Wow, I had lost all track of Hyatte until this came up. Plus, I'm not too high on DOI so I never go there. So thanks for the link. I remember reading Hyatte in the Scoops days and onward. It was funny to see that he was doing the same kind of stuff in his DOI columns that he always had been.
Hey, Hyatte really isn't a fan of Jason/Justin Shapiro, huh?
Ah, I'll miss the guy. It's because of him that I picked up on Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Parker. Man, I used to look forward to Tuesdays so much to read the mop-ups and CRZ's recaps.
Even if Hyatte apparently doesn't like you, I still think you're an okay guy, Jason!
Oh, and this: "... but then I came to my senses and realized that Meltzer, Keller, Mitchell, Scherer, Johnson, or Al Isaacs wouldn't have bothered. Shit, I doubt even Rick Scaia or Scott Keith or Sean Shannon would've sent anything." made me feel SO MUCH BETTER about my life because I only barely recognize those names, and I have no idea where to find them on the internet. It's just such a relief! It's like the difference watching Star Trek and reading the bible in Klingon. No matter how badly I feel like I'm applying myself in life, I *could* be writing a post on another forum about how many chops Kenta Kobashi needs to do in a match before it reaches five stars (34).
At least I never ever have to go to that fucking AWFUL webpage anymore. The whole idea of "writing for a website" seems so antiquated anymore that I wonder why he doesn't just start a blog about whatever the hell he feels like and if he wants to write about wrestling why not. Like when CRZ (whose name I left out of the quotation because he doesn't constantly talk about and live his life around wrestling like I'm assuming everyone else Hyatte namedrops there does) did those ECW recaps for a month or so!
Hey, Hyatte really isn't a fan of Jason/Justin Shapiro, huh?
Eww, please don't tell me I'm part of one of those "talkin' other people on the internet who also talk about wrestling on the internet" things. Being named is tantamount in sadness to actually writing it.
basically handing you the act that you steal.
Hahaha oh shit. HYATTE INVENTED JOKES. This is without question the most insulting thing ever written about me: him thinking that what we write is at all similar.
You really don't think you're fresh, do you, dickhead?
Hahaha he thinks people think that they are fresh or unfresh. It's too bad he is "retiring" because I would totally start a "feud" with him now. I'd be like HEY FUCK YOU QUEERSHIT I'M THE REAL DEAL IN THIS BIZ, MY JOKES ARE TOP NOTCH. And then see if he had THE STONES to respond. And he'd be like "I'm a bad motherfucker... you sure you wanna FUCK... with me...?" And I'd be like, man, no way, I forgot just who you were.
I don't think Hyatte and I have exchanged IMs since...like Christmas 2002 or something, so there's no need for me to say anything now.
Had I been asked, I would have produced some text so pithy so as to make you weep after reading it. But I wasn't asked.
Oh, but seeing that he's STILL got a hard-on for my wife is ... you know, come to think of it, he stopped talking to me right after I moved Kim out from New York...I wonder why I never put that together until just now. ;-)
I didn't even know that this guy was still around. I was kind of curious to read his last column. I started reading it, then I just stopped and remember how I lost track of his column in the first place.
Now if I was to find out that Scotsman was still writing it would be a different story.
How has this lasted in the main wrestling forum for so long anyways?
I think I followed Hyatte everywhere, I marked out for a good Hyatte column like I do seeing the Undertakers entrance live. It is not the coolest thing to admit too, but it certainly entertained me. Hyatte always reminded me of when wrestling was cool and fresh. How the first websites you checked everyday were Scoops, MiCasa, and 1Bob because Meltzer, Keller, and even the WWF were not online yet. Did Hyatte stay around to long, maybe. But maybe everyone else quit too soon. Regardless, a big thank you should be sent to every recapper or columnist who spent all night working on a piece for no pay and often no appreciation, and thats my two cents.
Originally posted by JustinShapiroIt's too bad he is "retiring" because I would totally start a "feud" with him now. I'd be like HEY FUCK YOU QUEERSHIT I'M THE REAL DEAL IN THIS BIZ, MY JOKES ARE TOP NOTCH. And then see if he had THE STONES to respond. And he'd be like "I'm a bad motherfucker... you sure you wanna FUCK... with me...?" And I'd be like, man, no way, I forgot just who you were.
That's a pretty good recap of an online feud, except you forgot the part where you decide that it's stupid and stop talking to him, and he declares a glorious victory for himself because he was too much of an Online Badass for you to handle.
I also started reading him at Scoops, and to be honest it was hilarious stuff. Those Mop Ups made me laugh out loud. Then some of his stuff at ScoopThis was equally funny. But somewhere along the line he just got...boring. Probably when he started doing news instead of Mop Ups. Even when he tried to go back to Mop Ups they weren't the same.
Then came his shots at people I've known online for a while, like Shapiro most recently or one of the women he obsessed over previously. Got to hear the creepy/crazy details of the latter one there and soured on him pretty hard since.
Strange guy. Funny for while, but not sad he's gone.
He was really only the sort of person you could read for a limited period of time before he began to get boring and his "I'm too smart for the room" arrogance started to really become annoying. He just seemed like the kind of guy where every time he screwed up, or wrote horribly, it would become "Yeah, I meant to do that, so what?" I don't know... Hell, I thought he was done at least 4 years ago.
I believe they're coming in with partial creative control, but certainly nothing on the scale of what they (particularly Hogan and Nash) had in WCW. But I haven't heard anything definitive yet on that, so I'll keep you posted.