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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
After another good show last night, I started wondering how much stuff the WWF can put on Confidential on Saturday nights to keep it interesting. I mean, they got "lucky" (I hate to say it like that) as they had the death and career of Davey Boy Smith to show this week, but soon they are bound to run out of material. What kind of stuff would you like to see the WWF put on the show? I realize it will always have a WWF-biased spin on it, but here are some ideas:

History (and death) of WCW and the WCW Title.
A recap of the Monday Night Wars.
Classic WWF footage (they have a huge library, and don't need to devote time to recapping like Excess did, why not show some classic matches from the 60s, 70s and 80s?).
Race in professional wrestling and if/why it is an issue.

That's all I can think of right now really.

(edited by TheBucsFan on 2.6.02 1120)


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#2 Posted on

Due to the fact that it's always going to be a WWe work, they can take the puff pieces, even the ones (like HBK) masquerading as a shoot, and stick 'em.

But there is one thing I'd like to see that would work in that context: show classic matches and matchups using that "Classic Sports" format, intercutting present-day interviews with the participants. That'd be cool.
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Something I am hoping becomes a part of this show is some type of where are they now sort of thing. Where the WWE can intro retired or wrestlers who have passed away to these newer fans. Other basic things could be taken from this concept:


  • Everybody sees the Big Show, but how many people know the lineage of the monster in WWE?
  • Hell in the Cell is the latest in the line of brutal feud ending gimmick cage matches.
  • A match that made a teen's career: The MSG Snuka cage match. (The one Foley talks about)
  • Hollywood Blondes: Greatest Tag-Team to never get a fair shake?


This is from 10 minutes of brainstorming. I don't think the WWE will ever run out of info for this show. They can make up all the history they want for the stuff, because as far as a majority of the viewers will know it's the truth to them.



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#4 Posted on
I'd like for them to talk about how they spend their time. My understanding is they get to the arena about noon on TV days. What do they do all day? Is it planning matches? Also, I'd be interested to hear about people who are tight behind the scenes that maybe we didn't know about. This might be tough because of face/heel issues, and I think it's only to a limited degree that they're going to break kayfabe. But who travels with who and that sort of thing (and does the guy traveling with Stasiak check for tape recorders)? There are other issues I'd like to hear the workers explore, like if they had moral concerns about getting into such a violent business with so many young fans, as well as how much they read and tip off the sheets, but I don't have much confidence in the WWE's ability to let them speak candidly about this stuff.

On Saturday's show, did HBK say he's a born-again? A person's faith, or lack thereof, is his business and nobody else's, but I must say that was interesting (though not a total shock). Also, anyone else feel uneasy about the WWE promoting something about Davey Boy so soon after his death? Mean Gene talks like it is Dateline or some other cheesy TV-magazine show, but you know they're never going to turn the cameras on themselves and acknowledge that maybe the WWE's expectations had something to do with Davey's problems. Did they really care about Davey Boy Smith a month ago?



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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by shea

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    But there is one thing I'd like to see that would work in that context: show classic matches and matchups using that "Classic Sports" format, intercutting present-day interviews with the participants. That'd be cool.



I agree, Shea, in that I also would enjoy watching the stars of yesterday wrestling in their prime, in the format that you suggested. Speaking of showing classic matches, I remember Vince McMahon once said in an interview that he was toying with starting a "Wrestling Classic" type cable station, similiar to the ESPN Classic Sports channel. I have no way of knowing how much serious thought he has given to such a project, but I know I myself found it intriguing. Since Vince now owns the WCW library in addition to decades of WWWF/WWF/WWE footage, there would be no shortage of material to fill time slots. The questions, though, are is there a large enough audience to support such a network, and would such a network create an over-saturation of professional wrestling on television, thus causing more harm than good to the main product. It would be interesting to hear what those here think about such a project.

Anyway, steering this post back on-topic, I personally like the direction "Confidential" seems to be taking. It reminds me a lot of ABC's "Wide World of Sports" when they would do those "Up Close and Personal" segments on the athletes. I look forward to more "Visits to the Stars' Homes", "Before They Were Stars", and "Where are They Now" segments. Just my opinion, of course, but since the enjoyment of professional wrestling is so tightly tied into caring (at least to some degree) about the individual performers, I think this program will have a very positive effect on the overall product. Perhaps future segments could include "A Day (or week) in the Life of Wrestler X" showing how he/she juggles a schedule of travel arrangements, weight-lifting, script run-thrus, show performances, etc.; segments on the various non-wrestling positions with WWE (referees, commentators, agents, wardrobe, photographers, etc.) and the people who work those jobs; a story on the writing staff (how various members of the staff got into the business, where they get inspiration for plot lines, "sitting-in" on a staff session, how they feel about "competing" with the other WWE program [RAW vs Smackdown] etc.). Again, just my opinion, but these are segments I personally would enjoy viewing.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
They have a world of stuff to put on that show, they will not run out of ideas if they use it to create a buzz, plain and simple.

Talk about the week Russo and Bischoff came back and Mike Awesome jumping ship. Tazz winning the ECW title from him - what it's like for Awesome to have to work with the same guys he stabbed in the back.

Chris Benoit wins the WCW Title and leaves town. Have him tell us why - along with commentary from the other 3.

X-Pac was a player when both WCW and WWF were headed to the top. I'm sure there's a story there.

They have more than enough guys to talk about ECW over the course of 4 shows...

That's just tipping the iceberg, they'll be fine.




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#7 Posted on
Where are they now segments? Are you nuts? Vince would never create that kind of bad publicity for himself.

Half of the workers that leave the WWF continued wrestling, many continuing on today. Hell, Jimmy Valiant still wrestles around my area on a rather consistent basis, and he's over 60.

I swear, damn near all of those "Where are they now" segments would show the wrestler, haggard, sad looking, posing for pictures in a gymnasium. There would be exceptions, true, but not enough to change the rule.



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#8 Posted on
As long as they ditch those "fans impersonate wrestlers" segments, I'll watch the show with my finger off the fast foward button. It's stuff like that which I file in the "OK. Will they associate me with that if I confess to being a wrestling fan?" segment of my brain.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

    Originally posted by shea

    But there is one thing I'd like to see that would work in that context: show classic matches and matchups using that "Classic Sports" format, intercutting present-day interviews with the participants. That'd be cool.



Haven't they done this before? Was it on the early life of Sunday Night Heat? I remember they did one with Mick and UT on the Hell/Cell from Pittsbrugh.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
Haven't they done this before? Was it on the early life of Sunday Night Heat? I remember they did one with Mick and UT on the Hell/Cell from Pittsbrugh.

Yeah, with music videos and stuff.

I think they tried it not long after Smackdown! started, in the fall of 1999 if I'm not mistaken. It was interesting - but since most of the classic WWF guys were in WCW at that point I'm guessing it was tough to do.




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#11 Posted on
    Originally posted by Rex
    I'd like for them to talk about how they spend their time.... What do they do all day?


Earth to Rex: You don't think they're REALLY going to show you what they REALLY do all day, do you? You're going to get some fey, scripted "day" that has zero to do with anything approximating reality.

PS to Trineo: Hollywood Blondes! Bro! That would be so great -- Imagine getting to see that "wind the camera & film" gesture again.

PPS: It's funny how even though HBK got religion, it didn't prevent him from taking one more cheap shot at Bret. Shawn, you're such an ass.

(edited by shea on 2.6.02 1634)
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#12 Posted on
I'd like to see the History of Andre the Giant.
Bobby Heenan and his stable vs Hogan
A show on the IC and tag titles would be kinda cool as well.



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#13 Posted on
You wanna spice things up?

Hire Tony Schiovane to scream "It's a Shoot!"

Then Vince Russo could walk around trash talking Hogan.

(edited by Lexus on 3.6.02 0014)


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#14 Posted on
I love the show so far, and I thought the Bulldog tribute was nicely done.
On another thread, I posted some ideas for the show. I think there are limitless concepts for the show. These may seem like reruns if you read it:

The backlash of the Sgt. Slaughter/Iraqi angle
The steroid trials
Ric Flair showing up with the "Real World Title" in the 90s
The beginnings of Raw, when it was in that small theater
A worst angles segment including the Gobbledeegooker, Nailz, Saba Simba, LOD with Rocko and other wrestlecrap
The career of Yokozuna, Dino Bravo...or any other greats, I suppose
Why Demolition jobbed to Tenryu and Kitao.

(edited by Parts Unknown on 3.6.02 1216)

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#15 Posted on

    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    I love the show so far, and I thought the Bulldog tribute was nicely done.
    On another thread, I posted some ideas for the show. I think there are limitless concepts for the show. These may seem like reruns if you read it:

    The backlash of the Sgt. Slaughter/Iraqi angle
    The steroid trials
    Ric Flair showing up with the "Real World Title" in the 90s
    The beginnings of Raw, when it was in that small theater
    A worst angles segment including the Gobbledeegooker, Nailz, Saba Simba, LOD with Rocko and other wrestlecrap
    The career of Yokozuna, Dino Bravo...or any other greats, I suppose
    Why Demolition lost their belts (and credibility) to the unknown Tenryu and Kitao



Not to nitpick...Demolition never lost their titles to Tenryu and Kitao.



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#16 Posted on
Thanking you for pointing that out as it saves me from doing so. Not to be a dick but how could a wrestling fan ever think Demolition lost the belts to Tenru and Katio. By the time they fought on PPV(Wrestlemania 7) the Demos had unfortunatly already lost most credability. Once ax left leaving Smash and Crush(probably a better team tandem skills wise as a young Brian Adams was not that THAT bad to watch as is today) by the time Rumble 91 came around i had basacially given up as demos as a threat as did most.

Just a thought



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#17 Posted on

    Originally posted by HarleM HeAt
    Thanking you for pointing that out as it saves me from doing so. Not to be a dick but how could a wrestling fan ever think Demolition lost the belts to Tenru and Katio. By the time they fought on PPV(Wrestlemania 7) the Demos had unfortunatly already lost most credability. Once ax left leaving Smash and Crush(probably a better team tandem skills wise as a young Brian Adams was not that THAT bad to watch as is today) by the time Rumble 91 came around i had basacially given up as demos as a threat as did most.

    Just a thought



Not to be a dick?
Sorry to anger you with my insolence, O Lord of Smarkdom. How could I possibly forget details from an abscure match at Wrestlemania 7? *grovels* I'm worthless! I'm not a true fan in the sight of the great HarleM HeAt!
Dude, I was just writing out a quick list of crap I personally would like to see some details on. If it makes you feel better to slam me for making a mistake, go ahead but it only makes you look like a cock.
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#18 Posted on
I agree. you look like a cock.



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#19 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
    I agree. you look like a cock.

This seems incredibly ironic coming from "The Amazing Salami." After all, a salami is rather phallic in its shape.





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#20 Posted on
I was made for irony.

And to answer your question...depends on if it's sliced or not? So, sometimes yes, sometimes no.





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