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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Mick Foley put my butt in this seat

During the Monday Night Wars between WCW Monday Nitro and WWF Raw, WCW ran live shows every week while the WWF-lacking "Billionaire Ted" Turner's deep pockets, had to tape every other episode. To keep folks from checking in on a pre-taped Raw, WCW would read Raw results in the air.

Well, one night in 1999, WCW announcer Tony Schiavone announced that Mankind was set to win the WWF World Title on the other channel and smirked "that'll sure put some butts in the seats."

Almost instantly, 600,000 Americans (including moi) turned to see Mick Foley live his lifelong dream of winning the big one:



So what did we miss on Nitro? Yup, the fingerpoke of doom:



What a night. Before WCW could give fans "the finger," we gave it to them.

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3 Comments:

Blogger moneytastesbad said...

I recently downloaded an Episode of WWE Legends (it is a show on WWE 24/7 that features 4 or 5 people in a roundtable type setting discussing a certain topic). This episode was about the Monday Night Wars and featured Good ol' JR, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Michael "PS" Haynes, Mick Foley, and Eric Bishoff.

It got interesting when they brought this particular night up. Mick told Eric that he was pretty hurt by the comment. He took it as a personal insult. He talked about being home with his kids, flipping back and forth between Raw and Nitro, the kids did not know he had won yet. He was really disappointed when they heard it on Nitro.

Bishoff defended himself by telling Mick that it was nothing personal and he was just doing what he had done many times before. He admitted that it back fired.

****CONTEST ALERT*****

The first person to tell me who Laser Tron was will recieve a copy of the above mentioned episode of WWE Legends, along with a Three Hour Shoot interview with Kevin Nash and some other random stuff that I feel like sending you. Email your answers to moneytastesbad @ gmail dot com

Saturday, April 19, 2008  
Blogger Chris James said...

Oooh, oooh, I know.

But, in the interest of fairness, I disqualify myself from winning a contest on my own crappy blog.

Good luck, everyone.

Saturday, April 19, 2008  
Blogger moneytastesbad said...

Chris, send me you address, Ill send you a copy.

Saturday, April 19, 2008  

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