Monday, September 10, 2012

Keep Your Shirt On, Please

Jim Cornette vs. Paul E. Dangerously (Heyman)
Great American Bash 1989
Courtesy: WWE.com
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Since I was unable to watch TNA's "No Surrender" pay per view Sunday night, I really don't have a whole lot that I can say about it.  From what I've heard so far, it was an impressive show.  I'm glad TNA continues to bring it week in and week out on Impact and monthly on pay per views.

So today's blog is inspired by the most recent episode of "Are You Serious" on YouTube.  In it, Josh Matthews and the Road Dogg replay a clip of Jim Cornette and Paul E. Dangerously battling it out in a tuxedo match.  It was from the 1989 Great American Bash.  The funny thing about the clip was the fact that the hosts were bashing it and calling it a bad idea (which I agree with).



The Fink wins!
Monday Night Raw
Courtesy: WWE.com
They then played a clip of the 1995 tuxedo match between Howard Finkel and Harvey Wippleman.  The Fink won that clash by stripping the tux off the back of Harvey.  I can also remember in the early 80's George "The Animal" Steele "wrestling" Mr. Fuji in a series of tuxedo matches too.  And who can forget the evening gown match between Pat Patterson and Gerry Brisco?  Yes, I said evening gown match...

The thing I found funny about this clip besides the doughy, pasty, middle aged guys rolling around in the ring stripping each other was the fact that just a few months ago, the WWE had a tuxedo match between then U.S. champion Santino Marella and ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez.  Someone else pointed it out on the YouTube video that Matthews and Dogg failed to mention it.  So I'm doing it here too.

from YouTube
I love the series "Are You Serious."  It's actually my favorite of the WWE YouTube shows.  But I've noticed that more often than night, they're poking more fun at WCW ideas then their own.  Granted, wrestling is full of crappy ideas, I think the WWE has gone out of its way to avoid some of its own calamities just for the sake of taking another shot at WCW.  Vince, you won the war.  You can stop burying them.

What do you guys think?  Who watches the show?  It's a lot of fun and I think it is one of the few things WWE produces for YouTube that could be a weekly 30 minute program once the WWE Network finally launches.

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