If you happen to watch the Feb. 20th and/or the 27th shows on TBS, look for a WWW.DDTDIGEST.COM sign. Depending on whether or not I bring additional "gear" with me, look for a short guy getting kicked out by the "Anti-Free Speech Squad," aka security. :)
I agree, the CONTENDERS ad is hilarious. Also, the Battletanx ad with the Snuggles teddy bear getting ripped put me on the floor. They are in the same league with the Lee jeans BUDDLY LEE, MAN OF ACTION ads. Oh, yeah, there was a wrestling show on too, wasn't there? Nor-man Smi-ley's semi-push continues (good), the nWo seems to be pulling Disco's chain (okay), the nWo spoils another tag tournament match (bad) and Hogan graces Thunder with his presence (ugly). Sorry to paraphrase your usual wrap-up. I guess WCWSN will be the only show where the tag matches get completed, or Hogan won't show his face. At least Thunder and WCWSN seems to spend more time on matches in the ring than Nitro.
By the way, catch TNN's Roller Jam JAM tonight. I remember the Roller Derby when I was a kid in the 60's, and last week's special was nice, with lots of old footage and interviews with some of the old stars. Haven't seen anything about a TNN wrestling show to go with it, though. That idea may have been abandoned.
Wouldn't it be neat to see Bobby Eaton get one more tag title before he retires? Not much of a chance of that, I guess, but it's nice to see him get to do something other than put someone else over. Thanks for the weekly update.
Roller Jam... that reminds me of a show back in the late 80s called Rollergames. It was basically choreographed roller-derby action featuring three face teams (T-Birds, Rockers, Hot Flash) and three heel teams (Violators, Bad Attitude, and Maniacs).
To sum up how the game worked, the designated skater for each team in each 45-second session (games lasted four rounds with I think 5-6 minutes per round) would first skate up a wall and try to maneuver above red lines for a certain amount of points, then jump a ramp for more points. Then, they get points for knocking down players and sending them over the rail.
Rollergames never really caught on, and not very many shows were taped. I remember seeing the same show sometimes every four weeks. Ultimately, Rollergames ceased to exist after two or three years. It is remembered by a Williams pinball game of the same name.
You think if Hogan's kid got in the ring and sucked as bad as David Flair has so far, everyone would be cutting him as much slack as everyone seems to be willing to do for Junior Naetch? Don't think so.
I did not watch Souled Out, so I did not get the opportunity to see David Flair in action. I'm hoping they don't make him out to be another Erik Watts. Wasn't one mis-aimed dropkick bad enough?
its 3:19 am and i think that the pirate flag is funny but you got me trying to say "This is another bout for the WCW World Tag Team Title Tournament." five times fast , so f*** you cuz i cant do it thanks for the report late
The Good: This was probably the best live Thunder I have seen in quite some time. The nWo angle was furthered a bit, Rey and La Parka put on a hell of a show, and we had the first clean finish on a live show in quite some time.
The Bad: Smiley/Booker T had a stupid finish. On a side note, I could complain about how they didn't follow up on Hogan spying on the B-Team, but that would have lead to your nWo Nightly ScrewjobTM.
The Ugly: Are we supposed to believe that Vincent, or "Vince," is the B-Team leader? Yeah, he's the senior member, but Norton/Stevie Ray are the most decorated of the unit.