"While in the arena, we even got to ask Nash after his Minnesota Massacre Match if he was bored with wrestling or if that is just how fast his fat and lazy body will allow him to travel. He simply replied, 'Well, f*** you guys, at least I get paid a million to do nothing'. It was funny because I can't tell if that is him or his character talking.
"Also, during the show, the people in front of me were ripping on Konnan. They pretty much said every Mexican racial slur I have ever heard, then one of the guys listed off some Mexican food and said a name of a restaurant and "the best food across the border". Plus they made fun of him grabbing his crotch and only having two moves (somersault clothesline and that God-awful kick face buster). The last straw was when they started talking to him in Spanish, I don't know what they said but he looked pissed."
I watched Wesley Snipes in "The Art Of War" last night (good action flick, by the way!) and heard this GREAT line! It seems Capella, the FBI agent, is investigating a bizarre mess involving a Chinese Triad group and a non-existent special agent accused of assassination.Capella: "Do you ever watch wrestling, Ray?"
Ray: "Ah, sure. I mean, every now and then - why?"
Capella: "Cause this is just like wrestling."
Capella: "Well, you got reality, mixed with illusion, mixed with bulls---, mixed with... big scary guys from 'Parts Unknown' in dire need of psychiatric care."
I thought I'd tell you about what our friend Lee Marshall is up to. It seems that the voice of Women of Wrestling has branched out, as I have been hearing him on the radio on a Nesquik commercial, talking about the WWCW World Gulping Championship and "full bottle slams".
Even worse, I heard Bobby Heenan may announce at the WOW pay-per-view.Whatever it takes to support the orphanage in Guam, I guess.
I was watching Pulp Fiction for the first time in awhile last night and a couple of things from the movie caught my attention that was wrestling (WCW) related. I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before but I just thought it was sorta' neat. First, when Winston Wolf comes to "save the day" and help the guys clean out their blood-and-skull-filled car, he calls one of the characters "Lash LeRoux". Second, when Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vince (John Travolta) were eating at the diner, they were discussing why Jules will not eat pork. Jules called pigs "Filthy Animals". Coincidence? Maybe.
Or maybe not.
So, I had sat through about 20 minutes of the opening of Nitro, when Kevin Nash comes out. Scott Hudson says, "Let's bring the reality check back to Nitro!"
I shuddered picturing Roddy Piper coming out limping in his reality check t-shirt to be in Kevin Nash's "group".
As a wrestling fan who loathes WCW, I was pleasantly and amazingly surprised. Simply put, the show was awesome. Sure the ending was screwy, but hey.
Parking was no problem, and Conseco Field House in Indy was decently full. The only gripe was that the entire middle area of one of the side of the lower deck was blocked off, only containing cameras. So when the wrestlers did most of their interviews, dancing, etc., they had their back facing the audience.
The crowd was pretty hyped from the beginning, with Flair "whooo's" and Duggan "hoooos" going around long before the show even started. It's all about Flair. Everywhere I was at, people around me were all talking about the mystery man.
While Penzer fired up the crowd, the announcers slipped into their seats unannounced. A group of kids then held up their "Scott Hudson Rules" sign, and Hudson got back up, and walked all the way over to them to shake their hands - extremely classy. Mean Gene did a 20 minute countdown to the beginning of the show, where he did some recapping and interviews. I wonder if the TV audience ever got to see those interviews.
Sadly, the crowd was almost totally silent for the cruiserweight matches, and Meng. The biggest anomaly was the crowd reaction to the Cat/Sanders match. I'm telling you, the crowd *roared* every time one of them would pose, and the two of them caught on fast, and continued to pose over and over. From where I sat, that was the match the crowd was most into. Nash got big pops for every single damn movement that he did. Goldberg's entrance in the sparks is more spectacular live than I ever would've imagined. When Rection threw his shirt into the crowd, a bunch of kids reached up for it, but an elderly man caught it, and then kept it - not classy at all.
Crowd reaction was mild for the mystery partner, and the lights went on and Sid stayed down. It took about 20 minutes and a lot of people to put Sid on a gurney, and they wheeled him away. Oh yeah, all of the recaps they showed to the live audience had the words "hell" and "ass" muted - signs of Bischoff's hand. But it's good, though, there's nothing wrong with that.
Great show!! People loved it!
Now that would be a chant that would get him riled up.
Well, regarding why Animal was brought into WCW as the mystery opponent for Steiner, think about it...Johnny Ace is his brother.
In the WWF match I saw, she wrestled Donna Christianello. Sliwa played Ricky Morton for the entire match, and wound up winning out of nowhere with a very poorly executed sunset flip. What was bizarre about the entire spectacle was that there was no fanfare involved even though Sliwa was a quasi-celebrity. At the time, my buddies and I laughed because the Guardian Angels were kind of a joke at the time as it was, and we chuckled at the idea "Yeah, this will help the Guardian Angels' credibility".
The only other mention I've ever seen of Lisa Sliwa's involvement with pro wrestling was a photo I saw of her in a wrestling magazine with Dusty Rhodes, and it was obvious Dusty did not want to be in the picture with her. The picture noted that she was about to make her debut.
Anyway, did Lisa Sliwa ever do anything in pro wrestling besides that match and that photo? If you've got any info, let me know.