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After the show I worked last night, I watched part of the Dark Side of the Ring about the Fabulous Moolah.  She was into turning out the girls she was supposed to be training.  This finally gave me an idea for some merch.  A shirt that looks like the famous Andre and Hogan poster from WrestleMania 3 with their faces replaced with Moolah and the Godfather.  Is it in poor taste?  Of course.  But that’s what wrestling is.  I don’t know why people get so uptight about that sort of thing.

I’ve watched a couple Dark Side of the Ring episodes and overall I like it.  My one complaint is that I think they exaggerate how big the person they’re talking about was.  In the Moolah one they talked about Wendi Richter being as popular as Hulk Hogan. They also said that women’s wrestling was about to become big shit until Moolah ruined it.  I doubt both of those things. 

Seems like they claim everyone they talk about was as big as Hogan or Flair.  I guess they have to do that to make you care about what they’re talking about.  The one I like the best is about David Schultz slapping a TV reporter.  I sometimes tell people I’m the illegitimate daughter of Greg “the Hammer” Valentine but maybe I should switch to Dave Schultz.

This is what I mean when I say that wrestling is strangely uptight.  Instead of being fired, Dave Schultz should have become their #1 heel.  Wrestling people would have loved it.  Instead, his career was over.  It makes no sense.  The reporter dude still sued the WWF anyway, what good did it do to fire him? 

I wonder if there are still any news people anyone cares enough about that I could get attention by smacking them.  Probably not. 

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