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#1 Posted on 17.1.06 1939.36
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From WWE.com

"World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms with Heidenreich on his release from the company. WWE wishes Heidenreich the best in all his future endeavors."

I feel bad if a guy loses his job, but that being said, I sure as hell won't miss him.

So where does this leave Animal?

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#2 Posted on 17.1.06 1949.17
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He was a terrible worker. He had some charisma, and he was somewhat over at times, but I'm glad he's gone.
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#3 Posted on 17.1.06 2014.41
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I would have been more appreciative if they'd released him before making him one-half of the tag-team champions for what seemed like 47 years, but, hey, whatever.
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#4 Posted on 17.1.06 2030.08
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Like him or not, I have to ask if this is the right time to be getting rid of guys on Smackdown.
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#5 Posted on 17.1.06 2044.54
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I'm just impressed they gave up on him this soon...look how long they've stuck with Mark Henry..

Now the LOD gimmick can be buried again, although I hope no one remembers that this last incarnation was actually one that happened.

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#6 Posted on 17.1.06 2057.14
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    Originally posted by Packman V2
    I'm just impressed they gave up on him this soon...look how long they've stuck with Mark Henry..


The E has been in a 10 year contract with Henry since 1996, if that helps explain that one.
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#7 Posted on 17.1.06 2108.42
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Wow. Kinda surprised here, as they've held on to Big Bad John for a long time, shifting him around to different gimmicks and such. He spent a long time in OVW as well (back when he was Big Bad John here ... and was never that great here either, come to think of it).

I figured he was a lock as one of those WWE guys who would always manage to slip past the radar when it came to being released.

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#8 Posted on 17.1.06 2113.08
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    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
      Originally posted by Packman V2
      I'm just impressed they gave up on him this soon...look how long they've stuck with Mark Henry..


    The E has been in a 10 year contract with Henry since 1996, if that helps explain that one.


I've heard of the 10 year contract, but if it ain't working, there are other avenues to look at, just paying them to sit at home, buyouts etc. Regardless, Heidenreich is gone, and that isn't a bad thing. Now as much as I love the Road Warriors, I believe Animal needs to go as well. Enjoy your place in history, and let everyone rejoice in the great memories from the DVD, not your teaming with 'Reich.
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#9 Posted on 17.1.06 2116.14
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If the Heidenreich/Snitsky tag team had happened, it would've been the greatest thing ever. Since it never did and probably was never going to, this is no great loss.

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#10 Posted on 17.1.06 2117.06
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    Originally posted by Mayhem
    So where does this leave Animal?


I guess he goes back into semi-retirement on whatever WWE Legends contract he's got.

This is rather sloppy; if they're going to fire Heidenreich they should either have done a storyline that broke up the LOD or a storyline that also puts Animal on the shelf. The way they fired Faarooq wasn't much better, but at least it facilitated Bradshaw's transition to a heel singles run by having him not care about the on-screen version of his partner's termination.
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#11 Posted on 17.1.06 2127.30
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PWI actually has a good story about this, though you rstill need to be bring you ad blocker.

The gist of it was Heidenreich got burned out on travel - if the normal WWE schedule was tough, I can't imagine how bad it would be for a person who lost their home in Katrina, as Heidenreich did - and just refused to travel to shows anymore. It sounds like they had no choice but to let him go.

According to PWI, the current plans are to push Animal as a single, and he's also listed as teaming with Matt Hardy on upcoming cards in Japan. (On last week's Velocity, he helped the Mexicools beat the Dicks, and then turned on the Dicks, and I don't know how that would play into this, if it even would.)

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#12 Posted on 17.1.06 2134.19
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    Originally posted by Packman V2
    I've heard of the 10 year contract, but if it ain't working, there are other avenues to look at, just paying them to sit at home, buyouts etc.


It should also be noted that the contract was for 10 million dollars.

As for Heidenreich, once LOD 5000 ran its course (months before WWE realized it had), where else was there for him to go? Certainly not another attempted main-event push.
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#13 Posted on 17.1.06 2140.04
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    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
      Originally posted by Packman V2
      I'm just impressed they gave up on him this soon...look how long they've stuck with Mark Henry..


    The E has been in a 10 year contract with Henry since 1996, if that helps explain that one.

Mark Henry's contract was previously reworked. You can do that when you're the only real game in town.

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#14 Posted on 17.1.06 2142.54
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    (On last week's Velocity, he helped the Mexicools beat the Dicks, and then turned on the Dicks, and I don't know how that would play into this, if it even would.)

He turned on the Mexicools, actually. So, in effect, he single-handedly beat 2 tag teams.

And pushing him as a single? Yikes. Must be nice to be the brother of the head of talent.
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#15 Posted on 17.1.06 2147.44
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I'm still sad we never really found out who "Little Johnny" was.
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#16 Posted on 17.1.06 2147.51
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    Originally posted by Packman V2
    I'm just impressed they gave up on him this soon...look how long they've stuck with Mark Henry..

    Now the LOD gimmick can be buried again, although I hope no one remembers that this last incarnation was actually one that happened.




You have to admit it was better than LOD 2000 featuring suicidal Hawk being replaced by Droz.

I always thought Heidenreich was servicable enough if he had a gimmick that could be focused on instead of his ringwork.

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#17 Posted on 17.1.06 2202.03
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    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    And pushing him as a single? Yikes. Must be nice to be the brother of the head of talent.


Remember, he was brought in as a hired thug in the last days of WCW. His return was the planned climax to the match wherein Sid so infamously broke his leg. After this, Animal had some terrific squashes against cruiserwight teams.

I don't have any great memories of Heidenreich, and we didn't give him a big welcome when he hurt Stevie in an early TV match. But his burnout might be a temporary problem, and the WWE could bring him back just as they are other former SD guys.
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#18 Posted on 17.1.06 2323.10
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    I'm still sad we never really found out who "Little Johnny" was.


I don't know about "Little" but I've got your "Johnny" right here if you know what I mean.

Seriously...This was a log time coming. It's nice to see WWE "trimming" the fat if you will on stiff untalented guys. So now when this hopefully final Mark Henry run is over they get to finally say "nice to see ya go you fat piece of crap. Worlds Strongest Man my left eye. Regardless of maybe nto being a fault, you have to think management isn;t too happy about losing Batista. Henry almost dropped him on SD! 2 weeks ago lifting him, and I also before last weekend he also fucked up a few moves at house show.

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#19 Posted on 17.1.06 2330.56
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I would have been more appreciative if they'd released him before making him one-half of the tag-team champions for what seemed like 47 years, but, hey, whatever.


Amen ekedolphin. This really doesn't surprise. These talent vacuums. These workrate criminals, these behemoths and slugs? Guys like Heidenreich, Nathan Jones, Matt Morgan, etc. they don't last. They don't have longevity. Chris Masters is going to join them sooner or later.
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#20 Posted on 18.1.06 0135.28
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The biggest problem with Heidenreich is that they always wanted to push him as a big scary monster, but I hear that backstage he was pretty much the greatest guy in the entire world, and he always came off like that in the ring. Whether he was painting his face like a skull or anally raping Michael Cole, you could just sense that he was acting and wanted to split a large platter of boneless buffalo wings with him. If you ever met him, he'd probably make up a cutesy nickname for you, slap you on the back and ask you "How's it hangin'?" The guy was clearly a big goofy lug. Unfortunately, "big goofy lug" pushes never work, so it had to be scary monster.
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