Previously on the Best and Worst of WCW Thunder: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Sick Boy using the Lucy Van Pelt method, rock ‘n’ roll incest legend Jerry Lee Lewis joined Raven’s Flock, and a graphics malfunction confused Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Seriously, if you didn’t read last week’s show report, go do that, it’s insane.
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And now, the Best and Worst of WCW Thunder for February 5, 1998.
Best: The Veiny Hubris Of Jim Powers
This GIF is so hilarious to me. I know William Scott Goldberg’s not really “Goldberg” in so many words yet, but watching Jim Powers think he drained 100% of his opponent’s HP with one (1) bad knee lift and turning around to celebrate it like he just nailed a desperation superkick at minute 62 is great. Goldberg puts that dude in the ground. Goldberg spears always look better when the guy sells it by having his legs trapped and just snapping his entire torso back flat, instead of that “jumping backwards” thing people usually do. Both sells are fine, but the snap back gives the move weight, and gives gravity to the sell, figuratively and literally.
And yes, I still can’t stop noticing the vascularity of Jim Powers’ armpits. He’s got so many muscles he’s got a dedicated armpit day at the gym. Just standing in the squat rack blasting his pits with a Thighmaster for an entire Wednesday. Oh, and I still think naming a wrestler “Jim Powers” is like naming a doctor “Hospital Medicine.”