–Jim Ross and Stan Lane are tasked with the commentary duties for today’s show and they are taped from Lowell, Massachusetts. The tapings for this month’s set of episodes took place on April 5, 1995.
–Doink and Bam Bam Bigelow cut promos on each other for today’s feature match. Doink says he is going to win and let Lawrence Taylor know all of Bigelow’s secrets. Bigelow rebuts that he thought he got rid of Doink for good at WrestleMania X but will finish things today.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are doing commentary and they are still taped from North Charleston, West Virginia.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are calling the action and they are now doing tapings in Augusta, Georgia. These tapings were held on February 21.
–Before the next bout, Jim Cornette tells the crowd that Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett has informed him that he has signed a contract to defend his title against Razor Ramon at WrestleMania. However, Cornette says that Ramon will not make it there because he is facing Mantaur in the next bout. Although many did not know it at the time (and as revealed in James Dixon’s book Titan Sinking: The Decline of the WWF in 1995), the booking of Jarrett and Ramon was a big blow for Ramon, who had filmed some vignettes to turn heel and face the Undertaker. Turning Ramon heel would have done wonders for his character and strengthened the heel side of the roster.
–Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette are in the booth and they are taped from Macon, Georgia.
–Lex Luger recaps his feud with Tatanka and says that Chief Jay Strongbow will be in his corner tonight when he looks to finish Tatanka for good. The beginning of this promo was humorous as Luger struggled to speak and flex his pectoral muscles at the same time.
–Jim Ross and Vince McMahon are covering the action, which is still coming from South Padre Island, Texas. McMahon is replacing Todd Pettengill because Pettengill is on vacation.
–Vince McMahon recaps how the Smoking Gunns became the new WWF Tag Team Champions on Monday Night RAW when they defeated Bob Holly and the 1-2-3 Kid.
–McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are announcing taped matches from one of the WWF’s favorite locations: Corpus Christi, Texas!
Long time fan, first time writer.
I always thought that Doink the Clown was great as a heel when he first came into WWF, Matt Borne played it so well and I thought it was a huge missed opportunity when he turned face.
My question is:
Could a heel Doink like gimmick work nowadays??
———- Forwarded message —— You've probably already gotten this a million times, but CNN did an article on Doink the Clown's return against Heath "One Man Band" Slater: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/06/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-doink-clown/index.html?iref=allsearch It informs the non-wrestling crowd what a jobber is, and leads to the article's best quote: "[But] if tomorrow I had to get in the ring and you gave me a list of 10,000 wrestlers to choose from, I'm absolutely, positively picking the guy named Barry Horowitz." HA! ———————- Well that's your surreal story of the day.