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This week, we continue to celebrate the “Shark Week” theme by celebrating our pro wrestling shark forefathers. The match of the week is Scott “Flash” Norton vs. The Shark BUT since it’s Shark Week, we will be adding a bonus match with a match featuring the modern day shark icon, Shark Boy. Site members @TimWelcomed and @typicalROHfan will give their (lack of) expertise on the shark greatness.
Earthquake? No. Avalanche? No. John Tenta? No. The true identity of this man should always be The Shark. This former Dungeon of Doom member left a very small mark on World Championship Wrestling.
Quite frankly, our rational for match selecting is “the weirder, the better” as showcased with our first selection. With it being TNA day, we had to choose a classic TNA match to be our first. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the greatness.
I like that Shark Boy isn’t a racist but just hopes Curry Man is ready to “whoop some ass.” Then we have Devon being weighed and for some reason he has to yell his catchphrase beforehand. Does he do this at home too? I hope not. Well… actually, I kind of hope he does.
Brother Bully Bubba Ray then Twinkie shames Devon. The Dudley family is Roseanne levels of dysfunctional. The match begins and it’s pretty fun. Don West seemed to really enjoy saying “gingerly.” Curry Man was great. I hope he comes back one day.
Not much to say here. A few things did manage to catch my attention. No way Devon could have passed a wellness test at that time. Daniels is a fantastic dancer. I miss Shark Boy. I really miss Don West. I don’t miss fat Bully/Bubba Ray.
One time on the ROH Forum, someone gave fake live results that Johnny Devine invaded ROH starting a TNA vs. ROH war and it was one of the greatest forum topics I’ve ever read. Also, what happened to Johnny Devine?
JESUS CHRIST, look at the size of Devon. You can tell he’s pretty pleased with how big he is because he does the reverse Kurt Angle (i.e. he comes out topless and only pulls his singlet up once the match starts). I was disappointed there weren’t more shenanigans with the clearly enormous Team 3D manipulating the weigh-in results (e.g. Bubba tying helium balloons to his belt).
Don West seems genuinely annoyed that they make weight and the match has to go on as scheduled, though the alternative of the PPV grinding to a halt while the Dudleys are escorted out the building and the ring crew take all the unused fish market props to the back would have been an all-time great TNA moment. Continue reading