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Toronto Indycar Race with Val Venis, Rhyno, and Scotty 2 Hotty

Need to spice up the Toronto Indycar race in the early 2000’s? Who ya gonna call?

Val Venis, Rhyno, and Scotty 2 Hotty!

Bob Holly must’ve been busy that day. Or maybe he wasn’t Canadian enough.

Slick Wants To Be Andre The Giant’s Manager

The Doctor of Style Slick wanted to be Andre the Giant’s manager so bad and Andre was having none of it. Maybe a parking lot ceremony would have worked instead.

If managers still got stuffed into car trunks, Raw and Smackdown ratings would be through the roof.

The Unbreakable Bunch Trailer

When aliens invade the planet, who are you going to call to save the day? The Avengers? The Avengers Of Justice?

No!

You call retired wrestlers! With former grapplers like Glacier, Larry Zbyszko, Ron Reis, and Ernest “The Cat” Miller, The Unbreakable Bunch and Earth just may have a fighting chance.

Wait, Haku and Stan Hansen are here too?

Alright, we’ve got nothing to worry about. We’ll be fine. To Haku!

Ozzy Osbourne War Games Music Video

Ozzy Osbourne is once again going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this time as a solo act. The Ozzman is no stranger to professional wrestling as he appeared at Wrestlemania II in the corner for The British Bulldogs. No doubt, he and Matilda, exchanged managing tips. I can practically hear “Throw a (bleeping) dropkick, Dynamite” now.

During that first “Vince is gone, Triple H is in charge” stutter step, Hunter’s influence could be felt on War Games: Survivor Series. Not only did they shell out the money to use Black Sabbath’s classic “War Pigs” but they even got Ozzy Osbourne himself to appear in the hype video.

Hopefully, we get more of this now that we’re in the Paul “Triple H” Leveque era. If Finger Eleven wants to come out and play “Slow Chemical” for a returning Kane, I’d be into it.

Mick Foley on TSN Gallagher

Back in 1998, Mick Foley stopped by Gallagher on TSN. It is very Canadian and I love it. The Mickster stops by as WWF Champion to answer some questions and have a good time. He even talks about Halftime Heat!

I’ve been out of the loop for a while. Do fun shows like this still exist or is it all just sports clowns and blowhards yelling at each other?

Kurt Angle’s Fiery Promo

Here’s a rare treat: A young Kurt Angle cutting a “hot” promo on Steve Bradley. How hot is it? It’s so hot, he’s engulfed in flames!

Angle has credited Bradley with helping him get to WWE, so it’s very cool to see something from his early days when they worked together in Memphis. Even if he’s a little too “fired” up for his own good. Seems like this program had a lot of heat, if you know what I mean.

Maki Itoh Sings The Cruel Angel’s Thesis

There’s been endless debate on what AEW can do to turn their fortunes around, but I have the answer. I know a sure-fire way to increase live attendance, boost ratings, and make millions in merch: more Maki Itoh!

The clip of her singing her bop of a theme song while everyone else wrestles always makes me laugh. And you know what? We could use a lot more of that. If Maki Itoh came out to sing her theme during a Rampage main event or during a Timeless Toni Storm promo, it would be a license to print money.

Don’t believe me? Just listen to The Fired Idol belt out the theme for one of extremely popular anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cruel Angel’s Thesis. I love all the other wrestlers, like fellow sometimes AEW-er Yuka Sakazaki, getting into it as well. I’m telling you, license to print money.