Originally Posted by WOOLCOCK
Look at Angle, he's a wrestling machine, we best appreciate him because he's a real wrestler unlike any of us. INTENSITY.
@ Memphis and Mid South. Proof that chaotic booking can work wonders in embracing the fun that is wrestling whilst also allowing for smart build and constantly delivering a satisfying payoff in the ring. Lawler/Funk feud is beautiful, the Dutch Mantell feud in '82 has arguably a top 5 studio angle ever with Mantell cutting one of the best promos in history in between, Duggan/Dibiase in Mid South and how they make on paper the most convulted gimmick match ever actually make sense in the context of the feud.
I think you'd love the Dundee/Koko Ware Scaffold match on youtube. Dundee is a former construction worker and circus assistant so is billed as a man comfortable with heights and it plays into the match with the unfamiliar Koko being more aggressive to win the match. The scaffold is scarily thin and lightweight yet they're beating the crap out of each other with Dundee taking numerous close shave bumps from the scaffold and busting out visually impressive and smart spots to incorporate the structure of the scaffold into the match.
The only major programs I really in tune with from both are Lawler/Dundee & Duggan/Dibiase. Working my way into knowing both territories better. Feel it's a must with myself being the wrestling aficionado that I am. Although, I'd have to try harder than simply picking random episodes I stumble upon via youtube. Sole fact I'm able to find Mid-South is great. Been trying for years, but I knew about the bs Watts had to put up with and as to why you could never find any.
I recall you posting it. Didn't take a look at it even though I should. If I grew up digging Koke in the WWF. I'm more than certain I'll have to enjoy his work as a higher card worker getting his due. The layout of the match sounds tremendous. Sole fact they incorporated Dundee's background like that is
Legit marked reading that. That's excellent storytelling. Makes a gimmick like a scaffold match seem as if it is the best gimmick ever. (even though in the 80's it really was the height of it. Thanks to the Crockett's, I'm all over how huge that match played out in some markets.)
Ooooh now I'm getting excited just talking about it. I love southern territories. So. Damn. Much. If only I had the cash and outlets to start my own wrestling promotion. You'd swear it would be 1986 again. I'd probably try to hire Jim Cornette just so I'd have the best chance of making the decent into time possible.
EDIT ~ oh hello there, Seabs.