Originally posted by odessasteps Dave also reports Mike Shaw would soon be dropping the Friar Ferguson gimmick, which Dave called "one of the worst in history." Until Shaw's next gimmick, Bastion Booger.
Hey... I actually LIKED Bastion Booger. And I'm not afraid to say it, either.
¡Azúcar, flores y muchos colores! Estos fueron los ingredientes elegidos para crear a la niñita perfecta. Pero el profesor Utonio agrego accidentalmente otro ingrediente a la formula: ¡la sustancia X! Y así nacieron, ¡las Chicas Superpoderosas! ¡Con sus ultra súper poderes, Bombón, Burbuja y Bellota dedican su vida a combatir el crimen y las fuerzas del mal!
Jeez, that does bring back some memories. I remember seeing the Lightning Kid on Raw and getting all excited since he was the star of the indies I'd read about in PWI. I really marked out when he beat the hated Razor too. Awesome stuff. Funny to think how both those guys careers have nose dived now, and compare my attitudes to both guys now with how much I adored them both back then.
Further not unentirely related random thoughts:
Actually it's also kindof funny that this period would have been the lead in to the last "dark age" and I still watched WWF throughout the Freddie Joe Floyd vs TL Hopper period, but now I don't.
Final also (you'll be gald to know), I miss Ted Dibiase. It was shortly after this time that the Million Dollar Corporation popped up, I believe, and even though his ring days were behind him, Ted was still awesome on the mic. Why couldn't he have been a GM of something or other? I suppose with his religious views now, the WWE wouldn't be his cup of tea, but a guy can dream can't he?
"Nobody enjoys a good time more than I do, but this business of yours is as legitimate as a three-legged donkey...which of course is illegitimate because as we all know donkeys have four legs."
You're right about the angle - although Col DeBeers was played more like a supremist over everyone rather than racist. DeBeers issue was that he couldn't execute a snap-mare (or any other wrestling move)