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The W - Pro Wrestling - Amusing 1993 Flashback
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

I was reading an old random issue of the Observer and the following people debuted at the May 5 1993 TV tapings, eiher as new talent or for a try-out match:

Johnny Polo (aka Raven)
Adam Bomb (aka Bryan Clark)
Big City Mike (???)
Tazmaniac (aka Taz)
Colin Scott (???)
Harlem Knights (Men on a Mission)

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.

Also: Sean Waltman was one week away from pinning Razor Ramon on RAW. This week, wrestling as cannonball kid, he got squashed by Curtis Hughes.

On the WCW front, we were only a week or two away from the infamous "boat" video. And Dave raves about how good the Hollywood Blondes are and what strides Steve Austin is making outside the ring.

ECW was still Eastern Champ.Wrestling, SMW was still in business and so was Global.

Makes a man feel old.
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#2 Posted on

    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.

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I liked the Friar... the "let the fans drink" interaction was pretty cool, and rare for the time...

-Sam Zimmerman
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I pick Booger to win.

¡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!

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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."

Lance Storm, 21st January 2002.
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