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#21 Judy Bagwell

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 06:02 PM

sadly the Bootyman holds victories over DDP, Arn Anderson and Ric Flair

anyone remember Oct 9th 1998? it was on that day The Disciple defeated Horace Hogan 



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:53 AM

I'll take Barry Darsow's Angry Mini Golf WCW Saturday Night Gimmick over anything Leslie ever did.

 

I'll take that over 90% of things in wrestling. Or even better, that one week he turned up in 99 as Krusher Khruschev.

 



#23 BruiserBrody

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 04:32 AM

What was the deal with "Dizzy" Ed Boulder?  Dizzy? 



#24 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 05:03 AM

 

 

 

I hate the man 

Do ya? 

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Lighten up, Francis.



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 02:32 PM

 

Why is Ed Leslie so hated?

 

Hogan's buddy and a genuinely bad worker, with plenty of awful gimmicks as mentioned.  should be easy to see how that would do it!

 

i'm in the camp that thinks he was approaching "decent" in early 1990 or thereabouts...he at least seemed more motivated.  that disappeared for good after the accident though, and his 1993 comeback was especially brutal; Judy Bagwell's memory is correct on that promo, as he was going for sympathy but came off so poorly that someone in the crowd shouted "KILL YOURSELF!"

 

I think he was fairly average inring with bouts of above average at points in 1989. I would say there are no points where he stands out as particularly bad in the sea of crap that was 1980s WWF. He absolutely sucked post injury.

 

I think if people went back and actually watched the Dream Team or his 1989 run they would have a generally better opinion of him.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:57 PM

I didnt mind him so much in the barber gimmick, but yeah after he came back in late 92 early 93, the Hogan-Beefcake lovefest was sickening. Every interview was " The Hulkster was the only one there for me, my friend til the end, hearts beating together" Just corny, goofy stuff that got super stale. He was never a good worker, although he did get himself over, although probably more so for the gimmick and over push that he got during that time.

 

I still stand by the idea that Brutus is the biggest hanger on in the business. He built his entire career around being Hogans friend and Hogan being loyal to him



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 03:17 AM

the backlash against him seemed to really crank into gear once he returned from the parasailing incident. I have vague memories of him giving an emotional comeback promo where he was booed

The WM9 tag match lead in felt rushed and the match itself was horrible with  beefer wearing that shitty face protector, did he do anything in the Fed afterwards before leaving ?

Its hilarious that he rips on the Barber gimmick as that was his best by far and a lot of WWF late 80s kids will have fond memories of his run as the Barber

Im still pissed he ended Curts streak 

The actual crowd responses to that emotional promo that basically sounded like Beefcake was on the verge of suicide:

 

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

Didnt someone actually yell "kill yourself" during that promo on Raw?



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

Unrelated to his actual work, but as a kid I remember seeing a National Enquirer headline in the supermarket checkout, implying he and Mary Tyler Moore had some sort of secret relationship. The headline was something like "Beefcake Floors Moore" and I asked my friend Eric what "floored" meant, and he did that "you don't KNOW??" thing that kids do when they also do not know. Nothing really comes up online about this other than her being at WM6, does anybody else know what the hell I'm talking about?  



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:29 AM

Didnt someone actually yell "kill yourself" during that promo on Raw?

Probably. The crowd was silent during that entire interview, so any catcalls should be very easy to hear. I wouldn't be surprised if someone yelled that out, because the whole promo was basically "My life sucked, my face was broken, my wife left me, but Hulkamania saved my life". The whole thing sounded like a suicide note until the end, so it makes sense someone in the crowd would have picked up on that and yelled it out. I'm definitely never, ever going to watch that Raw again so i can't say for sure.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:11 AM

Yes, someone did. I also recommend the episode of the late, great pod Letters From Kayfabe where the segment was discussed in depth

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:58 PM

Best thing that ever happened to him was the beatdown the Horsemen gave him in August of '96 in a lead-up to a Hogan/Flair match. 



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:08 PM

The nWo gave him a beatdown too when he tried to join. I think that was when he was the Bootyman though. That was awesome



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:24 PM

I was neither here nor there on him at the time but looking back I can see how his presence got annoying. When he turned on Hulk after the cage match with Flair a few years earlier from this point, I remember being kind of hooked by it. 

 

I read his dislike of "The Barber" character more as knowing his limits as a performer, and feeling more comfortable surrounded by people like Valentine and Valiant. 



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

So would his best match be the Prime Time Wrestling match with Rick Rude from 1989?



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:54 PM

There was also that weird time where Warrior abducted him and it was implied that.....things....were happening to him. 



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:18 PM

 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

I remember seeing this promo on The Network some time ago and thinking to myself...who the fuck gave this the green light? The fans were hot for his return and then it turns into a 10 minute pity party which game off as completely sad in a 'go away you are depressing me' type of why and not the 'Man! This guy has been eating shit for some time, I want to see him rise up!'. I honestly believe that if he received the cries, cheers, chants, etc. Vince and company thought he would--we would have been in line for another Beefcake push which would have been beyond terrible. I think the crowd shitting on this completely saved everyone from what would have been if WWE had its way.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:22 AM

On the other hand, you can probably blame those same fans for helping to make WCW a shithole for a few years.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:35 PM

There was also that weird time where Warrior abducted him and it was implied that.....things....were happening to him. 

 

We saw what he did to Santa Claus...






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