Learning to break kayfabe
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Re: Save Us: The End Of The Golden Age
I just recently logged back on after some time away and found this...
I must say that I really enjoyed it. Sort of a walk back back down memory lane. I'm old enough to remember some of the old programs/feuds you've rehashed AND appreciate the subtle tweeks to history you've made. They are well done and you've really done a good job of recapturing the feel of the old shows. There weren't a lot of big-name matches on those shows and you've realistically captured how they used to book back then. The squash match format wasn't the most entertaining, but it did a good job establishing low mid-card and mid card guys and giving them some juice.
Programs were built by run-ins, promos and filmed segments. It actually built a good amount of anticipation for the actual match between two mid-card workers on the big card/PPV.
I think that's why your short recap style actually works in this diary. Full match write-ups really aren't necesarry for a squash matches and the like.
There are a few small things that I'm not sure about. Cage matches and loser-leave-town weren't normally shown on NWA tv; even on Saturday night. A lumberjack match on WWF tv would have been a pretty special event too.... That may be nit-picking.
Predictions.... (Bold indicates the winner)
SNM Event alwys started with the main event so:
HAKU VS ULTIMATE WARRIOR (WWF CHAMPIONSHIP) = 2 POINTS
MR. PERFECT VS HULK HOGAN = 3 POINTS
HART FOUNDATION VS ROCKERS = 2 POINTS (no turnbuckle break)
AKEEM VS BIG BOSSMAN = 1 POINT
EARTHQUAKE VS HILLBILLY JIM = 1 POINT
I predict Dynamite Kid will redebut and he and Davey Boy Smith will clean the Hart Foundation's clock after they get an ill-gotten win against the Rockers.
"I guess to be the man, I'll have to beat the man.
" Brett "The Hitman" Hart
"It's not just beating the man; it's STAYING the man!
" "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Monday Night Nitro....
"Ric Flair had me at WHOOOOOOOO!"