Don't really remember him. I know what he looks like and remember watching him, but honestly don't remember his gimmick or any of his matches. Got any recommended matches of his?
vs Giant - Fall Brawl '97
vs Ice Train - Road Wild & Fall Brawl '96
vs Ray Traylor - Nitro 10/13 & 10/20 '97
w/Buff Bagwell vs Steiners - Nitro 7/14/97
vs Eddie Guerrero - Clash of the Champions 34
w/Ice Train vs Blue Bloods - WCW Saturday Night 6/1/96
vs Goldberg - a number of times from 1998 - 1999
Other guys opinions, perhaps?
But yeah, I liked Norton's work. The true definition of a powerhouse in action. His tag team with Buff wasn't too bad, either.
Nah. Considering the only people I talked wrestling with was my brother and friends in my neighborhood. We were all kids so it couldn't have been some widespread thought process changing my mind. I just guess the lug did nothing for me at the time.
Good call. Vicious & Delicious were solid. Truth be told, while the match is fucked from a "psychological"/alignment standpoint, Norton & Bagwell worked well and nearly carried Harlem Heat to a tolerable match back at Road Wild '97. I say this b/c V&D legit worked the match as faces. They were over with the Sturgis crowd and it was straight out of bizarro world. Harlem Heat still sucked, but V&D put the effort in.
I liked Norton a lot. I actually became a fan of his during his 'blink and you miss it' run in 1993. He nearly decapitated some jobber with a clothesline and I was like "Whoa! That Flash Norton guy is awesome! He's going to give Sting a run for his money!" Then he poofed.
But I always remembered him, so I might have been the only person in the US who was excited when he came back in 1995. He remained one of my favorites until I quit watching in August, 1996. I haven't seen a ton of his stuff, and tbh, I was always afraid I'd turn out to be like the anti-Hayley in that I was a Norton fan back in the day but think he sucks now. Anyway, he came off as a not-to-trifled-with badass. Like he was some sort of brick wall on the move. I expected him to be a much bigger star than he was.
I was nerdy enough to write a letter to WWF Magazine in 96-97 giving my detailed plans for how they could beat WCW
One of my better ideas was to bring in Scott Norton. Norton/Bradshaw was my dream tag team at one time
My favorite Norton matches were the Ice Train series (I remember them being good hossfests, anyway) and Fire & Ice vs. Steiners.
Indeed. Very much the opposite. The only joy I had as a youngster watching Norton was when he kept coming out to destroy Ernest Miller upon all of his various call out segments. Nowadays I'm watching Norton in a montage of clubberfests and I'm digging it. Always knew he brought it in Japan, however his WCW work was a total blur. Glad that's changed.
I remember liking the Ice Train matches too. My reaction was after watching "those...weren't bad." b/c I walked in previously with my mentality that Norton was a stinker, mind you. Matches where they clubber for five minutes are generally always a win with me.