Welcome to The Armpit wrestling quiz for the week of May 8, 2017.
As a regular listener of the “X-Pac 1-2-360” podcast (which doubles as a TV show on Afterbuzz TV on YouTube), I took a keen interest in Sean Waltman’s arrest last week in LA.
Waltman, much like Scott Hall and Jake Roberts, has turned his life around in recent years and looks absolutely incredible these days with shredded abs thanks to a Paleo lifestyle. I strongly believe Waltman has NOT fallen off the wagon, and those who know him best tend to agree. He has his reasons for the arrest, and I believe in time he will be proven correct.
Waltman was in my neck of the woods this past weekend for the APW show at the Cow Palace, which drew a huge crowd by indie standards. I’ve been to several APW shows in the past, but had to miss this one, unfortunately. Since he’s so topical of late, this week’s quiz is on “Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman.”
Congratulations to last week’s quiz winner: Megan Fisher
Last week’s answers:
1) The four men focused on in “Beyond the Mat” were Mick Foley, Terry Funk, Jake Roberts, and New Jack.
2) The person who scolded HHH on “Wrestling with Shadows” as he stood there with his head down like a gutless coward was Julie Hart (Bret’s then wife). Julie smelled the screwjob from a mile away long before it happened.
3) Aside from Jake Roberts and DDP, also featured on “Resurrection of Jake Roberts” was Scott Hall.
4) Hulk Hogan’s name in “No Holds Barred” was Rip. Interesting to note that the “No Holds Barred: The Match, the Movie” match is not currently on the WWE Network.
5) Chris Kanyon was responsible for much of the choreography of the “Ready to Rumble” movie.
6) In “The Wrestler,” Marisa Tomei played a stripper.
7) “Paradise Alley” featured the legendary Funker, Terry Funk.
8) Roddy Piper was the wrestler with the biggest part in the 1987 movie “Body Slam.” Of course, in the movie world, Piper is most famous for “They Live.”
9) “I Like to Hurt People” was based on the Detroit territory, with the Sheik dominated for years as one of pro wrestling’s all-time great heels.
10) The promoter in the original “The Wrestler” movie in 1974 was Verne Gagne.
This week’s questions:
1. The first time I heard of Sean Waltman was when word got out of the killer matches he was having in the PWA in Minneapolis. Still a teenager, he was ahead of his time, and then made a mark on the national scene in the GWF. Which junior heavyweight did he feud with in the PWA and GWF back then, with whom he was synonymous early on in his career?
a) Jushin Liger b) Brian Pillman c) Jerry Lynn d) Eddie Guerrero
2. Hard to believe Waltman is only 44 today, as it feels like forever that he’s been around. That’s because he was still a youngin’ when he got his break with the WWF, using several different ring names before scoring a very memorable upset victory in the early months of Monday Night Raw. Which main event wrestler did he defeat in that upset, and thus earning the name 1-2-3 Kid?
a) Ted DiBiase b) Shawn Michaels c) Bret Hart d) Razor Ramon
3. My college dorm didn’t have cable, so 1995 memories are fuzzy for me. It was at this time that Waltman joined a faction before he became known in the nWo or DX. Which stable did he join in late 1995?
a) Million Dollar Corporation b) The Oddities c) The Acolytes d) Men on a Mission
4. In an obvious nod to Motley Crue legend Nikki Sixx, Waltman joined WCW and became part of the nWo under the name Syxx. He was already friends with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall from the WWF, and they welcomed him to the nWo to be the workhouse who could take bumps, do high spots, and do the job in marquee matches. In the infamous nWo parody of the 4 Horsemen in 1997, which Horseman did Syxx parody?
a) Ric Flair b) Arn Anderson c) Steve McMichael d) Curt Hennig
5. Ric Flair had a mini feud with Syxx in WCW, uttering the infamous like on Nitro: “I’ve had more world titles than you’ve had ________!” Fill in the blank
a) eggs for breakfast b) pairs of pants c) pieces of ass d) cavities
6. In early 1998, Waltman made an electric return to the WWF, joining DX in what was seen as a huge jump at a time when the company was building a lot of momentum in taking over WCW. His jump to the WWF is vastly underrated when it comes to how and why the WWF became the more hip brand in the Monday night wars. Which two members of the nWo did Waltman cut a memorable, passionate in-ring promo on as soon as he came back?
a) Kevin Nash & Scott Hall b) Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff c) Konnan & Vincent d) Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton
7. Which future politician did X-Pac win the WWF tag team titles with?
a) Jerry Lawler b) Rhyno c) Jesse Ventura d) Kane
8. Waltman is often called “small,” although he’s rather large compared to the average man and could easily be a headliner by today’s size standards where Daniel Bryan and Finn Balor are/were in main events. In TNA, he still played the role of a cruiserweight. True or false, Waltman (as Syxx-Pac) won TNA’s X Division title?
a) False b) True
9. Waltman was part of the short-lived WSX, which remains possibly the worst TV product I’ve ever seen (in terms of production and presentation, not the wrestling itself). Which network was backing this short-lived promotion?
a) BET b) MTV c) FX d) ESPN
10. Finally, Waltman was also well known for his stormy relationship (and sex tape) with Joanie “Chyna” Laurer. On which reality show was she on that he made a guest cameo on, bringing her flowers?
a) Celebrity Fit Club b) The Surreal Life c) The Real World d) Celebrity Boxing
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Answers will be posted next week. Have fun and good luck.