Something hit me while watching Nitro and, for once, it wasn't stinky stuff coming out of Tony Schavonie's mouth. Now that Hogan is back to yellow and red, can the return of Ed "The haircuttinglivingdeadmannamelessbootyshakinghellbentforleatheronewarriornationalumnus lackey" Leslie to his side be far behind?
God help us all.
Keep up the great writing.
Did you notice is Sid's post-match spiel when he mentioned the guys he was going to take out (Sting, Hogan, Goldberg), he also mentioned Nash?
And it's really something how Shane Douglas can go from seeming so charismatic and impressive in ECW to looking *very* unimpressive in WCW in a matter of months. Maybe it was the atmosphere in ECW that made him seem like a big fish in a little pond, but he's basically just another guy in WCW now. That tag match from Thunder last night was brutal.
Back when I was watching the WWF in the mid-90s, Mr. Backlund was by far my favorite wrestler. I went f'n nuts (in a happy way) after he beat Bret Hart for the title. Of course, it was quite upsetting when he had to job out to Diesel in 7 seconds.
I need to run, but I just wanted to write and tell you that your angle idea is kick ass.
Don't know if you remember me from my brief time as a fill-in at DDT Digest about a year ago, but anyhow...
I have just recently started watching wrestling again, and I'm already pissed off at WCW. It seems that they are finally starting to produce a decent product, bringing back the old Hogan (who I still hate, don't get me wrong), reuniting Harlem Heat, trying to push Benoit over, etc.
But they have to screw everything up with these pointless musical gimmicks! Why do I care to see Master P, Chad Brock, or even KISS? There are several other networks I can turn to if I care to get my share of music (although MTV is now at the end of WWF Week). As for live music, well, I live within easy driving distance of several major concert milieus (Raleigh, Greensboro, and several major college campuses).
What I'm trying to say, although I personally am unable to say it without wasting many valuable words, is that I turn on Nitro or RAW to watch wrestling. Yet it seems that both federations (WCW especially so) are trying so hard to bring in fans with gimmicks and non-wrestling entertainment, that the only place to find real wrestling is by shelling out $30. And why do I want to shell out $30 for a pay-per-view if there are very few solid matches (and, subsequently, angles developed) to lead up to the event?
If they aren't going to show actual matches that last longer than five minutes, the least they can do is to stick to wrestling-related television. The Jericho-Rock bit on RAW Monday night was the highlight of the night for me, even though I'm a big football fan, and seeing the Browns back in action was quite emotional. But WCW fails again here--they bring out one of the most repulsive people that has appeared on television, Dennis Rodman.
I was thinking about ordering Road Wild this Saturday, but I'm still convinced that WCW will find some way to screw it up: the rerererereformation of the nWo, screwing Benoit over (AGAIN), screwing Harlem Heat over (AGAIN), a live performance by Boy George, etc. So I think instead I'll wait until Sunday morning to read the report at DDT Digest. And if I'm wrong, so be it, and maybe by Fall Brawl things will be looking up again. If nothing else, though, I can watch my favorite baseball team, Texas, play on FX for free.
Thanks for the good columns.
I just finished watching the Douglas-Green match.
Man, Shane really has to get into shape. He blew up so early into that match I didn't think he was going to make it.
Dean Douglas was always in tip-top shape.
Hey look -- a new Texas Rednecks video! A real reason to watch Nitro!