I was watching Nitro with a couple of friends who, coincidentally enough, also read DDT Digest, and when Stevie Ray came out and puckered up for the camera, we all knew that was a priceless lead-in shot.
Also, did you notice during the David Flair / Chris Benoit match (Give Benoit the damn title! Please!) you could clearly see DDP stretching by the WCW set waiting for his run-in. Oops.
Finally, Heenan's great comment "I don't think Goldberg does jobs". Slick.
Nitro was good??? Maybe I missed something. Seeing the old fogies like Hogan and Savage spoiled the show. Cruiserweights should not be putting over Savage, and Hogan should just drop dead. That isn't a nice thing, but his crap is getting old. Chris Benoit should destroy Flair at the PPV. Having Sid as the "surprise" partner really destroyed all the hype. Like we haven't seen Sid with Nash the past few weeks? Nitro was by-god awful last night. Only 2 things made it better.
1-Vamp's super Liger bomb
2-Being lucky enough to miss Buff.
Upon further review, I've come to the conclusion that last week's show was far worse than I initially thought. I guess having more than 10 matches on the show clouded my judgement.
You write "Psychosis hits a type of urinage, I believe." Actually, that was Psych getting DDTed by Kendall, he just fell on his knees.
I wasn't watching RAW!!! I promise!!! Uh....
One thing that _I_ really like about Scott Hudson doing commentary on Nitro is that he actually makes comments about the match going on in front of him. He's not rambling on or ranting about some other subject like Tony does during a match. Makes a match seem "more important" if you weel if the commentary guys are actually "play-by-playing" the moves given. Tony just goes berzerk over things that I could care less about (IT'S HOGAN!! IT'S HOGAN!!). Just my $.02 worth...
Everyone's wondering WHY Uncle Eric let Jason Hervey do commentary on Nitro this week, and I think I have it figured...
He has to know how much the Internet community despises Tony Schiavone. So, he's giving Tony a little break, but he will return.
In the meantime, Bischoff is putting on someone who will make even Schiavone look good.
I'm just thankful he didn't give Susan "Uh-oh, Uh-oh" St. James a tryout.
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Chad B. sends the following arena report:
It was my first live wrestling event and I thought it was a pretty good show. We showed up about an hour before the start of the show and we had decent seats. The crowd was very quiet before the start.
The first match was great, and Booker T and Stevie Ray looked huge. We didn't know that the gold wasn't on the line until after the match. Sting got a huge pop when he came out and the "Goldberg" chants were deafening. I think that I was the only one cheering for the greatest heel in the sport today, The Cat. Lenny Lane and Lodi were entertaining.
The whole first hour of the show some drunk guys behind me kept spilling beer and leaning on me. One time, the guys tried to lean on me and I moved and he hit face-first on the concrete, it was great. After that, I felt better.
Then Mean Gene came out and I seemed like the only one that was booing him. Face Hogan came out clean shaven and posed for us. Some guy had a sign that said "Beer me" and he chucked a beer into the crowd and was escorted to the exit.
Then it was time for Sting and Goldberg to clear Steiner and Sid out. We couldn't really tell what went on in back, but Goldberg came out and his back was bloody. Then Evan Courageous took on Disco. (I thought Disco couldn't dance any more???). Disco put on a pretty good show.
The Nitro Girls came out a lot and were good. DJ Ran was crappy as usual. The first family against Malenko and Douglas was not a very good match. The crowd wasn't into it at all. A Goldberg highlight show was on the big screen with Megadeth's new song. I was trying to get a Scott Hudson chant started when everyone asked me who the hell Scott Hudson was. Steiner came out and suplexed him and he was taken out on a stretcher. We all chanted "Bullsh#t".
Bobby Duncum came in and started to fight Saturn and all of a sudden it changed to Curt Hennig. The crowd booed the Rednecks heavily (except for me, of course). A few weak ECW chants started when Douglas and Malenko came out. DDP against Benoit was a good match. Torrie was soooo hot.
Mean Gene got on the stick and brought out Macho and he got a decent pop, but there was no George. When he told Miss Madness to get on her knees there was a big pop, and Rodman got a huge ovation. Except from me.
Vampiro and ICP and Raven came out to a spectacular entrance. Lots of fireworks and swearing in the music. I can't believe Eddy did the job to Vampiro. I guess someone has to put him over. Konnan and Rey made the save for Eddy and they got a lukewarm response. Hogan came out and then disappeared. Then the bad guys came out, then Sting. Then the man made his entrance. The match was terrible, the same as last week pretty much, with Hogan coming from somewhere and using a chair to get the good guys DQed. Then Nash powerbombed Hogan. Then Goldberg and Sting cleaned house and that was the show.
Great show, I thought, except for the ending and the drunk fools.
- The Cat
- Sid and Steiner