Enjoying the Mae Young recaps. They got me thinking: after decades of fits and starts, WWE finally determined the value of women's wrestling. Curious if you have an opinion on whether it was a specific match that gave the concept credibility (some iteration of Trish and Lita, maybe?) or if it was the work of Fit Finlay as a trainer or if there was some other "turning point" that got us away from "Harvey Wippleman, women's champion" for good?
Agreed? Do any particular video packages stand out in your mind? I remember the Rock-Austin one set to My Way was awesome, the Daniel Bryan one that aired right before his match with HHH, and a really good one when HHH returned from his first quad injury.
Had streaming been around much sooner, could WCW have survived or was TV a must?
and a few stars left over, (Booker T, Jarrett, DDP.) They would have never surpassed the WWF again but could they have been able to thrive as a solid number 2 promotion? (As in more successful then TNA or ROH.)
Well wow! Could we see new stars out of this then? Or just have Toni Storm lose in 2 minutes against Tamina on SDL, while Kairi is having a pregnancy angle on RAW, and Jazzy gets used as a jobber on NXT?
Shortly after Raven debuted in WCW, they brought in Stevie Richards for a prominent interview segment which later led o a match between the two, with Richards added to the flock. Oddly though, he seemed to disappear pretty quickly from what I remember though this did not occur to other flock members, who would remain active and at ringside until the group broke up.
What was the reason for Richards's shirt stint in WCW? Did they only bring him in to help introduce Raven? Did someone in WCW not like him?
I’m noticing on the Network something odd when you look at the on screen
bookmarks of any particular event. Most events have the start and end of
the match bookmarked with the participants (i.e. The Rock vs. Undertaker).
But in the case of that Canadian guy who killed his family they never list his
name. They have something like “Kurt Angle in singles action” for
Wrestlemania X-7. They don’t edit out his matches or any audio of his name
being said but they won’t list his name on the match bookmarks? Pretty
trivial I know but what is that accomplishing?
Why the serious hell is Ed Nordholm running a pro wrestling company? Then again, he might not have a company to run after gutting Fight Network to fund what, for now, is GFW. I said "for now" for a specific reason, see (merger not really official)? If Jeff Jarrett is gone from the promotion for good (wife Karen,too), there could be some far-reaching effects.https://www.pwinsider.com/
article/112128/what-led-to- todays-jarrett-exit-gfw- ownership-ripple-effect-thus- far-reactions-and-more.html?p= 1
Over here in Europe we were considerably more stringent against it even way into the 90's, but obviously in the Americas it was more prevalent
I was wondering when it just kind of became allowed seeing as technically punching with a closed fist is illegal? The 70's maybe?