Try not to snicker when she says, “Today, we’re really good at events.
We’re really good at linear TV.”
On the September 11th WWF Superstars, they promote Adam Bomb and Bam Bam Bigelow challenging the then-reigning tag champs The Steiners at house shows. Of course The Steiners lose the straps to the Quebecers in the meantime, so we get heels vs heels Quebecers vs Bigelow/Bomb at various houseshows on the east and west coast subsequently. Sounds like a strange but intriguing trainwreck. What other really weird match-ups come to your mind?
That time in 1990 when both Pat Tanaka and Shawn Michaels were out injured at the same time, so I got to sit through a house show tag team match featuring Shane Douglas & Marty Jannetty v. Akio Sato & Mr. Fuji. Like, they couldn't have just done a singles match? Obviously by that I mean Fuji v. Douglas.
So all this talk about Bo Dallas being under contract but not being used has people scratching their heads. Not that I or many others were clamoring for him but it does seem weird to pay him to just stand around doing nothing for a whole year… until you realize
it sounds similar to the deal Lanny Poffo supposely had with WCW. You know, the one where he got paid to do jacksquat because he's Macho Man's brother.
Which leads me to this question: do you think the WWE are keeping him around as a favor to Bray Wyatt? Maybe to keep him happy and productive in the Fiend role they have put plenty of time and effort into, though I can't see him really having that much power
backstage. Or is it really just “we're keeping him because *shrug shoulders*”?
Thanks again and as always, love the blog.
Your comment about Reigns and WALTER got to me. I really wish Vince would find a spot for WALTER on the WM card.
Does WALTER have a role in the future on a WWE Big 2 brand? I think he'd be fantastic on RAW/Smackdown, but they have to use his sparingly. The joy of WALTER is that when we do get him, he's fantastic. To me, he could be their new “big fight” guy, ala Brock.
What say you?
Is Reigns the best example of this? I can’t think of a time when the top star of the company was SO much better and seemed like such a bigger star than the rest of the roster that it was a problem. I mean Austin had Rock, Hogan had Savage. Has it ever been more one sided than it is now?
So I’m watching Best of Elimination Chamber and heel Bryan is talking about not wanting to be called a martyr but he is suffering for the greater good.
Sounds like Seth Rollins got his source material from there.
On an unrelated note, do you think Red Velvet should reveal herself as Cody’s half sibling, the love child of an affair between Dusty and Sweet Sweet Sapphire?
Would definitely help the story and STIR IT UP!
Or they can just say Jade is the daughter out for revenge and some money from the Rhodes estate, either way.
A routine you'd see in Crockett-era matches was someone reaching for the ropes to break a hold and Tommy Young would kick his hands away, the logic being that the ropes are “out of bounds” for both wrestlers; you have to actually be in the ropes to break a
hold, or something along those lines. Maybe my mentality is coloured by being a strictly WWF kid growing up, but isn't this something of a distinction without a difference? How is grabbing the ropes not basically the same thing as being in them? Should
we just chalk this up as “wrestling logic” and not think about it too much?