"I never mean to lecture you, Stinger, but I got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach when I see Hollywood Hogan out here in the red and yellow, everybody's clapping and putting their hands together...he's out here saying he's Goldberg's best friend all of a sudden, he's Sting's best friend all of a sudden, we've been through 13 years, Stinger - there's no history between you and Hogan other than mostly competition and I gotta say I think the whole thing has a foul stench to it. I don't like it, and I'm telling you - be careful of this guy, I don't trust him." "You're saying I shouldn't trust the Hulkster tonight. With all due respect, Lex, after 14 years I think you should understand this. Tonight the Hulkster is putting the World title up for grabs with me here on Monday Nitro - I don't think you can get any more straight up (finally Craig Leathers is removed from the mix) than that. So tonight, I'm gonna take the Hulkster on for the World title, and that's just the way it is." "Stinger, I wish you the best, bud."
Of course, WCW in its infinite wisdom completely fails to bring up the fact that Sting stalked Hogan for 15 months because he was so disgusted with the whole affair, and became a pretty miserable SOB as a result.
It's still downright BAFFLING that they even TRIED to turn Sting heel here. Guys have been playing him for a putz for years, so he responds by beating the shit out of one of those guys - and he's an AWFUL HUMAN BEING!
Reminds me of the Yeti's debut, for some reason.
'God Of Thunder' was not only the song, but the Demon's best case scenario as well following THAT debut.
Though I would have giggled to see King Curtis shrieking "SULLIVAN" in the background throughout the segment.
From this week's Observer: "Michael Cole was hilarious when he mentioned that Jamal and Rosey grew up in the hood in Sunnyvale, CA (very near where I live, which is just as funny as the mean streets of Greenwich, CT)."