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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
to those who have not seen it, you are not a true wrestling fan until you have see this video, i wont spoil it for you



http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=pgrfeblX_so&search=mcmahon%20wwe

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Gosh the memories, I don't know what was worse, Vince or Hogan?



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    Originally posted by CajunMan
    Gosh the memories, I don't know what was worse, Vince or Hogan?



    (edited by CajunMan on 15.6.06 1916)


Vince! I was eating dinner watching that...I think about the only thing Vince voice is suited for is announcing, which he's done, or gospel singing. I don't think he steps in many churches but if he does I think that his voice would be good for gospel hymns.



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Didn't Vince spoof this himself on TV a while back? I think Austin or Rock or someone put the tape on the big screen to embarrass Vince.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.35
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Didn't Vince spoof this himself on TV a while back? I think Austin or Rock or someone put the tape on the big screen to embarrass Vince.


Wasn't it Y2J and Benoit?



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    Originally posted by XPacArmy
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      Didn't Vince spoof this himself on TV a while back? I think Austin or Rock or someone put the tape on the big screen to embarrass Vince.


    Wasn't it Y2J and Benoit?


Yes it was Benoit and Jericho.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.92
    Originally posted by val123
    you are not a true wrestling fan until you have see this video


Ugh, it annoys me when people say "You are not a true wrestling fan until you've seen this video".

"You are not a true fan if you don't like Ric Flair."

"You are not a true fan if blah blah blah"

Shut up already. Seriously, I don't need people telling me whether I'm a true fan of wrestling just because I don't like what everyone else tells me to like. I like what I like.

It gets on my bloody nerves.

As for the video, I didn't find it funny at all.

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    Originally posted by thefraserman
    Ugh, it annoys me when people say "You are not a true wrestling fan until you've seen this video".

    "You are not a true fan if you don't like Ric Flair." ... As for the video, I didn't find it funny at all.


I saw the video and I liked it and I like Ric Flair! Therefore, I win!



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
      Originally posted by XPacArmy
        Originally posted by Big Bad
        Didn't Vince spoof this himself on TV a while back? I think Austin or Rock or someone put the tape on the big screen to embarrass Vince.


      Wasn't it Y2J and Benoit?


    Yes it was Benoit and Jericho.


It was on the RAW in Calgary in 2001 during the week of Benoit/Austin matches.



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Oh my God! This is unbelievable! I remember watching this as a kid, but over time I started to think that maybe my imagination got the better of me, and this didn't happen as surreally as the way I remembered it. Well, it turns out to be even more surreal than I remembered! My mind must have toned it down to save my still growing brain from short circuiting! First of all, this is, what, a full 10 or 11 years BEFORE Evil Vince made his TV debut? Yet, the classic facial expressions are present, the comical, over exaggerated body movements are there, and those lyrics! How ominous and self indulgent! I absolutely love it! How many of those 80's Millionaire hotshots would have written the same lyrics for themselves. The only thing missing from this is Vince mentioning his grapefruits! BTW, at the end he kinda scared me, writhing around like that and looking like Al Pacino from Devil's Advocate... maybe there is something to his feud with God...

Awesome video! 10 out of 10

Thanks for the link!!!!
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30
Who is that standing with JYD and Brunzell? George Steel should have been playing the cowbell, tho, cuz every song needs more cowbell.
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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    It was on the RAW in Calgary in 2001 during the week of Benoit/Austin matches.

Ahh, memories...
    Originally posted by CRZ on slashwrestling.com
    No time to worry about that now, however, as BILLIONAIRE VINCE takes a bit longer than normal to make his way down the aisle, pausing to bask in the raucous Canadian welcome. "Oh how nice it is to be back here in Calgary! And, quite frankly, just like every other tourist, every other American tourist, you've made me feel right at home - thank you. You know, as a matter of fact... ["abruti"] As a matter of fact, despite that chant, I would encourage my fellow Americans to cross the border, I would encourage my fellow Americans to come up here to Canada and enjoy your Canadian hospitality! 'cause only in Canada - only in Canada can you have two divergent groups get along so well - it's amazing! Only in Canada can you have the French and English live together in blissful harmony! Only in Canada, despite the excess taxation - only in Canada, despite the devalued dollar, you people seem to get along just fine! Oh, you are a prideful bunch, I mean, some of you are actually proud to say 'I am Canadian!'" Of course, this gets an ovation of about thirty seconds. "Well, all right - maybe the reason you're so proud is that you brought America ice hockey. Maybe the reason you're so proud is that you brought America...strong beer! Or maybe, maybe you're so proud because you coined a new phrase in the English language...the word 'eh.' Well, whatever the reason, I really would encourage my fellow Americans to come here and visit Canada...as long as my fellow Americans never live here. I thank you very much--" The Y2J countdown steps on this last line - yep, not even Vince McMahon is immune to an interruption from the (obviously sorely underpushed) CHRIS MONDAY JERICHO. Big "Y2J" chant, which gets to linger on as it appears that Jericho has a nonfunctioning microphone. McMahon ad libs "Isn't that typical - the man had a Canadian microphone, that's why it didn't work." Jericho goes back a second time and comes back with a second mic. "Dammit, Vince, you'd think with a multi-billion dollar company, you could get a microphone that works! Now before you continue to bore all of these Jerichoholics...with another long and opening speech, I wanted to come out here and get straight to the point, and that point is this: I want Stone Cold Steve Austin in a match for the World Wrestling Federation championship, and I want it right here, right now, tonight on RAW!" "Who the hell do you think you are, coming out here demanding a match against Stone Cold? And who are you to interrupt me? I'm Vince McMahon - I'm the *chairman* of the World Wrestling Federation!" "Aw, Vince, would you PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP! I know exactly who I'm dealing with, and that is Mr. McMahon - a man who thinks that he owns the entire sports entertainment industry - a man who thinks that his millions and bilions of dollars makes him better than everybody else - and a man who thinks he's fooling people when it's obvious he's really wearing one of the worst looking toupees I've ever seen in my entire life! And I also know that you think that you're a genetic jackhammer. Well I don't know about that but one thing is for certain - you have definitely created two of the biggest SLUTS that the world has ever seen! The first one is obviously your precious little princess, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley... ["slut!"] ...and the second one is your brand-new, personal, private slut Stone Cold Steve Austin! But I also know, Vince, that you think that you can sing. That's right, sing, I know it's hard to believe, but I want everybody here to watch this. Straight from the 1987 Slammy Awards...performing 'Stand Back...' heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Vince - Mac - Man!" And here's that footage - you know, I doubt Jake Roberts is REALLY playing that horn. I'll bet Hulk Hogan *is* playing bass, though, but unfortunately we tune out just as his solo starts. "Now that's what I call entertainment!" "Where did you get that footage? Where did you find that footage? It was locked up in a safe - how did you get your hands on that footage?! I'll tell you this - I tell you this, you want your title match tonight...you've got it. Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa - whoa whoa whoa - oh I'm sorry - oh, I'm sorry, not the one all of you are thinking about - no, tonight you'll take on the Hardcore champion the Big Show, In This Very Ring. Tonight, we're going to find out whether RAW really is Jericho." CHRIS BENOIT makes his entrance here. "Jericho, I can't just - stand - BACK - and let you have all the fun tonight. Vince, while there's no doubt you're a great... ["Ben-oit!"] While there's no doubt you're a great, a very *diverse* entertainer...and since Jericho has a hardcore championship match agaynst the Big Show tonight, well, the only match that would be MORE entertaining, the only match that the people would want to see more would be ME against Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF title!" "Since when are the two of you experts at entertainment?" "Experts? No - we're not the experts - YOU'RE the expert, Vince - and what these people don't know is that not only do you think that you're a great singer, well, you also think that you're a great dancer. Let's have a look - let's have a look." Various shots of Vince getting funky as I spy JYD and George Steele in the "band." Ross compares him to Tom Jones with the June Taylor dancers - and I sense a generation gap - nay, CHASM. "Oh you think you're funny, huh? Come out here, embarrass me like that, real funny, I'll tell you what we're gonna do. All right, Jericho, you already got your one on one title match with the Big Show, so I'll tell you what we're gonna do. Benoit, tonight, here In This Very Ring, you get to go one on one with a 275 pound Rhyno. Oh not, but wait - wait a minute, in the interest of fairness, in the interest of fairness however, which one of you is the more impressive in your individual match - and I'll determine that - one of you tonight will in fact, after your individual match, face Stone Cold Steve Austin for the World Wrestling Federation championship. And I'll determine which one of you will be the more impressive of the two. Now tonight, we'll find out just who will have the last laugh." "Well it seems like everybody's already laughing at you for making a total jackass outta yourself..." "Hey Vince, don't get angry, just STAND - BACK!" And "Stand Back" plays again on the EntertainmentTron. Did Jimmy Hart get a cheque from this airing?




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.70
    Originally posted by thefraserman
      Originally posted by val123
      you are not a true wrestling fan until you have see this video


    Ugh, it annoys me when people say "You are not a true wrestling fan until you've seen this video".

    "You are not a true fan if you don't like Ric Flair."

    "You are not a true fan if blah blah blah"

    Shut up already. Seriously, I don't need people telling me whether I'm a true fan of wrestling just because I don't like what everyone else tells me to like. I like what I like.

    It gets on my bloody nerves.

    As for the video, I didn't find it funny at all.


What defines a "true wrestling fan"? A fan who's a smark yet buys every PPV? Those who groan at what will be, yet cheers for it in appreciation? Someone who knows all the stats on OWW by heart?

Sorry, I have to give you props for posting that really funny video (I'm surprized that Vince could carry the song, and the trumpet line of Beefcake, Savage, and Jake Roberts was gold.

I think I read somewhere that Hulk Hogan is a talented bass player... though I suspect he was also not actually playing in the song.

The dancing won it for me. Vince had charisma, even back there.



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    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    Who is that standing with JYD and Brunzell? George Steel should have been playing the cowbell, tho, cuz every song needs more cowbell.


That was that little punk Brian Blair. He plays the trumpet worse than Michael Jordan, er, Jackson.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
Coincidentally, WrestleCrap has "Stand Back"'s induction up on the site right now.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90

The sad thing is ... I could still see Vince pulling this off 20 years later.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.30
    Originally posted by i before e
    First of all, this is, what, a full 10 or 11 years BEFORE Evil Vince made his TV debut? Yet, the classic facial expressions are present, the comical, over exaggerated body movements are there, and those lyrics! How ominous and self indulgent! I absolutely love it!


When he was with the dancers, I noted his ass did tricks.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.89
I dunno, I think Vince usually can be pretty charismatic, but it just doesn't work here. I have never found bad singing and dancing to be something all that enjoyable, thus my decided lack of interest in American Idol.

But Macho Man on the trumpet is gold.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09
    Originally posted by Oliver
    I think I read somewhere that Hulk Hogan is a talented bass player... though I suspect he was also not actually playing in the song.


During the Road Warriors DVD they talked about when Hawk & Animal and a few other wrestlers were bouncers for a nightclub in the twin cities. They said that since they worked there, it would get Hogan and others to come out and that Hogan would play bass, but I can't remember in what capacity (jam band I can only assume).

As for the video, all I could think was, "Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit!"
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