June 16, 2004 8:44 AM   Subscribe

These days, we remember the age of legends by reliving them, virtually. Is it a sign of the fall of civilization when modern leaders are so bland as to be indistinguishable from one another? Oh how I miss the golden years.
posted by zekinskia (3 comments total)
Uncanny valley, indeed.
posted by bshort at 9:09 AM on June 16, 2004

The most fun I ever, ever had working on a game was my time designing and producing "WWF With Authority!" I got to meet many of the 'superstars' -- and learn from management to NEVER call them wrestlers.

Andrew "Test" Martin had a problem with me. In the business, this is called "heat." He had heat with me because he was not in the first version of the game; he would be released in the No Way Out expansion the next year but that wasn't good enough for the big man.

Shane McMahon was, when I first met him in 1998, a smart, young adult (like I considered myself to be at the time). He loved the game right from the start, especialy because he won. In decisive fashion. (With a stacked deck.)

Mick Foley is very smart, but has no clue about computers at all. He wrote his book by hand and had someone ELSE type it.

I miss working "in the business."
posted by andreaazure at 10:26 AM on June 16, 2004

For me, the "Golden Age" of professional wrestling was the age of Bob Backlund, Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales, Pat Patterson, Andre the Giant, The Iron Shiek, and so on.

When Lou Albano appeared in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" video, everything changed about professional wrestling. I'm not criticizing the current state of it - I think it's great that it's so successful and I still find it incredibly entertaining.

However, as someone who attended a WWF production in the gymnasium of a local high school, I miss the days when it would have been possible to meet the stars without some sort of backstage pass. They're all rock stars now.
posted by DWRoelands at 5:34 AM on June 17, 2004

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