Ahoy, Aldo. I have a follow up response to a letter about a resturaunt in Tampa called 'Crabby Bill's.'
Two years ago, I lived in Tampa for about a year. WCW came once, for a Nitro during the state fair. Anyway, after that Nitro, the next day I went to Crabby Bill's, and saw the great Tito Santana (yes, TITO SANTANA) sitting in the booth behind mine. Suprisingly he speaks really good English. I asked him how to teach me the Flying Forearm and he laughed.
Anyway, then I went to the Tampa resturaunt 'Bushwhacker's Down Under'. It was somebody's birthday, and Luke and Butch celebrate birthdays by coming out and nailing you with a famous Bushwacker head lick.
Remind me NOT to go there when I have my birthday.
Since you are doing the next Nitro report, I figured I'd send you this St. Louis Nitro tidbit:
During Ric Flair's tirade this past Monday, he displayed his knowledge of local wrestling legends (as he does at each WCW stop) by referring to Bruiser Brody and Dick the Bruiser. It was a great bit, but slightly incorrect. In St. Louis, Brody wrestled as King Kong Brody, the result of Dick the Bruiser beating the name out of him in the seventies. Also, while "Bruiser" Brody seemed to have the reputation of an uncaring, "bounty hunter" type, King Kong Brody was a huge babyface here.
Lex Luger's "3 Package" moves are:
- Atomic Drop
- Flying Forearm
- Torture Rack
P.S. I know because these are the moves he has on WCW Nitro for PC.
I doubt you care to hear this but I thought it was worthy of sharing. One of my neices birthdays was the 26th and we had a party for her this weekend. My neice just happens to be 4 this year and when asked how old she is she held up 4 fingers and said "this many". Seeing the 4 raised fingers made me think of Ric Flair so I taught her to say "whoooooooo!!!" whenever she told anyone how old she was. The highlight of my Christmas weekend was seeing my niece do a 4-Horseman impression whenever anyone asked her how old she was.
Long Live Flair, whooooooo!!
The wrestler that used to tag with Brady Boone, I believe, was Ken Patera. I could be mistaken, but on most wrestling related subjects I usually get it right. I have been a big wrestling mark for about 15 years or so. Brady Boone was either Billy Jack Haynes cousin or nephew. I am not quite sure which it was because they started an angle involving their relationship once. Someone attacked Brady and Ken Patera and Billy Jack came out and saved him. The angle was pretty much dropped after one revenge match. Brady Boone was actually a very good wrestler who used many of the high flying moves that are used today. I loved to watch him wrestle, he just always lost. Thought you might like to have this info.
The Good: The show lagged after the LWO/Rey/Kidman tag team match, but the ending was more than worth it. Kudos to Eric Bischoff for placing his pride on the shelf and putting his most loyal worker over.
The Bad: If there's anything bad to say, it would be too much Mean Gene and having Brian Adams in the second-to-last match.
The Ugly: Bischoff needs a tan.
Bill's arena report: