Whenever I hear about people getting scammed, I tend to laugh at their stupidity for believing what is an obvious fraud, then either go read wrestling magazines or put on my worn-out Austin 3:16 shirt and head to the computer lab and check out the wrestling pages on the internet.
I think the major difference between wrestling fans and suckers is that we know we're being scammed, we just don't care.
Not only true, but I have a 45 of two of their songs. Norton Records reissued this sometime in the late 1990s. It is by no means essential to own [in my case, it was a gift from a friend] but funny to have.
Here is the URL for those who want to order it:
GENE CARROLL & THE SHADES - RED DEVIL/DO YOU REMEMBER / IS IT EVER GONNA HAPPEN (45-090)
WCW wrestling announcer legend Mean Gene Okerlund circa 1959 pairs raw wild BLOODSHOT style midwest instro with Cochran-ish smoocher and howlin' stomper! $3.50
I don't know what I was thinking when I sent that. I forgot to mention the most important part. It appears Pamela was in the movie Foolish which was written by and starred everybody's favorite WCW wrestler Master P!
You know, I should note something about the whole Master P debacle. When the story of Master P being aligned with WCW first came to light, and his appearances started, we at DDT Digest promptly buried him as having no place being there. That produced an unexpected (by me) torrent of hate mail from a subset of the readers. One even accused me of being a racist, but for the most part, they were down on me for not supporting someone "living their dream".
I realize that saying "I told you so" isn't good sportsmanship, but something's been bugging me for a while. I think it's fine for someone to "live their dream", as long as they do it on their own time and own dime. Hey, it's fine that Master P's "dream" was to be involved with wrestling like he was with basketball. OK, my dream is to be a concert pianist...however, for my first gig I don't just arrange to be in front of a crowd of paying customers at Carnegie Hall expecting talented pianists. If I did, I would need to be prepared to be booed out of the building. That's the risk you take stepping into the limelight, even if it is your "dream".
OK, rant over.
I think you know more about Glacier then any man alive. How many trivia questions can that man possibly inspire?
A couple days ago, I had to attend a management seminar (these happen with every merger and acquisition) and the speaker kept saying "It's true, It's true" to emphasize his points.
He sounded just like Kurt Angle. I swear I was waiting for one of the slides in his presentation to list the 3 I's....
You know, I noticed this the first time I heard it, but since I haven't heard or seen anyone mention this so I figured I would. Has anyone other than me noticed that Lance Storm's finisher, the Canadian Maple Leaf, isn't the first move in WCW to bear that name.
Remember back in '98 during the Chris Jericho / Dean Malenko feud when Jericho was still doing his trophy thing? I recall one time when during an interview after beating Malenko at a PPV, Jericho came out and said he was adding Malenko's finisher to his "trophy case" and renaming the Texas Cloverleaf the......Jericho Maple Leaf. Seems like someone would have noticed that. Personally, I think Storm should use the Cloverleaf as the move instead of the HALF CRAB OF DOOM, but hey, I don't have three belts, now do I?
On tonight's (Sunday last week) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, there was a wrestling related question. It was "The Nitro Girls perform on a television show about what sport?" (or something to that extent). Wrestling was the third choice. The other choices were hockey, and two other sports that I can't remember.
The contestant had to think about it, but chose Wrestling at the end. I guess the writers of the questions don't extensively study the questions. If they did, they would have found out that WCW hasn't had the Nitro Girls perform regularly since last October.
I predicted it the moment I heard WWF hinting about politics, Presidential elections, etc. I told friends & family (i.e. anyone actually listening to my barely-coherent ramblings).
VINCE MCMAHON IS GOING TO TRY AND GET WWF FANS TO VOTE FOR HIS CHOICE.
First, the Rock shows up at the Republican Convention - note that no one is shown at the Democratic version. Note also the PTC-alike stable, Right To Censor (leave off a leg on the "R", the abbreviation's even the same!). Also note the fact that 'public service announcement'-like ads repeatedly point out that WWF fans can sway the vote.
Now. Democrat Al Gore recently announced Senator Lieberman as his Vice-Presidential Candidate of choice, a man who is a *major* player in the PTC. Possible opponent to the WWF? No problem - during Heat, Steven Richards (leader of Right To Censor) was overheard talking to a co-hort, praising the words of Senator Liberman!
Mark my words: This will undoubtedly be mentioned more than just once, as Vince will surely use the influence of the WWF to lure people into voting against a card-carrying PTC member for White House appointment. Although admittedly, I had no intentions of voting for Lieberman & Gore the moment I heard his appointment - but that's the chicken coming before the egg... :j
Yeah, I know that WCW and WWF have copied each other for years, but when did they become the exact same company?
Consider the cast of characters:
The Minority World Champ, Booker Rock
The White-Guy-in-Waiting, The Chosen Game, Triple Jeff
The White-Guy-in-Waiting's Love Interest (with all the acting ability of a piece of wood), Stephanie Guitar
The Canadian Faction, Lance Jerricho & Bret "the Hitman Crippler" Benoit
The Brothers (who you'll never know if they'll be a team, or fighting each other, or if only one will be working, and if so which one), The UnderNash and Kane Hall
The Big Man with no Crowd Response At All who is Hardcore Champ, Steve Ouelette (or Carl Blackman, if you prefer)
The Pretend Commissioner going for Cheap Pops and Humor Only, Cat Foley
The Dominating Tag Team (who keeps having to lose to smaller guys so they don't look too dominating), the AcolyKronics
The Smaller Guys the Dominating Tag Team has to lose to, The Filthy Hardy's, The Dudleys in Action, Edge & O'Haire, The Perfect Cool (GrandMaster Stasiak and Chuck 2 Hottie)
The SuperBabe, Torrie Stratus
The SuperBabe Who can Take a Bump, Lita Gunns
The Former Superface who's now a heel, Goodfather Goldberg
The Misused Big Man, The Big Steiner
The Man Who Wishes It Was Just a Few Years Ago Again, Sting Austin
The Unusual Grouping, Tank Rikishi and Three-Too-Count-Cool
and lastly, The Career Killing Character, Kwee Holly.
I'm curious about something. We have a black World Champ, a Canadian U.S. Champ, Hispanic Tag Champs won from a Japanese wrestler, a black Caribbean Hardcore Champ, and a black Canadian Cruiserweight Champ.
Is Sonny Ono's class action suit going to trial?