The most bogus act Sid ever pulled off

Hey Scott,

Can you explain why so many people seemed to have thought Sid had the potential to be a top draw, "the guy" level, main event player? Obviously he's got an imposing physique and had a certain charisma in that insane intensity, but I can't imagine why anyone would ever see him as anything more than a great candidate for Hogan's 80s monster heel of the season. He could never work, to the point that he was sometimes dangerous, he got by on that intensity in his promos, pretty much never saying anything of substance, and his energy was so aggressively (p)sychotic that I can't imagine why anyone would ever think he could be a babyface. I'm mystified as to why this guy was being positioned as the future at certain points in both WWF and WCW- did he ever really draw? Why? Who was paying to see this guy?!


Way more people than were ever going to pay to watch Roman Reigns.  Sid at least had an actual star presence and charisma in his own weird retarded way that is sorely lacking in today's "stars".  

QOTD 19: It pulled down my head pants and blew my mind

Hola Otters, after a rousing discussion of the most disappointing series finales, it’s now time to talk about those shows that ended in such deliciously satisfying ways they had weight watchers points.

What are your favorite Series Finales? What Satisfied you most, and why? Are there finales other people hate, but you really like? 

For me:

Scrubs is probably my favorite – just the right amount of fan service, conflict, resolution, sappiness, and the way JD finally gets his hug from Dr. Cox is the best thing in the history of TV, ever. Well, not ever, but it was really freaking good.

The Wire – While the last season’s whole serial killer thing was a little weird, I liked how it essentially showed that despite following these characters for 5 Seasons, life goes on with or without them, hustlers hustle, Police Police, drug addicts take drugs, and no matter who you are, you’re human.

The Shield – Really the penultimate episode is my favorite, where we get a list of every single possible sin Vic committed over the previous seasons, and it is brutal, because it kind of makes us realize just how big of a bastard this guy we’ve been rooting for, is. The finale was pretty good, too, giving us some satisfaction in the Dutch / Claudia department, and a variety of other details that made the whole thing feel satisfying.

The Sopranos: This is a subject worthy of it’s own post. Stand by.

Star Trek TNG: I loved the optimism of the episode, how that sometimes humanity can approach planes of thought that transcend our corporeal existence – but at the same time the episode makes sure to point out that we must cherish that existence.

King of The Hill – Bobby and Hank finally find something they can truly bond over, forever. “I think it’s the last one,” says Bobby, as an in joke to the fact King of The Hill was seemingly always cancelled, then came back.


Blog Otter Award: CultStatus for a burn so harsh we all traveled back to 1955.

So ROH pulled a TNA…

You know TNA’s obsession with mysterious vignettes that threaten a new force is invading the company.  You also all know how the reveal is ultimately underwhelming (Tito Ortiz anyone).  I’m a little trepiditious about this one.  The Blog loves nothing better then unsubstantiated guessing so I figured the thousands hundreds of people who visit the blog and follow the indys could weigh in on who exactly this is about.