Articles by Scott Keith — page 2
1. I understand why Cody was in at 30- maybe ring rust I guess. But why not just make it a surprise? The ppv numbers aren’t an issue. It would have been a ROYAL RUMBLE MOMENT. Plus having him at 30 looks weak.
2. Not sure if they do this. But after seeing the crowds reaction to Asuka. Why not have her win? Would have been a great moment. She seemed really over and believable.
3. Having Ripley not only win from one but also start out injured also makes her too strong ya know? And why not have Beth come back in? Better than Nia no-vax jax. And also. A good way to get her eliminated if you wanted to go that route per previous point.
Thanks for your time. I’ll hang up and listen.
You and Fatness should do a podcast together. It would be four hours long but glorious.
I always consider Bobby Heenan’s performance during the 92 Rumble as one of the all time best performances. He literally adds a star to the match by himself selling the story. What other announcer performances would you consider special like that?
Jim Ross at KOTR 98 and maybe even his call of Rock-Hogan have to be up there.
Hard to believe that since Rey Mysterio won the Rumble in 2006, only once in the last 16 years has a Superstar who had never previously been a WWE World Champion won the Rumble match and then went on to win at WrestleMania. And, unfortunately for Drew McIntyre, that one instance was in an empty warehouse – not exactly a “WrestleMania moment”.
Uncensored PPV. Lastly, the case could be made that Bash at the Beach was a more important event for WCW than Starrcade by that point (i.e. Hogan vs. Flair in ‘94) and it would have also marked 1 year since the Hogan turn
and formation of the NWO. Thoughts?
Having said that, would it be best for them to keep Zayn out of the Rumble itself? I'm not expecting a 14-15 DB level hijacking here, but with the crown being invested with his journey for this long, is there the possibility that once Zayn gets eliminated, the crowd could turn on a Rhodes win because not only has he been absent for a while, but he also is the company fed obvious choice, like Batista & reigns were those years?
Obvious choices: Mid 90s Bret, post back injury Shawn, early 2000s Kurt Angle?
Less obvious choices: mid 80s Flair or Steamboat, mid 90s Owen, mid 80s Perfect
Left field choices: modern day Okada, late 90s AJPW pillar (Misawa/Kobashi/Kawada)
Someone else I’ve missed?
Who ya got?
Or was Piper so anti-jobbing by any method? Hogan/Piper not having a one on one at WM is as big a miss as not doing Hogan/Flair at 8
Piper doing a job for Hogan would have killed his heat in his mind, and Hogan jobbing at that point would have been stupid. Better to put Bundy in there and lose with no baggage.
I know you rate their matches high, but have you ever watched their promo videos? I also think Uncle Jethro is hilarious too, and wondering if he was so named as an homage to your “Dang Jethro!” Or maybe there are just lots of guys named Jethro?
I feel bad that I'm so late to appreciate them, and obviously feel terrible for the family and their loss and what the girls are going through.