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texasranger9: I got a question about Sting. I didn't watch much in the mid-90's, how would you compare Sting then to John Cena now?
 
Cena was getting a lot of comparisons to a young Sting when he first arrived to WWE in 2002, but those days are long gone. Sting, despite being referred to regularly as “The Icon” and “WCW Franchise Player”, ceased being the top dog in the yard in 1993 once his feud with Vader finished up. Hulk Hogan arrived in 1994 and completely revamped the entire WCW picture to be booked around his wants and whims; something that is absolutely impossible to imagine in John Cena’s WWE of today.
 
Hulk Hogan is the better reflection of John Cena. The Hogan character was exhausted, and well past its prime. The fans were growing tired of him, and in the “smarter” arenas he was getting noticeably booed. The babyface schtick was completely transparent, and it was getting to be insulting. Like Cena, a change would have done Hulk Hogan a lot of good, and given the character the shot in the arm it required to stay fresh. Whether or not this is ever going to happen with Cena is anybody’s guess; and whether or not it happened to Hogan is something I’m sure we’ll get the answers to by summer.
 
Sting has no current WWE equal, because he is a unique entity. A bordering on great worker depending on his mood, Sting was a staple because you knew he’d never turn his back on the fans, and the fans had a deep admiration for him. Someone else mentioned it was because he showed vulnerability; a willingness to fight, but he wasn’t invincible. He could be conned by smarter wrestlers because he simply needed to trust everyone, which was both his downfall and what made him so popular.
 
BigDaddyLoco: Is the only reason Hogan is missing is because of Thunder in Paradise?
 
Missing, but not missed. Actually, graves9 is correct, Santa With Muscles, Assault on Devil’s Island, and other nonsense of that ilk were keeping the Hulkster busy. Blunder in Paradise was done between his WWF and WCW stints.
 
Stefonics: Would Hogan have been more successful or less successful with a full head of hair? I say less because the balding mullet created the visual that he was always an older guy getting his ass kicked by big fat guys, which absolutely worked in his favor in terms of sympathy. The balding mullet also worked for his heel turn as he automatically became a mid-life crisis guy holding on to past glory, even though that past glory didn't exist since he was always bald.
 
Stefonics, I love you man.
 
In case it wasn’t clear nobody watched WCW Prime, Johnny B Badd is STILL in the opening credits despite being 6 weeks into his WWF run.
 
CHRIS CRUISE and DUSTY RHODES are so excited about the Lethal Lottery that Cruise might just need to check his pants for urine stains! Dusty also promises to address the Sweetwater Boys. I have no idea what the hell he’s talking about.
 
DISCO INFERNO vs. ALEX WRIGHT
 
Disco lives!! We haven’t seen him wrestle since the March 25 edition of Nitro, where unspeakable things happened to him that make me wish they’d just sent me to the hole to live with Andy Dufresne for a month. We did learn a few weeks ago that Disco will take part in the Lethal Lottery, teaming with one Alex Wright. How can they possibly co-exist when they have to wrestle tonight? This is a serious moral dilemma that can only be worked out here, on Prime. Dusty calls Wright “The Wonder Kid”, because the only German he’s comfortable with is slow smoked and served with sauerkraut. Fans chant “DISCO DUCK” which inspires Wright to use the European uppercuts. Belly to belly for Disco. Slingshot splash is blocked by Disco’s knees. A sidewalk slam gives Disco a 2 count, and more importantly, a world of confidence. Not that it matters, Wright hits a German suplex with a bridge and wins at 4:29. *
 
“LIFEGUARD” STEVE COLLINS vs. BUDDY VALENTINE
 
YES! This is the reason we watch WCW, don’t kid yourself. Even Dusty picks up on it, stating whoever wins this match is going to brag about it for the next 3 months. Buddy misses a chop and his boobs jiggle wildly. The Lifeguard is fantastic, he’s about 250 pounds of rock solid flab, and wears swim shorts instead of wrestling tights. Valentine hits a dropkick, but Collins comes back with a bunch of lefts. Backdrop sets up a top rope clothesline. Northern Lights suplex sees Valentine dropped on his head, and we have a winner at 2:17. A lifeguard is you. 1/2*
 
DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE is once again stalked by WCW camera people who really should leave the poor guy alone! Page is scalping tickets to the rodeo; but they’re tickets for yesterday’s event. The camera man calls this “a big disappointment”.
 
THE GIANT vs. THE INFERNOS (in a non-title match)
 
Lazy costumes at their finest; slap multi-colored stockings on a couple of guys, and wham – tag-team! Chokeslams for all. Giant wins at 1:26. DUD
 
BRAD ARMSTRONG vs. CHRIS BENOIT
 
Benoit tries to slap the mullet off Armstrong, but that fires Brad up and he applies an armbar. Benoit has no use for these secondary holds, and goes for a powerbomb, but Brad reverses into an armdrag. Benoit starts chopping away and I’m pretty sure we see Armstrong’s nipple fly into the 8th row. Hot shot knocks the wind out of Armstrong. Chris does a standing bow and arrow submission, but Brad won’t tap. Scoop slam sets up the swandive – but it misses, and Chris crashes face first into the canvas. Armstrong with control goes to the move he’s been waiting to use all match – the punch to the stomach! Benoit’s had enough of this and ends it with a Dragon suplex at 4:55. **1/2
 
 WHAT COULD THIS MEAN???
 
Let’s turn things over to conspiracy theorist redsoxnation to crack this code: Combining Blood Runs Cold with my deciphering of the dirt sheets, means that this is how they are introducing Big Daddy Cool Diesel. This is the type of brilliant creation that has caused WCW to be considered a visionary organization to this day.
 
I guess I’m having a hard time believing they’d bring in Big Daddy Cool without bringing in Boney M to play his entrance music, but maybe having bands cross-promote on WCW programming is the answer to complete wrestling domination, so I like where this is going.
 
COBRA vs. FRANKIE LANCASTER
 
Lancaster was still a couple of years away from taking more juice than Barry Bonds and collecting his Social Security. Dusty starts chewing gum and taunting Chris Cruise with it, who desperately wants a piece. Of gum. That leads to Dusty talking about his last trip to Louisiana where he ate “27 million calories” in one night, and I seriously doubt he’s exaggerating. Lancaster hits a backdrop, and nothing else. Cobra Clutch ends it at 2:52. Dusty listens intently to Cobra’s music after the match to figure out what the “Morris” Code is saying. DUD
 
So, before we get to the main event, I need you to know I am about to finish this last match in excruciating pain. I was heating up a beef pot pie, and retrieved it from the oven; however when I was transferring it to my plate it slipped. I instinctually grabbed for it as it fell, cementing my baby, ring, and middle fingers right into the middle of the pot pie. I doubt veteran pot pie eaters need me to explain that the centre of a pot pie is the single hottest substance on earth, and my hand is throbbing as a result. On the plus side, I did not lose my pie.
 
THE BLUE BLOODS (with Lord Steven Regal) vs. STING and LEX LUGER (in the Moo Match of the Week for the WCW World Tag-Team titles)
 
Apparently Fit Finlay’s been replaced in the Lethal Lottery by Dave Taylor, because Finlay’s banged up and his European Uppercuts need work. Fans chant USA to show that Robert Eaton who’s boss. Luger backdrops the Earl, and starts working over the shoulder. Sting comes in with a shoulder tackle that sends Eaton sprawling towards the fans. The heels regroup, while the fans chant insults at Regal that causes him to disdainfully turn his back on America further. Taylor tags in, and hits Sting with FOUR European Uppercuts! Jesus man, did he run over your dog or root against your soccer team? Eaton chokes Sting in the ropes, while Regal slaps him a few times. Sting starts his comeback, and the Bloods collide with miscommunication. Luger enters and runs both guys over with clotheslines. Regal interferes, but decks Taylor by mistake, and Luger Racks him at 4:51! It truly saddens me the Bloods aren’t given a bigger push, because Regal’s facial expressions are miles ahead of everyone else in the business.
 
And that’s it for this week. Keep the comments rolling in; and I’ll see you Saturday!




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.27
    Originally posted by cfgb
    COBRA vs. FRANKIE LANCASTER



    Lancaster was still a couple of years away from taking more juice than Barry Bonds and collecting his Social Security. Dusty starts chewing gum and taunting Chris Cruise with it, who desperately wants a piece. Of gum. That leads to Dusty talking about his last trip to Louisiana where he ate “27 million calories” in one night, and I seriously doubt he’s exaggerating. Lancaster hits a backdrop, and nothing else. Cobra Clutch ends it at 2:52. Dusty listens intently to Cobra’s music after the match to figure out what the “Morris” Code is saying. DUD



Lyrics to Theme From Cobra (source - classified):

dash dot
DOT DASH DASH
dash dash dash

dash dot
DOT DASH DASH
dash dash dash

(repeat)
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
And didn't Cobra become the fake Sting? FORESHADOWING!



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.84
    Originally posted by CEOIII
    And didn't Cobra become the fake Sting? FORESHADOWING!

What's a fake Sting? How are you seeing the future but speaking in the past tense?

It looks like they're brining Sewer Shark to wCw. Full Motion Video! Rail Shooter! My blood is so fucking cold, it's ice.

The Prime is Dusty's house, and lord be with anyone who tries to lay claim to Dusty's house while he's still in it. I think by this point, he's just interchanging "Bubber" and "Clubber" to describe the action and the wrestlers. And it's completely random. Dusty is a fun language to learn.

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.94
    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely

    Lyrics to Theme From Cobra (source - classified):

    dash dot
    DOT DASH DASH
    dash dash dash

    dash dot
    DOT DASH DASH
    dash dash dash

    (repeat)


Sounds ominous. Better have Sgt. Craig Pittman go tell Hogan to be ready to come save us whenever this menace reveals itself.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
    Originally posted by cfgb
    “LIFEGUARD” STEVE COLLINS vs. BUDDY VALENTINE

    YES! This is the reason we watch WCW, don’t kid yourself. Even Dusty picks up on it, stating whoever wins this match is going to brag about it for the next 3 months. Buddy misses a chop and his boobs jiggle wildly. The Lifeguard is fantastic, he’s about 250 pounds of rock solid flab, and wears swim shorts instead of wrestling tights. Valentine hits a dropkick, but Collins comes back with a bunch of lefts. Backdrop sets up a top rope clothesline. Northern Lights suplex sees Valentine dropped on his head, and we have a winner at 2:17. A lifeguard is you. 1/2*


I had to dig this up and see this for myself Click Here (youtube.com). Buddy Valentine hit a dropkick, Lifeguard almost kills Valentine with that sloppy looking suplex. There is not a whole lot of things I enjoy more than watching jobbers collide. A 1/2* is a tough rank, they clearly needed more time.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.98
    Originally posted by cfgb
    I guess I’m having a hard time believing they’d bring in Big Daddy Cool without bringing in Boney M to play his entrance music, but maybe having bands cross-promote on WCW programming is the answer to complete wrestling domination, so I like where this is going.


A Boney M song I had completely forgotten about, I probably last heard it as a 5 year-old in the 70's. I don't think it quite works as an entrance theme though.

If Big Daddy Cool was coming to WCW, surely WCW would just call him Vinnie Vegas again? That was his well established character, and that's who I recognized him as when he appeared in WWF.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.20
    Originally posted by Stefonics
      Originally posted by CEOIII
      And didn't Cobra become the fake Sting? FORESHADOWING!

    What's a fake Sting? How are you seeing the future but speaking in the past tense?




I thought Barry Windham was the fake Sting, and that was like four years ago, man. *wink*



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