Approximately 19 years, 4 months and 8 days prior from this week’s edition on RAW on Monday, Jeff Jarrett wrestled his final match on the red-brand as part of a tag team match where he and Tom Prichard were defeated by Chyna and Debra on the September 27, 1999 edition of Raw Is War. His last WWE match would be at that year’s No Mercy pay-per-view in a blow-off losing the Intercontinental Championship in a Good Housekeeping match. While Jarrett made an appearance on the January 28th edition of RAW (where Elias prevented he and Road Dogg attempting to sing “With My Baby Tonight”), and this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble match, he finally had a match against Elias on this past Monday’s episode of RAW. In the process, he set a new record; AIN’T HE GREAT?!?!
The horror. The horror…
Okay. Picture actor David Arquette in your mind. Now, based on that, imagine the athletic prowess of David Arquette. Okay, NOW do you remember that movie “Ready To Rumble” — which I admit is not good, but watchable — with him and Scott Caan? Okay, good. NOW, imagine David Arquette as a champion. In professional wrestling. In World Championship Wrestling. Yes, in mid-2000, actor and non-wrestler David Arquette defeated Jeff Jarrett and was the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Yeah, that happened. Arquette took a brief foray into pro wrestling in early-2000, and his resulting world title “reign” angle has been cited by prominent professional wrestling writers and critics as a pivotal point leading to the degradation of that title and the demise of the World Championship Wrestling promotion. Continue reading “David Arquette & the WCW Championship”
Despite a faulty camera, a day of lost work, and computer issues, here is the debut episode of “The PractitioNERD Show.” After a brief introduction to myself and the blog, I’ll discuss : 1) Architecture ~Fundraiser to publish a book about London’s Art Deco architecture (http://goo.gl/d81G6) ~A beautiful Brazilian bungalow getaway house (http://goo.gl/PRiam) 2) Technology/Gadgets ~A CPU fan/heatsink combo (http://goo.gl/WPTV6) ~A DIY HDTV Antenna (http://goo.gl/z2IB4) … Continue reading The Debut! – The PractitioNERD WIRed #1
Any professional wrestling fan who was paying attention to the sport in 2000 may recall the schizophrenic horror/feel-good story that was World Championship Wrestling’s Bash At The Beach pay-per-view event. While I realize that most wrestling fans may describe WCW in the year 2000 as a whole as something of a macabre horror story itself, it can be said that the silver-lining on the dark cloud of miserable was that this year was the first time WCW mainstay Booker T would capture is first World Heavyweight Championship. However, as with most happy endings, there was an incident of shocking and controversial proportions that took place beforehand, much like the dangerous storm that comes before the rainbow could be visible. Continue reading “Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett & The WCW Championship at WCW Bash at the Beach, July 9th 2000”