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I don't think this has been posted. I searched and didn't find it. The site tomzenk.com is back up. But it seems it is minus the great commentary that was the most popular part of the site. It still somewhat covers his career though. Hopefully he does write his book that he talked about at one time.



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I don't wanna read a book by Tom Zenk...there is enough bitterness floating around among wrestling oldtimers already. If a guy like Dynamite Kid, who was legitimately one of the greats of his era and wound up in a wheelchair, can still have a positive outlook, I've got no time for Tom Zenk and his crying. The fact that he never really mattered in either the WWF or WCW should show him that it's not a matter of promoters not giving him a fair shake, but more likely that he just didn't have it to be the star that he thinks he should have been.
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Yet they thought enough of him to give him a big money contract in WCW. At least he actually got out of the business instead of embarrassing himself at indy shows all over the country like a lot of ex-wrestlers.

When three of his best friends are dead, he probably made the right call by getting out when he did.

I never read in his commentary's where he complained about his position on the cards, he more called out people on what they did to others and what's going on now.
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    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    Yet they thought enough of him to give him a big money contract in WCW. At least he actually got out of the business instead of embarrassing himself at indy shows all over the country like a lot of ex-wrestlers.

    When three of his best friends are dead, he probably made the right call by getting out when he did.

    I never read in his commentary's where he complained about his position on the cards, he more called out people on what they did to others and what's going on now.



I hate to feed the notion that you and I only respond to each other in efforts to contradict one another, but come on, Fuel. WCW have a lot of guys big money contracts. That isn't an endorsement of their worth.

Personally, I don't see what good comes from Zenk going on and on about Triple H's skinny legs and how Trips has a small wang. Those are the only things I like about Hunter.



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I just thought that the notion that Tom Zenk never mattered as a wrestler was a tad unwarranted. He was good looking, a good talker, a good physique, and a good wrestler.

I found his columns to be entertaining because he had no agendas and just spoke (wrote) his mind. I thought he came across as extremely cynical, not bitter. It would be bitter if he was one of these guys that are always trying to get back into the business but can't. He's completely removed himself from it and that just makes him like any other columnist. Just one with the experience to see through the cons of the current wrestlers/management.

It doesn't really matter now because he probably got sent a nasty legal letter from someone and that's why all the columns are gone.
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I'd concur if he said things that were relevant. But like I said, he went on about Trips small wang. There's no validity to that statement. Then he goes on about how he should be brought in to knock steph up and foster the next generation. That doesn't sound cynical, that sounds sort of bizarre and pathetic from a man in his forties. And that was just one of many irrelevant things he picked apart.

I'm not saying he never mattered. But did he matter more than, say Billy Gunn does today, who has earned steady wrestling paychecks for at least ten years now? Billy was part of dX, who, for all my hatred of them drew more money in two years than a gross of Zenk's best days. Does that mean I have to find Billy witty ten years from now if he thinks some top guy's cock is too small? Talking about people's marriages, alluding a lot to DDP's personal life, he takes all these shots and it's just not valid stuff. And it makes him look like a moron in my opinion.



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With Zenk, I think it was all about the attention. When he did those interviews on WOL a few years back he got everybody talking, people were showing interest in him, for the first time in 8 or 9 years. Then he did those columns and he became a cult voice for the burgeoning anger by the smarts against WWF backstage politics. He, had to of course become more and more shocking to retain this, ummm status, amongst his followers as time went by.

It worked for awhile, but eventually it became redundant bullshit. I have grown to hate HHH, Steph, and Vince as much as the next guy, but Zenks obsession with the trio went from entertaining, to juvenile, to dull, to disturbing quite quickly.





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