Monday, October 24, 2005

All that was missing was the Nitro Girls

I'm not really into professional wrestling anymore, but I used to be in college. We'd have Monday night get-togethers to watch "Nitro" and "Raw." Nowadays, I'll catch the Big Events (i.e., Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania), but that's about it. I have to depend on a friend of mine to get me caught up on the storylines and new faces. But he's all but ditched the WWE and moved onto something new...

Last night I went to he and his wife's house to watch the TNA Wrestling pay-per-view. To my surprise, it had some of the "sports-entertainment" guys I used to watch way back when: Jeff Jarrett, Konan, Raven, Kevin Nash. Larry Zybisco is even the commissioner. Lots of overacting, distracted referees, broken tables, greasy hair, and high-flying action. Yeah, it was a good time.

One nitpick: For an organization that calls itsef "TNA," the eye candy was definitely lacking. That's one area where the WWE prevails.

We joked last night that I should write my Congressman to inform him of the rampant cheating that is going on in professional wrestling. I'm tempted to do it, but will I be placed on some "kook list"?

12 comments:

The Law Fairy said...

Not if you sign it "Brad Pitt"!

(I just picked a random name)

The Dubin said...

Ahhh, remember those days? Like good wrestling fans, sitting around with our French bread, Alouette cheese spread, and a dry Merlot. Then of course Parrish would get ripped on his Cream Sherry or MD 20/20 and start demonstrating his power moves ("I'm stronger when I'm sober...so let's do it now!!").

Captain Backfire said...

Dude...you have a webiste on which you post pictures of girls you want to have sex with, music you illegally downloaded, and the sweatshirt you just bought (and subsequently named).

You're already on the kook list.

jasdye said...

forget that, dude, you have a blog. and you're not whiney or academic about it.

heck, you might be on the spooks list.

Micah said...

Law Fairy - How about Randy Quaid? He looks like the type that would complain about pro wrestling.

dubin - Don't forget the steel brownie pan. Where are you now, Diamond Dallas Page?

CB - "Have sex with"? Please. I want to share a loving, committed relationship with these women. And bust a nut.

jasdye - "Spooks list"? I was born a poor black child. Micah World doesn't tolerate hate speech.

KPMD said...

What about The Nature Boy, Rick Flair? I must say a smile came to my face when I remembered a time when Monday night meant watching a grown man slap his well-oiled chest while eating a creamed herb cheese.

As far as the kook list goes, you've voted libertarian in the past. Your kook fate has already been sealed.

Micah said...

WOOOOOOOOO! The Nature Boy will always be my fave.

My Monday nights still consist of all that, except there's no pro wrestling.

Hey, I'm proud of voting Libertarian in 2000. Never has a wasted vote felt so good.

jasdye said...

ummmm...

although i'm familiar with the negative racial baiting that comes with the word 'spooks' (after all, it's similar to the whole bogus white-fear of the legend of the boogeyman), i was under the impression that it primarily signified spies.

jasdye is no fan of hate speech.

Micah said...

Got it. I've heard the term applied to government agents, but I primarily interpret that word to be a racial slur. I grew up in the South, you know.

We're all one big Benetton ad here at Micah World. One love.

jasdye said...

"I grew up in the South, you know."

i really didn't hear a lot of these epithats until much later. not that they're not used in Chicago (by, for example, my students to each other)...

"We're all one big Benetton ad here at Micah World."

nuns kissing rabbis? yeah, makes sense.

The Dubin said...

I most certainly have NOT forgotten the brownie pan. God bless the Steel Aluminum Brownie Pan of Death. Parrish never was the same.

Micah said...

And then there was the Stone Cold Steve Austin angel that sat atop our Unity Tree.