I lost intrest in the Flair/Austin match the moment Debra caught the mistake in the contract. It was already pretty clear Austin was going to win, he isn't going to scrub Flair's toilets. We know this, or we should know this. The writers HAD to take it one step farther and make it a loser is a 'personal assistant' match. Oh boy, next week Flair gets beer and scrubs toilets after Austin takes a dump, of course. As CRZ said in his recap ATTITUDE.
WCW did gimmicks like this, they sucked. The WWF writers will strive for comedy gold on this one, but more than likely we'll get something along the lines of Tommy Dreamer wallowing in pea soup or Arn Anderson getting sprayed with neon pee. Oh, but seeing Anderson get sprayed was well worth that final line by Austin though wasn't it? "It's better to be pissed off than pissed on...", comedy gold right there folks.
I would have been happy with Austin gets unbenched vs Austin becomes assistant match. The added bonus of Flair being an assistant doesn't make me want to tune in on Monday, it almost makes me want to tune out so I can save myself from the agony of having to watch 30 minutes of crumby Austin skits.
If Flair was smart he would have banned the Stunner along with the punch.
Then again he *owns* half of the company, why should he have to live up to the stips in the first place?
It was somewhat funny when Eric Bischoff got demoted and had to scrub toilets and everything. People had been waiting for Bischoff to get his for so long that it was all good.
I thought it was particularly funny when Bischoff was placed outside in a dunk-tank in the middle of winter and Bobby Heenan took great pleasure in tossing things at that target. “I WILL REMEMBER YOU, HEENAN!”
But I can't imagine anything good coming out of this. After all, Ric Flair is a legend, and now he gets to scrub Steve Austin's toilets. Arn Anderson is a legend, and he got pissed on.
And Austin's line was of course, a take-off on Achoo's line from “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, so it wasn't even original.
Vomit, drinking tobacco juice, people getting pissed on...
Who's writing this shit? Russo?
“What's so great about crack?” “Uh, uh, it enhances your personality.” “Yes, but what if you're an asshole?”
This is sad to hear. Watching an event with fans is a good idea, but treating them like crap is best left to the bookers. Talked to Carl once during a phone-in show; we talked about the CRTC/TSN's censoring of Raw.