YOUR TAKES STILL SUCK YOU MORON! WHY DONT YOU TAKE YOU THUMB OUT OF YOUR ASS WHEN TALKING ABOUT WCW. WHY IN THE HELL AM I WASTING MY TIME WITH A PETHETIC LOSER LIKE YOU? MAYBE IN THE HALL OF WISDOM, MY INQUIETUDE WILL HAVE A NEW MEANING, A NEW PERSEITY. YOUR THOUGHTS ARE MARKED BY SINUOSITY AND IGNORANCE. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEEN A LONG TIME VISITER TO THE DDT DIGEST AND HAVE TOLD MANY OF PEOPLE ABOUT IT. YOU CAN THANK ME AND ALL OF THE NUMORUS PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU POSSIBLE! YOU PSEUDOINTELLECTUAL!!!!
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I'm not sure if I'm putting too much into this but...if you watch Thunder's Jericho vs. Gonnad match, and you listen to Jericho's grunts when he delivers a kick or two... they sound an awful lot like Mankind's "rasha" noises when he does the same. Is this Jericho making a wcw vs. wwf statement? or just someone who watches TOO much wrestling have his imagination take over?
Aldo, Thanks as usual for the Thunder wrap-up. I was pretty ecstatic when they actually had a real tag team match, and announced it was the start of a tournament to determine new tag team chanmps. Tag matches have always been my favorite. It didn't even matter the participants were lower mid-card talent. It seems like a logical angle with the current Flair/Bischoff situation. They even mentioned that "Bischoff hates tag team wrestling", which appears to be true. I can only hope the belts will not be deep-sixed again when Bischoff inevitably regains the upper hand in the angle. I was disappointed they didn't talk about the tournament, i.e. how many teams, which ones, pairings, etc. But, wait, this is WCW, they probably don't know anything beyond the Saturday Night taping earlier in the week.
The glimpse of the Kaos/Bobby Eaton team (?) has me wondering. I guess I shouldn't hold out for a reteaming of Eaton with Jumpin' Joey Maggs (does anyone know if my favorite enhancement talent guy is still in WCW?).
I was very gratified to see Norman Smiley apparently set to start a fued with Chavo and Pepe. It's been great to see Smiley get something of a push lately. I think he's talented and has some charisma.
To me, Bobby Eaton was one of those guys that I didn't like as a younger wrestling fan, but have a lot of respect for now that I have a little more wrestling knowledge. His time has gone a while back, but it's good to see him wrestling in some limited form.
Oh yeah, is anyone else making an early comparison of this tag team tournament to that Cruiserweight "Tournament" a couple of years back to determine the first holder of that belt? I'm hoping there's no phantom matches this time around. If I knew any better, I'd keep track of such things. However, Bill beat me to the punch. :)
Just a note on how stupid the fake "cattle prod" is. As Hall was shocking people last night, other members of the NWO were holding the person getting shocked. Well there is a reason police officers don't use these things to control arrested subjects, human beings are great conductors of electricity. Not only would the person being hit with the prod get a jolt, but also anyone who was making contact with that person. Also the "prod" being used would stop a human's heart, it's made for going through the thick, less conducive, skin of a bovine. The amperage of that unit , if given for a prolonged period. would pop the eyes out of the socket. You can set the unit to make all kinds of pretty sparks and have no shock value at all.
I didn't think Thunder was all that bad, when you consider that it was basically a tool to set up all the new angles. They couldn't put that kind of crap on Monday, and nobody watches on Saturday. So Thursday gets to be soap opera night. And while the acting in the Raven soap opera may not have been good, they were all Oscar-worthy performances compared to the Goldberg/Elizabeth skit on Monday. I still think Kanyon is hilarious, especially in the Eddie Haskel role. I liked how, after "James" tapped him on the back, Kanyon jumped & did a flip into the pool.
Actually, you know what my main thought about all this is? It's what James Fullington's character is going to be like. Since WCW isn't as hardcore of a product as ECW, Fullington's character should be toned down somewhat. Look at Raven and Public Enemy (during their WCW stay) as examples of this.
Just as a side thought, wouldn't it be funny for Fullington to have the gimmick of smashing a carton of Silver King brand milk over his forehead and having a Pixy Stick in his mouth?
Chastity's real name is Denise (don't know her last name.) I know this from a Justin Credible promo on ECW TV where he was yelling at her for trying to dress attractively as opposed to her usual look where she would wear pants and sneakers. Along with Lupus, she was one of Raven's valets in the final version of Raven's Nest in ECW. (Yep, a valet named for a disease and another named for a condition meaning "no sex." Raven sure knows how to name 'em.) Some months after Raven left ECW, she managed Paul Diamond in his brief unsuccessful run in late '97/early '98. Diamond feuded with Al Snow, jobbed a lot, drew no heat, and was dropped.
BTW, the whole business with The Sandman is idiotic. In ECW, Raven and Sandman fought in bloody no-rope barbed-wire matches. Raven brought Sandman's wife (Lori Fullington) and son (Tyler Fullington) into the Nest and would have Tyler hit Sandman with a Singapore cane. It was a brutal, ugly feud. I wish they would just let Sandman be Sandman and have him take out Raven, Kanyon and the NWO with his Singapore cane. I would love to see Konnan's reaction to The Sandman, since Sandman beat the crap out of Konnan at ECW House Party '96, causing Konnan to leave ECW no long after that.
I hate Raven and I hate his booking decisions.
One of the biggest topics of wrestling boards and chats has been the upcoming Sting makeover. But has no one noticed the Hogan makeover? Remember the way he was dressed on Nitro? Not the typical Hogan wardrobe. And tonight on Thunder, he had the big jeans, Tennis Shoes and cool Plaid shirt working. Hogan had to screw the look up with Harley Davidson printed on the hoody, but the makeover is apparent. I think that was the whole plan, have Hogan leave so that he can be made over. He even said "Wolfpac in the House!" He said it with absolutely no emotion, but it was still surprising. This Nash-Hogan NWO Wolfpac might be pretty good after all.
The Good: Certainly better than last week. Although nothing really stood out here, Norman Smiley gave a good performance. It's also nice to see Wrath's Death Penalty for old time's sake.
The Bad: It would be nice to see a match in the tag team tournament or a Thunder main event end cleanly.
The Ugly: Tonight's show was two hours long and had seven matches. Last Monday's Nitro was an hour longer and also had seven matches. Something's wrong with this picture.