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Quote #162

"Sid powerbombed La Parka on a bag of popcorn" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #163

"In his infinite knowledge of how to play babyface, Dennis Rodman said in front of a crowd of 99.9% white guys from South Dakota that once you've had black, you will never go back. The crowd didn't like that" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 09, 1999

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Quote #164

"WCW World Wide debuted on Ch. 5 in England on 7/30. Hudson and Larry Zbyszko do the commentary with special commentary that is geared towards England. They tried to introduce fans to the product and listed who the champions were, saying Savage was the World Champion (don't ask why). The show then ended with Nash holding the belt and defending it against Sid (from Nitro) with no mention of Savage as champion. It was then announced Savage would defend against Hogan on the next week's episode" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 09, 1999

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Quote #165

"Sting (said) he's been turned on four times by Nash over the last year and every time they went back to making them buddies again" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #166

"If Bischoff ran things, Wally Pipp would probably still be playing first base for the Yankees"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #167

"Hennig was getting over with the 'Rap is Crap' entrance music so what do they do? You guessed it. They gave him new entrance music that will never get over" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote # 168

"Hennig pinned Grunge. I've got no idea how because the cameras were somewhere else, and nobody cared enough to explain what we didn't see" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #169

"Savage did an interview. The previous Thursday on Thunder, Savage promised to reveal who drove the Hummer and introduce a new bodyguard on Nitro. He did neither, nor were either even brought up" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #170

"Gene Okerlund protested about the great Chad Brock coming out with his tone trying to get a face pope for the name. Fans booed Brock anyway" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #171

"Make sense out of this. (Bagwell vs. Norton) Miller came out with his red shoe. Onoo hit Bagwell with a briefcase but Bagwell kicked out of the pin. Miller jumped in the ring and Norton clotheslined him. The ref then ruled that Bagwell won via DQ, I guess because Norton clotheslined a guy not in the match who was already in the ring" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #172

"Chad Brock sang" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #173

"Sting beat Nash with the scorpion deathlock after ref Johnny Boone was beaten up and Scott Dickinson heard a submission. Nash's lips never moved and he didn't tap. Maybe he's a ventriloquist" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #174

"Savage did an interview. He tried to play face. He talked about running for President but mostly made no sense" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #175

"At Thunder, during Sid's run-in, there was a big explosion in the building that was never referred to on air. It sounded like maybe somebody was shooting at Sid" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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* Not really funny, but fitting:

Quote #176

"There was a pyro explosion and both of the guys who handle pyro for WCW were taken to the hospital, one had second degree burns. There was no pyro for the rest of the show"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #177

"Kidman took an accidental bump on David Penzer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 16, 1999

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Quote #178

"It looked like the ring was set up in a field, with only about 5,500 fans, and in the background in front of the hard camera was a road with cars driving past and a banner for what appeared to be some sort of a food stand" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #179

"Sid is now the 40 year-old Millennium Man" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #180

"Savage speared Rodman into a garbage bin. He then threw a guy out of a portable toilet and locked Rodman in and knocked it over. Rodman came out looking none too happy. Gorgeous George came out and gave Rodman a low blow. I guess that's what Rodman gets for raping her in that trailer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #181

"Sid is now 55-0, even though he loses nearly every house show match and has been on the losing side of tag team matches nearly every week on Nitro" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #182

"Lash Leroux and Juventud Guerrera were having a good match until Sid beat both guys up and said that he'd going to do so all night long until Hogan gave him a title match. They already announced the title match at the start of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #183

"Schiavone was talking about Mike Enos, who looks close to 270, press slamming (Sonny) Onoo as a great feat of strength" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #184

"Miller beat Enos in 2:12. Miller asked how much time this took and Dave Penzer said 3:39. Even when there is no point in lying and where the truth is more impressive, WCW lies. Kind of like that night in San Antonio at the Alamodome when they had 20,000 or so fans and Schiavone talked about this great crowd of 12,000 fans" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #185

"On every spot where Hudson & Heenan talked, there were these three guys mugging and making faces behind their backs. Anyway, if I was booking the show, next week I'd have three plants do the same thing for four or five segments, and on the final one, have Hudson hit one upside the head with a shovel and have them do a domino-like bump" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 09, 1999

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Quote #186

"Lodi had a sign about he and Lenny that said 'We dive with Greg Louganis'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #187

"They showed a promo of Berlyn. Schiavone talked about it being this mysterious guy, when it's already been revealed on Nitro that it is is Alex Wright" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #188

"Brian Adams was clean shaven for his new role as a KISS Warrior" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #189

"After seeing (swollen) Bigelow's face, I think I'd rather get in a street fight than have a nice worked match with Stevie Ray" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #190

"The fans started pelting the ring with garbage. WCW loves how that looks on television" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999

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Quote #191

"There have been diversity meetings as it regards to race relations. Things were ok in the office until the No Limit Soldiers vs. Cowboys angle, because the office is basically made up of country music fans and African Americans, and the angle somehow polarized the office. One of Bischoff's secretaries wrote a very nasty racial joke on her computer and emailed it to her friend, but apparently pushed the wrong button and emailed it to everyone, both black and white, in the office" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 23, 1999


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Quote #192

"When Bischoff goes heel as company President, he's going to have a black woman bodybuilder and two midgets as part of his entourage" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

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Quote #193

"From the WCW Saturday Night tapings, Barry Darsow worked wearing one of his old Russian outfits" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

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Quote #194

"Christian York & Joey Matthews were told they didn't have to move to Atlanta or start going to the Power Plant yet, but they'll probably have to start going in six months. For now they are getting paid for doing nothing" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

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Quote #195

"The top selling auction item was a Ric Flair robe at $28,000, sold to the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

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Quote #196

"WCW bought those rights (to the Gorgeous George name) to give to Lanny Poffo years ago but they never wound up using him. Poffo is still under a $75,000 per year contract with the company" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 6, 1999

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Quote #197

"In this weeks edition of the sins coming home to roost, Nitro drew only 3,818 paid to the 16,483-seat Miami Arena for the fourth Anniversary of Nitro. In honor of it being the fourth anniversary, WCW put on a show that when it was over, made you feel like you'd been watching this show alone for about two years. Suffice to say, it was one of the worst Nitros ever. The fans watching the show were like those Pom Pom girls in the Starburst commercial whose football players got beat up by the other school's mascot" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #198

"Vampiro put Karagias in something resembling a hypnotic trance and Evan stood there and got beat" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #199

"At least when WWF does a nutty stalker in the crowd gimmick, they have an idea where they are going with it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #200

"At this point in the show, the guy on the 1-800-CALL-ATT commercial was the most charismatic performer on the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #201

"Gene interview Hogan, who said that he owns a black hummer and a white hummer, but that the hummer in the photo wasn't the real hummer" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #202

"Most of the show saw Tony Schiavone try to push a contest where the company is going to give away $1 million dollars" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #203

"The piano man played. The fat lady was singing, although she's been doing that for a few weeks now" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #204

"Virgil came out wanting to join the (West Texas) Rednecks" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #205

"Booker T's contract earns him more per year than Ric Flair's" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #206

"Stevie Ray tried to get the crowd to chant 'nine times' over and over. They wouldn't" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #207

'Schiavone kept calling Blitzkrieg 'Psicosis'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #208

"Late in the week they decided to make this a War Games match. Unfortunately, they had already sold tickets for a normal, as opposed to a two ring set-up, and these kinds of changes can't be made last minute" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #209

"They were going to do the angle with Evan Karagias, but he got his soul taken (by Vampiro)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #210

"Misterio Jr. got poked in the eye accidentally backstage at Nitro" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #211

"Shane Douglas now is claiming that he'll put up his entire annual salary as a bet if he and Flair both get interview time to build it up, that their match would beat Raw in the quarters. For his sake, nobody better take him up on that bet" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999

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Quote #212

"Shane Douglas asked the crowd if he was the real deal. There were more booes than cheers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 13, 1999
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Quote #213

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WCW FALL BRAWL FINAL POLL RESULTS

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- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 20, 1999

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Quote #214

"Shane Douglas said 'Saginaw, Michigan, are you ready?'. They were in Winston-Salem" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 20, 1999


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Quote #215

"The Demon vs. Vampiro feud was scheduled to go like this. Demon was to be revealed as the Son of the Devil, I swear I'm not making this up, who had turned good because he turned his back on his father. Vampiro would be revealed to have been sent down, or up, however the geography goes, to garner revenge. On the New Years Eve PPV, Demon would toss Vampiro into a vat of holy water, and when he got out, he'd change to a new character" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 20, 1999

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Quote #216

"The (promotional) subtitle for the next WCW PPV, 'watch the horror unfold'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 27, 1999


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Quote #217

"CG Afi, the Lodi fan who runs in every week, got popped in the eye legit by security at Nitro. Doug Dillinger was clued into the angle, local security wasn't. One of them chased him and punched him in the eye" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 22, 1999



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Quote #218

"Bret Hart filmed a hip hop video this past week" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 22, 1999

Quote #219

"Hall and Nash showed up and Gene interviewed them. (Hall) had a line about how Nash is working a retirement angle and said he'd be back wrestling when it was fun, and when Okerlund said it was fun, Hall told Okerlund that he hadn't been in the dressing room lately" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999


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Quote #220

"Kidman was remarkably alert in the ring after taking a 90 minute shower with Torrie Wilson" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999


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Quote #221

"Hogan and Flair did an interview together. When it got down to Flair cupping his ear and Hogan imitating Flair, it was like a bad comedy spoof" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999


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Quote #222

"The Nitro Girls are expected to be back on the 10/11 Nitro. They were pulled for internal disagreements" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999


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Quote #223

"The story about Disco being the Elephant Boy is just another worked story" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999


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Quote #224

"Knobs beat Stevie Ray in a street fight in 3:53. Not as bad as it sounded on paper. Then again, decapitation sounds better than that match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999


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Quote #225

"I wish that dork with the red hair would get over Betty and find a girl with a personality. That's regarding Mayhem video game commercial they played 4,000 times in three hours, sometimes twice in the same break, which tells you about how well the real ads are selling these days" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 18, 1999


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Quote #226

"Bagwell then came out, without his gimmick, wearing an 'I'm doing a job' face, wrestling La Parka in a grudge match from Thursday, visibly showing he wasn't allowed to do anything on offense, and making La Parka look like an idiot, then laying down for the pin, getting right up and saying something to the effect of 'Russo, did I do the job right?'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999

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Quote #227

"Goldberg speared a frail bald attorney, who got right back up and didn't sell it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999


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Quote #228

"They did a show long skit of them (Hall & Nash) trying to sneak into the building, including once with Nash acting like he was drunk and supposedly throwing up on Doug Dillinger" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999


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Quote #229

"Hall and Nash wore Villanos masks and tried to speak Spanish" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999


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Quote #230

"It was apparent within five minutes that we can add color commentator to the list of things (wrestling, doing interviews and booking) that Kevin Nash can't handle. He started by saying that everyone said he was a bad booker but he was smart enough to book himself into a retirement angle so he doesn't have to take any bumps and still makes big money. He spent the rest of his show doing his 'I'm too cool for wrestling' gimmick, which would work if he was funny. Nash spent the rest of the show mocking Tenay's call of Duggan's finisher as the 'old glory' by calling Misterio's move an 'old glory huricanrana' and the like so many times that Tenay even told Nash he wore the joke out. Nash continued with the line the rest of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999


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Quote #231

"Steiner & Lex backing off from La Parka, which was booked as a practical joke, saying Luger was afraid of skeletons" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999


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Quote #232

"Nash noted how whenever there's a (video) package on somebody before the match, it's almost a sure bet that guy is going to win" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 25, 1999
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Quote #233

"Leno asked Hogan if he had any Presidential campaign issues ("flat tax brother"). Leno asked him what the flat tax should be. Hogan stuttered before coming up with 16 percent. When Leno asked him how he got that number, he stuttered again and mumbled something about 16 percent being higher than 15 percent" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

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Quote #234

"Scott Hall had a mishap wrecking a rented Cadillac in Orange County, Florida. He fell asleep at the wheel. The car rolled over three times. They took a breathalyzer and he wasn't even intoxicated." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

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Quote #235

"Scott Steiner showed up to plead guilty to terroristic threats. Paul Kaspereen, a worker with the Georgia Department of Transportation, was directing traffic and wouldn't let Steiner's car into a closed lane. Steiner climbed out of his truck and said "Move or I will run you over". Steiner got back in the car and drove it, hitting Kaspareen lightly. He then told him again to move or he'd run him over, and then hit him a second time. Steiner's attorney told the judge that he plead guilty only because he thought the jury might convict him because of his wrestling heel character" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

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Quote #236

"Fans were taunting Bret Hart about his (groin) injury. (Hart) said that none of them even had groins" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

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Quote #237

"Van Hammer was an honorary cheerleader during the Cowboys-Vikings Thanksgiving game and was pointed out by John Madden" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 7, 1998

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Quote #238

"The Giant was accused by a hotel clerk of coming up to her and saying 'Do you know why they call me The Giant?' and she responded 'Because you're so tall' and he responded by allegedly whipping it out and rubbing it on her. Because of The Giant's size, the police were scared to death and sent 24 officers to the Mid South Coliseum to pick him up" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

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Quote #239

"At one point, Scott Hall wrecked three cars in a month and two within 24 hours" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

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Quote #240

"Bret Hart came out for an interview. With no programs to talk about, he mainly talked about his cat. He was becoming target practice, and told Gene Okerlund that those cups (being thrown) are being aimed at him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

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Quote #241

"Misterio beat Villano V. With Mike Tenay not out there, Tony Schiavone and Lee Marshall didn't know if it was Villano IV or Villano V. As if the roman numeral on the trunks isn't a dead giveaway" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

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Quote #242

"Tupelo show was a mess as they were stalling for Giant to be released from Prison. They had Silver King & Lizmark Jr. vs. Ciclope & Damian go 20:00, then Prince Auekea vs. Lodi go 20:00 and then did a 30:00 intermission. They wound up having Ciclope come out again without his mask as Elvis Gonzalez and do a job for Chris Adams" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 14, 1998

Quote #243

"Hogan pinned Warrior. Warrior came out to 'Warrior Sucks' chants. He was acting like they were cheering him...Warrior came back with a series of mistimed punches. After more messed up looking spots, Hogan pulled this bag out of his trunks. It looked like drug paraphernalia but it was flash paper. Hogan was supposed to throw a fireball at Warrior, but after attempting to light the paper in slow-motion, he threw the fireball and nothing happened. The whole place groaned. Poor Warrior, who didn't have a clue to begin with, really didn't know what to do. Somehow the paper then ignited, nearly setting Hogan's hand on fire. He was supposed to throw a fireball and somehow Dave Penzer was supposed to put his jacket on Warrior, and somehow Warrior was supposed to make a comeback. Warrior improvised. Hogan sliced his forehead open and threw a messed up clothesline. Warrior came back with three mistimed clotheslines. Horace hit Warrior with a chair and Hogan got the pin. Horace poured lighter fluid on Warrior and they teased they were going to set him on fire. Hogan told Horace he'd passed the NWO initiation. -***** " - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

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Quote #244

"The Giant was paying so much attention at one point that he forgot to kick out of a near fall" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

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Quote #245

"Alex Wright pinned Johnny Swinger. Swinger is Canadian and Wright is German. Crowd chanted USA" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

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Quote #246

"In an article in the Sunter SC Daily Item on 10/21, Eddie Guerrero said he is offended when Hulk Hogan calls himself God" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998

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Quote #247

"On the Time Magazine internet balloting for Man of the Century, Ric Flair is now in third place trailing Jesus and Adolf Hitler. Raven is in ninth place" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 11, 1998
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qoute #248

"Alex Wright vs. Barry Horowitz went 3:32 with no finish as the Wolfpac just showed up, Wright left, and Nash patted Horowitz on the back" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

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Quote #249

"Eric (Bischoff) and Elizabeth did an interview. If you thought the Hogan segment was bad, this was all time bad, ranking up with the segment where Roddy Piper fought his buddies for 18:00. They hired three stunt men to act as nerdy execs for Eric to bully. Eric ended up punching one and kicked the other two. The blows looked horrible and their selling of the those was blows was like all-time worst in history" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

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Quote #250

"Buff tried to punch his mom" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

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Quote #251

"Let's see, they've (Scott Steiner & Biff Bagwell) got a title shot right there live for the tag titles against a 55 year-old woman who went into the ring in street clothes and wearing earings, and they walked out. Judy then cut this terrible promo. Anyway, they're going to do a tag title match on the PPV with Rick & Rudy defending the belts, being that the only one of the four who is actually healthy enough to wrestle is Judy" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

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Quote #252

"Booker T tried a folding press. It wouldn't fold so it looked hilarious. It was so bad that the announcers were joking about it. Booker was even laughing" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

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Quote #253

"Glacier told Ernest Miller that he didn't want him to watch his back because they both came from a karate background" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 16, 1998

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Quote #254

"Just five days before the World War III PPV in Auburn Hills, MI, there are only two matches announced for the show with no episodes of Nitro left to promote them" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

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Quote #255

"You haven't lived until you've seen Saturn and Hector Garza's attempts at brawling" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

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Quote #256

"Buff & Scott Steiner brought out a guy in drag as Rick & Scott's mom. Buff started beating her up. Scott said it would be okay. Rick came out and said it wasn't his Mom, and pulled the wig and dress off" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

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Quote #257

"Hogan came out still running for President. They brought out a chunky Monica Lewinsky lookalike as Hogan's 'intern' and she pulled a cigar out of her bra. She went to leave and Bobby Heenan made a remark about having to roll her out in a wheelbarrow" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

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Quote #258

"Bret Hart nearly gave up his Calgary Sun column which everyone found so perversely entertaining because he tried to make sense out of his own character's storylines in WCW" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

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Quote #259

"Jim Hellwig was in Wichita but they had nothing for him to do. Must be nice to pay a guy ($35,000 per night) and have nothing for him to do" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

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Quote #260

"Glacier did the Asiatic Spike and none of the announcers had a clue what to say. Eventually Lee Marshall named it the 'choked out by Glacier hold'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 23, 1998

Quote #261

"Stevie Ray vs. Van Hammer was so horrible that it really has to be seen to be believed" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 1998

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Quote #262

"After the match, Alex Wright beat up Pepe until Chavo made the save" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 1998

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Quote #263

"Wrath probably won't be doing the movie he was up for as it would require 40 weeks of filming in Morocco" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 1998

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Quote #264

"Warrior showed up without the steam, as I hope they've learned that nerve gas kills ratings. Unfortunately, as this reaction showed, it wasn't the nerve gas, it's Warrior himself. He immediately was being booed out of the place with loud "Warrior Sucks" chants. A fan hit the ring in the middle of his interview and again he forgot what he was supposed to say" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #265

"The cops escorted not only the Horsemen, but Doug Dillinger out of the building and supposedly to jail. Later in the show when another fan hopped the guard rail, (Schiavone) said that's what happens when you send Dillinger out of the building to jail" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #266

"Hogan and Hart laughed together. Luger & Konnan came out for the save but it just got weird and fell apart at this point. The lights went out. Warrior was supposed to do a run-in. They never got him in the ring to begin with due to massive miscommunication. The show just went off the air three minutes early" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #267

"The Giant and Sting both no-showed Utica, NY on 9/23 where they were scheduled to be the main event" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #268

"Raven will be appearing soon on an episode of The Dating Game" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #269

"Saturn pinned Psicosis in 7:51 with the frog splash. This wasn't supposed to be the finish, but for whatever reason Billy Silverman counted three anyway even though Psicosis kicked out" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #270

"Wright did an interview and called Schiavone a pig, and an out of shape, overweight loser" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #271

"The Horsemen came out, and for the the sixth straight show Arn Anderson was in the highest rated segment. Stevie Ray acted like he was going to stop them. Anderson hit him with a tire iron" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #272

"In the United Kingdom, they are now airing Thunder right after Nitro on Friday Nights. It's about a four-and-a-half hour nightly block of WCW which is said at this point to be pure torture" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #273

"In the angle on 9/21 where Hogan found The Disciple asleep on a bathroom floor and the steam came, you can see a guy firing off a fire extinguisher through the bathroom window" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #274

"Reports from the Baltimore show were really bad. Scott Hall replaced Bret Hart against Sting. The only notable thing was Hall saying there was going to be a big party at the hotel after the show, and asked all the young women to ask for Scott Hall and all the 'Cowboys frequently, secretly fond of each other' to ask for Kevin Nash" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998

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Quote #275

"The only report we had from Erie is that WCW forgot to get plane tickets for the Mexican wrestlers" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 05, 1998
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Quote #276

"This week's Scott Hall arrest was on 10/1 outside a strip club in Orlando, FL where he allegedly scratched up a $65,000 white limo with his keys, making a seven foot long scratch doing $2,000 worth of damage. The driver was still in the car and called the police" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #277

"There are some (within WCW) who believe The Giant saying he is staying is a double work and he's really leaving" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #278

"Villano IV was injured on Nitro from taking a mistimed double team move on a trap door" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #279

"Nitro on 10/5 in Columbia, SC drew a sellout. Fans live hated the show and were booing heavily at the end. The show opened with laughter. Laughter (which) is part of a cross promotion for the "Bride of Chuckie" movie" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #280

"Sting used a forklift to pick up, turn over and smash Hogan's limo. Nash and Luger smashed out the headlights. (The police were) right there watching. Sting looked for a knife to slash the tires, but nobody had one so he let the air out of the tires instead" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #281

"They taped a Warrior interview. Warrior was there, but after the previous week they didn't dare put him before a live crowd so everyone could see him get booed out of the place. Even taped and pre-produced, his interview still sucked" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #282

"Hogan ran around backstage looking for his estranged Disciple. He wound up in his dressing room and saw Warrior in the mirror. Hogan started talking to him. Now we all saw Warrior in the mirror as well, even though it was supposed to be Hogan's dream. Bischoff couldn't see him and thought Hogan was going nuts. Warrior disappeared, but Hogan still saw him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #283

"Mike Tenay had a camera crew chasing down Nash, Konnan and Luger in their search for Scott Hall at a local tavern. They went to two places, one of which was deserted, another of which had maybe 15 people in it. Finally they found hall in a third place. Without any provocation, Nash attacked Hall and took him into the bathroom and closed the door. When they let Tenay in, Hall was asleep on the toilet" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #284

"10 year-old Reid Fliehr started by saying "Mean, Gene!" which would have been cute had Mean Gene been there" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #285

"The show ended with Sting vs. Hart. The entire match took place backstage which infuriated the crowd as they didn't have any bigscreens in the building" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #286

"The worst part was when Sting finally got the scorpion on Hart and Zbyszko started claiming it wasn't being applied properly, so he and Schiavone had this discussion about the finer points of the Scorpion while Bret Hart was selling it like it was the end of his career" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #287

"The main event on the 9/27 show in Erie, PA wound up as Hall vs. Nash, and it barely took place as Nash refused to wrestle Hall while he was drunk and walked off for the count out" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #288

"One of Ultimo Dragon's students from Naucalpan was brought in for a tryout. He was given the name 'Tam Pong' in someone's idea of a practical joke" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #289

"Barry Darsow (doing his golfer gimmick) was supposed to wrestle Hammer, and blew it off saying that he had an early tee time and left. ...Scott Steiner then yelled over the p.a. at the crowd 'Blow me'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

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Quote #290

"Finale saw a rematch with Bulldog and Wright going to a double count out in 2:00. It was supposed to go longer and have a different finish, but they ran out of tape and just signaled for the guys to go home" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 12, 1998

Quote #291

"Dale Torborg came out wearing a race car driver pit crew outfit which might as well have had the word 'jobber' written on it. Poor Torborg in his Nitro debut not only got booed out of the building as a babyface against Kendall Windham, but looked terrible and then blew out his knee doing his finisher. Mike Tenay praised him as one of the best wrestlers to come out of the Power Plant. That's a recommendation the facility certainly didn't need" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #292

"Warrior came out, and was booed out of the place, and asked Sting to let him be his partner in a tag team match. Sting never even accepted before the segment ended, but they just pretended that he did" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #293

"Judy Bagwell has clearly gotten carried away with her TV stardom as she had a make-over and a new look. Scott Steiner gave him (Buff) a low blow and dropped him throat first on the top rope. This should have gotten super heat considering Bagwell's injury but it got no heat at all because by this time nobody actually believes Bagwell was even hurt in the first place. Judy did the angle no favors by laughing right into the camera as Marcus was doing a great sell job" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #294

"Major rule of thumb in pro wrestling. Don't ever show a guy, particularly a face, running to chase someone when they can't run" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #295

"In the high point of the show, Gene Okerlund interviewed Rick Steiner, who had a verbal duel with the puppet Chucky. Poor Steiner having to be put in a position to challenge a puppet to fight" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #296

"Warrior nerve gassed all of them. For whatever reason, they didn't sell the nerve gas. So Sting came out with two baseball bats to clean house while Warrior was laying on the floor trying to catch his breath after all that exertion" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #297

"Most of the Mexican wrestlers missed the TV Taping because their individual contract discussions with J.J. Dillon (yes, that's really his role) took longer than expected. Nobody from WCW thought to call Arn Anderson at the building to tell him the guys would be late, so he was blowing a fuse waiting for them to arrive" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #298

"A limo, supposedly containing Nash, peeled out of the parking lot. Nash wasn't even at the show to begin with" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #299

"Magnum Tokyo wanted to join and Eddie shoved him away because he wasn't Latin. It took Eddie forever to recruit Dandy" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 19, 1998

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Quote #300

"Disciple did the funniest interview of the year. He tried to be a face but nobody cheered him. He let people in on the big secret. Hogan gets guys who have no business in the company jobs because they are his friends. He mentioned he wasn't one of them, because as we all know, he was a big enough star without anyone's help. But he pointed out that Hogan's nephew Horace and challenged him. You could have heard a pin drop. Disciple got the pin with the world's slowest stunner in 1:46. Horace jumped him after the match. Hold off your votes for feud of the year" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

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Quote #301

"Scott Hall's ex-wife appeared on Orlando radio where she claimed 99% of wrestlers were on drugs. Jim Duggan's wife called up and claimed it was 10%. Billy Gunn then called up and said that if he did drugs, his wife would kick him out of the house" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

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Quote #302

"The announcers were paying to much attention to the match that they didn't even realize La Parka had turned on his teammates" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

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Quote #303

"Chavo stormed off talking about forming a Pepe World Order" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

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Quote #304

"Mayor Sharon Belton came out and was booed out of the building...Bischoff came out and argued with the Mayor. John Randall and Kirby Pucket made mean faces and Bischoff backed down. Amazing to see a high profile politician doing a pro wrestling angle to get over. The world gets stranger by the minute" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

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Quote #305

"Nash was pretending to be drunk, as was Hall. When finally tagged in, Nash acted as if being drunk was all an act, and then just as the match was getting heat, the bell rang for absolutely no reason" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998

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Quote #306

"Both Hogan and Warrior merchandise can't even be given away" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: October 26, 1998
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Quote #307

"Did you ever see the movie Groundhog Day?" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #308

"Nash told a story in regard to Hellwig about a guy who fell asleep for years and woke up surrounded by Wolves" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #309

"In the only highlight of the show, and it's bad when the highlight of the show is a J.J. Dillon interview, Dillon, the undisputed champion of the coin toss, called out Arn Anderson. Dillon said he wanted an off the record conversation with Arn Anderson. How can something be off-the-record when it's being viewed by six million people?" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #310

"Eddie Guerrero did an interview and said he was going to wrestle because he didn't want to get sued by Bischoff. He then did a match with Brian Adams where he laid on the ground and covered up and basically did nothing, and began the systematic destruction of the live TV show as he got pinned in 2:23. The crowd live hated this. But it got worse. Ernest Miller pinned Scott Riggs in 2:38. Fans were booing this bad, especially when Riggs was selling kicks that were badly missing. The finishing kick was so bad that Riggs was smart enough to kick out of it and they went to the same finish about 15 seconds later for the pin. Konnan, is his home town, beat Marty Jannetty in 9:07. Konnan sold almost the entire match. The only thing notable is Jannetty got his first haircut in 18 years and looked like a new person. The problem is nobody recognized who this new person was and the fans who were really into Konnan were not enjoying this aging gigolo David Cassidy at 40 looking pretty boy whipping on their guy in a match that felt like it lasted six weeks" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #311

"Buff Bagwell came out (dressed) as a Jamaican doctor to heal Scott Steiner" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #312

"Evan Kourageous earned his title shot (at Juvy) I guess by losing 45 straight matches on WCW Saturday Night, but he whipped Juvy most of the way. It would have made a great story with all of the near falls and this big upset on the verge of happening, except nobody cares about Kourageous, the only announcer picking up on the story was Heenan, the match blew, and the blonds (removing their tops in the audience) killed the crowd anyway" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #313

"Hogan throwing stomps like a guy in his first day of training school and scratching guys backs wasn't going to get the crowd back at this point" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #314

"A bunch of steam came out so Warrior was supposed to come out, but the steam got out too fast. The NWO guys came out, and right before we were going to see the Hogan vs. Hart showdown, more steam came. When it cleared, Hart had disappeared" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #315

"Sting signed a new seven figure contract and no longer wants to work on Thursdays" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #316

"Hall isn't happy that Mike Enos is using one of his moves since he only has three or four" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #317

"Page did an interview claiming he brought in Rodman and Leno. Warrior said he didn't. Reminds of when Cactus Jack did that stupid angle where he had amnesia. He knew it was so lame that he finally did an interview saying of course he didn't have amnesia and it was all to fool whoever he was fueding with. For the next six months after the interview, Schiavone would still bring up how he had amnesia" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998

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Quote #318

"Goldberg vs. Giant was advertised as the main event of both Terre Haute and Peoria. Some time back, Goldberg had asked for those days off and and J.J. Dillon gave him the days off. Somehow, with the typical great communication internally, the promotions department never knew and continued to advertise him. Nobody knew there was a problem until the day of the Terre Haute show when they realized the only match advertised was Goldberg vs. The Giant and Goldberg wasn't there. The deal turned into a disaster as the original thinking was that maybe 40 percent of the 7,000+ who paid would actually go to the box office the week after the show and ask for refunds. As it turned out, all but 1,800 got refunds so the idea of doing what they did in Providence was ruled out although WCW again didn't do itself any favors by booking a secure return date that fans could use those tickets for instead of refunding them. So instead, the decision was made to not inform the crowd in Terre Haute about Goldberg not being there, and to basically warm up all the cars and all sprint out of the building like Earl Hebner in Montreal the minute the Page-Hennig match was over and before anyone in the crowd realized what was up and started throwing furniture" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 07, 1998
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Quote #319

"They found Ed Leslie in the locker room hung upside down from the ceiling and asleep" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

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Quote #320

"Raven told Lodi to tell Saturn to break Riggs' fingers or Raven gets to break his. So he let Raven break his fingers. Saturn then nearly attacked the trainer trying to attend to him. I know if I just got my fingers broken, the first thing I'd do is attack every doctor in sight" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

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Quote #321

"Chris Jericho beat Jim Neidhart in a TV title defense in 4:42. I can't even begin to explain what happened. Obviously in some drug-induced stupor they thought re-creating the Montreal finish would make for a good finish" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

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Quote #322

"The cage lowered. The steam came flying and when it cleared, Giant was asleep, Warrior was sitting in a chair in the ring and Hogan ran away, although not before Warrior hit Hogan with a chair shot that looked right out of a bad first day of wrestling school" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998

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Quote #323

"Benoit is about four week from being ready to wrestle again. He was at Nitro and very unhappy since he was flown in for the show and then told he wasn't going to be a part of it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 14, 1998


Quote #324

"WCW FALL BRAWL POLL RESULTS

Thumbs up - 1 (00.8%)

Thumbs down - 112 (99.2%)

In the middle - 0 (00.0%)

- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #325

"Whether Fall Brawl set a new standard for awful in PPV is a debatable issue. What isn't debatable is that it was near the top of any list of the worst wrestling PPV shows ever" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #326

"Fall Brawl featured a main event so bad it was even worse then people's imaginations would have been of the Jay Leno match going in. With the possible exception of the Triple Decker cage match a few years back on Uncensored and perhaps some Andre the Giant matches towards the end of his career, this may have been the worst PPV main event of all time, about 20 minutes of bad wrestling made worse by a finish that simply defied description. Unlike previous WCW shows with bad main events, they didn't have anything on the undercard with the exception of the Raven match that remotely saved it, and featured four other matches that would have won worst match on any normal 'bad' PPV show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #327

"Rick Steiner went to a no-contest with Scott Steiner...Bagwell collapsed as if he'd re-injured his neck...The poor announcers had to sell it even though NOBODY in the crowd was buying it. They then had to do this long angle of the match ending, everyone acting concerned and Bagwell being immobilized and put on a stretcher and taken to the ambulance. It was torture because the crowd was booing rather than acting concerned. Since nobody bought it, nobody cared when when Scott and Bagwell jumped out of the ambulance and attacked Rick -*"- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #328

"Juventud Guerrera retained the WCW cruiserweight title beating Silver King. The problem with the match at the outset was how evident it was that Silver King is no cruiserweight, except that all Mexicans are cruiserweights in WCW. Since Silver King has no credibility, the fans were chanting boring early. Juvi was wearing 'Sweet Surrender' on his trunks which I'm told is some kind of a gay deal which someone told him to wear as a practical joke" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #329

"Konnan beat Scott Hall in 12:03. Hall was doing a drunk gimmick, with Vincent holding a drink and Hall frequently taking swigs of it... Hall tried a hair pull on Konnan but there wasn't any...At another point, Hall held Konnan in an abdominal stretch and grabbed the drink from Vincent and began drinking...DUD" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #330

"After the main event, the live crowd was pissed about the match, the Warrior gimmick which is dying in every city, and the night in general, booing heavily and throwing things at the announcers. This was one for the record books. -****" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #331

"They went to Mike Tenay live at the airport. Even thought it was 8pm, it was bright daylight at the airport, which I guess was an excuse to keep him out of the booth and allow Tony Schiavone to rip on him for the next hour" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #332

"Van Hammer was in a new role playing a 70's hippie character with a Billy Graham hand-me-down ring costume" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #333

"Ernest Miller was then arrested for outside interference. They took him away in a squad car" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #334

"Warrior took disciple under the ring. After hearing about Curt Hennig two weeks ago (went to the bathroom under the ring which was so gross it made two of the wrestlers hiding under the ring with him throw up) I don't even want to think about what Hellwig and Ed Leslie were doing down there. Probably they brought their portable VCR so they could study the latest Japanese moves to incorporate into their future matches" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #335

"In kind of a cute piece, Bischoff backstage told Eddie Guerrero he has to go to Japan and miss his daughter's birthday" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #336

"Davey Boy Smith pinned Barbarian in 3:43. No worse than you would think, but no better either. Jim Neidhart came out for no reason. Then came the smoke. Warrior showed up with the Disciple, who was asleep" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #337

"Jericho was supposed to wrestle Wrath, but he got lost and locked out of the building. Two major problems. Someone forgot to lock the door so when Jericho tried to open it, it actually opened and he had to close it fast and pound on it again. When Wrath got there and chased Jericho, the camera stayed on for too long and you could actually see Wrath not only catch Jericho, but run right by him and pass him without touching him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #338

"Mongo was carried out on a stretcher. Unfortunately, they didn't take him to a wrestling school" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #339

"Lodi showed up and said Saturn threw him in the river. He had a fish in his pants" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #340

"Luger racked Neidhart. Neidhart was so unbalanced on Luger's shoulders that he nearly dropped him, and he needed an MRI on his shoulder. There was concern the next day that he might not be able to wrestle in War Games. As the joke goes, he asked the doctor if he'd be able to wrestle a good match in two days. The doctor said the injury wasn't that bad and there is no reason he couldn't. You know the punch line from there, especially if you saw the match" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #341

"Normal Smiley, who was never identified, had a confrontation with Ernest Miller. Real good. Just kidding. It was awful" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998

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Quote #342

"When the show ended, the crowd was furious and chanting 'refund'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 21, 1998


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Quote #343

"WCW (produced) two PPV shows where the card itself literally wasn't known by virtually anyone until the day of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #344

"Nitro was so bad, and granted Nitro is bad a lot of weeks, but this came off as a show that will start the erosion of the business over the long haul" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #345

"Nitro opened with Hall showing up acting like he was loaded and Doug Dillinger trying to sober him up. They went to the ring. It filled with steam. Disciple was there when the ring cleared asleep on the mat. Hogan and the NWO B&W showed up trying to recapture the prisoner but the dreaded, and I do mean dreaded, steam came. It must not have been the crippling variety of the nerve gas since nobody else fell asleep this time. The Disciple was gone when the smoke cleared. Warrior was then in the rafters with this blow-up doll dressed up like the Disciple. This was lame. We were supposed to think, since they didn't do close ups, that this doll was the same Disciple that was just in the ring...Actually I think at this point Bischoff was using the show as a model for his new book 'How to Kill the most rabid live crowd" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #346

"Hogan went to his dressing room. Warrior had it spray painted and there were small fires everywhere. Disciple was passed out in the bathroom. At this point, Bischoff was retitling his book 'How to Kill the Biggest Wrestling Company in the World" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #347

"Alex Wright came out and said he was sick of WCW. At this point, he's not exactly alone" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #348

"Mike Tenay insisted that Page is the people's champion. The people's champ did an interview and all the people where chanting 'Goldberg' at him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #349

"At this point I was trying to find some form of entertainment out of this show so I decided to count the moves Ernest Miller would miss in this match. So he picks this night not to miss any. There was no way to have fun watching this show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #350

"Main event saw Nash & Luger no decision with Giant & Stevie Ray. Can somebody get Bobby Walker to drop his lawsuit so we don't have to watch Stevie Ray in the main events. Beyond terrible" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #351

"Michael Buffer called the Giant the master of the powerslam" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #352

"Warrior came out with Disciple,who at this time was awake and wearing an OWN insignia on his jacket. After the show went off the air, they finished with Disciple hitting the ring and beating up Hogan while the crowd booed both guys and chanted 'Nitro sucks'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #353

"WCW Saturday Night was taped on 9/22. All the results are elsewhere and it was so bad it isn't even worth wasting space on" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998
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Quote #343

"WCW (produced) two PPV shows where the card itself literally wasn't known by virtually anyone until the day of the show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #344

"Nitro was so bad, and granted Nitro is bad a lot of weeks, but this came off as a show that will start the erosion of the business over the long haul" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #345

"Nitro opened with Hall showing up acting like he was loaded and Doug Dillinger trying to sober him up. They went to the ring. It filled with steam. Disciple was there when the ring cleared asleep on the mat. Hogan and the NWO B&W showed up trying to recapture the prisoner but the dreaded, and I do mean dreaded, steam came. It must not have been the crippling variety of the nerve gas since nobody else fell asleep this time. The Disciple was gone when the smoke cleared. Warrior was then in the rafters with this blow-up doll dressed up like the Disciple. This was lame. We were supposed to think, since they didn't do close ups, that this doll was the same Disciple that was just in the ring...Actually I think at this point Bischoff was using the show as a model for his new book 'How to Kill the most rabid live crowd" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #346

"Hogan went to his dressing room. Warrior had it spray painted and there were small fires everywhere. Disciple was passed out in the bathroom. At this point, Bischoff was retitling his book 'How to Kill the Biggest Wrestling Company in the World" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #347

"Alex Wright came out and said he was sick of WCW. At this point, he's not exactly alone" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #348

"Mike Tenay insisted that Page is the people's champion. The people's champ did an interview and all the people where chanting 'Goldberg' at him" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #349

"At this point I was trying to find some form of entertainment out of this show so I decided to count the moves Ernest Miller would miss in this match. So he picks this night not to miss any. There was no way to have fun watching this show" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #350

"Main event saw Nash & Luger no decision with Giant & Stevie Ray. Can somebody get Bobby Walker to drop his lawsuit so we don't have to watch Stevie Ray in the main events. Beyond terrible" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #351

"Michael Buffer called the Giant the master of the powerslam" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #352

"Warrior came out with Disciple,who at this time was awake and wearing an OWN insignia on his jacket. After the show went off the air, they finished with Disciple hitting the ring and beating up Hogan while the crowd booed both guys and chanted 'Nitro sucks'." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

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Quote #353

"WCW Saturday Night was taped on 9/22. All the results are elsewhere and it was so bad it isn't even worth wasting space on" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 28, 1998

Quote #354

"Warrior got lost in mid thought and walked around silently for nearly one minute of dead time, and then said something about patience being a virtue" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

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Quote #355

"Scott Steiner did another interview with Buff Bagwell acting like Rick Steiner and playing fake dog growling sounds over the p.a." - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

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Quote #356

"Luger beat Brian Adams. Match was so boring that if you look up boring in your computer dictionary, they'll be playing round the clock tapes of it" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

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Quote #357

"This is not meant to be funny, because it really isn't, but next time you see Warrior, look close at his face, particularly the mouth area. I don't know what he's taken in his life but whatever it is, it has caused his facial structure to change to where his face resembles a baboon" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

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Quote #358

"Hogan & Giant vs. Goldberg & Nash ended up with half the world interfering right in front of the ref and a pinfall counted (anyway)" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998

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Quote #359

"Okerland was talking about Giant weighing 541 and Stevie Ray weighing 303, and then mentioned Giant having a 190 pound weight advantage" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 31, 1998
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