It’s been a while since I’ve actually sat down to write something. I’ve just been busy with life and its many distractions (some of them by surprise) in between attending shows, watching DVDs, and doing the occasional podcast with Steve, Finch, and company. So it’s about high time I talk about what I’ve been watching… and loving. (more…)
The debut edition of Ush and my show North South Audio, with special guest Johnny Pizazz!
Johnny’s our long time friend, and one of the best people we know to talk wrestling with.
Here we review Halloween Havoc 1990, a very odd show.
Featuring Better Know A Co-Host, the Special Olympics, crazy promos, Pizazz’ Stan Hansen, Ush’s Flair, Territory Ribs, The Black Scorpion, disguises for the sake of disguises, Ask Johnny and Ush, a Classic Clip montage, One Sting … TWO STINGS?!
And what better subject matter could we have for our debut show than The Great American Bash 1989?
Featuring ALL the promos, star ratings galore, Ush’s Funk, NWA memories, the debut of a future murder victim, HERVSTER, the Dynamic Dudes and their frisbee, Ush’s Bob Caudle, Sid, wrestling is SO GAY, Ush’s Terry Gordy, female viagra no prescription THREE Ric Flair Classic Clips, Who’s Dead (with intro music), and much more!
Burnside’s longest layoff from UNR ever is finally over, and we’re buy now viagra back with a jam-packed show.
Featuring Meltzer Talk, TNA News, Hardcore Justice, Tito’s actions / head, Rampage, Sabin compared to Daniel Bryan, TrueCar.com, ROH’s 100th Sinclair Episode, Michael Elgin’s commercial, Kevin Kelly creeping everybody out, Lethal and Strong as hosts, A BRAND NEW FEATURE, Twitter featuring Mrs Burnside, and much more!
Featuring all the promos (and there are many), SHOOTIN’, some of the worst booking you’ll see anywhere, what Van Hammer was doing, Ush’s views on Kidman, Who’s Dead, Hogan’s rampage and planning ahead, Scott, two Classic WCW Clips, Ask Ush & Troy, and much more!
Brian and I give you all the Sabinside details on a note-worthy episode of Impact!
The TNA Podcast, Hogan goodness, the Justice Coin, a NEW voice over guy, more X-Division than you can handle, a bizarre brawl and bizarrer kidnapping, one big main event result, TWO How Bad buy pfizer viagra online Can It Gets (fair and balanced viewpoints), and much more!
Featuring THREE Classic Clips from WWE’s past, thoughts on the current product, close decisions and can i buy viagra dissent, previews of what’s coming up, all the polls featuring YOUR picks for the Best and Worst, and much more!
(James Earl Jabronie Voice’s over video that contains (in no particular order) bright white light and rays of sunshine, volcanoes spewing lava, rosary beads and crosses, time lapse footage of blooming flowers, sun shining through the US flag, the founding fathers, JFK, Martin Luther King, and the moon landing.)
James Earl Jabronie: “It is irony in the purest sense, this ceaseless cycle we call mortal life that we cannot truly inspire until we expire. Two thousand and thirteen years ago a man…His name…Jesus Christ. His words…20 centuries and counting and still revered. In that time humanity sought another. That search ended not with a boom, but with a birth. August 11, 1953…a prophet, a healer…a fighter foremost ,but a lover through and through. August 11, 1953 a mold was formed when a Terrance Gene Bollea entered this world. Soon that mold will be irreparably broken as the legend that beget that man, Hulk Hogan passes onto a path not travelled since the son of god himself. His matches, his celluloid classics, his unmatched oratory abilities and his twitter prose shall live and inspire generations, but physically HE will not. Tonight we celebrate Hulk Hogan. A real American. And an unreal ideal to which we must all aspire.”
(Fade to black)
(Cold open with a live rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings as performed by a children’s choir and several x- division wrestlers and gut check contestants mid-ring. The ring apron and turnbuckles are red and yellow and the ring ropes have been replaced by feather boas.)
Tenay: “Hello and welcome one and all to a very special edition of TNA Impact. As you can see this is not our usual carefree joie de vive style open…”
Tenay: “Tonight we will celebrate the last Impact appearance of the terminally ill Immortal Hulk Hogan. Now Hulk isn’t here yet, we understand he’s attending several meetings and is expected to join us later in the program, but we will have reflections from TNA luminaries, and negotiations are ongoing to speak to several of his colleagues via live telephone interview as well…and Tazz some of these names have worked and DO work for another company.”
Taz: “Well don’t be keepin all the tasty jelly beans for yourself Tenay, spill em!!!”
(After “Preeeev-ious-ly on Im-pact Wr-eeest-lll-ling” segment, EARLIER THIS WEEK Hardy is shown entering Hogan’s hospital room. Brooke is asleep in the chair next to the bed.)
Hogan: “Ssssh. Keep it down, brother, she was up pacing most of the night and needs her rest. It’s good to see you, Hood Ornament.”
Hardy: “Good to see yew, Hulkster. These are fer yew.” (Shows Hulk the two dozen red and yellow roses he brought).
Hogan: “Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you, brother. Positive flowers from a positive dude, life after life. I dig that. How’s everything goin’?”
Hardy: “It’s bad, Hulk. Aces and Eights are plannin’ something big, I ken feel it. Aries and Roode are runnin’ rown completely unchecked, and Bad Influence are matchin’ em step for step. What they did to yew Thursday…”
Hogan: “Kaz and Daniels. … Brother, I thought I’d body slizzammed the worst of the worst, but those haters are operatin’ on a whole other hate level, dude. And the fact that they co-opted Jimmy Hart, that’s almost too much to bear. They’re so steeped in the negative that bad feelings and illness permeate all their relationships. Even our relationship to them. They’re draggin’ me down a path of darkness, and I don’t want to follow, but my feet ain’t listenin’ brother.”
Hardy: “I’mma so sorry this is happening to yew, ‘specially naow. Yew’ve always believed in me, even when ah gawt busted fer that private pharmacy ah had goin’ under mah stairs. Let me try to set things right, Hulkster. Yew ken sign a match with Bad Influence fer that burial plot they stole out from under yew. It’s well within yer power. All our contracts have that personal property clause. I ken get it back for yew. Just give me a chance.”
Hogan: “I am so happy and grateful for your thoughts. They’re truly worthy of you, brother. But there’s two of ‘em, Jeff. Shift your awareness and see the truth. The blackness of their hearts make them what I consider to be the most dangerous tag team on the planet. Who’ll stand beside you?”
On the eve of another ROH pay-per-view, we’re back with a full preview of Border Wars 2013 and Sunday’s television tapings. We also recap the latest minor technological disaster that was Supercard of Honor VII, including Jay Briscoe’s title win. All that plus visiting wrestlers, weird manager stuff, and Brian throwing down the gauntlet for UNR’s Rick Finch!
(Video showing the entire roster and many early arriving fans giving blood before the show.)
Tenay voice over: “Earlier today hundreds of Impacters and Harbeson, Delaware residents alike donated both red and white blood cells to help find a cure for Hulk Hogan who was poisoned several weeks ago. For details on where you can mail your blood, please visit ImpactWrestling.com.”
Keneley: “….we’re on. ……Mike, I, ….you’ve gotta …I’m… not…”
Tenay: “…don’t look …at me… so …weak…”
Taz: “Useless. Looks like once again I’ve gotta do everything round here, sans catering of course. Folks, my white as a sheet colleagues here donated way too much blood an hour ago and are thus the quivering puddles of suck you see now. You idiots are doing way more to bring down this travelling sideshow than Aces & Eights are.
Truck guy, just throw it to Hervey. I’m sure he’s violating somebody’s personal space. (To Keneley and Tenay) Eat the damn cookies they gave you.”
(Cut to Jason Hervey and cameraman following Sting)
Sting: “What am I doing to find Hulk Hogan’s poisoner? Well I’ll tell ya, it’s called the direct approach.”
(Sting kicks in the door to Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan’s dressing room only to find Morgan and Ryan both already layed out on the floor.)
This led directly into what the world now knows as Up North Radio.
Fast forward to February 2013, when they tried to do it again. Here is Week 1 of the storyline “Hulk Hogan Has Five Weeks To Live.”
Todd Keneley: “I do not know if I will ev-er get used to those fire-works. Hel-lo ever-y-bod-y and wel-come to Im-pact Wres-tl-ing. I am Todd Ken-el-ey, here with the Pro-fess-or Mike Ten-ay, and the hu-man su-plex mach-ine, Taz.”
Taz: “I’ve gotchu on a real short leash tonight, Keneley. I’m telling you, tonight could easily end with you diggin’ your own grave. Unmarked of course.”
(Todd visibly gathers himself)
Keneley: “We are com-ing to you live from the Orval Faubus Municipal Refectory in Caulks-ville Arkan-sas, and the wres-tl-ing fans in at-tend-ance are all think-ing a-bout our belo-ved com-mis-sion-er who is near-ing the end, Hul-k Ho-gan.”
Mike Tenay: “You said it, Todd. Hulk Hogan’s collapse last week during the christening ceremony for Madison Rayne’s baby shook us all, and made the doctor’s prognosis all too real. (Continued as voice over as video pack plays) Even Aces and Eights thought better of their plan to turn the proceedings into a melee, and went so far as to escort the ambulance to the local hospital on their motorcycles.”
Taz: “Mike, don’t mistake our kindness for weakness. That would be a mistake. Hulk still represents TNA, a diseased animal we intend to put down. But that doesn’t make him any less a legend in this business. The Aces and Eights have a time and a place for everything, and our President himself made the call.”
Keneley: “In-ter-est-ing de-vel-op-ments to be sure. And Brooke Ho-gan has ass-ured us that Hul-k will ad-dress the fans la-ter to-night.”