The Observer's recap suggested Brian Knobbs. Which would kinda make sense, since Knobbs is known as a hardcore-style wrestler, and of course he's a close buddy of Hart and Hogan. Wouldn't make it suck any less, but ...
Didn't Hart manage the Dungeon of Doom? Which means they could conceivably even bring in Luger, the Barbarian, or Kamala ... geez, it just gets worse the more I think about it.
"I do have a degree in electrical engineering... from almost 20 years ago. Punchcard systems were just becoming obsolete, we had rotary phones in the dorms, and a modem was still a gizmo the size of a shoebox into which you squooshed the phone receiver itself. In short, we lived like animals.
The instant obsolesence is why I became a writer. The rate of punctuation in a sentence doesn't double every 18 friggin' months, and you never have some 22-year-old looming over your shoulder, shaking his head, saying "dude... you're still using adverbs...?"
Didn't Jimmy Hart manage Jerry Flynn as part of the First Family? Really, Flynn needs the exposure so WWE can snap him up and push that long-awaited renewal of the Goldberg-Flynn feud during HHH's honeymoon.
But seriously, of the people managed by Hart, the only one that I can see exciting some people is Terry Funk. For a regional buzz, what is Austin Idol up to?
I guess the guy would have to be a face, so that rules out King Kong Bundy and Kevin Sullivan.
I wouldn't have any problem if TNA brings John Tenta in for a one-shot. I wouldn't mind getting behind the big guy one last time.
But I have a REALLY bad feeling it could wind up being Ed Leslie, in one last desperate run.
LS: Alright, we hardly gotten any airtime and we still aren't over. Anymore ideas? GD: Can you stare at your hand and spin on your head? Or better yet, we can have you shilling HUNGRY MAN DINNERS! LS: That...is very disturbing.
The only person I can really fathom it being is Hulk Protoge Emory Hale. Anyone remember on WCW saturday nights the "Hale Warnings"? Oy vey!
They gotta bring these back!!!: "talk to the hand because the man don't understand." - "The Crippler" Chris Benoit "...and that is the LAST WORD." - "The Big Nasty" Paul Wight and of course: "Don't hate the playa...HATE THE GAME~!" - WCW World Champion Booker T
Damn! Last guy to add to the thread beats me to it.
Well, let's see who's been left off the list so far...
King Kong Bundy Leilani Kai Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Dory Funk, Jr. Jimmy Jack Funk Judy Martin Jacques Rougeau Raymond Rougeau Jerry Sags Mr. T Ray Traylor
Personally, looking over that whole list, I think it's gonna have to be Knobs. He's had the most serious relationship with Hart and Hogan in recent years (wasn't he the president of the XWF?), and most of the other names mentioned were career heels. Would it make sense to have Honky Tonk Man come in to stick up for Hulk Hogan after all these years? Not really. I just hope the rubes don't have their hopes up...bringing in a Nasty Boy isn't going to have the effect that I think TNA is looking for.
If it's 5 segments that make Ryder look like a losing, whiny punk that doesn't deserve a title shot, I'd say last night was no favor. YMMV. Sure, he 'deserves' a shot based on his previous adventures with Ziggler, but that wasn't this show.