So I was taping Raw and flipping between Yankees/Orioles and Colts/Broncos when who did I spot on NBC during a commercial break?
Tough Enough's Hawk.
He was on this "reality show" Meet The Parents. I tuned in at about 9:45, so it was almost over and the Dad was about to cut the three candidates down to two. I've never seen this show so I don't know if it's different every week or how many guys they started with, but the girl seemed to be connecting with Hawk. But dad vetoed the big lug and it seemed like mom and daughter wanted him to stay. There was a near tearful farewell and the mom told Hawk to believe in himself and pursue his dreams and that when Hawk made his big wrestling debut, mom would be there ringside. Maybe somebody has been recapping Hawk's efforts, but I was suprised it wasn't talked about anywhere. The new Torch featured four pages of minor league indy fed crap (six if you consider TNA the minor leagues), and not a mention of Hawk's prime time network efforts.
edit: sorry, it's called Meet My Folks
(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 26.8.03 0234) "Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from "The Tao of Bobby the Brain Heenan" Uncensored 2000 preview
"As long as the check don't bounce, I guess he's okay with it!" --Former All Pro Giants LB Harry Carson on Bill Parcells joining the hated rival Dallas Cowboys
Hawk has become one of those "actors" going from reality show to reality show. He was also on The 5th Wheel and Totally Busted, which is a Candid Camera-like show on the Playboy network. He was on that show thinking he was doing another reality TV audition.
Another real unfortunate thing is that he just might have won Tough Enough. I mean, it would have been a real longshot, but he was interesting, and the trainers seemed to like him. Besides, he was on during the unfortunate Season 2, and look how those managers, I mean, up-and-coming wrestlers, have turned out.
Yeah, there was something in, I think, Entertainment Weekly some months ago that mentioned Hawk in passing as trying out for a show -- what was the show that was about who was the hottest person in America? That one. I don't think he made it on TV.
Originally posted by jivesoulbroAnother real unfortunate thing is that he just might have won Tough Enough. I mean, it would have been a real longshot, but he was interesting, and the trainers seemed to like him.
I dunno -- it looks like he's found his passion, and it ain't wrestling.
How does the analysis change when you use actual number of viewers watching? Isn't there a difference between how cable ratings are calculated and how network ratings are calculated? Would that mean that more people are watching smackdown now than raw?