Just thought I'd share this. I was in Las Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday (October 4th and 5th) after the Nitro Grill's closure and, as I was driving down I-15, I saw a HUGE billboard advertising the "Big Sexy Big Porterhouse" at the Nitro Grill, with Kevin staring down this plate of steak.
Talk about too little too late.
I was over at Wrestlecrap.com, and it has a link posted to the Worst Movie site. You know what movie has a share of first (or worst) place along with "Manos: The Hands of Fate"? It stars a certain WCW superstar who currently sits at home.
What, "Troll 2" starring Kevin Sullivan? No, the anti-classic "Santa with Muscles" starring Hulk Hogan! I remember at the time it was released that the flick was so bad that the Hoagster walked out in the middle of the movie's premiere, claiming his son was sick.
Then don't let him watch your movies, brother!
I was flipping through channels on Saturday night at around 11:00 pm, and whose voice do I hear: "The Living Legend" Lee Marshall. He was calling play-by-play for a small women's indy league called WOW.I poked around the site a bit, and it reminded me about something...no many how politically correct the United States gets, you can always depend on professional wrestling to reinforce stereotypes. Click here.
The wrestling sucked, but there were a few good fighters, but all in all it was good to hear from the 'Stagger.'
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Is it just me or does Sting have more impersonators than Elvis? Here is the list I have so far:
- Halloween Havoc 90: Barry Windham
- nWo Era: The Fake Sting not to mention all the nWo members that impersonated Sting (Nash, Hall, Hogan, Rodman, etc.)
- WCW Late 1999: Total Package
- Yesterday: Jeff Jarrett
Anyway, he wrestled Rob Van Dam. At one point, he gave RVD a weak chairshot, and the crowd booed. Lance Storm did another chairshot, only slightly harder, and the crowd booed louder. RVD grabbed the chair away from Lance and waffled him, and the crowd went nuts!
An interesting note about Lance Storm is that Wrestleline had a recent column about the use of painkillers in professional wrestling. I can't vouch for the veracity of the article, but he is supposedly an outspoken critic of painkillers. Not that anyone cares about my opinion, but I know at one point in my life, I probably would have committed suicide without them but, on the flip side, I knew someone pretty well who had a really bad knee injury many years ago and got hooked on them before people were really conscious about the dangers of them. He went down the slippery slope to all kinds of addictions problems and never recovered.
So, for me personally, I can see both sides of the issue.
The juice is loose, indeed...
The latest updates say that Juventud has been released by WCW. Frankly, I'm surprised. I thought that, like Scott Hall and (to some extent) Scott Steiner, WCW would turn personal problems into angles. At first, I shook my head ruefully at the idea, thinking "only in professional wrestling". However, I thought about it, and that kind of thing is more prevalent than you might think in various forms of entertainment. Certainly, in the world of rap, criminal records enhance a reputation. Roseanne Barr basically made a career out of being a troublemaker, and Sean Penn's reputation as a "bad boy" helped his career.
That information in and of itself is not so bad, except the main page of this website has hard-core stills from the movie, specifically featuring Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf and High-Pitched Eric. YUCK!!! Even if I didn't have a policy against posting porno links on this site, I wouldn't post this particular one, as those pictures have (no joke) haunted me since I saw them.
I hope you readers appreciate me...I really "took one for the team" this time.
On a related note, you've got to wonder if the suits at Turner knew those guys did a hard-core porno film before they asked them to judge the bikini contest on Nitro.
We've also got the new guestbook. Errr...well, 95% of the entries are worthwhile, anyway.
Back in the day, if I got home from work too late to watch Nitro, I'd get up at 5:00 a.m. the next morning to watch the tape, laying in bed doing the write up. Then, I'd sit down at my home computer and type it all in. For about six months in the latter half of 1997, I did the Nitro write-ups while sitting in a hotel room in Phoenix, watching the replay. We've come a long way since then.
And, just like I do on every anniversary, I'm posting the link to the first recap I ever did. It certainly is a lot "thinner" that the reports of today, but you can definitely see glimpses of the style that this site has come to embrace.
And on our anniversary, of course we need to give thanks to all of you. To paraphrase Roddy Piper at Starrcade '96, "You aren't here because of DDT Digest....DDT Digest is here because of you."
- The DDT Digest team