Bonus question: what's the big angle and/or feud that proceeds it?
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Might need to give this one a go.
They should have left Marella in there.
Sure, everyone loves that Tom Magee match with Bret, and that time he lifted all the cheese, but what about the time he played Fek'lhr, the guardian of the gates of Klingon hell?
I've been enjoying reading the Wrestling Observer flashbacks on your blog, especially since we're now into the Monday Night Wars.
This got me thinking. As a lad in his teens living in the UK, I grew up on World of Sport wrestling and then, when that vanished in the late 80s, the WWF.
I wasn't able to watch RAW at the time, but I never used to miss Superstars. I was aware of WCW, hell I even had a WCW LCD game where you could play as Arn Anderson or Sting, but I didn't follow it, for me, it was the WWF.
WWF was the only wrestling I had available at the time and therefore was the only one I watched.
Truth be told, I wasn't even aware of the “War” and took the Huckster skits as jabs at the older, now gone, wrestlers. Think was probably 2001 when I first heard the term (which coincides with when I got internet access)
My question is, was this the case for most people outside of the US, or was it just me living a sheltered life?
Pix of the cheese deadlift or GTFO. You can’t tease me with something like that and leave me hanging.
Hope all is well.
I didn’t know Luke Harper/Brodie Lee/Jon Huber.
The closest I came was seeing him live have an awesome match at RAW in Brooklyn in 2014.
My anti-Cena bias at the time led me to immediately marvel at Harper’s work and appreciate how much the guy can go.
Anyway, I watched the WWE Best of Luke Harper special they put on the Network today.
I got to say for a guy to make the entire Wyatt family and especially Randy Orton of all people tear up just talking about him speaks volumes.
This was obviously an incredible person whose friends and family were very lucky to have known him.
The video they put with Harper tearing up talking about his son is a heartbreaker as well.
Can’t imagine how his family is dealing.
The special is definitely worth a watch at any rate.
Chris Jericho reveals he tested positive for COVID back in September, despite having no symptoms of the virus. https://t.co/ACUvIBK8wN
An item that became fairly popular with the internet was video of a Memphis squash where Koko Ware just massacred a knockoff Patriot. Was it ever established just what this guy did/said to get Koko to go off on him the way he did?
Or potentially what could have been. So we all remember the Dungeon Of Doom yeah? We all certainly remember THE YETI. Here's the thing. The Yeti was presented as being originally AHEAD of The Giant in the pecking order. He was introduced right before Halloween
Havoc and the entire show built up as The DOD's diabolical master plan or some such shit. So Hogan faces Giant at HH. Was he originally supposed to be face the goddamned Yeti at Starrcade??!? I mean obviously it went over even worse than the DOD's usual shenanigans
and within weeks Yet-tay was a ninja then vanished for a while then came back as a generic big man but for a week or two The Mummy that was also a Yeti was treated like a VERY big deal and he was TALLER than The Giant so in Hulk Hogan logic that meant he was
So yeah. Starrcade 95. Hogan vs. Yeti. I wonder how close we were to getting this.
The Good Brothers have invaded AEW to join up with the Bucks and Omega, sealed with the Too Sweet hand gesture. Meanwhile, Bullet Club leader Jay White seems close to leaving New Japan after losing to super babyface champion Ibushi. Omega has history with Ibushi
as the Golden Lovers, but has hinted at travelling to other promotions to collect belts. There's a possible dream cross-promotional booking scenario where Omega turns on Ibushi to chase his belts and Jay hooks up with the new AEW-Impact faction.
First he needs 5 years of seasoning in NXT so he can learn to work to the hard camera.
Does WWE still have PPV payoffs or “being a champion pay bump” for the wrestlers like one would read about back in the day? Or is it straight-up contract pay; regardless, for example, if you’re on the WM card or not? Is the true motivation gone for some of these guys?