Er...let me figure this out...
WCW is supposedly most unhappy with Randy Savage for using such colorful language with Rodman on Nitro, right? Supposedly? We are supposed to believe Eric Bischoff, King of WCW, as well as all of the hierarchy, is darn well pissed at the Macho one.
I was getting out of my car at work at the most UNGODLY hour of 4am this morning, and just as I was about to turn of the stereo, I heard an advertisement for Road Wild. I stopped to listen, being the lemming/wrestling fan I am. They got to the part of announcing Rodman's "return to the squared circle" (didn't that phrase go out with Lord Alfred Hayes?) when they announced his opponent Randy Savage. What sound byte to they choose for Savage?
"I am gonna make you my
Hmmm...well, they ARE advertising it...kinda' makes you want to tell Eric two words next time you hear him say that WCW is "above" the WWF, since they don't say things like that....
Was I the only one who noticed that WCW's "Appropos Angle Amnesia" has further lapsed into their claims of family entertainment during Vampiro/ICP/Raven's entrance on Nitro?
For those who missed it, the ICP track (From the much-ballyhooed 'Amazing Jekel Brothers' album) was being aired in its completely uncensored version. I counted two bounces of the f-word, and a couple less major offenses during the cadre's march to the ring.
In addition to the implied Rodman rape, the Lambda Crew homosexual/incest angle, and Macho Man's apparent crack addiction, WCW continues to break new ground in the realms of family entertainment! WOO!
Just to let you know (even though you probably didn't wanted to) Violent J is the fat member of the ICP, and Shaggy 2 Dope is the skinny one.
Why'd you gloss over the Rodman-Savage bleepfest that ended with Bischoff screaming 'Shut off their mics'??
Nice to know that they're still selling themselves as family entertainment, then sending out Rodman to confront the "Macho Assh*le", talk trash about "having sex witchyo girl", and having Savage respond with nothing suitable for television....
Hey, I don't know if ya' noticed but during the Vampiro vs. Eddy Guerrero match, Vampiro took Eddy over to the announce table in an attempt to use the table to his advantage. As soon as Vampiro was within 5 feet of the table Bischoff pointed to the ring like twice indicating to Vampiro to turn back. Anyway, later in the show during the main event while Hogan was playing his face role and beatin' all those nasty heels down out comes Kevin Nash and Powerbombs the Hulkster through the table. I am guessing the table was especially reserved for those two and Eric didn't want Hogan to be upset at him. Well, that's my Monday night observation.
On Nitro, when Douglas and Malenko came out to make the save for Saturn, it was obvious that they were a bit late and Bisch tried to cover up by saying there aren't any monitors in the back. Does WCW forget its previous angles? What about all the times the B-Team is in the back staring at a monitor and telling Norton that that fruit-booty Ernest Miller is calling him out?
And another note...the "Berlyn" thing is apparently going to be Alex Wright's new gimmick. Now if WCW's bookers had any brains they'd probably team him with Blitzkrieg, maybe have them feud with Goldberg and Raven.
Chris R. sends the following arena report:
We were at the Show in Boise tonight and some interesting stuff happened you may not have seen on TV. We arrive at 5 the tickets say we start at 5:30. We start at 6pm.
They play Goldberg's old music and the crowd goes nuts for a security guy who is bald with a goatee and is standing near the entrance.
The theme of tonight's Nitro Boise crowd will be the word "Idiot".
Pre-TV Penzer tries to hype us up
He mentions Chad Brock
We boo the hell out of him
He mentions DJ Ran
We boo the hell out of him again
He turns the tide and mentions the Nitro girls
He gets a good pop
I had pretty good seats I am in the main camera angle all night.
I still fail to get my DDT Digest sign on TV except for a brief moment when you can see half of it at the end of the show behind Kevin Nash. I am an idiot.
Some guy on the floor near the ring holds up his ICP sign for most of the first match, blocks my view and the view of about a dozen other people. He was an idiot.
We have some kids in front of us who spend a lot of the night standing on their chairs and holding big signs in the air, blocking our view A LOT of the time.
Glad I spent 27 bucks to look at the back of some kid's sign.
The crowd was pretty hot and popped for just about everyone. The building was real hot and every time they did flames for someone you could feel the temperature rise. It never did go back down.
Lots of chants:
We booed Rodman pretty heavily..and the West Texas Rednecks
The crowd cheered Savage. Idiots. Nothing like your monster heel getting a face pop.
DJ Ran kept playing songs then stopping them in the middle and telling us to sing along during commercial breaks. He also tried some mixing during songs like "Back in Black" and "Detroit Rock City" and others. This was getting him booed.
Note to DJ Ran: Just shut up and play the music. He is an idiot.
In defense of WCW, we probably confused the hell out of them. We booed the rap guy. We booed the country guy. We just wanted to Rock and or Roll.
The place went NUTS when Benoit won the title. He got the fourth biggest crowd pop of the night when that happened. He did blow an atomic drop spot horribly, though. It missed by like a foot, can't be perfect everytime.
Almost no match was bad from a live perspective.
Red and Yellow Hogan... Got by far the biggest loudest crowd pop of the night. Goldberg and Sting were a distant second. Hogan's pop was like 3 minutes long and the crowd was screaming over every punch he did. Good Lord, now he will never retire. Idiots.
I would like to apologize to WCW for the Boise fans who THREW things into the ring. This happened on several occasions. It was especially bad after Nitro went off the air. I mean the trash was raining down on the ring when Sid, Nash and Steiner were in there. Nash got on the stick. I am paraphrasing:You are all really cool throwing things in the ring like that. How cool are you gonna' be when you hit some little kid and take his eye out? If you wanna throw stuff, why not come down to the ring and try throwing a few punches at me?At this point Sid, Nash and Steiner climbed into the ring and Nash looked PISSED OFF big time. The idiot next to me started to head for the ring but his wife held him back. She probably did not want her man becoming a grease spot on the ring.
Throwing things into the ring is stupid/ I wonder how people would like it if someone came to their place of work and threw things at them...for doing their job! I wish someone had made it to the ring...they would have been destroyed, and I would have laughed. Pretty good show, I hope they come back some time, just no shooting flames..we were dying of heat...and no DJ Ran and no more Rodman, please.
Oh, yeah, Goldberg busted open the back of his head (looked like the wound from last week). After it was all said and done you could see blood on Steiner and Hogan and Tony did not get booed when he came down. My "Weasel" chant never took off.