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Mongo & Eyelid Update

Continuing the habit of posting brief nonsense LJ posts:

chrusty on the wrestling career of Steve “Mongo” McMichael:


Chris (on AIM): there was a clip of him on one of these, tagging with the other horsemen, and I couldn’t tell what he was trying to do at all

…yep, that’s his stint in WCW in a nutshell.

SWOLLEN EYELID UPDATE (after thorough self-examination in the bathroom):

Holy shit, I think now that it might have actually been the result of a spider bite! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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  1. August 15, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    The funny thing about Mongo is that there were a few points in time where he was ridiculously over with crowds. Go back and check the pop when he won the U.S. title from Jeff Jarrett. It’s gigantic. Don’t get me wrong, he was terrible in the ring, and his interviews are always Warrior-esque in their nonsensibility. But he did have something to connect with the crowds from time to time. I think if he had gotten into the business as a younger man he might have had a future.

    • August 15, 2007 at 5:52 pm

      ladies and gentlemen, lift yr. skinny fists like antennas to heaven for Steeeve… Monnn-gooooooo MmmmcMiiii-chaaaaeeeelllll!

      • August 15, 2007 at 6:53 pm

        Mongo Has Left Us Alone But Sometimes Shafts of Light Still Shine In the Corners of Our Rooms.

      • August 17, 2007 at 1:51 am

        Steve McMichael – bringing friends of Kevin Marshall together.

    • August 17, 2007 at 1:53 am

      It was actually Curt Hennig (he lost the title to Jarrett), which makes it even more unfathomable. But you’re still right. And, to a degree, I always liked him. I’d watch him back in the day fully aware of how truly awful he was, and yet I still found him entertaining enough to not flip the channel. He’s one of those guys that no matter what he says or does has that weird personal charisma that pulls people in.

      Hey, remember that video they showed on Nitro when he first started wrestling as a face and they talked about all his celebrity friends? And the only celebrity was Jim Belushi? That was awesome.

      • August 17, 2007 at 2:23 pm

        Sorry, but the WWE’s Title History disagrees with you. 8/21/97, McMichael beat Jarrett. He would then go on to lose the belt to Hennig a month later.

        God I hate Jim Belushi. I’d rather have a dinner party with Warrior, Don Imus, Al Sharpton, and Paris Hilton than watch Jim Belushi for 5 minutes.

      • August 17, 2007 at 2:36 pm

        I’d rather roll around in thumbtacks than be anywhere near The Belush.

        And you’re absolutely right. I took a look at it and was reading it backwards (top is earliest chronologically).

      • August 17, 2007 at 3:11 pm

        Of course, the better idea is to make the talentless hack who lives off his brother’s work roll around in thumbtacks while we finally find a reason to laugh at something he does.

        I only remembered that it was Jarrett because it was tied into that awful time when he was almost a Horseman. God that sucked.

      • August 17, 2007 at 6:10 pm

        Oh man, what a storyline. Debra was all about Jarrett, then lobbied for Jarrett to become a Horseman. Mongo feuded with Jarrett, saying he wasn’t Horsemen material. Yes, MONGO was all sorts of “he doesn’t have what it takes to be part of this elite group *running tackle*”. Then while feuding, Jarrett was accepted as a Horseman but wasn’t really a Horseman and they didn’t really clarify. Then they did the whole “Jeff’s a mole for the nWo” storyline that went nowhere. THEN they had the whole Jeff feuding with someone else and Mongo defending him saying that Jarrett was like his brother due to the association with the Horsemen, and that just like with actual brothers you can take them out back and fight with them but nobody else better.

        And yet, Jarrett was never a Horseman.

        …somehow, this was still WORLDS better than the crap that would start when Russo showed up.

      • August 17, 2007 at 7:17 pm

        Though if Russo was around, at some point they would have fought for something on a pole. Perhaps Mongo’s Super Bowl ring, or Jarrett’s heat from Memphis in 1992, the last time anyone in the world cared about him.

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