The legend of ECW announcer Mike Adamle continues to grow. The talk of the locker room this week was that Adamle recently asked broadcast partner Tazz, "Is ECW a half-hour or one-hour show?"
Powell's POV: How great is that? Adamle is said to be a nice guy, but he's still the butt of a lot of jokes due to his on-air performance and, well, moments like this. He's also become famous for disappearing backstage and no one seems to know where he goes in the hours leading up to shows.
I thought that he was a pretty normal guy backstage and just gets addled when he's on TV. Apparently all the botches stem from his personality, not nerves.
* Disappears before the show for hours/hangs out in bowels of arena
* Has no knowledge of wrestling holds or names of moves whatsoever/has no knowledge of wrestling holds, period
* Can't tell time/always breaks a clock, thus can't tell time
* On ECW brand/ditto
* Is way older than he appears/ditto
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
Impressive hypothesis. Me I just prefer to think Adamle lives his real life real life the same way he acted in the groundbreaking séance episode of the Dirt Sheet, in a performance so astounding that it should've made him Miz and Morrison's full-time manager.
It's not anything that he's done, it's a combination of three different things: 1. He's big, and like it or not, big guys go far in the industry based on just that. But that's not really enough. 2. He has an ok presence.