Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Hok Hogan

"Diyos ko!", my mom gasped.

i heard her mutter a prayer. Dad who was seated behind her was also silent. they were glued to the tv screen for at that moment, a big guy whacked Hulk Hogan with a steel chair. The crowed roared, my parents held their breaths. As expected, their hero, who despite all the injuries obtained, seemed to get his strength from the chants of the crowd, eventually won the belt. My mom breathed a sigh of relief. i just rolled my eyes.

12 years ago, the whole family was addicted to wrestling. watching them was s a family affair. We were updated, i tell you. watched all the wrestlemania events, no-holds barred matches, and of course, the Royal Rumble (all in betamax).

Until my sister went to study high school in manila. When she came back, she told us that these wrestling fights were all scripted. It made sense. They get kicked in the balls, fall from heights, slammed in the head but no one sustains any permanent injuries (except for Andre the Giant who got a heart attack, or did he?). And there's always the good guys and the bad guys. And the Hogan-Elizabeth-Ultimate Warrior love triangle... wadahek!

And 12 years later, here are my parents. still warped in the world wrestling federation fantasy, still cheering for the sagging hulk. i can't heeeaarr yaaaaaaa!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same Elizabeth who was the manager of Randy "Machoman" Savage?!?

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no! i think it the elizabeth who is the mother of jaya.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

HAHAHA!!! i remember the days.. my favorite were these brothers, twins, i think, i don't remember anymore. They had a pet dog named Matilda. I can't remember what they're names are. And, The Barber, and Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

Hahaha, being in the province can really make you think about what used to be...

11:55 AM  
Anonymous ky said...

did you say wrestling matches were scripted? awws bummer! hehehe. joke.

ey abi i think the twins were the bushwackers!

did u cry when ultimate warrior died because his bulging muscles burst?....umiyak ako nun.

cno pa bayung mga wrestlers before. aaahh.... hart brothers, ravishing rick rude, million dollar man w/ virgil, honky tonk man, coco beware (yung my parrot),under taker w/ paul bearer.

2:36 PM  
Blogger cruise said...

ganyan din tatay ko, minsan nga kapag sinabi ko na scripted lang or fake lang ang wrestling nagagalit sa akin.. muntik na nga akong wrestlingin minsan, hehehe.

re: digital camera ko pero point and shoot lang, wala pa akong panbili ng dslr :)

12:53 AM  
Anonymous van said...

maiintindihan ko magulang mo. pero maiintindihan mo ba ang kuya ko (isang taon lang ang agwat namin) na pinangatawanan talaga na ang wrestling ang boy's soaps?

Ganito usually ang eksena sa bahay minsan:

Si Mami: Oi, Leonardo, ilipat mo na nga yang palabas. Hindi naman totoo yan.

Si Kuya: Teka, wag kang magulo, my. Hindi pa sila tapos magpatayan eh.

PS: My family still believes in fairytales, I guess.

8:17 AM  
Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

pssst. paturo naman kung paano maglagay ng music sa blog.

1:13 PM  
Blogger duke said...

anonymous, yes yes, syanga yun. bakit kaya maganda sya sa paningin ko dati. pero pag tignan mo ngayon hampanget pala.

anonymous, hende si elizabeth ramsey! lol.

abi, the bushwhackers, i think, that's them. they're idiots pero dahil bida sila e di sa kanila ako bumoboto. katangahan. Jake the snake roberts naman turned to the dark side naging kontrabida.

Ky, no, i didn't cry when machoman's muscles allegedly burst. But i didn't think it was a stupid idea at that time, either. i think the undertaker with paul bearer still fights.

cruise, oo, they get violent when you tell them it's scripted no? my sis always gets into an argument with my mom.

Van, hayaan mo na kuya mo. otistik ata.

friedwater, check mo comments so blog mo.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

I've never been able to sit through these wrestling matches kasi halatang halata na scripted. Ha ha! Ang cute ng parents mo.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Somnambulist Nocturnal said...

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5:32 PM  
Blogger Somnambulist Nocturnal said...

extended family affair din ang panonood nito. I remember, meron laging palabas nito every saturday night and pag merong birthday amongst cousins, part ng program ang dinner while watching WWF. hehe.

i remember my mom would yell, "sa balls, sa balls!!!"

those were the days...

+R.I.P. Owen Hart...

5:34 PM  

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