First half of Undertaker was good, but I was looking forward to learning more about his early WWE career, but they just jumped directly from his debut to the Kane era.
Goldberg not too bad either. I knew he was green, but I didn't realize he'd only been in the Power Plant for like 2 months before making his TV debut, and from 0 wrestling experience to world title was only 2 years.
Disappointed they didn't go into the Oldberg-Taker masterpiece
Jose Lothario shows up on seemingly most episodes of 1982 WCCW on the Network.
He was every bit as uninteresting as a wrestler as he was when he had that run as Shawn Michaels's manager in 1996. And he was BRUTALLY uninteresting as a corner man for Shawn Michaels.
I'm understanding of WCCW using him, because he was a regional favorite in Texas who apparently helped draw Mexican fans. I don't know enough to know whether his presence at 1996 Royal Rumble actually helped sell that show in San Antonio. But he sure as hell didn't need to continue beyond that to just weigh Shawn Michaels down.
They held this event in Texas Stadium. But not under any pretense they could ever even remotely fill it. They plopped the ring down in the end zone rather than at midfield, and then they freely showed camera angles of completely empty sections of seats. Even the hard camera side looks…I don’t know, 50% full? Tons of empty seats. You can hear the crowd, the total number of people out there was probably perfectly respectable for a territory, but the setting makes the crowd look sparse as ****.
Surely it wasn’t cheap to rent Texas Stadium, so I have no idea what went into this decision.
Ted DiBiase was so ridiculously good as a white-meat babyface. Not really surprising, but just jarring after a life of only knowing him as a heel outside the ill-fated WCW managerial face turn at the end.
Of course, unless he had an interest in becoming chiseled, he was going to have a definite ceiling in WWF as a face, so it’s for the best that he got pushed as a heel from day one there.