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the same hogan who brought in Karl Malone?(though ddp was the influential)

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TNA is going through a rebranding process. Program is now named Impact Wrestling. Lots of confusion as to whether the name TNA will be used any more. Jarrett says yes, Hogan says no. Hogan stated that he was sick of explaining to sponsors that TNA did not stand for #### and ###

Could Hogan ruin the company any more. First he forces them to get rid of the six-sided ring and now the name change. Well, actually, I've always thought the TNA name was stupid. The TNA name was okay for them when they were trying to get attention. But if they plan on taking the company anywhere, they probably do need to change it to something less sexual sounding. But I don't think there was anything wrong with the six-sided ring. It was just Hogan's inability to want to learn something new. Edited by SlaX

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after watching a Dino Bravo match I wiki'd him and found this out.

retired in 1992

"On March 11, 1993, Bresciano was found shot to death.[1] He was 44 years old. Bresciano was thought to have been shot up to 17 times to the head by a gunman while watching hockey in his Vimont, Laval, Quebec apartment. It is widely believed that his alleged role in illegal cigarette smuggling in Canada led to his murder. Rick Martel has stated in interviews that because of Bresciano's notability from being a popular professional wrestler, he was able to attract many customers (specifically Aboriginies) to switch over to having him as a supplier of illegal cigarettes, thus crossing the mafia. According to Bret Hart's autobiography Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, right before his death Bresciano had confided to close friends that he knew his days were numbered."

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the same hogan who brought in Karl Malone?(though ddp was the influential)

I must have missed this. When was Karl Malone in TNA?
WCW

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the same hogan who brought in Karl Malone?(though ddp was the influential)

I must have missed this. When was Karl Malone in TNA?
WCW
Did Hogan have the ability to book and sign wrestlers in wcw? I thought Russo and or Bischoff had that responsibility..

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the same hogan who brought in Karl Malone?(though ddp was the influential)

I must have missed this. When was Karl Malone in TNA?
WCW
Out of the pro athletes who would make an occasional wrestling appearance, Kevin Greene was the best.

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TNA is going through a rebranding process. Program is now named Impact Wrestling. Lots of confusion as to whether the name TNA will be used any more. Jarrett says yes, Hogan says no. Hogan stated that he was sick of explaining to sponsors that TNA did not stand for #### and ###

Could Hogan ruin the company any more. First he forces them to get rid of the six-sided ring and now the name change. Well, actually, I've always thought the TNA name was stupid. The TNA name was okay for them when they were trying to get attention. But if they plan on taking the company anywhere, they probably do need to change it to something less sexual sounding. But I don't think there was anything wrong with the six-sided ring. It was just Hogan's inability to want to learn something new.
Shows how out of touch I am. I didn't know TNA got rid of the Hexagon. While it can be a bit jarring to wrestling fans at first and create some difficulty in camera angles, I do think it makes for a better overall product (especially if you're trying to be an alternative to WWE) As a former wrestler, I don't understand Hulk's reason for getting rid of it. You usually only use 2 sides (opposite) at any time. opposite ropes are still parallel, so nothing really changes.

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TNA is going through a rebranding process. Program is now named Impact Wrestling. Lots of confusion as to whether the name TNA will be used any more. Jarrett says yes, Hogan says no. Hogan stated that he was sick of explaining to sponsors that TNA did not stand for #### and ###

Could Hogan ruin the company any more. First he forces them to get rid of the six-sided ring and now the name change. Well, actually, I've always thought the TNA name was stupid. The TNA name was okay for them when they were trying to get attention. But if they plan on taking the company anywhere, they probably do need to change it to something less sexual sounding. But I don't think there was anything wrong with the six-sided ring. It was just Hogan's inability to want to learn something new.
Shows how out of touch I am. I didn't know TNA got rid of the Hexagon. While it can be a bit jarring to wrestling fans at first and create some difficulty in camera angles, I do think it makes for a better overall product (especially if you're trying to be an alternative to WWE) As a former wrestler, I don't understand Hulk's reason for getting rid of it. You usually only use 2 sides (opposite) at any time. opposite ropes are still parallel, so nothing really changes.
Yeah they got rid of it last year shortly after Hogan and Bischoff got hired. He really did not have a real reason for getting rid of it. This is what he said in an interview this week"The six-sided ring was great for all those 'TNA, TNA,' guys who wanted to keep TNA in the small studio. But, if you really want to ramp things up and take this on the road and do this thing the right way, wrestling is meant to be done in a squared circle. So, I was all for it," he said.

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Bret vs Hakushi , IYH 1 **** ( One of the best match ending streches ever )

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30...-hakushi_sport

Bret vs Hakushi Raw July 24 1995 , ****1/4 , Top 10 Raw matches ever,

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbj...4-95-raw_sport

Bret Hart vs Booker T WCW Nitro February 22 1999. ****. Booker T best match ever.

Part 1 :

Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMTUb...eature=related

Bret Hart vs 123 Kid . ****1/2. One of the best Vetran vs Rockie matches of all time.

Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pT1-H6GeeI

Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY0XJETxKgg

Edited by whitem0nkey

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TNA is going through a rebranding process.

Program is now named Impact Wrestling.

Lots of confusion as to whether the name TNA will be used any more. Jarrett says yes, Hogan says no. Hogan stated that he was sick of explaining to sponsors that TNA did not stand for #### and ###

Could Hogan ruin the company any more. First he forces them to get rid of the six-sided ring and now the name change. Well, actually, I've always thought the TNA name was stupid. The TNA name was okay for them when they were trying to get attention. But if they plan on taking the company anywhere, they probably do need to change it to something less sexual sounding. But I don't think there was anything wrong with the six-sided ring. It was just Hogan's inability to want to learn something new.
Shows how out of touch I am. I didn't know TNA got rid of the Hexagon. While it can be a bit jarring to wrestling fans at first and create some difficulty in camera angles, I do think it makes for a better overall product (especially if you're trying to be an alternative to WWE)

As a former wrestler, I don't understand Hulk's reason for getting rid of it. You usually only use 2 sides (opposite) at any time. opposite ropes are still parallel, so nothing really changes.

Here's an interview with Hogan right around the time he joined TNA about the six-sided ring. http://www.ugo.com/tv/hulk-hogan-interview

Chris Radtke: Any plans to get rid of the six-sided ring and go to a traditional, four-post squared circle?

Hulk Hogan: Oooooh boy. You trying to read my mind or something, brother? Between you and me, that thing has got to go. I don't know when and how quick I can get rid of it, but that thing has got to go. It looks like a children's version of an MMA ring, you know? I mean, I just don't get it. The guys don't do anything different in there that they'd do in a normal ring. It looks like they are bouncing off toothpicks. BOINK! Little just Boinkie Boinkies. It looks like one of those rings you buy your children to play with. (Editor's Note: Hulk Hogan did in fact make "boinkie Boinkie" sound effects.)

CR: It's a playpen.

HH: THANK YOU! I'm going to use that. Oh I'm going to steal that, brother. I'm going to use that in every interview now. You know what I mean? It's not that wide-open flow where you hit the ropes. You run your opponent over. You hit the ropes and take somebody's head off. Instead it's that boinkie-boinkie-boinkie. I can't stand it. It's got to go. That's the first thing I'm going to do. (Editor's Note: Hulk Hogan did in fact make "Boinkie Boinkie" sound effects. Again.)

There's more to the interview in the link.

As you stated, his reasoning makes no sense and simply makes him come off sounding completely bitter old man "get off my lawn with your high flying boinkie boinkie flippity floppity X-Division crap".

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Why was Sting never in the WWE?

He is really the only big name I can think of that never made the jump even for a short time. He was close to a match this year at wrestle mania to be coincided with an induction into the hall of fame but he instead chose one more run in Impact Wrestling (TNA)

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TNA is going through a rebranding process.

Program is now named Impact Wrestling.

Lots of confusion as to whether the name TNA will be used any more. Jarrett says yes, Hogan says no. Hogan stated that he was sick of explaining to sponsors that TNA did not stand for #### and ###

Could Hogan ruin the company any more. First he forces them to get rid of the six-sided ring and now the name change. Well, actually, I've always thought the TNA name was stupid. The TNA name was okay for them when they were trying to get attention. But if they plan on taking the company anywhere, they probably do need to change it to something less sexual sounding. But I don't think there was anything wrong with the six-sided ring. It was just Hogan's inability to want to learn something new.
Shows how out of touch I am. I didn't know TNA got rid of the Hexagon. While it can be a bit jarring to wrestling fans at first and create some difficulty in camera angles, I do think it makes for a better overall product (especially if you're trying to be an alternative to WWE)

As a former wrestler, I don't understand Hulk's reason for getting rid of it. You usually only use 2 sides (opposite) at any time. opposite ropes are still parallel, so nothing really changes.

Here's an interview with Hogan right around the time he joined TNA about the six-sided ring. http://www.ugo.com/tv/hulk-hogan-interview

Chris Radtke: Any plans to get rid of the six-sided ring and go to a traditional, four-post squared circle?

Hulk Hogan: Oooooh boy. You trying to read my mind or something, brother? Between you and me, that thing has got to go. I don't know when and how quick I can get rid of it, but that thing has got to go. It looks like a children's version of an MMA ring, you know? I mean, I just don't get it. The guys don't do anything different in there that they'd do in a normal ring. It looks like they are bouncing off toothpicks. BOINK! Little just Boinkie Boinkies. It looks like one of those rings you buy your children to play with. (Editor's Note: Hulk Hogan did in fact make "boinkie Boinkie" sound effects.)

CR: It's a playpen.

HH: THANK YOU! I'm going to use that. Oh I'm going to steal that, brother. I'm going to use that in every interview now. You know what I mean? It's not that wide-open flow where you hit the ropes. You run your opponent over. You hit the ropes and take somebody's head off. Instead it's that boinkie-boinkie-boinkie. I can't stand it. It's got to go. That's the first thing I'm going to do. (Editor's Note: Hulk Hogan did in fact make "Boinkie Boinkie" sound effects. Again.)

There's more to the interview in the link.

As you stated, his reasoning makes no sense and simply makes him come off sounding completely bitter old man "get off my lawn with your high flying boinkie boinkie flippity floppity X-Division crap".

I don't watch the TNA program that much, but I'm glad they went back to the traditional ring. The other seemed too small and was sometimes distracting, IMO.

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Why was Sting never in the WWE?

A very honest and believable opinion. He echoed some of the same comments when he did not sign on for wrestlemania stating that he was afraid of his legacy.

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One of the single moment in time best entrances ever.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0QccIiHbcyA

Late to the thread, but this clip is awesome!! Sandman could make tough old smarts like me want to mark out. That's the epitome of being over. :thumbup:

E C F'N W

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The bolded part below is depressing.

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Former WWE wrestler MVP says the "tipping point" that led to him seeking his release last year was his frustration with WWE becoming "too corporate."

"I never wanted a 'job,'" MVP told former WWE writer Dave Lagana in a lengthy podcast interview on IWantWrestling.com.

"WWE became a very corporate-type atmosphere where it was a job. And that's not why I wanted to become a professional wrestler. I didn't want to be an actor - and I know all that comes with being well-rounded professional wrestler - but it became too corporate for me. I didn't want this suit & tie daily grind."

MVP cited the well-documented corporate shift away from using "wrestling" or "wrestlers" in any capacity, which trickled down to wrestlers being affected on TV.

I had noticed for some time that WWE was moving in a more corporate type direction. And the emphasis had continually been on entertainment - we're not a wrestling show, we're an entertainment show," MVP said.

"Wrestling was a bad word. I cut a promo in the VIP Lounge once and I referred to one of the Superstars as 'one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of the business' and I had to do a re-recording that they dub in with 'Superstar' because I couldn't say 'wrestler.'"

Seriously? Where's he been the last few years. :rolleyes:

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More WrestleCrap moments:

The Shockmaster

That Jackie Gayda Match

Chamber of Horrors match

Robocop saves Sting - I miss Bob Caudle's announcing. :)

Gillberg

Rick Martel vs Jake the Snake Roberts - Blindfold Match from Wrestlemania 7. - Let's see if I remember the storyline here. Rick Martel sprayed his "cologne spray" or whatever that was supposed to be in the eyes of Jake causing him to go "blind" leading to a blindfold match at Wrestlemania. What a great match. Jimmy Garvin and Kevin Sullivan also had a similar match at the 2nd annual Jim Crockett Tag Team Tournament, but Sullivan called it a "Prince of Darkness Death Match". It was the same premise and once you've seen one of these matches, you've seen them all.

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- I was live at this event. It was worse seeing this live than seeing it on TV. You couldn't tell what was going on between two cages from a crowd perspective. So, yes, that's why you hear almost no crowd noise during the match. Watching it on video isn't much better, but at least Mick Foley gives some nice additional commentary here to make it worth watching.

I may post more later. But that should keep you all entertained.

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More WrestleCrap moments:

The Shockmaster

That Jackie Gayda Match

Chamber of Horrors match

Robocop saves Sting - I miss Bob Caudle's announcing. :)

Gillberg

Rick Martel vs Jake the Snake Roberts - Blindfold Match from Wrestlemania 7. - Let's see if I remember the storyline here. Rick Martel sprayed his "cologne spray" or whatever that was supposed to be in the eyes of Jake causing him to go "blind" leading to a blindfold match at Wrestlemania. What a great match. Jimmy Garvin and Kevin Sullivan also had a similar match at the 2nd annual Jim Crockett Tag Team Tournament, but Sullivan called it a "Prince of Darkness Death Match". It was the same premise and once you've seen one of these matches, you've seen them all.

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- I was live at this event. It was worse seeing this live than seeing it on TV. You couldn't tell what was going on between two cages from a crowd perspective. So, yes, that's why you hear almost no crowd noise during the match. Watching it on video isn't much better, but at least Mick Foley gives some nice additional commentary here to make it worth watching.

I may post more later. But that should keep you all entertained.

God do i love wrestlecrap stuff!!!!!!

Only one of these I saw live was The Shockmaster. Jesse laughing made the whole mistake that much better :)

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Sid Vicious inadvertently insulting himself during a promo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1lnI_UZdtUHall (especially) and Nash laughing in the ring makes this even funnier.

Jesus, good thing you told me that was Nash as I could not make out who it was. The vid is not the best quality but Hall looks normal and Nash looks like he has an old man mask on.

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Sid Vicious inadvertently insulting himself during a promo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1lnI_UZdtUHall (especially) and Nash laughing in the ring makes this even funnier.

Jesus, good thing you told me that was Nash as I could not make out who it was. The vid is not the best quality but Hall looks normal and Nash looks like he has an old man mask on.
I am guessing that was when the nWo was in their "Let's make fun of the Four Horseman" phase. :lol:

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Sid Vicious inadvertently insulting himself during a promo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1lnI_UZdtUHall (especially) and Nash laughing in the ring makes this even funnier.

Jesus, good thing you told me that was Nash as I could not make out who it was. The vid is not the best quality but Hall looks normal and Nash looks like he has an old man mask on.
I am guessing that was when the nWo was in their "Let's make fun of the Four Horseman" phase. :lol:
I believe he was making fun of Sid in that. The Sid video took place after the first revamp that saw the WCW logo change (it looked like something out of Star Trek). I believe WCW Mayhem (Nov 1999) was the first PPV during that era, which was actually a very good PPV and started a good trend. Bret Hart won his first WCW World title during that PPV against Chris Benoit in a tournament final. Edited by SlaX

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Hard Times:

My link

:lmao:

I'm embarrassed to admit how many times I've blasted that interview in my apartment. I've played it so many times that even my girlfriend loves it and she'll occasionally break out a -- "A computer stole your job, Daddy!!! That's hard times!!! That's hard times!!!"

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Hard Times:

My link

:lmao:

I'm embarrassed to admit how many times I've blasted that interview in my apartment. I've played it so many times that even my girlfriend loves it and she'll occasionally break out a -- "A computer stole your job, Daddy!!! That's hard times!!! That's hard times!!!"

Dusty is blacker then Wayne Brady and Carlton from Fresh prince put together.

:lmao::lmao:

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Support Independent Wrestling.

:goodposting: I spent a few years when I lived in the WV & VA area supporting NWL wrestling (www.nwlwrestling.com) and their House of Pain training school. The school is led by John Rambo and holds cards every Tuesday night to get the trainees used to working a crowd and performing before people. The school even has its own heavyweight title. They promote in an area (roughly) from Chambersburg, PA down to Winchester, VA. One former champion in the promotion's early days was none other than Mick Foley. :thumbup:

The area is very redneck - especially around the base of Hagerstown, MD. Example, my one buddy went to the 2nd Tuesday night card they ever had. An ambulance goes by and half the crowd runs outside during the match to see where the ambulance is going. :lmao:

When Rambo holds cards outside of the school, he does bring in a few old wrestlers. I've met one of the Vachons, Nicolai Volkoff, Jimmy Valiant and a couple of others. It's nice because older fans get to kick it with the guys, flip 'em $5 for a photo with them, and make them feel like people still remember them.

I have stories from those days, but one in particular stands out. My buddy and I noticed this young couple kept coming to the matches. Over time, we noticed she was getting bigger - obviously pregnant. Well, one week they just don't show. Hmmm...we figure she's had the baby and they'll be gone for a while. It was like the NEXT WEEK and there they are again. It's like 20 degrees outside while we're waiting to get in and she's holding this 10-day old baby in 20 degree weather waiting to get in to watch wrestling. :lmao:

If I can put together some other stories I'll post 'em.

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Support Independent Wrestling.

:goodposting: I spent a few years when I lived in the WV & VA area supporting NWL wrestling (www.nwlwrestling.com) and their House of Pain training school.
Worked for their competitors, CPW, which spawned from a bunch of disgruntled NWL wrestlers. Knew several of the NWL guys, but never worked for them because both promotions at the time were employing a "You work for them, you don't work for us" policy. The feud seems to have finally ended.

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Support Independent Wrestling.

:goodposting: I spent a few years when I lived in the WV & VA area supporting NWL wrestling (www.nwlwrestling.com) and their House of Pain training school.
Worked for their competitors, CPW, which spawned from a bunch of disgruntled NWL wrestlers. Knew several of the NWL guys, but never worked for them because both promotions at the time were employing a "You work for them, you don't work for us" policy. The feud seems to have finally ended.
This is the time when indies should be banding together, with the WWE product becoming the same old Cena and Orton song and dance and TNA continuing to write the book on insane booking.

I'd go ga-ga for a territory system again.

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Support Independent Wrestling.

:goodposting: I spent a few years when I lived in the WV & VA area supporting NWL wrestling (www.nwlwrestling.com) and their House of Pain training school.
Worked for their competitors, CPW, which spawned from a bunch of disgruntled NWL wrestlers. Knew several of the NWL guys, but never worked for them because both promotions at the time were employing a "You work for them, you don't work for us" policy. The feud seems to have finally ended.
You knew/worked with Sexy Shane Shadows?

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Support Independent Wrestling.

:goodposting: I spent a few years when I lived in the WV & VA area supporting NWL wrestling (www.nwlwrestling.com) and their House of Pain training school.
Worked for their competitors, CPW, which spawned from a bunch of disgruntled NWL wrestlers. Knew several of the NWL guys, but never worked for them because both promotions at the time were employing a "You work for them, you don't work for us" policy. The feud seems to have finally ended.
You knew/worked with Sexy Shane Shadows?
Yup. One of my most bizarre matches involves him. We got booked at some bar in Keyser (i think) for this big charity event. Among the other events at the bar was a bike rally. Well, I was a heel with a biker gimmick and Shane was a face. So they came up with this idea to help get me over as a heel with the bikers. The main event was the "Chug-a-lug Battle Royal" which essentially was a royal rumble with the entrance order determined by how fast one can chug a beer at the beginning of the show. So, all the wrestlers come out at the beginning to do the chug. I announce that I don't drink beer, the commish says "no problem, you can drink soda." I say I don't drink soda. When asked what I would drink, I say chocolate milk. So I do my chug with a pint of chocolate milk.

Well, that failed to get the fans to hate me. Time comes for a match, and I'm trying to heel it up, saying stuff "I bet the only bike you ride is a Schwinn!" no go. Audience is still cheering me and booing Shane. Finally, we just say #### it and change mid match to me being the face and Shane being the heel and change the finish so I go over (I know, I know, kayfabe.)

After the match, I go up to the bar to get some water as I just worked 2 matches (the one with Shane and the battle royal) out in the sun in the middle of summer on a black mat while wearing black leather (the gimmick was not designed for outdoor shows). I had so many people come up and tell me how they loved the chocolate milk bit and cheered for me because of that.

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I heard Chyna's in TNA as of last night's Impact, this time romantically involved with Kurt Angle. So much for getting those images from One Night in Chyna out of the heads of those unfortunates who saw it (and no, thank God I never saw that "film").

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I heard Chyna's in TNA as of last night's Impact, this time romantically involved with Kurt Angle. So much for getting those images from One Night in Chyna out of the heads of those unfortunates who saw it (and no, thank God I never saw that "film").

mmm mmm good

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You knew/worked with Sexy Shane Shadows?

Yup. One of my most bizarre matches involves him. We got booked at some bar in Keyser (i think) for this big charity event. Among the other events at the bar was a bike rally. Well, I was a heel with a biker gimmick and Shane was a face. So they came up with this idea to help get me over as a heel with the bikers. The main event was the "Chug-a-lug Battle Royal" which essentially was a royal rumble with the entrance order determined by how fast one can chug a beer at the beginning of the show. So, all the wrestlers come out at the beginning to do the chug. I announce that I don't drink beer, the commish says "no problem, you can drink soda." I say I don't drink soda. When asked what I would drink, I say chocolate milk. So I do my chug with a pint of chocolate milk. Well, that failed to get the fans to hate me. Time comes for a match, and I'm trying to heel it up, saying stuff "I bet the only bike you ride is a Schwinn!" no go. Audience is still cheering me and booing Shane. Finally, we just say #### it and change mid match to me being the face and Shane being the heel and change the finish so I go over (I know, I know, kayfabe.) After the match, I go up to the bar to get some water as I just worked 2 matches (the one with Shane and the battle royal) out in the sun in the middle of summer on a black mat while wearing black leather (the gimmick was not designed for outdoor shows). I had so many people come up and tell me how they loved the chocolate milk bit and cheered for me because of that.
Yeah, 3S had a way. :lol: The one show I went to in Martinsburg he manage to pull in the Honky Tonk Man. :shock: Unfortunately, to get paid he had to job to 3S. :thumbdown:

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I heard Chyna's in TNA as of last night's Impact, this time romantically involved with Kurt Angle. So much for getting those images from One Night in Chyna out of the heads of those unfortunates who saw it (and no, thank God I never saw that "film").

mmm mmm good
Please don't post while drunk.

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You knew/worked with Sexy Shane Shadows?

Yup. One of my most bizarre matches involves him. We got booked at some bar in Keyser (i think) for this big charity event. Among the other events at the bar was a bike rally. Well, I was a heel with a biker gimmick and Shane was a face. So they came up with this idea to help get me over as a heel with the bikers. The main event was the "Chug-a-lug Battle Royal" which essentially was a royal rumble with the entrance order determined by how fast one can chug a beer at the beginning of the show. So, all the wrestlers come out at the beginning to do the chug. I announce that I don't drink beer, the commish says "no problem, you can drink soda." I say I don't drink soda. When asked what I would drink, I say chocolate milk. So I do my chug with a pint of chocolate milk. Well, that failed to get the fans to hate me. Time comes for a match, and I'm trying to heel it up, saying stuff "I bet the only bike you ride is a Schwinn!" no go. Audience is still cheering me and booing Shane. Finally, we just say #### it and change mid match to me being the face and Shane being the heel and change the finish so I go over (I know, I know, kayfabe.) After the match, I go up to the bar to get some water as I just worked 2 matches (the one with Shane and the battle royal) out in the sun in the middle of summer on a black mat while wearing black leather (the gimmick was not designed for outdoor shows). I had so many people come up and tell me how they loved the chocolate milk bit and cheered for me because of that.
Yeah, 3S had a way. :lol: The one show I went to in Martinsburg he manage to pull in the Honky Tonk Man. :shock: Unfortunately, to get paid he had to job to 3S. :thumbdown:
The Honky Tonk shows were right before I started wrestling, but I knew some of the wrestlers at that point. Honky actually worked 2 shows for CPW that weekend. Won one, lost the other. From what I've been told was that there was a real possibility of CPW folding after that show, so they wanted a face to go over in case it was the last match ever. But it's not uncommon for the big names to have to job to a top name in the promotion. Seen it in many promotions.

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You knew/worked with Sexy Shane Shadows?

Yup. One of my most bizarre matches involves him. We got booked at some bar in Keyser (i think) for this big charity event. Among the other events at the bar was a bike rally. Well, I was a heel with a biker gimmick and Shane was a face. So they came up with this idea to help get me over as a heel with the bikers. The main event was the "Chug-a-lug Battle Royal" which essentially was a royal rumble with the entrance order determined by how fast one can chug a beer at the beginning of the show. So, all the wrestlers come out at the beginning to do the chug. I announce that I don't drink beer, the commish says "no problem, you can drink soda." I say I don't drink soda. When asked what I would drink, I say chocolate milk. So I do my chug with a pint of chocolate milk. Well, that failed to get the fans to hate me. Time comes for a match, and I'm trying to heel it up, saying stuff "I bet the only bike you ride is a Schwinn!" no go. Audience is still cheering me and booing Shane. Finally, we just say #### it and change mid match to me being the face and Shane being the heel and change the finish so I go over (I know, I know, kayfabe.) After the match, I go up to the bar to get some water as I just worked 2 matches (the one with Shane and the battle royal) out in the sun in the middle of summer on a black mat while wearing black leather (the gimmick was not designed for outdoor shows). I had so many people come up and tell me how they loved the chocolate milk bit and cheered for me because of that.
Yeah, 3S had a way. :lol: The one show I went to in Martinsburg he manage to pull in the Honky Tonk Man. :shock: Unfortunately, to get paid he had to job to 3S. :thumbdown:
The Honky Tonk shows were right before I started wrestling, but I knew some of the wrestlers at that point. Honky actually worked 2 shows for CPW that weekend. Won one, lost the other. From what I've been told was that there was a real possibility of CPW folding after that show, so they wanted a face to go over in case it was the last match ever. But it's not uncommon for the big names to have to job to a top name in the promotion. Seen it in many promotions.
So, who did you wrestle as? I'm guessing you had a biker-type gimmick?

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Please don't post while drunk.

Yours in Vern Gagne,

Tom Servo

This is from a couple years ago, but in case some of you missed it...

82-YO Wrestling Legend May Have Killed Roomie

Feb. 19, 2009 -- http://sportsbybrooks.com/82-yo-wrestling-legend-may-have-killed-roomie-22418

Verne Gagne is a wrestling legend. He was the owner and perennial champion of the American Wrestling Association (an early WWE), and hosted the “league’s” weekly Smackdown-style TV show, “All-Star Wrestling” - which just so happened to be the one of the highest rated primetime shows for almost 40 years. Now it seems that, afflicted with Alzheimers, an 82-year-old Gagne may have killed his 97-year-old roommate in a fight in their assisted-living home.

Twin Cities FOX affiliate MYFOX9.COM has the story, with requisite newsreel coverage, which claims that Gagne is suspected of breaking 97-year-old Helmut R. Gutmann’s leg and injuring his head in a fight. That scuffle sent the former cancer scientist and survivor of Nazi Germany to the hospital, where he recovered but still died from the effects of the attack four days later.

There’s no word on whether Gagne will be charged with any crime because of his precarious mental state. It’s also possible that the attack, which happened Jan. 26, may have contributed to Guttman’s death but not caused it directly. After all, a lot can go wrong in a 97-year-old body.

Elderly rights groups are already lining up to try and argue that Gagne shouldn’t be charged, and it does seem hard to justify sending him through the legal process at age 82 when he may not know what he’s doing at all.

Still, the sad incident has already cost the former wrestling one thing: His home. He was kicked out of the assisted living facility immediately after the incident, and there’s no word whether he’s living with relatives again or is in another home.

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More WrestleCrap moments:

The Shockmaster

That Jackie Gayda Match

Chamber of Horrors match

Robocop saves Sting - I miss Bob Caudle's announcing. :)

Gillberg

Rick Martel vs Jake the Snake Roberts - Blindfold Match from Wrestlemania 7. - Let's see if I remember the storyline here. Rick Martel sprayed his "cologne spray" or whatever that was supposed to be in the eyes of Jake causing him to go "blind" leading to a blindfold match at Wrestlemania. What a great match. Jimmy Garvin and Kevin Sullivan also had a similar match at the 2nd annual Jim Crockett Tag Team Tournament, but Sullivan called it a "Prince of Darkness Death Match". It was the same premise and once you've seen one of these matches, you've seen them all.

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- I was live at this event. It was worse seeing this live than seeing it on TV. You couldn't tell what was going on between two cages from a crowd perspective. So, yes, that's why you hear almost no crowd noise during the match. Watching it on video isn't much better, but at least Mick Foley gives some nice additional commentary here to make it worth watching.

I may post more later. But that should keep you all entertained.

While watching some of these I found my way to some old Rick Flair promos. No one did it better. One of the side videos was a day in the life of the four horsemen. That was great listening to Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard talking about how they lived in those days.

I was also happy to hear Bob Caudle's voice again. Brings back so many good memories of my childhood on Saturday mornings.

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Watching the self destruction of the ultimate warrior.

Edge, Jericho, Mean Gene Okerlund, bobby heenan and wwe in the vid are making fun that he is from parts unknown. why is that bad, it made him seem more mysterious.

How much money did Vince pay for the warrior to go on when he threatened not to go the 1st time.

they also complained about his short matches. and i get that it was because of his lack of wrestling skills, but he had that Mike Tyson feel for his matches.

another part in the video, Vince got mad that The Ultimate Warrior missed a show because his dad died. Vince said his father dying is not a big deal he has not seen him in over 10 years and used this as a legal reason to miss a show.

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Did anyone watch Tough Enough last night?

If so, can you tell me why it was AJ's fault she got hurt? I can't figure out what happened.

She was supposed to do a cross body from the top rope, but switched at the last second to a double ax handle and hurt her ankle. AJ seemed more than close enough to support the cross body. I don't understand what mistake he made but DeMott seemed adamant he screwed up.

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I suppose that I would have loved it as a kid, but Cena getting over every Monday on Raw is annoying me. Before WM they had him losing some, getting beaten up, etc. But now it's bothering me - I think they really missed a chance to flip Miz at Wrestlemania. The crowd was just DYING for Miz to turn and it didn't happen.

I'm not sure how the "I quit" match is going to go. They can't very well have Cena quit.

Also, it looks like Christian got the steroids out of his system or whatever it was. I'd lay $20 he beats Orton Sunday night.

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It's a bit dated, but re-watched "Beyond The Mat" over the weekend and it still holds up.

Shows some great behind the scenes stuff within the WWE, Indys and whatever is lower than the Indys. Great, great stuff on Terry Funk, really sobering stuff on Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, and Mick Foley really steals the whole thing.

Shows how much of an ### Vince is, yet how everyone just takes it because he is the ultimate puppetmaster in a business they all want to be in.

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I suppose that I would have loved it as a kid, but Cena getting over every Monday on Raw is annoying me. Before WM they had him losing some, getting beaten up, etc. But now it's bothering me - I think they really missed a chance to flip Miz at Wrestlemania. The crowd was just DYING for Miz to turn and it didn't happen.

I'm not sure how the "I quit" match is going to go. They can't very well have Cena quit.

Also, it looks like Christian got the steroids out of his system or whatever it was. I'd lay $20 he beats Orton Sunday night.

I'm hearing whispers of Rumble '99.

It's a bit dated, but re-watched "Beyond The Mat" over the weekend and it still holds up.

Shows some great behind the scenes stuff within the WWE, Indys and whatever is lower than the Indys. Great, great stuff on Terry Funk, really sobering stuff on Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, and Mick Foley really steals the whole thing.

Shows how much of an ### Vince is, yet how everyone just takes it because he is the ultimate puppetmaster in a business they all want to be in.

I always found
funny. Edited by SlaX

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