I'm already scrambling for excuses as the readers sit on my head for errors made during the Thunder report. Thank you to Mr. Clean for pointing out that it was Matt Dillon, NOT Matt Damon who had Reno's skinnier twin brother pound Adam Baldwin in My Bodyguard, and a big yelp of gratitude to the Digest's very own Wade for reminding the loafing writer that the true surname of the Armstrong clan is indeed James.
Rest assured that I have been flogged, salted and sat on a termite mound for my errors. See you guys flipside.
I don't know where you went for your honeymoon, but around here (Chicagoland), Mr T does ads for Illinois Title And Loan. You'd think he'd at least dye his gray hair, but no. This area is ripe with washed-up celebrities doing cheap commercials: Sammy Hagar, Erik Estrada, and probably some more I can't think of off the top of my head.
I just read your Mid-Week Report, and the Mr. T anecdote caught my attention. I attend the University of Missouri, and one night while watching some non-wrestling television program, I saw a commercial for "Missouri Title Loans" with Mr. T as their spokesman. I think their claim was that as long as you own the title to a car, you could get a loan (I don't think having the Hardcore Title counts).
Now, I'm assuming you didn't spend your honeymoon at Mizzou, so there must be a string of these places around the country, and they film one generic commercial to go along with it. As hard as I laughed, being a major Mr. T mark, I couldn't help but feel bad for him.
As for the Halloween Havoc Surprise, I think seeing two Armstrong Brothers, neither of them Brad, involved in a PPV is surprise enough!
I just was watching Nitro when the Dancing Fools (Boogie Nights?) came out. Alex got knocked out of the ring. With the tights and bald head he kind of looks like Baron Von Raschke of old AWA fame.
With the old gimmicks coming back, how long before Russo brings the goose step and the Iron Claw to Monday nights?
In fact, a juvenile officer from the state of Missouri wrote in to note that even if they were doing DNA testing on the fetus, you don't need "two big tubes of blood" from the father as the angle tends to try to make us believe.
Interestingly enough, according to the women, they are in the Power Plant every Wednesday and Thursday. Madusa is in charge of their training. They had a really funny scene where Madusa was showing them how to take the face-first bump "like a woman". Men only have to put one hand out for the face-first bump, where women, for two obvious reasons, have to put two hands out. In an interview segment, she made it a point of saying how tough Paisley is, but Torrie and Miss Handcock are "girly". In fact, in an interview, Torrie noted that she's in tears a couple of times a day on training days. Probably the most shocking single note from the show is that Tygress is a CPA.
The show was pretty cool and it focused on all the women in the company. A number of the male wrestlers were interviewed about their opinions of the women in the ring. I give Chuck Palumbo credit...in his clip, he was very literate and to the point...something on the order of: "I don't have a problem with them being there...I have a problem that they're not sufficiently trained, and they're going to get hurt." Scott Steiner, of course, never broke character during his interview clips...assuming it is just a character.
The show was very current, with very recent clips. It's more than a little surprising that the show wasn't promoted by WCW.