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Link above for those who are interested, but I'm going to completely ape this by providing some of the best quotes and sharing them here. This is hilarious stuff.

 

Quote #1

 

"Nobody has any idea why they brought a live tiger from the zoo to accompany Steiner to the ring on Nitro. Backstage, when he was trying to get a photo with the tiger, the tiger nearly took a chuck out of Rey Mysterio's eye" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 10, 2000.

Quote #2

 

"DDP came out wearing an expensive shirt and doing gestures exactly like The Rock, talking about Flair liking to spank it, whack it and jack it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 1, 1999.

Quote #3

 

"Madusa came out in a bikini. The implants looked ridiculous but this is a business of excess. She came out with Nitro cologne. It was the weirdest thing as Heenan was getting over just how horrible smelling the cologne is. It is a WCW product and they were pushing how bad it smelled. Madusa started screaming it was bullshit and threw the cologne on Heenan, who reacted like it smelled like cow manure. In fact, they actually used the word manure to describe the smell of the cologne. This was weird to say the least" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 1, 1999.

Quote #4

 

"Scott Hall had problems on the first plane going to Germany, where he apparently got sick and was harrassing Terry Taylor the entire weekend in Germany. He got into a fight with sometime girlfriend Emily Sherman (neice of Turner exec Brad Siegel) including a cake throwing incident. In the dressing room, he made a threat that he was going to do something to Taylor in the ring. This led to a roughly 35 to 40 minute delay in the building before Thunder started with this mess being sorted out. Dave Penzer was trying to kill time telling jokes which only made things worse because the crowd was killing him. The reaction was largely negative, but they weren't throwing things at him and it never threatened to become violent" - Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 28, 1999.

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Quote #5:

 

"WCW.com ran a contest involving Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. I'm actually not sure what the contest was for. Anyway, we got numerous reports from people who said that if you vote for Flair, the total number for Hogan automatically increases by five." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Februaru 28, 1999.

Quote #6

 

"Dustin Runnels was at Starrcade, being called by management to return. Runnels is reportedly being paid $750,000 per year but the company isn't using him. When he got there, the company told him they had no plans for him, and he went back home." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 25, 2000.

Quote #7

 

"Oklahoma then threw BBQ sauce in Madusa's eyes to set up Madusa vs. Oklahama in a feud over the cruiserweight title" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 10, 2000.

Quote #8

 

"Bagwell and Kanyon, who at this point had turned on eachother twice, where scheduled to face Flair and Crowbar. Bigelow attacked Kanyon, suplexing him on the entrance ramp and threw him off the stage through a table. This bump was far more dangerous than similar WWF bumps where they have all these pads set up covered in a blanket around the table when they go off the ramp, but the stunt was nill as the cameras missed the shot" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 10, 2000

Quote #9

 

"It wasn't Bret Hart driving the monster truck nor was Sid in the car that was being run over, although both were the original plan. Hart was told what part of the car to drive over and where Sid would be in the car so as to not drive over him. Hart refused saying he wasn't an experienced stunt driver. There was no problem with his decision and he was apologized to for being asked" The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 10, 2000.

Quote #10

 

"If you thought Starrcade was bad in English, it was worse in German. The German crew was in Washington DC live. The regular commentators were joined by comedian Tom Gerhardt, who was popular in Germany ten years ago because he used to go on stage dressed as a giant penis and pretend to ejaculate on the audience. He was doing heel commentary to get himself over, calling Disco Inferno gay, talking about Madusa having nice tits, and stood when Benoit made the open challenge to anyone and challenged him. This was all done to build a match where Gerhardt will wrestle Berlyn in Oberhausan, Germany on the WCW house show. German wrestler Ulf Hermann, upon hearing this news, issued a grandstand challenge." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 10, 2000.

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Quote #11

 

"Kevin Nash missed the weekend house shows where he was scheduled to headline against Vicious claiming a concussion suffered allegedly when he was hit with the rubber crowbar by Arn Anderson" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 17, 2000

Quote #12

 

"Throughout the show, they (the NWO) were torturing Bret Hart. Nash was torturing Hart and in the background you could hear the director wrapping up the scene. The final scene saw Hart coming out with a pipe while covered in makeup to make it appear he'd been beaten up on. It was the same makeup they used for Arn Anderson, totally exposing that angle. Hart challenged the NWO guys to come out. Nash & Jarrett came out with bats. Then it got really silly. Hart was in a stand-off with Nash and Jarrett forever because Funk & Anderson arrived so late. Apparently live it was obvious Hart & Nash were having a hard time not laughing because the timing was so screwed up. Funk came out with a flaming branding iron and Anderson with a bucket of water. Anderson threw the bucket of water on Hart, with the idea that the makeup would run. The makeup didn't run, but the announcers had to sell that it did." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 24, 2000.

Quote #13:

 

"Kevin Nash then came out with a black girl, I guess to show that he is cool." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Quote #14

 

"The Match (Kevin Nash vs. Sid) was in slow motion. Jarrett came in, but Sid got the guitar from him, clocked Nash with it and then laid on his back. The announcers were talking about how Sid was outsmarting everyone by pretending he was the one who got hit with the guitar. There were peices of the broken guitar surrounding Nash's body, including in his hair and a big peice on his chest, while there was no debris anywhere close to Sid" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 31, 2000.

Quote #15

 

"The only ratings question of the week was whether or not WCW Nitro would beat the Westminster Dog Show on the USA Network on 2/14. The answer was no" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 21, 2000.

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Quote #16

 

"There was zero heat for Vicious vs. Jarrett. Earlier in the show Nash announced it as non-title. Jarrett demanded WCW overrule Nash and make it a title match. WCW announced it was a U.S. Title match. That made perfect sense, since the world champion should be challenging for the US belt. Jarrett hit Sid with a guitar shot which busted his head open hardway. Vicious said he got a concussion from the guitar shot. After the show, Vicious confronted Mark Madden and yelled at him. Madden made a remark about the three-way and said that Vicious may be the "monkey in the middle", which of course is a kids game. Vicious was told by someone that Madden called him a monkey and he was very upset about it. Madden tried to explain what he actually said but Sid, I guess with his head busted upon and groggy from the possible concussion and jetlagged from Germany, wasn't interested in hearing." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 21, 2000.

Quote #17

 

"In Philadelphia, apparently the hydraulics didn't work and The Demon was stuck in his coffin for about three minutes before they could get him out" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 21, 2000.

Quote #18

 

"A Tv Series starring Duggan called 'Biker's Court' was attempting to be sold for syndication at the NATPE convention last week. It was a worked cross between Judge Judy and Jerry Springer, with bikers as the jurors, a silicon implanted baliff and Duggan carrying his 2X4 as the judge. A typical episode is a midget smoker who is suing the tobacco companies claiming smoking stunted his growth and asking for compensation for a multimillion dollar NBA career that he didn't have" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 21, 2000.

Quote #19

 

"Big T defeated Booker T in a match for (the rights to) the letter 'T'. This was ungodly bad. Actually the former Ahmed Johnson in his now pregnant state actually 'carried' Booker T to maybe the worst match of his career. The lights went out, seemingly forever, teasing that Midnight was coming, with her music. Of course, she's not even in the company anymore." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 28, 2000.

Quote #20

 

"The crowd didn't care about this program and the stretcher aspect of the match was preposterous. Daffney did a hurricanrana and her blue wig flew off in the process. At one point they put David (Flair) on a stretcher and he was halfway to the back. He got off the stretcher, totally revived, and didn't sell it like he'd even been beaten. Finally they taped David to the stretcher and had to sell that David couldn't get off with this athletic tape that wasn't even holding. The bell rang for no reason. Crowbar got carried off in a stretcher with that ridiculous tape. The funny thing is that the stretchers had restrainers that could have locked the guys in that would have at least looked better than that silly athletic tape. Then they put Daffney in a wheelchair and taped her up. Her being taped was the silliest of the three in that the tape didn't hold but she still had to sell it." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 28, 2000.

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Quote #21

 

"La Parka was reading the financial pages when Madusa propositioned him." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 28, 2000

Quote #22

 

"World Championship Wrestling had what was on paper its most successful weekend in at least a year, drawing three consecutive sellouts, largely with very enthusiastic fans in the United Kingdom. The reaction to the shows by the time they were over was typical of the WCW Shoot Yourself in the Foot Tour 2000. The main events all three nights were a disappointment. On the first night, they used Ric Flair vs. Curt Hennig on top. They had a good technical match that the crowd wasn't into, with lots of 'Goldberg' chants. After the match, Luger and Elizabeth did a run-in, leaving Bagwell to make the save and the show actually ended with Bagwell in the ring with his music playing, saying 'You didn't get Goldberg and you didn't get Sting, but you got Buff and he's the stuff.' Needless to say, the interview wasn't exactly well recieved by the audience. (The third show had) a hugley disappointing main event, headlined by local boxer "The Viking" Foster working as the outside the ring second ref for the Mamalukes tag title defense against the Harris Twins. The match had no heat and lots of missed spots with fans filing out as it was going on. Ron Harris actually grabbed the house mic and ripped on the fans for not caring about the match. Reports were the match was terrible. Foster, we're told, wasn't a big enough name to actually help sell tickets and most of the fans in attendance didn't even know who he was. The first night in Burmingham, Nash came out in a wheelchair...Nash was said to be embarassing, badly slurring his words. Vicious wasn't there, according to WCW sources it is because he's not allowed in the country. In London, Duggan got the crowd chanting 'USA'. in his match against UK wrestler David Finley" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 20, 2000.

Quote #23

 

"The Dog got loose from Knobbs and apparently he was drinking out of the toilet. I just saw him on his knees in the bathroom with Knobbs telling him to stop. It took several minutes before it was explained what he was actually doing. Dog wrestled Smiley. Smiley spanked the Dog before the match. After the match, Dog went after Scott Dikinson, with Mark Madden mentioning that Scott Dinkinson's full time job is a mailman (which is true). Dog tried to tree Smiley backstage after the match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 20, 2000.

Quote #24

 

"Funk attacked Rhodes after the match, knocking him out with a loaded chicken" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 20, 2000.

Quote #25

 

"When Mark Madden told Arn Anderon how well recieved his segment was, Anderson replied by saying 'That must mean I'm going to get fired'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 20, 2000

Quote #26

 

"Luger and Elizabeth were apparently in a car accident before the show. Their rental car was said to have been hit by a bus. They did arrive and Luger was able to wrestle" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 20, 2000

Quote #27

 

"Douglas pinned him (Funk) and grabbed the belt. Mike Awesome beat Wall in a tables match. Awesome and Douglas started beating on Wall but DDP came out of the back of the ambulance and threw Awesome in the back and the ambulance took off. Then they went to a cutaway with Russo holding a casket with a bunch of New Blood members as pall bearers, including Douglas without a hair out of place and Awesome, in his regular clothes." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 29, 2000

Quote #28

 

"Madden was at this point told to get over about how WCW doesn't do schmazz finishes and cheap DQ's. Except for Wall vs. Awesome up to that point, there had been nothing but schmazz finishes" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 29, 2000

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I miss WCW if for no other reason it kept Mark Madden away from his day job of being the local Sports Talk Asshole.

 

The day the legendary voice of the Steelers (and Terrible Towel inventor) Myron Cope retired, Mark had to be the one guy to bash him.

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"Madusa came out in a bikini. The implants looked ridiculous but this is a business of excess. She came out with Nitro cologne. It was the weirdest thing as Heenan was getting over just how horrible smelling the cologne is. It is a WCW product and they were pushing how bad it smelled. Madusa started screaming it was bullshit and threw the cologne on Heenan, who reacted like it smelled like cow manure. In fact, they actually used the word manure to describe the smell of the cologne. This was weird to say the least"

 

They should've called it Sex Panther.

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Quote #29

 

"Jarrett introduced Russo as the guy who turned the WWF around and called him Vince McMahon's best kept secret. Russo came out to the Road Warriors music. He talked about getting screwed by the good ol' boys while a great percentage of both the live and TV audience had no clue what he was talking about. Bischoff came out to tease a confrontation, but they hugged. They announced that all of the titles were vacated. When Sid was teasing he was going to hit Bischoff, Bischoff made a comment about Sid not having scissors. Bischoff was so clearly stunned that the crowd didn't react to the scissors line that he must have thought that they didn't hear it the first time, so he said it again, also to no reaction." The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 17, 2000.

Quote #30

 

"On Nitro during the opening meeting (with Russo), everyone was supposed to act scared and somber, but you could see everyone biting their tongue because Brian Knobs' hair was set on fire by the pyro coming out" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 17, 2000

Quote #31

 

"You know things are bad when Schiavone starts swearing on the air" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 24, 2000

Quote #32

 

"They (DDP and Mike Awesome) were having a good match when Mark Madden said in the new WCW they were going to have winners and losers and the refs aren't going to be calling DQ's. Literally seconds later, Billy Silverman called the DQ." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 17, 2000

Quote #33

 

"Crowbar & Leroux & Moore beat Candido & Guerrera & Artist in 6:30. The Guerrera team kept having the match won, but a partner would break up the pin and cost his own team the match. This actually happened time after time. The announcers clearly weren't clued in, because nobody said a word nor were telling the story of the match. Sometimes when a partner made the save it was presented as if it was a member of the opposing team. Finally they came up with the explanation that the wrestlers are trying so hard to impress Russo and Bischoff that they are trying to make sure their team doesn't win. Crowbar pinned Candido after a gordbuster that was set up by Artist costing his team the match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 24, 2000

Quote #34

 

"Meng speared a life sized poster of Goldberg. Meng used the poster to block Knobbs spraying him with a fire extinguisher. Meng then threw Knobbs off a 30-foot balcony" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 24, 2000

I can't imagine ANYTHING being funnier than #30, but I may be surprised.

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Quote #23

 

"The Dog got loose from Knobbs and apparently he was drinking out of the toilet. I just saw him on his knees in the bathroom with Knobbs telling him to stop. It took several minutes before it was explained what he was actually doing. Dog wrestled Smiley. Smiley spanked the Dog before the match. After the match, Dog went after Scott Dikinson, with Mark Madden mentioning that Scott Dinkinson's full time job is a mailman (which is true). Dog tried to tree Smiley backstage after the match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 20, 2000.

I think I like this one the best.

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Quote #35

 

"Sting and Vampiro fought in a graveyard. Vampiro broke a tombstone over Sting's head and he fell into a grave. Offically, because Sting may have died, this match was ruled a no contest" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 08, 2000.

Quote #36

 

"The big finish was totally screwed up. The idea was that Jarrett and Page were to climb the scaffolding. Arquette would climb the scaffolding, hit Jarrett with the guitar, who would take the bump through the gimmicked part of the stage that they would fall through. When leaving the ring, by accident, Asya stepped on the set and fell through, so everyone could see that it was gimmicked. Arquette than ran out and apparently wasn't given directions as to what to avoid, and fell into the gimmicked part of the stage. So Jarrett and Page improvised up there with Page deciding to save the show and take the bump into what was already evident as the gimmicked hole in the stage. No idea at press time how this will be edited" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 08, 2000.

Quote #37

 

"When they made the stip where Flair got five minutes with Russo, Russo didn't sell it, and then said 'this is where I'm supposed to play chicken shit heel' to zero pop" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 08, 2000.

Quote #38:

 

"Terry Funk won a handicap match for the hardcore title over Norman Smiley and Ralphus. Most of the match was backstage with Ralphus, dressed in a catchers outfit with a catchers mask, just standing there. The height of the silliness was them (Funk and Smiley) throwing cardboard boxes at each other and selling it. Finally, Funk brought Ralphus in front of the curtain and into the ring, and unmasked him and pulled his pants down. Ralphus basically stood there with his butt showing...Ralphus by this time looked like he was going to have a heart attack" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 15, 2000.

Quote #39

 

"Hogan did the first huricanrana of his career" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 15, 2000.

Quote #40

 

"Russo and David were at Flair's home in Charlotte. (Russo) said that Reid was the favorite one and that David had to sleep in the garage and swim in a shark infested creek. Russo was jumping up and down on Flair's bed. " - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #41

 

"Madusa vs. Liz were supposed to have a cage match but Luger came out dressed as a cage repair man and saved Liz. Russo came out and hit Luger with a low blow, but he was wearing a cup so he no sold it and rubbed the cup in Russo's mouth. The security maced Luger. Palumbo attacked Luger with that 60's comic book twister deal. Awesome attacked Nash. Nash called him Eddie Money, who was a rock star probably when Nash was in college, and challenged him to an ambulance match. Scott Steiner went outside for a street fight with Tank and Rick. The Goldberg monster truck made the save. Nash nearly killed Awesome with the greatest power bomb in the sport. Just before Awesome faced sure paralysis, DDP made the save to help Nash do the move before he dropped the guy on his head. The (ambulance) match ended with Awesome never put in the ambulance."- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #42

 

"It has been made clear to everyone that Hogan is 'the man' and in all angles has to be treated as such...Hogan vs. Hogan (Horace vs. Hulk) started with Kidman yelling at Horace about (Torrie) Wilson, who he came out with. Horace beat up Kidman and went to the ring with Wilson. Horace went to kiss Wilson when Kidman came out again. Hulk then throws Kidman over the top rope through a table and pins Horace. Hulk then kissed Torrie Wilson. Of course she liked it and walked out on both Kidman and Horace."- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #43

 

"During the commerical, they soaked the ropes with gasoline. Sting came out, then Vampiro came out and called him Steve, and said they would have an inferno match on the PPV. Sting said that's nuts and he isn't going to do it. At this point the ropes were supposed to set on fire but they didn't. The fans started laughing and booing," - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #44

 

"Funk came out with chickens on both hands like they were boxing gloves" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #45

 

"They built to a spot where Vampiro acted like he was going to bite the head off Sting's crow but Sting made the save. After being beaten up, Vampiro started laughing. Vampiro was making reference to 'Steve Borden' not wanting to work. When Sting pounded on him, he called Vampiro 'Ian'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #46

 

"David (Flair) did an interview. It was weird because he was bragging about his long-legged blonde girlfriend and having a Corvette to show he hasn't done badly for himself (his real-life fianc? is Stacy Keibler), which was strange since Daffney was right there as a medium-legged brunette who is supposed to be his girlfriend, but not only that, earlier in this very same show he asked her to marry him." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #47

 

"Russo then came out to confront Nash, and basically tried to take 100% of the credit for creating the 'Diesel' character that made Nash a star. Blood fell from the ceiling, most of which fell several feet to the side of Nash and much of which fell on front row spectators." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 22, 2000

Quote #48

 

"Tank Abbot has been asked by management to take singing lessons" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 11, 2000

Quote #49

 

"Russo wanted to be dragged behind the (monster) truck through the desert by Goldberg but the higher ups nixed the angle. Russo was very upset about this" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 11, 2000

Quote #50

 

"They did a segment claiming Russo had suffered a blood clot to the brain and needed emergency brain surgery" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 11, 2000

 

Quote #51

 

"Some notes from 9/12 in Roanoke for the Thunder tapings. Hayabusa was there but was only going to be put on World Wide against The Frog." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 11, 2000

Quote #52

 

"The Thrillers went back to the Power Plant. They all attacked Mike Graham. That was funny because Graham leg dives Sanders and put him in a figure four, and when there are six guys ready to jump you, the best thing to do is run, and the worst thing to do is to take one guy to the ground and let the other five stomp the hell out of you. They attacked Orndorff, who in every camera shot posed titled so his good arm, which he clearly had pumped up before taping, was right in front of the camera" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 2000

Quote #53

 

"In a meet and greet in Sydney, Australia, Chae (Nitro girl) was asked if she was dating Kevin Nash. She said that she was. Kevin Nash a few weeks back on TV said he was going out after the show to 'eat a little Korean' so I guess that publicly puts one and one together"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 16, 2000

Quote #54

 

"A fan hit Goldberg with a cardboard Star of David" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 16, 2000

 

Quote #55

 

"In a segment said to be hilarious live, (Elix) Skipper was talking trash and challenging Goldberg. Goldberg came out behind Skipper. Skipper keeps turning and Goldberg keeps adjusting his position so Skipper can't see him. All of this is on the big screen, which Skipper is looking right at, and can see Goldberg behind him, but because they didn't consider this when making the angle, he had to pretend" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 23, 2000

 

Quote #56

 

"CNN ran a special on Goldberg on 10/22. They showed Vince Russo and the booking team talking about a Nitro where Bill Goldberg would get revenge on Scott Steiner. Russo had an idea that Steiner would be in the dressing room bleaching his mustache and Goldberg would pour Clorox down Steiner's throat. Ed Ferrara noted that you don't bleach a mustache with Clorox. He then said they could use bleach instead."- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 30, 2000

 

Quote #57

 

"This (Awesome vs. Vampiro) was the most blown spots in a PPV match dating back to the legendarily bad Sandman vs. Sabu match on the ECW show in Pittsburgh a few years back. The match fell apart in the crowd. They were brawling, and Vampiro grabbed a crutch from someone at ringside. The guy who they took the crutch from then attacked Awesome and tried to head butt him. Vampiro and Awesome threw punches at him and both were so freaked out that the match completely fell apart." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 06, 2000

Quote #58

 

"Buff Bagwell did an interview before the PPV with Alex Marvez. Regarding his attempt over the summer to go to the WWF, he said that on the New Blood Rising PPV, Kanyon was supposed to beat him and take Judy Bagwell as his valet. He said it was Russo's idea, (and) that nobody but Russo liked the idea. He said he asked Kanyon 'Are you sure you want my mother as your f---in valet?'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 06, 2000

Quote #59

 

"Ray wasn't thrilled with Madden calling Jindrak & O'Haire the 'White Harlem Heat'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 06, 2000

 

Quote #60

 

"Luger ripped on Mark Madden to start the show. Seems that Luger was mad at Madden for saying his bodyfat percentage has gone up. He made fun of Madden's physique in an unscripted segment Madden didn't know anything about. Luger then brought out Ross Foreman and yelled at him for not having any photos of him in WCW Magazine" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 13, 2000

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Quote #50

 

"They did a segment claiming Russo had suffered a blood clot to the brain and needed emergency brain surgery" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 11, 2000

That was awesome. I remember them interviewing the 'doctor' who had the best stereotypical 'reading off of cue cards' delivery ever when they were showing footage of Russo's surgery.

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Quote #61

 

"On the 12/4 Nitro (where wrestlers were told to stop mentioning Scott Hall), when the crowd was chanting 'We Want Hall' during the DDP & Nash vs. 3 Count match, on the closed captioning, it read, 'We Want Hall'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 18, 2000

 

Quote #62

 

"DDP asked Sanders to deliver the line in a promo saying DDP may be 45, but he looks 35 and wrestles like he's 25. The line wasn't delivered, because it makes no sense for a heel to say that. However, it has been repeated backstage as a source of comedy." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 25, 2000

 

Quote #63

 

"The 12/18 Nitro was supposed to practically be built around Rick Steiner as the surprise guy, but he wasn't there because they forgot to tell him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 01, 2001

 

Quote #64

 

"Kaz Hayashi & Yun Yang beat Jamie Knoble & Evan Karagias in 9:21 in the show stealer. You know it had to be WCW with the graphic reading Jamie Karagias and Evan Knoble as they came to the ring" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 22, 2001

 

Quote #65

 

"Meng pinned Bigelow in a bad match. Highlight was said to be Bigelow throwing Meng's boot at the announcers and Tenay catching it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 22, 2001

 

Quote #66

 

"Jimmy Hart was hospitalized with a kidney stone, which was dislodged when a female DJ gave him a low blow at the Minneanapolis Thunder" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 22, 2001

 

Quote #67

 

"Beginning this week, Nitro is going head-to-head with Thunder in Australia" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 22, 2001

 

Quote #68

 

"Scott Steiner was arrested from an incident at the TV tapings the night before which ended up being edited off television. They were doing a stretcher job deal and Steiner started kicking one of the EMT's, apparently thinking they weren't real EMT's. As it turned out, they used real EMT's, and one of them decided to press (police) charges" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 29, 2001

 

Quote #69

 

"Chavo Jr. & Animal beat Misterio Jr. & Kidman. Schiavone was waiting all day for the line talking about Misterio Jr. wrestling in Mexico, and then said, Mexico is bordered to the south by Guatemala, not Nicaragua, as everybody knows. For the other three million viewers who don't have any idea why he said this, it's because 11 years ago, there was this guy who did a wrestling newsletter named Steve Beverly who had the ear of a guy at TBS named Jeff Carr. Carr made the call that WCW Saturday Night should only have one host, and it was Ross. Schiavone was so mad he went to the WWF for several years. He's hated Beverly ever since. Anyway, last week on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire', a contestant was asked what country bordered Mexico to the south and called Beverly for a lifeline and Beverly said Nicaragua and his friend hesitated, but went with Beverly's pick, and was wrong." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 05, 2001

 

Quote #70

 

"Schiavone in his silly statement of the week after Misterio Jr. did some flying move and then spun around, compared him with Bugsy McGraw, who for those who weren't around in that era, was just about the worst wrestler in captivity. It would be the equivalent of Jim Ross comparing Kurt Angle to Tiger Chung Lee" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 12, 2001

 

Quote #71

 

"In a TV commercial in the Nashville market for the 2/18 PPV, the voiceover really says 'expect a night of run-ins'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 12, 2001

 

Quote #72

 

"...some of the strangest camera work, including a shot of a door which seemed to have no real purpose" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 05, 2001

 

Quote #73

 

"Kanyon then started attacking the mop. Fans chanted for Cat to save the mop from a bad beating, and Cat in fact did so" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 05, 2001

 

Quote #74

 

"They showed a limo pulling up to the arena and the announcers referenced a limo pulling into the arena. Then they cut to a shot inside the limo of Stasiak and Kanyon and in the conversation they talked about arriving at the hospital" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 12, 2001

 

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Quote #75

 

"The main event on the show, believe it or not, was Flair kissing a donkey" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 26, 2001

Quote #76

 

"Ace (had) an exchange with Luger. Luger compared himself to a Ferrari and said that if you keep hitting a Ferrari with a sledge hammer, pretty soon it's worthless. Ace's reaction was something to the effect of having no idea what it meant" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 26, 2001

Quote #77

 

"When names were read off of employees given their various termination notices, Tony Schiavone, when his name was read off by people in Human Resources in WCW, they pronounced it 'Tony Skee-a-vone'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 09, 2001

Quote #78

 

"They had La Parka on the ground and drew those chalk lines around him, except he was still laying there. Gene uttered the immortal line to Juvi as he was talking Spanish, 'Don't talk Mexican to me'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 18, 1999

Quote #79

 

"There was a ton of heat on Luger and Giant for the deal they pulled at the 1/5 tapings in Gainesville, GA. Giant came out in his jeans, not even getting dressed, for his main event with Luger. They got in the ring and Giant just lied down and both laughed." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 18, 1999

Quote #80

 

"Ralphus reminds me of Chumley the Walrus on the old Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 25, 1999

Quote #81

 

"Poor Tony Schiavone had announced earlier in the show that Kidman and Misterio Jr had won the coin flip and would start. Then, when Guerrera's music was second, he said that Guerrera must have won the coin flip and he and Kidman would start. And then Misterio started with Kidman. The fans started chanting "USA". Schiavone then explained, and I'm not making this up, how the rules of the match make no sense and there is no logic in ever tagging out under these rules. When Rey and Kidman wanted to tag out, Psicosis and Guerrera acted like they didn't want to get in the ring. Since nothing made any sense, they just had a great match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 25 1999

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Thanks Loss! I'm actually the guy who was doing this thread over at DVDR and if you hadn't backed them up over here they all would have been lost. I was actually copying and pasting from here before you even posted in the thread telling me that you had them. You're a life saver!

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Quote #82

 

"Hart did this Mexican spot where he faked getting a low blow and started selling his groin. Schiavone said Piper kicked him low. Heenan, who knew the spot, said he didn't think so. Schiavone, when he figured out what the angle was, said only an idiot like Heenan would say that he kicked him in the groin when he didn't." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 15, 1999

Quote #83

 

"Michael Buffer came out for absolutely no reason. See, he was there to announce the main event. But get this, there was no main event. Flair, at this moment, fell out of the turnip truck, grabbed a hoe and kept falling down" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 22, 1999

"Nitro may have been the worst episode of the show in history. They showed so many clips of Scott Steiner and Kimberly and Ric Flair and Bret Hart and Roddy Piper that I thought I was having nightmares about having been a horrible human being and being sent to Hell, and when I got there, I was sent to a room with all the evil wrestling promoters past and present and they made me sit in the chair next to people like Fritz Von Erich, Herb Abrams and Nick Gulas and forced us to watch Nitro episodes like this 24 hours a day." The entire section is a fantastic read and like three pages long, Meltz just sounds like he's losing his mind having to cover what WCW was turning into.

Quote #84

 

"Scott Hall was run over after the PPV. He was outside a bar and fell down. Wes Benton, a WCW employee, didn't see him behind him and backed out, and heard a scream. Benton stopped the car, which was on top of Hall's ankle. He realized and moved the car off the ankle. It was nothing serious." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 01, 1999

Quote #85

 

"The show began with Disco, Jericho and Johnny Swinger wearing sombreros and making racial remarks. Problem was the crowd was 70% Anglo. They started stomping the sombreros and calling the crowd wetbacks, and it went downhill from there. Silver King, who was doing a cowboy gimmick, had been learning rope tricks and apparently trying them in the ring, somehow wound up by accident nearly tying himself up with his own rope" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 08, 1999.

Quote #86

 

"There was some heat on Hogan calling the camera man a 'jiggly, jiggly, jew' on Nitro, but eveidently not enough for the segment not to have been replayed on every show during the week" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 15, 1999

Quote #87

 

"In a spot that aired twice on the show, they aired a promo for Nitro that had never aired before, (featuring) Sean Waltman who hasn't been with the company for a year" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 22, 1999

Quote #88

 

"Raven used an oar to Bigelow's groin" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 22, 1999

Quote #89

 

"WCW Legal Affairs sent a letter to Chuck Black of Lethal Records complaining about a CD called 'hWo Harlem World Order'. Lethal Records then claimed that investigating trademarks for New World Order uncovered nothing having to do with WCW, but a registration for clothing by a gay clothing line (Brawn of California) that has been used since 1992" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 29, 1999

Quote #90

 

"Hart and Bischoff tried to work the people and the wrestlers backstage that the angle was a shoot as they argued backstage with no cameras on in front of the wrestlers, but Bischoff has done that so often now that the wrestlers consider it a pathetic joke and no one bought it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 05, 1999

Quote #91

 

"Ricky Rachmann has signed a contract. The first week he was on live, the first words out of his mouth were how he didn't know much about wrestling" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 05, 1999

Quote #92

 

"Goldberg was originally scheduled against Bigelow., who is out with minor elbow surgery. They had planned to do the first ever Goldberg vs. (Bret) Hart match as a replacement however things got screwed up. Hart was in Toronto doing promotion for Nitro and was supposed to get picked up and taken to the airport. His ride never came." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 05, 1999

Quote #93

 

"There will be an open change on WCW Saturday Night to go along with all the visual changes on Nitro. The changes in Nitro remind me of putting a nice, fresh coat of paint on a house that had just been hit by a Tornado" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #95

 

"The plan was for Stevie Ray to win and rename the (nWo) Black & White into a new group that would be a modern version of The Black Panthers. That's a thirty year old term, and Adams and Horace are white" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #96

 

"Raven & Saturn did an interview where they talked about being friends in high school and both liked Beulah McGillicuddy. Saturn said, 'That was Tommy'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #97

 

"Chris Benoit was on FAN in Toronto and asked if he thought that there was a conspiracy to destroy the company from within. He said 'It appears that way'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #98

 

"WCW took out a huge ad in USA Today with the new logo which read "Looks like something a bird left on the hood of my car", and never mentioned wrestling once" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #99

 

"Wrestlers are making bets backstage over who will be the first to trip on the new set" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #100

 

"WCW ordered a ton of new business card, stationary etc. with the new logo and the address on all the cards spelled 'Altanta'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #101

 

"Leia Meow was jumping up and down on a trampoline wearing a bikini top, but her implants were so hardened that the whole visual image didn't work. Isn't it amazing that pro wrestling has now come to analyzing the work of plastic surgeons?" - Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Jan. 10, 2000

Quote #102

 

"NWO continued their 72 hours of torture on Arn Anderson. At this point, they had him watch every Nitro since April in a row and were starting to threaten him with Thunders." - Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Jan. 10, 2000

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Quote #101

"Flair was committed (to a mental hospital on Nitro Monday). On Thursday's Thunder they announce he's out of the mental hospital and backstage making changes on the card. On Sunday he wrestles in Minneapolis. But on Monday, one week later, he's been in the nut house for the entire week and still there, running around in the same underwear like he never left" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 03, 1999

Quote #102

"They showed Hogan going in for knee surgery. Hogan was walking into the hospital, not selling it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 03, 1999

Quote #103

"WCW is coming out with Goldberg, Hogan, Savage and Sting Air Fresheners. And Nash. The company that is marketing them wanted the first four. WCW begged them to include Nash." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 10, 1999

Quote #104

"A new-look Ricky Rachmann interviewed a NASCAR driver" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 10, 1999

Quote #105

"Flair showed up with the mental patients and a roided up girl, and was nearly the first casualty of the ramp" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 10, 1999

Quote #106

"Barry Windham is actually out of action because he's having liposuction on his gut" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 10, 1999

Quote #107

"Goldberg was on QVC and when asked abut what he's doing in the future, he said he really doesn't know because they don't tell him anything" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 10, 1999

Quote #108

"Misterio beat Juventud Guerrerra with fans chanting 'DUI' at Guerrera" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: May 10, 1999

Quote #109

 

"Flair is about to be dropped from the Time Magazine Man of the Century internet balloting where he is currently in second place behind Jesus Christ. More than 20 million people have voted, making it the biggest web poll in history, with Flair getting more than 310,000 votes as of 3/31. Flair is being dropped because Janice Castro, the editor of Time.com, said his showing is due to unfair lobbying from wrestling web sites. Jesus is about to go down as well, as religious organizations have gotten members to flood the ballot box too. Time.com is planning an exit strategy, however with the God of wrestling and the Son of God removed, the big winner in the poll appears to be Adolf Hitler, who would become the front runner" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #110

 

"They traded hard garbage can shots. Tony Schiavone in his infinite retardedness killed those by saying that they sounded great but really don't hurt. After Schiavone explained how the garbage can shots don't hurt, Bigelow went out and killed Hak dead with a wicked shot. Schiavone then (again) said it made a great noise , but didn't hurt as bad as it sounded" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 12, 1999

Quote #111

 

"In an employees meeting the week before the Vegas show, Bischoff told everyone that because of the new set, graphics, open and music, Nitro would do a 7.0" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 19, 1999

#103 is GREAT!

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Quote #112

 

"They are going to send DJ Ran to house shows thinking it will help attendance" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 7, 1999

Quote #113

 

"Flair did an interview saying the elbow off the top was now banned. J.J. Dillion agreed with him. I guess they forgot the announcement made last week that the elbow off the top was banned. When Savage wrestled later in the show, guess what his finishing move was? Since the move was banned twice now in two weeks, the ref didn't DQ Savage and instead counted the pin" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Quote #114

 

"Curt Hennig came out and did this really awful country singing. Duncum joined him and made it worse"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 7, 1999

Quote #115

 

"Since Savage can't work at all anymore, the women took turns doing spots with the transvestite Nash"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 7, 1999

Quote #116

 

"Nash came out in a big truck and cornered Savage's limo and poured sewage through the sun roof. Nash then said that the spot was sponsored by the sewage company"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 7, 1999

Quote #117

 

"Hogan came back and suggested doing an old vs. new angle, largely because he wants to shoot on the new guys for never drawing money"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 7, 1999

Quote #118

 

"Kaz Hayashi beat Lash Leroux. Fans chanted 'You both suck'."- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 7, 1999

Quote #119

 

"Asya, under her real name Christi Wolf, was on the Jenny Jones show playing the role of someone who was a geek in high school and look at her now. Now she's no longer a geek. She's just a woman who looks like a guy on steroids with giant implants"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 7, 1999

Quote #120

 

"WCW announced the signing of rap star Master P. P will appear at major television tapings including the Nitro at the Georgia Dome and The New Orleans Superdome. P bragged in a conversation that his appearing would sell out both shows." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #121

 

"Bischoff, who did commentary, said it looked like Hak had been drinking for four straight days" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #122

 

"Bischoff said the Higher Power was initialed VM and that on the other station they just keep recycling the same crap. Bischoff figured it was VM, but didn't know. Backstage when Raw was on and so many people were watching Raw instead of paying attention to their own live show, he was relieved that it was VM so he didn't look bad" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #123

 

"Savage did an interview with the bucket wearing a red fur coat. Nash showed up holding a bag. Nash said he only brought one bag to the ring and Savage brought three. Nash left. A contortionist came out of the bag and dumped the (sewage) on Savage's head. It was nearly a disaster as the contortionist had trouble unzipping the bag and getting out" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #124

 

"La Parka & Silver King beat Damien & Ciclope. This was a total complete disaster. Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan laughed their way through the match, saying over and over in the most demeaning tone that this was a 'Mexican Hardcore Match'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #125

 

"Piper asked Bagwell if he's ever main evented Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden is controlled by (the WWF)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #126

 

"Savage's girls seduced Savage. Stupid Nash jumped into the limo and they slammed the door. Savage drove it a few yards and jumped out and a Hummer ran into the limo. They spent $100,000 to get a 2.7 quarter" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #127

 

"Ted Dibiase, who is still under contract although he is never used, was asked to come back and manage Van Hammer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #128

 

"Steiner undid the protective mats around ringside. He then piledrove Sting on a protective mat." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #129

 

"Some dogs attacked Sting. It actually wasn't Sting being attacked, but the dog trainer dressed up to look like Sting" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 14, 1999

Quote #130

 

"The Great American Bash can be summed up in five words: This one was real bad" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 21, 1999

Quote #131

 

"Master P, who Bischoff tried to get over as a life long wrestling fan, didn't even know the name of the guy he was doing his program with (Hennig) and referred to him as 'the cowboy guy'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 21, 1999

Quote #132

 

"Thursday was supposed to be a grudge Flair vs. Benoit lumberjack match. However, WCW forgot to tell Flair he was booked. Jason Hervey was in Charlotte at request of management and they gave Flair off Thunder because they were producing an upcoming Flair home video, but never informed the people writing the show about Flair having the day off. When they panicked since Flair wasn't there at 6pm, they called him and told him to get to Syracuse. At the cost of thousands of dollars, they chartered a flight from Charlotte to Syracuse to get Flair to Thunder, but due to the weather problems it couldn't get off the ground until 7pm. The show was put together with the idea that Flair would do several interviews building to the Benoit match. So virtually the entire Thunder show was filling time. Flair finally arrived at 9:55pm, but they had already changed plans for the show because they had to be off the air at 10:03pm because TBS decreed that the Chimp movie had to start on time. When Flair got there, they told him he wasn't needed and to go right back home. So, as a panic move, the decision was made to turn the Kanyon-Saturn singles match into a tag title match. However, Bam Bam Bigelow wasn't there either, so Kanyon defended the titles with Page with zero explanation given to have this make sense. It wasn't even announced as a title match until about a minute left" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 21, 1999

Quote #133

 

"Nash sold very little considering it was a 16-on-1 beating" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 28, 1999

Quote #134

 

"Tank Abbot it still being flown in to every Nitro and still under contract, they just aren't using him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 28, 1999

Quote #135

 

"There will be a Nitro Girls in bikinis PPV on 8/2. It makes perfect sense to put a PPV on a Monday Night" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 28, 1999

Quote #136

 

"Bret Hart is planning on returning at the (big Georgia Dome show). In WCW's infinite wisdom on Nitro this week, they never once mentioned Hart was coming back but did do an angle to build for the Ernest Miller vs. Jerry Flynn match for the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 28, 1999

Quote #137

 

"Nash is trying to make himself the rebel outlaw with the belt, which is pretty hard when you're the booker saying WCW doesn't want you with the belt" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 28, 1999

Quote #138

 

"When Sting said 'I've got two words for you' and the crowd responded 'Suck it' in New Orleans, he thought the cameras were off. Boy did that come off as a lame finish to the TV show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: June 28, 1999

Quote #139

 

"Hugh Morris had a large chunk fall out of his head, hair and all, during his Thunder match with Van Hammer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 05, 1999

Quote #140

 

"Backstage, Savage threatened Torrie, and even gave her a slap. She noticeably laughed, ruining the scene. Even worse was Savage confronting Gorgeous George, ripping her Nash t-shirt off and literally throwing her across the room" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 12, 1999

Quote #141

 

"Also on the show is Disco Inferno vs. Ernest Miller with the loser not being able to dance anymore. The plan is that Miller would win but that Disco would still dance anyway and they'd just ignore the stipulation" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 12, 1999

Quote #142

 

"Buff has got to be the geekiest babyface in the business. He was kissing up to the crowd unmercifully. At the end, Buff told them to hit his music, and they didn't" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 12, 1999

Quote #143

 

"Lodi said he knows all of Lenny's measurements. There was a closet in the corner with the word 'closet' on it. This stuff is bad" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 12, 1999

Quote #144

 

"Eddie Guerrero claimed that one of the Mexicans stole his wallet but didn't know which one because they all wore masks" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 12, 1999

Quote #145

 

"A ridiculously brutal Hardcore Battle Royal cost more than $100,000 to produce, was hyped so poorly it didn't result in one added buy, was so poorly lit it was nearly impossible to watch on television, and resulted in several needless injuries for wrestlers taking crazy bumps that didn't even get over because of how it was shot" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 19, 1999

Quote #146

 

"La Parka was running around in jeans instead of his wrestling outfit" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 19, 1999

Quote #147

 

"Judy Bagwell chased Ric Flair around the ring" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 19, 1999

Quote #148

 

"Robert Wuhl, who plays the character 'Arliss', showed up in character and they called him Arliss. He was acting like he was a famous sports agent. It would be like Jerry Lawler selling for William Shatner and calling him Captain Kirk" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 26, 1999

Quote #149

 

"Hogan on WCW Live, amongst other things, said Pat Patterson made a pass at him on a road trip" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 26, 1999

Quote #150

 

"They've talked with Disco Inferno about taking a bump on his head and doing a gimmick where he thinks he's one of the established stars like Hogan and Savage and does promos mad at Benoit and Malenko for thinking they can take the main events spots" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 26, 1999

Quote #151

 

"I had (a conversation) pointing out to someone in WCW that something on the last PPV made no sense in the storyline, and the response was 'with our buyrates, nobody sees the PPVs anyway'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #152

 

"The fans booed Hogan a lot. Sing asked the fans if he should team with Hogan. They booed heavily. Sting, listening to the advice of the fans, then agreed to team with Hogan" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #153

 

"Then Jason Hervey came out. Everyone thought he was terrible in the booth and the initial reports were that he'd be back there next week" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #154

 

"Lash Leroux wrestled Prince Iaukea for 50 seconds. Those 50 seconds were enough for 1.2 million households to switch over (to Raw)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #155

 

"Miller went for his magic red slipper, but instead opened his bag to find bunny slippers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #156

 

"I don't know what they did for all those years in the Power Plant with Tatum because they sure didn't teach him how to wrestle. The No Limit Soldiers scewed up and Swoll hit Tatum with a heart punch leading to Hennig's win. Tatum forgot to sell the heart punch though" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #157

 

"On a radio show this week, the host brought up that the Nitro main event lost to the Raw main event by a full four ratings points. Hogan's response was that it was Benoit, Malenko, Saturn and Douglas that brought the rating down and he had to make up for lost ground" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #158

 

"For the record, the quarter with Benoit, Malenko, Saturn and Douglas drew a 3.3 quarter. The final quarter (Hogan vs. Sid) did a 2.9" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #159

 

"There is some attempt to pull Brad Armstrong out of the No Limit Soldiers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #160

 

"Chris Jericho's final WCW match was 7/21 in Peoria, IL in a tag match teaming with Eddie against Kidman and Mysterio. Before the match, Jericho said that if he got pinned he'd leave WCW. Misterio than said everyone already knew it was his last night in WCW. (After the match) all four hugged in the ring. There were fans in near tears, as was Jericho. Kidman started a Jericho chant. Jericho said that he was overwhelmed by the response, but he still thinks that Peoria sucks" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #161

 

"Miller was legitimately very upset at Bagwell for the promo were Bagwell acted like Miller, particularly feeling that the black face made it come across as racist" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 02, 1999

Quote #162

 

"Sid powerbombed La Parka on a bag of popcorn" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #163

 

"In his infinite knowledge of how to play babyface, Dennis Rodman said in front of a crowd of 99.9% white guys from South Dakota that once you've had black, you will never go back. The crowd didn't like that" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 09, 1999

Quote #164

 

"WCW World Wide debuted on Ch. 5 in England on 7/30. Hudson and Larry Zbyszko do the commentary with special commentary that is geared towards England. They tried to introduce fans to the product and listed who the champions were, saying Savage was the World Champion (don't ask why). The show then ended with Nash holding the belt and defending it against Sid (from Nitro) with no mention of Savage as champion. It was then announced Savage would defend against Hogan on the next week's episode" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 09, 1999

Quote #165

 

"Sting (said) he's been turned on four times by Nash over the last year and every time they went back to making them buddies again" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #166

 

"If Bischoff ran things, Wally Pipp would probably still be playing first base for the Yankees"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #167

 

"Hennig was getting over with the 'Rap is Crap' entrance music so what do they do? You guessed it. They gave him new entrance music that will never get over" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote # 168

 

"Hennig pinned Grunge. I've got no idea how because the cameras were somewhere else, and nobody cared enough to explain what we didn't see" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #169

 

"Savage did an interview. The previous Thursday on Thunder, Savage promised to reveal who drove the Hummer and introduce a new bodyguard on Nitro. He did neither, nor were either even brought up" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #170

 

"Gene Okerlund protested about the great Chad Brock coming out with his tone trying to get a face pope for the name. Fans booed Brock anyway" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #171

 

"Make sense out of this. (Bagwell vs. Norton) Miller came out with his red shoe. Onoo hit Bagwell with a briefcase but Bagwell kicked out of the pin. Miller jumped in the ring and Norton clotheslined him. The ref then ruled that Bagwell won via DQ, I guess because Norton clotheslined a guy not in the match who was already in the ring" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #172

 

"Chad Brock sang" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #173

 

"Sting beat Nash with the scorpion deathlock after ref Johnny Boone was beaten up and Scott Dickinson heard a submission. Nash's lips never moved and he didn't tap. Maybe he's a ventriloquist" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #174

 

"Savage did an interview. He tried to play face. He talked about running for President but mostly made no sense" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #175

 

"At Thunder, during Sid's run-in, there was a big explosion in the building that was never referred to on air. It sounded like maybe somebody was shooting at Sid" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

* Not really funny, but fitting:

 

Quote #176

 

"There was a pyro explosion and both of the guys who handle pyro for WCW were taken to the hospital, one had second degree burns. There was no pyro for the rest of the show"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #177

 

"Kidman took an accidental bump on David Penzer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

Quote #178

 

"It looked like the ring was set up in a field, with only about 5,500 fans, and in the background in front of the hard camera was a road with cars driving past and a banner for what appeared to be some sort of a food stand" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #179

 

"Sid is now the 40 year-old Millennium Man" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #180

 

"Savage speared Rodman into a garbage bin. He then threw a guy out of a portable toilet and locked Rodman in and knocked it over. Rodman came out looking none too happy. Gorgeous George came out and gave Rodman a low blow. I guess that's what Rodman gets for raping her in that trailer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #181

 

"Sid is now 55-0, even though he loses nearly every house show match and has been on the losing side of tag team matches nearly every week on Nitro" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #182

 

"Lash Leroux and Juventud Guerrera were having a good match until Sid beat both guys up and said that he'd going to do so all night long until Hogan gave him a title match. They already announced the title match at the start of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #183

 

"Schiavone was talking about Mike Enos, who looks close to 270, press slamming (Sonny) Onoo as a great feat of strength" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #184

 

"Miller beat Enos in 2:12. Miller asked how much time this took and Dave Penzer said 3:39. Even when there is no point in lying and where the truth is more impressive, WCW lies. Kind of like that night in San Antonio at the Alamodome when they had 20,000 or so fans and Schiavone talked about this great crowd of 12,000 fans" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #185

 

"On every spot where Hudson & Heenan talked, there were these three guys mugging and making faces behind their backs. Anyway, if I was booking the show, next week I'd have three plants do the same thing for four or five segments, and on the final one, have Hudson hit one upside the head with a shovel and have them do a domino-like bump" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 09, 1999

Quote #186

 

"Lodi had a sign about he and Lenny that said 'We dive with Greg Louganis'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #187

 

"They showed a promo of Berlyn. Schiavone talked about it being this mysterious guy, when it's already been revealed on Nitro that it is is Alex Wright" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #188

 

"Brian Adams was clean shaven for his new role as a KISS Warrior" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #189

 

"After seeing (swollen) Bigelow's face, I think I'd rather get in a street fight than have a nice worked match with Stevie Ray" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #190

 

"The fans started pelting the ring with garbage. WCW loves how that looks on television" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

Quote #191

 

"There have been diversity meetings as it regards to race relations. Things were ok in the office until the No Limit Soldiers vs. Cowboys angle, because the office is basically made up of country music fans and African Americans, and the angle somehow polarized the office. One of Bischoff's secretaries wrote a very nasty racial joke on her computer and emailed it to her friend, but apparently pushed the wrong button and emailed it to everyone, both black and white, in the office" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #192

 

"When Bischoff goes heel as company President, he's going to have a black woman bodybuilder and two midgets as part of his entourage" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

 

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Quote #193

 

"From the WCW Saturday Night tapings, Barry Darsow worked wearing one of his old Russian outfits" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

 

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Quote #194

 

"Christian York & Joey Matthews were told they didn't have to move to Atlanta or start going to the Power Plant yet, but they'll probably have to start going in six months. For now they are getting paid for doing nothing" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

 

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Quote #195

 

"The top selling auction item was a Ric Flair robe at $28,000, sold to the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

 

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Quote #196

 

"WCW bought those rights (to the Gorgeous George name) to give to Lanny Poffo years ago but they never wound up using him. Poffo is still under a $75,000 per year contract with the company" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

 

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QUOTES #197-208 In regards to the Fourth Anniversary Nitro, which sounds like one of the worst ever.

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Quote #197

 

"In this weeks edition of the sins coming home to roost, Nitro drew only 3,818 paid to the 16,483-seat Miami Arena for the fourth Anniversary of Nitro. In honor of it being the fourth anniversary, WCW put on a show that when it was over, made you feel like you'd been watching this show alone for about two years. Suffice to say, it was one of the worst Nitros ever. The fans watching the show were like those Pom Pom girls in the Starburst commercial whose football players got beat up by the other school's mascot" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #198

 

"Vampiro put Karagias in something resembling a hypnotic trance and Evan stood there and got beat" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #199

 

"At least when WWF does a nutty stalker in the crowd gimmick, they have an idea where they are going with it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #200

 

"At this point in the show, the guy on the 1-800-CALL-ATT commercial was the most charismatic performer on the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #201

 

"Gene interview Hogan, who said that he owns a black hummer and a white hummer, but that the hummer in the photo wasn't the real hummer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #202

 

"Most of the show saw Tony Schiavone try to push a contest where the company is going to give away $1 million dollars" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #203

 

"The piano man played. The fat lady was singing, although she's been doing that for a few weeks now" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #204

 

"Virgil came out wanting to join the (West Texas) Rednecks" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #205

 

"Booker T's contract earns him more per year than Ric Flair's" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #206

 

"Stevie Ray tried to get the crowd to chant 'nine times' over and over. They wouldn't" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #207

 

'Schiavone kept calling Blitzkrieg 'Psicosis'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #208

 

"Late in the week they decided to make this a War Games match. Unfortunately, they had already sold tickets for a normal, as opposed to a two ring set-up, and these kinds of changes can't be made last minute" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #209

 

"They were going to do the angle with Evan Karagias, but he got his soul taken (by Vampiro)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #210

 

"Misterio Jr. got poked in the eye accidentally backstage at Nitro" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #211

 

"Shane Douglas now is claiming that he'll put up his entire annual salary as a bet if he and Flair both get interview time to build it up, that their match would beat Raw in the quarters. For his sake, nobody better take him up on that bet" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

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Quote #212

 

"Shane Douglas asked the crowd if he was the real deal. There were more booes than cheers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

 

Quote #213

 

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WCW FALL BRAWL FINAL POLL RESULTS

 

Thumbs up - 0

Thumbs Down - 67

 

- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 20, 1999

 

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Quote #214

 

"Shane Douglas said 'Saginaw, Michigan, are you ready?'. They were in Winston-Salem" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 20, 1999

 

 

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Quote #215

 

"The Demon vs. Vampiro feud was scheduled to go like this. Demon was to be revealed as the Son of the Devil, I swear I'm not making this up, who had turned good because he turned his back on his father. Vampiro would be revealed to have been sent down, or up, however the geography goes, to garner revenge. On the New Years Eve PPV, Demon would toss Vampiro into a vat of holy water, and when he got out, he'd change to a new character" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 20, 1999

 

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Quote #216

 

"The (promotional) subtitle for the next WCW PPV, 'watch the horror unfold'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 27, 1999

 

 

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Quote #217

 

"CG Afi, the Lodi fan who runs in every week, got popped in the eye legit by security at Nitro. Doug Dillinger was clued into the angle, local security wasn't. One of them chased him and punched him in the eye" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 22, 1999

 

 

 

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Quote #218

 

"Bret Hart filmed a hip hop video this past week" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 22, 1999

 

Quote #219

 

"Hall and Nash showed up and Gene interviewed them. (Hall) had a line about how Nash is working a retirement angle and said he'd be back wrestling when it was fun, and when Okerlund said it was fun, Hall told Okerlund that he hadn't been in the dressing room lately" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999

 

 

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Quote #220

 

"Kidman was remarkably alert in the ring after taking a 90 minute shower with Torrie Wilson" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999

 

 

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Quote #221

 

"Hogan and Flair did an interview together. When it got down to Flair cupping his ear and Hogan imitating Flair, it was like a bad comedy spoof" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999

 

 

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Quote #222

 

"The Nitro Girls are expected to be back on the 10/11 Nitro. They were pulled for internal disagreements" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999

 

 

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Quote #223

 

"The story about Disco being the Elephant Boy is just another worked story" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999

 

 

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Quote #224

 

"Knobs beat Stevie Ray in a street fight in 3:53. Not as bad as it sounded on paper. Then again, decapitation sounds better than that match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999

 

 

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Quote #225

 

"I wish that dork with the red hair would get over Betty and find a girl with a personality. That's regarding Mayhem video game commercial they played 4,000 times in three hours, sometimes twice in the same break, which tells you about how well the real ads are selling these days" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999

 

 

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Quote #226

 

"Bagwell then came out, without his gimmick, wearing an 'I'm doing a job' face, wrestling La Parka in a grudge match from Thursday, visibly showing he wasn't allowed to do anything on offense, and making La Parka look like an idiot, then laying down for the pin, getting right up and saying something to the effect of 'Russo, did I do the job right?'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

 

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Quote #227

 

"Goldberg speared a frail bald attorney, who got right back up and didn't sell it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

 

 

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Quote #228

 

"They did a show long skit of them (Hall & Nash) trying to sneak into the building, including once with Nash acting like he was drunk and supposedly throwing up on Doug Dillinger" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

 

 

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Quote #229

 

"Hall and Nash wore Villanos masks and tried to speak Spanish" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

 

 

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Quote #230

 

"It was apparent within five minutes that we can add color commentator to the list of things (wrestling, doing interviews and booking) that Kevin Nash can't handle. He started by saying that everyone said he was a bad booker but he was smart enough to book himself into a retirement angle so he doesn't have to take any bumps and still makes big money. He spent the rest of his show doing his 'I'm too cool for wrestling' gimmick, which would work if he was funny. Nash spent the rest of the show mocking Tenay's call of Duggan's finisher as the 'old glory' by calling Misterio's move an 'old glory huricanrana' and the like so many times that Tenay even told Nash he wore the joke out. Nash continued with the line the rest of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

 

 

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Quote #231

 

"Steiner & Lex backing off from La Parka, which was booked as a practical joke, saying Luger was afraid of skeletons" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

 

 

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Quote #232

 

"Nash noted how whenever there's a (video) package on somebody before the match, it's almost a sure bet that guy is going to win" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

 

Quote #233

 

"Leno asked Hogan if he had any Presidential campaign issues ("flat tax brother"). Leno asked him what the flat tax should be. Hogan stuttered before coming up with 16 percent. When Leno asked him how he got that number, he stuttered again and mumbled something about 16 percent being higher than 15 percent" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

 

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Quote #234

 

"Scott Hall had a mishap wrecking a rented Cadillac in Orange County, Florida. He fell asleep at the wheel. The car rolled over three times. They took a breathalyzer and he wasn't even intoxicated." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

 

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Quote #235

 

"Scott Steiner showed up to plead guilty to terroristic threats. Paul Kaspereen, a worker with the Georgia Department of Transportation, was directing traffic and wouldn't let Steiner's car into a closed lane. Steiner climbed out of his truck and said "Move or I will run you over". Steiner got back in the car and drove it, hitting Kaspareen lightly. He then told him again to move or he'd run him over, and then hit him a second time. Steiner's attorney told the judge that he plead guilty only because he thought the jury might convict him because of his wrestling heel character" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

 

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Quote #236

 

"Fans were taunting Bret Hart about his (groin) injury. (Hart) said that none of them even had groins" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

 

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Quote #237

 

"Van Hammer was an honorary cheerleader during the Cowboys-Vikings Thanksgiving game and was pointed out by John Madden" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

 

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Quote #238

 

"The Giant was accused by a hotel clerk of coming up to her and saying 'Do you know why they call me The Giant?' and she responded 'Because you're so tall' and he responded by allegedly whipping it out and rubbing it on her. Because of The Giant's size, the police were scared to death and sent 24 officers to the Mid South Coliseum to pick him up" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

 

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Quote #239

 

"At one point, Scott Hall wrecked three cars in a month and two within 24 hours" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

 

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Quote #240

 

"Bret Hart came out for an interview. With no programs to talk about, he mainly talked about his cat. He was becoming target practice, and told Gene Okerlund that those cups (being thrown) are being aimed at him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

 

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Quote #241

 

"Misterio beat Villano V. With Mike Tenay not out there, Tony Schiavone and Lee Marshall didn't know if it was Villano IV or Villano V. As if the roman numeral on the trunks isn't a dead giveaway" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

 

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Quote #242

 

"Tupelo show was a mess as they were stalling for Giant to be released from Prison. They had Silver King & Lizmark Jr. vs. Ciclope & Damian go 20:00, then Prince Auekea vs. Lodi go 20:00 and then did a 30:00 intermission. They wound up having Ciclope come out again without his mask as Elvis Gonzalez and do a job for Chris Adams" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

 

Quote #243

 

"Hogan pinned Warrior. Warrior came out to 'Warrior Sucks' chants. He was acting like they were cheering him...Warrior came back with a series of mistimed punches. After more messed up looking spots, Hogan pulled this bag out of his trunks. It looked like drug paraphernalia but it was flash paper. Hogan was supposed to throw a fireball at Warrior, but after attempting to light the paper in slow-motion, he threw the fireball and nothing happened. The whole place groaned. Poor Warrior, who didn't have a clue to begin with, really didn't know what to do. Somehow the paper then ignited, nearly setting Hogan's hand on fire. He was supposed to throw a fireball and somehow Dave Penzer was supposed to put his jacket on Warrior, and somehow Warrior was supposed to make a comeback. Warrior improvised. Hogan sliced his forehead open and threw a messed up clothesline. Warrior came back with three mistimed clotheslines. Horace hit Warrior with a chair and Hogan got the pin. Horace poured lighter fluid on Warrior and they teased they were going to set him on fire. Hogan told Horace he'd passed the NWO initiation. -***** " - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

 

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Quote #244

 

"The Giant was paying so much attention at one point that he forgot to kick out of a near fall" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

 

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Quote #245

 

"Alex Wright pinned Johnny Swinger. Swinger is Canadian and Wright is German. Crowd chanted USA" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

 

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Quote #246

 

"In an article in the Sunter SC Daily Item on 10/21, Eddie Guerrero said he is offended when Hulk Hogan calls himself God" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

 

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Quote #247

 

"On the Time Magazine internet balloting for Man of the Century, Ric Flair is now in third place trailing Jesus and Adolf Hitler. Raven is in ninth place" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

 

Quote #248

 

"Alex Wright vs. Barry Horowitz went 3:32 with no finish as the Wolfpac just showed up, Wright left, and Nash patted Horowitz on the back" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

 

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Quote #249

 

"Eric (Bischoff) and Elizabeth did an interview. If you thought the Hogan segment was bad, this was all time bad, ranking up with the segment where Roddy Piper fought his buddies for 18:00. They hired three stunt men to act as nerdy execs for Eric to bully. Eric ended up punching one and kicked the other two. The blows looked horrible and their selling of the those was blows was like all-time worst in history" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

 

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Quote #250

 

"Buff tried to punch his mom" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

 

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Quote #251

 

"Let's see, they've (Scott Steiner & Biff Bagwell) got a title shot right there live for the tag titles against a 55 year-old woman who went into the ring in street clothes and wearing earings, and they walked out. Judy then cut this terrible promo. Anyway, they're going to do a tag title match on the PPV with Rick & Rudy defending the belts, being that the only one of the four who is actually healthy enough to wrestle is Judy" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

 

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Quote #252

 

"Booker T tried a folding press. It wouldn't fold so it looked hilarious. It was so bad that the announcers were joking about it. Booker was even laughing" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

 

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Quote #253

 

"Glacier told Ernest Miller that he didn't want him to watch his back because they both came from a karate background" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

 

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Quote #254

 

"Just five days before the World War III PPV in Auburn Hills, MI, there are only two matches announced for the show with no episodes of Nitro left to promote them" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

 

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Quote #255

 

"You haven't lived until you've seen Saturn and Hector Garza's attempts at brawling" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

 

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Quote #256

 

"Buff & Scott Steiner brought out a guy in drag as Rick & Scott's mom. Buff started beating her up. Scott said it would be okay. Rick came out and said it wasn't his Mom, and pulled the wig and dress off" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

 

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Quote #257

 

"Hogan came out still running for President. They brought out a chunky Monica Lewinsky lookalike as Hogan's 'intern' and she pulled a cigar out of her bra. She went to leave and Bobby Heenan made a remark about having to roll her out in a wheelbarrow" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

 

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Quote #258

 

"Bret Hart nearly gave up his Calgary Sun column which everyone found so perversely entertaining because he tried to make sense out of his own character's storylines in WCW" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

 

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Quote #259

 

"Jim Hellwig was in Wichita but they had nothing for him to do. Must be nice to pay a guy ($35,000 per night) and have nothing for him to do" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

 

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Quote #260

 

"Glacier did the Asiatic Spike and none of the announcers had a clue what to say. Eventually Lee Marshall named it the 'choked out by Glacier hold'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

 

Quote #261

 

"Stevie Ray vs. Van Hammer was so horrible that it really has to be seen to be believed" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 1998

 

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Quote #262

 

"After the match, Alex Wright beat up Pepe until Chavo made the save" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 1998

 

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Quote #263

 

"Wrath probably won't be doing the movie he was up for as it would require 40 weeks of filming in Morocco" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 1998

 

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Quote #264

 

"Warrior showed up without the steam, as I hope they've learned that nerve gas kills ratings. Unfortunately, as this reaction showed, it wasn't the nerve gas, it's Warrior himself. He immediately was being booed out of the place with loud "Warrior Sucks" chants. A fan hit the ring in the middle of his interview and again he forgot what he was supposed to say" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #265

 

"The cops escorted not only the Horsemen, but Doug Dillinger out of the building and supposedly to jail. Later in the show when another fan hopped the guard rail, (Schiavone) said that's what happens when you send Dillinger out of the building to jail" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #266

 

"Hogan and Hart laughed together. Luger & Konnan came out for the save but it just got weird and fell apart at this point. The lights went out. Warrior was supposed to do a run-in. They never got him in the ring to begin with due to massive miscommunication. The show just went off the air three minutes early" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #267

 

"The Giant and Sting both no-showed Utica, NY on 9/23 where they were scheduled to be the main event" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #268

 

"Raven will be appearing soon on an episode of The Dating Game" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #269

 

"Saturn pinned Psicosis in 7:51 with the frog splash. This wasn't supposed to be the finish, but for whatever reason Billy Silverman counted three anyway even though Psicosis kicked out" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #270

 

"Wright did an interview and called Schiavone a pig, and an out of shape, overweight loser" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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*Not really humorous, but Arn Anderson was the man in WCW at this point

 

Quote #271

 

"The Horsemen came out, and for the the sixth straight show Arn Anderson was in the highest rated segment. Stevie Ray acted like he was going to stop them. Anderson hit him with a tire iron" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #272

 

"In the United Kingdom, they are now airing Thunder right after Nitro on Friday Nights. It's about a four-and-a-half hour nightly block of WCW which is said at this point to be pure torture" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #273

 

"In the angle on 9/21 where Hogan found The Disciple asleep on a bathroom floor and the steam came, you can see a guy firing off a fire extinguisher through the bathroom window" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #274

 

"Reports from the Baltimore show were really bad. Scott Hall replaced Bret Hart against Sting. The only notable thing was Hall saying there was going to be a big party at the hotel after the show, and asked all the young women to ask for Scott Hall and all the 'fags' to ask for Kevin Nash" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

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Quote #275

 

"The only report we had from Erie is that WCW forgot to get plane tickets for the Mexican wrestlers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

 

Quote #276

 

"This week's Scott Hall arrest was on 10/1 outside a strip club in Orlando, FL where he allegedly scratched up a $65,000 white limo with his keys, making a seven foot long scratch doing $2,000 worth of damage. The driver was still in the car and called the police" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #277

 

"There are some (within WCW) who believe The Giant saying he is staying is a double work and he's really leaving" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #278

 

"Villano IV was injured on Nitro from taking a mistimed double team move on a trap door" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #279

 

"Nitro on 10/5 in Columbia, SC drew a sellout. Fans live hated the show and were booing heavily at the end. The show opened with laughter. Laughter (which) is part of a cross promotion for the "Bride of Chuckie" movie" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #280

 

"Sting used a forklift to pick up, turn over and smash Hogan's limo. Nash and Luger smashed out the headlights. (The police were) right there watching. Sting looked for a knife to slash the tires, but nobody had one so he let the air out of the tires instead" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #281

 

"They taped a Warrior interview. Warrior was there, but after the previous week they didn't dare put him before a live crowd so everyone could see him get booed out of the place. Even taped and pre-produced, his interview still sucked" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #282

 

"Hogan ran around backstage looking for his estranged Disciple. He wound up in his dressing room and saw Warrior in the mirror. Hogan started talking to him. Now we all saw Warrior in the mirror as well, even though it was supposed to be Hogan's dream. Bischoff couldn't see him and thought Hogan was going nuts. Warrior disappeared, but Hogan still saw him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #283

 

"Mike Tenay had a camera crew chasing down Nash, Konnan and Luger in their search for Scott Hall at a local tavern. They went to two places, one of which was deserted, another of which had maybe 15 people in it. Finally they found hall in a third place. Without any provocation, Nash attacked Hall and took him into the bathroom and closed the door. When they let Tenay in, Hall was asleep on the toilet" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #284

 

"10 year-old Reid Fliehr started by saying "Mean, Gene!" which would have been cute had Mean Gene been there" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #285

 

"The show ended with Sting vs. Hart. The entire match took place backstage which infuriated the crowd as they didn't have any bigscreens in the building" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #286

 

"The worst part was when Sting finally got the scorpion on Hart and Zbyszko started claiming it wasn't being applied properly, so he and Schiavone had this discussion about the finer points of the Scorpion while Bret Hart was selling it like it was the end of his career" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #287

 

"The main event on the 9/27 show in Erie, PA wound up as Hall vs. Nash, and it barely took place as Nash refused to wrestle Hall while he was drunk and walked off for the count out" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #288

 

"One of Ultimo Dragon's students from Naucalpan was brought in for a tryout. He was given the name 'Tam Pong' in someone's idea of a practical joke" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #289

 

"Barry Darsow (doing his golfer gimmick) was supposed to wrestle Hammer, and blew it off saying that he had an early tee time and left. ...Scott Steiner then yelled over the p.a. at the crowd 'Blow me'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

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Quote #290

 

"Finale saw a rematch with Bulldog and Wright going to a double count out in 2:00. It was supposed to go longer and have a different finish, but they ran out of tape and just signaled for the guys to go home" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

 

Quote #291

 

"Dale Torborg came out wearing a race car driver pit crew outfit which might as well have had the word 'jobber' written on it. Poor Torborg in his Nitro debut not only got booed out of the building as a babyface against Kendall Windham, but looked terrible and then blew out his knee doing his finisher. Mike Tenay praised him as one of the best wrestlers to come out of the Power Plant. That's a recommendation the facility certainly didn't need" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #292

 

"Warrior came out, and was booed out of the place, and asked Sting to let him be his partner in a tag team match. Sting never even accepted before the segment ended, but they just pretended that he did" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #293

 

"Judy Bagwell has clearly gotten carried away with her TV stardom as she had a make-over and a new look. Scott Steiner gave him (Buff) a low blow and dropped him throat first on the top rope. This should have gotten super heat considering Bagwell's injury but it got no heat at all because by this time nobody actually believes Bagwell was even hurt in the first place. Judy did the angle no favors by laughing right into the camera as Marcus was doing a great sell job" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #294

 

"Major rule of thumb in pro wrestling. Don't ever show a guy, particularly a face, running to chase someone when they can't run" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #295

 

"In the high point of the show, Gene Okerlund interviewed Rick Steiner, who had a verbal duel with the puppet Chucky. Poor Steiner having to be put in a position to challenge a puppet to fight" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #296

 

"Warrior nerve gassed all of them. For whatever reason, they didn't sell the nerve gas. So Sting came out with two baseball bats to clean house while Warrior was laying on the floor trying to catch his breath after all that exertion" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #297

 

"Most of the Mexican wrestlers missed the TV Taping because their individual contract discussions with J.J. Dillon (yes, that's really his role) took longer than expected. Nobody from WCW thought to call Arn Anderson at the building to tell him the guys would be late, so he was blowing a fuse waiting for them to arrive" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #298

 

"A limo, supposedly containing Nash, peeled out of the parking lot. Nash wasn't even at the show to begin with" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #299

 

"Magnum Tokyo wanted to join and Eddie shoved him away because he wasn't Latin. It took Eddie forever to recruit Dandy" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

 

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Quote #300

 

"Disciple did the funniest interview of the year. He tried to be a face but nobody cheered him. He let people in on the big secret. Hogan gets guys who have no business in the company jobs because they are his friends. He mentioned he wasn't one of them, because as we all know, he was a big enough star without anyone's help. But he pointed out that Hogan's nephew Horace and challenged him. You could have heard a pin drop. Disciple got the pin with the world's slowest stunner in 1:46. Horace jumped him after the match. Hold off your votes for feud of the year" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

 

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Quote #301

 

"Scott Hall's ex-wife appeared on Orlando radio where she claimed 99% of wrestlers were on drugs. Jim Duggan's wife called up and claimed it was 10%. Billy Gunn then called up and said that if he did drugs, his wife would kick him out of the house" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

 

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Quote #302

 

"The announcers were paying to much attention to the match that they didn't even realize La Parka had turned on his teammates" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

 

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Quote #303

 

"Chavo stormed off talking about forming a Pepe World Order" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

 

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Quote #304

 

"Mayor Sharon Belton came out and was booed out of the building...Bischoff came out and argued with the Mayor. John Randall and Kirby Pucket made mean faces and Bischoff backed down. Amazing to see a high profile politician doing a pro wrestling angle to get over. The world gets stranger by the minute" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

 

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Quote #305

 

"Nash was pretending to be drunk, as was Hall. When finally tagged in, Nash acted as if being drunk was all an act, and then just as the match was getting heat, the bell rang for absolutely no reason" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

 

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Quote #306

 

"Both Hogan and Warrior merchandise can't even be given away" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

 

 

Quote #307

 

"Did you ever see the movie Groundhog Day?" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #308

 

"Nash told a story in regard to Hellwig about a guy who fell asleep for years and woke up surrounded by Wolves" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #309

 

"In the only highlight of the show, and it's bad when the highlight of the show is a J.J. Dillon interview, Dillon, the undisputed champion of the coin toss, called out Arn Anderson. Dillon said he wanted an off the record conversation with Arn Anderson. How can something be off-the-record when it's being viewed by six million people?" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #310

 

"Eddie Guerrero did an interview and said he was going to wrestle because he didn't want to get sued by Bischoff. He then did a match with Brian Adams where he laid on the ground and covered up and basically did nothing, and began the systematic destruction of the live TV show as he got pinned in 2:23. The crowd live hated this. But it got worse. Ernest Miller pinned Scott Riggs in 2:38. Fans were booing this bad, especially when Riggs was selling kicks that were badly missing. The finishing kick was so bad that Riggs was smart enough to kick out of it and they went to the same finish about 15 seconds later for the pin. Konnan, is his home town, beat Marty Jannetty in 9:07. Konnan sold almost the entire match. The only thing notable is Jannetty got his first haircut in 18 years and looked like a new person. The problem is nobody recognized who this new person was and the fans who were really into Konnan were not enjoying this aging gigolo David Cassidy at 40 looking pretty boy whipping on their guy in a match that felt like it lasted six weeks" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #311

 

"Buff Bagwell came out (dressed) as a Jamaican doctor to heal Scott Steiner" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #312

 

"Evan Kourageous earned his title shot (at Juvy) I guess by losing 45 straight matches on WCW Saturday Night, but he whipped Juvy most of the way. It would have made a great story with all of the near falls and this big upset on the verge of happening, except nobody cares about Kourageous, the only announcer picking up on the story was Heenan, the match blew, and the blonds (removing their tops in the audience) killed the crowd anyway" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #313

 

"Hogan throwing stomps like a guy in his first day of training school and scratching guys backs wasn't going to get the crowd back at this point" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #314

 

"A bunch of steam came out so Warrior was supposed to come out, but the steam got out too fast. The NWO guys came out, and right before we were going to see the Hogan vs. Hart showdown, more steam came. When it cleared, Hart had disappeared" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #315

 

"Sting signed a new seven figure contract and no longer wants to work on Thursdays" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #316

 

"Hall isn't happy that Mike Enos is using one of his moves since he only has three or four" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #317

 

"Page did an interview claiming he brought in Rodman and Leno. Warrior said he didn't. Reminds of when Cactus Jack did that stupid angle where he had amnesia. He knew it was so lame that he finally did an interview saying of course he didn't have amnesia and it was all to fool whoever he was fueding with. For the next six months after the interview, Schiavone would still bring up how he had amnesia" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

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Quote #318

 

"Goldberg vs. Giant was advertised as the main event of both Terre Haute and Peoria. Some time back, Goldberg had asked for those days off and and J.J. Dillon gave him the days off. Somehow, with the typical great communication internally, the promotions department never knew and continued to advertise him. Nobody knew there was a problem until the day of the Terre Haute show when they realized the only match advertised was Goldberg vs. The Giant and Goldberg wasn't there. The deal turned into a disaster as the original thinking was that maybe 40 percent of the 7,000+ who paid would actually go to the box office the week after the show and ask for refunds. As it turned out, all but 1,800 got refunds so the idea of doing what they did in Providence was ruled out although WCW again didn't do itself any favors by booking a secure return date that fans could use those tickets for instead of refunding them. So instead, the decision was made to not inform the crowd in Terre Haute about Goldberg not being there, and to basically warm up all the cars and all sprint out of the building like Earl Hebner in Montreal the minute the Page-Hennig match was over and before anyone in the crowd realized what was up and started throwing furniture" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

 

Quote #319

 

"They found Ed Leslie in the locker room hung upside down from the ceiling and asleep" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

 

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Quote #320

 

"Raven told Lodi to tell Saturn to break Riggs' fingers or Raven gets to break his. So he let Raven break his fingers. Saturn then nearly attacked the trainer trying to attend to him. I know if I just got my fingers broken, the first thing I'd do is attack every doctor in sight" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

 

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Quote #321

 

"Chris Jericho beat Jim Neidhart in a TV title defense in 4:42. I can't even begin to explain what happened. Obviously in some drug-induced stupor they thought re-creating the Montreal finish would make for a good finish" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

 

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Quote #322

 

"The cage lowered. The steam came flying and when it cleared, Giant was asleep, Warrior was sitting in a chair in the ring and Hogan ran away, although not before Warrior hit Hogan with a chair shot that looked right out of a bad first day of wrestling school" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

 

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Quote #323

 

"Benoit is about four week from being ready to wrestle again. He was at Nitro and very unhappy since he was flown in for the show and then told he wasn't going to be a part of it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

 

Quote #324

 

"WCW FALL BRAWL POLL RESULTS

 

Thumbs up - 1 (00.8%)

 

Thumbs down - 112 (99.2%)

 

In the middle - 0 (00.0%)

 

- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #325

 

"Whether Fall Brawl set a new standard for awful in PPV is a debatable issue. What isn't debatable is that it was near the top of any list of the worst wrestling PPV shows ever" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #326

 

"Fall Brawl featured a main event so bad it was even worse then people's imaginations would have been of the Jay Leno match going in. With the possible exception of the Triple Decker cage match a few years back on Uncensored and perhaps some Andre the Giant matches towards the end of his career, this may have been the worst PPV main event of all time, about 20 minutes of bad wrestling made worse by a finish that simply defied description. Unlike previous WCW shows with bad main events, they didn't have anything on the undercard with the exception of the Raven match that remotely saved it, and featured four other matches that would have won worst match on any normal 'bad' PPV show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #327

 

"Rick Steiner went to a no-contest with Scott Steiner...Bagwell collapsed as if he'd re-injured his neck...The poor announcers had to sell it even though NOBODY in the crowd was buying it. They then had to do this long angle of the match ending, everyone acting concerned and Bagwell being immobilized and put on a stretcher and taken to the ambulance. It was torture because the crowd was booing rather than acting concerned. Since nobody bought it, nobody cared when when Scott and Bagwell jumped out of the ambulance and attacked Rick -*"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #328

 

"Juventud Guerrera retained the WCW cruiserweight title beating Silver King. The problem with the match at the outset was how evident it was that Silver King is no cruiserweight, except that all Mexicans are cruiserweights in WCW. Since Silver King has no credibility, the fans were chanting boring early. Juvi was wearing 'Sweet Surrender' on his trunks which I'm told is some kind of a gay deal which someone told him to wear as a practical joke" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #329

 

"Konnan beat Scott Hall in 12:03. Hall was doing a drunk gimmick, with Vincent holding a drink and Hall frequently taking swigs of it... Hall tried a hair pull on Konnan but there wasn't any...At another point, Hall held Konnan in an abdominal stretch and grabbed the drink from Vincent and began drinking...DUD" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #330

 

"After the main event, the live crowd was pissed about the match, the Warrior gimmick which is dying in every city, and the night in general, booing heavily and throwing things at the announcers. This was one for the record books. -****" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #331

 

"They went to Mike Tenay live at the airport. Even thought it was 8pm, it was bright daylight at the airport, which I guess was an excuse to keep him out of the booth and allow Tony Schiavone to rip on him for the next hour" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #332

 

"Van Hammer was in a new role playing a 70's hippie character with a Billy Graham hand-me-down ring costume" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #333

 

"Ernest Miller was then arrested for outside interference. They took him away in a squad car" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #334

 

"Warrior took disciple under the ring. After hearing about Curt Hennig two weeks ago (went to the bathroom under the ring which was so gross it made two of the wrestlers hiding under the ring with him throw up) I don't even want to think about what Hellwig and Ed Leslie were doing down there. Probably they brought their portable VCR so they could study the latest Japanese moves to incorporate into their future matches" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #335

 

"In kind of a cute piece, Bischoff backstage told Eddie Guerrero he has to go to Japan and miss his daughter's birthday" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #336

 

"Davey Boy Smith pinned Barbarian in 3:43. No worse than you would think, but no better either. Jim Neidhart came out for no reason. Then came the smoke. Warrior showed up with the Disciple, who was asleep" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #337

 

"Jericho was supposed to wrestle Wrath, but he got lost and locked out of the building. Two major problems. Someone forgot to lock the door so when Jericho tried to open it, it actually opened and he had to close it fast and pound on it again. When Wrath got there and chased Jericho, the camera stayed on for too long and you could actually see Wrath not only catch Jericho, but run right by him and pass him without touching him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #338

 

"Mongo was carried out on a stretcher. Unfortunately, they didn't take him to a wrestling school" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #339

 

"Lodi showed up and said Saturn threw him in the river. He had a fish in his pants" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #340

 

"Luger racked Neidhart. Neidhart was so unbalanced on Luger's shoulders that he nearly dropped him, and he needed an MRI on his shoulder. There was concern the next day that he might not be able to wrestle in War Games. As the joke goes, he asked the doctor if he'd be able to wrestle a good match in two days. The doctor said the injury wasn't that bad and there is no reason he couldn't. You know the punch line from there, especially if you saw the match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #341

 

"Normal Smiley, who was never identified, had a confrontation with Ernest Miller. Real good. Just kidding. It was awful" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

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Quote #342

 

"When the show ended, the crowd was furious and chanting 'refund'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

 

Quote #343

 

"WCW (produced) two PPV shows where the card itself literally wasn't known by virtually anyone until the day of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #344

 

"Nitro was so bad, and granted Nitro is bad a lot of weeks, but this came off as a show that will start the erosion of the business over the long haul" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #345

 

"Nitro opened with Hall showing up acting like he was loaded and Doug Dillinger trying to sober him up. They went to the ring. It filled with steam. Disciple was there when the ring cleared asleep on the mat. Hogan and the NWO B&W showed up trying to recapture the prisoner but the dreaded, and I do mean dreaded, steam came. It must not have been the crippling variety of the nerve gas since nobody else fell asleep this time. The Disciple was gone when the smoke cleared. Warrior was then in the rafters with this blow-up doll dressed up like the Disciple. This was lame. We were supposed to think, since they didn't do close ups, that this doll was the same Disciple that was just in the ring...Actually I think at this point Bischoff was using the show as a model for his new book 'How to Kill the most rabid live crowd" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #346

 

"Hogan went to his dressing room. Warrior had it spray painted and there were small fires everywhere. Disciple was passed out in the bathroom. At this point, Bischoff was retitling his book 'How to Kill the Biggest Wrestling Company in the World" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #347

 

"Alex Wright came out and said he was sick of WCW. At this point, he's not exactly alone" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #348

 

"Mike Tenay insisted that Page is the people's champion. The people's champ did an interview and all the people where chanting 'Goldberg' at him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #349

 

"At this point I was trying to find some form of entertainment out of this show so I decided to count the moves Ernest Miller would miss in this match. So he picks this night not to miss any. There was no way to have fun watching this show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #350

 

"Main event saw Nash & Luger no decision with Giant & Stevie Ray. Can somebody get Bobby Walker to drop his lawsuit so we don't have to watch Stevie Ray in the main events. Beyond terrible" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #351

 

"Michael Buffer called the Giant the master of the powerslam" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #352

 

"Warrior came out with Disciple,who at this time was awake and wearing an OWN insignia on his jacket. After the show went off the air, they finished with Disciple hitting the ring and beating up Hogan while the crowd booed both guys and chanted 'Nitro sucks'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

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Quote #353

 

"WCW Saturday Night was taped on 9/22. All the results are elsewhere and it was so bad it isn't even worth wasting space on" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

 

Quote #354

 

"Warrior got lost in mid thought and walked around silently for nearly one minute of dead time, and then said something about patience being a virtue" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

 

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Quote #355

 

"Scott Steiner did another interview with Buff Bagwell acting like Rick Steiner and playing fake dog growling sounds over the p.a." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

 

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Quote #356

 

"Luger beat Brian Adams. Match was so boring that if you look up boring in your computer dictionary, they'll be playing round the clock tapes of it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

 

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Quote #357

 

"This is not meant to be funny, because it really isn't, but next time you see Warrior, look close at his face, particularly the mouth area. I don't know what he's taken in his life but whatever it is, it has caused his facial structure to change to where his face resembles a baboon" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

 

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Quote #358

 

"Hogan & Giant vs. Goldberg & Nash ended up with half the world interfering right in front of the ref and a pinfall counted (anyway)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

 

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Quote #359

 

"Okerland was talking about Giant weighing 541 and Stevie Ray weighing 303, and then mentioned Giant having a 190 pound weight advantage" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

 

Quote #360

 

"The red Viper went driving off while Edward Harrison Leslie sexually harassed poor Elizabeth right in front of a slew of dumbfounded police officers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 13, 1998

 

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Quote #361

 

"Curt Hennig and Brian Adams beat Smith and Neidhart in 10:02. This was horrible on many levels. Poor Tony Schiavone was pushing for all he was worth to sell the previous match on Thunder, which was the worst match in the history of the show, as a classic. Then the match started and it was as bad as the previous match. This was not a night to be at the Miami Arena. By the grace of God they went to a long commercial break and we had a choice of watching ads for a movie, hearing John Lithgow talk about dialing 10-321 to at least give us a tip on saving money, or watching Raw where Austin and McMahon were drawing ratings records. The poor fans in Miami had to watch the match, which consisted of one long headlock. When they came back, there was a ref bump, loud boring chants, Bulldog's knee was out, Neidhart was hurt and mercifully they went to the finish" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 13, 1998

 

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Quote #362

 

"Nash came out looking mighty fried with his brain obviously somewhere other than the interview as he babbled on about almost nothing. He made a shoot comment, while wearing a Savage t-shirt, that if he wears a shirt or anyone for too long they get fired" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 13, 1998

 

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Quote #363

 

"The Tampa show was a pay-per-listen which only attracted 700 buys" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 13, 1998

 

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Quote #364

 

"Bubba (the Love Sponge) got in the cage and turned on Sting, who made his own comeback, but Bubba froze and forgot to sell, which made Sting look like an idiot" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 13, 1998

 

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Quote #365

 

"They did tapings at Disney. Most of the top stars were gone, so they used that as a chance to drug test everyone" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 13, 1998

 

Quote #366

 

"Disco Inferno debuted the piledriver as his new finisher since Hogan took the Stunner away from him for Ed Leslie" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

 

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Quote #367

 

"To make it complete deja vu, Doug Dillinger then used the (handcuff) key to unlock Neidhart. It was explained that Dillinger always keeps the spare key (in his pants). Try to make logic out of that. Like WCW issues out handcuffs before every Nitro to Rude but Dillinger always keeps a key. Everyone and everything about this angle is sinking like they are working in quicksand" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

 

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Quote #368

 

"Nash & Savage beat Sting & Luger in 6:26. Fairly bad" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

 

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Quote #369

 

"After the commercial break, they showed back up and Piper beat Hogan in 5:05 of a match that was horrible. The ring was filling with garbage" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

 

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Quote #370

 

"Bobby Walker and Virgil, who were originally fired, have been re-hired" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

 

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Quote #371

 

"God was Heenan bad, talking about how Iaukea had just gotten back from Japan where he had gone undefeated (which was months ago, he has been on WCW every week as of late) and called him Prince King" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

 

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Quote #372

 

"Bulldog & Neidhart NC Hennig & Adams. More quicksand. The bell rang for no reason and they all had a lousy brawl to the back. A worst match of the year candidate in another year. This year maybe it is just the worst match of the week" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

 

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Quote #373

 

"Rick Steiner pinned Scott Norton in a clumsy awful match. Scott Steiner came to ringside and threw a dog collar to Norton. Rick got it away as he was supposed to, then went to punch Norton, but froze realizing that wasn't the spot planned. It looked really bad. He then clumsily let Norton pick him up for the back suplex where he could punch Norton a few times to lead to the pin" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: April 06, 1998

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Quote #374

 

"Jericho did a post match interview saying he had made a list of his 1,000 holds, which (though designed to be bad) flopped majorly" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #375

 

"Jericho then said that Lenny Lane, who he called Larry, had stolen his ring gear, his ring outfit, his Juvi mask, his title belt, and his Lover Boy tapes" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #376

 

"Hogan gets worse by the week. It's amazing to see a bout where it improved 200% when Nash tagged in" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #377

 

"Goldberg pinned Renegade in 40 seconds. Goldberg's left eye was busted open" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #378

 

"Kendall Windham beat El Dandy in 2:41 with a bulldog. After the match, Tony Schiavone said 'A good big man can beat a good little man any day of the week'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #379

 

"I'm just wondering who in power got caught with marital indiscretion that Prince Iaukea has photos of" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #380

 

"They had one channel on DirectTV for the TNT feed, and other would air Nitro without commercials. At one point during the break, Lee Marshall got into an argument with Bischoff and Bischoff actually took a bump from him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #381

 

"WCW is trying to get Disco Inferno chosen for the Lawler role (in Man on the Moon) although I this point I don't think that Disco has even been notified of it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 30, 1998

 

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Quote #382

 

"Gene Okerlund interviewed J.J. Dillon who tried to give credibility to one of those nonsensical WCW storylines. In this one, the powerbomb was ruled legal, but only for the Giant vs. Nash match on the show. The reason? Because The Giant asked for it to be legal. And of course as it turns out, the move was never used during the match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #383

 

"Chris Jericho retained the WCW cruiserweight title beating Dean Malenko in 14:42. After the match, Gene Okerlund came to the ring, blowing off Jericho and browbeating Malenko something fierce, telling him he'd lost on four PPV shows in a row, that he was a loser, that he was supposed to win the match and he blew it again. It looked more like Okerlund turning heel, while the normally expressionless Malenko acted like he was about to cry" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #384

 

"Hulk Hogan went to a no decision with Randy Savage in 16:21 in a cage match. This was a different cage than in the Hogan-Piper match. And if that match was nicknamed "Age in the Cage", I'd hate to think what this would have to be called. Lack of suspense in a fence? Crowd silence for poor violence? Yawner en la juela? Living proof that Geritol and steroids are a deadly combination?" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #385

 

"The television cameras were outside rather than inside, so we got nothing but shots of foggy guys wrestling badly through wire. This was a totally pathetic match, made worse by both guys blading the hell out of themselves in an attempt to get a crowd reaction. This got no heat which only made it worse. Savage gigged himself three times, until he was covered with blood, and still nobody cared. For no reason, Mikey Jay simply unlocked the cage door so both could go outside and try to brawl there. That didn't work either. When Savage went to the top of the cage, Ed Leslie showed up to save the day, beating up Mikey Jay and taking the key. Couldn't he have just politely asked and Mikey would have opened the door? With Leslie in the ring, he dared Savage to jump. He climbed down. Luckily Sting had enough time to get up to the rafters and make the save. The four guys had a stare down with nobody moving for what seemed like minutes. I've seen more exciting wrestling among at the figures at a Wax Museum. Finally Savage jumped Sting and gave him a piledriver, but there was almost no reaction to the turn. Savage then spit at Hogan and left. Then the show went off the air. Hogan had better be thankful that he and Savage did that two on eight triple decker cage match at Uncensored a few years back, because if he hadn't, people might remember this as the worst match of both mens career" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #386

 

"Every time I hear Brian Adams entrance music I keep thinking he is going to show up riding a horse like one of the Three Musketeers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #387

 

"Ray Traylor clotheslined Scott Steiner into a pool. The people backstage were freaking because the pool was supposed to be saved for Hall & Nash. Steiner came out of the pool all wet and got into the ring and wrestled, leaving water spots everywhere" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #388

 

"Giant came out. Nash escaped doing a cannonball into the pool" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #389

 

"Sting made his entrance, coming out of a helicopter for the main event" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #390

 

"Luger looks like a Greek statue, except a Greek statue has more wrestling moves" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #391

 

"Raven pinned Brad Armstrong with a DDT in five seconds" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #392

 

"Eddie Guerrero pinned Chavo Jr. in a match where the loser would be the servant of the winner in 1:59 with the frog splash. It's ludicrous to do an angle match like this and only give it two minutes" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #393

 

"The Giant challenged 8 men in the NWO to a handicap match. After head butting everyone, he powerbombed Konnan in 1:23 for the DQ and was arrested and his hands put in a chain. Nash came out and threw coffee in his face, so he broke the cuffs and ran Nash off. The tried to sell this for the rest of the show as the greatest moment in sports history" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 23, 1998

 

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Quote #394

 

"Bischoff and Hogan did an interview saying that Savage brought his wife, now his ex-wife, into the dressing room to be one of the boys, and she she was there she 'did' the boys. Savage had already done a deal Thursday saying to Hogan if you want to know who the real man is, 'ask your wife'. It got better later in the show when Hogan said that he was the only reason Savage's mom and dad had a house and made some reference to Savage's brother (Lanny Poffo) with a limp wrist as to indicate whatever a limp wrist is supposed to indicate" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 16, 1998

 

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Quote #395

 

"Despite rumors to the contrary, Bischoff has no interest in signing Ahmed Johnson. Johnson did propose the idea of doing a program against Goldberg. Can you even imagine that one?" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 16, 1998

 

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Quote #396

 

"At one point Savage said that he was going to crush Brian Adams, and at that point everyone couldn't stop laughing" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 16, 1998

 

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Quote #397

 

"The entire show was built around Hogan and Savage trying to get the Harvard Lampoon Man of the Year Award" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 16, 1998

 

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Quote #398

 

"There is a hardcore porn movie out on video with a wrestling storyline called 'Nude World Order'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 16, 1998

 

Quote #399

 

"They showed a music video with Page and the flock. Page beat everyone up in the video, and then in the interview acted like the music video was real life. You can't play that game in the 90's" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 09, 1998

 

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Quote #400

 

"Bulldog is trying to break DiMaggio's streak for most consecutive horrible matches" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 09, 1998

 

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Quote #401

 

"Steiner came out with Ted Dibiase, accepted the shirt, and turned on the NWO, which made perfect sense since there were five of them and one of him. They beat his ass while Ted Dibiase tried to figure out a way to avoid not looking stupid just standing there" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 09, 1998

 

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Quote #402

 

"In the leave your brain at the office match, Nash was DQ'd against Raven in a NO-DQ match for giving two power bombs to Lodi and getting arrested" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 09, 1998

 

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Quote #403

 

"Jericho, who was wrestling Eddie Guerrero (his tag team partner, figure that one out), started running down the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Well the heat was expensive this time and the crowd went totally out of control throwing things. Ringsiders were getting nailed with bottles and and security had to call 30 back up police officers. Several fans were injured. Guerrero had to play face and say he was going to give Jericho a Cornhuskers ass whipping" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 09, 1998

 

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Quote #404

 

"Curt Hennig came out for his main event against Ric Flair. He became human target practice until Flair said he was going to give him a Tom Osborne (Nebraska Coach) ass whipping" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 09, 1998

 

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Quote #405

 

"The building was said to look like a war zone by the end of the night. WCW security said it was the worst fan behavior ever at a WCW event" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 09, 1998

 

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Quote #406

 

"At that point, there were boring chants as they were doing high spots. Parka did a lot of dancing, and when the crowd didn't react to it, he did funny mannerisms making fun of the audience" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

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Quote #407

 

"Nick Patrick still acted like a heel even though he kissed Gene Okerlund" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

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Quote #408

 

"The original plan was to get a famous lawyer from the most famous trial in recent history involved who would show up at the PPV and legally "bully" Dillon into reinstating Nick Patrick for the main event rather than Dillion having to basically reverse positions with no logical reason at all. Johnnie Cochran was the first choice, but when that didn't materialize, they completed a deal for Robert Shapiro (I'm not making this up). Anyway, a few days before the show Shapiro backed out at the last minute. WCW made a last-ditch attempt to get Cochran, who claimed to have liked the idea and would have been willing to do it, but darn those previous commitments" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

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Quote #409

 

"As usual, McMichael was awful. DUD" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

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Quote #410

 

"With the match at its most pathetic, Tony Schiavone screamed about how this was Hogan at his best" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

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Quote #411

 

"It was really funny to see The Barbarian in the ring wearing a tie acting concerned, killing his gimmick" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

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Quote #412

 

"They had throughout the show teased a new member of the nWo. Out came a bearded Ed Leslie" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

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Quote #413

 

"The NWO came out with Savage, still unconscious from the beating three hours earlier, on their shoulders with a Sting mask on" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: March 02, 1998

 

Quote #414

 

"Still, this was only the second lamest announcing comment of the week, as nothing could touch Stagger Lee Marshall's contention that the Lucha Libre style is very similar to Jiu Jitsu on Thunder two nights earlier" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #415

 

"At best, Luger vs. Savage was a distant fourth in interest level. Obviously it went on last anyway because that was the match where Hogan was going to get involved" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #416

 

"By the way, does anyone know what 'Juvi Juice' stands for on Guerrera's tights? If they do, please don't tell me" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #417

 

"Martel started working a subtle heel style, but it was so subtle (since it was the kind of things that would get heat a decade ago) that they crowd actually didn't even figure out he was a heel" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #418

 

"As Zbyszko was laying there to get sympathy, a huge 'Larry Sucks' chant started again" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #419

 

"Nash actually tried a pescado, but his legs caught the top rope going over" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #420

 

"This enabled Hogan to give Nash a pitcher of coffee which he threw in Giant's face. (Nash) went to jackknife him for the pin but couldn't handle the weight and actually dropped him, dangerously, on his neck" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #421

 

"Liz's offense was better than half the guys in the promotion" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #422

 

"Hall and Hogan came out, with Hall wearing a Black Cat New Japan t-shirt, which I guess would be comparable to Chono wearing a a Wayne Bloom t-shirt" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #423

 

"Mongo did an interview, leading to Davey Boy Smith coming out and issuing a challenge for later in the show. Whose idea of a practical joke was that?" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #424

 

"Nash did his 6'10" Robin Williams comedy" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #425

 

"Tony Schiavone said that Chavo was Eddie's brother" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #426

 

"The entire NWO came out and Savage started running everyone down. There was an inside comment there because everyone was cracking up and unable to keep up the gimmick" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #427

 

"Davey Boy Smith pinned Mongo in 3:02 with what could loosely be described as a powerslam. - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #428

 

"To show how Regis follows WCW, when Kimberly was talking, they acknowledged her husband in the audience and Regis called him Diamond Dan" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #429

 

"Goldberg destroyed Cold Stoned Kendall Windham" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #430

 

"Hall did an interview with Spicolli supposedly breaking Larry Zbyszko's golf clubs" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #431

 

"Dusty Rhodes got a gig on a three hour prime time Friday Night show 'Motor Madness' on The Nashville Network. It's a show covering Monster Trucks, but using pro wrestling storylines. Rhodes is announcing the show. From what we understand, he was terrible and almost incomprehensible in his debut" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #432

 

"Lex Luger beat Scott Hall via DQ in a DUD match including the worst reverse atomic drop of the past five years (usually Luger's miss by about a foot, but this missed by far more)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 02, 1998

 

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Quote #433

 

WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

 

1. Dusty Rhodes

 

3. Eric Bischoff

 

4. Lee Marshall

 

5. Larry Zbyszko

 

7. Bobby Heenan

 

8. Tony Schiavone

 

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #434

 

WORST MAJOR WRESTLING CARD

 

1. WCW NWO SOULED OUT

 

2. WCW World War III

 

4. WCW Road Wild

 

5. WCW Uncensored

 

6. WCW Halloween Havoc

 

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

Quote #435

 

"Hogan's real life attorney Henry Holmes then insisted WCW put up a bond of 1.5 million that Giant won't attack Nash before the PPV" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #436

 

"During his ring entrance, (Juventud Guerrera) jumped on the ropes, lost his balance and embarrassingly fell on his ass" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #437

 

"The 2/5 Thunder show was scheduled for the Houston Astrodome. It was moved" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #438

 

"On World Wide which was taped months ago but airing this week they had Hennig beat Booker T clean, and the announcers had to explain it was a non-title match since no belts were around and also ignore Jacquelyne (fired well before) running around at ringside" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #439

 

"John Nord beat Barbarian with the camel clutch in 5:06. AWFUL. This made made the crowd, which started out really hot, subdued for the rest of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #440

 

"Only memorable thing about the match was Bobby Heenan talking about the show on Thursday (Thunder) being the reason 'Steinfeld' quit. Hey, I thought he was going to say that's why they cancelled Bonanza" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #441

 

"One of the reasons Sting-Hogan didn't get a lot of heat at Starrcade was because there was a rumor going around the building that it wasn't the real Sting" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #442

 

"The taping before 2,000 fans was marred by four injuries" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #443

 

"John Nord beat Lizmark Jr. The match must have been someone's idea of a practical joke since Nord can't have a decent match with a guy who speaks his language and works his style. Well, nobody exactly works his style but you get my drift" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

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Quote #444

 

"Savage refused to beat Ray Traylor because he considered Traylor a jobber" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 19, 1998

 

Starrcade 1997 Edition

 

Incredible how the biggest show in WCW history up until this point ended up being the beginning of the end. It's not mentioned in the quotes, but Kevin Nash, Konnan and Dean Malenko all no-showed the event after their matches had been hyped for weeks.

 

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Quote #445

 

"Starrcade destroyed WCW's all-time gate records and also set the companies all time one-night merchandise record. The paid attendance was a company record...The show was bad" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #446

 

"It would turn a great phrase to say that 16 months of work was exposed about halfway through Sting's walk down the aisle" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #447

 

"(Sting vs. Hulk Hogan) saw boring chants two minutes in" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #448

 

"At this point the plan was for Nick Patrick to deliver a fast count and have Sting kick out before three, but Patrick would rule it a pin, leading to Bret Hart avenging the wrong done to him at Survivor Series and getting the match restarted and taking over as the ref leading to Sting winning with the scorpion submission in the middle. A funny thing happened. Patrick didn't count fast. Why is a bigger mystery than the weird gravitational pull from the alignment of the stars that resulted in Kevin Nash, Royce Gracie and Huntrt Hearst Helmsley all coming up injured within days of eachother just prior to to all having to suffer either symbolic worked or realistic beatings. You can mistime a ref bump. You can blow a move. But how do you blow a fast count? The only reasonable answer is that Hogan changed the spot in the ring and Patrick didn't want to cross Hogan because of all the power that he wields. Coming off of the Hart-Michaels deal which has been the catalyst for everything in the business since, is Bischoff, Hogan and nobody else, perhaps Sting, decided to do a non fast count when there was supposed to be a fast count (your head spinning yet?), but that doesn't make sense either because why did they have the announcers sell it as a fast count the next day when it obviously wasn't and if that was the case the guy who got screwed and made a fool of would have been Hart, who if anything, this company wasn't trying to portray in that matter after the last company did" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #449

 

"With the finish from the previous night messed up and thus really unable to ever be shown on television, it was decided after the dust settled to change directions once again. A rematch was held on Nitro the next night in Baltimore, with the gimmick being that the finish wouldn't be shown on television. So on Nitro the next night, about six minutes into the rematch, the show abruptly went off the air. Naturally there were more complaints about this the next day at Turner Broadcasting than anything WCW has ever pulled in history" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #450

 

"Nitro had set a precedent for the last 18 months of staying with the main event until the finish. This was broken once before as a way to garner ratings for the Robin Hood series by pretending Hogan and The Giant were doing a 40 minute match and showing taped clips purported as being live as the show was on the air" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #451

 

"This actually would be the earliest the show had gone off the air in recent memory despite having nothing but the Nitro replay to follow on TNT and it being billed as the biggest match in Nitro history" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #452

 

"Going into the match with what was said to have been a serious knee injury, perhaps a broken knee cap that may require surgery, Bischoff did reasonably well for his first pro wrestling match. However, it was nothing close to reasonably well for the semi-main event of the biggest show in company history" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #453

 

"To make things worse, on a night where so much went wrong, in the finish, where Bischoff was supposed to kick Zbyszko in the head with a loaded kick pad with Scott Hall putting an object in the pad, the object went flying out of Bischoff's kick pad into the air just before the kick made contact with Zbyszko's head. Zbyszko had to sell that blow as a knockout" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #454

 

"As for the big question about Thursday, well, if you've got any good ideas for a Thursday night show, email them to Eric quickly" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #455

 

"Scott Hall came out and did the survey and then said that Kevin Nash wouldn't be there. Hall gave no explanation at all. Earlier in the show the announcers said that Nash wouldn't be on the show, but also gave no explanation. For whatever reason, Giant came out and looked like he hadn't slept in a week" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #456

 

"On the pre-game show, Bobby Heenan and Tony Schiavone were running the show down. This was probably taped a few weeks ago though in the commentary they made it seem like they were doing it live across the street from the building. It was clearly taped before Heenan turned NWO for a week. Heenan was cheerleading for WCW, running down the NWO. He was also talking about doing commentary on the show (which he didn't). It was one of those storyline snafus that are becoming more prevalent. The Nash-Giant match was heavily pushed on the pre-game show despite word being out that it wasn't taking place" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #457

 

"Randy Savage & Vincent & Scott Norton beat the Steiner Brothers & Ray Traylor. Match was unusually bad" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #458

 

"Bill Goldberg pinned Steve McMichael. They started brawling in the aisle. Unfortunately, they would end up in the ring" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #459

 

"Marcus Bagwell pinned Lex Luger. At one point Bagwell called for Vincent to come out. Vincent did some interfering" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #460

 

"You haven't lived until you have seen McMichael and Hammer do a post match brawl" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

Quote #461

 

"In Charlotte, WCW at a live Nitro had so many problems with fans hitting the ring while the lights were being turned off for the cinematic angle involving Sting that the angle never made it to the ring and ended up being botched to the point that there was an audible voice in the ring swearing over a live mic about the angle" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #462

 

"Then came the NWO take-over, and after 25 minutes of that we got yet another Bischoff interview where he gave Hogan two motorcycles and a limo for Christmas" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #463

 

"They ended the show with yet another Bischoff & Hogan interview. This time someone brought Hogan a present which he thought was from Bischoff, but Bischoff denied it. At this point Bret Hart came out in the NWO limo, Hogan opened the present and it was a (replica of) Hogan's head. Hogan freaked out, Hart laughed, and Sting came flying into the ring (on a rope)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #464

 

"Buff Bagwell's latest movie, 'Return to Savage Beach', was said to be as bad as his first movie" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 29, 1997

 

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Quote #465

 

"Scott Norton, Rick Rude, Marcus Bagwell and Lex Luger were at a hotel bar drinking at about 1am after a WCW Saturday Night taping. A fan accidentally bumped into Norton...a friend of the fan grabbed Norton so the first guy could hit him with a beer bottle. As you can imagine, all hell broke loose...Luger wound up with a black eye... Rick Rude was hit with a nightstick and maced by police" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #466

 

"The Samoans are likely (signed) due to Hogan, who apparently has some sort of indebtedness to Afa" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #467

 

"Steve McMichael was supposed to wrestle Meng. Thankfully that never happened" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #468

 

"The show was supposed to end with the angle where Sting laid out every member of the NWO except Bischoff and Hogan who escaped unscathed. Because so many fans were hitting the ring, they ran out of time and Sting didn't make it to the ring on time. When Bischoff in the ring realized the angle was blown, he very audibly swore, and then totally freaked out in the ring not realizing that there was a live mic picking it up and it went over the air since there was no seven second delay. He had his head in his hands when the camera came back on him after the swearing" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #469

 

"During the show they plugged a cruiserweight title match with Guerrero defending the title against Dragon, and for whatever reason with no explanation the match never took place" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #470

 

"Oleg Taktarov's agent called WCW and told them that the WWF was strongly after Oleg. As best we can tell, there is no interest by the WWF in Oleg" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #472

 

"At the show in Buffalo, when the lights went out during the Savage vs. Hugh Morris match, the reason they were out for so long is because Bruce Smith and Jim Kelly hoped the rail and attacked Savage, and WCW security had to grab them and get them out of there before the lights went back on. I've heard that this was a rib on security set up by Savage, Smith and Kelly" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #473

 

"Later on the Buffalo show, a fan got into the ring going after Scott Hall, but Randy Anderson cut him off and kneed him low. WCW refs are getting their own UFC training every week it seems" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #474

 

"Meng's reputation as a tough guy comes from pulling out Jesse Barr's eye, biting the nose off of someone who started trouble with him and beating up the occasional police force" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

 

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Quote #475

 

"This match may not be airable because there was so much dry ice in the building by this time that the whole place was engulfed in fog" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 22, 1997

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Quote #476

 

"A Sting mannequin sped down from the ceiling. When they went to beat the doll up, it was a real life human they dragged to the ropes that pretended to be the doll. As Hogan made fun of the dummy, the dummy unmasked, revealing real Sting, and unable to unhook himself while beating up the NWO (he) looked ridiculous" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 15, 1997

 

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Quote #477

 

"On the Internet Insiders show, Gene Okerlund apologized for saying that Brian Pillman died from cocaine" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 15, 1997

 

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Quote #478

 

"The blond haired member of Raven's group called Lodi was originally going to be called 'The Skank'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 15, 1997

 

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Quote #479

 

"Ref Scott Dickinson was taken off the road and ordered to lose 25 pounds after Scott Hall picked up his shirt and unveiled his belly on Nitro" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 15, 1997

 

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Quote #480

 

"Hall & Nash did an interview with Nash making a hip with the times 34-year-old reference to Jack Rubies and the WCW wrestlers being the Lee Harvey Oswalds" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 15, 1997

 

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Quote #481

 

"Tenay and Schiavone then began extolling the virtues on Larry Zbyszko, who now that he's retired has become a cross between Jack Brisco and Royce Gracie as a master submission expert. They talked about him being a wrestler at Penn State (Well, when he was in high school he once went to a wrestling clinic there) and beating Sammartino at Shea Stadium (Well, at least he was actually in that match). I'm surprised they didn't bring up how he tapped out Royce and shot on Thesz in a double cross if they are going to make things up like that" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 15, 1997

 

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Quote #482

 

"During the match, and this didn't show up on camera, ref Randy Anderson got nailed in the head with a golf ball thrown by a fan" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 08, 1997

 

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Quote #483

 

"Glacier & Ernest Miller wrestled Harlem Heat and as Miller was pinned, Glacier didn't even try to make the save. He then grabbed the house mic and said that it was payback for being late to the airport earlier" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 08, 1997

 

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Quote #484

 

"Nick Patrick patted Hall on the back (turning heel on WCW Saturday Night). Patrick continued at the arenas the rest of the week to do his heel turn, but on Nitro on 12/1 there wasn't so much as a hint of a turn" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 08, 1997

 

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Quote #485

 

"Hogan is trying to get Yokozuna into WCW. Remember, he still has a win he needs to get back" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 08, 1997

 

 

That's all folks

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