Another note on the King Kong Bundy thing, there is a question in the TV Guide Game asking who Married With Children is named after and King Kong Bundy is the answer. How flattering.
What's the deal with the shirt Nash has been wearing during tag team matches? I think it's hysterical that the shirt says "Nash" on the front in the same font used for the credits of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." Can Nash turn the world on with his smile?
On our way out of the arena, a crowd of people were gathered near the Eric Bischoff dunking booth. I looked around wondering why the crowd was gathering, as I looked back towards the large garage door that all the television trucks enter the Target Center. Inside the building I caught a glimpse of Ric Flair and Gene Okerlund, but most amazingly there was Ralphus standing outside the door!
The hilarious part was that he was still in full character! He was "standing guard" outside the arena making sure no unauthorized persons made it backstage. At this point I took off my jacket, yelled "Hey Ralphus" and pointed to the "Jericho Personal Security" t-shirt I was wearing. Ralphus just gave me the thumbs up and then pointed at another onlooker to stay back. I don't think I have the physique to wear the t-shirt like Ralphus does, but I think he was flattered none the less.
I should mention (as we've been corresponding for some time now) how I stumbled on to your site. You may find it kind of funny.
I was eating a Slim Jim one night and I found a small piece of bone in it. I looked up Slim Jim on the Web (too much time on my hands) to e-mail them about it. That's where I saw the link to DDT Digest. The rest, as they say, is history.
Those bastards from Slim Jim never wrote back either.
As for your comment about the Jericho/Steiner match and how stiff it looked, there's a good reason. During the commercial break after Steiner did his little speech, some fan whipped a beer right at him and hit him square in the back. Needless to say, BPP exploded. He literally sprinted out of the ring and jumped over the guard rail and tried to attack this guy who was talking some s*** to the Steiner. BPP was really mad, bright red and looking quite vehement.
Later that night, when the talent was leaving the Target Center, I saw BPP get into his car, and I shouted, "Roid Rage!" and when he drove by, he flicked ME off...that's my brush with greatness as well. The car was being driven by Buff Bagwell, in the passenger seat was Hall, and back seat was Steiner.
And for that Norton match, all I can say is 'wow'. One of those chest chops sounded like a gunshot, and the whole arena cringed after that one.
(I know this is pretty much a WCW-oriented website, but I just *had* to comment on this...)
I don't think anyone on anything I've seen has commented on this, but are we aware there are TWO WWF commercials? They look identical at first glance, and it would be purely understandable for someone to mistake the second version for the first, assuming they've already seen it. However, the differences are there.
In the first scene, Austin says "Some people have the *right* idea about the World Wrestling Federation..." In the second, the erotic embrace is more intense over Sable's shoulder, and Val Venis opens his towel for a young women who disappears below it. While Maivia says that they don't give a damn about being role models, Kane is putting the caffeine from his coffee (original version) to use by choking out a suit in the door frame. The Undertaker's segment is nearly identical, though he contradicts his statement - "we are NOT good wholesome, family entertainment."
During the melee in the lobby, Mankind gives a brief line before Mr. Socko tells a fallen exec to "Have a nice day!" Note that in the background, Helmsley is no longer sitting peacefully in a chair, but instead is shaking another exec upside-down by his feet! However, the conclusion of the commercial plays out the same in both version.
Just wanted to point this out!
Spice rules. I know that, you know that, even my 4-year-old cheers Spice.
Hell, I've even got him to rib my wife on Mondays saying "Hey, dad, when can we trade mommy in for Spice?"
Whooo, she gets livid.
As a wrestling fan, WCW consistently does a variety of annoying things. But yesterday's Nitro spot with Kimberly being thrown from a car finally annoyed me on a professional level. I have been a certified Emergency Medical Technician in Washington, DC since 1995 and help teach an EMT class here. If one of my students exhibited such poor medical skills when dealing with a patient with a potential spinal injury, I would throw them out of the class.
In the spot last night, the medical personnel attempted to roll Kim while severely twisting her neck. They did not hold onto her head to ensure the safety of her cervical spine. They secured her head to a backboard, but did not secure the rest of her body to the board. That not only will not ensure the integrity of her spine, but will increase the likelihood that she will be injured. If this was done on a real patient, the medical personnel would be guilty of criminal negligence.
I realize that I am nitpicking here, but if they're going to take the time to show the medics immobilizing her, they should take the time to do it right, particularly if they have the medical personnel and equipment available. I have performed a full spinal immobilization on a real patient in under five minutes. They could have taken the time to make it look real.
Could happen in a million years:
Couldn't happen in a million years:
And, after poking around on the Internet today, I found out exactly who she is. It's Torrie Wilson, a "fitness personality" (credit Wrestlemaniacs for the name and website address).
All of the pictures on her site are copyrighted, so I can't repost or display them here. However, here's a link to the particular picture on her site that looks the most like the one above. The pictures on her site certainly are, ummmm...aesthetically pleasing.