The W
Views: 180244906
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
22.4.17 1719
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Happy 20th Birthday, Monday Nitro
This thread has 4 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(492 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (4 total)
It's False
Scrapple
Level: 151

Posts: 6147/6155
EXP: 43128233
For next: 168343

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 2224 days
Last activity: 607 days
#1 Posted on 4.9.15 1228.59
Reposted on: 4.9.22 1228.59
20 years since the Monday Night Wars started!

There was just so much cool stuff about this show, not the least of which was the unique Mall of America setting. Man, it'd be great to see an NXT show set here.

The other big memories:
-The Pillman/Lyger opener
-LEX LUGER puts the screws to Vince McMahon, which he will regret in about six years
-Scott Norton shows up out of nowhere; immediately gets into a brawl with Randy Savage
-The amazingly ill-advised Pastamania!
-The show-ending face-to-face between Hogan and Luger. Oh, that "I am TIRED of playing around with KIDS!" is one of the most underrated bridge-burning quotes ever.

Any other big memories of this landmark show?
Promote this thread!
lotjx
Scrapple
Level: 129

Posts: 4274/4785
EXP: 25006979
For next: 42742

Since: 5.9.08

Since last post: 1707 days
Last activity: 1545 days
#2 Posted on 4.9.15 1250.08
Reposted on: 4.9.22 1252.52
I remember all the hype leading up to it. It was pretty strong and then I was shocked when Nitro was added to the TNT show ads they do. My initial reaction from what I vaguely remember Lex being there was odd. This was prior to my internet days, insert CRZ snide remark here, so I had no idea he quit WWF. I just thought it was more odd than anything else. The confrontation at the end was big. Sadly, it really didn't lead to Hogan/Lex or the MegaPowers vs. The MegaBros.

As much people shit on Lex or WCW booking, the look Sting and Flair had on their faces when they see him is nuts. It was great to have a guy who was a former Horsemen and former Sting Buddy come into that match. Whoever wrote that was a genius.

(edited by lotjx on 4.9.15 1250)
SKLOKAZOID
Bierwurst
Level: 90

Posts: 1572/1821
EXP: 6980408
For next: 208228

Since: 20.3.02
From: California

Since last post: 1718 days
Last activity: 847 days
#3 Posted on 4.9.15 1833.38
Reposted on: 4.9.22 1835.33
Huh, and I was just at the Mall of America today. Weird timing.
griff
Summer sausage
Level: 47

Posts: 371/429
EXP: 762358
For next: 3851

Since: 26.2.04
From: Chester, England

Since last post: 1885 days
Last activity: 1857 days
#4 Posted on 5.9.15 1444.40
Reposted on: 5.9.22 1447.06
Sadly missed. The first two years, anyway.

Nitro did SO many things right in the first year; I still love to watch some of those early episodes back.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Hogan would "give his left arm" to get back into wrestling
Next thread: 2015 PWI 500
Previous thread: NXT #295 9/2/15
(492 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: WCW Power Hour: January 30, 1993 - WCW Saturday Night: January 23, 1993 - WCW Worldwide: January 23, 1993 - More...
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Happy 20th Birthday, Monday NitroRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2024 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.231 seconds.