Just a quick remark on the 80's Hogan epileptic shake thing. Back then I had a theory. I figured if I was ever in the ring with the Hulkster, I would beat him into a pulp (yes!) and when he started to shake, I would just leave the ring and let him shake and shake and shake and maybe he'd finally die from lack of nutrition.
You see, that's the mistake all of his opponents made. He'd start shaking, and then they'd hit him that One More Time, and that would stop the shaking and unleash the leg drop of doom. They shoulda just let him be.
Hi, I really like your Nitro report, keep up the good work. I just wanted to say that I saw your comment on ECW and thought I'd mention something. I am a fan of ECW, but I'm not gonna say anything because I respect your opinion. I will however, ask that you find a copy of ECW's latest PPV and watch at least some of it. I know you are a big fan of good technical wrestling and so am I, so I know you would appreciate several of the matches on it, especially the RVD vs Jerry Lynn match. It was incredible, as well as the Taijiri vs Super Crazy match. I have to say that they were better than anything I have ever seen on WWF or WCW. And at any rate, the ECW PPV was definitely 1000 times better than the recent WCW PPV's and even WWF PPV's. Of course that's just my opinion, but I would think you would at least enjoy it.
I realize that there are quite a few people (Aldo and official DDT Digest Fraternity Brother A.C. Leex included) who love the ECW product as it's being presented now. And I've tried to like it. I've watched the TV shows, I ordered N2R '97, and may even go to a house show when they swing through the Raleigh area. But I can't get into it. The ECW product, to me, looks more contrived than Lucha, but if others dig it, all the best. Again, I respect the job Heyman has done, and appreciate that the ECW wrestlers give 110% when they go out there, but I don't think the ECW style has a future. I may be wrong, but I stand by my prediction that they'll be out of business in a year.
The Schiavone/Heenan tension is terrible. Their sniping at each other was distracting to the program last night, especially during Flair's match. Not that Flair vs. the Human Dart was that great to start with. And what is with Schiavone in Bischoff's old jacket?
So true. I'm taking a workshop with the Raleigh branch of the improv comedy troupe ComedySportz, and one of the first things they teach you is not to "deny." What that means is that if your partner (Heenan, in this example) puts forth an "offer," then you should accept it. What Tony does is that, each time Heenan puts forth anything, Tony responds with "No, it's not" or "Shut up." That makes for awkward listening. I think Tony's the big problem in the WCW announcer booth, and he's outlived his usefulness.
Heya... I can read Japanese, and Chris Jericho's sash said...
It was a weird experience. The first time I've been to a show with so many starts and pauses. It killed the flow for the crowd. People just weren't into it the way they usually are. Of course, several minutes between matches will do that.
I shot a roll of film. If the pics turn out, I plan on posting a report on my page by Tuesday night.
- Anyway, a few things happened that you might not have seen at home.
- Kanyon and the crew of the Jesse Ventura movie were in the house shooting scenes before the broadcast and during commercials. The guy playing Jesse looked a lot like the governor (at least from where I was sitting) and was actually a better wrestler than Ventura was. Somebody came out as Superstar Billy Graham, and looked nothing like him.
- The security nazis are quite thorough. Any objectionable signs were taken, and all laser pointers were confiscated.
- There were numerous fights in the stands. It was pretty pathetic. A bunch of jackoffs got into a tussle not far from me. The point? I have no idea. Two other guys directly behind me nearly started pounding each other because one said "Zbyszko sucks!" Gimme a break.
- The place was sold out, but the scalpers must have taken a loss. Many seats were not filled.
- Toronto is a WWF wasteland. Lots of Hollywood Hogan support, but little support for Ric Flair. What a shame. At one time, Ric Flair owned the wrestling scene in Toronto. Of course, that goes back about 16 years.
- A number of fans around me complained about how old Flair is, and then cheered Hogan. Huh?
- Bret Hart got the loudest pop, followed by Hogan. Chris Jericho got a huge reaction because he's Canadian. The only Canadian not to get a major pop was Chris Benoit.
- At one point, most of the arena was chanting for one blonde to take her top off. It was embarrassing to be there.
- WCW returns on Wednesday, September 1. Unless the product gets much better, I'm not going back. And that's saying something; I've been an NWA/WCW mark for 18 years.