Post by Hacksaw Jim Powers on Feb 24, 2017 21:12:54 GMT -5
During the 'Mania 25 "Go Home" Episodes edition of Review-A-Wai, John remarks at CM Punk walking under a ladder. John says that he can't say that he had 7 years of bad luck - some bad luck, but not all.
7 years of bad luck is associated with breaking a mirror. Bad luck for walking under a ladder may have originated from several sources. Some believe it to be derived from Christianity, where walking under the ladder is akin to breaking the Holy Trinity; ancient Egyptians believed strongly in the power of the pyramids, and walking through the triangular shape would break the power of the pyramid; additionally, some believed it to symbolize the gallows, and those who walked under a ladder were destined to die by hanging.
Post by Hacksaw Jim Powers on Feb 28, 2017 20:24:58 GMT -5
During the February 28th edition of Review-A-Raw, John and Wai are not very impressed with Charlotte's promo. Among other critiques, John cites a Buster Douglas reference as being particularly poor, harkening back to 1991.
Douglas rose to fame thanks to his defeat of then-undefeated and undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo. He would lose his next fight to Evander Holyfield later that year.
Post by Hacksaw Jim Powers on Mar 5, 2017 20:33:51 GMT -5
During the WCCW Christmas Star Wars '85 edition of Review-A-Wai, John and Wai are discussing the viability of a Christmas Day wrestling show in 2015. Wai says that he would attend a show on December 25th, while John says the opposite. Wai asks why, and John says that he would spend time with his family. Wai presses, and John then says that the world junior hockey tournament would be beginning.
The World Juniors traditionally begin on Boxing Day, not Christmas Day.
Post by Hacksaw Jim Powers on Mar 5, 2017 20:45:09 GMT -5
On the WCCW Christmas Star Wars '85 episode of Review-A-Wai, John is describing the introductions of the team of Gino Hernandez and Chris Adams and the Cosmic Cowboys, who were Kerry and Kevin Von Erich in masks and cowboy accoutrements. John doesn't know why they didn't appear using their regular names.
In the build to this event, the cowardly Hernandez and Adams were adamant that they would not face any stiff competition like the Von Erich brothers, but announced that they would still wrestle...against a seemingly unworthy opponent in the Cosmic Cowboys.
Much to their chagrin, the team that they had agreed to face were the Von Erich boys in disguise.
Post by Hacksaw Jim Powers on Mar 7, 2017 23:04:57 GMT -5
During the WWF Tuesday Night Titans (June 12, 1984) edition of Review-A-Wai, John and Wai are completing an online survey to determine Wai's nationality. One potential answer to a question is Das Boot, and neither John nor Wai know what that is.
Das Boot is a 1981 German war epic that achieved international acclaim and box office success. It's also 149 minutes in length, which means John would probably not enjoy it.
Post by Hacksaw Jim Powers on Mar 8, 2017 17:36:56 GMT -5
During the WWF Tuesday Night Titans (Oct. 30, 1984) edition of Review-A-Wai, John and Wai break down Sgt. Slaughter's appearance on the show, and what became of him later in the 80s. John says that after disputes with the WWF, including the harangue involving G.I. Joe, Slaughter left the promotion and went to the NWA.
Slaughter went to the AWA for the rest of the 1980s following this particular run in the WWF; he spent time in the NWA between stints in the WWF during the first half of the decade in question.
Post by Lazlo Panaflex on Mar 11, 2017 16:52:06 GMT -5
During the Wrestlemania XXV episode of Review-A-Wai, John mentions Reliant Stadium being the same place that held Wrestlemania X-Seven. This is followed by Wai calling it "The former Astrodome" (20:51).
Although they are right next to each other, Reliant Stadium & The Astrodome are two separate venues. The Astrodome opened in 1965, with the last event taking place there being a George Strait concert in 2003. Reliant Stadium opened in 2002
Not a correction, but a clarification, I guess. On the 3/13/17 edition of Review A Raw the guys are analyzing Big Cass's insult of Cesaro and Seamus, and speculate on what the two types of men could be. This is actually one of my favorite classic Don Rickles type insults that becomes rather disjointed when it's attempted on multiple subjects. The typical structure is, "There are two types of people in the world, and you aren't one of them." The implication being that the target of the insult is not a person at all.
Post by jmtempleton on Mar 15, 2017 22:34:06 GMT -5
On recent episodes, including the 3/08/17 Review-A-SmackDown, John and Wai are unfamiliar with Tinahse. Y'all been sleeping on her. Tinashe (pronounced "Tinashé") is an amazing R&B dancer and singer and the performer of such bangerz as "All Hands on Deck", "2 On" (ft. Schoolboy Q), and "Company". I saw her last year at the Phoenix in Toronto.
Wai, you should check her out. John...well, she's not Aqua, so you probably won't like her.
Post by Christian Small on Mar 18, 2017 12:10:45 GMT -5
Fulfilling the request of Nate Milton. On the latest edition of Keep It 2000 (episode 7) Nate believes that Rick Fuller is an unlockable character in the WCW/NWO Thunder video game. He's correct and you can unlock Fuller if you win any championship in the game with Alex Wright.
Post by Christian Small on Mar 23, 2017 12:53:50 GMT -5
During Episode 7 of Keep It 2000 Chris Urbanowicz states that he remembers Ahmed Johnson and a member of LOD both going through a table when Ahmed delivered a Pearl River Plunge. I believe Chris meant NOD or Nation of Domination as Ahmed never worked against the LOD. I'm also sure he's thinking of this moment from the 97 Rumble: