Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Feb 2013
Re: MONDAY NIGHT WARS CLUB: Monday January 13th 1997
Watching Nitro now. I am going a little out of order. I watched Raw and Nitro from the night after the rumble and it was a ton of fun especially because that Nitro was so darn awesome.
I like the two segments where Giant has tried to get at Hogan. The second one really made me laugh because it is like Giant is just hanging out and chosing opportune times to bust through the door and try to get at Hogan. Haha the second attempt was virtually no better than the first. Also love imagining all these guys just smoking stogies in the back, without at TV haha. Not even watching Nitro.
Harlem Heat were fucking awesome. One of the coolest tag teams ever and the Heatseeker was a great special move. I am also surprised at how over Hacksaw was in both of these episodes I've watched. It just goes to show how smart the WCW crowd was. They are smart enough to cheer for the coolest thing wrestling has seen in years with the NWO, and still wrestling savy enough to cheer Hacksaw Jim Duggan as he represents the old school. The WCW card was SOOOO deep here.
PAGE Diamond Cutter on Scott Hall was spectacular. Loved how Nash and Hall were wearing those ugly ass NWO sweatshirts. One was a hoody, one was not haha. WCW was probably making a killing selling these shirts in 97 and 98. DDP already had the crowd in his pocket before he put the shirt on. Then after the diamond cutter, the crowd exploded. DDP going through the crowd is just icing on the cake. Also love Dibiase so any time he is on screen it is enjoyable for me. Way too much good stuff going on during these Nitro's to not enjoy. It is almost as though WCW in 1997 was a mixture of WWF and WCW. Hogan, Duggan, Macho, Dibiase, Virgil, Nash, Hall. The list goes on of WWF guys converted to WCW. Combine all the former WWF guys with the brilliant wrestlers WCW already had and WOW. This is what you get. Possibly the best weekly wrestling on TV ever.
Last edited by MoneyInc; 03-30-2013 at 01:46 PM.