I just read your report on the 4/7 Thunder. Amen to your comment on the ugly! I've never seen ECW, but when the rumors started about Chastity showing up in WCW and the ECW marks talked about what a babe she was, I was quite naturally intrigued. Then when we finally get a good look at her, she is FUGLY. I mean, she makes Luna looks like Miss America. You don't suppose that Hak's singapore cane is really an ugly stick that Chastity's been whacked with too many times?
Well, this shows the effectiveness of the Singa^H^H^H^H^HKendo Stick that Hak uses. Beats up opponents and makes women look so ugly you need a caseful of beer before making the move. Kills two birds with one stone!
Aldo, the Thunder report was great, as always. Couple of things. First, I have to agree with you on the subject of Tenay. Not only does he know the correct names of just about all the moves you can imagine, but he can call more than thirty seconds of action without mentioning the upcoming PPV, or some other story totally related to the match. Even when Tenay does have to plug something (PPV, hotline) he manages to fit it within the framework of the match.
Also, I agree that it is good to see the "old" Horsemen back. As someone who is fairly new to watching the sport of wrestling, I never got to see Tully, Arn, Ric, and Barry/Ole back when they were badasses. Now, I'm finally getting a chance to see why Bill loves Arn so much. One thing though - who will be the fourth Horsemen? It seems obvious that Mongo couldn't quite cut it, and I've heard some names tossed around: Bret Hart, DDP, Goldberg, Sting, and Saturn, just to name a few. I personally am thinking DDP, considering several things. One, he has recently started to turn to a heel, at the same time as the Horsemen. Two, he has seemingly been feuding with Flair for the last few weeks. And three, why else would he be in the four corner match? Granted, he is a very good wrestler, but there are a lot of very good wrestlers in WCW.
Finally, why doesn't WCW stop using active wrestlers as its bookers? This obviously is not working (although recent matches have been very good, in my opinion). They need to look around and find someone who knows about wrestling, but won't play favorites. True, it may be only a fantasy, but someone like that must exist.
This may bring out the "mark" in me, but I'll say it anyway. I enjoy seeing the Horsemen of old come out. Even though we know they will meet their end at the hands of Hogan and friends, it's nice to see actual heels running amuck instead of stables like the Wolfpac that try to get over with the crowd while beating up people.
As for DDP, that's always a possibility. On that note, I was surprised when he won the belt at the PPV, not so much because I didn't think he could do it, but because of the four participants I figured DDP would be the one to eat the pin. Although I dislike his interviews and wish he had more of a wrestling arsenal, DDP is a decent worker and has paid his dues in the business, and it's good to see him hold some heavyweight gold for all he's endured.
However, a few of the sheets are rampant with speculation that DDP is going to put over Kevin Nash at Slamboree. Only at the next PPV will we find out the truth to these claims. In any case, I am hoping the two can work in a good feud before the booker holds the top title in the promotion.
I got it! I got it! I got it!
I know what Riki Rachtman is doing in WCW...
WCW and WWF like to copy some of the other federation's talent (and I use the term loosely)...
I think Riki's supposed to be...Shane McMahon!!
Everybody pray they don't make Riki the TV Champ...
I am already seeing a vision about how WCW is going to have Benoit put Rachman over at The Great American Bash. :(
Juvi can't imitate it as well as Mankind, but, that was still pretty good, if ya smell-la-la-la... what Juvi... is cookin'.