Home, just waiting on Rock to start Survivor Series 98, can't wait for this show
I'm excited! 8 pm sound good for Survivor Series 98?
I rushed through the whole work day haha, I don't think I've seen this show since it aired, I'm stoked for it
Are you so excited?Are you so excited?Are you so... scared?
This is Russo's masterpiece.
I've had no caffeine pills! Drugs are bad, Lisa Turtle!
ROCK TURNS HEEL AND JOINS THE CORPORATIONAlso, Shane turns heel and screws AustinHBK is *not* the mystery opponent. It's GillbergSPOILERS
My favorite part is the TBS logo on the screenshot because OF COURSE there's a TBS logo on the screen shot
Wonder if Booker T pays these guyss royalties?http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_T._and_the_MGs
He's mastering those titties something fierce
DEADLY GAME! It's a deadly gaaaaaaaaame...
TELL ME you did not just say that.ZANATUDE, I"M COMIN' FO' YOU, NAGGA
What theme music would you give Andre the Giant?
Ric Flair is throwing hot fiyah at Bret Hart is this shoot interview.
The Russo Swerve (that worked) that launched a thousand more Russo Swerves (that didn't).
Yeah the best that Russo ever did. He tried that in WCW with Mayhem 99 but that shit flopped badly.
That three months between Summerslam and Survivor Series felt like a year of good tv.
People are claiming that we mocked Michael Jackson, but we're accepting of Caitlyn Jenner. Um, Michael Jackson wasn't transitioning to a woman, he was just overdoing it on the surgery.
Ric definitely spent more money on spilled liquor than Bret ever drew in his life. Which isn't exactly a compliment.
I read that as "hot fish"
Bruce Jenner also had no accusations of child molestation.
Too soon, Tito.
He was a perverted asshole. That false equivalency can take a flying leap.
Oh hush Ray Charles.
Wait Michael wasn't trying to become a white woman?
"I begin and end every creative meeting with one word - logic. And bro."
What'd I say?
WEEEEELLLLLLL, IT'S ANDRE THE GIANT!
Hot Sundae should've been HUGE.
Fuck it, I'm moving Survivor Series 98 up to 7:45. If someone's late they just miss multiple three minute Bossman matches.
I gave Jesse a Hot Sundae once
I bought a 40 ounce for this I'm so excited haha
Hilarious aside about whether Owen Hart was on his way out or not: Bossman had TWO matches in the tournament and Owen Hart had none.
This avatar can never change. Ever. Fuck that's awesome.
Wait, Michael wasn't a white woman?
I just wanna hang with Johnny Dakota.
Not until after the Thriller album
Yeah I was looking for a new one and found this. Just some random person who drew it. Marvel should pay him for it and use this on a poster.
"And went from being a cute little black kid and died as a white skeleton robot.'
Either way, isn't it a matter of personal choice? The freedom to be the person you want to be?
Gotta be someone from deviant art
Owen didn't even get a match on the entire show!
THERE'S NO HOPE WITH DOPE
That's really at the heart of the matter. If Michael Jackson truly was a child molester ON THE INSIDE than who are we to prevent him from being happy?
He had that good shit
Just straight up Bud Light, it's 1998 tonight, gotta get high school drunk
I don't even think I could find that here lol
BullshitThank God Brandon Tartikoff saet me right
If he survives he's gone by the time the Radicalz show up I think, just like the rest of the 98-00 guys.
"... He's more the homosexual pedophile type"-- the greatest Weekend Update joke Norm ever told
I don't understand why ESPN is giving him an award for courage. That just seems silly to me.
What are you drinking then, and don't say Bud.
I wanna see a brock vs Cena vs owens 3 way at mania. Owens can throw him up for the power bomb, throw him at brock in mid air, and have brock catch him into a release German.ALL THE NETWORK SUBSCRIPTIONS!
My cousin drinks that stuff. He'll always get a big smile and say he's gettin himself a "fo'dee of Oldee"
Steel Reserve homie! Or Colt 45
Bud Light lol, it's the only 40's I could even find at the metropolitan market
If he truly was a child molester, wouldn't we have heard an avalanche of claims against his estate after he died, as happened with Jimny Savile?
I drank Busch Light or Hamm's in high school. Both ran for about $8 for a 30-pack in '97-'98
Jason Statham says he'd "absofuckinglutely" play Bond.
I dunno, Jericho and Benoit might have pushed to deep him around.
Well, perhaps he just died an unhappy man?
Why not just get a sixer?
I wanted to find Natty Ice but they didn't have any unfortunately
I think they'd take his spot honestly.
It was hilarious that he was caught on camera backstage at Judgement Day. "I'M RETIRED"
Eh, I think Owen would have stuck around if he wanted to. The dude was still incredibly over as the Blue Blazer just gauging by crowd reactions in late '98/early '99. Also, he had a place in the tag ranks in a worst case scenario.
Because I wanted a 40, I haven't drank a 40 in forever this is going to be fun
Pretty sure he was worked to death, so there's a good chance of that.
What I need right now is for all you reasonably fit, somewhat in shape, Blog of Doom boneheads to keep the noise down while I go play NCAA14 football.
Plus I don't think either exactly had the sway to keep him around.
That's a drag. And another classic from being a high school drinker.
Well, duh.Pretty sure dude would rock that shit.
Colt 45 is awful. Like the MD 20/20 of beer.
Worst case, Owen could've transitioned to a commentary role. The dude could've been the next Ventura/Heenan. The KOTR '96 show saddens me in that regard as Owen was great all night.
But while Owen was protected, Bossman jobbed twice.
All work and no playing with small children makes Jack-o a dead boy.
But Billy Dee gets all the hoes when he drinks it!
But the whole point of a 40 is to drink malt liquor. OE or Magnum or Hurricane.
Gonna pour some out for your homies, yo?
My dad flipped his shit about the Idris Elba stuff.
Owen had great comedic timing. His career was done as a top guy by the end of 1997/early 1998 after Triple H beat him a zillion times, but he was a good midcard act and could've been a good manager or broadcaster eventually.
Just hit the corner store/ you know what I'm looking forrrrrrrr/St. Idessssss
He getting a shot at Bond?
Billy Hamilton just beat out the throw on a grounder to 2nd
Was Jenner abused as a child?
This man gets it. The point of a 40 is to get fucked up for like $3
I don't think that would have worked. What makes KOTR so great is how unnatural Owen was at it. He was so anti-charismatic that he was magnetic and you can't really sustain that in a regular gig. Sooner or later you stop being charming and start just sucking.
Yeah I don't like malt at all, I'm a vagina in all areas of drinking except whiskey
The Whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away....and I'll be okay.
Somewhat in shape? Dad body all the way here, son.Ncaa peaked for me with 2005. Its still one of my all time favorites.
There's a new Monday show on Lifetime with a shitty title, "UnReal," that takes place behind the scenes of essentially "The Bachelor"...and shocker, it's actually quite good. At least the pilot is, it's comedic and produced by someone who worked 3 seasons of the actual show.
I didn't really get that vibe, but to each their own. Compared to today's garbage he was brilliant.
Less so every year!
It keeps getting rumored, then people freak.
He always went out and tried to make whatever stupid thing they gave him work. Shame he seemed to stay in the doghouse during the Attitude days.
I just watched that a couple months ago, and he was so awkward it was kind of awesome. To each their own, their own though.
Well, I actually meant your dad. Figured the Elba thing was unrelated.
And pushed to keep him after Montreal. Still, I that as soon as his contract was up he was off to WCW (if it still was around) and then follows Jarrett to WWA and TNA. Or just retires.
He'd still be alive if Vince wasn't petty and let him go to WCW (not that WCW would've done anything with him).
We can shit on Russo, but this 1998 season of PPVS has been the best year since they went monthly. Even the bad shows are kind of fun.
That's getting into the era where Vince stopped letting any commentator be any good too.
Yeah, I can buy this scenario. There really wasn't much for him in the WWF by 1999 as he couldn't work with Austin and he'd been relegated to such a lower position on the card.
It's interesting to watch because, while 98 was Austin's year, so far every single PPV I've seen Rock's had the better match
Eh, why not. it's just an ESPY, and might as well acknowledge a step in social change
The Big 5 pay-per-views that year were really fun in some ways (Rumble was probably the worst of the bunch). The B-level shows were really all about the main event. In some cases like Over the Edge that was awesome, but others like Judgment Day and Rock Bottom fell flat.
The Saved By The Bell talk earlier now has this stuck in my head: http://youtu.be/WswaEdmBFKQPUT YOUR MIND TO IT, GO FOR IT!
Austin had the first two months locked down. Rock vs Faarooq was awkward for everybody involved.
Pour out a Little Liquor!!! Thug Life Babaaayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBons6TRxic
I thought 1998 was a pretty shit year for WWF PPV.
Austin had better matches at WM 14 and Over the Edge, but yeah, your point stands.
Survivor Series is the end of the awesome WWF run from 1997-1998. The last month of 98 really falls off a cliff.
No one likes it, but a 40 of Hurricane is $.2.25 and it's 8%.
I count the seasons as from April PPV on. So 1998 starts with Unforgiven. So with that said, yeah Royal Rumble 99 was easily the worst of the bunch lol.
Here's the message that I'm sendin' to you! You can do what you want to do!
I meant in the live watch, I should have been clearer.
I'd love that, actually. Dude seems born to play that role, but I'm a fan so I'm biased.
Plus King of the Ring.
I haven't watched the whole year, but especially in the summer once the Dude Love program was over, HHH/Rock owned every PPV handily
Oh for sure. Fully Loaded and SummerSlam they stole the show (assisted at SummerSlam by Austin nearly KO'ing himself in the first 3 minutes).
Same with Steel Reserve. But some shit you can't find everywhere. I happen to live in the hood so...
*looks at clock**looks at Rock**looks back at clock*
Nah, Rock-Shamrock in the finals is much better than Austin-Kane
Rock/Shamrock > Austin/Kane
I missed SBTB talk...in the words of Heel JR talking about leaving the Falcons for a toga - "IT'S CRAP!"
It blows 97 away. God 97 PPV was bad.
Flair just said some interesting things about Rude. Said he was pissed off because he wanted a Sting like babyface push. Flair also said that Hogan was scared of Rude and that is why they never worked together. Apparently Hogan's words were "Rude is the Tasmanian Devil"
Ah, gotcha. I might have to review that show in a month as the Blog seems to want to me to go into 1999 (so help me...) and I'm not looking forward to it!
I'm so used to Bond having hair.
I love Austin/Kane though I'm probably fighting from underneath on that one.
OH MY GOD!! LOOK AT ALL THE FUCKING DOTS ON THE BAR! RUSSO IS HAVING AN ORGASM!!!
Hulk must've said Goddamn around him.
WOW, that's a lot of segments
Oh yeah, Rock Bottom was TERRIBLE. Debra stripping, the whole awful blunder of a Buried Alive match, Cole's awful commentary, Mankind getting a quasi-Dusty finish, etc.
Yeah, he's from Seattle. I don't think they even have a "hood" there.
Yeah, Owen said in an interview in late '98 that he was just gonna let his contract expire and get out of the business.
Ken Shamrock, nobody thinks you're winning, hush up.
It's hilarious when you know what to look for. Bored Road Dogg, frantic Billy Gunn running to the ring hopping on one foot. It's incredibly badly laid out but fun to watch.
Without Bret-Austin, the WWF is almost unwatchable in that period.
"Cuz it's a deadly gaaaaaame!"Wow this song is frightfully out of place.
Would've been better without the first blood stipulation IMO
The Raws were getting better though. The PPV's out side of the Summer ones sucked.
Wrestling the way it oughta be, bro.
I think the Debra stripping stip was the highlight of the PPV. Not in the perverted puppies way but the stipulation added TONS of heat to what would have otherwise been standard midcard fare. The crowd was into every move during that match because of the stipulation. Match was good too.
Look at all the white ones that don't even have a red one to close it!
Eleventy MILLION signs
The 1999 Rumble could've been saved by one simple tweak: Vince stays at #30 and does commentary the whole match. You can keep Austin in there the whole time and still do the same finish they used and it comes off a million times better. Instead, they had to get too cute with it.
Raw was amazing in 1997 but they didn't have the depth to put on good PPV's.
Royal Rumble 2005 is karma for Vince pretending here tonight.
Anyone know when his contract was to expire?
DID YOU KILL OWEN HART!!!???!!!!??I still can't believe I watched that.
I don't think I rated the match highly, but I think that's because it loses something in retrospect when you know how the Debra stripping thing turns out and you aren't 13 anymore. Still, it does have tons of crowd heat.
Mankind in a tux.
It's like Spartacus. We ALL killed Owen Hart.
Didn't those early TNA shows also have guys in penis costumes and midgets masturbating in trash cans?
Early TNA, like 2002, there was a segment where Roddy Piper called out Vince Russo and straight up asked him if he killed Owen Hart.Then the Harris Twins showed up and escorted Russo out.
Austin had a broken neck and Rock was only about 3 years in.
Hope they paid the insurance on that tux.
Owen would have wanted the show to go on.
A midget pulled a gun on Jeff Jarrett once!
I remember all the rumors about how the "mystery opponent" was going to be HBK
I thought corporate stooge Mick was a great character.
I love that Boss Man won't shake his hand, hahaAnd that crowd is full of kids in masks, Foley's level of beloved is good now, after the finish tonight though...skyrocket
Shit, that's a Friday night party at my place.
Lol, what the hell
But courage? Man, we are just throwing that word around these days
Damn, Natalie Martinez.
Poor Mick getting pep talked by Vince into getting demolished by the Outlaws at SummerSlam was tremendous.
That was wrestling at the time. Vince tried to run an incest angle with his own daughter.
Seriously, I will never question WWE for how they handled Eddie's death again after that shit.
GILLBERG!!!! With AMAZEBALLS music!!!
I had no idea Jim Cornette was working with OVW again.
Well, I've never really seen many action movies, but if the trope that I've come to know about action movies applies here, then it probably expired on May 24, 1999.
This music is great! What the hell?!
Gill just LOVING his entrance video.