The W
Views: 121950527
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
27.3.10 1742
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Heidenreich released.
This thread has 1 referral leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1 2 Next(2346 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (29 total)
Mayhem
Scrapple
Level: 114

Posts: 2326/3691
EXP: 15990757
For next: 318860

Since: 25.4.03
From: Nashville, TN

Since last post: 53 days
Last activity: 4 days
#1 Posted on 17.1.06 1939.36
Reposted on: 17.1.13 1940.23

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?

Promote this thread!
Bob C
Chorizo
Level: 28

Posts: 119/152
EXP: 126915
For next: 4425

Since: 5.9.04
From: Downtown

Since last post: 1151 days
Last activity: 1019 days
#2 Posted on 17.1.06 1949.17
Reposted on: 17.1.13 1949.36
He was a terrible worker. He had some charisma, and he was somewhat over at times, but I'm glad he's gone.
ekedolphin
Scrapple
Level: 138

Posts: 2948/5570
EXP: 30979243
For next: 683817

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 5 days
#3 Posted on 17.1.06 2014.41
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2014.48
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.
Tenken347
Knackwurst
Level: 103

Posts: 873/2937
EXP: 11413742
For next: 57703

Since: 27.2.03
From: Parts Unknown

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 7 hours
#4 Posted on 17.1.06 2030.08
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2030.10
Like him or not, I have to ask if this is the right time to be getting rid of guys on Smackdown.
Packman V2
Bratwurst
Level: 75

Posts: 555/1414
EXP: 3668124
For next: 158797

Since: 16.3.04
From: Albuquerque, NM

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on 17.1.06 2044.54
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2045.13
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.

Super Shane Spear
Bierwurst
Level: 85

Posts: 1100/1839
EXP: 5882189
For next: 16375

Since: 2.1.02
From: Sector 7 Slums

Since last post: 2478 days
Last activity: 2478 days
#6 Posted on 17.1.06 2057.14
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2057.37
    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.
Snookum
Kishke
Level: 44

Posts: 382/413
EXP: 595262
For next: 16027

Since: 19.6.03
From: Louisville

Since last post: 3524 days
Last activity: 3506 days
#7 Posted on 17.1.06 2108.42
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2108.45
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.

(edited by Snookum on 17.1.06 1909)
Packman V2
Bratwurst
Level: 75

Posts: 556/1414
EXP: 3668124
For next: 158797

Since: 16.3.04
From: Albuquerque, NM

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#8 Posted on 17.1.06 2113.08
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2113.29
    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.
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 106

Posts: 2433/3062
EXP: 12505442
For next: 166542

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 43 days
Last activity: 39 days
AIM:  
#9 Posted on 17.1.06 2116.14
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2116.21
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.

"I hate caskets, but I like you, Gene."

"I know that you hate caskets."
Jim Smith
Goetta
Level: 38

Posts: 175/303
EXP: 355562
For next: 14888

Since: 17.10.04
From: Bloomington, IL

Since last post: 3186 days
Last activity: 2617 days
#10 Posted on 17.1.06 2117.06
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2117.42
    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.
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 142

Posts: 1543/6011
EXP: 34831592
For next: 136923

Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 14 min.
#11 Posted on 17.1.06 2127.30
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2128.08
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.)

(edited by thecubsfan on 17.1.06 2127)
OMEGA
Lap cheong
Level: 83

Posts: 1617/1747
EXP: 5363855
For next: 68389

Since: 18.6.02
From: North Cacalacky

Since last post: 2827 days
Last activity: 433 days
#12 Posted on 17.1.06 2134.19
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2134.32
    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.
Mr. Boffo
Scrapple
Level: 117

Posts: 1460/3844
EXP: 17645744
For next: 202204

Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

Since last post: 1338 days
Last activity: 1298 days
#13 Posted on 17.1.06 2140.04
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2140.32
    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.

Bibliography:
Shapiro, Justin
Spaceman Spiff
Knackwurst
Level: 104

Posts: 2164/2931
EXP: 11835184
For next: 26981

Since: 2.1.02
From: Philly Suburbs

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
#14 Posted on 17.1.06 2142.54
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2143.01

    (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.
The Goon
Banger
Moderator
Level: 98

Posts: 1402/2503
EXP: 9340206
For next: 314181

Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 29 days
Last activity: 6 days
#15 Posted on 17.1.06 2147.44
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2147.53
I'm still sad we never really found out who "Little Johnny" was.
BigSteve
Pepperoni
Level: 66

Posts: 988/1091
EXP: 2452010
For next: 9854

Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 3727 days
Last activity: 3455 days
#16 Posted on 17.1.06 2147.51
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2147.59
    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.

Matt Tracker
Scrapple
Level: 132

Posts: 1420/5194
EXP: 26659180
For next: 472824

Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#17 Posted on 17.1.06 2202.03
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2202.07
    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.
LanceJr
Head cheese
Banned
Level: 40

Posts: 291/325
EXP: 421646
For next: 19667

Since: 21.1.03
From: Boston, Ma

Since last post: 3929 days
Last activity: 3810 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#18 Posted on 17.1.06 2323.10
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2323.16
    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.

The Vile1
Lap cheong
Level: 82

Posts: 1275/1694
EXP: 5084375
For next: 124874

Since: 4.9.02
From: California

Since last post: 2899 days
Last activity: 2631 days
#19 Posted on 17.1.06 2330.56
Reposted on: 17.1.13 2330.56
    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.
Destrucity
Boerewors
Level: 40

Posts: 147/339
EXP: 428956
For next: 12357

Since: 21.4.04
From: New York, NY, USA

Since last post: 3783 days
Last activity: 3691 days
#20 Posted on 18.1.06 0135.28
Reposted on: 18.1.13 0137.02
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.
Pages: 1 2 NextThread ahead: SMACKDOWN COMIX for 1/20/2006!!!!
Next thread: Smackdown staying on UPN?
Previous thread: RVD video on WWE.Com
(2346 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Smackdown Spoilers - Poor Orlando... - [spoiler] WWE (SD!) Championship situation cleared up - More...
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Heidenreich released.Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.533 seconds.