Am I the only one who felt a bit sad that Brian Pillman wasn't mentioned on Nirto or Raw? A simple mention. And it was Monday Night. I thought, at least they will mention it in passing. I didn't expect a video tribute. Though that would be nice. What happened to the tribute videos both WWF and WCW were producing? Oh well, another example of an industry forgetting somebody who gave his all...
Hehe.... Wade. You have GOT to make the Triple Threat match into a Four Corners match... you included the 'Man's Man' (Regal) and the 'Ladies' Man' (Venis) and the 'Manly Woman' (Chyna), but you forgot the 'Womanly Man' (Goldust!).
Notice how Psychosis never truly got up when Eddie offered him the LWO shirt until the very end and then put it on, then fell to one knee again?
I would consider Nitro (no matter how lame it was otherwise) a complete success since Psychosis hurt himself yet again during a match....
I was studying some vocabulary words for my psychology class, (why I need to take psych to become a fish and game warden I have no idea.) and I came across the term PSYCHOSIS in my psychology book! The definition of psychosis is a disturbance caused by unresolved conflicts that is so great that the person can no longer deal with reality.
Well, you may have known this already, but it made my day. It was the only interesting thing I have learned in college so far.
I'm a paraplegic and I AM NOT offended by the Buff Bagwell angle. If you think about it logically, his heelish use of the SPI (spinal cord injury) is really the only way he could stay in the spotlight. Bischoff couldn't have Buff rolling out in a wheelchair every Nitro crying and forgiving everyone of every bad thing they've ever done. That would get old a lot faster than luring Rick Steiner into a false sense of security, and perpetually jumping out of ambulences.
If he wasn't using it as an angle, he would have to dissappear until he was able to wrestle again. This way he still earns a paycheck. Just thought you might like to hear my two bits worth.
Was it just me, or did nobody else notice Scott Hall's "drunken" remark to Kevin Nash Monday. He said, "Give me a double, and make it a six to go." A reference to the firing of Sean Waltman, a SYXX to go? Ehhhh.....probably not.
At Ohio State's Homecoming Bash the cheerleaders were doing a routine. In it the school mascot, Brutus the Buckeye, knocks out all of the other team's mascots. Typical, right?
Well in this case the Minnesota mascot started messing around with Brutus, and they started to fight. This was expected, as we are playing Minnesota Saturday.
But here is where it got interesting. Brutus knocks the Minnesota guy down, and grabs his legs. Brutus then flips him over into a Boston Crab!!!!! I was laughing my ass off, but then Brutus dug in and the poor Minnesota guy started squirming. Brutus finally let him out, but then he dropped a wicked elbow on the guy and he stayed down.
Brutus then looked up to the crowd, and then gave the Diamond Cutter sign. When the other guy got up, Brutus nailed him with a Diamond Cutter. And, as if that was not enough, when the Minnesota guy made it to his feet, Brutus speared him. And this was no sissy spear, it actually made Brutus' buckeye head come off.
The cheerleaders hurry and put his mask back on, and then they stood and raised his hand. Funny stuff.
This is why I watch wrestling alone, and with the door locked:
About a month ago, I was watching wrestling with my son, who is 3 and sits transfixed by the action, and my wife who likes wrestling as much as a Menudo concert. Her parents and my parents happened to be over, playing bridge in the next room.
When I try to remember the details, they are hazy, but it all stemmed from comments made by my wife disparaging the great talent of La Parka, the largest of the luchadors. Anyway, we both stood up, arguing, and we started trading blows, until I slowed her with an eye rake. While doubled over, she landed the lowest of blows. As I recovered, she started doing a kind of Alex Wright-type dance, with some piped in techno (seemingly coming from the A/C vent), much to the delight of my son, who was cheering his mommy.
My wife grabbed me and lifted me up into a belly-to-belly suplex, and as I hit the floor, I heard my son tell my wife, "Nice sidewalk slam, Mommy!" What a Schiavone mark this kid is! Anyway, she started paintbrushing me, and then whipped me into the corner of the room. I totally smashed the little table for the phone, and then looked at my wife talking some Spanish to my son for some incredibly cheap heat.
I got to my knees and hulked up in the corner of the room. I floored her with a sudden clothesline, and powerbombed her in the middle of the carpet as I started some posing of my own. My son threw a beer on me. All of a sudden, I am getting beat on, as I notice my in-laws coming to their daughter's aid.
My father-in-law DDT'ed me, got me up on his shoulders, and my mother-in-law came off the top of the armoire and Frankensteinered me, again, much to the delight of my son. So, my in-laws are really giving me a whupping, aided by my wife, and all of a sudden, I see my dad run in, a house-o-fire followed by my Mom, and clean house.
As my wife is getting beat down, she said of my Dad, "Jeez, what moves for a guy with such a short and stocky physique!". So, after about 5 minutes of pure carnage in the living room for my side of the family, my Dad, Mom, and I raised our own hands in victory, posing for my son, who was still booing us. After he told me to "Suck it", I gave him a diamond cutter and sent him to bed.
This is my story....
To the best of my memory, the Over the Hill Gang evolved when 'Skins coach George Allen declared "The future is now," and traded away the young Redskins talent for proven veterans. The team did fairly well for a couple of years, but when they crashed, they crashed hard. Having traded away the future of the team, they were up a creek when all of their older players retired or declined in skills. Adding insult to injury, the other NFL teams were that much better, having snapped up the young talent in exchange for their declining older players.
If you haven't seen where I'm going with this yet, here it is. Over the past few years, WCW has picked up quite a few 80s stars who are arguably at or near the end of their careers. Recently, they have picked up WWF castoffs Davey Boy Smith, Jim Neidhart, Brian Adams, and even Bret Hart (though he is still a great wrestler, he is certainly approaching the down-slope of his career). Add to that Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Jim Duggan, Hulk Hogan, and even though it pains me to say it, Ric Flair, and you can see the comparisons to the Over the Hill Gang. And this overabundance of aging veterans is causing the future stars to have their development into the main-eventers of the future retarded. In addition, WCW has let younger talents like Sean "X-Pac" Waltman and Steve Regal get away and over to the competition. The WWF is benefitting from this by having the freedom to develop wrestlers who will lead their promotion into the years to come. I don't think that WCW can afford to lose a Guerrero, Benoit, Jericho, or even Disco Inferno to the WWF at this stage in the game.
My point, and I do have one, is that I think that WCW should re-evaluate their philosophy. True, the established veterans may be keeping them on-top/competitive in the short term, but I have a feeling that, like those Redskins of yore, when the decline comes, it will be swift, debilitating, and the WWF will be reaping the benefits.
No dark matches again for this Monday Nitro, however this is what you didn't see on TV:[Note from Bill: Sorry, no JPGs this week. Had a power outage for a fraction of a second during the day, and that shut off the cable converter. The VCR taped three hours of static.]
Thumbs up and Thumbs down:
- Penzer made the announcement that Gonad (oops I mean Konan) will be making a personal appearance in the area on Tuesday, the crowd soundly booed. Guess there isn't much "Ariba" in "La Raza" in Minneapolis.
- In the commercial break following the Warrior being spray painted by the nWo, (which by the way recieved one of the biggest pops of the night!) he was walking up the ramp and the Giant appeared. The Warrior clotheslined the Giant to the floor, which received the biggest pop Warrior's gotten in a long time.
- That was blood coming from Horace's bald head. From my vantage point I did not see him blade.
- Candidate for Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura was NOT in attendance. Ventura was banned by WCW from the Target Center. At the last Nitro held in Minneapolis, Ventura and his supporters brought their own camera crew into the arena and distracted the crowd on numerous occasions from the event that night. Uncle Eric was none to pleased with The Body's actions and used his real power to keep him out. However Ventura's supporters were in full force distributing posters, bumper stickers and pamphlets to fans as they entered the arena.
For the DDP/Goldberg run in. Everyone in the crowd was yelling to "let them go!" Good job of building heat between two faces before the PPV.
The Crowd for doing the wave during the Rey Jr./Kidman match. This was a GREAT match despite Rey Jr. not being anywhere near his old self. The Vikings have the same complaint for the crowd doing the same and making too much noise while they are on offense.
Cheap Pop of the Night:
Michael Buffer mentioning the 6-0 Minnesota Vikings during the commercial break.
Biggest Pop of the Night:
For the Ric Flair/Mayor of Minneapoliss/John Randle/Kirby Puckett segment. To have Minnesota sports legends Randle, Puckett AND Flair in the ring at the same time was a dream come true for every Minnesota sports fan. Not too mention seeing Bischoff's car being towed was downright hilarious!
The Warrior, nuff said.
Tie - Scott Steiner/Kitty Be Badd. I guess cheap heat is the best heat.
Despite one of Hogan's best segments in months, a loud "boring" chant was in full force.
Ray H. for having great seats but forgetting his camera....doh!