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The Weird and Wonderful World of WCW Nitro


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It's a topic we've probably done before, but I've reading through THIS 130-page monolith of hilarity and it discusses a whole wealth of strange segments from WCW that seem to have disappeared into the mists of time, such as the time Chavo Guerrero started selling Avon (or as the Americans call it, Amway). Other gems include:

 

Norman Smiley and Ralphus invade a Backyard fed.

Russo confronts Goldberg from the safety of the Popemobile.

 

Other highlights include The Cat talking trash about Scott Norton, causing Norton to interrupt his shave and walk to the ring with a face covered in foam and kick The Cat's arse, or even Jimmy Hart fighting for the Hardcore title in a suit of armour but losing because he fell through a table and couldn't back up as the armour was too heavy,

 

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WCW Nitro thread with clips from WCW Thunder.My favourite Nitro period was that 18 month stretch where they could do no wrong. As far as diverse and different programming goes that 1996-98 period was probably the best wrestling show in the last few decades. Cruiserweights, brawlers, pure wrestlers, superstar names, international talent, awesome promos, red hot crowds. It was an incredible period.

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I get that. The AYS YouTube series as well as the Roundtable discussion really shine a light on the grudges that people hold even when they have a secure job in the industry still (like JR). Everything has to turn into a "bash WCW" tirade. You might argue that if Bischoff had gotten his way, he would have pissed on Vince and co any chance he could. It gets really old hat I find, especially as has been pointed out, that one could quite reasonably edit together a Fall of WWE piece with what has been thrown out there in the last few years (I'm surprised someone with more time on YouTube hasn't for kicks from the theoretical perspective that WWE went out of business in two years time). That's not to say they have made a misstep every time, as there has been some good to great stuff in the last few years. But you look at the inconsistencies, messes and failures that have gone down as well, and it wouldn't take Goebbels too long to put out something just as good at mocking WWE.

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The time Disco Inferno randomly showed up under a mask as "La Cucaracha" in one of the 8-man lucha tags on Nitro. I have vague memories he was in the middle of a mini-feud with Konnan at the time but Konnan wasn't involved in the match and I don't remember there being any explanation or blow off to Disco being under the mask.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s6JZnjhVKU

 

And I can't find a video of it but the episode where the nWo ambushed Ric Flair's limo on the way to the arena and spent a ridiculous amount of time beating him down in a field while everything was filmed by helicopter has to be up there. The beat-down was so long that they actually had a match going on back at the arena for the live crowd instead of showing them the video, which would have been fine if the attack hadn't been a major plot point for the night. The end of the show was something like Hogan calling out Flair and Flair not showing up, with nobody in the arena knowing why. Then Flair eventually stumbled out of a pumpkin truck that he'd hitched a lift in and staggered to the ring covered in dirt.

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And I can't find a video of it but the episode where the nWo ambushed Ric Flair's limo on the way to the arena and spent a ridiculous amount of time beating him down in a field while everything was filmed by helicopter has to be up there. The beat-down was so long that they actually had a match going on back at the arena for the live crowd instead of showing them the video, which would have been fine if the attack hadn't been a major plot point for the night. The end of the show was something like Hogan calling out Flair and Flair not showing up, with nobody in the arena knowing why. Then Flair eventually stumbled out of a pumpkin truck that he'd hitched a lift in and staggered to the ring covered in dirt.

That would have been in the run-up to Superbrawl IX is memory serves me correct. The nWo attacked Flair in ski-masks. It was all very odd indeed.
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Brilliant, i remember stuff like this the most, i love the weird midcard storylines.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O_-fOC2RD4
To hell with the haters I loved that storyline.Back to WCW stupidity is it true Chastity and Torrie Wilson were fired at the same time (for different reasons) only to be hired back almost immediately after legal threats? I'm sure that was one of the many bizarre stories made the rounds back in the WCW madness days.
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Don't think Chastity got near to being back into WCW after Time Warner found out about that hardcore porno she did. To be fair, she made it whilst she was in ECW.ADDED: I'd have to add the time the Yeti exploded out of an iceberg(?) at the Nitro entrance way. Wasn't the guy doing that bit Giant Gonzalez in his one and only appearance? At Halloween Havoc 1995, Yeti was Ron Reis.

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