I think you’re referring to Reckless Youth who was a hot name on the Indy scene in the 90’s.
Also surprised that Colt Cabana didn’t go further in WWE, he seemed like the type of the guy who didn’t take himself too seriously and would fit right in.
No, this guy in the clip was wrestling Punk. He wore a singlet, and I actually thought at first that it was Cabana because of that.
Sorry forgot about that one. I also thought that interview from January 2008 talking about himself was cool.
And as much as I like Punk, him tapping out Big Show and Lashley by himself is a bit of a stretch if that was the idea that Heyman pitched. Maybe it was a bunch of finishers from the other opponents and Punk got the pin, might have worked.
Post by DZ: WF Legacy on Jul 12, 2018 13:36:02 GMT -5
It was crazy to finally see some footage from that Legion of Doom vs Punk match. Talk about two different eras clashing! I love all this rare footage they manage to get for this show.
Good on them to try and cover some of the stuff from after Bruce left. The 2009 heel turn was one of the many things to love about Smackdown in 2009. Man, I miss Punk. I immediately went and watched the Over the Limit WWE title match with he and Bryan, and yeah, that's still a modern classic.
Hearing about all the old vets being unable to *get* people like Punk really says it all about the disconnect with the audience and the key players backstage. Hayes expressed similar feelings about Edge winning his first world title.
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Post by cabbageboy on Jul 13, 2018 18:17:30 GMT -5
I watched the Punk show and the ECW one today as well. Am I the only one who doesn't view the WWECW as the mindblowing disaster that they portray it as being? Was it snake bit? Of course. Your world champion was caught with weed and another top guy was released due to painkiller issues. I still to this day don't understand the logic behind the Van Dam thing. Jeff Hardy had a DUI this year and was way, way over the legal limit and is the current U.S. champion. Van Dam was caught with a bit of weed, was nowhere near as intoxicated, and had a prescription for whatever pills. Yet RVD dropped two different belts and was never pushed again all that hard. I guess timing is everything, and RVD's was as bad as you can get since it was the first year of the Wellness Policy. And the luck for ECW just got worse and worse given the entire Benoit situation in 2007 (which was entirely skipped over and they just talked about Nitro getting the belt).
Anyway, once the new ECW found its sea legs it became a really good show. That's something they don't discuss. There were several weeks where ECW was the best WWE produced show on the air in fact. They showed the grisly Bob Holly back cut from the RVD match, but don't mention it as being an awesome match that was Holly's best ever. After a point ECW became a good AAA 1/2 for the main roster, as in more than OVW but not quite being on Raw/SD. But at the end of the day ECW introduced CM Punk to a national audience, got The Miz over to the point where he became a main roster player, debuted Kofi Kingston, debuted Sheamus, etc. Of course it also had the awful Abraham Washington trash with Tony Atlas, but you can't have everything.