Cutting Room Floor
The finished video is presumably the meat without the fat, gristle, and bone. We tolerate the failings of magnetic tape, fuzzy focus, and harsh lighting because the action is so good, and, frankly, there's a nostalgia factor for some of us too--for the unpolished days of home video, when the Internet was still daring and new, rather than the "big box store" of factoids, off-the-cuff opinion, and neurotic compulsivity it's become. Krush looks younger but really not much different than he does today, already a star presence, already a steamroller on the mats. Huffing, puffing, groaning, scuffling, pounding, twisting, with intermittent commentary by the combatants while in the thick of combat.