Marty Jannetty is the modern day Robin Hood

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So apparently this story is from Rob Feinstein, and was snagged by yours truly from some message board of some description:

Saturday was a really busy day for us. We had all of our guests and I was running around doing stuff in other places. I got to meet Hulk Hogan and he was great with all the fans too. I don’t know how I got thru the day with a hour of sleep but all I could think was that it would all be over soon. I saw so many people that I have not seen in years like Brian Lee and countless others. After the convention was over I headed for dinner while our amazing staff was set up at the other wrestling shows that night. Now this is when things get interesting.

So anyhow around 11 PM we decided to break down our table after the Dragon Gate show was about to end. We were taking all of our merchandise out of where the shows were going on and we were able to access the main vending area as it was only split by curtains. It was basically pitch black because the lights were turned off due to the wrestling show going on in the same room. Keep in mind this was a HUGE sized convention center.

As my staff of about 4 people that day entered the merchandise side of the show we were going to our space. At that time we all saw Marty Jannety acting really strange. He kept walking in circles and acting like he was on the phone. He had no business at all being in there at this time what so ever. He was not a vendor nor did he have to do anything at that time of night. We watched him some more from our table and we knew something was wrong. He kept on watching us from around the corner and was watching us to see if we were watching him. I knew something did not add up. At that point I decided not to leave our merchandise in that room. It did not feel safe at all. I quickly called the main promoter of the event and told him what I thought was going on.

We ended up loading all of our stuff into our van and saw with my own eyes Marty going to tables and taking peoples merchandise and putting them into plastic bags. At that time the promoter of the event came into the area and asked him what he was doing. He claimed he knew these guys and there were all his friends. His bags were than searched and he had merchandise from various people and tables. He was told he had to put everything back or they were going to call the police. He was then escorted out of the area and security was called in as they were at another end of the venue. I found it to be a really sad situation that he has to do this stuff and also ask fans for money to help fix his “ankle”. When you have to steal hard working vendors merchandise to later sell at indy shows is just a really sad situation. I know a few people who told me on Sunday they were also missing items as well. I am not trying to bury the guy or anything but just putting it out there. I also got a call today from another promoter who also saw him taking stuff off tables as well during the actual show.

-Dusty

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Extreme Reunion 2012 Was A Rousing Success

Raven and Sandman going at it.

As I start this post, this was the only results post on you-know-what page:

Hey Dave.  I’m sure you’ve probably gotten match results from others (and lord knows I don’t remember them), so I’ll just give a few notes from the show:

–Place was PACKED.  I’d say at least 3/4 of the people there were standing.  Made it impossible to see what was happening when they fought outside the ring (which they did in every match).

–It was definitely a bit of an older crowd compared to old ECW shows back in the day.  It basically looked like everyone from the old days had grown up; not a lot of kids or teens there.  I was actually quite surprised how many guys had attractive girls there with them.  Not something I saw a lot of back in the day at ECW shows.  Hey good for them!

–The show did start late.  They aired a video package in tribute for all the wrestlers who have died in the last decade and then a taped promo by Douglas but the sound wasn’t working.  Nice touch but not a good omen.

–The show started with a tag team match with 4 guys whose name I couldn’t hear.  Crowd hated it.

–They then did a “match” with 2 more indy guys.  One of them was this little tiny Asian guy who took the mic before the match and started talking to the audience in a high-pitched voice that made him sound like William Hung.  Then this guy comes from the crowd and told both of the wrestlers in the ring to scram.  Nobody had any idea who this guy was.  He then called out Shane Douglas, who didn’t show up.  Funny thing was that Shane was literally standing right behind us in the crowd.

–Then the “ECW” part of the show started with the FBI vs BWO.  Richards, Marmaluke, and Guido were probably the only 3 guys on the entire show in good shape.  Match was total comedy.  Highlight was Guido and Meanie doing a thumb wrestling war on the mat with the ref giving a 2 count when Meanie had Guido’s thumb down.  The same unknown dude from the last segment distracted Richards for the finish.  It was never explained who this guy was.

–CW Anderson and Al Snow were next.  Anderson looks like he’s about 60 now.  Snow was grossly overweight.  He was winded just from doing his entrance.  Match was a disaster.  Anderson put an armbar on Snow no less than 5 times.  There were several chants of “Armmmmmmmmmbar” as a homage to the old Chris Jericho “Man of 1004 Holds” promo.  Snow beat up Head after the match and then went running back begging for forgiveness, which was actually pretty entertaining.

–The segment with The Gangstas vs Angel was also pretty bizarre.  Angel came out asking for someone to be his partner (did Devito no show?) but nobody came.  Gangstas then came out (Mustafa looking absolutely huge and not in a good way) and beat him up for 3 minutes before the indy guys from the 1st match came in, beat them up for like a minute, and then left.  One of them looked to have gotten into a legit fight with a fan on the way out that was broken up by security, but it was hard to tell.  Complete waste of time.

–Somewhere in here they did a planned spot where the ring announcer was making some general announcements, the lights went out, and they brought out a stripper to try and recreate the Kimona Wannalaya strip tease from that time they lost power at the ECW Arena.  The stripper basically just writhed around on the mat like a sizzling piece of bacon in a skillet.  It was a little weird.

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