It was reported on WCW Live a while back that WCW would lose eight or nine million dollars by cutting Nitro by an hour. I think Bob Ryder reported that. Personally, I think that WCW should be able to handle a three hour show by separating it into segments and allowing more one night tournaments.
Maestro will come out with one of those "mini-pianos," like the one that Schroeder was playing with in the Peanuts cartoons.
I just had to drop a note to say how much I love your site, thanks to the play-by-plays I'm actually learning what to call the moves!
I found the Maestro really, really, REALLY surreal and I fell off the couch laughing when I first saw him! However he would not be the first person to use a piano in offense. There is this Japanese animation series called The 'Violinist of Hameln' where the main characters play music to create magic and then blow away the bad guys, one uses a piano. Not quite the same as dropping it from the ceiling, but hey...
Here's some pics from the VoH Archive
Raiel - that's the piano strapped to his back (it's sort of a portable version)
Hameln and his cello... I mean, violin
TV production companies use "stock footage" for stuff that's shot over and over again, like airplanes taking off, suns setting over a beach, families watching TV, etc. to save time and money.
In the 60s and 70s, stock footage companies were just starting out, so all they had was cheesy Cowboys and Indians footage.
I wonder why WCW doesn't just use stock footage for the things they do over and over again (Konan's catchphrases, Sid's squashes, Hogan's hulking up, the audience switching to RAW at 9:00, etc.)?
I saw a WCW 2000 calendar in a store the other day so I decided to give it a look just to see who was in it. So I turned to the back and looked. There were people like Benoit, Rey Jr., Sting, Goldberg, etc.
But one really surprised me. One of the months (don't know which) has Lightning Foot Jerry Flynn as the picture...Of course, maybe he is the April pic and it's all a big April Fools Day joke.
Unfortunately, the WWF owns Demolition Smash and Repo Man, so I don't think we'll be seeing those anytime soon.
Geez...if only they did this with The Disciple. :-)
But this month, the school that's got everyone beat by a mile is DeVry Institute. I guess when you're entire business is teaching people about technologies and business, a lot of them know how to surf the Internet. Hi, guys!! All the other students write me...how come you don't? :-)