days) they would always job for their last match.
1. I'm not familiar with Junkyard Dog at all outside of his mid-late 80's WWF run. I have however read and I think I remember you saying before that he was a huge draw (for Bill Watts?)………can you elaborate more – when was he over, what got him over, and who'd he draw $ against?
2. I know how much you love the Flair/Sting angle from Halloween havoc 95 and rightfully so. My question is this – should there have been a better blowoff for it? I know Sting beat Flair at the next ppv but it seems looking back that maybe they could have gotten more out of the awesome Flair double cross???
3. What's the best example that jumps out to you if someone getting a big push based off of 1 match. In other words wrestler x went out and had an amazing match with someone and after the match they were viewed in a completely different light.
Hello,Since 'because WCW' is such a common meme on the Blog, I figured there weren't many better places to beg for a plug for what we hope will be an ongoing podcast looking at the very worst of WCW.Audio is rough round the edges as we're both new to the tech side, but as a major plus, the first episode is Starrcade 1997!Hang on, that IS a plus…. right?
Now how did this happen? Announcement that Vince will appear? 3 Title matches (Tye Dillinger sells tickets, brother!!)? Good show last week leading in? Jinder making diarrhea jokes?
Missed this the other day. Serves him right. Cormier has since been awarded back the title and their previous fight has been ruled a No Contest, although I’m sure that doesn’t make DC feel much better about any of it.
All the Reigns/Cena shoot stuff has me thinking, who do you has had the best burn on another wrestler? I still go with Cena mentioning Rock writing notes on his wrist cause not only can you tell it took Rock all he had in him to refrain from punching Cena in the mouth but it also legitamently shook him to the point he stumbled on his promo after Cena walked out.
Hey Scott – are we entering the era of the worked-shoot? Between the rash of superstars bitching on twitter, Reigns-Cena, Enzo-Miz, and Dolph's weekly slamming of current and former stars – all with a fair amount of truth – is this what we should expect up and down the card going forward?
A simple yet difficult question :
Which wrestlers had the biggest gap between workrate ability and promo ability (and the other way around)?
My picks :
The Flashback story about Savage going off on Hogan got me thinking.
Are any of these shows available anywhere? Ive looked and can’t seem to find anything.
I didn’t get Radio WWF where I lived at the time.
Did you ever hear any of its content?
I think it would have been cool hearing a ppv being called on the radio.
HelloWith Pete Dunne due to make his NXT full time debut very soon and with the new of PROGRESS Wrestling announcing a Wembley Arena show for next September ( potential capacity of 12,500.00), do you think British Wrestling is the hottest
it's been in living memory?
Holy shit. I’m watching Payback 2013 right now and when Cena comes out for the 3 Stages of Hell match clear as day on the screen, the only sign visible, reads “Don’t Hinder Jinder” I shit you not good sir.
Enjoying the Mae Young recaps. They got me thinking: after decades of fits and starts, WWE finally determined the value of women's wrestling. Curious if you have an opinion on whether it was a specific match that gave the concept credibility (some iteration of Trish and Lita, maybe?) or if it was the work of Fit Finlay as a trainer or if there was some other "turning point" that got us away from "Harvey Wippleman, women's champion" for good?
Agreed? Do any particular video packages stand out in your mind? I remember the Rock-Austin one set to My Way was awesome, the Daniel Bryan one that aired right before his match with HHH, and a really good one when HHH returned from his first quad injury.
Had streaming been around much sooner, could WCW have survived or was TV a must?