Posted by
Message
Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2004
36565 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
I watched the Bruiser Brody episode. It was pretty good.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
dr smartass phd
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2004
19941 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

It is great but better is relative. He does a great job but does not have the interviews and budget of the Vice crew. I recommend the behind the Titantron though, great stuff.


Heroes Of World Class is till my top shelf one


TnMountaineer
South Carolina Fan
Nashville, Tennessee
Member since Aug 2018
828 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
I love how we have two Eric Embry mentions here. Y’all know your wrasslin! I love it.

The whole Embry/PY CHU HI and Tojo Yamamoto feud. Goodness gracious. Terrible. He drew money though. I’ll give him that.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Tiger Ree
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jun 2004
16497 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
I have been watching the show. I even watched last night's episode and I had never heard of Gino Hernandez. The show is so good that I don't even have to know who it is about.

The others that I have seen I knew of and had seen all of them before. The Von Erich's episode was sad. I lived in Dallas during the family's demise.


landrywasbeast30
Member since Nov 2011
2139 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

He wrapped a Porsche around a light pole in the mid 90s


That was 1986. As has been mentioned, Magnum and David Von Erich were the next guys. Everyone knew Magnum was going to be a massive star. David was looked at more as like an old school NWA champ like a Dory Funk or something I think.



Korin
Florida Fan
Member since Jan 2014
32310 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
Would David have been THAT big of a star though? I always thought Kerry had a much better look and more charisma.

LINK

Magnum for sure would've been. He was the complete package and was planned to beat Flair at Starrcade (instead of turning Nikita face). Although I wonder how that would've effected Sting.
This post was edited on 5/9 at 6:08 pm


Tiger Ree
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jun 2004
16497 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

my mom, who loved this stuff, would drag me down to I think channel 9 on Saturday mornings


That's pretty cool. I can't say I ever knew a woman who admitted to being a fan.

All of the kids in my neighborhood came over to my house on Saturdays to watch my Dad watch wrasslin. He was a one-man show.

He would stomp, do air headlocks, coach the good guys on what to do to the heels like poke them in the eyes, punch them when the ref wasn't looking, throw them out of the ring, pull the heel's illegal weapon out of their trunks and use it on them, etc, etc. You could watch my dad and know exactly what was happening on TV.

He was a Sunday school teacher and I never heard him curse unless Mid-South was on TV and the bad guy was cheating and getting away with it. My Dad took his wrasslin very serious.


Korin
Florida Fan
Member since Jan 2014
32310 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

My Dad took his wrasslin very serious.

The good ole days when people still cared about kayfabe.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Tiger Ree
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jun 2004
16497 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

Would David have been THAT big of a star though? I always thought Kerry had a much better look and more charisma.


I didn't really see the Von Erich's much when they were big in Texas. But I have watched some of his interviews since he committed suicide. I think the dude was dumb as dirt. Most interviews would have one of his brothers talking and he would just stand there, do poses and look good.


Korin
Florida Fan
Member since Jan 2014
32310 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
I'm not saying Kerry was great on the mic or anything but he was still better than David when it came to talking (which isn't saying much, but still).

LINK



TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
Tiger Ree
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jun 2004
16497 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

I wonder how that would've effected Sting


I remember when Sting first came to the Louisiana circuit. He was part of a tag team. Sting went on to become a super star and I always wondered what happened to his tag-team partner.

Turns out, his partner went on to become the Ultimate Warrior. Those two drove in a car together, practically broke, from California to Louisiana to become wrasslers. They made a good choice.


Korin
Florida Fan
Member since Jan 2014
32310 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
Maybe Sting leaves for the WWF after Warrior quit in 91 if Magnum had been around. He would've been the perfect guy to take over for Hogan until the Attitude Era.


landrywasbeast30
Member since Nov 2011
2139 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

Would David have been THAT big of a star though? I always thought Kerry had a much better look and more charisma.


I don’t think anyone thought he would be a huge national star. I think he was more looked at as a reliable working champ from a wrestling family.


Korin
Florida Fan
Member since Jan 2014
32310 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
That wouldn't have gotten the job done in the mid 80s though. They needed someone like Flair to combat Hogan and the WWF.


landrywasbeast30
Member since Nov 2011
2139 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

Maybe Sting leaves for the WWF after Warrior quit in 91 if Magnum had been around. He would've been the perfect guy to take over for Hogan until the Attitude Era


Flair has said Sting was perfect for Vince, and he wishes Sting would have went to WWF early in his career. He was basically Ultimate Warrior, but less crazy in real life, better promo, and better wrestler.

Sting was at the perfect size were he was believable against giants, but also athletic enough to go with smaller guys that eventually reached the top in WWF.

Even more so than Hogan, I think Sting was Vince’s prototype of what he wanted in a wrestler.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Tiger Ree
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jun 2004
16497 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

I'm not saying Kerry was great on the mic or anything


I think that is the longest I have ever heard him speak. Better than I thought. I wonder if he had cue cards?

That Texas Tornado shite is sad to me. The whole time he went with that name he was wrasslin without a foot.

They could do a dark side of the Ring episode just on Kerry. Very sad.

Typing that about Kerry reminded me of when I laughed and then shed a tear watching the "Dark Side".

Kevin had decided to give up on life but couldn't kill himself like his brothers so he decided to go to prison - hopefully for life. He knew stealing a gun was a felony so he went to a gun store and made it pretty obvious he was stealing a rifle.

Said he was walking out of the store stiff-legged with the rifle shoved down his pants. He stopped and looked at the owner and his buddies like "what are you going to do about it?" The owner just told Kevin he loved him. Kevin said he stiff-legged it to the car, had a long cry and then went back in to return the gun. He said it was like a big group/counseling/love session and that event saved his life. Pretty touching and YES, that is a great fricking series.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
dr smartass phd
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2004
19941 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

reliable working champ



#1 criteria for NWA Champ, DVE could also play that dual heel/good guy role. That is what his heel run in Florida was about, seeing if he could pull it off. It also helped David had a vote on the NWA board.


Kerry got stripped of the title within a month because he wasn't reliable.


A good read on David

LINK

This post was edited on 5/9 at 7:05 pm


Tiger Ree
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jun 2004
16497 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

That wouldn't have gotten the job done in the mid 80s though. They needed someone like Flair to combat Hogan and the WWF.


On the Gino episode at the beginning the commentator said Gino was unique in that he was one the guys you could just hand the microphone to and let them go and they would do the rest.

He mentioned Jim Cornette, Michael P.S. Hayes of the Freebirds, and Ric Flair as others who could do it. I was always a Freebird and Michael Hayes fan. Even when they were heels I just couldN'T NOT like them.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
landrywasbeast30
Member since Nov 2011
2139 posts
 Online 

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

That wouldn't have gotten the job done in the mid 80s though. They needed someone like Flair to combat Hogan and the WWF.


I agree, the idea of David being that old school kind of NWA champ would be a bit silly pretty quick. But you have to remember, David died in 1984. That means David was being groomed before or at the same time Hogan was exploding.

By the way, the reason Kerry wasn’t thought of as the guy for NWA was because he sucked in the ring. People can talk about Flair’s charisma, but his work in the ring is why he was the man for NWA.


dr smartass phd
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2004
19941 posts

re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
quote:

I agree, the idea of David being that old school kind of NWA champ would be a bit silly pretty quick. But you have to remember, David died in 1984. That means David was being groomed before or at the same time Hogan was exploding.

By the way, the reason Kerry wasn’t thought of as the guy for NWA was because he sucked in the ring. People can talk about Flair’s charisma, but his work in the ring is why he was the man for NWA.



Read that link I posted on David


first pageprev pagePage 3 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram