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Classic moment indeed. Loved seeing it.

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classic moment in wrestling history. wrestling fans were spoiled back then. even though a lot were bitching anyways.

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Scott Hall just plain great on the mic here

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I remember watching this and just feeling instantly interested in wrestling again.  I was really over the WWF and WCW at this point and found it boring as hell.  ECW was the only product that did anything for me.  After this episode, I was actually excited to see what would happen next, and how the WWF would respond.  It was definitely one of those moments that you knew was a game-changer as it was happening and you didn't need to wait to look at it in retrospect.  In real time, it was a gigantic moment that you knew would hold up in 20 years, and it did.  And this is still weeks before anyone ever heard of the NWO.



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But did "The Mauler" Mike Enos and Steve Doll ever get their rematch?!

It's a cool touch of foreshadowing how Hall mentioned Billionaire Ted, Nacho Man and Scheme Gene...but NOT "The Huckster".

The reactions of Bischoff, Heenan, Tony and even Larry helped to sell it,. I remember thinking something like: "what?! Is this allowed?! Can they do this?!"

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beejmi wrote: Scott Hall just plain great on the mic here
this times 1000

Nash was really good but he couldn't have pulled this off the way Hall did.  Hall basically just walked down to the ring, hopped the rail, and took over - and did it the most basic way possible.  And once he took the mic, it was gold.  Nash being the friend that came in later was perfect...I don't think the angle works half as well if Nash comes in and brings Hall. 

"The big mang...and the medium sized mang...are taking over".



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The fact that he used his Razor Ramon accent was stupid.



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KGB wrote: The fact that he used his Razor Ramon accent was stupid.
That was actually the main reason the WWF sued.  He was using their supposed intellectual property when he maintained aspects of the Razor character, with the purpose of trying to fool WCW viewers into thinking that the WWF was involved somehow.  On those first few episodes, I don't think he was ever referred to by any name.  I think it was a good month before the names Nash and Hall were ever used. 



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Razor and Diesel!

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It figures that Bischoff would go on to "reality" TV later on. Like Rossi, I was pretty much only into ECW at that point. I was even going to some shows in South Philly. I saw this live on TV and loved. Knew it was a work of course. Still recall Bischoff having to ask Razor a few weeks later if anyone involved with the WWF had anything to do with this.

Of course, then they had to overdo it and completely ruin it. Still, that was a ways away.

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This moment was bad ass, I was just a teenager so I didnt know what the hell was going on behind the scenes but I knew this was going make for some awesome programming.

I also felt bad for the WWF, I’ve always been a WWF fan first and thought that they were in some trouble when this all went down.



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srossi wrote: KGB wrote: The fact that he used his Razor Ramon accent was stupid.
That was actually the main reason the WWF sued.  He was using their supposed intellectual property when he maintained aspects of the Razor character, with the purpose of trying to fool WCW viewers into thinking that the WWF was involved somehow.  On those first few episodes, I don't think he was ever referred to by any name.  I think it was a good month before the names Nash and Hall were ever used. 

For sure they tried to fool everyone into thinking he was "Razor Ramon",  but I think the WWF even tried to claim that not just the accent but his entire likeness, mannerisms, etc.  was their intellectual property. Which was complete bullshit because the slicked back hair w/ the curl, the toothpick, and other stuff were elements used by Hall going back to his previous stint in WCW as the Diamond Studd. He even called himself "the Bad Guy". He was basically already "Razor Ramon".  All he really added in the WWF was the accent and gold chains.

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KGB wrote: The fact that he used his Razor Ramon accent was stupid.
So he would be believable as an Outsider, the name was different but the character was the same.

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