I think a great sign for a woman would be "Benoit Beads" or something. Just a thought.
My theme this week is how I am growing to despise all of these other wrestling web sites. If I am correct in my readings of these other sites this week, in addition to Horace, practically every other wrestler on Thunder last night was fired also. (Norton, Silver King, Mona, S-miley, etc.) So apparently, Thunder never really happened last night because everyone on the show was really fired, and I really didn't watch the show, I must have been sleeping. What I do find interesting is that while I firmly believe that WWF and WCW do not pay any serious attention to internet wrestling news/sites/writers, it seemed as if everyone on Thunder last night was a response to the rumors that all of them were fired (except for ICP).
BTW, I thought the double clothesline move Goldberg and Norton did was hilarious. If it wasn't a blown spot, it sure looked like it. Something about seeing these two three-hundred-pound monsters jump up in the air and run into each other looked really funny.
In one of his Worldwide reports long ago, The Cubs Fan said that he could book Worldwide with two hats and pieces of paper. You can use that same philosophy for the most part with internet reporting. Just make one hat the talent and the second a situation such as getting testicular cancer or being arrested for prostitution.
Hey, can you please inform readers that me and firstname.lastname@example.org are campaigning to keep the West Hollywood Blondes on television? They just have to email me at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org and state there name (optional) and email address. They can also check out the Memory Lane for news updates. Thanks!
I just want to comment on something right quick. If you caught Nitro, then you heard the news that Psychosis "won the Cruiserweight Title" from Lenny "recently" only to lose it to Disco Inferno that night. How stupid does WCW take its fans to be? Now, this might have worked ten years ago when the most someone could get inside the business was an issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, but in the computer age of today, I don't see many people falling for it.
You can make the claim that certain groups were pressuring Turner to remove the character from television, but by doing this, Lenny has been buried. And he was just following orders from the WCW braintrust! I'd hate to see what would have befell him had Lenny said "no" to doing the gimmick.
Also, I bet Psychosis is happy with a one-day HANDED DOWN title reign. Why not just give the title to Disco Inferno and let Psychosis save face?
Speaking of which, as much as I like Disco, it's interesting to see a cruiserweight champion that is listed as 6' 1" and 240 pounds according to WCW.com.
However, as The Rock would say, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I THINK, because what's done is done. However, WCW should be careful on what angles they choose to roll out next time to avoid another big schmozz like this one.
You know for two guys who were in the Four Horsemen, Benoit and Malenko didn't seem to learn anything, not even the most basic of Horseman ideals: If somebody attempts to offer an apology for their past evil deeds, kill them.
Of course Sting has never got that one either so why should they?
I enjoyed Thunder if only because it had a lot of cult favorites. First, we get La Parka and Silver King in a match (with no mention of the several times they've been a tag team... and did I miss the stocky physique line or did Tenay neglect to say it?). This is followed by Norman Smiley, not to mention the return of Fit Finlay, plus Steven Regal, Hugh Morrus, Curt Hennig, Scott Norton, Bobby Eaton, and an actual honest-to-God televised-on-TBS *WIN* by Brad Armstrong! Come to think of it, every single match and interview on Thunder had some appearance by at least a single wrestler with a dedicated fanbase, if only as outside interference.
WCW has trouble grasping the concept of the Four Horsemen. Horsemen do not discuss issues over a basket of spicy fries at Denny's, they viciously beat up their victim four-on-one and break an appendage or two.
Since no one appears to know the real deal on this, I'll spread my vast wealth of knowledge to ya :)
Dean Roll, who wrestled on Thunder last night, is none other than Shark Boy of HWA fame. You might know him from such things as the MTV "I Wanna Be a Wrestler" documentary, or from the Pillman '99 cruiserweight tournament, in which he was victorious. This guy is the real deal, and if there were a god in this world he would have Roll going after the cruiserweight title ASAP. I've seen this guy wrestle numerous times, and he can work like none other.
For a little info on the guy, he was trained by Les Thatcher at Main Event Wrestling in Cincinnati, OH. He wrestled for a few years in Les' promotion, Heartland Wrestling Association. He was way over with his gimmick, which was that he was half-shark, half-boy. He wore a really cool mask with a shark face on it and a fin on top. The mask had big teeth on it and he would "knawl" on his opponents heads after delivering ten punches in the corner. His schtick was lame at first, but he was so good in the ring and had so much charisma that he got over, and he could move the merchandise, too. I have no clue why WCW didn't keep the gimmick; it was really cool.
If you wanna read more about Roll and how he got in the wrestling business, check out http://www.mainevent.net/diarytop.htm which is on the HWA's website. They have a good piece there about Roll and another wrestler at Main Event getting into the school and stuff.
Later, and check out my page while you're surfing around -- Westside Wrestling Connection.