In the latest edition of your Thunder report (good one BTW) reader Chocobo commented on the Glacier/Hayashi/Onoo segment. I think he may have missed the point of the captions. Each time Glacier named a price for an item, Sonny translated it to Kaz at roughly 10 times more than Glacier asked for, presumably planning to pocket the difference as his "commission". Maybe I was looking for a silver lining, but I thought it actually managed to round out the bit pretty well, making it one of the better ones so far. Okay, so that ain't saying much, but ...
I may sound like a total nitwit here, since you may have chosen simply not to explain the bit to a loyal reader, but I had a second & thought I'd mention it, just in case the altered captions didn't catch your attention.
And BTW, those of us who depend on the reports on ddtdigest in order to fill in the blanks from week to week probably don't say Thanks often enough. So, Thanks, for taking the time to write up what can often be rather painful to watch.
It was Demi Moore, Melba Moore (70's soul singer), Archie Moore and Dinty Moore (a food brand)...
Just thought I'd correct ya...
After hearing that Goldberg would be on Friday's Tonight Show to issue a challenge that would "set the world on fire", I spent the better part of Friday purchasing fire fighting equipment. It is now Saturday. No conflagration anywhere. I guess Tony was exagerrating. Gee, that's one on me!
If you happened not to see Goldberg's appearance, his challenge was issued sort of like an afterthought. I got the impression that he was taking a rather dim view of issuing a challenge to Austin, not so much because he wouldn't relish the thought of a meeting with Austin, but more likely because he had the sense to realize that such a match will never take place (unless Goldberg goes to WWF), so what is the point of doing this? I guess he was being a good soldier.
Hey Aldo, I sent this to Bill a few days ago, but since he's been out of town, I thought I'd send it to ya as well and see if you get a kick out of it.
After the "Bret Clark" fiasco from a couple of weeks ago that everyone's still talking about, I had to send you this link to show that there really is a Bret Clark. Or a Brett Clark, anyway...
Mr. Clark is a hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens and this article goes into some detail about his career. Unfortunately, it doesn't say anything about him ever playing for the Calgary Hit Men. Now THAT would have been awesome!
As it stands, perhaps Mr. Buffer had some money on a hockey game that night and was a bit preoccupied? Not that I want to make any excuses for the stiff...
I know that a lot of you guys like to root for the lesser-knowns and the jobbers and that's cool with me. But can anyone say that they or someone they know actually likes Jerry Flynn. This guy really sucks. I think that I would rather watch Tony Schivane wrestle Will Sasso (which will probably happen on a PPV) than see this horse-faced idiot come out.
just read your Thunder report, which is cool because I didn't get to see Thunder. I was kind of intrigued by one of your viewpoints however..
You seemed kinda down on the fact that Jerry Flynn beat Booker T. I realize you don't like Flynn much, but consider this:
- Upsets are a *good* thing on occassion. It's boring when you know who is going to win the match, every time, before it starts.
- It's not like they had Flynn beat Booker T on his own. The outside interference from Disco was the decider, I'm sure.
- Flynn isn't as bad as you think he is! hehehe, ok that ones a very subjective point of view. Everybody has a scub or two that they like, for whatever reason. I just happen to like Jerry Flynn. I can't really explain why, but I do.
- If WCW knew how to write stories, they might could use this as the intro into a cool feud. Possibly Booker T vs. Disco, or even Booker T vs. Jerry Flynn. Or maybe they could turn it into a Flynn vs Inferno fued somehow... now that would be cool, IMO.
- The diving headbutt from Benoit off the top of the cage has got to be one of the most wickedest things I've never seen! Waaaahhh.. I want to see it!!!!!! Ooops. that's not exactly related to Booker T / Flynn is it? Oh well.. nobody's perfect!
I know, it's just a commercial. But I had to vent. Anyway, back to the match.
Let's all go drink some beer.
Then, let's play hockey;
Because we have nothing better to do.
Our dollar sign is worth absolutely nothing;
Because our language [Bret Hart's music cuts off the mic.]
The Good: Blitzkrieg looked fluid tonight in his match and Disco Inferno's skit was quite humorous.
The Bad: The Cat was booked to win, Hector Garza blew more spots than Gene Okerlund does in his interviews, and Bret Hart basically mailed in his match.
The Ugly: Instead of taping a match, WCW decides to air a Konnan music video. If I wanted to see that shit, I'd watch BET.
Hey there. I just got back from Thunder(Which included next week's tapings), and it was quite possibly the greatest experience of my life. Great matches, an awesome crowd, and I got to see all my favorite wrestlers. Next weeks tapings were really good too, but I won't go into them now because I know you guys avoid spoilers.
Not much happened live that wasn't seen on TV, although the crowd noise was dramatically muted for the broadcast. The "Disco Sucks!" chants were deafening. The crowd was fantastic, way better than they were last time Nitro was here. At that show I thought there was gonna be a riot. Utah's finest white trash was represented at that show, and I swear they threw live grenades in the ring whenever the nWo was out. But this audience was much better. They appreciated good talent, and popped for EVERYTHING. Penzer, the cage being lowered, and every wrestler 'cept Bobby Blaze. Disco seemed to be the only guy they didn't like. Chavo was loved by all untill he started beating up Kidman, and Lash Leroux got over after he did the splits. One thing that was odd was that everyone joined in on a "Jericho sucks" chant, but as soon as he snapped on the Lion Tamer the chant was instantly replaced with enthusiastic applause. Also of note: There was a sign that said "Whooooooooooooooooooo!" that stretched about half the length of the arena, but I don't think it got on TV.
Apparently the camerman has some sort of weird fascination with sports fans, because according to Penzer wherever they go the cameraman likes to find out about the local sports teams. Tonight he asked if there were any Jazz fans in the house. Huge pop. Penzer likes Jazz too. Its got good rhythm and he likes the saxaphones. He made the exact same joke last time.
Oh yeah, during a commercial break Buff Bagwell did push ups in the ring.
I was lucky enough to run in to Ralphus. He was just hanging out at a booth where you could sign up for the WCW credit cards. I don't think anyone else even noticed. He was SUPER nice to my little brother, and signed an autograph and posed for a picture.
I snapped a bitchin' photo of Benoit right after he jumped off the cage. I hope it turns out ok.
After the sucky Nitro I went to, I didn't think live events were as good as televised ones. Boy was I wrong. This night was amazing, and I don't think I'll ever forget it.
Be sure to watch next week to hear Disco Inferno sing the Canadian National Anthem as only he can.
I hope this has been informative. I'll close with the standard arena report conclusion.
1. Goldberg (dark match)
2. Ric Flair
3. Konnan and Mysterio
4. Big Papa Pump
5. Benoit and Malenko
6. everything else
1. Disco Inferno
2. Jericho (untill he won)
3. Chavo (when he started causin' trouble)
4. Adams and Horace