Back in the mid-90’s long before the WWF had a website, they had their own section on America Online (or AOL; as you kids know it toady).
You’d go to KEYWORD: WWF and you’d hear Vince McMahon shout “Welcome to the WWF On America Online!”.
You could play WWF Trivia, chat with other fans, have interactive chats with wrestlers, read chat transcripts, view pictures, and hear theme music.
Remember, this was when the internet and interactivity was still a brand new thing for most people and it was all very exciting to be able to do all of this stuff right from your own home.
The WWF would often promote live chats with wrestlers that would happen during Pay-Per-Views and here’s one of them.
I just love watching Psycho Sid do what I can only describe as “Air Typing” in this thinly-disqused promo for the WWF’s AOL section from 1996.
I really feel kind of bad for those poor people assigned to sit there and read to Sid what a bunch of goofy 12 year old marks ask him, and then deal with him screaming (and then whispering) his reply back to them.
I would have asked Sid why he’s so darn sweaty and oily all the time. Does the guy just live in a sauna during his time off? Ew…
I guess for him the abbreviation “A/S/L” would stand for “Age? Softball? Location?”.
If you were chatting with Sid, what would you ask him? Post your question for Sid in the Comments section below!