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#1 Posted on
Did we ever find out just what the hell JR meant by "Bubba Red?"



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Before anyone answers THAT question, *was* it "Bubba Red"? I swear I thought Mushmouth was calling him "Booker Red"...



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#3 Posted on
Okay, that's surreal...I just made a post on the same subject.

I thought it was Booger Red. My roommate heard it the same. I almost spit Mountain Dew all over my shirt when he said that...





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Since: 3.1.02
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#4 Posted on
FWIW, I've heard that "Booger Red" is a Southern nickname meant to refer to (wait for it)...someone with red hair. Really.



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#5 Posted on
I have heard that back in his hell raisin' days, Willie Nelson was refferred to as "Booger Red." Seems to be a combination of the red hair and the notion that a mean man has snot a flyin' while on the rampage.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#6 Posted on
Ah. Well, there you go.

Of course, if Ross actually bothered to explain these things, we wouldn't have to work so hard.



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Since: 16.1.02
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#7 Posted on
OK, when I saw this thread I went and actually looked it up, since JR's been calling 'Taker that since his heel turn. It's always bugged me, though obviously not enough to bother until now.

"Booger" apparently can be a variant spelling of "Boggart", which is, of course, an English/Scottish term for a big, nasty monster, i.e., "Bogeyman". Southern dialect preserves many archaic expressions from the people who settled the area in colonial times. In some isolated Appalachian communities, they speak the common man's English of three hundred years ago, or did until they got cable TV.

Therefore, "Booger Red", if it's actually a Southernism, might mean "Big nasty guy with red hair", which fits 'Taker's current character to a T (Booker T?) But JR might just still be mad about the "Kiss My Ass" thing. ;-)

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I can't ever recall hearing Jim Ross call Undertaker Booger Red. But it sounds like something stupid Jim Ross would say. I really can't stand him as an announcer anymore.



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Since: 4.1.02
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#9 Posted on
Because nothing makes a heel seem intimidating like a really sinister nickname. Like...uh, Booger Red?



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#10 Posted on
But I'm from JR's hometown [well, at least his home county], and I've never ever heard of that!

Y'know, I think I figured out what has been annoying me about JR. It's the way he plays up the whole Southern thing. But back in the old days, when he was working for Southern promotions, he didn't act that way [other than obsessing over wrestlers' football careers.] I don't recall him ever talking about pet coons or government mules.
He never wore a cowboy hat either.

I wonder how much of it is him and how much of it is the WWF wanting him to have a "character."



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I rented WCW Wrestle War '90 (WILD THING!) this weekend, and JR was just as annoying back then, though he did call everyone by their names right, even that Mean Mark guy when he and Mike Enos got butchered by the Roadies.

You know, I was semi-youngish when I watched the NWA (and WCW's early years) the first time through, but I barely remembered Ross being on there at all. I did totally remember Gordon Solie working on the shows, and it was very cool to see him interviewing Teddy Long before the tag match mentioned above.



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Since: 16.1.02
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#12 Posted on
Wasn't JR just "Jim Ross" way back when? I read somewhere (probably the Torch) that he really didn't want to do the JR thing and wear the hat, and had a serious run-in with Vince over it. Now, apparently, he's either digging the Suth'n Boy colloquialisms to the max or is overdoing it to be obnoxious.

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#13 Posted on
what are you guys talking about?
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#14 Posted on

    Originally posted by WTF13
    But I'm from JR's hometown and I've never ever heard of that!
That JR is nutty as a pet coon.
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"Booger Red" was the first thing to come out of his mouth tonight when Taker hit the screen.He seems like a prick from every non-commentating role I have seen him in be it Tough Enough, Beyond the Mat or other documentaries or any of his weak praise of anyone not named Austin on the Spotight PPVs or whatever they are called.

I get this vibe that he thinks he is untouchable and he holds much more talented people's lives in his hands. Maybe just for once Vin Ru and Ed weren't just doing shock TV when they shit on the guy in WCW. At any rate,I would like to see him reduced to calling XPW matches.
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#16 Posted on

    Originally posted by Jackson
    "Booger Red" was the first thing to come out of his mouth tonight when Taker hit the screen.He seems like a prick from every non-commentating role I have seen him in be it Tough Enough, Beyond the Mat or other documentaries or any of his weak praise of anyone not named Austin on the Spotight PPVs or whatever they are called.

    I get this vibe that he thinks he is untouchable and he holds much more talented people's lives in his hands. Maybe just for once Vin Ru and Ed weren't just doing shock TV when they shit on the guy in WCW. At any rate,I would like to see him reduced to calling XPW matches.



Yeah, I've always been a fan of JR, but he just came off as prick-ish to me on the Tough Enough2 casting special. I couldn't put my finger on the exact reason, he just did. I think maybe because he reminded me of Larry Flynt. I couldn't believe he used that "pet coon" line on the casting special. Al Snow looked like he was laughing at that just 'cause he had too.

I don't mind him on Raw, but he comes off lately as a guy who would be a real manipulative, controlling jerk off camera.



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Since: 3.1.02
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Does anyone here have a pet coon so we can refference just how goofy one is? What about government mules or scalded dogs???? C'mon, someone's gotta have one of em.



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