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Darth Pipes
post Aug 6 2008, 08:34 PM
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Bock was a little too old at that point but he was so damn good, he could have pulled off the Million Dollar Man gimmick.
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post Aug 11 2008, 07:43 PM
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I like how they keep driving the point home that Andre's in the best shape of his life, when the complete opposite is true. And Boris Zukhov's main appeal was apparently his huge head.
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post Aug 12 2008, 09:01 PM
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You're right about Andre. He has his back surgery in 1987 but he wasn't going to get any better. I don't remember but I've heard that Andre's Survivor Series performance was so bad that it was two months before they showed any footage from Survivor Series on WWF TV.
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post Aug 14 2008, 05:18 PM
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The 6/4/86 TNT is really fun. First we have a delightfully evil Roberts showing off a bunch of snakes, followed by an interview with team charisma Spivey and Rotundo. Then Savage steals the show ,from his "HULK WHO?" shirt, to his insane speaking ,and yelling at Mean Gene for taking audience questions. The best guest since Paul "How many apartment buildings do you own?" Christy. Watch it and you'll see what I mean.
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post Aug 14 2008, 08:37 PM
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Savage is a riot on these old shows. His rambling promos were insane and hysterical. I also noticed that his legs are ungodly skinny.
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post Aug 16 2008, 11:37 PM
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Just watched TNT and Savage was hysterical. His reactions to everything were great and I forgot how cracked out his interviews used to be. There's even an acknowledgement of Savage's baseball career. I beleve he played in the minor league before wrestling. Savage alone was enough for that show but it began with a terrific Jake Roberts interview and footage of his ongoing feud with Ricky Steamboat. Rotundo (who looks like he should be murdering couples in their hotel room) and Spivey were indeed the great void.
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post Aug 17 2008, 04:54 AM
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Randy Savage's baseball career.

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post Aug 21 2008, 05:40 PM
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QUOTE (Jericholic82 @ Aug 14 2008, 06:18 PM) *
The 6/4/86 TNT is really fun. First we have a delightfully evil Roberts showing off a bunch of snakes, followed by an interview with team charisma Spivey and Rotundo. Then Savage steals the show ,from his "HULK WHO?" shirt, to his insane speaking ,and yelling at Mean Gene for taking audience questions. The best guest since Paul "How many apartment buildings do you own?" Christy. Watch it and you'll see what I mean.

Paul Christy is one of the WrestleCrap entries this week, I believe. That's where I saw it for the first time, and holy shit, it's crazy brilliant in spite of (or because of?) Paul's completely awkward ineptitude. It's must see.
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post Aug 23 2008, 11:25 PM
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You know, watching the newest Prime Time made me realize something. Not only was Prime Time a place to recap matches and angles, it was also a place to shill any and every WWF product imaginable. Calenders, dolls, toys, video tapes, music, even ice cream bars. Along with their great banter, Monsoon and Heenan were practically in the home shopping business. I'm surprised Vince never made them wear WWF t-shirts either.

I can't remember when they started but I'm looking forward to some of the Prime Time's where Monsoon and Heenan hit the road.
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post Aug 23 2008, 11:46 PM
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I think in some pre-PPV episodes Monsoon is decked out in an event hat. I like how the set is now gradually showcasing merchandise... based on episodes I've seen from 1989 (SummerSlam special, Christmas special) that set starts looking like a big display case.

On the note of Prime Time's future, when did it become the "it" show. I mean, I realize that the main angles happened on the syndies right up until Raw, but I know there's a time in the future where PTW showcased the name vs. name matches from the TV tapings. Granted, these are names like Haku vs. El Matador, but I used to have a tape showcasing SummerSlam 92 dark matches. You also see the Prime Time banner in some mid-90s build-up packages, showing matches like Bret Hart vs. Ric Martel for the IC title. I guess my question is, when does PTW stop plucking matches from televised house shows (mixed in with Syndie squashes) and become complete "TV taping" showcase?
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post Aug 23 2008, 11:51 PM
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My somewhat educated guess is they started showing more matches from the syndicated tapings when they started phasing out televised house shows (They stopped airing Boston Garden and Spectrum shows in '89 and MSG would follow in '92).
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post Aug 24 2008, 12:01 AM
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Makes sense. I'm pretty sure one of the PTWs I received on tape (because we didn't get the show in Canada so my cousin received them from friends of the family in Michigan) from 1992 still had a house show match, but it was from MSG (Snuka vs. New Heel Michaels, who I recall having some funky almost-Narcissist like music).
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Darth Pipes
post Aug 24 2008, 10:23 AM
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I always remember with Prime Time was that during this era, Saturday morning was the big time for the WWF. Matches on Prime Time, many of which came from arena shows, were never acknowledged.
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post Aug 24 2008, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE (DrVenkman PhD @ Aug 24 2008, 02:01 AM) *
New Heel Michaels, who I recall having some funky almost-Narcissist like music).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDVXH5iUUpo

That one, right?
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post Aug 24 2008, 08:43 PM
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Yes. I'd call it "Theme for Female Gremlin in Gremlins 2", but I don't want to sound uncultured to classical music.
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post Aug 24 2008, 09:02 PM
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I think it's called Rhapsody in Blue.
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Bruiser Chong
post Aug 25 2008, 09:33 PM
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PTW was still heavily laced with MSG matches in 1992.
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post Aug 25 2008, 11:33 PM
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The Christmas themed episode they showed in December from 1992 was NOTHING but syndie squash matches, but I think they had given up by that point.
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post Sep 3 2008, 04:50 PM
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"I'm talking to the Terry Garvin School of Self-Defense."

"Oh, are you enrolling some of your family members?"
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post Sep 6 2008, 01:12 PM
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This week's Prime Time is awesome as it features....the Jive Soul Bro music video~! My god that was awesome.
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Darth Pipes
post Sep 6 2008, 10:24 PM
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Heheh. Yeah, that was classic.

Interesting thing I realized...Savage's Survivor Series team was made up of guys he either feuded with (Steamboat) or guys who would later feud with (Roberts, Duggan, and Beefcake).
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post Sep 7 2008, 03:38 PM
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Thankfully the guys on Savage's team had a bigger beef with Honky (particularly Steamboat and Roberts).
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post Sep 7 2008, 09:20 PM
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Amazing Heenan / Monsoon banter this week. It's always awesome when the Terry Garvin School of Self-Defense comes up, but to me, the highlight was one of those segments you could tell was completely improv (I think Heenan once said most of their stuff was). It's the segment discussing Jive Soul Bro becoming the National Anthem that somehow ends with Heenan declaring Atlanta as South America.
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post Sep 7 2008, 10:40 PM
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I love how Savage referred to Duggan's crossed eyes en route to building him up during that promo.
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post Sep 8 2008, 10:13 AM
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How about that hot new tag team of Billy Jerk and Ken Patera? They sure went places.
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post Sep 9 2008, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE (DrVenkman PhD @ Sep 7 2008, 11:20 PM) *
Amazing Heenan / Monsoon banter this week. It's always awesome when the Terry Garvin School of Self-Defense comes up, but to me, the highlight was one of those segments you could tell was completely improv (I think Heenan once said most of their stuff was). It's the segment discussing Jive Soul Bro becoming the National Anthem that somehow ends with Heenan declaring Atlanta as South America.


I liked when Gorilla just sat back and told Heenan to play host for a while. Bobby looking into the wrong camera while Gorilla chuckles is great.
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post Sep 9 2008, 02:41 PM
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He did that during a 1986 ep too. Monsoon left the studio and Heenan had no clue what segment was coming up. He was in a panic shuffling papers trying to throw it to a segment that aired 20 minutes ago. Good stuff.
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post Sep 9 2008, 09:19 PM
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They did the same thing with Heenan on All-American Wrestling in 1993 (might have been after Mean Gene left) where he was trying to host the show solo and would be doing stuff reading the paper unaware they were back from commercial breaks.
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post Sep 10 2008, 10:24 AM
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Prime Time from Sept. '91, featuring Ric Flair's debut!

Man what a reaction for Sean Mooney from the audience plants.
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post Sep 10 2008, 01:59 PM
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And nice outfits for the Road Warriors. Jeez guys, were you aware you were going to appear on television?
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