- I won't be able to do the Thunder report tomorrow night, and Jeremy Franklin will be covering for me. Lord knows, I wouldn't want you to have to go two weeks without your favorite fountain of misinformation, so I thought I'd post what would have been my pre-show report.
- Trivia Question from Todd S.: Monday marked the beginning of Lex Luger's fifth WCW U.S. Title reign. He is now tied with another wrestler for the most times holding that title. Who is that wrestler? Answer at the end of the report.
- The mailbag:
- From Brad in Australia, regarding the trivia question on the main page:
I was sure the answer to your trivia question was going to be Paul Bearer :)
- I found it kind of funny that Kimberly can no longer be on Nitro unless DDP's there because he fears for her safety. Yeah, and he did such a good job of protecting her a week ago.
- Arn Anderson's official webpage has been updated with a new feature on the early 90s.
- Ric Drasin is looking to purchase a 16-foot portable wrestling ring. If you know of one for sale, please e-mail him. Tell him I sent you!
- Trivia Answer: Ric Flair. Todd's complete e-mail is as follows:
A couple of things I discovered after watching Nitro on Monday 8/10. First, Lex Luger's US title reign is his fifth in NWA/WCW. That ties him with Ric Flair who won his fifth US title over Konnan at Bash at the Beach '96. Also, it is Luger's first US title reign since 1990 when he beat Stan Hansen for the belt.
I have also calculated all the championship reigns held by any and all members of the Four Horsemen in both WCW/NWA and the WWF. I didn't count regional titles, six-man titles, and other titles no longer in existence, nor did I count Benoit's two non-televised TV title reigns since WCW does not recognize them. In total, through every member of the Four Horsemen over the years, they as a group have won a combined 87 different titles from the WCW/NWA and the WWF.