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#81 sek69

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:11 PM

You know, there probably is some questionable things going on in general re: the WWE and the Stamford PD. Lord knows the things they probably had to sweep under the rug. Having said that, this whole project of Irv's is turning into You're Doing It Wrong: The Book.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:18 PM

a threatened kidnapping of a name wrestler friend's child and the murder of Iron Sheik's daughter.

Huh? Haven't heard those stories. What happened?


Iron Sheik's daughter was murdered by her boyfriend a few years back. Dave brings this up every once in a while as a reason why he doesn't find Iron Sheik's ramblings funny.

I don't know about the other story.

Shit, now I don't find his ramblings funny either. That's a fucking terrible thing to happen.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:10 AM

Shit, now I don't find his ramblings funny either. That's a fucking terrible thing to happen.

I met a sober Sheik in April when he was on his own, and he was perfectly normal. He proudly said that his favourite things were his three grandchildren (who call him Papi Sheik), and was nothing like his drugged-up, on-camera persona that has seen him revitalised for the YouTube generation.

It's also interesting to note that there are dozens of road stories about his behaviour from years before Marissa was killed, and they're not too different to those of now. He still spoke the same, and had the same esoteric outlook on things.

I think that the main difference is that he now gets attention for them, has stumbled upon a formula that generates a response from an audience (and is relayed to him by Eric Simms and the other hangers-on as they prep him for the next time), and hits them like he would spots in a match. (You know the usual: Brian Blair, Ultimate Warrior, dat Hollywood-blonde jabroni guitar-player body-builder ... )

I happen to find lots of his stuff funny, especially when he does it on his own, but there is an unsavoury aspect to some of it, and that's when he's clearly led by people out for exploitation, who give him his drugs, whip out a camera, then start telling him that "so and so said such and such". I can't think of any case more unentertaining than Feinstein filming him smoking crack, arguing with his wife in her house about his addictions, and, especially, filming the private moment of a father visiting his murdered daughter's graveside.

In instances like that, I also struggle to find his wacky adventures amusing, but I still don't see that the murder of his daughter should rule out finding amusing those things that have nothing to do with it.

One ought still to laugh at his appearing on Raw and throwing in asides about how he beat "Kennedy McMahon" at racquetball even if one knows he happens to have experienced personal tragedy in his private life.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:23 PM

Shit, now I don't find his ramblings funny either. That's a fucking terrible thing to happen.

I met a sober Sheik in April when he was on his own, and he was perfectly normal. He proudly said that his favourite things were his three grandchildren (who call him Papi Sheik), and was nothing like his drugged-up, on-camera persona that has seen him revitalised for the YouTube generation.

It's also interesting to note that there are dozens of road stories about his behaviour from years before Marissa was killed, and they're not too different to those of now. He still spoke the same, and had the same esoteric outlook on things.

I think that the main difference is that he now gets attention for them, has stumbled upon a formula that generates a response from an audience (and is relayed to him by Eric Simms and the other hangers-on as they prep him for the next time), and hits them like he would spots in a match. (You know the usual: Brian Blair, Ultimate Warrior, dat Hollywood-blonde jabroni guitar-player body-builder ... )

I happen to find lots of his stuff funny, especially when he does it on his own, but there is an unsavoury aspect to some of it, and that's when he's clearly led by people out for exploitation, who give him his drugs, whip out a camera, then start telling him that "so and so said such and such". I can't think of any case more unentertaining than Feinstein filming him smoking crack, arguing with his wife in her house about his addictions, and, especially, filming the private moment of a father visiting his murdered daughter's graveside.

In instances like that, I also struggle to find his wacky adventures amusing, but I still don't see that the murder of his daughter should rule out finding amusing those things that have nothing to do with it.

One ought still to laugh at his appearing on Raw and throwing in asides about how he beat "Kennedy McMahon" at racquetball even if one knows he happens to have experienced personal tragedy in his private life.

Don't worry, I'm not going to go all pissy about it. I just find it slightly less funny.




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