Congratulations, Vince McMahon for being the most prominent feature behind the "Heidi Game" for worst NBC blunder ever.
75 years of NBC history, and they still had enough time to remember fondly the XFL, complete with Vince's intro, He Hate Me, and of course...Jerry Lawler exclaiming like the mature 50+ year old man he is, watching a cheerleader and declaring it "the land of milk and hunnies."
Of course, I wouldn't put it past WW...E....to talk proudly about how Vince McMahon was featured, out of all the great shows and moments, in the 75 year tribute to NBC.
"Hitler had pieces of flair that he made the Jews wear."
In the major mistakes section of the show, they started with the Heidi Game and did "Manimal", "Supertrain", "Hello, Larry" and "Pink Lady & Jeff" (with clips) and then did the XFL (sadly, I don't think they used "WHERE'S MAH FOOTBALL?!") and the 2000 coverage when they had Brokaw call it early as a Gore win, then call it as a Bush win and then call it un-call-able.
I think that was everything. I was surprised they didn't just pretend that Pink Lady & Jeff never happened. It was a fun segment, though maybe not as funny as Mr. T's 75th Anniversary Memorial NBC Pity List or Bob Newhart's questions from the audience. In case anyone's wondering, nope, no WWE Saturday Night's Main Event clips.
Thanks for the link! The article that references the Masked Wrestler of Paris - most likely Theobauld Bauer -- is here: http://wrestlingperspective.com/working/1867/heraldtorch1225.html And another early maked wrestler ... in Bucharest ... http: