I'm at a flea market, and I find a video "WCW and the Masters of Evil", which has a bunch of guys dressed up like the Masters of Evil (the original Jack Kirby version, with Black Knight, the first Baron Zemo, Executioner, Melter, Echantress) and in the background, members of the NWO (Hogan, Hall, and Nash) in the shadows about to attack the costumed villains.
I buy it and put it in my VCR and instead of something about the NWO fighting super villains led by a Nazi and his costumed goons and Asgardian allies, it's all about Brett Hart. Starting with him, older and surrounded by various WWF stooges, in a behind the scenes documentary about his rise to being the booker/head writer of the WWE.
After watching Brett, Steph, Jim Cornette, etc talking and planning out a John Cena/Randy Orton match, the video cuts to Brett talking about the fall of 1996 and how his career changed that year. He talks about how after his brief program with Steve Austin, he used his creative power from his big contract to push Austin down the card to the midcard and began his "masterpiece" plan that saved the WWF from the WCW juggernaut.
First he talks about getting rid of "that blasphemous Austin" and then making Vince job out Shawn Michaels to Undertaker and kick him out of the WWF. Undertaker then shows up on camera, and talks about the 5 star classic match he and Brett had at the 1997 Wrestlemania. How the match saw Brett "slay" Undertaker and reclaim the world title and how it kicked off "Undertaker the White"; as Undertaker came back a heel with an all-white version of his Undertaker costume and declared war on Brett and his family. They then show a version of 1997 Undertaker in an all white version of his costume (his facial hair/hair is still red, not dyed white to go with his white variant costume)
1980 Mid-South. https://youtu.be/oEmIIIfShVo The video quality is
bad and you'll want to turn the volume way down because the audio is
extra loud for some reason, but this is still some amazing video and I
can't believe those guys weren't murdered half a dozen times during
that period. Hopefully this is OK to share with the blog.
With Brock Lesnar jerking the curtain at Mania and basically being squashed by Seth Rollins, do you think we’ll ever see him again in a meaningful capacity? I could see him still doing the $audi shows, but even Vince by now has to realize that nobody else wants to see Brock get millions to have the same five-minute match anymore, right?
I’m a huge fan of the comics genre – love all the Marvel movies and Netflix shows, some of the TV shows, all of the old cartoons, even most of the DC movies. I read a lot of trivia/history of Marvel/DC stuff so feel like I have a solid base of knowledge. That said, I’ve never really gotten into reading actual comic books.
Do you have an opinion on the Marvel Unlimited online subscription library? Is it a good place to go for someone in my position?
Tito Santana, former tag/IC champ is rechristened El Matador
Ricky Steamboat, former IC and NWA Champ is dressed as a lizard and christened The Dragon
War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe), the defending NXT Tag Champs who defended 10-days ago over Mania weekend are now literal Vikings in a team named for an Epcot excursion.
Better yet, explain why their NXT opponents are still Ricochet and Aleister Black instead of Colonel McFlip, and Crimson Moody?
Anything else historically where the only thing they changed was the name that was this unnecessary? Aside from the recent “one name only trend”? Has to be something from the 2000s I’m forgetting about.
I’m pretty sure mine is Kairi Sane. Her selling, her pure babyface mannerisms, that Insane Elbow… a buddy of mine called her Ricky Steamboat. That’s an apt comparison.
Also up there for me are Molly Holly, heel NXT Sasha Banks and, of course, Trish Stratus.
I'm hoping he weasels his way into winning Money In The Bank this year. I'd love to see him with the briefcase and eventually cash in on Kofi.
lost clean and has never gotten close to being as over as he did ever again and the second would be RVD in 2001, the guy was the MVP of the Alliance angle broke out to be a big star that having him beat Austin in 2001 could've made him a mega star but did
it years later long after his peak in popularity. What say you?