- Trivia Question: Back in the 1980s, Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake were WWF World Tag Team Champions. Shortly after they lost the belts, Greg Valentine unceremoniously dumped Beefcake as his partner for someone else. Who? (answer at the end of the report)
- The mailbag:
- Matt B. at Lipscomb University wonders:
The other day while watching Nickelodeon with my six-year-old cousin. I saw something very interesting. The game "Double Dare 2000" was graced by the
presence of four WCW mid-carders, none other than Jim Duggan, Big Vito, Corporal Cajun, and A-Wall. I got a real good laugh out of it.
And they say wrestling isn't marketed to kids. Just makes you wonder...
- On the subject of "gone but not forgotten", Steven P. from Cincinnati, OH writes:
I was looking at one of my Dragonball Z episodes today, and I came across the DBZ character named Trunks doing the Diamond Cutter sign and using it to produce an energy blast at a villian named Frieza.
Dragonball Z was produced in Japan and this particular episode is number 103 "Mysterious Youth." Since Micheal Buffer also has the copyright laws protecting his five magic words "Let's Get Ready To Rumble", does this mean that DDP can sue the people who
made DBZ in Japan for using his trademarked hand signal?
- I picked up the PWI 500 issue this week. Want to hear something unnerving? There were only two WCW wrestlers in the Top Ten: Jeff Jarrett (5) and Mike Awesome (7)...and they're both people who've joined WCW fairly recently. The really funny thing is how out-of-date this thing is already...even though it's a "Holiday 2000" issue and is supposed to stay on the racks until November 27th, they've got Booker T rated 61st! Somehow, I would think if the ratings were done today, he'd be a lot higher. He's rated below Great Muta, Vampiro and Shane Douglas.
- On the subject of PWI, call me old-fashioned, but I still really enjoy reading it. Laugh if you want because it's still a "kayfabe" magazine, but that's the thing I enjoy the most...I can settle down with it and still "believe".
- Last week, I was thinking that there was something wrong with my e-mail because rather than my e-mail arriving "in order", what with the newest one always appearing at the bottom of my inbox which is sorted by date/time, the new mail would appear in random places. Then I figured out what was going on. As a result of WCW's tour of Australia, I was getting a lot of e-mail from Down Under. The date/time stamp on an e-mail message is whatever date and time is on the sender's machine. Since the time of the sender's e-mail was usually 15 hours ahead of other e-mail I was getting, the mail was arriving with inconsistently leveled date/time stamps.
Hmmm...why do I hear a chorus of people reading this saying "Who cares?"?
- King Leo's predecessor as Thunder reporter, Greg, is looking for someone to take over the bulk of his website, greatwrestling.com. If you are interested, contact him.
- Word has it that Vampiro's been out of action lately because he's taken some time off to be with his wife and brand new baby. I was wondering if, when his wife went into labor, he was wrestling at the time and he had to rush to the hospital still made up for his match.
All of you I Love Lucy fans know exactly what I'm talking about....
- I got a chuckle about King Leo's comment that the only person he's ever found in the chat room has been me. Unfortunately, the chat room hasn't been quite the success I'd hoped, at least whenever I go in there. No matter, really...the chat room doesn't really use any significant resources on the site, so I'm going to leave it up anyway.
One thing we may want to give a shot at is, for those of you who are into that type of thing, try being in there during the Nitro and Thunder broadcasts...maybe we'll get a quorum. I'll try to stop by.
- I may have mentioned this before, but I caught some AWA wrestling on ESPN classics this weekend. I don't know how many episodes that they have, as I saw the same two combatants that were on last time I watched..."Killer" Tim Brooks and Haystacks Calhoun.
- For those of you who are familiar with The Sims, it was a big week for me. I got to spend some time in a hot tub with Spice and AC Jazz. Unfortunately, AC Jazz wanted to talk about tennis, but still...
Where was my wife, you ask? She was inside playing chess while all the shenanigans were going on...
- Trivia Answer: Dino Bravo