I'd start by telling you how great your Nitro report is, but I start every email to you that way. Don't want to fall into a Konnan rut.
Anyway, you made a mistake. Horace's real name isn't Horace Bollea, it's Mike Bollea. A friend of mine works out with him sometimes at a local gym, and says he's an incredibly nice guy (and, with any luck, he'll introduce me to Hogan and I'll be main eventing every PPV despite a complete lack of ring ability).
Also, I noticed something odd: when Hogan first attacked Horace, Stevie Ray joined in by kicking the ex-Flocker in the head. But then a second later as Giant tried to pull Hogan away, Stevie Ray also tried to break the beating up. I think someone didn't read their script backstage.
And one more thing: Chucky made an appearance on last week's Saturday Night Live as a special correspondent on Weekend Update. It was lame, but it was a mere suckdrop in an ocean of Suckicity compared to that embarassment last week. Maybe Buff will get Tickle Me Elmo to tag with him against Chucky and BPP.
In response to Monday Nitro (10/19), I'm surprised you didn't even mention how Bischoff ragged on AA. I was suffocating in laughter when he called big Arn a Waffle House permanent resident. "His wife and kids will be eating grits and day old waffles"....it was so good.
On that note, I'd like to say that the whole Bischoff angle is comic genius. It's in the same spirit of arrogance that made Andy Kaufman great. He's over the top, like Cobra Commander, but not in an overly cheesy sense, like prancing about in the "darkness" or drinking blood. The way he plays the audience is fantastic. Poetry in motion.
And about the Rey Mysterio Jr. match...what was up with that? It was like watching a Heavy-Weight match with one or two complex moves every five or ten minutes. It just seemd to move so slow, without the intensity that it needed. It just seems like I remember Rey being a hell of a lot faster than that...is it the knee?
Bischoff has been at his best during this Horseman angle, I think. He was stuck in a rather irrelevant role, not drawing much interest at all, but I think he's onto something here. The hatred he's getting from the fans when he attacks the Horsemen is quite good, and he seems to be willing to put himself in a lesser position for the greater good of the angle, which is heartening. I'll be interested to see how this turns out.
As for Rey, I'm pretty sure his knee is still hurt, thus necessitating both the slower pace and a new finisher - he's using a top-rope Frankensteiner instead of the Springboard Hurricanrana now.
I know about Silver King, but should be fooled by Hector Garza's stocky physique? How about El Dandy? Or La Parka? Without Tenay, I don't know what to think!
Ok, for future reference, I'll try to provide the following helpful clues:
|Be Fooled||Don't Be Fooled|
|El Dandy||Silver King|
|La Parka||Hector Garza|
|Villano V||Villano IV|
There'll be a quiz later.
Just try to tell me WCW bookers aren't smart.
PROBLEM 1 - People can't tell which luchadores are on which team
SOLUTION - LWO comes with uniforms.
PROBLEM 2 - Hard to build heat between two faces for a championship match
SOLUTION - Jericho instigates both men... and has been instigating Goldberg for over a month now. Maybe just to set up this run-in (in addition to being really funny).
PROBLEM 3 - Has been rambling psychopath in federation
SOLUTION - Big ol' chokeslam
As a side note, Wrath hit that flying shoulder block from a standing position. Wow.
my bud and i can't believe you missed perhaps the funniest thing on Nitro when Kanyon got the mike before his match with Jobber Power Scott Putski, after his "Everybody...Nobody" exchange, he said the funniest thing:
"...Hit Obi-Wan-Jabronie's music"
then Putski cam out in (as you so elegantly refer to it) Steven Regal's old outfit
oh...me and the guys i watch wrestling with are thinking about sending in a NITRO party where we watch Nitro and, during each match, discuss about 20 or so ways they could make the match interesting and/or the storyline better
that never really interferes since Schiavone never talks about the matches either
Damnit! I want to be Obi-Wan Jabrone!
Hey, I go to Northwestern. At first, when I got here, I was a little gloomy, being away from home and all. That was until I went to eat.
You see, I get milk everyday in the cafeteria. And what, you ask, is the brand name I see every day on the milk machine? None other than Silver King. So every time I go to replenish my body's calcium, I think of that dumpy luchadore with the rope font writing on his butt, and a little smile cracks across my face. Nevermind the guy next to me looking at me like I'm some kind of psycho. Thanks, Silver King, for making me happy.
"Silver King - that's something my body needs anyway. I like that."
Hey Wade, I was bored at work, like usual, and came up with this.
Here are my top 10 Beatles songs which would make good entrance music for WCW personalities...
- 10. "Nowhere Man" - Glacier (Gla-who?)
- 9. "Yellow Submarine" - Alex Wright (I won't go there...)
- 8. "We Can Work It Out" - Eric Bischoff/Ric Flair (C'mon, guys! Give peace a chance!)
- 7. "Help!" - Psychosis (No one jobs like poor, poor Psychosis)
- 6. "I am the Walrus" - Hulk Hogan (Man, with that yellow 'stache and receding hairline...)
- 5. "Carry That Weight" - Steve McMichael (Two words for you Mongo...One is Slim, the other is Fast)
- 4. "Honey Pie" - Spice (mmmmmmm, Spice)
- 3. "Revolution" - Eddy Guerrero (LWO, not OwN! Viva la revolucion!)
- 2. "When I'm 64" - Hulk Hogan (64 in about 2 months. Hey, he gets too much time on Nitro, and here too!)
and the number one Beatles Song that would make for fitting entrance music is....
- 1. "Yesterday" - Warrior/Disciple (I really did like both of these guys about 10-15 years ago...)
WHERE OH WHERE HAS YOUR LITTLE HEAD GONE WHERE OH WHERE HAS IT GONE. GO TO HECK YOU ARSEHOLE
Also from the PPV center, I admit, I just couldn't bring myself to order Halloween Havoc last night. I was, however, pretty happy to see that they put the Hogan/Warrior match on BEFORE the World Title match. The cynic in me says that it's so Hogan could get his match in before 11pm(EST) hit and cable companies turned into pumpkins, but who knows?
I caught the last hour-and-a-half of the show on the internet broadcast, with Lee Marshall, Mark Madden, and Deli Boy, and was not impressed. They used the word "shoot" so much I thought I was listening to "DDP's Greatest Hits." Plus, they had the nerve to say that DDP/Goldberg was as good as matches like Flair/Steamboat, etc. Now, I admit that I didn't see the match, but it didn't look like one for the ages from the internet simulcast. Good? Yes. Entertaining? Yes. Classic? Nope.
The Giant was either a Hide-And-Seek champion or he's had Ninja training, because somehow Kevin Nash missed a 7'+ 530 (?) pound man sneaking around his dressing room.