Fucking hell, this is best fucking thing I've seen in months.
Hayes is a fucking god. Quite the tune. Jericho needs to take some notes, the shitarse.
I lost my shit at 4:14. The double armed fist pump in time with the guitar riffs were amazing. I'll be honest, until around 4:10 I was thinking "come on PS - Terry would have wanted you to rock the fuck out like you used to do back in World Class". And he didn't disappoint. Like any good rock and roller, he likes a good ballad. But you can't keep the wildman caged for to long.
Loc: The Dawg Pound, VA
Originally Posted By: Tayven Bobert
Fucking hell, this is best fucking thing I've seen in months.
I saw it yesterday for the first time as well. Really cool tribute to Bam Bam. The picture that you see here at the start of the video looks a little freaky, with Terry's face, but that is from one of their greatest World Class interviews. I'm still trying to find that one. HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS! LOL
I fucking loved seeing Rey Rey back again. Rey coming back to SD! is like Jordan returning to the Bulls. While Rey-Alberto is another retread feud, at least it's one that guarantees good matches. I liked Dolph getting angry at Alberto for kinda costing him the title at the PPV. And then Sheamus came out to cut every wacky promo he's cut since turning face and it set up a traditional HOLLA HOLLA TAG MATCH with tag partners who don't get along in the heel team.
4 corner tag match was fine. I have no idea why they wouldn't do this on PPV since it makes for better filler than having two worthless tag matches as filler. Hunico's Mexican flag-colored garb is sweet and allows him to not look like an LAX reject. Loved AW demanding that someone tag in the PTPs after about five seconds of action. Wouldn't been nice if he said something else for seemingly ever though. Great finish with the double knee gutbuster off a toss from the top - that move is getting over as something DY can hit from basically anywhere. And then Show murdered everyone to remind you that the tag division is really just a bunch of jobbers. THERE ARE JOBBERS FOR THIS. FEED THEM TO SHOW INSTEAD OF USING ACTUAL STARS.
Jeremy Piven had the time of his life climbing to the top rope and having Cena catch him - good for him. Sandow killed Ryder while Cole compared Sandow to Ali. Sandow had some great crazy eyes in this. I liked AJ in D-Bryan's colors. Christian looked ridiculous with blue jeans and a red shirt on. And to think he once insulted Jarrett for wearing white pants after Labor day. The best part of this was definitely the wedding planning video where they worked in a plug for the vegan eatery Bryan did a WWE site video on. This was amusing, but not as funny as the Edge-Vickie one where they were on the see-saw and Edge made a bunch of silly faces. This did have Bryan trying to get a teddy bear to tap out though. I'll give them a pass on it since they had next to no time to actually film this thing with ONE DAY OF BUILDUP. They Rey fan with a bright blue mask going NO ruled. I liked Kane coming out though since it re-inserted him back into this deal after a whole week out of it, which is longer than when Cena was fired, and led to a good Bryan-Kane match and opens things up for Kane to ruin the wedding. Don't forget to TOUT YOUR WEDDING WISHES to AJ and Bryan. Loved Kane spinning AJ into a non-PG position to tease another kiss.
Ryder having GTV as his favorite deal was fine I guess, however, showing Henry with Mae was beyond idiotic. Showing Venis and Show taking a piss wasn't much better. The guy JUST MURDERED THE COMPANY'S TAG DIVISION and in case you took that seriously, here's a great reason not to. Heath's wacky Raw video still ruled. Loved him thinking his luck was going to change because was on SD. Animal looked in way better shape here than he did in '07 in TNA or whenever he was in WWE with Heidenreich. It looks like he had new gear too. Animal got great height on his flying elbow - kinda surprised to see him win with that instead of the powerslam. LOLed so hard at the fan in the orange shirt in the Tout vid doing the you can't see me deal.
Ricardo and Vickie's deal ruled. So, not only is Rey back, but he's playing face in peril in a main event tag match? Everything is back to being right with the world. Fuck yes. Weird to see Rey work in a bodysuit again, although I think the black, yellow, and white colors might've just been a reference to Dark Knight Returns, in which case, it probably won't last. Really could've done without a DQ in a tag team main event. It led to a nice MITB tease...until Dolph got treated like a goof again.
This was actually produced in the mid-90s, and I own it.
Its the Thunder In Paradise annual. Just came across this picture online and thoughts I'd share it. Can you believe there was a annual of Thunder In Paradise? I imagine only I would have been interested in buying it.
It's a saturday night episode, coming from some fucking university somewhere owned by some man called Jimmy Swaggart, he's some televangelist. Jim Cornette and Jim Ross are on commentary duties and they announce that on this Saturday night, on another station, "Peanut Head" Theodore R Long will be on Soul Train and be the first ever person to be stumped by the Soul Train Scramble. JR looks smug as fuck at this. Fuck you, Jim Ross.
"From the City of Sunshine" Shane Douglas vs. Captain Mike Rotundaoaoaoaoao
Shane's got his skateboard with him, looking a prick, giving it all that HANG TEN and RADICAL stuff. Mike Rotunda's in his Varsity Club gimmick, it's probably around the death throes of it here, before he became captain of a boat instead of captain of the team. I fucking love the Varsity Club gimmick, it's top stuff. Mike's got a mic.
"Shane, you don't know how sorry I am that your partner got his face smashed."
Nice. Mike goes on to say that because he's such a great sportsman that if he throws even one illegal blow, then he'll give Shane his most prized possession. His Syracuse Letterman jacket. I'm betting that he doesn't. The crowd are of the opinion that "Syracuse Sucks!"
Mat wrestling to start, Douglas has a headscissors on IRS, it's quite boring. Mike Rotundo is quite boring when he wants to be, to be fair. Some IRS matches made me want to kill myself. They're just rolling around like a couple of gays at the moment, it's not even interesting mat wrestling. Mike Ratondu can be so damned shit when he feels like dogging it. They're saying now that Johnny Ace was put out of commission by the New Zealand Militia, who are Rip Morgan and Jacko Victory. Jack Victory had about 9000 gimmicks in NWA. If someone's under a mask, it's probably Jack Victory. Rutando has had Shane Douglas in a top wrist lock for fucking ages. He breaks it, and breaks out the open hands, as a punch will cost him his coat.
Drop toe hold by Norman Pace, and he works the knee of the future V.K. Wallstreet. Back to mat, Douglas has a headlock on. European uppercuts by Mick Rytander, and Shane Douglas gets all white meat, and M. Wallstreet stooges. Cross body by Douglas for two, but Barry Windham's brother in law connects with a thumb to the eye over the referee so he can't see it. Bray Wyatt's patriarch slaps Douglas again, Douglas chases him around the ring, and gets clotheslined on re-entry and Mr Bo Dallas Snr is in control. Inside cradle and the former member of Team 2000 gets the win and holds onto his coat.
Under the adnutoR boredom rating scale, I give it four rope assisted abdominal stretches.
Wrestling News Network with Gordon Solie
-Johnny Ace injured by New Zealand Militia. Fractured cheekbone, out for a few weeks. -Eddie Gilbert has challenged Great Muta to a No-DQ match. -Why is Iron Sheik coming to ringside with Ron Simmons? Solie worried about Simmons embracing Sheik's philosophy and ethos
IN OTHER NEWS (nice how NWA would do this) -In WCCW, Eric Embry has won match to put WCCW future in doubt. (I'm guessing it's Embry beating PY Chu Hi in order to bring in the USWA)
NWA TOP TEN:
10. Eddie Gilbert 9. Tommy Rich 8. Sid Vicious 7. Dangerous Danny Spivey 6. Mike Rotunda 5. 'Dr Death' Steve Williams 4. The Great Muta 3. Terry Funk 2. Sting 1. Lex Luger NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Ric Flair
-Solie thinks there is trouble brewing between Paul E and his charges in the Samoan Swat Team.
NO-DQ: Eddie Gilbert w/Missy Hyatt vs. Great Muta w/Gary Hart
The Great Muta's theme music is absolutely fan-fucking-tastic. I really like Muta, I fucking love Gilbert, and bum Gary Hart so I'm looking forward to this one. Eddie Gilbert's coming out to Donna Summer and Muta grabs Hyatt by the hair and MISTS THE FUCK OUT OF HYATT STRAIGHT AWAY~! THE MATCH HASN'T EVEN BEGUN.
This is going to be a fun one.
Hyatt screams "EDDIE!!!! EDDIE!!!!" like an annoying whore, as Eddie does the right thing and keeps his mind on the job at hand, knocking fuck out of Muta. The Steiners are out to tend to Hyatt and get her to the back. I bet they fuck her.
Gilbert tries to garrote Muta with the ring apron, and then starts pummelling Gary Hart just for the fuck of it. Muta hits 'Hot Stuff' from behind though, and he's in control for all of two seconds as Gilbert twats Muta's head into the ringpost. I don't even think a bell has rung yet. Eddie's got a chair, and twats Muta over the head with it, and gives him a good old fashioned chairing inside the ring. Gilbert punches away at Muta, and thumbs him in the throat before choking him. Gilbert comes off the ropes, does a forward roll under a leapfrog but then gets a sidekick to the face from The Pearl of the Orient.
Gary Hart chucks Gilbert into the post. Tommy Rich is out now for some (no) reason. He rolls Gilbert into the ring. Muta strangles fuck out of Glibert with some wire. Brutal stuff. Gilbert won't give up though and gets up, so Muta chucks him down by the mullet and starts strangling fuck out of him with the wire again. Gilbert fights to his fight, and runs forward and so propelling Muta into a turnbuckle. Muta stands Eddie Gilbert and just kicks him right in the balls, no fucking about there. Now he legdrops him in the balls. He whips Gilbert, and Gilbert kicks in him the face. Gilbert fires off punches "YOU SON OF A BITCH!", Gilbert's comebacks rule. Whips Muta in and a BIiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Back Body Drop.
Gilbert gets the wire and starts choking Muta. Hart takes off his coat and gets into the ring, so Rich gets into the ring to nullify Hart and it's all going on now. Sleeper on Hart, as Muta rakes the eyes of Gilbert. Muta delivers RED MIST to Tommy Rich as Eddie Gilbert goes to the top strand and comes off with a high cross body on Hart and the ref... counts the three? Ok then, strange (shit) finish but I fucking loved that match so it gets a free pass.
BLACK MIST FOR EDDIE GILBERT! Muta puts the boots to him as Tommy Rich comes in with a chair for the save.
Awesome. Absolutely fucking awesome.
Funk's Grill, with the Steiner Brothers.
Interview segment helmed by Terry Funk on a cheaparse set. It's during the "Rick Steiner is a mong" era which leads to humour.
Funk: If I had two boys, I'd want them to be just like Rick: Yeah, us! Funk: Just like you, Scott! Rick: Hey, what about me!
Funk: God has opportunities after wrestling Rick: Me too! I've thought about being like a Sheriff or, a Fireman! Look at that! (Points at Funk's earring) What is that?
Rick Steiner did the simpleton gimmick better than anyone else. They call Terry Funk the George Burns of Wrestling, which makes Rick Steiner overexcited. Rick Steiner is really great here. Fun little segment.
Road Warrior Hawk w/ Paul Ellering dressed as Wilbur Smith vs. Samu w/ Paul E.
God, there's 15 minutes left yet and this is the main event. My hopes aren't too high to be honest either.
Samu comes out to the theme off Halloween. Samu fucking gobs in the ring as Ironman kicks up. That's absolutely disgusting, if you ask me. Hawk runs in, they punch each other, clothesline each other and no-one moves. More punching each other and Hawk throws Samu outside where they go on to punch each other. Sidekick to the face of Hawk and some choking. Hawk decides against selling this and dropkicks Samu when they get back in the ring.
Hawk with a clothesline, then a chinlock. Samu does the Hogan back rakes, Hawk hits a running tackle, gets a two count, and I realise there's still 10 minutes of the show to go. Not enjoying this bout. Hawk in control, leg drops Samu. Samu quickly takes control, runs at Hawk, Hawk moves from the corner and first drops Samu. Fuck it, I'm not watching this.
Right, I've skipped forward and Hawk twats Samu with Paul E's phone and pins him. Average show. Probably worth it for Muta vs. Gilbert, poor otherwise though.
OK so were finally here RAW 1000. I just want to say I'm done with wrestling if tonight doesn't deliver Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac. Never watching it again if they dont deliver. They fucking better be on it.
RAW should start like WrestleMania 23 with Vince on the Titantron from the first RAW screaming, 'Welcome everybody to Monday Night RAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW' and then cut straight into the DX theme tune and the members getting introduced one by one, starting with X-Pac, then the Outlaws, then HHH, and finally Shawn Michaels not showing up because Brock Lesnar has kicked fuck out of him backstage.
I'm fully aware none of this will happen, but I think that's how I'd want the show to start.