- What is your age and how long have you watched wrestling?
- Do you have access to wrestling information such as the "sheets" or an online equivalent?
- Which are your favorite wrestlers and why?
- Which are your least favorite wrestlers and why?
There's been a lot of flack sent Schiavone's way in "the trades" these days, at least the internet trades, about him ignoring matches to talk about the other nonsense going on in the WCW. It's very very true, as you know. Funny thing is, tonight on Nitro Tony made a few comments apologizing about ignoring matches so he could spout about Bam Bam (Bam Bam) Bigelow. I wonder if someone has been laying in to him about it??? Time will tell...
I'm watching Nitro tonight, and Scott Putski comes out, and all I can think of is the guy who used to sing for Extreme.
On an unrelated note, an angle I'd love to see...announced is a Chris Jericho title defense...out comes Lenny Lane with the belt to fight the match, pretending he's Jericho. Nobody notices it's really Lenny until the match is already under way. Lenny somehow wins the match. Jericho comes out to congratulate him and get his belt back. Lenny says, "No no...I defended the belt, I won the match, the belt is mine." (like the tag team situation) J.J. (or whoever, since he seems to have been fired (please God, not Piper again)) comes out and rules Lenny the new TV Champ since he did, in fact, win a title defense. Jericho goes nuts, and lays the smack down on Lenny, setting up a Lane-Jericho "loophole" feud like the Malenko angle a few months back or maybe freeing Jericho up to feud with Greenberg. Either way, Lenny would get a title, which would be cool and Jericho could move upward in the title hierarchy.
MLM here (an occasional guest reporter on DDT Digest- okay, so I've only done one report, sue me) - just wanted to point out something you may have missed about Nitro this week. If you were looking closely enough, you'll notice that the car that Bam Bam drove up to the arena is THE SAME CAR that Jo-Jo Dillon left in when he "quit". Hmmm... do I smell a conspiracy here??? Perhaps Jo-Jo brought "The Beast From The East" into WCW, against Bischoff's wishes? (I'm working from a storyline perspective here- we all know Bischoff signed him. Just more of the same talent-raiding of ECW that's been going on the past couple years.)
I'd have to disagree here. There is no angle going on in WCW that is more interesting than the LWO. Think about it. It's complex, multi-faceted, affects multiple other angles, and every week brings something truly new. This is an angle with a lot to offer now and a lot more to offer in the future, and you're not giving it enough credit.
What I like best about it is that it respects continuity so much. I hate sudden, pointless swerves with no reasonable motivation. The LWO angle has given us some (admit it) truly unexpected developments, like the involvement of Konnan and Saturn, but (and this is key) they -make sense- and respect and refer to previous angles. It makes sense that Eddy Guerrero and the luchadors would band together to form a stable and get some recognition and respect from fans, colleagues, and promoters. It makes sense that Chavo would reject the LWO despite Eddy's pleas to snap out of it. It makes sense that Konnan, the dean of WCW luchadors, would be concerned about his fellow Latinos having their resentment of Bischoff's exploitation be exploited in turn by Eddy Guerrero, and that he would appeal to Saturn's experience with the flock to make Saturn understand this. It makes sense that Saturn would resent Konnan horning in on his TV time and suspect the flamboyant star of hogging the spotlight.
How are all these subplots going to turn out? And what's going to happen now with Rey Mysterio, Jr? Is Konnan going to leave the Wolfpac to try to take over the LWO? Or is the Wolfpac going to be drawn in to a feud with the LWO? Is Saturn going to fight them all at once? Are Raven and Kanyon going to be mixed up in this? This is truly fresh, new, and interesting, and makes sure that all of these guys, especially the luchadors, are being used well instead of languishing.
To whatever booker is doing this, well done!
The real reason Jesse and Hogan hate each other is Hogan totally stole Jesse's gimmick and act in the ring. They never got to lock up one on one and they were supposed to right before Jesse retired. Look at Hogan's movie as the Navy Seal! Jesse was a Navy Seal. Jesse always used to rip on Hogan on his radio show on KFAN here in Minneapolis. He always said he would get back into the ring one more time if Hogan would agree to it. So far he has not. Also, if Hogan is indeed serious about running for president I sure hope his Sexual Harassment case that was settled out of court here in the Twin Cities. That is why a few Nitros ago while at the Target Center Hogan was nowhere to be found. He would have been served his court papers. The above incident occurred after the very first Nitro at the Mall Of America.
Scott Steiner's reference to "I got the hook up, holla if you hear me, is a reference to Master P's song, "I got the hook up"..The song is based on the movie, which Master P stars in. The movie is about P finding a lot of cell phones, and sells them like drugs to the locals...
Tonight I got really bored and decided to watch Starrcade '97. Besides the gross screwjob in the "Match of the Century", when Bill Goldberg fought Mongo he not only came out first, but when his music started with he little gong noise it received no reaction. The moral is that it took WCW less than a year to turn some no name into a world champ (duh).
I would like to comment on the King of Manufactured Housing, that being DDP. I find his mic skills and air time twice as annoying as Hogan or Kitty B. Badd's. Let's take for instance, Hollywood "Scum" Hogan. Randy "Macho Scum" Savage. Bret "The Hitscum" Hart. These are insults. I had read where he actually asked the Union of Diamond Cutters, his fan club, to come up with a nice insulting name that he could call Bret Hart. The winner's idea was "The Accident of Evolution." Now THAT's funny! But instead, he opted for "Hitscum." And the fans cheer him. It's a mystery to me. I guess if you have enough beers and you are JACKED then you can listen to about anything. But frankly, Rick Steiner is more appealing to me than DDP. There is something to be said about that.
It seems to me that we're heading toward a Starrcade main event with two guys who have yet to do the job.
Goldberg is on his big winning streak, and I don't think Nash has been beaten yet in WCW.
I can't remember Nash being pinned or submitting once in this 2½ year WCW stint. The closest I think he ever came to doing the job was in a six-man match at Slamboree '97 that saw Nash, Scott Hall & Syxx lose to Ric Flair, Roddy Piper & Kevin Greene.
The end of the match saw all three nWo members laid out. Flair put Hall in the figure-four, Piper trapped Nash in a sleeper, and Greene pounded Syxx into the mat with a powerslam. All the nWo guys had their shoulders down as the referee counted the fall.
But I think the "official" ruling is that only Hall was pinned.
If I'm wrong, I'd like to know. And I'm hoping DDT Digest readers can help.
While watching WW3 tonight, Matt was pondering something I thought we should share with you and all the DDT Digest fans. Several years ago the wrestling world was introduced to a numb-nut (for a lack of a better adjective) who was lacking in both ring and mic skill, but was very well received by the fans......a butt puppet known to you as Warrior. Eight years later, this d*ckweed's lack of skills has diminished (if that's even possible) and he has a very, and I emphasize the word "very," little fan base. What do you think the fans reaction to Goldberg will be 8 years from now, whether he's wrestling for the majority of that time or not? Don't get us wrong though, Goldberg isn't that bad and at least he's improving.....