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Since I've been watching wrestling over the past 20 years or so, there seems to be a theme that reoccurs every year or so that hardly (if ever) plays out well. That would be the concept of love and wrestling forming as one, to provide us with viewing excitement for weeks on end.

Wrestling's present attempt at this storyline gold is Dawn Marie and that old poonhound Al Wilson's marriage.

My question to you weiners is, how many different attempts of this type of storyline have been done over the years?

And how often has it actually ended up with a big payoff in the end?

One's that comes off the top of my head are:
1) Uncle Elmer's wedding
2) Macho Man and Elizabeth (Which actually did seem to come off well) (At least on television :))
3) Test and Steph

I can't really remember too many love angles from the WCW days, and never watched ECW. What other's can you come up with?





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#2 Posted on
wcw had the whole storyline where crowbar was in love with daffney (i think)... i really don't remember where that ended up going, but i think it was bad for ol' crowbar.
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#3 Posted on
Going back to World Class, Jimmy Garvin had Sunshine, then he brought in Precious as her valet; at which time Jimmy and Precious dumped Sunshine.
In Crockett, the Baby Doll/Tully Blanchard relationship deteriorated, leading to Dusty Rhodes taking Baby Doll in. Fortunately for the human race, Jim Cornette tennis racketed Baby Doll, thus preventing her from reproducing. Eventually, Baby Doll turned on Dusty, joining with Ric Flair.
The Jack Tatum/Missy Hyatte/Eddie Gilbert love triangle lasted for a while. Eventually of course, Missy was just passed around the locker room like a bottle of cheap wine.
Of course, who can forget the Chris Benoit/Kevin Sullivan feud that focused around Chris stealing Nancy, which eventually became a shoot and led to some of the great backstage fun that made WCW such a great work environment.



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#4 Posted on
My mine is slipping. The Nancy, Sulliven, Benoit love triangle has not really been that far back. And how could I have originally forgotten my favorite example of love that would not come to be... George the Animal Steel and Miss Elizabeth.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
What about the old Chris Adams/Steve Austin/Toni Adams/Lady Blossom feud from the good ol' days? Hell, that angle alone was why I bought that cheesy Steve Austin 7 match DVD not too long ago (well, for that and to see Frogman LeBlanc).



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#6 Posted on
You forgot to mention George the Animal Steel's love triangle with Macho and Elizabeth. And during my WCW days, I seem to recall flipping over to WWF briefly to see Kane tombstone Torrie (not Wilson) and end their "relationship." That was actually one I wished I had seen all the way through--seemed like it had some good drama in there.

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hmm weddings? pretty rare, but wrestling had a lot of love themes.

The 30 days angle where the loser's wife is given over to the winner for X days and wife does a heel turn at the next PPV. Miss Elizabeth was in a lot of those. - payoff: predictable but quite popular, especially for Liz.

The abused spouse angle with Marc Mero/Sable, Goldust/Terri. - payoff: popular for Sable, birth of the whole diva thing.

The ugly divorce/breakup revenge angle with Vince/Linda McMahon, HHH/Steph, Kimberly/DDP - payoff: yawn tag team/stable breakups were more interesting

The mystery stalker angle with Undertaker/Sara/DDP - payoff:
if sara wasn't boring, this could have gone well

The seductress angle which is what got Torrie Wilson into the wrestling business in the first place. - payoff: slightly advanced the Flair storyline but that's it

The I'm pregnant angle (Steph, Stacy, Mae Young, Terri) - payoff: lots of ugh make it stop. has this EVER worked?

The ambiguously gay duo angle leading to the "wedding". - payoff: good press, but fizzled quick

The we're platonic partners...no wait angle with Matt Hardy and Lita. payoff: worked for X-Files, why not here? it had potential

still liked the Test/Steph angle the best...lots of twists and turns with the McMahon/Helmsley Era as the reward.

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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by zoggy1
    hmm weddings? pretty rare, but wrestling had a lot of love themes.

    The 30 days angle where the loser's wife is given over to the winner for X days and wife does a heel turn at the next PPV. Miss Elizabeth was in a lot of those. - payoff: predictable but quite popular, especially for Liz.

    The abused spouse angle with Marc Mero/Sable, Goldust/Terri. - payoff: popular for Sable, birth of the whole diva thing.

    The ugly divorce/breakup revenge angle with Vince/Linda McMahon, HHH/Steph, Kimberly/DDP - payoff: yawn tag team/stable breakups were more interesting

    The mystery stalker angle with Undertaker/Sara/DDP - payoff:
    if sara wasn't boring, this could have gone well

    The seductress angle which is what got Torrie Wilson into the wrestling business in the first place. - payoff: slightly advanced the Flair storyline but that's it

    The I'm pregnant angle (Steph, Stacy, Mae Young, Terri) - payoff: lots of ugh make it stop. has this EVER worked?

    The ambiguously gay duo angle leading to the "wedding". - payoff: good press, but fizzled quick

    The we're platonic partners...no wait angle with Matt Hardy and Lita. payoff: worked for X-Files, why not here? it had potential

    still liked the Test/Steph angle the best...lots of twists and turns with the McMahon/Helmsley Era as the reward.

    (edited by zoggy1 on 17.1.03 1733)







And how could I have blacked out the romance that most closely resembles l'affaire de Wilson in the classic Col. Parker/Sherry Martel relationship in WCW. Not only was it tedious, but they wasted most of a Clash of the Champions teasing the wedding, only for Col. Parker, after chasing Sherry for months, to ditch her at the drive in chapel for Madusa.



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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by zoggy1
    hmm weddings?

    The mystery stalker angle with Undertaker/Sara/DDP - payoff:
    if sara wasn't boring, this could have gone well



I dunno, I think Sara was certainly more exciting than, say, a standard female wrestler (at that time anyway, they've taken some steps forward since then). Problem was, she looked weird.

I think instead of having Sara not be "boring," as you put it, they should have had DDP get the better of 'Taker once in a while. It didn't even have to be in a match, but I think I remember maybe two times during the whole feud where Page pulled off a successful sneak attack.




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Originally posted by redsoxnation
And how could I have blacked out the romance that most closely resembles l'affaire de Wilson in the classic Col. Parker/Sherry Martel relationship in WCW. Not only was it tedious, but they wasted most of a Clash of the Champions teasing the wedding, only for Col. Parker, after chasing Sherry for months, to ditch her at the drive in chapel for Madusa.



Ah yes! Col. Parker. Possibly the biggest poonhound of them all. I absolutetly loved his Big Daddy character. Blowing money on Sherry, giving her gifts and charming her to no end. Than to ditch her at the alter when fresh meat was presented to him. Classic stuff. Now that is how you do a wedding angle!



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#11 Posted on

    Originally posted by Scooter Trash
    Ah yes! Col. Parker. Possibly the biggest poonhound of them all. I absolutetly loved his Big Daddy character. Blowing money on Sherry, giving her gifts and charming her to no end. Than to ditch her at the alter when fresh meat was presented to him. Classic stuff. Now that is how you do a wedding angle!


Wasn't he the one who trained Goldberg?

Poonhound, I fell out of my chair reading that one. I gotta add that one to the collection... I mean... shame on you.



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#12 Posted on
I doubt Cornell Robert Parker trained anybody in anything except being a southern gentleman. BTW Col. Parker did rule, he was stereotypical goodness ...I think you are thinking of Sergeant Craig Pittman, who is cut from the mold of "I'm a mediocre wrestler, who never got over and people could care less about, but I YELL and demand respect so they make me a trainer at the WCW PowerPlant".

As for couples I liked, I thought Spike and Molly were good together, and neither of them has really had the same popularity since they were a couple.

And I must say the Angle/HHH/Stephanie love triangle was as good a wrestling romance story you can have except for the horrible pay off.

PS. Great work Zoggy, I had a good chuckle at some of the different type of couples. I always did find it unsettling the whole "Use my wife as poker chips and risk gambling her away to another man to get revenge or a title shot" scenario. Even in the old days I found that a little disturbing and wrong




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#13 Posted on

    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher

    As for couples I liked, I thought Spike and Molly were good together, and neither of them has really had the same popularity since they were a couple.



I agree, Spike and Molly was a lot of fun in its own right and it also set up a few decent matches for various combinations of the Dudleys and the Hollys. Sadly, the payoff, such as it was, got completely buried under the Invasion angle. Did Spike and Hurricane EVER have a match over that?

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
What about the date with Terri, Perry, Sherri, and Dean? That was quite the romantic scene, don't you agree?



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
Did Spike and Hurricane EVER have a match over that?

No. Spike took it like a man.

He went to WWF New York, got sloshed with his gentle, but fairly retarded best friend - and went to work on picking up chicks.

What about the date with Terri, Perry, Sherri, and Dean?

Dean: "Perry... Terri.... This is Sherri!"

That STILL gets a laugh out of me everytime I see it. The date was classic material. I miss Dean.



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#16 Posted on
Uhh What about HHH-Angle-Steph

That is probably the best all time.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.44

    Originally posted by IPowerbombedKidman

      Originally posted by Scooter Trash
      Ah yes! Col. Parker.


    Wasn't he the one who trained Goldberg?

    Poonhound, I fell out of my chair reading that one. I gotta add that one to the collection... I mean... shame on you.


I never watched any WCW, but according to WCW Mayhem, a wrestling game I got (in an under the cap soft drink game), Goldberg's trainer was Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker. Now, I don't know if that's the same guy or not...



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#18 Posted on
Not the same guy.

Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker = DeWayne Bruce
Col. Robert Parker = Robert Fuller

Problem solved.



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