As a (very) few of you may know, in addition to my DDT Digest writings, I have a "personal" wrestling site called Wade's Wrestling Stuff.
Well, as anyone who'd come by there in the last few weeks may have noticed, I've decided that Wade's Wrestling Stuff has run its course. Rather than leaving an un-maintained husk out here, I'm shuttin' 'er down.
It's not really a sad thing. I started the page in January of '98, while I was recovering from the first of what would turn out to be three neck surgeries. It started out just as an archive of the Nitro reports I was starting to write for the IWZ, but eventually included special reports, the Hailing From list, the Brad Armstrong tribute, etc., etc.
And it was a lot of fun. It helped me refine my writing style, gave me an actual project to put on Lunenburg.org, and brought me in touch with a lot of great wrestling fans who actually didn't read DDT Digest..
But, as things on the page stagnated and I ran out of good ideas, I became bored with it. And I'm not going to do a project like that unless I'm motivated by it.
Don't worry, this only affects my little home site. I'll still write my Nitro reports for DDT Digest, and who knows, I may even think of some reason to revive it in the future.
Finally, in the spirit of "giving back to the community," if anyone is interested in taking over the two most interesting parts of my old site, the Hailing From... list of wrestlers/hometowns/finishers, or the Brad Armstrong tribute site, please let me know, and I'll be glad to send you all the information that I've collected, and link to your new site.
Oil of Olay! Arriba La Mazda!
Take a close look at Psychosis during his match with Kidman. You might notice his shoulder pads make him look like Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If Sandhakman comes out with his kendo stick and says "Cowabunga" I am shooting my TV. Also notable...when flipping back and forth between Nitro and Raw right after Raw started the following conversation took place between my girlfriend and I.
Her: There are two wrestling shows on at once?
Her: How come neither one has actual wrestling on then?
She has a point.
re: the "Mater Blasters" from last nights Nitro....I could swear that one of them was Mike Enos. Why do I think that? I would recognize that butt anywhere.....(did I just say that?)
Seriously though...there was a close up at one point, and I could swear it was Enos.
I sometimes swear that someone's pulling a big joke on me. I've had cable for years, and tried to stick by WCW, buying all the crappy PPVs and watching every show they put on, but it finally became too much towards the beginning of the year, and I was glad when my new apartment didn't get cable. So what happens? Apparently, Nash & company decide to get their heads out of their collective asses and start booking. I read about quality PPVs and good Nitros, and I finally got to see Nitro again for the first time in over a month last night. An excellent show! It seemed everyone was working well, there was plenty of wrestling, minimal run-ins, and best of all, no Hollywood "Big Citrus" Hogan or Vince(nt 4.0)!
What made it more appealing was that I watched it in a bar with no sound, which spared me the pain of listening to Tony Bologney and Ricki Rachman!
I hope the fellas with The Big Coloring Book keep this up. I get cable as of this weekend, although I might have to start watching with the volume down, to, uh, enjoy the silence, as Depeche Mode said.
It boggles the mind as to why WCW would try to turn Nitro in "Yo! MTV Raps." I'm sure the same people who think Schiavone looks cool in that leather jacket also think Ricki Rachman is the hippest dude in town. I mean, even Piper looked better in his leather jacket than Tony. Good Lord.
I can just see the planning meeting with the WCW powers-that-be, "Let's take an MTV show that's been off the air for a decade and then take an MTV VJ who's been off the air even longer!" Man, I'd take Martha Quinn at Nitro over Ricki any day.
Does anyone know what happened to the Torrie angle. She won the Miss nWo contest in Panama City, and then disappeared. Not that I want to see any more of David Flair, but as you have commented in the past "Man, she's hot". Since the WCW seems to be intent on prancing more bimbos around, at least Torrie was a wholesome beauty, not some overmade-up stripper/porn star. Any insight would be helpful.
At last report, David and Torrie were seen on a boat heading for the "Land of Forgotten Angles." Once there, David will be arrested for using a banned powerbomb, while Torrie will go to the hospital to tend to the blinded Steve McMichael.
On a more serious response, I have no idea, but you can get your Torrie's worth at www.torriewilson.com
With as close as Flair and Sting got on Nitro..you'd think one of them would be screaming "Get off my nose!"
I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the Nitro last night and thought I'd relay some things I thought were worth mentioning.
Thought you might be interested.
- While the commercials for the 4-way lucha match were playing the 4 men formed a sleeper hold "train". Psychosis in a sleeper by Blitzkrieg, Blitz by Juvi and Juvi by Rey. It was "interesting" to say the least.
- Before Nitro started I spotted Kanyon and got his autograph, but failed to find out when he's returning to the ring, DOH!
- After Nitro went off the air the battle continued outside of the ring for a while. After DDP was taken care of, Nash helped Goldberg up and hugged him in the middle of the ring.