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.
Man that just sucks all around. Striker and Grisham are actually my favorite announcing duo of the three shows. Perhaps its because there is more wrestling and they don't have to oversell too many angles. That just sucks for them though.