turning the opponent over first by dragging the arm, there is no difference.
So that got me thinking, thinking about other wrestlers who's finishing move is pretty ineffective looking. And the first name that comes to mind is the Barbarian. I find it hard to believe that anybody could lose to "The Kick of Fear". I mean, Kevin Nash does that every match as a regular move!
Rick Martel has finished many a match with an (eek!) vertical suplex. Curt Henning should really find a better move than the fisherman's suplex. And let's not forget about Disco Inferno, who's Chartbuster just cannot hurt! Look at it! It can't!
And oh yes, Hulk Hogan (I refuse to call him Hollywood). "The Leg Drop of Doom"! One might expect the biggest name in wrestling ever to have a different and better finisher than Psychosis.
It is usually the finisher that makes the wrestler. I don't like Goldberg as a wrestler, but I like the Jackhammer. I love Raven as a wrestler, because of the DDT. Those two moves really hurt.
Ah, young grashopper, you have stumbled upon one of the mysteries of the ages. One man's finisher is every other man's "normal" hold.
It's not a "game" in the strictest sense of the word - you don't play against the computer - but it's fun to run your circuit the way "it ought to be." I can't tell you how satisfying it is to have your own champions. I'll give you a hint about my World Champion in my TNM fed I run - his name rhymes with "Brad Armstrong"
When I got to the E Center, everybody was waiting outside. They were letting people with floor seats in a different door. It took over an hour for me to get in.
25 minutes or so before the show, Dave Penzer announces we will have three main events. The third wasn't on Nitro, and it was Goldberg and The Giant. Goldberg was down about 3 minutes of the 3 1/2 minute match, but he sprung up from a chokeslam, and speared, then Jackhammered the Giant. Goldberg obviously had the louest pop, but out of the matches on TV, the Wolfpac got everybody bouti bouti. Hogan had a positive reaction (until he bad mouthed Karl Malone), and so did Eddy, until they found out he was wrestling K-Dog, with the Big Dawg.
The best part of the show was before the Giant/Goldberg match. Giant lit up his cigarette. Even good ol' wrestling fans in Utah didn't like that, so Buff said "Shut the hell up". He really got a reaction out of the fans.
Nitro really tones down the sound on TV, because during half of the interviews, you couldn't hear a word that was said in the E Center.
During one commercial, Penzer pointed at a sign a lady had that said something about wanting to marry Goldberg. Later on, the same lady had a sign that said she was pregnant with Goldberg's baby. Penzer said "Mickey J wants your number". Another guy had a sign saying he left his wife for Nitro. That might have been on TV. There were a group of people about eight rows back away from the floor with "Free Flair" shirts.
I'd have to say it was a great show, except for the nWo late night, (where I left for Raven t-shirts, and Nitro Girls posters) the lack of "Whoo" chants whenever somebody gave a chop, and the Powers/Norton match. No crowd involvement. It really could have used Arn Anderson. I still haven't seen it on TV. My car stalled in the parking lot, and I couldn't get home for most of the replay. If anyone has a tape, please e-mail me.