BTW, did you see the guy dressed up as Gene Simmons? Someone must have told him that he was going to a Kiss concert.
Best line I heard all night: "Someone could drop a bomb on this place and the collective IQ of the United States would shoot up by 12 points".
Hey, how's it going? I was reading the "Brushes" and was LOL at the one about Bagwell buying the guide book for the WCW vs. nWo N64 game. I kind of pictured he and Norton sitting in his basement in full costume with Norton trying to read the move descriptions to Buff. Buff gets pissed because the moves aren't working so he grabs the book out of Norton's hands and tries to balance it in his lap, read it, and play at the same time. Meanwhile, Norton has a look on his face like someone just pissed in his Wheaties and sits there and sulks, waiting for his turn.
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Click on back issues, and select issue 440, July 24-30, 1997 for another recap of the Lawler - Kaufman feud, including some pictures. A local video store here in Evarts, KY (Harlan County), sold some wrestling videos a couple of years ago, but the one with Lawler and Kaufman's match on it was already gone before I could get it, dang it! I was way into Memphis wrestling during this time, and I also remember Kaufman's "intergender" routine and how he got more and more off the wall. I didn't believe he was sick until after he was dead, either. And I barely believed he was dead.
Here is a random piece of info that I'm sure you will appreciate.
While watching Wrestlemania XIV, I managed to locate what I think is probably one of the most overlooked facts concerning that event.
As one of the participants came to the ring (I forget which it was) for the main event of that card, if you look out into the crowd you see will see a sign that said:"Arn Anderson: The REAL Enforcer"( cool play on the fact that Tyson was billed as the "enforcer" for that match )
There is at least one intelligent wrestling fan in Boston.
I was at this past Monday's Nitro in Louisville and had it recorded so I could watch it when I got home. Well, I just recently got the tape and began watching it. As DDP is making his entrance, UK basketball players Cameron Mills and Scott Padgett can be seen holding a sign that says 'Wojo fears the Rings Of Magloire'. I don't know how big of a college basketball fan you are, or even if you saw highlights of the Kentucky vs Duke game. But during the game a couple of players got tangled up, Kentucky's center Jamal Magloire had Duke's guard Steve Wojo locked in what appears to be the Rings Of Saturn. I think this is present in James Thornsberry's Nitro report. (He's my roommate by the way.) He told me he saw Padgett and Mills holding a sign that said 'The Rings Of Magloire' but he couldn't see the rest of it so I ran that part in slow motion. Anyways, just another interesting tidbit from the Al Archives.
At Wrestlemania on Sunday, Jesse James Armstrong was wearing a shirt that said: "Look, Mom, no curse".