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Re: The Classic Wrestling Thread

Postby Bandit » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:02 pm

You're right, but I think general WCW ignorance had more to do with it.

Like Mike Tyson was less family friendly as a convicted rapist suspended from boxing. And he helped save WWF's ass because they gave him a great angle. And WCW almost had him signed before he asked for too much money. If they had him he'd just stand around with the nWo and everybody would have forgotten about it a month later. But WWF gave him a legendary debut segment.

I remember Heenan once said he thought Eric signed celebrity cameos more so Vince didn't get them than anything. He also burned them out by doing Rodman/Malone (which worked because Karl really loved being there and he had legit heat with Rodman so the public bought it) and Jay Leno (which didn't work because Jay wasn't a fan and only did it for charity so treated it like a joke the whole time) back to back.

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Re: The Classic Wrestling Thread

Postby Bandit » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Speaking of which, where is Inoki? Only Dennis Rodman goes over there anymore.

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Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:08 pm

He's probably still looking for buried treasure on his island.

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Re: The Classic Wrestling Thread

Postby Bandit » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:38 pm

:olol: I forgot about Inoki Island.

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Re: The Classic Wrestling Thread

Postby Bandit » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:10 am

DX debuted 20 years ago today.



I wanted their original shirt so bad but my mom knew I'd wear it to school and get suspended so I couldn't have it.

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Re: The Classic Wrestling Thread

Postby Bandit » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:02 pm

It's kind of amazing how forgotten Kidman is in history these days. He was over like crazy in WCW and was kind of like Daniel Bryan on a lesser level in that fans rallied behind him when Hogan was refusing to do much with him (although in Hogan's defense them wrestling was a terrible idea to begin with.) But if you tried to tell somebody that who wasn't watching WCW in 2000 they probably wouldn't believe you. He was just that guy who was married to Torrie Wilson that didn't do much in WWE, got fat and then became a producer.





Somebody doesn't get Tony's sense of humor.

And he should be used to announcers ignoring him. Even at the height of his career in 2000, his own stable Filthy Animals would do guest commentary during his match and completely ignore him to all get themselves over. Disco would be wacky, Juvi would be doing his Rock impression, Konnan would be continuing his streak of bashing Kronik any time he had a microphone, and Mark Madden kept making Tygress yipe like a chihuahua for some reason. It was a clusterfuck. So he should blame them or at least Russo for sending them out there.

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Re: The Classic Wrestling Thread

Postby Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 am

Yea Dr Jerry Graham was apparently legit crazy. I've read/heard a few stories about him over the years but IMO wrestling needs more guys like him to make things interesting.
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