Gay as FOOK Posted March 9, 2021 Share Posted March 9, 2021 Rewatched Insurrection 2002 on a whim last night. Every now and then I'll realise these shows still exist in a vacuum alongside the canon shows that year. I really like watching them. That filmed house show feel gives them a few benefits that make them a viable alternative to digest as a weird snapshot of that year. You've got those In Your House level running times, odd production quirks (Did British WWE mats sound different? The bell certainly did. The exposure on the hard cams was all over the place etc..), hot crowds, weird match combinations, shoehorned Britishness and most importantly of all these things are never mentioned again or appear in clips by the WWE so they feel somewhat fresh to go back to. It also got me thinking of how a few of them were pretty hot deals at the time everyone was into wrestling. No, really! I know they're rightfully cast aside in terms of their creative importance but if you cast your mind back, because these were Box Office exclusives, Sky Sports used to heavily advertise them. Usually more than that year's WrestleMania or SummerSlam. That - combined with the fact that you didn't need to stay up until 4AM - usually meant everyone at school ordered it and about half that number recorded it to video cassette that would get bounced around for the next week. All of the above - combined with the fact that Capital Carnage was the first tape I ever owned - make these shows a bit of a comfort watch for yours truly. The quality goes from One Night Only right down to the murky depths of No Mercy 99. In between there's a bunch of Insurrections and Rebellions that are an odd watch back. Anyone any similar feelings or favourite moments from these shows? Anyone have any memories of attending any of them, even? On a side note, I was genuinely surprised watching Insurrection last night to find that Planet Stasiak was for one brief moment in time a Paul Heyman guy, rubbing shoulders with the beast incarnate. Could it have been another one that put the one in twenty one and one? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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