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HMFiles from WA
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XySMPWKzMHo

The first match in this video from early 1987 (following a Road Warriors promo) sees Barry Windham, one half of the US Tag Team Champions, in a squash.

David Crockett flubs and calls him "United States Heavyweight Champion" and Tony Schiavone is quick to gracefully and gently mention that Barry is "a US Champion on a tag team" or something like that.

NWA TV squashes from 1987 were typically about 90 seconds long, so you'd think that was the end of that.

Nope.

Crockett calls Windham the "US Heavyweight Champion" two more times!

If you use your imagination, you can clearly see Schiavone facepalming and giving up.

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Did he also say "Get' em, Barry!" during the squash

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Funny, I watched this yesterday and was thinking the same thing.
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The best is when Magnum kissed Baby Doll and ole David had the look on his mug like a 12 year discovering his dad's Playboys. LOL!!!
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Awesome episode. I don't even get how the last match turned into a lumberjack match between Flair and Windham but I loved every second of it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
Awesome episode. I don't even get how the last match turned into a lumberjack match between Flair and Windham but I loved every second of it.

Sometimes Dusty booked on acid.

"And then Ronnie Gah-vin gets hurt. On his knees. His kneesies gets hurt. And Na-keeta comes down and takes his place. But then Jay Jay interferes...and takes off his shoe, but I roll him up, and Tommy Young counts da pin!!! FUNKY LIKE A MONKEY, BAY-BEE!!!"

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quote:
Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
Awesome episode. I don't even get how the last match turned into a lumberjack match between Flair and Windham but I loved every second of it.

Sometimes Dusty booked on acid.

"And then Ronnie Gah-vin gets hurt. On his knees. His kneesies gets hurt. And Na-keeta comes down and takes his place. But then Jay Jay interferes...and takes off his shoe, but I roll him up, and Tommy Young counts da pin!!! FUNKY LIKE A MONKEY, BAY-BEE!!!"

Lol...no doubt. He's still one of my favorite bookers though.

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"David, I know why you're here, but tell me, Tony, who are you related to?" - Jim Cornette
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quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
quote:
Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
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Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
Awesome episode. I don't even get how the last match turned into a lumberjack match between Flair and Windham but I loved every second of it.

Sometimes Dusty booked on acid.

"And then Ronnie Gah-vin gets hurt. On his knees. His kneesies gets hurt. And Na-keeta comes down and takes his place. But then Jay Jay interferes...and takes off his shoe, but I roll him up, and Tommy Young counts da pin!!! FUNKY LIKE A MONKEY, BAY-BEE!!!"

Lol...no doubt. He's still one of my favorite bookers though.
When he was "on," there were few better. But when he was "off" (and didn't have anyone filling in his plot holes or keeping him on track), he was absolutely awful.

[ 03-10-2017, 04:54 PM: Message edited by: Shaving Weezie Jefferson ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Andy from NY:
"David, I know why you're here, but tell me, Tony, who are you related to?" - Jim Cornette

This. Tony ended up being a bigger cluck than David.

So long from the Sunshine State!

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quote:
Originally posted by hate sports entertainment:
The best is when Magnum kissed Baby Doll and ole David had the look on his mug like a 12 year discovering his dad's Playboys. LOL!!!

"SHE LIIIIIKKKKKKKEESSSS IT!!! SHE LIIIIIKKKKKKKEESSSS IT!!!"

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quote:
Originally posted by Andy from NY:
"David, I know why you're here, but tell me, Tony, who are you related to?" - Jim Cornette

Nobody related, but relates to anything going on in the squared circle as the greatest thing in the history of our sport.

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I'll get roasted I'm sure but I enjoyed David Crockett. Over the top? Sure. But he made it entertaining.

[ 03-13-2017, 10:49 AM: Message edited by: The Coach ]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Coach:
I'll get roasted I'm sure but I enjoyed David Crockett. Over the top? Sure. But he made it entertaining.

Yeah and I realized that as the years had progressed...David was fun in an annoying way at times. Good enthusiasm for sure...way better than Vince's over the top junk.

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Crockett was harmless. I think right around the same time they were putting George Steele through some sort of shock therapy skit over in the WWF, so I'll take Dave and his occasional hootin and hoolerin any day.
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quote:
Originally posted by Someone from Rwanda:
Crockett was harmless. I think right around the same time they were putting George Steele through some sort of shock therapy skit over in the WWF, so I'll take Dave and his occasional hootin and hoolerin any day.

+ 1!!!!

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Crockett should have stayed commentating once Turner bought WCW. He was always entertaining and got the babyfaces over and that was always a problem with late 80s and early 90s WCW, the heels were generally more charismatic and better workers than the babyfaces.
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Did Jim Ross and David Crockett ever work as an announcing duo?
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bmack71
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What was David Crockett's role in the business other than commentary?
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quote:
Originally posted by bmack71:
What was David Crockett's role in the business other than commentary?

A lot of backstage / office stuff actually. It seems like he wore a lot of hats in both JCP and WCW.

[ 03-15-2017, 09:01 PM: Message edited by: Greg Ganja ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
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Originally posted by bmack71:
What was David Crockett's role in the business other than commentary?

A lot of backstage / office stuff actually. It seems like he wore a lot of hats in both JCP and WCW.
Tony Schiavone said in his podcast that DC did most of the legwork for whatever they needed. I don't remember the specific examples, but they'd decide they were going to do something and he'd be the guy who arranged for the location, any props, any additional people, etc. Anything that wasn't part of a regular show, he's the guy who made it happen.

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So he's the poor sap who had to make sure Robocop had the right plastic suit?
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quote:
Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
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Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
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Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
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Originally posted by Greg Ganja:
Awesome episode. I don't even get how the last match turned into a lumberjack match between Flair and Windham but I loved every second of it.

Sometimes Dusty booked on acid.

"And then Ronnie Gah-vin gets hurt. On his knees. His kneesies gets hurt. And Na-keeta comes down and takes his place. But then Jay Jay interferes...and takes off his shoe, but I roll him up, and Tommy Young counts da pin!!! FUNKY LIKE A MONKEY, BAY-BEE!!!"

Lol...no doubt. He's still one of my favorite bookers though.
When he was "on," there were few better. But when he was "off" (and didn't have anyone filling in his plot holes or keeping him on track), he was absolutely awful.
For the time period I was watching in the 80s, I don't remember anything having being considered "awful" booking-wise. Maybe the Dusty finishes were annoying but other than that...

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