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[1990-10-06-NWA-World Championship Wrestling] Wrestling Wrap Up: Black Scorpion

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The most bizarre interview in Gordon Solie's 30 years in wrestling. That's no small potatoes considering the shit he had to call in Florida. I'm in literal disbelief watching this.

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Gordon Solie tells us about his most bizarre and demeaning interview he has done in his career. Yes, he is wearing an blindfold interviewing the Black Scorpion. He must have loved doing this.

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Robo-Cop and now this.

 

Gordon is clearly in "just cash the check" mode. Yet, damned if he STILL didnt somehow keep a small sliver of his dignity.

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The worst part is, the Scorpion's still shrouded in his robes; there's no way Gordon could have seen anything even without the blindfold.

 

I get that this whole character is based on psychological intimidation and freaking Sting out, but why use someone like Gordon as a pawn? Why not JR, who's the promotion's main announcer and can spend four hours every weekend until the angle's over talking about what a creepy son of a bitch the Scorpion is? The answer is, of course, that Gordon and Ole go back to Georgia, which makes Gordon "trustworthy" and JR not. It's the same reason Ole's brought back half the Georgia roster circa 1981, and out of all of them, the only one really worthy of a push has been Hansen, who's a part-timer.

 

I see that they're really trying to push the Warrior association with the "Tulsa" clue. Of course, Warrior was Sting's tag team partner with the UWF back in '86. Say, why not Bill Watts as the Scorpion? It would have made as much sense as anything else, and Watts is one of the few people whom Ole has ever been able to get along with. He could have been the mastermind, working with the Horsemen to not only beat Sting for the title but drive him out of his mind to boot. But he fails, and as his punishment, he has to take over the whole company! :D

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Totally absurd. If they just had the Black Scorpion as someone in a mask with some kind of mouthpiece, Sir Oliver Humperdink or someone, and claim to be someone from Sting's past, and the whole thing is just fine. The Dio druid robes and the voices and fog, and magic tricks and space ship is not fine.

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Can we please please PLEEEEASE be done with this God forsaken Black Scorpion angle? I feel like Ole is deliberately trying to tank things (and give viewers migraines).

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