If WWF's video screen is the TitanTron, wouldn't WCW's be the TurnerTron?
They'll probably name it the HoganTron, with my luck...
I think the new NITRO set is a joint venture between WCW and the producers of "Lost in Space II: The Apology."
Either that or someone's been watching a little too much Star Trek. Isn't that the "Enterprise arrowhead" logo at the top of the new WCW logo?
I haven't thought of the phrases "American Made" and "Real American" for years. I believe the clinical term is selective amnesia. Just thinking about that was enough to make me wretch.
I give Duggan all the credit in the world for beating a killer disease, I really do. But. . .do I need to finish this sentence? Which leads to the question, why the U.. S.. A.. chants well after the bookers stopped booking matches with typical racially or ethnically biased heels and the patriotic face?
They could always bring Lou Albano back to manage the Hulkster.
About Albano, how many times do I have to tell you....DON'T GIVE THEM ANY IDEAS!!! :-)
Did anyone notice that Kendall Windham came out to Scott Putski's old music? I got all excited to see the "Polish jobber" only to see Kendall job to Hak...
With all the talent in the WCW roster, they still manage to throw Windham vs. Hak at us for the first match?
my idea for a great mid-card match for any Nitro...La Parka vs. Scott Steiner...we all get to relive the He-Man vs. Skeletor duels of the 80's.
YES!!!! By the power of Ted Turner's Money, I....am....Steiner!
Did you hear Nash say to Flair, "Nice chair shot," in his interview? Obviously in reference to last week's show... Cracked me up!
My God! Is Bam Bam Bigelow ever going to win a match?? It's a shame. Bigelow has a lot of talent for a big guy. Add him to the unending list of the poorly used wrestlers.
You know, I've been feeling really weird lately. I have found myself marking for Meng. Yeah, his mat skills pale in comparison to many (Billy Kidman is freakin' phenomonal), but there's something about him that makes me think if I ever needed anyone to watch my back, it'd be Meng. He really looks like he'd be one legitimately tough mother*u**er.
So I get myself a Hulk Hogan "Wrestling Buddy" (You're bustin' my arm) to give to my dog (Zappa). Zappa ignores it (I think she may be a Hogan mark). So I start beating on it. I'm really laying waste to it, and quickly nail my finishing move (Eye Gouge) and I notice the doll starts shaking uncontrollably. I figure I must have accidentally bought the "adult" version and figured I'd then give it to my wife, but then, the next thing I knew, I was lying on my back in the living room with the Hogan doll on my chest and "nWo" saw spray painted on my chest in Red and Gold. Damn, those things are realistic!
Finally one last Nitro note.
The return of Sting. I was really digging the match up to that point, and yeah, when I saw Sting come down I was really pumped up. But then, as egos everywhere ran for cover, Sting points at the monitors and his "message" turns out to be a friggin' commercial.
Did you ever see that wonderful Christmas move "A Christmas Story"? That the one where the kid wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for xmas... Anyhoo, there's a segment of that movie where he sends away for a Little Orphan Annie Secret Decoder Ring. He waits and waits until it finally arrives and he discovers that the secret message was "Be Sure To Drink Your Ovaltine".
WCW bookers must be big fans of that flick. Must be part of the payment for TNT showing that movie for 24 straight hours on Christmas Eve...
I have a somewhat plausible explanation for the "face reaction" Hogan's been getting (other than the unthinkable, that he truly is the greatest). Anyway, with the crap that WCW's been airing week after week for the last year, their so-called "smart" fans have jumped over to the other side, and form an ever-diminishing minority in attendance at Nitro, Thunder, etc. So, the more "markish" fans are the ones we see and hear going nuts for Hogan's epileptic fits because they represent most of the crowds at these shows.
Of course, I have little first-hand experience, since I've only been to one WCW show in my life, which happened to be the recent Nitro in Panama City (but even that seems to bear out my notion: I was heckling Rikki Rachtman when some cretin next to me said in a slow drawl, "Hey, man, he's cool. He was on Headbanger's Ball").
So I guess Hogan has an effect on these types of fans. The test will be when Nash turns on Hogan, since that seems to be the path they're taking. It's hard to imagine fans booing both Flair and Nash, while cheering Hogan, but it seems likely. We can only hope that fans quickly get bored of cheering for quivering orange flab. As an aside, I just want to say that I actually dislike "smart"-lingo, so pardon my usage of those quote-surrounded terms.
And I also feel a bit uncomfortable making the above generalization about WCW fans. It's like hating Hacksaw Jim Duggan...oh, by the way, you said he looked to be in as good of a shape as he was in when he retired; actually he did gain weight but it was offset by the loss of a kidney. Strike me down now.
Memo to WCW: Whoever told you that Ricki Rachman was cool....LIED TO YOU! I hope you're not paying money for that guy - maybe just letting him at the leftovers from the buffet table.
Is there anyway we can put out an APB for anyone willing to sell old Torches/Observers/Flyers or copies of them. Could we have them email me?
Are they planning on turning Mikey Whipwreck into Gillberg?
It's time to end the Rey/Kidman Cruiserweight circle-jerk. Let them get involved in the suddenly-badass tag team scene, have Rey drop the belt, and let's see Juventud, Chavo, and Psychosis go at it, with Lash LeRoux and Lenny Lane thrown in as the up-and-comers!
Good to see the Horsemen get to dish out some old-school beatdowns. As the heels, their day of reckoning is coming, of course, but I'm encouraged by them being allowed to build up some ass-kicking before it happens. Good job, WCW!
Steiner over Booker T makes sense, if only that WCW has one too many "double champions" already. Now, we just need Jericho to feud with Steiner over Steiner costing Jericho his shot at the finals....
I gotta give some "props" to Kevin Nash. He put Goldberg over last night, and that was a good thing. I'm still not entirely sure that Nash knows what's best for the company, but I'm becoming more and more of a believer with each passing week.
I'm kind of curious about the end of the match. Not that DDP won - that was a surprising ending, but I'm willing to go with it. I don't have any problem with the belt on Page, and I think it shows that the booking committee is actually THINKING, instead of going with the obvious choice all the time. What I'm curious about is why, out of all the guys in the match, Savage would let his most-hated enemy DDP get the win?
I guess we'll find out tonight, huh?