What Bill found when he tried to go to the Nitro Grill for lunch
- Trivia Question: Who was the person that Lou Thesz defeated for his first world heavyweight championship? (answer at the end of the report)
- An odd Olympic note...I was watching the telecast on Thursday of last week, and they had an interview with an American Olympic trampolinist. The announcers did some background on the trampoline, and noted how kids use them in the backyard. The showed a clip of a bunch of kids on one, and the announcers either didn't notice or purposely didn't mention that the kids were doing backyard wrestling on it. In fact, as they cut away, one kid was setting up another one for a DDT.
- You may remember that Silver King was released by WCW a couple of months ago. If you are wondering where he is working now, I think you'd be shocked to find out where it is. Click here to find out. (Thanks to these fine folks for the info.)
- Well, it seems Nostradamus is a regular reader of DDT Digest. Remember Gary Coleman's appearance at Fall Brawl? Read this letter that I got three months ago.
- I know that I'm way late on this commentary here, but for the triple cage War Games on Nitro a couple weeks ago, did anyone besides me notice that the rules change of having to go out the ground floor door instead of winning at the top was done so Kevin Nash could win without leaving ground level.
That, ladies and gentleman, was your world champion and team player: "Big Lazy"
- A little lesson for you all out there. If you ever e-mail someone a virus (especially me), don't later send them another e-mail to apologize until you are sure you don't have it anymore.
- Man, the WWF is everywhere. I get a number of e-mail newsletters at work, and one from Internet Week Online had a lead story about the WWF. Click here to see it.
- Click here for another mainstream blurb about the WWF.
- For even more WWF news, this one not so rosy, click here.
- I was watching the Game Show Network on Saturday night, and they were showing really old episodes (1973) of the original $10,000 Pyramid. Ed Asner was one of the celebrity guests, and believe it or not, he was hyping his movie The Wrestler. I had to chuckle...it was a really awful movie...sort of like a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie in that it tries to come off as a serious movie, but you're laughing when you are not supposed to. However, from a historical perspective, it is pretty fun to watch.
- Well, obviously, I'm back from the honeymoon. Thanks for all the nice wishes from everyone. The wedding and reception came off very well...if you were a guest at the wedding, there was nothing that obviously "went wrong". So, I guess that's something.
As much I'd love to thrill you all with tales of my 260 miles of bicycling and miles and miles of hiking on the honeymoon, I'll spare you. However, if any of you are interested in hearing great things about the Backroads bicycle trip through Bryce, Grand Canyon and Zion, drop me an e-mail. Also, if you'd like to hear about their trip to Glacier, which I took last year, I'd be happy to tell you about that as well.
The only wrestling-related thing from the honeymoon I have worth sharing is my ill-fated trip to the Nitro Grill. Like a jerk, I assume that the place is open for lunch, so my (brand new) wife and I walk a mile and a half in the blazing heat only to find the place locked up. The souvenir stand was open, of course.
Actually, even in the last two weeks, I think they've cut their hours even more. According to the hours posted on their website, they are only open for dinner, and when I was there, the person at the souvenir stand said they were open for lunch Thursday thru Sunday (I went on a Tuesday).
Well, I guess I have really good, or really bad, timing, depending on how you look at it. The Wrestling Observer has an article stating that the Nitro Grill is shutting down permanently on Saturday.
- Trivia Answer: Everett Marshall