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Since: 8.1.02
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#1 Posted on
Does anyone remember when and how Adrian Adonnis died? I remember hearing about this in high school but I don't remember any of the details or if it was just a rumor. He is dead, right?

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#2 Posted on
All I remember for sure was that he died in a car accident. There were several other people that died in it too, and IIRC, they were wrestlers too, or at least some of them were.

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#3 Posted on
Car accident, IIRC.
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#4 Posted on
From the original r.s.p-w FAQ

Q. "What ever happened to Adrian Adonis?"
It took place on July 4th, 1988 in Newfoundland, near Gander and Lewisporte,
on the Trans Canada Highway. The accident involved a mini-van which
contained Adonis, Dave "Wildman" McKigney and the Kelly Twins. The van
came upon a moose in the road and swerved to avoid it, going down a
~10-15' embankment into a pond. The slippery conditions complicated
matters, and are probably partially responsible for the accident.
The fact that they swerved at all should not be put into question.
There are more people killed by hitting several tons of moose than are
killed by missing them.

Adonis and McKigney were killed, as well as one of the Twins. The other
Twin had his legs crushed in the accident, and obviously hasn't returned
to wrestling.

Adonis had just come off a Japan tour, his first since leaving the WWF,
and was working for McKigney while waiting to start for Stampede.

Rural Newfoundland was, is, and forever will be a hotbed of wrestling.
The unfortunate thing is that the people seldom, if ever, get to see a
live house show. Adrian was providing "name" entertainment at a time
of the year when "No" entertainment is the rule.





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#5 Posted on
And I thought that I butchered Farooq's name in the title..

Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch as tag champs is one of my earliest wrestling memories. Those were some old school heels that could whup some ass.
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Since: 23.1.02
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#6 Posted on
Adonis and Murdoch could never get over today - too fat, even before Adrian really let himself go, but man, those boys could work the crowd. But today, they'd be lucky to be the Nastys. Just too many guys in good to great shape around in the WWF now.



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Since: 8.1.02
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#7 Posted on
Sure, Adonis was in horrible shape (so is Rikishi), but man that guy was a great heel. I HATED him in the WWF when he put people out with that sleeper ("Goodnight Irene"?) week after week and then put make-up on them. When Piper finally beat him and cut his hair off I was so happy I almost cried.

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#8 Posted on
Why is it that (by and large) heels suck now compared to the 80's? Everybody had their gimmick and they did something every week on TV to get it over. Of course, most of what was televised was against jobbers, so you didn't have Ted Dibiase sticking $100 in Hulk Hogan's mouth or Brutus Beefcake cutting Randy Savage's hair... still, you would think that the WWF could come up with more imaginative ways to motivate us to actually *hate* their heels. They're sort of doing something like that with William Regal right now, but that's about it.

Heck, even in more recent years you had D'Lo Brown and his chest protector and Owen Hart with a cast on his hand. That old school stuff is GREAT! Maybe I'm just too old for wrestling nowadays...

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This might be off-topic, but it was in reference to the make-up bit and I got caught up. I can always move it along somewhere else.



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Since: 8.1.02
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#9 Posted on
I think the easy answer to the heel question is that the major theme of *90s* wrestling screwed up the old evil guy, good guy thing. With the way the WWF and WCW (with the NWO) went, bad guys became cheered and liked by crowds, "good" became more elusive. Guys traditionally seen as good turned bad (i.e. Hogan), and vice versa. You can call this "Wrestling Postmodernism" where there were no more traditional values and everything was up for grabs and the cheer of the crowd. Personally, I think this was partially the fault (if you see it as a bad thing, which I tend to) of a changing society and also of the wrestling promoters themselves doing more and more outrageous and different stuff with story lines to make a buck.

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#10 Posted on
I don't think the WWF is doing so badly with their heels. Over the summer and during the InVasion I really got into hating Austin, I've always hated HHH, and Angle is a great heel. The bad part is they just don't really seem to focus on anybody but the top stars. And even all the Main Eventers don't really have top notch storylines most of the time. The reason you don't have a whole bunch of killer heels is because there are so many more top stars compared to the 80's.

IMO, anyway.

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#11 Posted on
Y'know, the cast thing isn't that bad of an idea. It would be a good way to get the nWo over as heels and badasses if they were to come in and break Austin's arm/wrist. Doing this to Austin helps get them the heel heat that they will nedd, plus, with Austin injured, it would piss him off more and keep going back for more beatings. With that cast, he wouldn't be able to fight back as well, but you KNOW he wouldn't stop. He could use that thing as a weapon from time to time, but most imposrtant, to get the nWo over. The only things he would really have to worry about is getting the beer smell out.....




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#12 Posted on
You know who needs an *evil cast*...
X-Pac

Rene Goulet's glove for the iron claw was always pretty cool, especially the way that Gorilla Monsoon sold it as nasty and stinky

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