What if his name was Bill Twats and he came out with a harem of beautiful fully naked broads and they all had the sex in ring? Would that have spiked ratings? LOL
He wasn’t ever really “booker” because he was the big picture guy like Vince. He had guys like Bill Dundee or Dick Slater doing the day to day booking for him. Same with WCW. He was more about “This is the direction I want things to go” as I understand it. We just say “Watts wanted…” as shorthand for him filtering his decisions through the actual booker.
I think Shawn could have made it work, but I don’t know if he would have wanted to.
I would definitely say that Montreal allowed Vince to kickstart the narrative of the “time honoured tradition” but I think Russo and his devalued win/loss stuff and prop titles really killed off that facet of the business for good. So all these guys who came up watching the Attitude era believe in it now.
Indeed it was. Moxley was pretty disappointed in the match himself. It’s so weird because Brock has the rep of doing whatever stupid stuff you pay him for without questioning, but he just wouldn’t do business with Dean for whatever reason.
Hogan is still over and I thought it was all leading up to the hot tag. Beefcake Can at least work a decent face in peril(but not as long as the match was). IRS could carry some weight. Dibiase always provides heel heat to whoever he’s with. I remember being very underwhelmed as a kid and even more now.
Well first up Dibiase had a back so bad that they almost needed to shove a coat rack up his ass to keep him upright. It’s kind of amazing that he made it to Summerslam in retrospect.
2. I thought a bit more about why I feel like this is what I always see and it’s because I almost always turn on Raw right after I put my kids to bed. The show has the exact same structure every single week and my god that’s worn me out.
I don’t think I even have a question here. But as a dumbass who gives this show an honest shot each week (and even likes a bunch of it!), this is intensely frustrating.
of the building vs. Tito Santana, and although I was never a big fan of Piper, it was undeniable that the crowd wanted to kill him when facing a newly face Orndorff. How is this lost on an old school Vince, as out of touch as he is?
With the next PPV in nine weeks and no obvious direction outside of the Omega and Page split, is there anything in particular you’d like to see happen in AEW to make Full Gear better than All Out was? (Besides actual concussion protocol)
of Owen Hart. One moment stuck with me: Jim Cornette said that as he was
falling, the last thing Owen said was “Look out!”, the implication being that
even as he was plunging toward his death, Owen’s last thoughts were for other
people. A noble gesture, to be sure… but it is true?
was in the ring at the time, and earlier in the episode he only said he thought
he had heard a scream. And to the best of my knowledge JR and the King never
said they heard anything at all. I know there were some inaccuracies in the
episode (the claim that Owen’s blood was on the mat for the rest of the show,
for example) so I wonder if this was another one. Has anyone ever gone on record
as saying that they heard Owen shout out a warning, or is Cornette making things
Picking your brain here: Which PPV during a hot period like 1989 NWA would have benefitted from a round-robin format instead of the direction that it went in?
-automatically deduct a star
-add a star
I don't really rate matches that way, but I have been known to add a star when Vince gets punched in the nuts. Never gets old.
There’s great matches, Raven is awesome, AJ really comes into his own, D’Lo Brown debuts, plenty of stupid Russo stuff to get your teeth into, Trinity looking HAWT etc
I’ve been gradually working my way through them on Impact Plus and they’re more watchable than the 2002 ones just due to the company finally developing its own identity and the likes of AMW, xXx, Amazing Red, Kid Kash and others having really good years. Even Disco Inferno becomes a semi-interesting character at one stage
I know you did some 2003 TNA but when you started AJ was already Champ wasn’t he (correct me if I’m wrong) so this would be non treaded land by yourself?
how about Tessa Blanchard switches to AEW to become the 4th member, following in her father’s footsteps and playing the Chyna enforcer role? It would also be a thumb in the eye of WWE's Horsewomen.
him beat the Horsemen in a WarGames / Blood and Guts match.