Just wanted to add my two cents in regarding Jason Hervey on Nitro. He seemed rather outspoken when it came to his sense of power as the "guy who writes the checks". Well, my sister worked for his company Trident Entertainment for a couple of years and they constantly had payroll problems.
At one point, it was so bad that no one got paid for three pay periods. Naturally, that fact, along with Jason's inflated ego, proved reason enough for her to find employment elsewhere.
Oh yeah, Trident doesn't have their own jet either.
I have an old guitar magazine from September, 1996, and an ad for Epiphone Guitars [the lower model of Gibson guitars] has Chad Brock in it, listed as "WCW Wrestler".
The type face is tiny on the ad, so it might be a bit rough to see in the scan. (Click here to see the ad.)
I know "Brushes with Greatness" is dead, but I have a short but good one. I was flying from Houston to Pensacola, Florida last night (Sunday), and who was on my flight but Mick Foley!
He was standing right next to me at the baggage carousel, but I didn't really want to make a big deal out of it, and he looked like he was pretty tired. First of all, he was wearing Winnie the Pooh sweat pants. Second of all, the dude was talking to himself the whole time he was standing there. I guess it's not an act! He seemed very nice when a few people came up and recognized him, but I didn't want to be one of those losers who came up and said, "Hey, aren't you Mick Foley?!" Anyway, just thought I'd relate that to you.
Well, since you've read this far, I might as well tell you the two interesting stories to come out of this. The first is that this was not a big money thing. If you won the local version, you get all of $1,000 and a trip to Hollywood, and from what I read on the waiver you sign, that's pretty much it, even if you win the big contest in California. Given that, would you believe that there were people cheating on the ten-question test? I saw two people standing around a corner with the clipboard and test in their hand, talking in hushed tones to someone on their cell phone. Just crazy. I mean, if you've got to cheat to qualify, there's a bigger problem.
The other interesting story is more positive. On one of the breaks, they asked trivia questions and took answers from the crowd, awarding free t-shirts. They asked the question "On I Dream of Jeannie, who was Major Anthony Nelson's best friend?" They point the microphone to a guy in the crowd with his hand raised, and it's Bill Daily, the guy who played Major Healy, Major Nelson's best friend! Pretty funny.
Anyway, sorry to disappoint. I thought it would be a better story as I was pretty confident I'd make the cut on the knowledge qualifications...who knew about the interview?