Enzo and the King

With the current Enzo controversy, how do you think it compares to the Jerry Lawler incident back in the 90s, or do you prefer to wait and see how it all plays out before making that kind of statement?

Now I'm trying to imagine how badly the Lawler situation would have played out for him had social media been around in 1993.  
As for Enzo, the firing was because he didn't tell them about the investigation when it happened, plus everyone hates him and they wanted an out.  With Lawler, they were legit trying to get him back on TV ASAP because the Bret feud was super hot and everyone loved having him around.  

Lameness of the WWE Writers


Scott,

I was reading Bayless's latest Superstar recap and was amazed to see seven whole weeks before the Royal Rumble they had already announced twenty of the participants.

Here it is and three damn days before this year's rumble they can't even bother to announce half of the participants when we damn well know these "surprise" entrants will be likely be lame.

Between that, once again no cool Rumble video again and rumors that part of the reason the anniversary show sucked because they had to book on the fly after Jimmy Fallon didn't play a larger part, I was thinking how much blame should we put on Vince and his legions of writers for the current crappy product?

I swear I could build better momentum for the Rumble while hepped up on goofballs

​Yeah, it's REALLY lame this year and getting lamer.  The Rumble match is pretty much flip a coin between Nakamura and Reigns with no other serious contenders.  They've now publicly said that Ronda Rousey won't be at the Rumble, isn't signed, and isn't even in the country, so unless they're going for a giant swerve where they hope to make money by not advertising her in advance, it's clearly Asuka winning that one.  And then watch them come up with their big plan to get to Roman v. Brock, where Roman has to win a fatal four-way with top contenders like Miz and Finn Balor and maybe the dangerous Curt Hawkins to get the shot.  ​
​But don't worry, Vince isn't going to be distracted by XFL preparations.  No sir.​

what’s their finish?


Hi Scott –

 

I’m catching up on Bruce Prichard’s podcast, and I’m up to the episode discussing the New Age Outlaws…and that got me thinking.

 

Can you think of a higher profile performer/team that didn’t really have a distinguishing finishing move? Almost EVERYBODY had their murderdeathkill move that signified the end of the match…except the Outlaws. They used the pumphandle slam
and the Fame-Asser…but nothing really as a team.

 

Maybe Roddy Piper? I guess he used a sleeper more often than not, but I remember him winning with pretty much any move – including a back suplex, a powerslam and the ol’ thumb to the eye/schoolboy.

 

​Yeah, I'd probably say Roddy Piper, although later in his career he became associated with the sleeper.  But during his heyday against Hogan & Snuka, it was basically thumb to the eye/rollup with tights or whatever worked.  The Outlaws most often used a belt to the head, I'd say.  Maybe you could add the Midnight Express, who had a variety of clever finishers but not one definitive ending?  Or Tully & Arn, who only added the spike piledriver once they got into the WWF?​

Vince & The NFL


Hey Keith question for the blog.


When Meltzer broke down the failings of the NFL, he told a story about Vince naming pro wrestlers as his favorite NFL players, which suggested he was very unaware of the actual product of NFL or it's history. Do you know if this has somehow changed? 

​He doesn't need to actually watch football, PAL!  He's got $100 million to buy people to do that for him!​

XFL Trump Related?


Didn't hit me before but with the announcement today of the return of the XFL. I have a theory, Trumps issues with the NFL of course been well documented over the years and we know the Mcmahon/Trump connection so could this have been an idea by both to combat the NFL?

Only if there's a foreign team nicknamed the Shitholes.  

Hardcore Holly talks Royal Rumble


Hi Scott,


Was hoping you could share a link with fellow wrestling fans. Hardcore Holly joined me this week on our weekly online sports show, More than the Score, to talk about his past experiences in the Royal Rumble as a preview
to this year's show. Thanks for sharing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOO4njZLF68

To prepare for Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble, Steve lays down the challenge for the first-ever More than the Score Rumble, but things go south quickly when forme…

The Best Swindle?


What wrestler pulled off the best trickery and skulduggery on their boss that you know of?


My personal favorite is Brian Pillman working Eric Bischoff into releasing him as part of an angle.

​An excellent choice.  I'm also fond of Jesse Ventura cutting a million promos for Verne Gagne at a taping and then showing up in the WWF the next day​ as far as cold-blooded betrayals go.