I have only TWO uses for them. 1 was getting beat up. The 2nd was Mae Young screaming, "Who let doggies out!?" That's it.
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J-Lo and Ja' Rule are the worst singing/rapping duo I've ever seen in my life (my response to the "totally live" performance of that annoying "Ain't it Funny" song at last year's VMA's. The show where everybody goes home happy and the winner's aren't really winners, they're just people randomly selected based upon their pop status).
Damn, I know! It's live TV, what if they had managed to kill one of the old bags? When Bubbah used to put them through tables, it was really obvious how carefully he was protecting them. The samoan's seemed to be treating them just like any other workers. I was halfway convinced they must have somehow been replaced by mannequins, then I noticed that when the one samoan went up for the splash, the other one was straightening the old lady out and holding her feet to make sure she took the bump right. After it was over and it was clear that they had survived, I decided to believe that it must not have been as dangerous as it looked, and chose to be entertained and amused. It was definitely a surreal moment.
"I tear my quadracep all the time! I tore it this morning, I'm fine!"-- Kurt Angle
I recall reading an interview with Bubba in which he said that Mae told him to not hold back when he bombed her through the table, that she could take the bump just as well as anyone -- and she did. Regardless of how you feel about the angles Moolah and Mae have been involved in, you have to give 'em props for being a pair of tough old bats. When -I- get to 80, I'm sure as hell not going to be taking any Superfly Splashes from 300-pound Samoans.
Totally, I kindof freaked when Island Boy #2 hit his big ass splash, but you know those two old broads would be totally offended if they came to the show and WWE wouldn't let them take bumps. I am pretty sure either one of them could kick my ass...stretch me all the WAY out.
And how about when Moolah's head BOUNCED off the bottom turnbuckle when one of the Samoan Boyz ran into her ... I don't know how anyone (regardless of their age) could have taken a bump like that without breaking their neck.
Yes, yes, all that's quite impressive, but the real reason I love Mae Young is the fact that she screams out incoherent ramblings, emphasizing random words and her arms tend to move completely independantly of her words.
"The only difference between lilies and turds are those humankind have agreed upon, and I don't always agree." ---George Carlin
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music." ---Anon.
Hugh's had a strange ride of trying to get over, too... regardless of his name. You could say he came close as General Rection, but that might have been because what was left of WCW was really reaching anyway.