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They really couldn't have come up with any sort of stock, generic music they had laying around for Cobra? I started getting Ikari Warriors 2 flashbacks for a moment there.
Actually he stripped Giant of the title by the sneaky underhanded way Jimmy Hart tricked Hogan
''Meanwhile, in Venice Beach, the Megapowers chill out on the dark side with what appears to be a homeless guy and a guitar player on LSD. This was a weird period for Hulkamania, brother.''
This promo was full on Gummo.
I saw nothing wrong with any of this. Even the Hogan stuff, at least it was different.
My wife, who has watched Big Brother since day 1, says Derrick would have gotten his ass kicked if he was in Dan's first season. In other words, Derrick was surrounded by morons.
I watched every early Nitro and have no recollection of this show, which is strange, given how bizzarre it sounds...
I remember the gimmick but not the Hogan promo. Is it on Youtube?
Sting-Flair is still my favorite wrestling feud.
You'd think they would've used this to end the Renegade experiment and repackage him as something else but I guess not.
No - he just became a Saturday night JTTS.
There's a YouTube app on the ps3. Just watch that episode using that if you really need to see it.
Yeah, this isn't even the first time such an occurance has happened with the Network on Roku. I seem to recall it took them two and a half months to put up the 3/26/2001 episode of RAW on the Roku app.
The storyline with the WCW title made no sense at the time and still doesn't now. Except if you consider it was Hogan's way to take as much attention humanly possible to the fact that he "lost" the title. Hell, it took them two weeks to even announce the title had changed hands and when they did, they fabricated the DQ stip. And then take the belt off the guy who "beat" Hogan. Sheesh, the buildup to WM IV made a ton more sense than this.
And don't get me started about Nick Patrick and Starrcade 97...
Hey Scott, are you going to repost the PPV rants in between episodes of Nitro, or are you on strike until the 09/25 Nitro returns?
please just post your old rants if you can buuuuuud :).
I remember they did the vote thing on Saturday Night a few times. It was always transparent who they wanted you to vote for, nobody's paying 99 cents per minute to vote for Jungle Jim Steele.
One undeniably GOOD thing the IWC has done for wrestling is put those ridiculous 900 lines put of business. Or maybe I'm just bitter I could never get my parents' permission to call back in mark days :).
Oh, c'mon, Steele was..........um..............I'll hush now.
(You know a guy sucks when his finisher is the fucking Thesz press.)
He was Wolf Hawkfield I. All Japan. Virtua Fighter FTW~!
He was still better than Charlie Norris and probably one of the Cole twins.
But was he better than Allan Iron Eagle?
I'd say yeah. Not as good as the Renegade Warriors though.
.....good lord, WCW had a native american-themed stable right in front of them and they didn't pull the trigger. (Or should I say "loose the arrow"?)
They left a lot of wampum on the table by missing that oppurtunity.
Poor, poor Renegade. A CLASSIC example of why you don't throw a major gimmick on an unprepared rookie. Renegade was a Hogan Buddy, a Warrior knock-off and got the TV Title super-fast, which is basically a push to the moon... but he just wasn't good enough to handle it. It had to be a HUGE hit for him to have to wrestle as a Jobber after that kind of a debut.
The saddest part was... ANY guy would have jumped at that role- "Hey kid, we're gonna deck you out like one of the biggest stars in history, having you win the TV Title, and make you a high-end guy". ANY kid would say yes, even if they knew they were too green. Therefore, he was effectively set up to fail. SURE he sucked, but WCW should have KNOWN enough to not through him out there like that. There had to have been guys more capable.
I always assumed they were trying to play on the fact that a lot of people couldn't figure out that Jim Hellwig was still portraying the Warrior in his short lived return in 1992 with the whole Renegade thing.
I forget, were there any kind of lawsuits in this case?
I forget the timing of when the Renegade angle happened but i would assume Vince wasn't paying any attention to it and when it flopped (and flopped hard given that they hard sold the notion that Renegade WAS the Warrior) hard due to fans realizing the bait and switch, Vince probably just chuckled at WCW's failure and didn't even bother to alert his lawyers......
It was WCW, so I'm gonna say yes.
Good lord how many times did sting and flair fight in wcw. It's like the cena vs orton of today
I fully expect them to be in the main event of the last Raw ever.
Even if it is a arm wrestling contest
except Flair vs Sting is always a good match and people like seeing it. big difference
Regarding Sting/Flair; they always managed to make the feud work by way of keeping the two apart just long enough to make their matches worthwhile.
Neither Cena nor Orton is in Flair's stratosphere, sir.
Cena/Orton is the exact same thing as Flair/Sting, just without people caring and showing interest
Cena/Orton is more Dusty/Flair than Sting/Flair. The closest thing Cena has to a Flair would be Edge, since unlike Punk, Edge fully committed to the villain role in a way that Punk never could, as far as Edge being willing to be a bastard who was a bastard as opposed to Punk being Frank Grimes to Cena's Homer Simpson
Edge/Cena is easily my favorite Cena feud. Brought out the best in each other.
With less chants of YOU BOTH SUCK
or YOU CAN'T WRESTLEoh I mean RASSLE