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Welcome to another edition of "Slapstick Saturday," Cagesiders, where your old pal Hulk Holland pokes fun at every botch, blooper and bomb the world of professional wrestling has ever given us.
Instead of chanting WHAT? This crowd should have chanted WHERE?
As a mixed martial arts (MMA) blogger, I've been to countless live shows. And as crazy as it sounds, you just can't beat the "Shark Tank" when it comes to a live event.
The loudest crowd I ever heard was at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, where Frank Shamrock battled Cung Le for the Strikeforce middleweight title. The energy was so thick in that arena you didn't even need an electrical outlet to charge your laptop or mobile device.
The good old days.
To help further amp up the crowd, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker sent Kimbo Slice into the Hexagon -- back when he was undefeated and still a marquee attraction -- to fluff the fans before the five-round money shot. The bearded brawler eagerly grabbed the mic amidst a sea of cheers and dropped a bomb:
"What's up San Fransiscoooooooooooooooooo!"
It was bad, Cagesiders, real bad. And I was sympathetic for the big galoot, who was probably jostled out of his chair on short notice by some producer who thought it would be "cool" if he could pander to the live crowd.
That's why I'm not going to be too hard on R-Truth.
Aside from having the shitty task of working a match against Mason Ryan, the artist formerly known as "K-Kwik" was taking a beating from ringside announcer Michael Cole, who spent more time than he needed to bagging on the performer for calling the Milwaukee crowd "Green Bay."
Take a look:
Wow, remember how douchey Cole used to be? He sure has toned it down. Anyway, the best part of this entire clip is when the crowd starts chanting "MILWAUKEE! MILWAUKEE!"