Now most of you heard about that one crowd chanting what during Lilian's singing of the national anthem. You may also have heard about Steve Austin SUPPORTING this. Well, today I came across the next chapter in this. In the new Steve Austin DVD released today, Austin talks about that being his favorite what moment ever. THEN THEY SHOW IT. They actually show Lilian get interuppted.
(Later they pull a 180 and have a all-out patriotic segment. I won't even go into this.)
Hmm. Makes you wonder whether or not Canadians did the same thing when their National Anthem was played before WrestleMania and the events surrounding it. For some reason, I have this strange mental image of Disco Inferno singing the Canadian National Anthem (as he did in, I believe, 1999) and getting “Whatted”.
“O, Canada...” WHAT? “Let's all go drink some beer.” WHAT? “Then we'll play hockey,” WHAT? “'Cause we've got nothing better to do...” WHAT?
“If there's anything I hate, it's a loud-mouthed Canadian with blonde hair who dresses like a rock star... except you, you're cool.”
--Kurt Angle to Chris Jericho, Smackdown 4/11/2002
I feel that they should've just STOPPED the show, right then and there. waited a few minutes, then had an announcer on the PA say, "please rise and a moment of silence for OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM". If that didn't work, well, I don't know... Now, Austin condoning it is just pitiful. Is his ego THAT big, that he's actually PROUD of people interrupting the farking national anthem?!! I'm losing more and more respect for him, becasue of shiat like this...
Originally posted by ekedolphinHmm. Makes you wonder whether or not Canadians did the same thing when their National Anthem was played before WrestleMania and the events surrounding it.
FWIW, the anthem was not played at Wrestlemania. Unless whatever Drowning Pool or Saliva was playing actually was the anthem. Damned if I could understand the lyrics, although the melody didn't sound traditional.
Originally posted by Mixxer I feel that they should've just STOPPED the show, right then and there. waited a few minutes, then had an announcer on the PA say, "please rise and a moment of silence for OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM".
Yes, because getting pissy and acting like a substitute teacher is a good way to endear yourself to the self-consciously anti-authority WWF audience.
I recall TNA announcers using this phrase in the past. I wonder if this will prevent TNA from using it in that context, or if TNA's use will prevent WWE from trademarking it. From now on we can expect WWE.com release announcements to include TM symbols....