From the NAI Archive – June 19, 2015 – DC Diary – Watching This Week’s Smackdown

From the NAI Archive – June 19, 2015 – DC Diary – Watching This Week’s Smackdown

For many of us, the advantages of adult-ness more than trump the challenges of childhood. With every time we pine for the days of being carefree and irresponsible, there are ten other times we flaunt our ability to spend money without asking permission, eat whatever we want at restaurants and stay up MUCH too late listening to #NAI52.

Still, folks, there is one part of being a kid that all of you are missing, even if you don’t quite know it. We teachers know it VERY well – In fact, we know it even more than the students.

Those first hours of summer vacation.

From the NAI Archive – December 28, 2014 – DC’s Network Diaries: Smackdown from April 12, 2001

From the NAI Archive – December 28, 2014 – DC’s Network Diaries: Smackdown from April 12, 2001

The year was 2001. This future teacher was 2+ months away from graduating high school, and for some reason, he has no earthly recollection of any of the events from this Smackdown. Should be a good time.

Opening Recap
Highlight: Realizing I have no earthly recollection of this show. I don’t remember the “Two Man Power Trip”, their feud with the Hardy’s, and I certainlyI don’t remember Linda demanding a divorce from Vince. All of this is new to me. Looking back, this is the time of my life when I had finally figured out how to talk to girls, so perhaps that’s why this time in wrestling is so hazy.

So What: This is obviously back when top talents elevated younger talents on a regular basis. Hint hint, WWE.