I've got to pull you up on something you said.
"What's funny is that while this was recorded, it was bright as day outside. Here in the Orlando area, it was just getting dark. Orlando and Syracuse share the same time zone. But, heavens, would I dare think that this wasn't live, no siree!"
Sharing a time zone doesn't dictate when it's light. During summer, the further north you go, the longer the daylight period is, until when you get the Arctic circle, during the height of summer, there is 24 hours of sunlight.
Since Syracuse is further north than Orlando, they will get sunlight until later in the day during the summer, whilst in the winter, the days will be longer in Orlando.
In the southern hemisphere, seasons are reversed, and therefore so is the north-south difference in daylight. On the equator, there are no seasons, and every day is 12 hours of darkness and twelve hours of sunlight.
Just a quick geography lesson there :-)
DDP was at WrestleMania 6. He was the driver in Honky Tonk Man's Pink Cadillac.
So, that's how he learned to wash windows for petty cash.
Just wanted to mention something you forgot on your report. In the Buff-Cat interview, not only did Cat's "ass" not only got by the censor genuises at WCW but Buff's parting shot was "Get your sh-- ready Syracuse!" and the sh-- word wasn't bleeped either.But they bleep Rick Steiner saying "bite." Typical WCW.
I think Buff was pointing out that there would be a "bathroom break" match, tonight.
I've finally figured out what Rick Steiner's purpose in the WCW is: to make Fit Finlay look as athletic and flexible as Rey Misterio (a HUGE task I might add). Frankenstein was less stiff than Steiner and he wasn't huffing and puffing 2 minutes into HIS schtick. Hey, Rick, how about running a few miles once in a while or cut back the smokes to 3 packs a day and maybe you'll have some wind while you're wrestling? Geez, I thought he was gonna need a respirator by the time he and Finlay SLOWLY rolled out of the ring. And, finally, removing the mat before an outside-the-ring SBOD? WTF?
In this case, does the S in SBOD stand for "sloppy?" :)
Another good Thunder report. You know, I was actually thinking of buying Gonnad's new shirt (for what reason I don't know) until you made the MC Hammer comment. All I have to say is thanks, you made me realize what I'd be buying and I wisely saved my 20 bucks. And also, just when you thought that the Cat was the most pathetic, overpushed, undeserving man in the business, now can't even get a clean win over Horace.... How awful. And from WCW, land of forgotten angles, here is one I don't think you guys have ever mentioned on DDT Digest, Remember when Sonny Onoo supposely bought half of WCW, whatever happened to that angle, I guess it's like DDP's benefactor where they don't even acknowlege that it ever existed. Anyway keep up the funny Thunder reports.
Just proof than my Thunder reports not only inform, but educate. Now, if we can only get rid of Hammer, the wrestler, we'd be set.
Just a quick question, to satisfy my curiosity. Why do you call Brian Adams "Thumper"?
On an edition of Thunder a couple months back, Stevie Ray and the nWo black-and-white had an interview segment. Stevie Ray began listing off all the members and referred to Brian Adams as Thumper. That's where the reference comes from.
On a side note, this very same interview gave birth to the phrase that has become an institution at DDT Digest:
I found the poll you took quite amusing.
While Dean Malenko and Raven certainly represent the contingent of wrestlers who deserve a better push than they're getting, they're hardly young.
Malenko turns 39 in August. Raven turns 37 in September.
The man who topped the youngster poll, Chris Benoit, is 32 and has been wrestling since 1986 -- getting his start before Diamond Dallas Page, who debuted as a mouthpiece in the AWA in 1988. DDP didn't start wrestling until 1991.
Oh, getting back to Malenko... he started wrestling in 1979, just one year before that Hollywood Hogan guy debuted.
We all know that wrestling is staged...but how about some consistency in plot lines? Fit Finlay fights a hardcore match with Brian Knobbs on Nitro and takes a lot of punishment, yet he wins. So why does WCW expect us to believe that he'll submit to a friggin' ELBOWLOCK?! How painful as well, to watch Psychosis team with Villano V, then La Parka, both times doing the job to Konnan and Rey.
Speaking of Rey, he hasn't defended the Cruiserweight title in a while, with his feud with Hennig and Duncum. Are they going to make him job the belt to someone who isn't over with the crowd, or are they going to let him test to see if WCW really does take your belt away for the supposed "30-day rule"? How about Scott Steiner too?
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed your comment about wrestlers wearing earrings making the "sport" less realistic. I feel the same way. When Van Hammer was in the Flock and wore the nipple ring, I kept wondering why the other wrestlers never had the presence of mind to tear it out.
Far be it for me to criticize what a positive influence is or is not, but as successful as Master P is in rap and his business affairs, I don't think his music qualifies as "positive." Here's an excerpt from one of his songs from 1997, Ghetto D:
And watch that shit rock and rise to the f***ing top
And now your cocaine powder is crack
Nigga I hope you strapped cause you might get jacked
Now, if wholesome messages are doing drugs, making crack, shooting people and cussing more than I do in all my reports COMBINED, then I am sorely mistaken in my opinion. Otherwise, I'd like to give a shout out to Mike Tenay with a big "Whatever." Same goes to Eric Bischoff the next time he tries to kiss Master P's ass and pretend he's a role model.