Originally posted by tomvejadaThe best part of Heat last night was the 24esque countdown at the end.
Also, the announcers mentioned that Regal trained Brian Danielson (American Dragon.) Is that true?
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Actually, it is, sort of. American Dragon was initially trained by Shawn Michaels at his Texas Wrestling Academy. He was one of the students who was given a WWF/E Developmental deal upon graduation and was sent to Memphis when they had the developmental territory there. Regal was working as both a trainer as well as an on-air talent, so he did in fact help to develop AmDrag. Of course in short order, Memphis was shut down, a bunch of the developmental roster (including Danielson) were released and Regal was moved to the tv shows as the "Goodwill Ambassador."
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I saw the Slaughter match and it proves yet again the WWF/E motto 'Anything older than 6 months ago didn't happen, unless we say it happened, and it only happened the way we are saying now.' True, they remember the Slaughter/Sheik feud when they mention Stevie Richards using the camel clutch on Slaughter (nice tice by Stevie using the Sheik's slap own body mannerism). However, it would have been nice if they mentioned that was the form of the Cobra Clutch Slaughter used when he was WWF/E champion. As for the Slaughter being an American hero at the time of war, well, I'm sure the L.A. Coliseum is just waiting for a Slaughter match.
Originally posted by CerebusI didn't catch Heat last night. Did they give a REASON or something for Sarge to be getting back in the ring?
They didn't give a reason. But it was the show from DC, there were several signs around the audience like "Send in the Marines", & there were an awfully lot of perfect, snappy salutes back to Sarge from the crowd. My guess was that WWE knew there was a big block of military in the crowd (maybe comp'd, maybe sponsored), & thought it would be a cool nod to them. I don't think it was an allusion to heel Sgt. Slaughter, but rather to face Sarge.
I actually thought it was pretty entertaining for a "special occasion" match.
Why don't they just bring back Corporal Kirshner, I actually had one of his wrestling figures. I thought he was cool and good.
That Slaughter match was a laugh, seeing him going over the top rope tumbling to the floor, was an odd mix of scary and funny. He looked totally exhausted at the end of the match. Him picking up Stevie while Stevie was doing the camel clutch and he meant to take him to the corner and half way there Sarge thought "No chance of me getting there" so he tossed him off half way to the corner LoL.
-my 900th post used on Corporal Kirsher and Sergeant Slaughter. I really should start timing these things better
Anderson is getting a big push and loads of mic time. Definitely seems like he's one of Heyman's favorites and it looks like he's going to be an ECW-style character with some depth and complexity in his tweaked gimmick.