Seriously, this meningitis thing is the craziest thing to happen in a while. I’d rank it up there with Brock deciding to up and quit before WrestleMania, the Survivor Series screwjob and the weekend that WWF bought WCW.
Shame it takes four guys getting deadly ill for the product to get interesting.
Scott,Is it possible that the WWE uses this virus outbreak as a chance to completely drop the horrible Sister Abigal vs Finn Pumpkin angle? Or are we getting this again at Survivor Series?If they do drop this angle how high is it on the list of terrible ideas that they dropped midway through?
How would you rank the different Kane personas over the years?
Kane – X-Pac's friend
Brother of Destruction Kane (00-01)
Freaks are cool Kane
Rapist then loving husband Kane
See no evil Kane
Kane 07-11 (Doing nothing expect winning world titles Kane)
Hell No Kane
Whether bad accidents on-air (Austin at Summerslam, H. Godwinn against LOD, Putski at Ground Zero), longtime problems (Pillman, Rude, Foley around WM, Goldust after Survivors), clumsiness (Ahmed multiple times) or kayfabe (Shawn's smile, Bulldog at ONO?), every week on RAW you would hear how multiple people are on the shelf or unable to compete.
I don't know how many times planned matches were scrapped or altered (Mankind subbing in many times, mostly for Austin or Shawn).
Must have been thrilling for booking, wrestlers' pockets and fans (on TV and in arenas). Was the general change of style (more garbage wrestling, more hardcore stuff, more highspots/highflying) to blame, or just bad luck/clumsiness?
After your tutorial on the impact the Tragically Hip played on Canadian music, I had a question arise from the comments in the “Unreleased” reviews.
Someone mentioned the Jacques Rougeau retirement show, and how that was an amazing gate and crowd.
As an American, I remember the Rougeaus as the smiling brothers with ugly boots who waved little American flags – but I’m guessing they were a much bigger deal north of the border? Can you provide some Canadian insight? Were the Rougeaus really THAT big a deal?
Or was it “Hey, they’re Canadian, and I’m Canadian!”?
Scott- just broke that Roman Reigns is being replaced in the TLC main event with Kurt Angle???? WTF???Is this wellness related? And Angle being in a wwe ring for the first time in 11 years in a TLC match???Oh and Bray being replaced by AJ Styles? I'm all for replacing worst story of the year with a bunch of snowflakes in a potential classic.This show went from lame to gotta see it…thank you wellness
If Bray Wyatt can’t go this Sunday due to illness, does Vince give Brock a stack of cash to work the show against Balor, and do a full court press on social media announcing as such for the next 2 days to help with ticket sales and Network
On the subject of the question about star breaking matches from last week, just how hurt do you think Strowman was by his loss to Brock? I know he has continued to look strong on Raw but he was being built up to be the guy to dethrone Lesner, or at least
only lose via shenanigans, and then he just lost clean to a single F5. I guess he can be built back up but it felt like it took away all of his momentum and aura.
Glad to see you enjoyed the Unreleased DVD. You're right; an incredibly fascinating and entertaining set of rarities.
Couple questions for you:
When Goldberg loses to Buff and Luger at WCW Sin in 2001 and has to 'retire,' to my knowledge he is not seen again before the company closes in March. Did they have specific plans for bringing him back? Any insight on the storyline? He wasn't done, was he?
And since looking forward to the Rumble gets me through the fall doldrums, do you have an early pick on the 2018 winner? They surely can't….they wouldn't….no way they could….put BIG DOG over AGAIN in Philly would they? That would kill that city for good,
no? Battleground, the punjabi prison and Great Khali did even more damage back in July I imagine.
Please, PLEASE tell me your sources know AJ is ending Jinder's reign of DOOM in December after those PRECIOUS India dates, and Nakamura wins the Rumble for the Mania dream match. PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU haha
But I saw Meltzer report the Brock-Jinder match is a holdover and Brock would defend against Finn Balor at the Rumble, so that should be awesome, right?