a momentary respite from the Pollard-lust
: "The Chase"
We briefly lost our heads on Ebay, ringing up all sorts of purchases we truly did not need. One thing I do not at all regret buying, though, is the dvd collection of the first ten installment of the NWA's Clash of Champions. These were pay-per-view quality cards that aired four times a year on TBS, and pretty much nothing was more exciting to the middle-school Darkness. But I've already written about this, here
, and so I'll let that be. Today I'm here to talk about one of the two or three greatest tag teams of all time, the second formation of Jim Cornette's Midnight Express
, featuring Beautiful Bobby Eaton and Sweet Stan Lane. Not only did they have the most innovative and high-impact double-team maneuvers around, not only were they represented by the best manager of the time, they also possessed what is indisputably, hands-down, the greatest ring entrance music of all time. Moroder's "The Chase"
, from the score to the film Midnight Express
, sounds awesome in any situation, but especially when blasting out of the Omni's PA while 15,000 wrestling fans go apeshit wanting to kill Cornette. Greater even than Also Spracht Zarathustra
, Randy Savage's Pomp and Circumstance
, or anything from New Japan, All Japan, or NOAH, this is the greatest theme entrance of all time. Now, I never quite understood why they named themselves after a movie where prison rape is a recurring thematic element, but hell, it lead to them using this amazing music, so I full-heartedly endorse whatever thought process was involved.