El Generico, “The Generic Luchador” is not generally known for his promos, but thankfully Colt Cabana was around at a recent PWG show to give him a helping hand.
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TNA superstar Scott Steiner turned 47 years old this past Wednesday. We here at Ring Psych would like to congratulate Scott by offering up to his fans video of his most memorable TNA moments.
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It was the feud that every wrestling fan had been waiting for. It was the closest that fans at that time thought they would ever get to a WWF vs WCW battle. Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair. Much like the Invasion angle 10 years later, it could only disappoint.
In 1988, the Alabama territory had a feud in the promotion that was considered by many wrestling fans to be one of the best in the country that year. Tom Pritchard was the babyface Alabama Heavyweight Champion, upholding the fine values that Alabama is known for worldwide. His opponent, “Dirty White Boy” Tony Anthony, was the rule breaking heel, trying every underhanded trick to win the title out from under Pritchard. They had been feuding for a couple of months when the following interview takes place. (more…)
“The Ultimate Warrior has a lot of bad habits” Yes I think we know that. What is interesting is the line that follows ” But only ones that help me survive” What do you think he meant by that? Was he subconsciously looking for a excuse for doing a anti-smoking PSA when he was taking things that help him “survive”?
Also looking back at his crazy promos think of how different Warrior would sound if some writer was fully scripting his words. He would likely do a promo like any other babyface . That would of been a shame since no matter what you think of the Ultimate Warrior his promos were sure… unique is the word we should use .
Superstar Billy Graham entered the Florida territory in 1984 after having an unsuccessful couple of years at the box office in the WWF. Having abandoned the classic blond goatee, tie dyed look for black tights and a dubious karate moveset, he worked several short programs in different promotions before being hired by Eddie Graham for his Florida Championship Wrestling. Upon his debut, he joined Kevin Sullivan’s “Army of Darkness”, known throughtout the country as one of the hottest angles going on in wrestling thanks to Sullivan’s pseudo-Satanic promos. Graham was a member of the group for several weeks, often teaming with Sullivan in tag matches, when the following clip happens. In it, Graham watches Sullivan attack Fallen Angel (the late Nancy Benoit) one too many times, and ends up hanging from a leather strap for coming to her defense.
That is not the reason this clip is here, however. No, what follows the hanging and Sullivan’s rambling interview is one of the most famous promos ever recorded in wrestling history. It involves Graham, chained to the hot desert floor, making clear that this wouldn’t be your everyday feud. It wouldn’t even be your average good versus evil. No, this was going to be Jesus Christ taking on Satan, one on one, in a wrestling ring.
I would love to say a match came out of all this that was as good as the interviews from the two men, but there wasn’t. They feuded only briefly, before Graham abruptly left for Crockett Promotions, based out of the Carolinas. There, he once again donned the black tights and threw horrible judo chops at “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant.
Before most WWE promos were fully scripted by Hollywood writers (who figured that the best use of their writing talent was to script Batista interviews) wrestlers had to make up stuff on their own to say. This often lead to promos that were strange rambling messes.
This promo from Wrestlemania four starts out okay but then Hulk Hogan begins to talk about how he plans on putting the lives of all his fans at the arena in danger by flooding trump plaza. (And he later clams in the promo that he will save all the hulkamanacs by letting them all climb on his back ) No wonder all his friends turned heel on this insane man in the 80’s.