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    Seven Things: 7 Favorite Forgotten NWO Members

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    Before Wrestling On Earth was formed, I wrote a little about this on a Tumblr page that not many people knew of. If you were one of the few to read it, you will notice there are quite a few differences in this list. I’ve re-watched a lot of WCW and it has changed a couple of my opinions as you’ll see here.

    There have been many WWE produced shows or DVD’s discussing the NWO and it’s usually always the same story. Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff create the NWO. It becomes the greatest phenomenon to hit pro wrestling and usher in a new height of pro wrestling popularity at the time. They add too many wrestlers to the faction, it becomes convoluted and begins to sink the WCW product.

    In this week of Seven Things, we look back at some of the forgotten rebels of the New World Order and their legacies. After all, it was supposed to “4 life” for the whole NWO; not just the popular kids.

    7. The Giant

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    The last edition of Seven Things featured a look back of the silly history of The Giant/Big Show so it only makes sense we start this one off laughing at him again, especially after his abysmal Survivor Series main event this weekend. The Giant joined the NWO shortly after losing the WCW title to Hulk Hogan due to wanting the money and power that came with the New World Order. After a while, The Giant would want another title shot vs. Hogan which led to him getting kicked out of the NWO.

    WCW would begin to trust him for the next year and what did he do? The big man stabbed them in the back again, joining the NWO again siding with NWO Hollywood to take down the NWO Wolfpac and WCW. It was just too sweet for his appetite of looking foolish to pass on. This NWO run surely had to work out better for The Giant, right? Wrong. The Wolfpac and Hollywood would merge creating a super NWO which only allowed elite guys such as Horace Hogan and Disco Inferno to be in it. The Giant was beat down and kicked out again for not reaching the standard. When giving thanks this week, please thank Big Show for countless moments of unintentional humor.

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    Match of the Week: Sid vs. Disco Inferno and Erik Watts (WCW Nitro)

    Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.

    This week, we’ve chosen a few matches that can technically be considered one match of Sid vs. Disco Inferno and Erik Watts from the September 13, 1999 edition of WCW Nitro. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: Disco Inferno vs. Erik Watts

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    Tim:

    We know what era of WCW we are watching because Tony Schiavone clearly has given up. He simply says “good move” when Watts hits that very weak kick at the beginning. This is the least and most basic thing a commentator could say while on the job.

    The crowd wants one person and one person only. Sid. On a side note, “Sid” is one of the strangest names to give someone. Sid. It’s funny as hell.

    We get a close up of a sign that, had the crowd not been going wild chanting for Sid to show, I would have put a large sum of money down on it being planted there. Sid shows up watching the match backstage and we get a hard-to-hear mumbling promo by The Psycho One.

    typicalROHfan:

    I’m the biggest Sid mark on the planet so this warms my heart. For about a month or two, Sid would squash cruiserweights and jobbers every week. Like, literally three or four times per show Sid would come in mid-match and powerbomb the “geeks” as Da Meltz would say. If only he would do this today. Imagine 3 Man Band vs. Los Matadores ending every week with Sid powerbombing them all. Little person included.

    Disco Inferno is one of my favorite jobbers in wrestling history and Erik Watts was the past generation’s version of Garrett Bischoff. He sucked, no one cared about him, he dressed like a creep and was only on the roster due to nepotism. The match ends perfectly with a glorious sign and Sid promo as Disco hits the Disco Stunner for the lesser of pin falls we’d see.

    Tom:

    STRAIGHT INTO THE ACTION, BROTHER. Wow, Erik Watts is not very good! At all! Thankfully, it isn’t long before we see the ‘Boring… WHERE’S SID?’ sign, which made me have to pause the video and laugh out loud for a full thirty seconds. The in-ring action continues (Disco’s finisher was a stunner?!?) but the real fun to be had is with Sid’s scintillating backstage promo

    I feel sorry…
    For the participants…
    For they know…
    The name Sid will scream…
    From the gallery.

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    Match of the Week: Disco Inferno & Alex Wright vs. Kevin Nash & Lex Luger (WCW Nitro, 07/13/1998)

    Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.

    This week, we’ve chosen Disco Inferno & Alex Wright vs. Kevin Nash & Lex Luger from the July 13th, 1998 episode of WCW Monday Nitro. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.

    Part 1: The entrances.

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    Tim:

    There are legitimately very few things that make me have that exact same feeling that I did on Monday nights as a WCW-raised child quite like seeing that entrance-way and hearing Disco Inferno‘s theme hit. It’s the weirdest thing. Then there was one of my personal favorites. Alex Wright. The entrance dance was never weird to me as a kid for some reason but Disco Inferno’s was. I used to like to chase my cat around with a broomstick when I was a kid. Oh…what? You’re not my psychiatrist? Sorry. Back to the match. Here comes “The Wolfpac.” These jobbers never made any money and thank God they’re not around anymore, unlike Wright and Inferno.

    typicalROHfan:

    Disco Inferno and Alex Wright come out with great entrance themes, great dance moves and great outfits. After being robbed the night before, Disco is giving a five star promo. “The lemon and lime, step on a dime, bust a rhyme, it’s your duty to shake your booty dance party” is a t-shirt that should have been made. WCW missing the boat obviously.

    Here comes the Wolfpac. Konnan the jinx (he ruined everything in WCW), Lex Luger in black pants, Kevin Nash aka “Big Goof” in the words of Disco and Pizza-Face Sting. Nash does his usual bit with a weirdly raspy voice. Did Dean Ambrose do voice over work on this?

    Tom:

    Alex Wright is amazing. Is it okay if I only write about how amazing he is? Because SERIOUSLY, in a match that involves Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, Sting, Konnan and Disco ‘Daniel Bryan will never make money’ Inferno, he’s the absolute stand-out on every level. I felt genuinely angry during his entrance that they cut away to some goon in a pink shirt ‘raising the roof’ and we were deprived of Wright’s amazing dance for a few seconds.

    I watched very little WCW during the Monday Night Wars, so was he always this good, or did things go drastically downhill when they shaved his head and repackaged him as Berlynnnn (or however they spelled it)? Plz reply ASAP, thx. Continue reading