Thursday, June 11, 2015

Remembering the Dream

While Scott works on his piece for the Sporting News, here is Chad Campbell's memories of the American Dream and what he meant to him as a fan and his legacy as a star, hero and role model in the wrestling business.

21 comments:

  1. Dust(y) in the Wind


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfaa0Sjczik

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  2. Hard Times: top 3 promo of all time.

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  3. Where do you rank his 8/94 promo asking Dustin to be his tag partner? That one gives me chills still.

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  4. I'll be completely honest, I'm not too familiar with that promo. I'll watch it after work based on your recommendation. As I've gotten older, Hard Times has struck a nerve with me big time, now that I have a wife and a house and a child on the way.

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  5. Yeah for sure. Iconic.


    Definitely watch that promo, so good and so emotional. Looking forward to your thoughts.

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  6. James M. FabianoJune 11, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Not to be a cynic or anything, but I wonder what Scott will say, given that Dusty was a source of mockery and sometimes frustration in his classic rants. Then again, so was Warrior...

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  7. That one is crazy awesome.

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  8. You should drop what you're doing and watch it now. Best one he ever did.

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  9. It's an amazing promo - and it touches a nerve in a way similar to Hard Times.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGG1QGU1VEg

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  10. It will strike a nerve in a way similar to Hard Times.

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  11. Is the 'doo doo is good for you' promo on Youtube? Can't seem to find it at the moment.

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  12. The guy was hard to watch in the ring most of his career and could be a tyrant as a booker, but I think Scott can appreciate his promos and sometimes announcing career above all else.

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  13. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 11, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    The review of the shoot interview with Dusty Scott posted earlier wasn't exactly bursting with praise.

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  14. Wow, very powerful. The way he connected with the audience was amazing, and the proof is in that promo.

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  15. Dusty is definitely more appreciable in hindsight than at the time. Over time you remember the really sterling promos and angles, and generally forget that at his worst he was ALL over Crockett TV dominating EVERY segment, seemingly. If he wasn't talking, then the person who was, was talking about Dusty.


    Also, a lot of Dusty's appeal is more toward adults than children. I can't see a lot of kids really getting invested in the "Hard Times" promo, at least to the extent that a blue-collar adult of 1985 could.

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  16. Power_of_Hogans_HOF_RingJune 11, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    With apologies, as this might not be the best place, I wanted to drop some positive feedback to the ptbnation. I'm very rarely near a cpu on Fridays, so I usually miss your post here, and I want to do this now before I forget, because I'm already a few weeks behind with it:
    The two podcasts covering the NWA in 1988 were two of the best podcasts I've ever heard - not just from the PTB, but ever. Up there with my favorite Cracked, Radiolab, TAL & RBR episodes.


    (As an aside, given the sad news today, I hope no one involved feels any kind of guilt over those discussions. Judging a creative man's output for, what I'm sure he would admit to, a rough couple of years, is not the same thing as judging or slagging on what's important about a man. As Dusty told HHH, "Bookin' ain't easy, kid." He knew, he rested, rebounded, and did great creative work again, but this also is not a judgement of the man. The man, it would seem, tried to atone for some of the mistakes he made with his children, and from interviews, seemed to have good relationships with them, at least to an outsider looking in. That's what's cool about Dusty the human, which I think we can all agree on. Examining booking has nothing to do with that.)


    Back to the subject, the ppv draft was also unbelievably great stuff. I had a blast sitting in my cube, cheering on certain picks, booing others, and waiting to see if some of the more obscure ppvs I loved would get chosen. Of the three close to my heart that I generally feel are under-appreciated or love for sentimental reasons, two were chosen

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  17. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback, really means a lot to all of us. So glad you are enjoying all of the content we are providing. Makes it all worth chugging along!


    I actually just finished a written piece breaking down that whole PPV draft pick by pick... should be up soon so keep an eye out.


    Thanks again!

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  18. Yup, so great. If you have never seen the 8/94 Clash tag and the 94 War Games match, check those out too. Great heat.

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  19. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 11, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    "A computer took yo place, dadday! That's hard times..."

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  20. I also love the one where he goes to a redneck bar to get the Nasties to join them for War games. Wish I could find it somewhere.

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  21. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 12, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    He wrote that in like 2000. Though why he'd post it today as a tribute of sorts I'll never know.

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