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« Reply #80 on: 04-13-2007 02:31 »

CM Punk joining the New Breed sucks only because he'll be a heel.  I was hoping he's stay a face.  ECW isn't that good anymore.  They haven't had the champion defend the title against anyone from the New Breed or Originals.  Snitski should go after the title.  I much longer will they let him raise hell until they let me go after Lashley.  I hope Lashley's feud with Mcmahon will end at Backlash.  Speaking of which, I wish WWE renamed some of their pay per view titles.  Maybe bring back some old WCW titles.  I thought the WWE was going to bring back Halloween Havoc the same way they brought back The Great American Bash.

New Year's Revolution
Royal Rumble
No Way Out  [I wish they'd change it to Superbrawl]
WrestleMania
Backlash [This would be perfect for Uncensored]
Judgment Day
ECW's One Night Stand
Vengeance
The Great American Bash
SummerSlam
Unforgiven [I'd chnage this to Fall Brawl and bring back War Games]
No Mercy [I'd change this to Halloween Havoc]
Cyber Sunday
Survivor Series
ECW's December to Dismember ECW
Armageddon

I wish the WWE would take advantage to the fact they own WCW stuff.
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« Reply #81 on: 04-13-2007 23:27 »
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Vince will never admit that any wrestling companies besides his have ever had a good idea. Ever. That's why former WCW world champions are, for the most part, considered mid carders in the WWE. Look at how long it took Booker T to work his way up the WWE ladder despite the fact that he was a former 5 time WCW world champion. A better example still is DDP who was lucky to make it onto Heat by the end of his WWE run.

I can't see him admitting that WCW/NWA had some great PPV names and ideas. I was surprised when the brought Great American Bash in, actually.

The WWE names suck because half of them sound the same.

Armageddon = Judgment Day
Vengeance = Backlash = Unforgiven
No Mercy = No Way Out (Though this one is a bit of a stretch, they still sound quite similar)

Hopefully things will change if this branding shit storm gets dropped altogether as is rumored.
 


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« Reply #82 on: 04-17-2007 13:39 »

I guess that Carlito is still in the doghouse with Vince.  Carly complained to the media about not being on the Wrestlemania card and it all being politics.  So Carly's been jobbing right and left since then.

I TIVO RAW and only watch the matches with Ric Flair in them, so the past 3 weeks I've seen Carlito being the one who gets pinned durring tghe tag matches.  If you can't smell a heel turn of Carlito coming, then you haven't watched enough of WWE. 

I have no interest in watching Vince McMahon's ego on stage every week and damned sure don't want to see his bootlicking son-in-law, Cripple H.
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« Reply #83 on: 04-17-2007 16:43 »
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There was actually a pretty cool angle, evem though Vince was involved, involving Umaga, and an audience plant,

I thought it was a pretty cool way to introduce a new character, and I didn't expect it to happen.
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« Reply #84 on: 04-18-2007 03:14 »

Ralph Snart-  You are right, about the signs.  It's almost as if Carlito is breaking his character and really is pissed out about being in the doghouse.

newhook_1- I have no problem with Santino Marella, but it seemed too strong of a push making him IC champ, where RAW has established stars have yet to even be a champion.  Super Krazy, Chris Masters, Viscera, Cryme Tyme and others must seem let out since they didn't that strong of a push coming in the WWE
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« Reply #85 on: 04-23-2007 23:20 »

The latest word is taht Randy 'Feces' Orton was sent home from the European tour for trashing a hotel room.

He failed a drug test just 3 months ago and has been on thin ice with management for quite a while.  He has gotten several 'second chances' over the past couple of years, so it'll be interesting to see if he gets busted and has to job, or even gets fired for being such a negative influence.

Also of note - Carlito is in even more hot water with management for being vocal about his recent punishment of having to job on TV since WrestleMania.  It's rumored that he was about to be fired when Flair (a personal friend of Carlito's dad, Carlos Colon) asked them (management) to give Carlito another chance as a favor to Flair.

Flair is considered to be one of the best employees of the WWE:  He's a legend and has no problem doing jobs to help the youngsters climb the ladder and is very reliable so he has considerable influence with management.  Let's hope that the Nature Boy can help Carlito stay employed and get out of the doghouse.
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« Reply #86 on: 04-23-2007 23:44 »

That's very informative.  Orton may have a bad attitude, but I'd hate to see him get fired just because it'll ruin the main event match at Backlash.  It would end up as a triple threat match.  That was the same main event last year at Backlash.  It was Edge, Cena and Triple H.

Flair and Triple H are perhaps talking to Arn Anderson in coming out of retirement to wrestle full.  I guess they want to promote the horsemen DVD.  Though, Anderson will need a doctor's release.
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« Reply #87 on: 04-24-2007 01:23 »

Fuck, I hope Anderson doesn't do that. He was awesome back in the day, but he supposedly is one mistep away from being in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

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« Reply #88 on: 04-24-2007 23:49 »

Flair and Triple H are considering in bringing back the 4 Horsemen.  The success of DX last year is prompting the WWE to bring back another famous faction.  Though it may only work if Anderson passes his release.  I'd rather see Arn be a manager for the 4 Horsemen than an active wrestler.  If they are going to form the 4 Horsemen, I hope at least they are young up and coming stars.

I remember hearing that Triple H and Flair planned to form the 4 Horsemen in 2002 with Orton and Batista, but instead called themselves Evolution.
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« Reply #89 on: 04-25-2007 07:43 »

Yeah, I hope that if he does come back it'd only be as a manager. I'd be too worried to enjoy his matches.
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« Reply #90 on: 04-25-2007 08:45 »

Arn was probably the best WCW wrestler to never hold the title.

I actually met Arn just before I retired.  He was just starting out and went by the moniker of Mr. Olympia.  I would have never guessed that he would become as good a wrestler as he did.

Arn doesn't need to be in the ring.  If they want to reform the IV Horsemen, then let him take J. J. Dillon's place as the manager, and for Gawd's sakes, don't let him take any bumps!

As for Randy 'Dorkboy' Orton, at least the WWE has made a statement that he is being disiplined.  If he doesn't get fired, I'm sure that he won't be winning any titles anytime soon.  Maybe he'll have to join the Vince McMahon's "Kiss My ASS Club".  I'd watch that!

Can't you tell that I hate Orton?  And to think that I use to be drinking buddies with his dad.  Now he was a man that I respected.
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« Reply #91 on: 04-25-2007 16:21 »

I have a lot of respect for Arn, even though I used to boo  him when he was a heel.  He seems like a good mentor to have as well be like an uncle to some of the young superstars.  I hear he's helped to train some of young inexperience Divas learn to wrestle.
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« Reply #92 on: 04-27-2007 11:40 »

So we can strike Orton from winning the title at Backlash then?

I finally watched some wrestling for the first time in ages (my annual pilgrimage to the TV to watch Wrestlemania has piqued my interest).  The Earls Court RAW was on TV last night, so I watched that.
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« Reply #93 on: 04-30-2007 23:29 »

Fuck, Kahli in the main event? Why does Vince hate us?
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« Reply #94 on: 05-01-2007 17:13 »
« Last Edit on: 05-01-2007 17:13 »

Yes, my prediction came true.  Khali for the title.  I'd rather see him go after Cena for the title than Orton, Edge or Michaels for the millionth time.  It's Hogan vs Andre for the 21st Century.  The only thing missing is Khali having a manager to give him a personality.

THE GREAT KHALI RULES

Vince McMahon as the ECW champion sucks.  Just when ECW couldn't get even more crappier.  Didn't Vince learn anything from when WCW had David Arquette and Vince Russo as their World champions.

Vince was once WWE champion in 1999, but he gave up the title declared it vacant.
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« Reply #95 on: 05-01-2007 23:55 »

No offense, but I honest to goodness have no idea how anyone could find Khali entertaining outside of him being well within the relam of Wrestlecrap.
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« Reply #96 on: 05-02-2007 00:10 »
« Last Edit on: 05-02-2007 00:10 »

The Giant Gonzalez of the 21st century.

::shakes head::

So Carlito finally turned heel.  Let's see if he gets to go over Flair or if he'll keep jobbing.

It looks like Orton's punishment is a fine and to job for a while.  The guy has problems.  He's a deserter from the Marines, has spent time in prison for that crime, has placed shit in Diva's gymbags and is well known for being a huge displinary problem.

I believe in giving chances to people because we all get frustrated at times, do and say things that are inappropriate, but Christ on a cracker, how may chances do they have to give this creep before they (WWE) wash their hands of him?  Besides, how in the fuck do you do over $50,000 of damage to a hotel room?

Fire his ass and let him jump to TNA.  From what I understand, TNA really doesn't want him because of his repuatation and he isn't known to be a big draw.  Besides, after getting Kurt Angle, other than HHH or HBK, how can they top that for a jump?

Randy 'Dorkboy' Orton is a fucking timebomb with a short fuse - he's the type to snap and murder his girlfriend or go to work with a gun and shoot everybody in the place. 

To me, he has heat - X-Pac type of heat.  The 'go-away-and-never-come-back' type of heat.  The type of heat that when you see that he has a match coming up, you say, "I'm going to the can to take a leak because this guy sucks".  Randy should be mopping the floors in the buildings rather than performing in them.  Bust his ass down to Val Venus level, schedule him to no PPV's and only Heat and house shows, give him the minimun of his contract and then don't renew it.  That's what needs to be done with him.

Randy Orton belongs in WrestleCrap.
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« Reply #97 on: 05-04-2007 23:20 »

BUMP

There has been a major update to the situation regarding Randy Orton
being sent home from last month's WWE European tour.

Originally, news broke that Randy Orton had been sent home because
upwards of $50,000 in damages had been done to his hotel room. WWE.com
picked up on the story and released their own statement, saying that
Orton had been kicked off the tour for "undisclosed reasons" and would
be disciplined appropriately.

Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling Torch is reporting that Randy Orton's
trashed hotel room was Orton's REACTION to being sent home - NOT the
actual reason! Sources who were there in Europe say the situation
still has a great deal of secrecy around it but that Orton was drunk
and stoned for a few of the shows and was simply out of control the
entire week.

Despite being one of the younger stars on the roster, Orton has had a
long history of bad behavior. He is said to be very distant to others
backstage and many have questioned why WWE hasn't released him already.
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« Reply #98 on: 05-05-2007 07:50 »

I should read the torch more.  Always loved Keller's takes.
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« Reply #99 on: 05-07-2007 23:03 »

Video of the Iron Sheik and Warrior "hellwig" Warrior in a verbal confrontation at an autograft signing.

It's hard to determine which of the two is more batshit insane...

 http://tinyurl.com/2syyza
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #100 on: 05-08-2007 02:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-08-2007 02:02 »

  big grin #100

The Great Khali destroyed Shawn Michaels.  The Great Khali vs. John Cena.  Cena has a lot on his plate.

Edge winning Money in the Back sucks.  It's a shame Kennedy have to lose because he'll have surgery on his back and will be out for 7-9 months.  Kennedy has potenial in being a future world champion.  He's got the personality and style to be a big name.  I hear that Edge will go to Smackdown.  I hope he does just to make things interesting.

RVD may be taken off the ECW real soon since he refused the last contract offer by WWE.  That means he may not win the ECW title tomorrow against Vince.  I hope RVD doesn't jump ship to TNA. They may stick him with the X division and that might be a blow to WWE.  TNA has been getting a few points for getting former WWE last.  2005 Christain, 2006 Kurt Angle, could RVD by next in 2007?

 
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« Reply #101 on: 05-08-2007 07:40 »
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Kennedy lost his Money in the bank shot becuase he'll be out for surgery? That sucks. He still would have been able to use the shot in 7-9 months as a year wouldn't have been up yet. Why would they do that?   frown


Kennedy!

I heard that RVDs last match will be at One Night Stand this year. They'll use him to promote that and then keep him off the air till his contract expires in August.

I hope he just retires, maybe with a return fued once a year or so like Foley has been doing, and doesn't go to TNA. TNA is a shithole right now, the WWE has the rights to his name, and the WWE is never going to use him properly even if he does stay there. The only place he ever really fit was the real ECW.
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« Reply #102 on: 05-08-2007 08:43 »

 
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Kennedy lost his Money in the bank shot becuase he'll be out for surgery? That sucks. He still would have been able to use the shot in 7-9 months as a year wouldn't have been up yet. Why would they do that?    frown

Kennedy suffered a serious injury this weekend.  He tore a triceps muscle almost completely off the bone and he's scheduled for surgery this morning.  It's a testament to him for even making it to the show to be jobbed like that.

Rumor is that for him gutting it out, Vince promised him a face push and feud with Edge when he comes back.

With the Smackdown roster so thin, it would make sense to float Edge there and have him use the MitB to take the championship.


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« Reply #103 on: 05-09-2007 00:15 »

DOUBLE POST!  I WAS RIGHT!
 http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/edgepittsburghstealer

PITTSBURGH-The Rated-R Superstar cashed in his newly acquired Money in
the Bank title opportunity tonight and knocked the sports-
entertainment world off its axis by becoming the new World Heavyweight
Champion. Following a beastly, relentless attack from a returning Mark
Henry, Edge picked the bones of a bloodied Undertaker to win the first
World Heavyweight Championship of his career.

With Edge's nefarious, well-calculated triumph taking place at the
close of Undertaker and Batista's tumultuous caged war, the Steel City
became the "Steal City" tonight.

Though the night ended with an R-rated celebration, it was originally
a night where the fate of the World Heavyweight Championship was to be
decided within the merciless walls of a 15-foot high steel cage. For
what seemed like an eternity of brutality, Undertaker and Batista took
one another to their physical limits, as both warriors nearly exploded
through the fortified steel.

Beaten and barely able to stand, the challenger and the champion
ultimately managed to somehow escape the cage at the exact same
moment, ending the contest in a draw. Thus, the epic, four-month
rivalry between The Phenom and The Animal - two of the most dominant
competitors in SmackDown history - culminated with controversy and
indecision, much similar to their fierce Last Man Standing Match at
Backlash.

Moments after Batista and The Deadman gave every last ounce of
themselves in pursuit of the title, the unexpected sound of the
World's Strongest Man's theme music rung throughout the Mellon Arena.
At the end of one of the most savage Steel Cage Match in history,
Henry nearly maimed The Phenom and left him a mess in the center of
the ring. Only then, with the fallen gladiator ravaged, the Rated-R
Superstar would come to claim his championship opportunity.

Just 24 hours after shrewdly coaxing Mr. Kennedy into defending the
Money in the Bank opportunity and seizing it on Raw, Edge defected to
SmackDown at the most opportune moment. One spear and three counts of
the referee's hand later, it was New Year's Revolution 2006 all over
again. Yet again, Edge cashed in the Money in the Bank guarantee for a
title match any time, any place, anywhere - this time for the World
Heavyweight Championship. As an opportunistic Edge stood as the newly
crowned bearer of SmackDown's richest prize, the very landscape of
sports-entertainment morphed to become Rated-R.

See this chaotic confrontation between The Animal and The Deadman as
well as the new champion's vile, heinous master plan realized by
tuning in Friday night, only on The CW Network
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« Reply #104 on: 05-14-2007 18:06 »

 
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BUMP

There has been a major update to the situation regarding Randy Orton
being sent home from last month's WWE European tour.

Originally, news broke that Randy Orton had been sent home because
upwards of $50,000 in damages had been done to his hotel room. WWE.com
picked up on the story and released their own statement, saying that
Orton had been kicked off the tour for "undisclosed reasons" and would
be disciplined appropriately.

Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling Torch is reporting that Randy Orton's
trashed hotel room was Orton's REACTION to being sent home - NOT the
actual reason! Sources who were there in Europe say the situation
still has a great deal of secrecy around it but that Orton was drunk
and stoned for a few of the shows and was simply out of control the
entire week.

Despite being one of the younger stars on the roster, Orton has had a
long history of bad behavior. He is said to be very distant to others
backstage and many have questioned why WWE hasn't released him already.


Ralph Snart- Have you ever considered writing a tell all book?  I'd like to know about your point of view during when you wrestled with guys like Flair, Hart and others and your view points of wrestling during the Monday Night Wars and how it is today.

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« Reply #105 on: 05-14-2007 23:30 »

First off, I couldn't 'tell more' than what is easily goggled from the net.  KayFabe is long dead, even though I still live it and call all the fuys and gals by their stage names.  Moolah will always be Moolah to me - you will never hear me call her "Lil".  Only a small handful of people have the right to call her that and even though she's as close to me as any family member, I don't feel that I have the right.

It use to irritate me when the smarks would walk up to me and call me by my real name (which I rarely use except professionally).  I remember hearing the story about a smark who approached The Undertaker and called him "Mark".  It wasn't well received by UT.

As for the Monday Night Wars - the fierce competition did make for some of the best wrestling and angles ever.  Unfortunately, Bishoff got a big head, he gave too much control to the talent and failed to make new stars and new angles.  Jealousy and petty bickering caused the destruction of their best thing - Goldberg.  RD Reynolds book "The Death Of WCW" goes into great detail how the WCW killed itself, thus killing the Monday Night Wars.  When they couldn't do anything with the best talent raid they had, Bret Hart and the way Bishoff continued to try to personally destroy Ric Flair - the heart and soul of WCW - death was inevitable.

I'm a product of the 70's and 80's.  Not many fans today will know of Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer, Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert, Maniac Matt Borne, The Freebirds, Bob Armstrong, Mr. Wrestling I and II, The Assassins, The Von Erichs, Kevin Sullivan, The Fabulous Moolah, Wendi Richter (who I trained with and lusted over, only to have her totally blow me off - and not in the good way).  Anything that I might write would be just a rehash of what other people have written, most of them much better stories than I ever could.  I do highly recomend reading Ole Anderson's book, "Inside Out".  It's the most accurate book written about the old style of wrestling and the metamorphis into the 'Sports Entertainment' of today.

In 1980, Buzz, Matt and I walked into the TBS studio.  We were still living with the nortority of clearing a redneck bar out in Conyers, GA.  It made most of the local papers back then and was a big deal to wrestling fans.  Ole was the booker and he came up to us, chewing us out for being late (again) for the TV tapings.  Then he told us that BlackJack Lanza had a falling out with him, so he was going to put the TV belt on me.  The problem was, Ole hadn't told Lanza this yet.  When Lanza found out that he was dropping the TV Title to a lower-card newcomer, he told Ole and me that I would have to work for it.  Ole told me to go out and earn it.

So the TV Title matches were always 15 minutes long - the TV Title was the lowest ranked title, usually for the mid-card to get the fans warmed up for the main event.  The 15 minutes in the ring with Lanza were the toughest I had at that point.  I started wrestling in 1979 and he started the year I was born, 1961, so he legit knew every dirty trick in the book and I was a greenhorn.  The only thing we agreed on was that there would be no teeth knocked out - everything else was fair game.  I came out winning the belt @ 14:36.  The match was edited for TV because Turner had a 'no blood' clause and both Lanza and myself had broken each other's nose in the first 5 minutes of the match.  Then something happened that I didn't know about - The Freebirds were coming to Georgia and Ole needed a 3-man team to job to them as their first feud, so Ole had Bobby Heenan's stable invade the ring and do a beatdown on me, with Buzz and Matt coming to my rescue.  Now he had a face 3-man team to feud with the Freebirds immedately upon their arrival. 

That was quality booking on the fly - not the crap that Vince shoves down our throats weekly.

As for Flair, I don't have the words to relate the admiration and respect I have for him.  He has literally given his life for wrestling - I don't think that most fans realize just how dedicated Flair is to giving a quality match each time he steps into the ring.  Today, only HHH and HBK can rival him in that regard.

I feel that Flair will probably die in the ring (because it's good for business) and has probably given Vince permission to have the funeral on RAW.

All of us should love our jobs as much as Flair loves his.
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« Reply #106 on: 05-16-2007 01:15 »

Just when ECW couldn't suck anymore, WWE fires Sabu.  It's ironic that I hear he's fired since I had just seen a video from last year when Sabu attacked John Cena and did this amazing leg drop from the ropes and hit Cena on the table.

With Sabu gone, and RVD leaving, what's the point in keeping ECW.  It won't be long before Dreamer and Sandman leave.  Vito was also fired so him teaming with Nunizo and making a tag team in ECW is scrapped.

Snitski may move to RAW.  ECW is bleeding to death.  I'll admit, ECW was cooler a year ago when Heyman ran it.  Now it's a piece of shit.  Vince should just end ECW and go back to two brands.  The fact he's pulling talent from ECW and that he's the champ is just a disgrace.
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« Reply #107 on: 05-16-2007 07:44 »

I get the gut feeling that Vince is doing his hardest to destroy ECW.  The way Vince re-invents history and cannot admit that any other organization had a product superior to his, he would prefer to lose money and destroy ECW so he can say in the future that he destroyed ECW.
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« Reply #108 on: 05-18-2007 15:24 »

Ariel, Scotty 2 Hotty & Nick Mitchell of the Spirit Squad have recently been release.  It's a shame that Scotty barely got a push despite being with the company for a long time.
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« Reply #109 on: 05-18-2007 19:34 »

Are you kidding?  I'm amazed that Scotty was still employed.  He doesn't have the body that Vince loves so much and let's face it, The Worm was the SILLIEST move I've ever seen.
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« Reply #110 on: 05-19-2007 00:10 »

Chris Jericho guest voices on Dream Theater's song "Repentance" from their upcoming album, it's part of Mike Portnoy's "AA suite" about alcoholism, Jericho is just one of a TON of guest voices giving spoken apologies (to represent one of the steps of AA).
Not that I'm into wrestling, but thought it was worth mentioning in here. Also, Chris Jericho was in the band Fozzy (mostly a cover band), although most of you probably knew that.
The entire guest list for the song is cool, though...Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Mikael ┼kerfeldt (Opeth), Jon Anderson (Yes), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Daniel Gildenl÷w (Pain Of Salvation), Steve Hogarth (Marillion), Neal Morse (Spock's Beard), etc.
Although that belongs in the music thread... wink
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« Reply #111 on: 05-19-2007 00:33 »

I'd like to see Jericho back.  He still has the last best entrance into the WWF.

Ralphie, I'll echo the calls for more of your wrestling stories, especially those involving the Freebirds.  Blog it, dammit.  smile
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« Reply #112 on: 05-20-2007 16:41 »

Hey Ralph, did you ever happen to meet Ricky the Dragon Steamboat?
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« Reply #113 on: 05-21-2007 13:56 »
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My first matches were in the old Mid Atlantic area, owned by Jim Crockett Promotions.  I met Steamboat several times when I would work putting the rings together and taking them apart while I was in High School.  When I first met Steamboat he had a huge feud with Flair and Mulligan going.  Steamboat won the US Belt from Flair and lost it to Mulligan.


NWA World Tag Champs Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan - 1979

By the time I started wrestling, I was the lowest curtain jerker around.  Flair had become a uber-face, teaming with Mulligan and winning the tag titles.  Steamboat was feuding with Snuka and several others over the US title.  I was in the ring with Steamboat once - a studio TV taping.  The match lasted just a few minutes and he won by pinfall.  The only reason that I remember that night was because I slipped the announcer, Rich Landrum some speed because he was suffering from a cold.  Man, Rich was wired by the end of the night.  He accused me of poisoning him and I placed blame on Gene Anderson.  He let it die because NOBODY FUCKED WITH GENE ANDERSON!

As for Steamboat, to show him true respect, just call him Ricky Steamboat.  In the divorce with Bonnie, she got the rights to the name Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat.  Steamboat could have had a much hotter career but she forced him to be 'Family Man' Ricky Steamboat which poisoned Vince against him.

I posted on a MACW board a few years ago how Flair once told me that Bonnie pretty well destroyed Steamboat.  She sent me a very hot, acid, vicious e-mail accusing me of slander and other crimes against mankind.  I forwarded it to Flair - he had the biggest laugh from it.  That e-mail she sent me became the reason he mentioned her in his book, "To Be The Man".

A link for anybody who wants to read interviews with the guys I grew up idolizing and wrestling. 

 http://www.midatlanticgateway.com/Resource_Center/interviews/interviews.htm

As for The Freebirdes - we weren't allowed to travel with them since we were usually on the opposite side of the ring from them and Ole would fire anybody seen in public with a member of the opposite side.  I can give a few nuggets over the next few days.

Besides, the 'birds were WAYYY yo much in peeing on people for me to be too comfortable with them.
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« Reply #114 on: 05-23-2007 15:34 »

reposted with permission:

Jill Jarrett passes away

Dave@wrestlingobserver.com

Jill Jarrett, the wife of Jeff, passed away last night.

While we don't have a lot of details, she had been battling cancer on-
and-off for many years and her health issues had gotten worse over the
past two months.

For the past many weeks, Jeff had been by her side virtually 24/7.
When she was hospitalized, he had been practically living in the
hospital, and when he had to do TVs, he would stay with her as long as
possible, they fly from Nashville or Orlando, do his segments early,
and then he would rush back that night.

While most in TNA were aware of her situation to a degree and could
readily see what was happening, he only talked in detail to a few
people, such as Don West, hence some of West's comments on the air on
television. I think some could see this, but the first interview Jeff
did on the air when he came back was very emotional for him, for Mike
Tenay conducting it and for West at the desk.

Jeff has young children and being someone in that same situation, I
could only imagine what he's been going through during this ordeal. I
simply couldn't imagine anything that could be worse.

We send our deepest sympathies to Jeff and his children.
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« Reply #115 on: 05-23-2007 17:54 »

I may not have like Jarrett in the ring since he was an ideal heal, I do want to send my condolences to him and his children.
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« Reply #116 on: 05-23-2007 22:51 »
« Last Edit on: 05-23-2007 22:51 »

I've always thought that Jarret never got credit for being main event material. He was the only reason I watched WCW in early 2000. Condolences to him and his family.

Owen Hart, Jarrett's tag team partner for a while, died on this same day 8 years ago. May 23 is not a good day to be Jeff Jarrett.
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« Reply #117 on: 05-25-2007 10:20 »

I hope that TNA doesn't do a shitty Funeral episode like RAW did with Owen.

Although JJ did mix kayfabe and real life with his comment:

"Owen wasn't a nugget!"

BTW, Newhook, drop me an e-mail.  I have something you may be interested in.
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« Reply #118 on: 05-27-2007 20:40 »

No matter how bad your week has been, Mr. "Ultimate" Warrior is always there to bring a smile to our faces...

 http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/54986/Video-Footage-Of-Another-Warrior-Outburst.htm
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« Reply #119 on: 05-28-2007 23:52 »

Hey sorry Ralph, didn't see that eariler. I just shot you an email.

Anyway, a new 3 way draft was announced tonight. Hopfully that will freshen thing up a little.
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