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Sabu gets pretty torn up in this match. If there were more matches like this on his early FMW tours that could have went a long way to adding to his scar collection.

 

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There probably really wasn't a pre-crazy Sabu. I remember a blurb from a quick hits column, in a 90 or 91 Apter mag, about how there's a wrestler named Sabu who's basically 6ft of scar tissue.

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30 minutes ago, elizium said:

There probably really wasn't a pre-crazy Sabu. I remember a blurb from a quick hits column, in a 90 or 91 Apter mag, about how there's a wrestler named Sabu who's basically 6ft of scar tissue.

It's like how Arn Anderson was never a kid. Arn was always a surly, balding middle aged man. Sabu was never a kid. He's always been a scarred up, pothead, touring the country in a dilapidated Winnebago.

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1 hour ago, PetrolCB said:

The Sabu Reality Tour. 

For $37.50, you get a pizza bagel and bite size 3 Musketeers.

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I was going to joke that Sabu moonsaulted his way out of the womb, but it's just as likely that fetus Sabu tripped trying to springboard off a chair and fell out of the womb.

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And the attending doctors and nurses started a You F'd Up chant. Thus, smark culture was born.

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On 11/8/2016 at 5:52 PM, Nice Guy Eddie said:

It's like how Arn Anderson was never a kid. Arn was always a surly, balding middle aged man. Sabu was never a kid. He's always been a scarred up, pothead, touring the country in a dilapidated Winnebago.

You're not lying.  There's footage of Arn Anderson in Southeastern Championship Wrestling acting like he's a young stud and he's probably in his early 20s and he looks 40.

2:00 in.

 

 

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Guys, does anyone recall the date of the Nitro where they showed Jim Duggan's retirement speech when he had cancer?

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45 minutes ago, Infinit said:

Guys, does anyone recall the date of the Nitro where they showed Jim Duggan's retirement speech when he had cancer?

Im trying to figure it out, but one thing I do remember is that I'm almost positive it was on Thunder so that puts it after January 1998

 

EDIT: His announcement aired on the 9/10/1998 Thunder, but was done during a Saturday Night taping

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On 11/8/2016 at 10:54 AM, keith_h said:

Sabu gets pretty torn up in this match. If there were more matches like this on his early FMW tours that could have went a long way to adding to his scar collection.

 

If that bump over the wire onto the outside didn't cause about half of those scars, what would? 

Also, Sabu deserves his own Winnebago Tour reality show. No script, he just ODs, gets injured, tapes himself up, keeps rolling with his psycho manager/valet

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I love that (semi apocryphal) Sabu story where he steps out of the Winnebago and punches a guy in the face who called him by his real name, and it turns out to be some dude he went to high school with

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On 11/3/2016 at 11:18 PM, PetrolCB said:

Whoever has them last, presumably keeps them. RVD used the old winged eagle ECW TV title at a recent Comic Con, and Kidman posted a pic of the WCW Cruiser tag on Twitter a few months back. Unlike today, where everyone puts the belts back into the road case (depressingly shown in the Bryan doc, where he's on cloud nine, and then stores it prior to showering), I'm guessing the last champs have them. Which, if I remember correctly, was why RVD had a replica strap in '06, because they couldn't get it back from Rhyno(?), when he was duel champ. 

On a side note, it'll seem like a minor discrepancy, but why is Becky sporting a replica belt still? That's embarrassing. 

All the ECW belts were kept by the talent that held them at the time. Doring and Roadkill even did the occasional title defense. Rhino's TV belt was stolen from his home, and he used the ECW belt in a TNA angle.

 

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Why is there seemingly so little footage from St. Louis out there? I can go onto YouTube and watch a ton of Memphis, or Portland, or Texas, orold WWF/NWA tv or a bunch of other promotions, but there's next to nothing from Wrestling At the Chase. 

I know Sam Munchnick used to sell some footage. Is that all there is? It's one of the promotions I've seen next to nothing of, so I'd love to dive in to whatever is out there. 

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The Fight Network used to show St Louis wrestling all the time. I think Larry Matysik owns the footage? 

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Highspots has 9 volumes of St. Louis wrestling on their on demand site, and each volume is about two and a half hours long. 

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Yeah, pretty sure Larry has the footage. He released a bunch of footage that he announced on; it's for sale in the back of the Chase book. 

Sucks that the greatest ever Murdoch promo from St. Louis after the tag match against David Von Erich and I think Gene Kiniski isn't on Youtube anymore. I did find this though, which has the story of Murdoch buying beer that was so cheap it literally had no label and was just a white can, a la Repo Man. There's another one I found on there where in Japan in '72, Flair tried to grab a fry off of Murdoch's plate and he stabbed through his hand into the table with his fork and said "Rookie, don't touch my plate" hahaha

 

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I can't even imagine the amount of fun you'd have had running with the Texas Outlaws back in the day

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As long as you can keep up with their drinking. Otherwise you'd probably end up the victim of a cruel rib like the one Dusty mentions in that clip

Or you end up at a Klan rally for no reason

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Had I known St. Louis to be so rare, I wouldn't have thrown out the 30+ VHS tapes of Wrestling at The Chase a co-worker gave me back in 2004

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On 11/10/2016 at 1:39 AM, sydneybrown said:

You're not lying.  There's footage of Arn Anderson in Southeastern Championship Wrestling acting like he's a young stud and he's probably in his early 20s and he looks 40.

 

Recently saw Arn as a young job guy in Mid-South and swear to god he looks like Cheers era Frasier Crane.

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