Dec 2 2010, 07:41 AM
Talk about it here.
Dec 18 2010, 12:30 PM
I forgot about the "Mrs. Guerrero's chili" jokes Bobby Heenan loved to make. But this match is way more famous for the "What the fuck are you doing?" slip Heenan made on live TV. He's pretty shook by Pillman grabbing him and has to walk around ringside to regain his composure, and he spends the rest of the match trying to regain his composure. Pillman seems to know he messed him up and even exits the ring by scooting across the announce table for kicks.
The match itself is too short to really be anything.
Jan 23 2011, 10:10 AM
You're saying Heenan was legit freaked out? Nice, I was chalking it up to getting the angle over. Pillman and Eddy work well together. I would like to see them go 20 min.
Watching this set really reminds me of how much death there's been in rasslin. It somethimes feels as if Almost every segment has someone dead or crippled in it. I know 96 was fifteen years ago, but it feels like yesterday to me.
Jan 27 2011, 12:46 PM
I gather from an interview with Heenan that his neck was in very bad shape from the years of injuries, and that was what led to his freak out when Pillman grabbed him. Historical perspective : at the time there were some rumours afloat that Heenan was looking to jump back to the WWF, so when this happened it added fuel to the fire that he was deliberately trying to get himself fired.
Feb 3 2011, 06:21 PM
As a match there was not much interesting, save for the brief mid-match flurry. The Heenan freak out is interesting but without it this match would not be on the set. As mentioned 20 minutes with these two could be very very good.
May 27 2011, 10:46 PM
i remember watching this match live & couldnt believe the heenan incident when it happened, i thought the match itself could have been a lot better between these 2, but it was still a decent little match
May 29 2011, 06:44 AM
Bobby said he thought it was a fan that jumped over the railing, which makes sense if you put his horror stories in dealing with fans in the 70's into account. He said after the show he apologized to Bischoff, who was apparently oblivious to it happening.
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