DRIVERETTE 9/2/2008! DUSTY RHODES~ATSUSHI ONITA~STAN THE LARIAT HANSEN~!
Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:16 PM
BACKSTORY: The Muldoomstone clan celebrated the acquisition of a Wii by having the Rasmussen brood over for a cook out. Muldoomstone gets the Rasmussen Fat Boy CookOut Highest Possible Rating for not only having the divine Hebrew National "The TRUE LIVING GOD of hot dogs" hot dogs, but also having the bacon and cheddar Bubba Burgers- which I couldn't figure out if my taste buds or my Superior Vena Cava would explode in delight first. We held up our end by bringing the ace in the hole- ice cream cake. After eating, I swear it was like Thanksgiving. Me n MulDoomStone sat on the couch, watched WWe 24/7 and tried to not doze off from the 3 pound of unfettered beef we had just consumed. It was awesome.
THE WRESTLING: It was the Labour Day Weekend so I watched a lot of wrestling but didn't write about it. It also threw off the LIVING DRIVERETTE schedule, but hopefully we will have one up tonight depending on if the kids are up for it. I'll quickly highlight what I watched since last we spoke.
- Man, AWA goes to 1985 for one day and that day is Christmas Day and it not only has Marty Jannetty making a Keving Kelly match totally fine, it also had the frickin hellraising Stan the Lariat Hansen vs Rick Martell title defense. Hansen throwing the chair into the ring in a psychotic rage and Rick Martell MATCHING HANSEN'S STIFFNESS was the highlight. The next day, it was back to the shitty 1990s AWA. Ah, but to dream of endless Martell title defenses....
- I watched the 7/12/2008 Lock-Up because I was driven from the living room and I also wanted to see Onita in 2008. He was really fun beating the shit out of Kanemura- who unbelievably bled like a stuck pig for his old MEN-TOR. Onita still brawls like a motherfucker.
- I just tapped into DVR stuff so I'm just past the Awesome Kong match. I like how they dealt with the Gail Kim issue so matter-of-factly. I like they decided to book their way out of it by making ODB look suddenly stronger and threat to Kong. I don't know if ODB has the chops to carry the fued but the brawl was pretty fun- even if buttpunching was a little unsettling.
- We watch Dusty Rhodes give the weirdest anti-horseman promo. What the fuck was the "20 Martians Coming Down From Outer Space" all about? Every now and then Big Dust should have probably reeled it in a little. The Jimmy Boogie-Woogie Man Valient promo was also galactic in that there isn't enough room for he and Paul Jones in the same GALAXY. Boogie would have to kick Paul Jones' ass at several times the speed of light and thus FLASH into a bearded mass of pure energy; pure energy that will randomly throw out tidbits about hanging out with Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne backstage before penetrating the very fabric of the universe with a video of he and biker people set to "Fire Lake" by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. It was an eventful barbecue.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:19 PM
The highlights of what I watched
--Chavo Guerrero/Tatsumi Fujinami from 1980 at Shea Stadium was probably pretty state of the art for 1980. Tope by Fujinami got a real nice pop.
--1980 or was it 81 matches with Dusty Rhodes vs. Tiger Jeet Singh and Hogan & Hansen vs. Inoki & Backlund were both fun. I pulled a DEAN and fell asleep 2 min into the second match so I had rewatch the next day. Hogan taking high back bumps for Inoki's kicks to the backs of his legs was fun. Hogan in Japan is actually fun.
--I'm maybe halfway into the Michael Modest shoot interview. The story about the cross country trip w/ Manny Fernandez and the stripper in the hotel room story is gold. It directly led to Modest's one & only USWA match. You have to hear it so I won't spoil it.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:25 PM
Funny you should mention Jimmy Valiant. Much to my enjoyment, the beloved ESPN Classic replays the UWF on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8AM. The Sunday ep played a Jimmy Valiant promo that reminded me of the ones he'd cut about the Paul Jones army that would start off all nostalgic, random, and drug addled yet gradually became deadly serious in nature when it came time for Jimmy to mention just how badly he'd maim Jones should he get past T-Joe Khan.
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