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According to Figure Four Weekly, WWE hired Robert Gibson and Dr. Death Steve Williams. And F4W says they hired Barry Windham.

I wonder if they're grooming Windham to take over for Laurinatias, as has been rumored. And I can't imagine Williams and Gibson lasting too long, for some reason.



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I am always under the impression that most of these people are hired simply because WWE wants to film a documentary which includes them. If so, it's a smart idea - get someone capable who can fill a backstage role and at the same time, you've got them for whatever interviews you want them to do. They clearly aren't around for helping improve the product, as Dibiase was just let go a while ago and has recently said in an interview that they ignored all his ideas.

Could this be leading to the much-needed NWA documentary? I just watched the Spectacular Legacy of the AWA today, and while it was good, it suffered from only being 2 hours long. And I'm confused as to why Ric Flair's picture is all over that DVD, yet he's not in the documentary feature, nor is he even mentioned by anyone in it. So odd! Not even a single comment from Sgt. Slaughter, who was one of the AWA's biggest stars.

The NWA documentary could easily be a solid 3 hours like ECW's doc. A 3-disc DVD would be great.

Hopefully Windham lasts longer than most in these roles. Now, bring back Tully Blanchard and let's have the Four Horsemen DVD be the best it can be---they have Flair, Arn, and Windham already.





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Is this the same report that said Williams "just had his first day at OVW and was aghast at the state of things"?

I thought that was funny since Williams had been at OVW for the past six months or so. He's pretty easy to spot at the Wednesday night tapings. The report seems a little off in that respect at least.

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    Originally posted by chill
    I am always under the impression that most of these people are hired simply because WWE wants to film a documentary which includes them. If so, it's a smart idea - get someone capable who can fill a backstage role and at the same time, you've got them for whatever interviews you want them to do. They clearly aren't around for helping improve the product, as Dibiase was just let go a while ago and has recently said in an interview that they ignored all his ideas.

    Could this be leading to the much-needed NWA documentary? I just watched the Spectacular Legacy of the AWA today, and while it was good, it suffered from only being 2 hours long. And I'm confused as to why Ric Flair's picture is all over that DVD, yet he's not in the documentary feature, nor is he even mentioned by anyone in it. So odd! Not even a single comment from Sgt. Slaughter, who was one of the AWA's biggest stars.

    The NWA documentary could easily be a solid 3 hours like ECW's doc. A 3-disc DVD would be great.

    Hopefully Windham lasts longer than most in these roles. Now, bring back Tully Blanchard and let's have the Four Horsemen DVD be the best it can be---they have Flair, Arn, and Windham already.







Tully had a brief few weeks with the company right around the time word came out on the release date of the Horsemen DVD. I'm guessing he was hired for the Horsemen DVD and then let go. Robert Gibson is probably there to be interviewed for the Horsemen DVD as is probably Windham, hopefully they are both kept around to discuss a 'Tag Team Wrestling Stars of the 80's' DVD that I would like to see be one of the releases in 2008. DVD could be set upon a similar basis as the 'Wrestling Stars of the 80's DVD' that came out in the summer of '05, with the focus being on tag teams such as The Midnight Express, Rock 'n Roll Express, British Bulldogs, Fabulous Ones, Fantastics, Road Warriors (they have their own DVD, but, find a match not used on it), America's Team, Tully/Arn etc. Hopefully Paul Roma isn't brought in for a brief opportunity, as that is an era best forgotten on that DVD. It will be interesting watching the brief hirings when the World Class DVD is put into production, as there aren't many survivors from that era.
In terms of Flair on the AWA DVD: He makes a very, very, very brief appearance during the time they discuss the various promoters banding together and a clip is shown of the Magnum T.A. vs. Ric Flair NWA Title Match held in Chicago in '85 under the Pro Wrestling USA banner. Why they didn't throw the whole match on so that Flair collectors would pick up the DVD is beyond me, but, he does appear.
In terms of a 'History of the NWA' DVD: That might be a bit complicated trying to decipher political controversies. I know Vince doesn't have control of the Mid South/UWF library, but, what about Houston and St. Louis? Without those, a 'History of the NWA' would be incomplete. Now, a 'History of Jim Crockett Promotions/Mid Atlantic' would be a tremendous DVD as that would tap into the video library Vince has and, going by DVD's already produced with that material, it goes back into at least the Mid 1970's and the video quality has held up. Same can't be said of the material from Florida on the Dusty DVD.



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Hmmm...Robert Gibson as an agent could prove to be good. I think that with he recent (semi) resurrection of the tag division, perhaps his expertise in the tag ranks could be of some use.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.64
    Originally posted by redsoxnation


    Tully had a brief few weeks with the company right around the time word came out on the release date of the Horsemen DVD. I'm guessing he was hired for the Horsemen DVD and then let go. Robert Gibson is probably there to be interviewed for the Horsemen DVD as is probably Windham, hopefully they are both kept around to discuss a 'Tag Team Wrestling Stars of the 80's' DVD that I would like to see be one of the releases in 2008.


Tully actually only lasted one show. Word has it someone (JBL???) bitched him out for treating him like dog's crap when he was a rookie. Tully was brow-beaten and embarrassed in front of all the wrestlers, thereby taking away any reason for people to respect him. So it was sabotaged as soon as he showed up. He quit on his own.

As for Flair's appearance on the AWA DVD, I saw that part, but I meant there were no interviews or anything of significance that justifies having his picture on the DVD cover or on DVD menus.



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JBL was the guilty party (SURPRISE).



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