Happy Monday everyone, hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, and now getting ready for some delicious grub on Thursday. This week we discuss the reason the old faction the Nexus helped bury the Undertaker in a buried alive match against Kane. Also we discuss umbrellas…yes umbrellas. Stay tuned to find out what the hell I am talking about.
Let’s start off with a bit of BAD NEWS.
The latest edition of the WWE video game and has the largest roster ever but as avid WWE fan and gamer I have some bad news…If you are going to put in Billy Gunn, HHH, and X-Pac in a game why would not put Road Dogg in the game. It’s not like he’s in the doghouse of TNA where his likeness couldn’t be used and robs us the fans to play as the New Age Outlaws/DX in the video game which is very disappointing.
Did you know?
Did you know that Kane debuted in 1997 when he attacked the Undertaker during his match against Shawn Michaels. However, he also wrestled under the name Dr Issac Yankem DDS, as well as the fake Diesil.
Here are the questions this week.
A whole bunch of people on Facebook want to know about Nexus.
Why did the Nexus help bury the Undertaker in the buried alive match against Kane?
When the Nexus came out during the Buried Alive match between The Undertaker and Kane in October of 2010 at Bragging Rights, the plan was to start a long standing feud with The Undertaker and Wade Barrett. This would culminate at Wrestlemania where Barrett was slated to take on the Undertaker. Due to injury to Barrett, those plans were scrapped and we got one of the best matches on the card between The Undertaker and Triple H. This was held at In my Damn Opinion’s host, Eric Asafailo’s favorite Wrestlemania of all time, Wrestlemania 27. So when the Nexus came out, it was simply to start the feud between Taker and Barrett, but not only was Barrett injured, the Nexus basically disbanded and the Corre was founded by Barrett, Ezekial Jackson, Heath Slater, and Justin Gabriel.
Shawn from Buffalo Grove IL wants to know about the usage of umbrellas.
Was there ever a manager that carried around an umbrella? I know Cornette had the tennis racket, and Paul E had the phone, but I always thought an umbrella would be a great weapon to use.
There was a manager in WCW that carried an umbrella. His name was Sir William (Bill Dundee). He was the manager of Lord Steven Regal. William carried around his umbrella to the ring, and actually used it in many matches. Most notably he used it to hit Ricky Steamboat over the back of the head handing the WCW World Television Championship to Regal at Fall Brawl 1993. Other than that, I don’t think there really has been another manager to carry an umbrella. I mean really, it doesnt hurt that bad to get hit with an umbrella unless you get poked in the eye with it.
Cory from Boise Idaho wants to know about the IC title being a stepping stone.
Simple question, How many Intercontinental Champions went on to become the World Champion? Everyone said that the Intercontinental title was a stepping stone to the WWE title. So how many actually won the title?
Well let’s take a look at the list.
The Ultimate Warrior
Rick Rude- if you consider his run in WCW as the NWA World Champion.
Diesel (Kevin Nash)
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Rob Van Dam
Ric Flair- Though Flair was a multiple time World Champion long before his run
JBL- again was World Champion before this as well
Daniel Bryan- Was WWE champion before his run.
So there were 76 total Intercontinental title holders in the history of the WWE. 28 of those men were at one time or another the WWF or WWE World Champion. So doing the math, That is 36.8% of the wrestlers who won the Intercontinental championship were the World Champion. Not really the best stat if you ask me. Good question though, I thought honestly it would have been more.
Dalton from Alabama wants to know about the Bad Guy
Why was Razor Ramon never the WWE World Champion? He was over with the fans and had a really good gimmick, he was a big guy, and Vince seemed to push the big guys. Why was he never pushed? Also did he ever have a WWF Championship match?
I’ll start off with your second question here. Yes, Razor faced Bret Hart for the WWF Championship at the Royal Rumble 1993, where Hart won by submission. Though if you ask him, he never gave up and the match should still be going to this day.
As for the first part of your question, why was he never pushed? Well he was pushed in a way, as he was a multiple time Intercontinental Champion. He was featured on many pay per views defending the championship. Ran a great program with Shawn Michaels, and took part in the very first ladder match at Wrestlemania. As for why he never got the big gold? Well it’s because he jumped ship to the WWE. I have no doubt in my mind that Razor Ramon would have been the World Champion had he stayed. Vince actually offered him a contract which would have guaranteed him at least one run with the championship had he stayed. WCW and Eric Bischoff offered him a very large amount of money, and he took the money and run, so essentially he sold out. He never got the chance at a World title in WCW because of one guy. And I don’t think I have to mention that piece of crap’s name.
Jay from Chicago IL takes us home.
How does the WWE get things like Beer trucks, or Milk trucks when Stone Cold Steve Austin or Kurt Angle used?
Despite original thoughts that Vince had a beer truck or milk truck backstage to use at his discretion, I was wrong. Typically the events will have a beer truck used for the vendors, and Vince will pay a pretty good price to use all of that beer that was sadly wasted. However, when Vince swam in it, that was a moment I wont soon forget. As for the milk truck, Vince simply rented it out for the night and again paid a pretty good penny for Angle to use all of that milk.
That was painless, I had a lot of fun as always this week. Join us every Thursday for the Wrestling Roundtable, as well as Friday where Eric Asafailo gives his damn opinion. Have a great week, and we will see you in December.
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