Friday, August 19, 2005

Summerslam History


As we approach Summerslam, I thought I'd check out WWE.com for information on this year's Summerslam. I caught a bit of Smackdown last night that left a sour taste in my mouth thanks to Chris Benoit doing the J-O-B to Randy Orton. However, this year's Summerslam actually has some matches that kind of intrigue me. Not to the point of actually getting cable and buying the PPV, but I digress.

So I surf around the Summerslam site and there's a history section. I click around to the good ol' Summerslam 1990. So if you go to http://www.wwe.com/shows/summerslam/history/1990/photos/, you get the picture posted here.

So what? It has the late great Mighty Hercules giving (the might as well be late great) Marty Jannetty a body slam. Well if you look closely underneath Paul Roma's armpit, who is that skinny chalky-colored kid in the purple shirt wearing a burger king crown raising his fist in approval with a slighty homo-erotic smile towards Hercules?

THAT'S THE SPOONMAN!!! (or Spoonboy?)

Yes, Spoonman at the ripe old age of 17 was there live at the very first WWF Summerslam pay-per-view to be held at the Philadelphia Rectum (I mean Philadelphia Spectrum). He was there with a couple other guys who aren't really important.

It's funny that you can watch that match online through the WWE.com match jukebox in the "Classic Summerslam Matches" section. Of course, it would be better if they put the Warlord vs. Tito Santana match up online, as Spoonman is the only one standing up and cheering where the rest of the crowd could give a shit.

Happy 15th Anniversary for Summerslam 1990! Oh how we miss those days when pay-per-views actually meant something.

2 comments:

Spoonman said...

FANTASTIC!

Anonymous said...

hey, what about the crowd shot prior to the WWF Tag Team Title match between The Hart Foundation and Demolition. I think I saw Paul Schiavone and some dork with glasses giving an f-u sign to the camera as it fades to Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart.