Hey Scott,Not that you need a primer, but I wrote this for the younger fan looking to dip their toes into the WCW realm. Wouldn’t mind hearing some of your picks.
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From: Matthew Graham
Date: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Subject: Great wrestling visuals (re: the rebirth of Brock Lesnar)
I just rewatched Summerslam and the greatest highlight for the match for me took place after Brock’s victory.
With Punk writhing in pain on the canvas, a spent Lesnar crawled over to the upper right corner not to aid Paul Heyman but to retrieve the folded steel chair that insured his victory. He held it up on its side and rested his forehead on the metal. The camera cuts back to show Punk clutching his leg, selling the damage done.
Then Dunn in the truck quickly cuts back to an extreme close up of Lesnar’s profile, head still digging into the steel chair…smiling like a gargoyle.
What a haunting, all-telling, terrific shot.
Got me thinking though. What do you think are some of the best visuals or shots since in the last thirty years of the business aside of Austin bleeding in the sharpshooter?
One shot that doesn’t get enough love is of Punk blowing a kiss at Vince before taking to the crowd with his newly won WWE title at MITB ’11.
You know, you may not think it doesn’t get any love, but try poking around a wrestling msg board, you’ll see it about 30 times in 2 posts.
For me, I love the shot of Vince looking over the apron, covered in blood from WMXIX.
As you mentioned, Stone Cold with the blood and such is probably the greatest of all time. Hell, it made it to a t-shirt.
> Hey Scott, seeing as the BODers would never do anything as shocking as stream a WWE PPV online, what is your opinion on the Payback card, is it worth the buy?
> Here is the card –
> Cena/Ryback (3 stages)
> Jericho/CM Punk
> Shield/Bryan & Orton
> Kaitlyn/AJ Lee
> Ziggler/Del Rio
> 7 matches, and we know it will be a shit hot crowd. I think this could be a great show if we count on Jericho/Punk, Shield/Orton & Bryan and Ziggler/Del Rio all delivering. Cena/Ryback could be some fun carnage, and I'm a sucker for triple threat matches regardless of how crap the participants are. Ambrose/Kane wasn't very good on Raw but who knows… and the ladies match at least has that funny bastard Big E Langston involved.
> What say you? Probably worth a chance for the reasons mentioned. I might get it depending on my mood.
> It has now been three years since Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff came to TNA.
> In your opinion, have they been worth the investment? Would you retain them both? Or just one? Or neither?
Quick Note: I am back from vacation so I will post my TNA weekly PPV review on Saturday and then will follow my schedule after that.
Read on to see what Matt Hardy bought at the mall and how Hornswoggle disrupted a bar. Also, a fan tells the Road Dogg that he loves him and Macho Man tells a fan to see him on the Spice Channel.
Here is last week’s installment. Read on to see which wrestler made a fan by him a kebab and who likes lemon slices with their Coors Light. Also, nice stories about Owen Hart and Hillbilly Jim.
A fantastic documentary aired tonight in the UK on Channel 4 called The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family. It’s about a family who own a small wrestling promotion and academy.
The family’s daughter is FCW/NXT wrestler Paige, and shows her rise from wrestling in front of a few dozen people for her father’s promotion, to getting invited for a WWE trial all the way to moving out to the states and debuting in FCW. It also shows the family’s son and his struggle to achieve the same success as his sister. He has had a few WWE tryouts but was said to be underweight, although he did appear on Smackdown in a squash against Big Show.
It’s well worth watching and can be watched online at the following link:
Unsure if it can be accessed in Canada or US, if not its worth hunting for on youtube.