A Must See
- Trivia Question: Who did Ric Flair win his very first NWA World Heavyweight Title from? (Answer at the end of the report)
- For all you Arn Anderson marks out there, Arn's doing a couple of personal appearances at the end of December, one in Maryland and one in Long Island. See his official website for more details.
- I finally got a chance to watch the copy of the Bret Hart video that I ordered. It was absolutely incredible. I can't say enough good things about it. To put it into perspective, I watched it with my old roommate. We co-owned and co-habitated a house for something like seven years. These days, we only get to see each other every four months or so. As such, whenever we see each other, there's a lot of catching up to do. However, once we started this video, we just sat and watched in rapt silence because it was so engaging. I highly recommend you watch or tape it off of A&E or order a copy from the official website.
- The mailbag:
- From Trevor T.:
Two nights ago, as I was surfing across the nether reaches of my cable system, I came across an episode of the new Dating Game hosted by Chuck Woolery. The female contestant was asking her questions of Billy Kidman, Disco Inferno and Chris Jericho, eventually to pick one of them as her date.
There was much classic banter, back and forths, and well-intentioned insults, with Kidman and Jericho clearly overshadowing Disco. Needless to say, the female contestant showed incredible good taste and picked Jericho for a cozy vacation to Hawaii.
- From John D. of University of Maryland, with something for us to look for during Starrcade:
Bill, if you think MCI Center isn't ready for Starrcade yet, did you notice all the wrestling signs at the Maryland-Stanford game Sunday?
Three signs were shown on camera: "Profit 3:16", "8-0 Who's Next?" and "Fear the Turtle", all from the Terrapin basketball fans. I told you I'd have a "ddtdigest.com" sign at Starrcade, and so as soon as Maryland beats up on NoName State University the day of Starrcade at Cole Field House, my roommate and I will roll over to the MCI Center. Our seats are in section 112, so hopefully you'll see my sign from you're sitting.
- From Rob Q. of Huntington, WV:
Just wanted to drop you a note regarding the Souled Out PPV from Charleston, WV on Jan. 17, 1999. Tickets went on sale today (Friday) at 10:00 AM, and were sold out in 2 hours and 25 minutes. Some people reportedly were camping outside the Civic Arena since Wednesday night. Thought I'd pass that info on to you.
Unfortunately, I was unable to acquire a ticket, but I'll catch it on TV for sure. (It's cheaper that way, anyhow!)
- Regarding Ric Flair's heart attack, Dalton Mayo of The Ringside Seat says it best:
All I could think was that at least they didn't have Bobby Heenan run out there and start CPR . . .
- Dan T. sent along a great link to an article in the Charlotte Observer about Ric Flair's incident Monday night.
- For you boxing fans out there, you may have noticed that boxing legend Archie Moore passed away last week. I noticed that Moore's last official professional fight, not counting an exhibition match he later fought, was again Mike DiBiase in Phoenix, Arizona. I know that Ted DiBiase is from Arizona and his dad, "Iron Mike", was a professional wrestler. Was he Archie Moore's last opponent, too? If anyone knows for sure either way, please let me know.
- I don't watch much football, and I detest the Redskins, but I happened to have the Redskins/Panthers game on in the background as I was doing some stuff around the house on Sunday. In the second quarter, they showed a sideline conference of the Panthers, and at one point one of the players attempted to physically assault his own coach. Any guesses who it was?
Yep, Kevin Greene. I guess he's taking The Waterboy a little too seriously.
- Trivia Answer: Dusty Rhodes