Archive for the ‘wrestling’ Category

Slobberknocker: The Superfly

Posted: November 11, 2011 by Keith Stone in Slobberknocker, Superfly, videos, wrestling, WWF


It may not seem like much now after seeing the likes of Jeff Hardy jumping off 20-foot high ladders, but when the Superfly Jimmy Snuka leapt off the cage at Madison Square Garden onto the Magnificent Muraco, wrestling had changed forever. There had never been a move like that performed before. In fact, a young man at the Garden that day by the name of Mick Foley was so inspired by Snuka that it motivated him to become a wrestler and eventually WWF Champion.


“You sit there and you thump your Bible and you say your prayers, and it didn’t get you anywhere. Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16.  Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass.”

At the 1996 King of the Ring, Stone Cold Steve Austin celebrated beating Jake “The Snake” Roberts in the Finals of the tournament by opening a historic can of verbal whoop ass. The debut of Austin 3:16 was only the beginning of the meteoric rise of arguably one of the most popular wrestlers of all-time. Austin’s schtick was never for me, but he could still handle the mike as good as anyone. It’s easy to see why he became such a big star, especially in redneck country.

Slobberknocker: Flair

Posted: October 28, 2011 by Keith Stone in Ric Flair, Slobberknocker, videos, WCW, wrestling


Anything I write about this video would do it injustice. Nobody, nobody could ever duplicate the Nature Boy. OK, maybe if you just start yelling the first thing that comes into your head. I’m gonna try it sometime. I’ll have chicks screaming my name in no time. Wooooooooooooo!


It’s such a surprise that things didn’t work out for WCW, especially when they came up with brilliant ideas like the Ultimate Warrior appearing in Hulk Hogan’s dressing room mirror. Hogan and the Warrior were feuding (what year is this, 1991?) and the Warrior got in Hogan’s mind, to say the least. Was it real? Was it all a figment of Hogan’s imagination? How come Bobby the Brain saw the Warrior but Bischoff couldn’t? Oh, WCW, I miss you.

Slobberknocker: Hogan Retires?

Posted: October 16, 2011 by Keith Stone in Hulk Hogan, Slobberknocker, TNA, videos, wrestling


It’s time for TNA to get a little love in the Slobberknocker. Hulk Hogan was all ready to announce his eighth retirement from wrestling but no, Heath Ledger Sting just wouldn’t let him have his way. He interrupted the Hulkster’s very, very emotional ceremony to show a little surveillance footage he picked up, and what a surprise, Hogan was only pretending to retire to earn a few more bucks. That’s what happens when you take career advice from Eric “Controversy Creates Cash” Bischoff. Either that, or you end up hosting a midget wrestling show on truTV.

Slobberknocker: The Biggest Dreams

Posted: October 7, 2011 by Keith Stone in Bret Hart, Slobberknocker, videos, wrestling, WWF


On a cold night in Saskatoon in 1992, Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair for his first WWF Championship. The Title was well-deserved; Bret was one of the hardest workers in the company for a number of years and had finally earned the prize. It wasn’t easy, however. In reality, he had badly dislocated his finger escaping from a figure-four leglock earlier in the match. The win propelled the Hitman into greatness and he eventually became one of the most popular wrestlers of all-time.


Considering his minimal role in the WWF, Goldust has had his share of memorable moments over the years. In this clip, the Bizarre One is attacked by Randy Orton and Batista for not giving the whereabouts of Scott Steiner. Not content with merely beating the shit out of him, the Evolution duo threw Goldy into some stray electrical equipment at ringside. The equipment was only there for that one show. Go figure. Goldust survived but somehow developed a hilarious case of Tourette’s syndrome from the encounter. Not surprisingly, this isn’t the only time there’s been a questionable plot point in the WWF.

Punked?

Posted: September 25, 2011 by Keith Stone in CM Punk, wrestling, WWF


When CM Punk did a series of promos a few months ago and seemingly shattered the fourth wall of professional wrestling, it appeared a new era was about to begin. It couldn’t have come at a better time. After the over-the-top Attitude Era, where blood and references to tits and ass were more prevalent than the Brooklyn Brawler’s defeats, the WWF transitioned into a more family-friendly place. Programming was rated TV-PG instead of TV-14 and it became stale and boring. John Cena became the people’s champion of a younger and younger demographic. He liked to rap, yo.

Wrestling has always been full of characters, and for good reason. George Steele is a fat old man. George “The Animal” Steele is not. Characters drive ratings and put asses in the seats.

But the times, they are a-changing. With the rise of reality TV and social media, as well as an ever-cynical society, wrestling was at a crossroads. The fans know it’s a show (at least most of them) and can access Twitter to find out what their favorite wrestlers are doing in their real lives and communicate back-and-forth. It’s like seeing the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain. This openness had never been had before.

And then Punk cut his first shoot promo. He was breaking all the rules. He used wrestlers’ real names, talked about never-before-seen executives, and aired his grievances live on the air. It was well-known that his contract was expiring and he was likely to leave after the Money in the Bank pay-per-view in his hometown of Chicago. Was this all a part of the show or was a fed-up Punk going rogue knowing that he only had a few weeks left with the company?

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This week we have a very special guest host for the Wrestling Video of the Week. No, not Bob Barker, ZZ Top, or former WCW Champion David Arquette. It’s our old friend, Naitch. Take it away, brother:

This week’s classic wrestling video is none other than the introduction of the bad guy, Razor Ramon. From the moment Vince McMahon says, “We take you now to a Cuban immigrant,” you knew it would be epic. But then, Mr. Hall lowered the boom, telling kids not to go to school, pointing out his slick threads and shiny bling, and then flicking a toothpick into our living rooms for the very first time, chico. In his second appearance, he showed us just how tough he really is by stealing a plum from a fruit stand. Speaking of food, where can I get one of those ice cream bars?


Here’s a promo featuring six of the weirdest characters in wrestling history. The Berzerker, who used to be known as the Viking and still looks and acts like a viking, and Papa Shango, who would go on to be the greatest pimp in wrestling history, are somehow buddies being managed by Mr. Fuji. Fuji, in his stereotypical tuxedo, finds the affair so entertaining that he can’t help but laugh maniacally the entire time. If that’s not enough, you have the absolutely insane Ultimate Warrior growling and making faces being paired up with the Undertaker while Paul Bearer looms ominously. If anyone can figure out what anyone is saying in this, lemme know.