Originally posted by ekedolphinJust saw a commercial for the SmackDown taping in Hampton on 12/19 (broadcast 12/22), and they announced the main event to be Batista, The Undertaker and Kane vs. King Booker, Mr. Kennedy and MVP.
We'll see if that turns out to be true or not, of course.
One day before a house show in West Palm Beach I saw a commercial for it, and they avertised Matt Hardy, Chris Benoit and the Great Khali amongst others and a main event match between King Booker and Rey Mysterio!
One day later at the show: No Matt! No Chris! No Khali!
That's probably a dark main event. Like for the show in Pittsburgh, we got a whole bunch of ads for Cena and DX vs. Edge, Orton, and Umaga. Actually, one of the more interesting matches I've seen live was the dark main event of a Raw in August '05. Hogan, Cena, and Batista vs. Michaels, Angle, and JBL. Angle and Michaels as a bumping heel tag team and the faces all doing Hogan posing.
SD/ECW has a house show here on the 30th at the O'Dome (which I'm too poor to go to, probably). Announced main is Batista and Booker in the cage and Kane versus Kennedy and MVP in a handicap match. As ridiculous as it sounds (and so cliche) if I find out Punk is performing I *might* skip eating for a few days and grab a ticket.
And hell, I'm two hours from Orlando, maybe they'll be an Assman sighting.
My fave house show was one I saw in Indianapolis in '97 headlined by Bret and Austin. Austin won a restart to the match with a stunner. I read somewhere later that it was the first time Austin had gone over Bret on the circuit.
Pensacola used to get Nitro every year too. We were honored with the NWO parody of Arn Anderson in '97.
My last live event was SD in '04 (highlighted by the Mr. America lie detector test and a hella fun Eddy/Tajiri vs WGTT title match.)
Later that night I inadvertently told Fit Finlay he was old.
I'm at the hotel bar and I'm walking to the pisser (the hotel was across the street from the arena, all the WWE guys were there.) I see Fit walking across to the elevator.
Me: Big fan Mr. Finlay. I loved the matches you and Regal had ALL THOSE YEARS AGO. Fit: (smirks) Was it that long? Me: (scared) Um, it's been a few, yeah.
Later that night I sat in Sammy's next to Shelton Benjamin (half the roster was there)
Nunzio is a talker when he's drunk, but my exchange with Shelty went like this (while we're watching a stripper)
Me: Nice match tonight. Your partner coming out? Him: Thanks, man. Naw, he stays in his room. Man, this bitch needs to get naked.
The thing that gets me about Dinsmore OD'ing on painkillers is that I never would have imagined his matches took such a heavy toll on his body. Maybe he was bumping like a madman in OVW (and perhaps that's when the problem started)