1. I heard a story once about how Gerald Brisco found some gambling site that let you bet on pro wrestling and cleaned up during a WWE pay-per-view. Anybody know where that story came from? Would love to know more.
2. I keep hearing that CM Punk has slept with half the Divas locker room. How'd that rumor get started, and who's got the list?
Would like to throw an obscure question in here: Has a reason ever been given for Vince letting Ricky Steamboat work the Cotton Bowl show for World Class in '86? Besides Vince not being known to help rival companies out, it wasn't like Steamboat had any ties to the area.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I think his pussy hound reputation may be what Wade Barrett (or whoever) was referring to when he said CM Punk doesn't really live the straight edge lifestyle, since promiscuous sex/hooking up is apparently one of the things those folks aren't supposed to do. Which is a stronger argument than "CM Punk is a hypocrite because he drinks Pepsi." Oh, Matt Hardy.
Originally posted by redsoxnationWould like to throw an obscure question in here: Has a reason ever been given for Vince letting Ricky Steamboat work the Cotton Bowl show for World Class in '86? Besides Vince not being known to help rival companies out, it wasn't like Steamboat had any ties to the area.
Of all things, I happened to have a copy of the 10/06/86 Observer reasonably handy when I glanced at the thread.. the report was that Steamboat was the first of several Titan wrestlers who would come into Dallas for one shots. The plan at the time was for other WWF stars to come for Thanksgiving and Christmas shows - apparently Fritz Von Erich was having a hard time of it from Bill Watts and his Mid South/UWF promotion grabbing his talent, and running shows in WCCW cities.
The story also mentioned that it was potentially a way for McMahon to use the exposure of his stars in new markets to lay the groundwork for eventual WWF shows in the nationwide expansion.
Because of the long-standing tradition of people losing belts at non-American PPVs, right? It *could* happen, but I seriously doubt it. I'm just glad they remembered to have a cruiserweight belt defense on any PPV myself.