Wrestling Observer Flashback–04.19.93

Wow, 16-1, huh?  Real original.  Maybe if they’d gone 16-0 I’d be impressed.

Don’t forget to check out my new column at the Sporting News, which is once again one of the most read articles on the entire SITE:

http://www.sportingnews.com/wwe/news/ric-flair-jerry-lawler-wcw-awa-dusty-rhodes-wwf-championship-belts-angles/11bdxqfafxoit1vxub9gip0mm5

OK, so last week Hulk Hogan won the World title at Wrestlemania 9.  Again. Dave thought that for short-term business, it might have been the best move.

And then the buyrate came in.

But first, more fallout from the Kerry Von Erich suicide…

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–03.01.93

Previously on the Flashback… http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/05/19/wrestling-observer-flashback-02-22-93/

I was listening to the Lapsed Fan podcast today, and they were reading excerpts from Brock Lesnar’s book “Deathclutch”.  Apparently Brock was mentored a lot by Curt Hennig, who gave him one piece of advice that stuck out to me the most:  “Get in to get out.”  Unfortunately Curt himself didn’t heed his own advice, and unfortunately no one ever gave that advice to the subject of this week’s issue, Kerry Von Erich. 

So after months of running jokes and sadly watching him lose everything and everyone he loved in the business, it’s time to say goodbye to Kerry as well. 

(As with the Andre issue, this is LENGTHY, so if you’re looking for the news, this isn’t the one for you.  I normally paraphrase them down a LOT more, but this was one of the finest pieces of writing that Dave’s ever done and I want to share as much of it as I can.) 

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–01.25.93

I know there’s some schadenfreude involved because I’m an embittered Canucks fan and all, but really I’m hoping for Senators v. Predators in the finals because my first preference is always for someone new to win the Cup.  Also, preferably not the Oilers.  Because screw them.

Previously on the Flashback… http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/05/09/wrestling-observer-flashback-01-20-93/

Oh, WCW.  Things start crumbling down again this week.

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