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flyonthewall2983

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In Topic: RIP Vader

Today, 10:50 AM

Think it should be pointed out what an underrated awesome talker he was.  He never really had that rep but I loved his promos

 

Him and John Tenta don't get enough credit for being good promos. They weren't erudite by any means, but could put over who they were and what their agenda straight enough and still come across as intimidating. 


In Topic: RIP Vader

Today, 09:28 AM

His run as WCW champion might be the most impressive heel champ run of the 90's. 

 

He had some good moments in his WWF run, most notably the 4-way with Austin, Bret and Undertaker. 

 

Very sad news, as it looked like he was recovering well from his surgeries. Rest In Power.


In Topic: Guys who were with the company far longer than you remember

Yesterday, 11:23 PM

I remember watching the Koko/Owen match, can't remember him in anything else around that time though. Fred Ottman came back as Typhoon that year very briefly too, I think filling in for Earthquake once he quit. 

 

One I didn't realize until later was Ron Simmons' last match for WCW was in September of '94. The last thing I remembered him clearly from during that run was his match with Ice Train in that January's Clash. 

 

And I had no clue Ice Train himself was repackaged in 1999. One of those "only in WCW" things that they can give the same guy three shots like that.


In Topic: Guys who were with the company far longer than you remember

18 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

The taping cycle after KOTR and then you'll notice the Hogan/Yoko matches were a European tour.

 

Yeah, he was working with Beefcake against Money Inc. in the states just before that tour.

 

The month after KOTR the PWI came out with Hogan and Sting on the cover, and it was the first inkling I had (even at the tender age of 9) he might be going to WCW. Little did I know he was still working shots for Vince.


In Topic: Guys who were with the company far longer than you remember

18 June 2018 - 03:23 AM

I actually didn't realize until just a few years ago that Hogan worked dates beyond KOTR '93, where he mostly worked Yoko in a bunch of DQ-finish/"Hogan Must Pose"-type matches.