Originally posted by gobbi_di_merdaI thought the Headbangers were relatively young? Why would one have retired and the other just be wrestling the Indies? From what I remember (and this was a period when I had lost a lot of interest in wrestling) the act was pretty over until the Bangers were jobbed out left, right and centre to the Godwinn's and an over-the-hill LOD. Why were they let go by the WWF in the first place?
Because Mosh wasn't over, and Thrasher was obscenely out of shape.
Thrasher doesn't need the money, he and his wife got a settlement from the Atlanta Braves when his wife got hit by a baseball.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Originally posted by svt4realI miss roaddog and bily gun as a tag team there where great road has some of the best mic skills!!
and what is indies?
Indies are the hundreds of wrestling promotions which are NOT the WWE. Basically, once you get a TV deal and start getting more mainstream, you arent considered an "indie" anymore. I don't think there's any other official designation other than that. If you are really into the pro-wrestling scene, checking out local indie promotions in your area would probably be a worthwhile use of your time and money. I've been to a few, and while mostly it is like a 1st grader's drawing as opposed to WWE's Disney-esque production quality, theres usually good action, good stories being played out, and smaller, more intense crowds.
David Spade teaches us an Important Lesson:
Joe Dirt: So you're gonna tell me that you don't have no black cats, no roman candles, or screaming mimis? Kicking Wing: No. Joe Dirt: Oh come on man. You got no lady fingers, fuzz buttles, snicker bombs, church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zippity do das, or crap flappers? Kicking Wing: No, I don't. Joe Dirt: Yer gonna stand there, owning a fireworks stand, and tell me you don't have no whistling bungholes, no spleen spliters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistling kitty chaser? Kicking Wing: No... because snakes and sparklers are the only ones I like. Joe Dirt: Well that might be your problem, it's not what you like, it's the consumer.
Well, you could say that (Owen) getting bumped down from #2 main event level IC champion to forgotten Nation flunky to Blue Blazer was a gradual punishment. It certainly wasn't a promotion.
I actually heard he was punished, because, when he was tagged with Jeff Jarrett, he refused to do an angle where he would try and seduce Debra McMichael. I guess he didn't want his kids to think he was being immoral to his wife and their mother. That's why he had to become the Blue Blazer again. Vince has always had a history with that. I guess that's why Adrian Adonis had to dress like a woman, and Dusty Rhodes had to wear yellow polka dots.
Now not that I think anyone cares about them but I saw the Vilanos on Portland Wrestling... And by the way... oh yeah it's quality... high quality... If I mute it then it isn't so bad... but the Heel stable, the Army of Darkness, it looks like a bunch of Nu-Metal rejects, a luchador, and managed by a large guy who is wearing a mesh shirt, and thankfully other stuff over it.
Still it's good to see a J-random citing of a mid to low card guy on a local wrestling fed.
On the plus side the local sceen has gotten better from the predominately 40ish paunchy guys.
"That's why he had to become the Blue Blazer again. Vince has always had a history with that. I guess that's why Adrian Adonis had to dress like a woman, and Dusty Rhodes had to wear yellow polka dots."
And yet the Blazer was scheduled to win the Intercontinental Title on the night Owen died. AND they were monkeying around with bringing the Blazer back before Owen had anything to do with Jeff and Debra. I don't think there's a lot of credence to that story.
So I shouldn't believe everything I read re: Gangrel being in the UK, though I know he has been very recently. Apparently, on the same tour Luna Vachon was either refused permission to leave the US or enter the UK - not sure which or why. Can anyone throw any light on this?
My vote for Best Jericho-ism Ever (and there have been many outstanding ones): "Mankind, the only reason people bought your book was because they heard you died at the end." I don't think it gets much better than that. :)