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Vince MechMahon
Jan 1, 2008





Hedgehog Pie posted:

I've heard a few stories about the lengths Pillman went to in order to sell the Loose Cannon character, some of which I've seen evidence of (unexpectedly manhandling a fragile "off-limits" Bobby Heenan in WCW) and others which seem a bit weirder (taking a poo poo on the floor in someone's house and possibly eating it?). I think the appeal though is in the perfect storm of him being involved in a tasteless Attitude Era rape angle, almost immediately dying due to a drug problem, and then that horrible interview with his widow on the next Raw.

If I'm remembering correctly the Heenan thing was something he had talked to Heenan (and only Heenan) about before doing it at least.

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Takuan
May 6, 2007


Red posted:

Wasn't Benoit supposed to put over Punk for the show he missed? He was probably super paranoid about being phased out.

If I'm remembering the news from that weekend correctly, he was supposed to go over Punk in that match.

davidbix
Jun 14, 2016

Wow, Bix. First K.Rool, then Steve and now SEPHIROTH? Your dream game is real!


Takuan posted:

If I'm remembering the news from that weekend correctly, he was supposed to go over Punk in that match.
Yes, but he WAS super paranoid about it, thinking he was being phased out when he was actually put in the ECW spot BECAUSE of how respected he was.

Red
Apr 15, 2003

Yeah, great at getting us into trouble.



davidbix posted:

Yes, but he WAS super paranoid about it, thinking he was being phased out when he was actually put in the ECW spot BECAUSE of how respected he was.

Ah, ok, that's what I was remembering.

DeathChicken
Jul 9, 2012

Nonsense. I have not yet begun to defile myself.



And that led to Nancy Grace's bizarre "He was about to be demoted to the Four Horsemen" line

nil!
Feb 5, 2004

I don't think so.

Just wanted to say that Amazon Prime has listed Dark Side of the Ring Confidential as Season 3 which it is not. Unless you are interested in Conrad and the producers talking about past episodes, avoid it.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

CUTEST IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF THE SIMPS
RARITY-CHAN





The Plane Ride From Hell was very high on my wishlist for season 3, that's going to be really interesting (and horrifying) to dig into. Sounds like even more awful poo poo happened during it than I realised

Macrame_God posted:

Brian Pillman (Season Premiere)
FMW (Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling)
XPW (Xtreme Pro Wrestling)
Nick Gage
WCW/NJPW Collision In Korea 1995
The Smith Family (Grizzly Smith, Sam Houston, Rockin’ Robin & Jake “The Snake” Roberts)
Ion Croitoru (a.k.a. Bruiser Bedlam, Johnny K-9)
Chris Kanyon
The Plane Ride From Hell

This list is missing the confirmed ep on Dynamite Kid

John Dudebro
Dec 3, 2013



i hope the nick gage episode is just an hour of talking heads saying "yeah he's cool as hell"

Vince MechMahon
Jan 1, 2008





When does season 3 debut?

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

CUTEST IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF THE SIMPS
RARITY-CHAN





Vince MechMahon posted:

When does season 3 debut?

Not announced yet

Pinche Rudo
Feb 8, 2005



If you don't like the Nick Gage episode you might be a cop caller, MDK

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Have you folks been watching the Confidential episodes? They're kinda interesting...also one of the producers keeps wearing Nancy Sullivan sweatshirts.

Pope Corky the IX
Dec 18, 2006

What are you looking at?

I watched the Road Warriors episode and I unfortunately found it lacking, it could easily have been a two-parter. They fast-forward through a lot of JCP/NWA/WCW as well as a lot of their last WWF run. Also, no mention of how many times they ran the “Animal finds a new partner” storyline with Heidenreich, etc after Hawk died.

DeathChicken
Jul 9, 2012

Nonsense. I have not yet begun to defile myself.



I did like Animal's story about how Hawk was a literal teen movie villain growing up, fighting people in high school and then on the off chance you beat him he was your best friend

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



I was watching a video about hosed up stuff that happened on live TV, and it mentioned Bruno Sammartino having a match with a guy who died in the ring after Bruno scoop slammed him. Seems like a possible episode.

I'd actually never heard about this before.

JOHN CENA
Oct 20, 2006


i never heard of it either


bix


contact The Sack

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT

Back in those days, champions were expected to kill a man in the ring. It may seem barbaric now, but that's how they protected the business.

Vince MechMahon
Jan 1, 2008





How did a guy get into the ring in such bad shape he died from a slam? Wasn't the sports commission actually doing poo poo back then, too?

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Vince MechMahon posted:

How did a guy get into the ring in such bad shape he died from a slam? Wasn't the sports commission actually doing poo poo back then, too?

Well, he had a heart attack during the slam. But we don't know if poor health or some hereditary condition was the cause. He was also 46

Pope Corky the IX
Dec 18, 2006

What are you looking at?

Come on and SLAM

JOHN CENA
Oct 20, 2006


Vince MechMahon posted:

How did a guy get into the ring in such bad shape he died from a slam? Wasn't the sports commission actually doing poo poo back then, too?

dude people die from tripping and bonking their head on the curb. rings back then may as well have been made of cement.

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT

Work stiff, become a stiff.

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible





I remember at one point during the AWA produced movie "The Wrestler" starring Verne Gagne and Ed Asner, at one point Ray Stevens kills a guy during a match, and the film's like "Well, it happens!"

davidbix
Jun 14, 2016

Wow, Bix. First K.Rool, then Steve and now SEPHIROTH? Your dream game is real!


JOHN CENA posted:

i never heard of it either


bix


contact The Sack
I don't think it was on live TV, but from the Bruno obit in the Observer:

"On February 18, 1961, Sammartino had an afternoon match at Sunnyside Gardens, a small arena in Queens, NY, against 46-year-old Chick Garibaldi. During the match, Garibaldi suffered a heart attack after being body slammed, and died. Sammartino later found out that Garibaldi was using steroids. Whether one had anything to do with the other, that was the catalyst for Sammartino’s hatred for steroids."

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Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible





MAY 6th!

https://twitter.com/DarkSideOfRing/status/1380241662274895875?s=20

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