NWO Four Horsemen Parody
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Yes, this was a Terry Taylor brainchild. Supposedly, he and Arn were longtime friends and Taylor was just booking pro wrestling, but he obviously took this a few steps too far. There are two things I've always heard about this, but I'm not sure where the truth begins and ends:
(1) Terry Taylor booked this originally to have the Horsemen interrupt it and run them off, but Nash nixed that.
(2) Nash had no idea that Arn had a real history of alcoholism and apologized to Arn repeatedly after he found out.
Not sure what is true and what isn't.
From what I've heard, Arn has a wicked sense of humor (I heard he does the best Iron Sheik impression of anyone) so Terry could very well have done it to just make Arn and the boys laugh on top of pushing the angle towards War Games into something more personal. The problem lies in the fact that it lends credence to the undeniable truth that Bischoff felt he didn't need Flair and approved things like this to remind people that Arn and Flair represent "rasslin" and that he was angling for something more, ultimately to measures like putting Vince out of business.
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:36 PM
I love this segment so much and find it hilarious. The aftermath at Fall Brawl ruins it and I will cross that bridge when I get there.
Konnan as Mongo - C+ : He had the least to work with but did a pretty good job overall. He had the Bears jacket and football prominent. The fingers were taped like Mongo. He does get knocked some points for being in the way of key camera angles like Syxx doing the water works for the first time.
Buff as Hennig - C- : My least favorite performance. he does have the towel and the polo and ponytail but he doesn't really seem to replicate Curt's mannerisms very well and didn't have any fun bits like the gum thing he could have done that was mentioned above. he does nail the "it would be an honor" handshake.
Nash as Arn - A-: Amazing performance here for a seven footer to transform into Arn. The lines and cooler stuff had me rolling.
Syxx as Flair - A: I think this is some of the best stuff ever on tv and showed how big a fan Waltman really was. Him yelling Wooooo throughout his segment with Buff, the dancing, the tears, the wig, MEANNNN GENE. Everything was pitch perfect here.
Schiavone as mentioned is awesome trying to talk about his pull on the weekend programming and getting over the disgust.
Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:49 AM
Classic segment. Although it's not as hilarious as it supposed to be because Nash simply isn't funny as he thinks he is, as always. He delivers quite a bit of really good lines here though. Syxx was the best, his impersonnation of Flair, complete with the dancing, is right on the spot (pun intended). Bagwell is totally useless, and doing the Mr. Perfect towel bit only accentuate the fact Hennig just has no identity as himself at this point. Really, Buff looks more like a buffed up Bill Alfonso who would have swallowed his whistle. Konnan is okay I guess. I wonder why they didn't even bother to impersonnate Benoit. Vanilly midget mentality maybe, but that is odd.
As far as being mean spirited, well, Arn's reputation as a hilarious, sharp tongue-in-cheek guy makes me think this has been blown out of proportion, as Syxx is obviously a huge Flair fan. As far as what part of bullshit came from Nash and Terry Taylor (whom, from several accounts, seems to be an office stooge and a weasel), who knows. Still, this was terrific to build heat for Wargames, and exactly what the nWo was about : total disrespect for tradition. This of course gave us the infamous DX parodies for better or for worse, but also Oklahoma and this kind of crap, so it sure had a bad influence on the product long term. Plus the fact Bischoff really used it to effectively kill Flair and the Horsemen while it was designed for them to get a big time revenge on the nWo also sucks. So yeah, some good and some bad here. One last thing, yeah, Schiavone was terrific selling it.
Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:59 PM
There was also supposed to be a cardboard cutout or mannequin here to represent Benoit, which would have been pretty funny in its own right, but for whatever reason that didn't happen.
Nash's Arn is so good that the first time I saw this, I actually thought it was Randy Savage playing the role until he got into the ring. He makes me laugh again right off the bat by talking about going into labor. I normally hate Clique humor and I've never liked any incarnation of DX at all, but I found this hilarious at the time and I think it works now. But it did need to end with the Horsemen either clearing house or at least precipitating a brawl--having security "hold them back" in the locker room was total weak-sauce considering how chaotic this show was every single week. Still, overall as a standalone segment, leaving the ugliness of the aftermath aside, this still works great.
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