It was on this day 39 years ago that the leader of the Storm Troopers was born. Here’s to you Lance!
I always enjoyed Lance’s work (partially because he hailed from Calgary…Alberta…Canada) and couldn’t help but feel a little sad for him when he retired from World Wrestling Entertainment without fully realizing his potential. Now don’t get me wrong, Storm had a tremendous career in ECW and WCW but his final run in WWE left a pretty bad taste in my mouth. Obviously that is more the creative team’s fault but, I dunno, some of the storylines they had him participate in (see: “boring” and erection storyline) were just downright bizarre. It’s almost like someone had it in for him. Hmmm.
But this is a day for celebration, so in honor of Lance’s birthday I thought I would share a pretty spectacular video which stars the birthday boy as well as Chris Jericho. It’s a “Thrillseekers” music video and while I am not sure of the exact date when this ran on Smokey Mountain Wrestling I am guessing it was around fifteen years ago. Jericho even talks about it in his book. Needless to say, I would much rather remember Storm in this light.