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[1998-01-08-WCW-Thunder] Interview: Larry Zbyszko

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Larry is wearing one of the ugliest golf shirts imaginable. His promo here is to hype up the upcoming Souled Out match vs. Hall. Nothing groundbreaking but a good set up of their past history together and Larry stating that he knows a lot about Hall.

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Looks like someone rode over his shirt with a bicycle and left a tire mark. Larry gets in his standard retiring Bruno comment. Zbyszko mentions some of his accomplishments and how he has done a lot more than Scott Hall.


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Larry Zbyszko's theme is just the Nitro song. Larry's speaking style isn't really suited for live interviews because he's so long-winded, even if he is eloquent. I think he should have either done a pre-tape or cut a promo on Nitro from the announce booth. I liked it, especially the part where he talked about his golf game, bench press and wrestling history, but it didn't seem to really work with the live audience.

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Larry's not nearly as over here as he is with Nitro crowds, for whatever reason. Zbyszko's learned, long-winded promos aren't really a fit for what 1998 wrestling audiences are looking for, which is cheap pops and catchphrases. That's to the audience's detriment, not Larry's, but facts is facts. He gets in a number of good lines here--Scott Hall could be World Champion, but instead he's got a first-class seat on the ship of fools headed straight for Larryland.

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Even eighteen years past the fact, Zbyszko seeming has to mention Shea Stadium as if it still means something to the average 1998 fan. Larry can bench 405lbs? I highly doubt that. I don't think I've ever seen a good Zbyszko singles match and he shoot thinks he's a legend just because the audience does their Pavlovian response of, "Larry, Larry" every Nitro.

 

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