Think of how far Test, Christain, and Lance have come. Two or three months ago Test was simply a "Hoss" with no story or motivation, Christain was a jobber who threw tantrums and only beat guys like Hugh Morrus and Funaki on Velocity, and Lance Storm was a lower-midcarder on Smackdown. Now they get more heat than any other group/heel. Plus, they have the belts, have beaten Rock and Hogan twice in tag-team format, have beaten Edge and the Undertaker, and main evented RAW.
Cause' here me and KG come naked, out of the side hatch, with the oils and perfumes, and incense!
But last night, I couldn't help thinking,"When is some wacko super-American fan who doesn't get the whole "wrestling isn't real" ethos...when is that fan going to come out of the crowd and shoot these guys."
There is basically no security check when you go the live events (and why should there be, right). Maybe I'm crazy and dimented but it seems to me that these three guys are pretty brave to put on this act during this time.
Still, like I said before, the gimic works for them.
"I'm in collision with every stone I ever threw." - David Gray
The crowd is voraciously against the Unamericans, but I would say if anyone would have been killed by a crazy patriotic fan, it would have been Iraqi Slaughter or Bret Hart. Granted, the 9-11 attacks didn't happen back then, so you never know.
"YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?" - The chilling words of the Shockmaster!
"Here comes Charles Benoit, and he's really mad.....Charles Benoit is here, and he's FUCKING CRAZY"- T.R. on the barbecued cat thread (it's too terrible to link)
THE AWESOME UNDERTAKER drives out - damn, how did those STEEL steps rise up onto their ends and out of the way of - hey wait, I see DUDES there! They must be soulless minions of Big Evil's Red Devil Underwood Deviled Ham Team Evil. What? - CRZ, back to his old antics
Originally posted by The Amazing SalamiYeah, the gimic works for them.
But last night, I couldn't help thinking,"When is some wacko super-American fan who doesn't get the whole "wrestling isn't real" ethos...when is that fan going to come out of the crowd and shoot these guys
You mean like the dude the was going to bomb Wrestlemania VII, so they moved it?
Anyway, they're Canadians. Everyone knows it's just an inferiority complex.
...full of energy. Multi-orgasmic, if you will, in a cosmic sort of way."
CRZ mentioned this in his RAW recap, but I noticed that the Un-Americans were wearing the new upside-down flag T-shirts, and I swear, when Storm took his off, I could see the little WWE logo in the back. I thought to myselg, "Good Gosh, they're not gonna try to sell these on ShopZone, are they?!" As much as I like how they draw so much heel heat, I fear that, like Amazing Salami and Parts Unknown have mentioned, some Super-Psycho-Patriotic-Mark will end up blowing the Un-Americans to kingdom come... and we'll have no one to blame but the writers.
To go along with Thomas' reply, the first RAW after Summerslam is in MSG in NYC. I've spoken to at least one NYC fan (who seems to be a reasonable person) who's not down with the whole upside-down flag thing. I can't help but wonder... if Vince and the WWF, er, WWE decide to push the whole Un-Americans gig, complete with upside down flags, in the heart of midtown Manhattan with less than a year removed from 9-11... would that literally and figuratively blow up in the WWE's collective faces?
Might be a good night to just let Storm, Christian, and Test have the night off, methinks... the results otherwise could be worse than Iraqi Slaughter.
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The way I see it, WWE's belt holds the same history as the WCW Title, which held the same history as the NWA Title... but, WWE's belt is not the WCW World Title, just in the same way that WCW's title was not the NWA Title.