Hey look at that. Not only did WCW racer Jerry Nadeau get a strong showing on Sunday, he actually won! But like most WCW talent, he was released before he became good. The racing team continues with no wins...
I don't know if you noticed at all, but for a brief moment during his interview, when Jarrett flashed his guitar, it had a black band with the words "Joe C." in the middle. Nice of him to remember Joe C. from Kid Rock's band, who died last Friday. Or maybe it's because his music is a cheap "Cowboy" knock-off....
In the Nitro report for 11/20, you mentioned that "Rick Steiner didn't seem to thrilled about selling to the BD guys." I'm sure WCW fans are more interested in the WCW side, but as a one-time fan of American Gladiators, I actually like watching Battle Dome.
The most recent show that I saw was 11/19 which was the second time the WCW guys (Steiner, Cat, Bagwell and Page) were on BD. BD is like American Gladiators crossed with wrestling. The contests are real, but the characters have gimmicks. At Nitro, I think there were four guys:
- Cuda the white stripe on the face guy. He's the "African Warrior."
- T-Money the African-American guy with the chains. He's some sort of a "street thug."
- DOA the guy with the tattoo on his back. He is "evil incarnate."
- Bubba Ray the plaid, sleeveless guy. He's a "redneck."
There's one guy (the egotistical guy) named "O'Dell" who's married to Midajah (Steiner's ho).
Anyway, Sunday featured a contest with Rick Steiner as the contestant versus T-Money. They both donned kickboxing gloves, chest and shoulder protectors and head protectors. Steiner had to get a ball through a hole which T-Money protected. Well, after a third failed attempt, Steiner threw the ball away and went after T-Money directly. T-money's "posse" (four big guys) pulled Steiner off and cornered him against a wall. T-Money ripped his gloves off and clocked Steiner through the guys around him. When I say clocked, I mean clocked. It looked legit. Steiner fell fast, kind of like the old "job to Tank Abbott's fist" fall or, probably more accurately (I hate to bring up WWF here) when Steve Williams got KO'ed by Bart Gunn. Well, Steiner got up and T-Money was gone, so Steiner blindsided the BD referee on his right eye when he wasn't looking, and the ref is no slouch either. He fell and after the commercial, the ref had an ice pack, the WCW guys were in the back with an ice pack on Steiner and they got mad at the BD interviewer (which was unintentionally funny).
The shots, like I said before, looked legit. I think this started as a gimmick, but actually has some real heat behind it. This T-Money guy gets upset pretty easily, especially when people beat him and some of it is his gimmick, but I think he truly has a short fuse and it wouldn't surprise me if Steiner rubbed him the wrong way with that first attack. So I don't think this is a work, which doesn't surprise me as to why Steiner didn't want to sell to the BD guys. I've never seem him go down that fast before. He actually looked out of it for a good few seconds.
Scott Hudson said on the Mayhem preview something to the effect of "In the year 2000, one word defines wrestling. Goldberg!"
Damn! I was sure it was clusterf***!
Back in the early 1990's, probably the best known WWF announcing team consisted of Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. After a match, sometimes Gorilla would tell the TV viewers that he's switching the broadcast over to Sean Mooney in the control room. Heenan, being the wise-ass we all knew and loved, would simply respond with, "Who?"
On a side note, "Who" can also be referred to a masked wrestler played by Jim Neidhart that appeared in the WWF several years later, but let's not go there.
Just wanted to pass along this note. I don't know if you noticed, but as Sid was out on the stage and Tony said we're out of time, the next thing I heard after the fade to black was "Your watching Bull." I thought to myself so true.
Truer words were never spoken.