I actually dug the Smackdown skit. They're using the OVW angle of Boogeyman being a guy really, really into his character, though instead of the "escaped mental patient" twist, they're saying he was an actor on a failed UPN show who can no longer separate reality from fiction. This is a good way to explain why Long put this looney on his show (it was Cannon's idea) and this might even be a clever way to explain Boogeyman's crappy in-ring ability. If he's just a really built "actor," they could say he has no formal training.
Worse comes to worse, the gimmick runs for a couple of months until Boogeyman is squashed by Undertaker.
On the flip side, congrats to ABC for hiring Tim McGraw to tailor the lyrics to "I like it, I love it" for every halftime highlight show throughout the "Monday Night Football" season. Just last week, my buddy House and I were discussing Cosell's classic highlight narratives in the '70s, and how nobody had approached them since, and I told House, "Only one thing could ever come close, and I know it's a long shot, but what if ABC hired Tim McGraw to tailor the lyrics to 'I Like it, I Love It' for each week of NFL highlights throughout the season?" And wouldn't you know, it happened! See, dreams can come true. --- Bill Simmons, www.sportsguy.net
I know the whole thing might end up sucking, but the guy immediately won me over by bashing that giant Flava Flav clock over his head. If Boogeyman added a "yeeeeeeeeeeeah boyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeee," it would have been my favorite segment ever.
Originally posted by Big BadI actually dug the Smackdown skit. They're using the OVW angle of Boogeyman being a guy really, really into his character, though instead of the "escaped mental patient" twist, they're saying he was an actor on a failed UPN show who can no longer separate reality from fiction.
The funny thing about that: Jim Cornette was treating the character EXACTLY like that (i.e. "crazy guy who THINKS he's the Boogeyman, so keep away from this nut if you come to an OVW show"), when WWE came down on him for not treating the character seriously.
That all led to the night in OVW when Boogeyman came out with the sliding horns on this head. He got laughed at by some OVW student off-camera (and it really WAS off-camera; you never see it on the show), Cornette slapped the student and then got fired.
So it's just ironic that WWE is now looking at the character and saying, "Boy, Cornette was right - this character sucks if we take him to be a real boogeyman, we'll have to say he's a nut."
Of course since WWE now hires out Nickelodeon writers that probably used to do ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? there will be the inherent subtext in that...is The Boogeyman really a nut or is he really The Boogeyman. Just like with Muhammed Hassan, I am going to come out right now and quote Marvin with, "This is all going to end in tears."
Deep down, everyone knew how Hassan was going to end up.
Originally posted by ICEMANWhen has the WWE ever went back on what everyone thought was a terrible idea?
Yeah...the original name for Kenzo Suzuki was Hirohito
And Cade & Murdoch were called TNT in dark matches.
What about Mordecai? That was trashed as well.
It doesn't happen too often but WWE has been known to change their mind.
But didn't Mordecai get hurt?
I don't think so. I am pretty sure they realize it was basically The Undertaker gimmick just dressed all in white and an old Oompaloompa wig.
Guess you all really don't read threads...ugh I actually have to quote myself set this straight. The end of the Mordecai character came in a regular Smackdown match. I posted it above now I'm posting it once again below. No injury, nothing spectacular, and it was with the hurrcarrna.
Originally posted by jwrestleor just like Mordecai lose to Rey Mistero.
If you can't beat'em whack'em with a chair! Go ahead...take a Chance!
This picture of the horned boogeyman is a little too cloase to MANTAUR for my liking. I'm glad they changed it, but I'm not sure if it was for the better. All of Vince's cartoon characters have tanked serverely over the past several years, so I don't have high hopes for this dude's career.
He was a popular attraction until he choked to death on a corn kernel.