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First off -- damn, and I almost didn't go to this show. I bought my ticket as more of an impulse buy. I went to the box office at the Key Arena and asked for the best available seating they had. I was expecting to get something in the balcony. I was shocked when she said, "Okay, I've got something in row seven on the main floor." Turns out I was about 10 feet from the ramp, on the announcer's booth side.

The show as a whole was solid. The lowest point was either the mixed tag match (which I still enjoyed) or Flair pantsing Y2J. I don't need to see that. The main event was GREAT, but what really sold the show for me was what happened when the camera's stopped rolling. Taker, Booker, and Goldust stayed in the ring. Booker goes to leave, and Taker says, "Oh no. You aren't going anywhere... until you give these people what they paid to see." Booker gives us the Spinaroonie, and the crowd digs it. Then Taker starts to leave, and Booker stops him. "Oh no no no no no.... you're not going anywhere either. You and me, we have something to finish. I just gave the crowd a spinaroonie, but you and I both know that's not what they want to see. What they really want to see is... the Taker-roonie." Taker begs off, reminding Booker that for him to do such a thing would be Gimmick Infringement, and he normally doesn't do stuff like that -- "IF YA SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!" The Rock returns to a BIBLICAL pop. He tries to join Booker and Goldy in talking Taker into the spinaroonie. He even gets Booker to show Taker how it's done. Taker's still not gonna do it -- and Triple-H's music hits.

The faces all get ready for a fight, but HHH isn't here for that. What he's there for is to find out if, Taker was going to be the badass Dead Man Walking, 12 years of kicking ass, and yet he was afraid to do a little spinaroonie? He joins everyone in the ring, and they finally work out an arrangement. If Taker does the Takerroonie, then HHH will do the Tripleroonie, followed by Rock doing a Rockaroonie. HHH: "We've seen 12 years of Dead Man Walking, but I want to see one night of Dead Man Spinning." I will forever be a HHH mark just because of that line. SCREW YOU, BLAKE NORTON!

Anyways, even with this arrangement presented to him, so Taker won't be the only one making an ass of himself, he refuses to do it. They're deadlocked, when NO CHANCE hits. Vinnie Mac himself saunters out, and joins them in the ring. Everyone's wondering if he's gonna be the one to coax Taker into doing the Takerroonie. Nope. As he himself puts it, he's there to give the crowd what they REALLY want -- the Vincearoonie! HHH: "Is that the same as the Mac-Aroonie?" SCREW YOU TOO, HYATTE! The crowd is in tears by this point. Vince gets Booker to show the spinaroonie one more time, and proceeds to give us the absolute worst Spinaroonie of all time. The midget did a better spinaroonie than Vince did. Soon enough, the Canadians came out, because they all wanted to see Taker embarrass himself.

Goldust volunteers to do his OWN spinaroonie, to try to show Taker how to do it. Vince: "Okay, now we've seen the Mac-Aroonie... and we've seen the Fagaroonie (Goldust gets upset)." HHH even volunteers to do one, and does it. Only when he gets up, Taker chokeslams him, starts a huge brawl, and chooses to use the chance to hop on his bike and use it to chase Test up the ramp. The Canadians all bail out, but HHH stays and sells the chokeslam. The crowd is pissed, since we were looking forward to seeing Taker try to spin. There was only one thing left -- the Rock did his Rockaroonie, only to have HHH rush him as he got up. Spinebuster, People's Elbow, and that was pretty much that. This thing ran for about half an hour all told, and for something that was probably completely made up on the spot it was the best part of a great show.
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a plane ride to seattle, the worst seat in the house, beside the worst smelling fans in the entire history of wrestling who spit when they talk and love jeff hardy... it all would have been worth it to hear hhh say the "dead man spinning" line, and that whole after-raw skit. that sounds simply amazing.

good reward for an awesome crowd.

(edited by insideSOLUTION on 13.8.02 0203)
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Oh, my God!

I was in tears just reading that. Hahahahahaha!

Reminds me of that scene in Foley's second book where everybody's ripping off The Godfather's Pimpin' Ain't Easy line. Only much, much funnier.



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#4 Posted on
Dead Man SPINNING?! @_@

What is this world coming to?



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You Said:

"The lowest point was either the mixed tag match (which I still enjoyed) or Flair pantsing Y2J. I don't need to see that."

Ummm . . . he was wearing a black speedo type thing. . . how many men in black speedos do you see every week on WWE?





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#6 Posted on
Hey, it was the lowest point for me.

The mixed tag had Trish and Molly. More importantly, it had Trish Stratus walk 10 feet from where I was standing. That redeems much.
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#7 Posted on
"Mac-Aroonie" and "Dead Man spinning" are truly classic lines. HHH is back! Nice stuff, very funny report of the post-Raw entertainment!



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#8 Posted on
They should have shown THAT on Raw instead of that tepid promo at the beginning. How come the national audience don't get to see some of that?



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#9 Posted on
I think the difference is that this was, as far as I could tell, completely improvised. There was no way they wrote a half-hour sketch just to send the fans home happy -- it just started out as something small (Taker wanting the spinaroonie, and then refusing to do it himself citing gimmick infringement) and just snowballed. Plus, doing this live is one thing. Doing this on "Official" programming, with Hunter cracking jokes the whole time? There's no way in hell they'd be able to keep him heel after that. Hell, he had to remind people at the end that he was a heel. As Rock was leaving, HHH grabbed a mic and interrupted Rock's music. Rock turns around, and HHH simply says, "I hate you." Rock flashes the eyebrow, turns and leaves. HHH makes his way up the ramp, pauses at the top, and says, "And I hate all of you, too!" We laugh, oblige him with some boos, and head home.
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#10 Posted on
It's part of the fun of going to the live shows! The audience gets an extra half hour or so of cool stuff to talk about the next day, & everybody goes home grinning.

(And the last live show I was at, we got Kurt Angle's tushie in a thong -- *very* much more impressive than Jericho's bikinis.)
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#11 Posted on
If the crowd is really hot, it seems they stay out longer too and give them a little bit more extra.. the Seattle crowd of course was raucous, and so they got a whole half hour of extra stuff. I somehow doubt Vince himself would've come out and joined in if the crowd had been quiet and sat on their hands. You Seattle fans earned your 30 minutes of fun after the show!
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#12 Posted on

    Originally posted by emma
    It's part of the fun of going to the live shows! The audience gets an extra half hour or so of cool stuff to talk about the next day, & everybody goes home grinning.

    (And the last live show I was at, we got Kurt Angle's tushie in a thong -- *very* much more impressive than Jericho's bikinis.)



Fishhooks piercing my eyes and ripping them out leaving nothing but bloody sockets behind could not have been more painful than imagining Kurt Angle in a thong. Nudity (for male wrestlers) is a bad thing. Do we have to go back to Naked Mideon???????????



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#13 Posted on

    Originally posted by chazerizer

      Originally posted by emma
      It's part of the fun of going to the live shows! The audience gets an extra half hour or so of cool stuff to talk about the next day, & everybody goes home grinning.

      (And the last live show I was at, we got Kurt Angle's tushie in a thong -- *very* much more impressive than Jericho's bikinis.)



    Fishhooks piercing my eyes and ripping them out leaving nothing but bloody sockets behind could not have been more painful than imagining Kurt Angle in a thong. Nudity (for male wrestlers) is a bad thing. Do we have to go back to Naked Mideon???????????

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#14 Posted on
Heavens to Betsy, let the women get a little fanservice ONCE in a while. If I can put up with Jerry Lawler's public orgasms, you boys can put up with Kurt Angle's thong. ;-)

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#15 Posted on
Is anybody else here hoping that what happened after Raw went off the air last night makes it to a future Confidential?

(edited by It's False on 13.8.02 1330)


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#16 Posted on
Two things:

For all the shots of, well, Stacy's legs, or even plain ol' shots of Molly that make me mischeviously smirk in front of my wife, I willingly put up with any laughter she has if Jericho or Angle or another guy gets pantsed. Circle of life.

I am hoping that the after-segment gets on Confidential, too. Hell, they need to play that and the "Pimpin Ain't Easy" segment as well. It could fill a frickin' hour. :)
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#17 Posted on
See, there's my problem. I'm single, ergo I don't feel a need to see Kurt's ass.

Then again, in all honesty I've never been too big a fan of bra and panties matches either. I just don't complain as much about them. :)
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#18 Posted on

    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    I am hoping that the after-segment gets on Confidential, too. Hell, they need to play that and the "Pimpin Ain't Easy" segment as well. It could fill a frickin' hour. :)


Hi, I'm a moron that doesn't remember the "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" segment. Anyone care to refresh my memory?
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#19 Posted on
It's from Foley book (I apologize, I can't remember which one). They had a fatal 4 way between him, Kane, Rock and Austin when they ripped of the Godfather phrase. I believe Foley made up some long story about all the knocks he took and ended with the phrase "Limping ain't easy!". Austin then came out and told some story about how his father worked on a boat and the story ended with "Shrimping ain't easy!". I also remember something in there about Mankind making fun of the Rock to the crowd about sucking a dildo, but I might have my stories crossed up. Sorry I wasn't a better help.



By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."

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#20 Posted on
Yeah, but from what I understood (don't remember where I saw this), Foley's description was a highly, highly exaggerated -- one might even say fictional -- version of a skit that in reality was far less exceptional.



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