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Interview: Tom Zenk (NWA World Championship Wrestling 12/29/90)

NWA WCW World Championship Wrestling Saturday Night December 29 1990 Tom Zenk Arn Anderson Four Horsemen

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#1 Loss

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:23 PM

Talk about it here.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Tom Zenk has had 45 straight victories (Wha???) and next week, he gets a TV title shot against Arn Anderson. First of all, that's ridiculous, and second, since when does it take 45 wins to get a TV title shot? Arn quickly interrupts. Paul E. tells him not to cause trouble, and Arn tells him not to tell him what he can't do. Arn does a fabulous job of putting over Zenk's recent accomplishments while also making clear that Arn intends to hang on to that title for his life. Fantastic.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Zenk is such an ineffective dork. Arn talks about being labeled an overachiever all his life--how he wasn't big enough or strong enough or well-built like the Tom Zenks of the world to be anybody. Another great promo from Anderson, one that would probably make Vince McMahon's head explode.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Zenk thinks he can beat Arn Anderson for the TV title. Arn thinks if Zenk wants to elevate himself he will have to bring it.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:03 AM

Zenk does a serviceable job of meandering through his promo. Arn comes out and shows him how it is done in a fabulous promo putting himself and his opponent over.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:18 AM

Arn's clearly the star of this segment, as he even gets into it briefly with his future manager Heyman. He may look like death warmed over here, but he's in plenty good enough shape to put Zenk in his place. It's not so much that Zenk's a bad promo, it's that Arn's better than just about anyone else in the game right now.


The supposed "win streak" of Zenk's would have been a lot more credible if 1) he'd gotten some of those wins over main event talent and 2) we'd seen those wins on TV. I'm sure at least a few of them would have popped up on the Yearbook if this had been part of an actual Zenk push instead of an attempt to create drama for a match that has next to none on the surface.


Pete mentions how Vince's head would explode if he'd heard one of his guys cut a promo like this. That's exactly why Heenan did almost all the significant talking for the Brain Busters when they were in the WWF: Tully and Arn's promo style was far too adult and competition-based for Vince, while Heenan knew how to get heat the way Vince wanted it gotten. Of course, the fans were so busy chanting "Weasel" at Heenan the second he showed his face that it really didn't matter how good at getting heat Tully and Arn were or how they got it.

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