Jolie and bro, or David and Daffney? You make the call!
(Thanks for Matt P. and "Swisher" for sending this in)
- Trivia Question: Like Bill Goldberg, when Alex Wright first came into WCW, he started off with an impressive win streak. Who dealt Das Wunderkid his first pinfall loss in WCW? (answer at the end of the report)
- You probably noticed the flashback feature on the main page. E.C. Ostermeyer over at Wrestleline gave that feature a nice plug (Thanks, E.C.!), so I thought I'd make it easier to find.
- The Washington Post had an interesting article about the XFL.
- Normally, when somebody bitches about being screwed by a company (e.g. Shane Douglas), I take it with a grain of salt, assuming that they are at least a party to the problem.
So, when I first read about Sonny Onoo suing WCW, I looked at his complaints with a jaundiced eye. However, there is one thing that he pointed out that's really interesting. Since Russo has come back, the Mexican and black wrestlers have pretty much vanished. Booker T. has gotten a little airtime, and Misterio and Konnan are back, but Misterio and Konnan almost seem more American than Mexican.
I guess it's pretty easy to make the argument that in a Russo-run wrestling organization, if you are a Luchadore that doesn't have really good English-speaking skills, you aren't "qualified to be a wrestler". However, the complete disappearance of Harlem Heat 2000, La Parka, Silver King, Juventud Guerrera and Psychosis is a little weird, especially when Los Fabulosos were just getting started and were, imho, getting a good reaction.
- What's that? How was my vacation? Hey, thanks for asking! The high point was definitely going through the Panama Canal. Just like The Hoover Dam, if you don't know anything about it, you're like "What's the big deal?". However, in both the Panama Canal's and Hoover Dam's case, I highly recommend that you read up on the history first, and then go see it. You can't really appreciate either of them until you know both the history and the engineering behind them.
The big downside was a really bad case of food poisoning for a bunch of us. And this wasn't the get-sick-for-a-day-and-then-feel-better type. It was the out-of-commission for a few days with a 103 degree fever type. Out of five people who went out to this restaurant in Acapulco, I was the only one who didn't get it. And the funny thing is, no one drank the water! It's weird in that there's nothing that the four of them ate that I didn't.
Lesson learned is that just because the people working on the cruise ship recommend it, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe.
- I'm looking for some people to sub for Nitro over the next few weeks. If you are interested, drop me a line. If you've done any pro wrestlng writing on the web or elsewhere that will give me an idea of your style, please pass it along.
- Trivia Answer: Arn Anderson