Come on -- The WWE had what -- three, four hours, tops to do a tribute to Hennig?
RAW did suck the big wazoo, but don't hit them for a Photoshop special in the time frame. I would expect at least something on Confidential, for sure, but I think you were a little harsh on them for that. Hell, that was the least of my worries for the show.
I mean, "The Show Must Go On" according to Vince was in full effect last night -- HLA, VKM's ass... yeesh.
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Im with Keith on this one. It wouldnt have taken them any time for them to announce on the show his death and give him the salute. at least have JR or the king mention it. But maybe they did something at the live show that didnt make it on the air.... was anybody there?
I'm with Bullit on this one. There was no point in them revamping the show to include a rushed together, over the top tribute when they could wait and put something worthy of the man together during the week.
A poorly done tribute would have attracted a hell of a lot more flak from all quarters, particularly if it was aired on the night of his death.
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I don't think a 10-bell salute or someone during the course of the show mentioning "Hey, that Hennig guy is dead, he was super cool, yo." is asking too much of the promotion. I'm looking for something with actual FEELING behind it, rather than the usual antiseptic "Throw up a cheap graphic and the Show Must Go On" nonsense we always get from them.
Originally posted by rockdotcom_2.0Im with Keith on this one. It wouldnt have taken them any time for them to announce on the show his death and give him the salute. at least have JR or the king mention it. But maybe they did something at the live show that didnt make it on the air.... was anybody there?
if he was a current active performer, like owen was, i would expect something more, not a whole show, but something more.
he was not on the active roster, so i expected at the LEAST an opening graphic about it.
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I expected a still-image/slo-mo footage montage of Hennig smiling with the Vince voice-over talking about his life, family, wrestling accomplishments, etc. But I cant hate on the pre-show PhotoShop either. I'm sure we'll see a tribute on Confidential soon. The guy has been in and out of the WWF/E since like 1982 for crying out loud.
I'm sure WWE will do something on an upcoming show, but Hennig is all over their website. The photo gallery when you go to WWE.com is a real nice touch. Like Scotsman said, Hennig had a great cock. Despite his reasons for leaving the company, I don't think he really burned any bridges during his career.
I'm a Hennig fan and I'm more then okay with what they did on Raw. I mean this came totally out of left field and adding that they are on the left coast and all, they really didn't have time to do much more.
I do think the full 10 bell salute and the full roster showing their respects should be left for someone passing away while in the current roster. And lets pray to God, we don't have to see that again.
I'm sure they are going to do a tribute on Confidential like they did with Davey Boy.
I got to get this off my chest. Curt Hennig just died does it really matter how many times Jim Ross or somebody drops his name during a broadcast. Or if it's a still picture or a slow-mo footage at the opening, get your priorities straight. None of that stuff is all that important, one of my favorite wrestlers died and I'm saddened, they brought it to our attention and that's all they needed to do. Seeing people nit pick over stuff like that reminds me going to the funeral and noticing and caring on who brought the best flowers.
Originally posted by CerebusYou know, you just said 'Hennig had a great cock'. This a typo, I hope?
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I'm with rikidozan - he wasn't a member of the active roster so that's really all you should expect from the WWE. I would speculate that MAYBE by next weekend's "Confidential" something could be put together and aired, but we won't be seeing Hennig on TV on SmackDown!, that's for sure. (Of course, I could check the spoilers before I make such a grandiose statement of potential jackassery but naaaaaah)
You guys do know that they went on with the show at the State Fair in Brandon on the day Hennig died, right? To a crowd of around 300 people no less. If that show can go on then I wouldn't expect Vince to make any changes to his either. In fact I don't expect any kind of video tribute for Hennig on Raw or Smackdown. Like many of you said, they will probably devote a Confidential show to him.
The start of this was "Scott was wrong to bash WWE for not having a tribute video on Raw because it was short notice, they'll definitely have something on Smackdown". They didn't have anything on Smackdown. I hadn't said anything about it, though I constantly wonder why people expect better out of a company that has shown no reason to provoke those expectations.
I did hear they'll have a tribute segment on Confidential or something.
Originally posted by PowerPB13I constantly wonder why people expect better out of a company that has shown no reason to provoke those expectations.
They've given pretty nice tributes in the past, pretty recently actually. Now I know they obviously havent done anything like that for Hennig yet, but I'm not sure I see why it was wrong for people to expect them to.
Expectations for WWE in general are rather inflated, given their recent history. Of course, when you've got a huge roster of some of the best talent in the world, I suppose it's only RIGHT to expect a blowaway show each time out, but they seem unable to produce that.
And if you add in all the draws they had to set up the series - it was a lot more than 8. Just for the record (from the matchlist I have for the tape of the entire series. God bless questionable VQ tapes.) 1) Nitro 3/23/98 - Time Limit Draw 2)