Hogan was being paid fist over dollar, and Bret's the villain in this story?
They really make him out to be this C-tier wrestler that won the biggest lottery of all time.
So, "guaranteed contracts" were, and still to this day by the old guard, are often used as a point as to why WCW failed, and it wasn't that. Lazy wrestlers are always gonna be lazy, regardless if you're paying them $175,000 to work 120 dates a year, or $300 a date for 250 dates a year. They paid Bret Hart a lot of money because they figured bringing in one of WWF's last remaining top stars would be all they needed to finish them off and also get a new star due to their inability to create stars internally. Of course, it's because of their inability to book properly without going back to the Hogan well that a guy like Bret wound up bouncing around, doing nothing.
This, of course, is just the norm for WWE; because Hogan was in the company at the time, and Bret wasn't, Hogan is the good guy, and Bret's the villain. This was the exact same thing Confidential showed 6 episodes earlier.
Hmm... let's see if I can name all of the teams and leagues that Al Snow's jersey collection had. And, furthermore, if the teams are still in existence because minor league hockey has a lot of turnover.
*Augusta Lynx (ECHL) - No *Quebec Nordiques (NHL) - Yes, as Colorado Avalanche *Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) - Yes *Beast of New Haven (AHL) - No *Birmingham Bulls (ECHL) - No, although an SPHL Bulls team now exists *Detroit Vipers (IHL) - No *Lowell Loch Monsters (AHL) - Yes, as Binghamton Devils *Quebec Rafales (IHL) - No *Jacksonville Lizard Kings (ECHL) - No *Topeka Scarecrows (CHL) - No *Rockford IceHogs (UHL) - Yes, now in AHL *Worcester IceCats (AHL) - Yes, now as San Jose Barracuda *San Jose Sharks (NHL) - Yes *Syracuse Crunch (AHL) - Yes *Austin Ice Bats (CHL) - No *Washington Capitals (NHL) - Yes *San Diego Gulls (WCHL) - No, but an AHL team now exists *Rochester Americans (AHL) - Yes *Mobile Mysticks (ECHL) - Yes, as Atlanta Gladiators *Huntington Blizzard (ECHL) - Yes, as Manchester Monarchs *Peoria Rivermen (ECHL) - No... an AHL team replaced the ECHL team, which then moved to Utica, and then an SPHL team joined the market with the same name *Tacoma Sabercats (WCHL) - No *Dayton Bombers (ECHL) - No *Chicago Wolves (AHL) - Yes *Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) - Yes, as Lehigh Valley Phantoms *New York Islanders (NHL) - Yes, and it's the Gorton's Fisherman jersey *Minnesota Wild (NHL) - Yes *Manitoba Moose (AHL) - Yes, though they left and relocated back to Winnipeg
Those were the ones he wore. I was also able to identify Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Anchorage Aces, and Long Beach Ice Dogs jerseys easily, and all of them except for the Ice Dogs are still active (obviously), with the Aces having been transferred over as the Maine Mariners in the ECHL.
I like hockey jerseys.
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Don't get me wrong; that was a horrifying experience for Rikishi, but the gimmick they gave him before they made him the Sultan was the corniest corn.
And, back to the time when Molly was the top women's heel for not wanting to be a slut.
Plus, more of the Tank that Singlehandedly Destroyed WCW.
Oh right, the DX tank?
I thought you meant Tank Abbott and I was forgetting some WWE running joke.
No, Tank Abbott came along later on and became a running joke of his own in WCW.
Everyone always talks about the Norfolk Scope, but they never discuss DX going to WCW's dingy headquarters in Smryna, Georgia. On a rather depressing note, according to the book "Nitro", the staff who worked in that office were locked out of that building when WWF bought WCW and couldn't even get their belongings back.
I don't understand how Billy & Chuck were positive, considering that they were largely booked as heels throughout most of their tenure, and their gimmick going from somewhat metrosexual when the team was formed in December 2001 to "clearly gay" throughout 2002, with them only being turned face to get beaten by Three Minute Warning at Unforgiven 2002. I mean, groups got behind them due to the fact that it was an act that wasn't depicted as flaming, which wrestling was known to go for, but it was the fact that they were "gay" was the source of their heat, to which the average wrestling fan would go into their homophobic urges, which is ironic because during this episode, Vince comments that the crowds were "sophisticated" and didn't drop the F-bomb at the group. I'm probably certain when they went to casual markets, that's what happened.
But, HLA was the worst of the worst. I don't know what was the whole point of that gimmick WWE was running for it, besides Jerry Lawler jerking off at the announce booth and getting to the sexually frustrated males of the early 2000s And, Vince going into whataboutism with Three Minute Warning beating up everyone else was dumb.
The company had high hopes for Rene, and that sure didn't work out for either party. It was pretty weird that they devoted so much of an episode to a developmental talent, but I guess it was an excuse to showcase OVW.
I also forgot to mention that this episode and a previous one (I forget which) chronicled Booker T shilling Hungry Man dinners and they did the behind-the-scenes. And, yes, that was not the Green Frog (said Green Frog in Bakersfield sadly closed and is now a Dollar General).
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