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  1. The billed weight thing is so weird sometimes. In his book, Hardcore Holly talked about how Vince went through a phase where they wanted to bill everyone at their real weights. So Rey went from like 190 down to 160. But for whatever reason, they kept billing Christian at 230 and Holly at 225. Holly said his weight was more or less accurate but you'd have to be blind to look at him and look at Christian and think that Christian was heavier than he was.
  2. "Look at him Tony. Just look at him. Dominating the other man. Just look at him."
  3. JR said that Murdoch showed him a Klan membership card.
  4. Orndorff would've been an acceptable replacement for Hansen. I'll allow it but only if we can build a time machine and he can have this theme music
  5. IIRC, his title win got a huge pop too. I haven't watched that match in a while but I remember the crowd going banana when Mongo won. Also, whose bright idea was it to give an untrained football player the Tombstone Piledriver as a finish?
  6. Stan Hansen should've been Sting's first challenger instead of The Black Scorpion bullshit. It's not like Hansen wouldn't have done the job because he did one for Luger at Starrcade 1990. It would've cemented Sting as a "tough guy" and a credible champion ala what Foley did for HHH and Orton. It would've robbed us of all of Tony Schiavone's stories of drunk Ric Flair wearing The Black Scorpion mask flashing everyone in the hotel while going, "Stiiiiiing, how will you deal with this?!" but I'm willing to make that sacrifice.
  7. Also, Razor should've turned on Taker and fought him at WM11. Neither guy had a compelling feud going on and that would've been something of a dream match at the time. I guess the only downside would be that it would've robbed us of 1-2-3 Kid's pajama....er.....kimono outfit at WM11
  8. This isn't a wrestling take but you bringing up the Scalabrine thing made me think of just how wide the gulf between your good streetballer is to your benchwarming college player to good college player to NBA player is. I mean it's huge. I remember the college players would play against normal dudes in street ball and just never miss. And there were guys who couldn't get off the bench on the college team (Miami Hurricanes) playing against guys who played in high school. And then every now and then an NBA player from the Heat or a visiting team would show up for a quick workout at the Wellness
  9. He had a shirt that just said "Big Nasty Bastard" on it. I remember one of my buddies who is just a casual fan at best got a kick out of that shirt and actually went to a couple of RAWs with me in Miami in 99/00 to find it.
  10. What tends to get overlooked when people talk about Flair being formulaic is that he was working a lot with guys like Sting and Luger in the late-80s and those guys were still really green. It's easy to forget that Luger and Sting had only really been in the business about 3 or 4 years when they were essentially pushed as main eventers in JCP. Flair kind of had to keep it simple when working with them. I remember JJ Dillon telling a story about how many times Sting really didn't know what to do in between his moves. Flair and JJ would basically have to tell him to do stuff like "beat your ches
  11. It was a combination of both. I wanted to be close to the stage and there was also a ramp to get to a beer vendor nearby. So my wife and I got close to there. I wasn't consciously trying to be next to the speakers as much as I was just trying to get close to easy beer access and trying to be close to enough to see Lemmy rock out. The place was pretty packed and the one spot we found where we could see stuff that was also near the beer vendor/bathrooms and didn't have a ton of creepy neckbeards trying to grab my wife's ass (it was fucking ridiculous, I was pretty close to getting into like 10
  12. I remember standing near the speakers at a Motorhead concert and not being able to hear shit for like 3 days. It was kind of scary because it didn't go away after a few hours or a day. It wasn't even one of those things where it gradually got better after a bit and then went away. It was just like a constant stream of white noise in my ears for a couple of days. I went to work and literally had to have people write shit down that they wanted to say to me.
  13. Seems like Mayans is like Sons of Anarchy in that way then. Jax kills more people than cancer in that show and the local yokel cops are clearly incompetent or on the take yet no one seems to care.
  14. Eh, I don't know if he'd have had a long career in the NFL. I'm a UM alum and have been watching UM football since I was a kid in the 80s. The Rock was a decent player but he wasn't ever going to pass Sapp on the depth chart or the other defensive linemen we had at that point. Not to say he couldn't have made the NFL but even if he stayed healthy, I don't know how long he would've stayed in the league. He likely would've found his way into wrestling at some point or another, just may have taken longer.
  15. They definitely did. It sounded really close to a bad "f" word so I remember it got dropped quickly. IIRC, Edge and Christian were referring to the McMahon/Helmsley Regime as the "Facgime" jokingly as they couldn't figure out if they were a faction or a regime. But the way everyone said it really sounded like if you took the f word slur for gay people and combined it with regime.
  16. That's the best explanation of Dusty's mid-80s character I've seen. He came across like a redneck guy who won a good amount of money in a lottery or got a nice pay raise but it's not enough to be classified as "rich". He'd have a fur coat because he remembered rich people in the tv shows he watched as a kid had one and a nice car but he'd mostly tool around in shitty jeans and a Hank William's Jr t-shirt.
  17. Any news on a release date for Retromania on PS4? I did some quick searching but haven't found anything.
  18. Yeah that's the real Luger. DDP, Bischoff, Nikita and others interact with that account pretty regularly and Bischoff has talked about speaking to Lex on the phone every now and then has referenced Luger's tweets from the account.
  19. I remember a random HHH/Austin match from Buried Alive 96 where they were starting the JR heel turn. King was constantly needling JR about Vince's commentary habits. "JR, isn't it really annoying when Vince says '1-2, he got him...oh no he didnt'! Isn't that annoying JR?!" And the best was Austin putting HHH in a wristlock and JR calls it and tells Vince something to the effect of, "that's a wristlock not a wristwatch but you wouldn't know that".
  20. Tyler Bate kicking out at 1 from WALTER's powerbomb is the best highspot of the last 10 years.
  21. You know that if Russo was booking, this entire angle would just be a vehicle to get someone, anyone to say, "the royal penis is clean Your Highness" as a payoff.
  22. Don't know how hot of a take this is but here goes. I HATE all cinematic matches. They all look like a bunch of hokey horseshit to me. If I want to watch a movie, I'll watch a goddamn movie.
  23. Buying a ticket for a back-up crow is what slays me. Wrestlers don't have stunt doubles for crazy bumps (well except for that one time where Vampiro lit "Sting" on fire and pushed him off of the WCW version of the Titan Tron) and they'll make a concussed Bret Hart try to speed away in a rental car on an icy concrete area with production trucks all around him but they'll pay for a stunt crow.
  24. The best WCW spending story is from JJ Dillon's book. He said that when Sting did an appearance with a crow in 1997 they had to spend $5,000 to contract a crow handler. They had to buy plane tickets for the crow handler, the crow and get this...a back-up crow. They did this multiple times, had to pay the crow handler $5K each time and apparently the crow was only in each shot for like 5-10 seconds.
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