and more in John Hitchcock's
Ghosts from Wrestling Past
Times were tough for the old WCW in the late-eighties, it seemed that most of the quality wrestlers left or were fired.
It was a real bitch to be a wrestling fan and
Security was really going nuts trying to locate and destroy all the negative signs in the crowd. Always remember that at the start of a show, the announcer would ask everyone to hold up their signs to 'see how creative they are.' All they wanted to do was steal your sign.
I snuck in a sign that said, "WE WANT FLAIR!" and hid it under Big Eddie. That sign really got the fans going when I stood on my chair and got the crowd chanting for the Nature Boy. I know this got over the noise sweetener because a lot of folks said they heard it on the pay for view.
There were two other memorable moments on this show. First, they had a lumberjack match and walking to ring side was P.N. News wearing a t-shirt and cut off pants. The guy looked like a wreak and as he stood there at ringside some guy yelled right into his face in an amazing Yankee accent and I quote, "NEWS, YOU FAT FUCK!"
News just stood there in his flip-flop shoes like the fat fuck that he was and I laughed my ass off.
Second, the next morning I witnessed at the bar Dusty Rhodes and David Crockett toasting and celebrating their freedom from Ric Flair. And I can tell you this, David Crockett looked at Dusty like he was his long lost girl friend with stars in his eyes. Which struck me as very creepy. These two guys were really happy that Flair was gone and it made me sick.
Note to readers, this is another reason why I hate Dusty Rhodes and you should too.
Then I held up a large sign that said, "GHOSTS FROM WRESTLING PAST!"
We then all began moaning like ghosts haunting the Coliseum.
I think I was under the Arn bag.
When Kevin Sullivan and Sting came out they totally lost it laughing. Sullivan just took a look and screamed laughing,
"That's Funny! That's Great!"
Then Tom Zenk walked over shook my hand and said, "Come on guys, Get Serious! This is wrestling!"
I think that was the most entertaining thing Zenk ever did in his career.
The match was a laugh fest, as the guys couldn't keep a straight face the whole thing.
I wonder what all the marks thought of this?
Yeah, like who cares?
The other really cool thing that happened was when Black Bart finished his match, he rolled out of the ring and said directly to us, "Aaaahh, Cold Beer!"
Words that the big man really believed in.
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