Or maybe I just need to stop hitting the Dr. Pepper so hard...
So if any of those "limeys" give her any lip, you can expect The People's Elbow to get dropped.
You just don't find humor like that everywhere.
Of course, it can also spell "Yawner in the media", which could be a critique of my Nitro reports. Coincidence?
I don't know what's worse about these Asylum vignettes, the way they treat the mentally handicapped, or the acting.
Probably the acting.
Wade, yo yo yo, let me speak on dis. I hate to say it but your killing me. Despite the signature line [EDITOR'S NOTE: "If you smell what the Rock is cookin'"], I'm a WCW/DDT Digest Nitro Report mark. I cannot believe you didn't enjoy the Nature Boy in the nut house this week. When he kept referring to the little guy next to him as "Triple-A" I was in tears. To me, it shows that Flair will do what ever it takes to make the evening more entertaining. He sends a clear message to the others to get off their high horses.
I'd rather watch him style and profile in the loony bin, then the Armstrong Brothers handicap match, the looks back at the previous week's Thunder or Nitro, or 90% of the stuff on USA (except the Rock, because other then Flair, the man can work a mike).
A couple of notes on the show:
Every subtle little crack that Schiavone made to Tenay, such as, "No matter how many times we throw you away, you keep coming right back," Tenay gave a courtesy laugh. Inside Tenay is thinking, "Keep on laughing, you dumb bastard. I'll have your job by next year!"
Savage goes heel. What? WCW doesn't have enough heels?
Rey Jr. getting the CW belt again is ludicrous. I'm sorry, I just don't see his appeal. He is a great wrestler with no charisma. What charisma he has is a mockery of The Human Catchphrase.
Sting holds the belt for a whole hour and a half. How degrading.
Ric Flair in the mental ward. How degrading.
Scott Hall in the mental ward. Finally!
Last but not least, when you are not the man that gets the pinfall in a four way match, does that not go as a loss on your record? Cause if it does, shouldn't Goldberg have a couple of more losses on his record? Or is that not "recognized"?
Ok... Flair has been institutionalized, Charles Robinson is a bleach job away from being institutionalized. Someone's going to have to realize that throwing wrestlers in a psychiatric ward makes about as much sense as having security break up the matches. To point...
- Sting - Identity Problems
- Konnan - Clear nervous tic with the catchphrases
- Goldberg - Masochism (and he grunts more than all of Flair's new friends combined)
- Macho Man - Madness (that one is too easy)
- Chris Benoit - Does diving headbutts onto steel chairs.... hello?
- Hogan - Lives in the past
- Bischoff - Megalomania
- Schiavone - Selective amnesia and excessive hyperbole
- Rey Mysterio - Napoleon complex
And if they take away people for narcicism (sp?) we'd lose Scotty Riggs, Lex Luger, our Paragon of Virtue, Lenny Lane, and Big Sexy.
All we'd have left is Ralphus... I'd be OK with that actually.
Do you not think it a little bit odd that both DDP and Flair are now playing heel roles, but DDP is able to fire off offense against "superfaces" like Sting and Goldberg while Flair can't seem to even hurt that little midget Rey Mysterio? The treatment Flair is receiving with constant losses and now a stay in the mental asylum and a match with the always-horrible Rowdy One at the next PPV is nothing shy of ridiculous. I agree Nash is getting a little better at the booking, but he needs to put away whatever animosity he has with the Nature Boy and give him some decent angles as well as some decent offense.
Some impertinent thoughts on pertinent subjects:
What's the deal with the two world title changes on Nitro? It seems to me that it was a poor strategy to pop a rating. Good luck. WCW is past the stage where they can throw something out there and just draw people away from RAQ. Six or seven months ago, maybe, but not anymore. It will take several months of consistently good shows to draw more viewers.
By the way, that stuff with Ric Flair was beyond pitiful. It was a mind-numbingly stupid way to portray a legend. But it was pretty damn funny to see him spazzing out and dancing like that.
Rumor has it that Roddy Piper has signed a new contract and will be on TV more. Ugh. Piper may be one of the biggest stars of the last twenty years, but he hasn't made sense for the last ten. I love cheap heat as much as anyone, but it's time for Piper to give it up. He's not entertaining, and it's embarassing to see WCW try and make him look hip.
I agree that Rey Misterio Jr. doesn't need the Cruiserweight Title. That belt will not get him over any more than he already is. It should be used to elevate guys like Psichosis and Blitzkrieg. Even keeping it on Kidman would be better than giving it back to Rey Jr. Nothing against Rey, he's one of my favorites, but he doesn't need the belt. One of the reasons that WCW is losing to Vince is that they don't give the fans a reason to care about their workers. Keeping the cruiserweight strap on Psychosis or giving it to Blitzkrieg would be a good first step to getting them over with the fans.
First of all, I saw this during the Raven/Armstrongs match, and I've seen it other places too - A wrestler is making a pin attempt, and at the count of two-and-a-half someone hits him with a chair or jumps on him. When this happens, the guy being pinned's shoulders don't come off the ground. Why does the ref always stop counting?
And secondly, can't Scott Steiner get a girlfriend? Why does he constantly go after other people's wives or girlfriends? That guy just makes me want to puke.
Is it just me or does it seem that Gonnad's pants are falling farther and farther away from his waist. I always wondered how he keeps them up.
On a related Gonnad note: Doesn't Rey Jr. look like Gonnad Jr. the action figure. He comes complete with camoflouge and catchpharses.
Also since Erik Watts preformed possibly the worst dropkick in PPV history. Did you see him perform the worst Frankenstiner in Nitro history on Bam Bam. I would have loved to hear Tony call that. " It's the worst Frankenstiner in the history of our sport on the Greates Nitro Ever!!!!!!!"
Lastly, what's up with DDP's Road Dogg impersonation: "the Heavyweight Champion of the Worllllllllldddd!!!!!!"?
I wanted to let you know about Hogan's "serious" condition. I had the SAME damn surgery he did this past summer, and I WALKED out of surgery. For WCW to blow this thing way out of proportion is...well, typical of them. Just to let people know, they poke two holes into your knee. One for the fiber optic camera, and one for the little saw that they use to cut off the torn cartilige. When all is said and done, you have two little marks next to your kneecap, and it's so devastating, 2 hours later, you have to walk out of the hospital instead of run. I was playing sports in 2 weeks....so Hogan, how's that? (for my sake, I had Dr. Tibone of the Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Inglewood...they do the Lakers, Dodgers, Angels, and everyother Pro Sports team on the West Coast)
Not long ago, I saw something I would hope you'd pass along to your readers. I was watching a videotape of the Flair/Magnum TA match where if Flair defeats TA in 10 minutes, he gets $1000. Well, to my amazement, Flair hit a move off the top rope! It was a knee drop that almost hit TA in the neck. When I saw it, I knew I was witnessing history.
You know I could be mistaken but I think the new sponsor of Nitro might be Surge.
I bet if it was Scott Hall in the NUT HOUSE we would worry that it was offending people with mental illness but no word of it because it is Flair. Biased Reporting? Must be because you go on to whine about the report on Hogans knee. Get over it as WCW is not just about Hogan. If it was he would still be champion and Flair would not have such a big role. I come back from time to time to read DDT report and you are still moaning about Hogan. This publications man is on TOP yet you still want to complain? I just don't get it or you see stuff that I don't see?
Not a Hogan fan but I am not a Hogan basher either. Just seems silly that you guys are so obsessed with him.
I was on the grassy knoll. Don't tell anyone.