"My name is Bill...and I'm a Fruit Booty-aholic"
- Trivia Question: Depending on who you ask, either Junkyard Dog or The Fabulous Freebirds are often credited with being the first professional wrestler(s) to do what? (answer at the end of the report)
- Crap! As I noted some time ago, all my trivia questions are from memory. I've always felt it pretty lame for someone to ask trivia questions that they get out of a book and don't know the answer to personally. (I'm sort of like the Ben Stein of pro wrestling webmasters.)
Anyway, with such a policy comes a risk. A (large) number of people pointed out to me that The Baron, aka Baron Von Raschke, was the original manager of the Powers Of Pain when they came to the WWF, not the Road Warriors.
- As for the picture of El Perro I asked about last week, thanks to everyone who let me know that he is a famous soccer commentator. Regardless of his look, and his nickname, he has nothing to do with professional wrestling. I had him confused with Pedro ''El Perro'' Aguayo.
(Editor's note: On October 8th, 2003, the following info was sent by Halim T.: "He is one of the most famous sportscasters in Mexico. He works for the most important TV network in Mexico which is Televisa and he's also part of a Sports Radio program. He is the endorser of various international brands in Mexico and in the U.S. Hispanic Marketplace. In fact he looks like a pro Wrestler because I believe that in the early 70's he used to practice that sport.
He is the best soccer commentator in Mexico and pretty well known among Hispanics. He is famous for words such as "Tirititito" when someone kicks
the ball without strength, "Zambombazo" when someone kicks the ball strongly towards the Goal."
On August 13th, 2005, this information was confirmed by Miguel from Mexico. He writes, "Enrique, 'Perro', Bermúdez is a TV announcer for futbol soccer games. Indeed, he looks like a wrestler guy, but he is not. In his youth he played soccer professionally. If you read spanish, take a look at this link.
- I got a few responses from people who'd seen the Disco Inferno PPV. They said it was OK...you'll enjoy it if you are a Disco Inferno fan, but it's not for everyone. More or less, it's like any other wrestler biography video.
- I saw a Virginia license plate license plate on Sunday that was "Y2J HOLC". Yikes.
Actually, for about a year, I've been seeing a D.C. license plate at work that is "CUBS FAN". Hmmm....
- When they had the funeral with Ric Flair's nose in the casket on Monday night, did anyone else besides me think of the movie Sleeper?
- As Aldo mentioned in his report last night, he will be taking over Nitro on a regular basis. I was going to have King Leo, Chris and Greg rotate as Thunder reporters, but unfortunately neither King Leo nor Chris can cover Wednesday nights. So, King Leo and Chris will stick around to substitute whenever needed for other shows, and Greg will take over as Thunder reporter next week.
I was a little worried if Aldo would be willing to cover Nitro, but he gave me the answer I wanted to hear.
- I've added eight new JPGs to the rotation on the main page. Keep your eyes peeled for them.
- I don't know about the rest of you, but I really miss La Parka, Silver King and El Dandy.
- Trivia Answer: Come to the ring with entrance music.