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Post by Bandit » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:58 am

11/6/00
-It is really sad, and quite scary, when in the year 2000, people are talking about someone like an Ole Anderson or a Bill Watts as someone who needs to be brought into World Championship Wrestling.

-Douglas put Tygress in the camel clutch. Madden called it a Steiner recliner, which is the WCW name for it, but only after Stevie Ray called it a boston crab.

-Buff Bagwell defeated David Flair in 5:37 in what was billed as a DNA match. At match time, it was changed to a first blood match. Flair looked lost. Even though he's been in for 18 months now, if he was sent to Ohio Valley, he'd be worse than anyone in the rookie league promotion. Bagwell, being the pro that he is, only served to make him look that much worse by selling little and yawning about how easy beating him was, not that Flair deserved a lot more. They also had David use Ric's signature flip into the corner and slam off the top spots which only made them comedy. Bagwell hit David with a chair, and he bled, to lose the match. Bagwell also gave him his finisher, the blockbuster, for good measure. After the match, Lex Luger ran in to congratulate Bagwell, then turned on him, and posted Bagwell, who bit the condom to bleed from the mouth. Flair got his DNA and ran off.-*

-Linda McMahon on 10/25 for the first time of any official with the WWF acknowledged publicly that her company was looking into buying WCW.

-Nitro on 10/30 in Irvine, CA was really sad. Because the crowd was so tiny, it came off worse than an indie show. There were a total of 1,454 fans in the building, which was 768 paid for $24,896.

-Jimmy Hart issued a challenge to DJ's all over the world to wrestle him on Nitro, claiming he was the man who knocked out Andy Kaufman. Wasn't that Jerry Lawler? Hart transformed himself into his 1982 persona which led to Madden asking if that was a tape sent in from Memphis.

-Rection did an interview. They really tried hard here. You have to give them that. Everyone knows Rection as U.S. champ is a stretch, but they made that part of the storyline, and even played into the Buff Bagwell interview on the internet with Rection saying he did it for all the C level guys like himself and named a bunch of them. Most of the crew came out, including backstage people, jobbers and clapped for Rection. The wrestlers on the stage clapped much louder than the crowd did. If this had happened in a city where they had fans clapping it could have been really good, but with nobody there, it came off like parents at a sparsely filled high school auditorium after a play.

-The Vegas and Irvine shows were described as it seeming like much of the crew, both the wrestlers and backstage people, had mentally quit due to working with no answers and no long-term direction.

-Stevie Ray did the PPV commentary simply because he asked Ed Ferrara if he could, and Ferrara agreed.

-Pamela Paulshock's position right now appears to be tenuous. Apparently a woman, who Nash jokingly referred to as looking like Missy Hiatt's mother, who was formerly with the rock group "Vixen" was introduced over the weekend to people as the newest interviewer.

-The original plan, as evidenced by the TV ads, for Havoc, was for Sting to return to his 1989 blond surfer look. Sting for a long time was against the transformation, but now isn't so much against it, but wants it done as part of a climax of a strong storyline instead of being done for no reason.

11/13/00

-Jimmy Hart, doing an interview right out of 1981 WMC-TV library, challenged any DJ and started ripping on every major DJ in the country. Mancow came out and did a promo and threatened Hart, until Moore & Helms & Hart all pounded on him. This came across much better than it had any right to.

-DDP came back and got a huge pop. He said terms like "it's a shoot" and "it's for real" so many times I thought it was an ECW worked promo. The interview was entertaining. This led to the Battledome angle where a bunch of muscleheads at ringside were taunting him. Cat, Bagwell and Rick Steiner were his back-up. They had a security pull-apart that got a ton of heat and was again so much better than it had any right to be considering amateur bodybuilders were involved.

-Roddy Piper has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against WCW. The basic gist is that he still had one or two matches left on his contract, which was a per match deal at a very high per match price (not sure of the number). WCW let him go, claiming he was disabled for longer than 90 days and unable to get cleared to wrestle, based on the torn bicep he suffered in late 1999. The controversy is this. First off, Piper continued to perform, finishing out his program, after tearing the bicep, which is because he has that old-school mentality even if it isn't something a sane person would recommend doing. He then got the bicep repaired. By the time he was given termination notice, he had been cleared on the bicep. WCW wanted him to take a full physical and get medical clearance to return, knowing he couldn't get it due to his artificial hip. However, he's had it for years, and has worked his entire tenure with WCW with that same disability. He's in the process of writing a book. He was actually thinking as a publicity stunt of running for prime minister of Canada. He was thankfully talked out of it over the weekend.

-Bobby Heenan was told on 11/8 his contract won't be renewed when it comes up for its 90-day cycle, as one of the first examples of the policy being put into place. It is expected that will be it for him, since the company was paying him nearly $300,000 per year at this point just to do World Wide voiceovers on a show nobody watches. It isn't certain whether Heenan will collect his money through the end of the year and continue to do the show, or quit at this point. It is believed Heenan would be interested if the WWF would be interested in taking him back. He left the company seven years ago when the WWF didn't renew his contract at that point in time because it was cutting back on costs and he had a high salary.

-The general feeling is to expect a big announcement from Hulk Hogan when his WCW contract expires in March. The belief is that Hogan will be starting something up with FOX, and is trying to recruit Savage and Jim Hellwig to be part of it. As mentioned last week, feelers have been sent to various friends and wrestlers from Hogan basically saying to be ready because something is going to break, but not offering much more in the way of details. Of course if Bischoff gets control, this all may happen, but would likely be used as the worked angle they've been wanting to do for months. There was also talk that Hogan would return at Starrcade provided Bischoff is in control by that point.

11/20/00
-Scott Hall debuted for ECW on the weekend house shows. The word going around at first was that Hall agreed to work the matches for free, whether true or not, nobody seemed to believe that story, feeling it was a way for Paul Heyman to save face bringing in a huge name while still being one month behind on everyone's pay. Hall was laughing about the story he was doing the shows without being paid to friends when they told him that Heyman had been spreading it around. The agreement to come in is that Hall didn't want to appear on ECW TV and was just doing it to keep his name in the public.

-In what I swore was from a 1982 video, Jimmy Hart did a promo challenging Montana Taylor, a DJ in Augusta, GA (where Nitro is on 11/20) to a match. As long as it's a dark match, that's fine, but if it's a dark match, why are they spending time on national TV plugging it?

-Although the whole angle has fizzled out so this may not happen, the plan for the Stacey Keibler angle was to stretch it out until March, and then reveal that Russo was the father (what a shock, huh?), but the big revelation would be that Ric Flair was Stacey Keibler's father from a fling in Baltimore 21 years earlier and that Ric and Russo worked together to break up the marriage because they were the only two who knew the secret, that it was an incestuous relationship, revealing that at one point, David had, in fact, had sex with his own sister. I guess Russo had been waiting for that one ever since Ken Shamrock turned down the sex with the fake sister angle.

-Was that Thunder interview on 11/8 with Lanita Erickson (the new announcer/interviewer) who the wrestlers jokingly refer to as "Missy Hyatt's mother," although she's actually two years younger than Hiatt, with former footballer Bob Sapp, one of the saddest things in recent memory to make air (well, at least until this weekend's ECW TV)

-A Saks Fifth Avenue executive filed a $10 million libel suit based on a placard held up at the 9/25 WCW Nitro show. The sign, held up by a former friend from high school, Robert Catell, read, "P.Goldschmidt steals from Saks." Court papers claim the sign held Goldschmidt up to public contempt and ridicule, disgrace and prejudice, causing him mental pain and anguish. Catell had been holding up signs at WCW and WWF TV shoots in the area, calling him a loser, among other things, which he said he laughed off, but the sign accusing him of being a thief went over the line. Catell, a salesman for WFAN, said the two hadn't spoken in two years but it was only a prank done in humor.

-Because an indie show that used several WCW wrestlers right before the 10/23 Nitro in Little Rock drew almost as much as Nitro did, WCW responded by no longer allowing talent to work any indie dates without clearing it with the office.

11/27/00
-Palumbo & Stasiak won the tag titles from Wright & Skipper when Kidman & Misterio Jr. Disqo becomes the first wrestling superstar since the immortal Judy Bagwell to hold the tag team titles while neither being involved in the match to win it or in the match to lose it.

-Apparently some of the Nitro Girls went to ICP with the idea of creating a Spice Girls like musical group according to the ICP web site.

-The Starrcade tickets for 12/17 at the MCI Center in Washington, DC went on sale and did a horrible first day, selling only 926 tickets although with the high ticket prices that is $51,000. That is far worse than scary in a building that large. With the exception of the 12/3 house show in Kearney, NE which sold 2,200 tickets over the first weekend because it's the opening of the new Tri-City Arena, none of the advances for the rest of the year are showing any signs of a rebound.

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Re: Dirt Sheet Lulz & Knowledge Droppings

Post by Bandit » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:03 am

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11/6/00

-Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak beat Lt. Loco & Cajun. Fans hated this. Someone in the crowd was chanting “BORING!” really loud. I’m not sure what is worse — having the whole crowd chant “BORING!” or being able to hear one person chanting it amidst a crowd of thousands.

-Tygress worked over Douglas by TWISTING HIS ARM. Then, in the highlight of the match, she started chomping on his arm like that guy The Amazon in the old Nintendo wrestling game from the 80s. You guys remember that game? With Star Man? And King Corn Karn? That game was the bomb. I’d rather talk about that than this horrible match.

-Mike Sanders beat Cat in a kickboxing match by countout after the time limit had expired. This was a classic. To their credit, I thought the first one minute was good. Unfortunately, there were five minutes left after that. The stipulation was that the winner would become sole Commissioner of WCW. I would have laid down instantly. Highlight after the first one minute was when the camera zoomed in on a fan who held up a “Natural Born Loosers” sign. How come WWF fans don’t spell words wrong? Shat killed him throughout all three rounds. Palumbo and Stasiak, who were accompanying Sanders, got into a fight at one point, so Shane Douglas came out and yelled at them. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know. Ref got distracted. Shane KO’d Cat with a chain. Cat still got up at nine. Time limit expired. Cat and Douglas got into a brawl outside. THEN, the referee called for the bell, ruling Sanders the winner via countout. I swear to God this is true. So not only did this match include the first-ever countout in the history of kickboxing, but the first ever countout after a match had already ended. The Halloween Havoc commercial was right — fans saw something they couldn’t imagine. 1/4*

-Steiner actually went over the rail to get at a fan, who wisely ran for his life.

-Scott Hall was arrested last week on a probation violation. He hadn’t completed his required public service, which consisted of him cleaning out swimming pools. I’m not making that up.

-Thrillers came out with Nash, who was wielding a paddle. Tenay called it an oar. Tony called it a cricket bat. Nash called out Stasiak and asked if he’d seen the error of his ways. Stasiak got lippy. Nash told him to bend over for a spanking. I’m not making this up. The other Thrillers started jumping around joyously. Nash swung, but Palumbo blocked it with a chair. Nash said next time, instead of paddling the chair, he was really going to paddle Stasiak’s ass. This was among the worst segments ever on Thunder.

-Cat came out and challenged Mike Sanders to a match. Then he told Sanders to bring a partner too. Sanders came out with Leia Meow. Well, that makes perfect sense after Sanders assaulted her on Nitro. Cat and Miss Jones pinned Sanders & Meow when Sanders got pinned by both Jones and Meow, who was his partner. This was even more horrible than I could do justice to with a review. My friend Vince, who was watching with me, suddenly muttered: “I hate wrestling”.

-A sitdown interview aired with Tony and Goldberg. Goldberg talked about “bad times” and how nice it was to perform before “exuberant fans” in Australia. Maybe they should have just stayed there. He talked about his win streak, the PPV, and other trivial matters. Tony talked about how life was full of challenges. Tell me more about your philosophy of life, Tony. They plugged Goldberg’s book. Goldberg talked about how many people were responsible for helping make Goldberg, like Hogan, Bischoff, and Nash. Now THAT was hilarious. No three people killed off Goldberg more than Hogan, Bischoff and particularly Nash. This interview was actually quite boring until the very end, when Goldberg uttered the greatest sales pitch in the history of literature: “Buy it or I’ll kill you.”.

11/20/00

-Kidman did commentary and said Boogie Knights were the worst tag team ever. “Worse than the Ding Dongs?” Tony asked.

-A quite comical Scott Steiner video package aired, showing him running around acting crazy with this spastic organ music playing in the background.

-Clips aired of a brawl breaking out backstage between WCW employees and the “Battle Dome Warriors”. It was hilarious because the Battle Dome Warriors started yelling at Doug Dillinger because they flew all the way from America to beat up the WCW guys, and Dillinger still wouldn’t let them. What a dick that Dillinger is. They DID come all the way from America. Finally, several WCW guys including Dallas Page ran in. This was a miracle since Page didn’t even go on this tour.

11/26/00

-WCW WorldWide announced Dallas Page & Kevin Nash vs. Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak for the Tag Titles at Mayhem, even though Palumbo and Stasiak didn’t win the titles and Nash didn’t announce his mystery partner until the live Nitro the next night.

-Gene interviewed Team Canada. Gene said fans were sick to their stomachs about what they’d done to Rection. Storm challenged Booker T to a World Title match. Major Gunns yelled at Gene. After she left, he said: “And to think that I used to have the hots for her. She’s nothing more now than a self-serving bitch.” Gene frowned at the camera in a serious manner when he said these words.

-Gene ran into Luger, who was reading Goldberg’s book. Luger claimed he discovered Goldberg at his Main Event gym and Goldberg never bothered to mention him in the book. Luger started ripping the book up, which angered Tony.

-Alex was shown chatting with Disco on the phone. He said he had to defend their titles later but didn’t know who his partner was. Alex ran into Kronic and asked if they’d help him out. They asked if he had any cash. He said he could write a personal check. Kronic, whose catch phrase is that they break necks and cash checks, said they didn’t take checks.

-Cat said he’d kiss Mark Madden’s nasty ass if Shane Douglas could beat him. Thankfully for Madden’s ass, and viewers worldwide, Douglas did not accept.

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Re: Dirt Sheet Lulz & Knowledge Droppings

Post by Ocelot » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:28 pm

Still my favorite thread on any forum after all these years!

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Re: Dirt Sheet Lulz & Knowledge Droppings

Post by Bandit » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:29 am

Wrestlemania 35 star ratings

Murphy vs Neese 3 stars

Women's Battle Royal 2.25 stars

Revival vs Ryder & Hawkins 3 stars

Andre battle Royal 1.5 stars

Lesnar vs Rollins 3 stars

AJ vs Orton 3.25 stars

Smackdown tag titles 4 way 3.75 stars

Shane vs Miz 1.75 stars

Women's tag titles 4 way 1.25 stars

Bryan vs Kofi 4 stars

Joe vs Rey 0 stars

Reigns vs McIntyre 2 stars

HHH vs Batista 2 stars

Corbin vs Angle 1.25 stars

Lashley vs Balor 1.25 stars

Becky vs Charlotte vs Rousey 3 stars

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Post by Bandit » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:38 am

G1 MSG Supercard star ratings

Battle Royal 1 star

Cobb vs Ospreay 4 stars

Rush vs Castle 0 stars

Iwatani vs Klein 2 stars

Haskins, Juice & Flip vs Bully Ray, Taylor & Silas 1.5 stars

Dragon Lee vs Ishimori vs Bandido 4 stars

G.O.D. vs Briscoes vs Villain Enterprises 3 stars

Sabre vs Tanahashi 4 stars

Ibushi vs Naito 4 stars

Lethal vs Scurll vs Taven 3 stars

White vs Okada 4.75 stars

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Re: Dirt Sheet Lulz & Knowledge Droppings

Post by Bandit » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:41 am

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn star ratings

War Raiders vs Black & Ricochet 4 stars

Velveteen Dream vs Riddle 4 stars

Walter vs Dunne 4.75 stars

Women's title 4 way 3.75 stars

Gargano vs Cole 5 stars

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