Bizarro World

Hello Sir

Hopefully you or some of the great commenters this board brings together can answer my question: Why were Ken Shamrock and Goldberg mostly booed by Canadian fans whenever WWF & WCW would tour?

Maybe I'm mis-remembering things but it always seemed like the Canucks strongly disliked both guys. 

Whilst I'm on the subject, wa there anybody else that Canada was supposed to like but rejected? Aside from all of Summerslam 2004, obviously.

P.S. Love you.

​Aw thanks, Maffew, I care deeply about you too.
Both guys were basically a case of who they were matched against.  Shamrock had the run against Owen Hart, especially at the Breakdown PPV in Hamilton, and Canadian fans were just really resentful of Owen having to put over someone they perceived as an outsider, I think.  Plus Shamrock always came off as a dick.
Goldberg is even easier, because WCW put him against Bret Hart in Toronto and that was a losing battle.  Not to mention that Canada was always WWF-centric, and Goldberg was (right or wrong) perceived up here as the guy ripping off Steve Austin.  ​

QOTD 152: Bizarro World!

So I was playing Alter Ego today. It’s a free, crazy, text-adventure life simulator thing that has a TON of cool little details packed into it and is festively written. It was actually made by a team of psychologists and is pretty damn nuts. I essentially did all the things I normally wouldn’t and ended up geting kidnapped and murdered around the age of 13.

Shit’s fucked up.

So – lets talk about alternate timelines and extended universes.

What are your favorite non-canonical stories in comic books, film, and TV? Have a special fondness for the Firefly Comics even though they came out after the show? Read Shadows of The Empire? Tackle Alter Ego and have a life altering experience? Share below!

Oh! And speaking of Bizarro worlds, 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2014 is finally updated! Huzzah! It’s pretty much the best baseball game out there if you don’t own a PS4 or Vita. Quick games, deep strategy, real players, collectable cards – it’s awesome! It even has a Franchise mode!

Bizarro Benoit Universe

Topic for Blog: Assuming Benoit *doesn't* go batshit crazy… what was in his future? 1 yr, 5 yrs, ..10 years? HOF? 

Immediate plans were winning the ECW title at that PPV, and then he was going to be phased into a role as a trainer and agent.  Obviously with the years of surgeries and injuries, WWE and Benoit himself had to know that his time was coming to an end one way or another.  You could make a pretty strong argument, and I recall doing so at the time, that he should have been moved into that part-timer role long before that even for his own good.  That being said, given what we know about his personality, I don't feel like he'd make that kind of transition as gracefully as someone like William Regal has done, because he was such a hyper-competitive guy.  But especially with the Wellness Policy weeding out medical problems like it was, I think his in-ring WWE career would have come to an end, whether or not by his own choice, very soon after that last title win.  I don't know whether they would have put him in the Hall, but he would have been as good a choice as anyone.