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#41 Posted on
How about the return of my favorite Mid carder, The Repo Man .
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Of course Honkey Tonk was good in last year's rumble.



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#42 Posted on
Dang, someone already stole Don Morocco. The INVENTOR of the tombstone piledriver, baby. That guy was a bad ass for awhile. Wasn't Heenan his manager?

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#43 Posted on
Man, Honky was funny in the Royal Rumble last year. The clincher was Kane shaking his head in disgust at the singing after hitting HTM with the guitar.

I'd like to see the WWF create a character named Roy L. Rumble that only competes in these events. It could be a running gag for years to come, as poor Roy always gets tossed after about a minute into the match.



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#44 Posted on
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
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#45 Posted on
BigBad, they already have someone like that, but he only shows up at Wrestlemania, (except for last year).

His name?



Pete Rose.

He comes with his own built in nemesis of Kane, too.




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#46 Posted on
Hmmm. So many good ones have already been mentioned. I'll say Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. Did he even ever get to compete in a RR? Oh yeah, maybe he did when he came back during his fire-breathing, wing-wearing phase.
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#47 Posted on
I have nothing else to do so...

Actually when The "Magnificent" Muraco first came to the WWF he was managed by Captain Lou Albano. He had lots of sucess with 2(?) IC title reigns. After the second loss (to Tito Santana) he deciede to go to Mr. Fuji. Didn't do much except feud with Steamboat, blah, blah, blah. He got in a brief program with Hogan, helping Hulks enemies. Started to hang out with Bob Orton, and became a short time tag team. Fuji now became a "part-time" manager for Don since his team would usually get lead by Jimmy Hart(Ortons manager). After some trouble he quit Fuji, Hart, and Orton. Then, he formed a friendship with Superstar Billy Graham. He turned face, wore tie-dyed shirts, came out to a ripoff of Jesus Christ: Superstar, and changed his name to Don "The Rock" Muraco. Plus he became a midcard jobber. Then he left in 1988, I believe. And that's the end of *that* tale.

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#48 Posted on
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Have the egg at ringside again and let Hector Guerrero come out and then be tossed by Chavo Jr and Eddy



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#49 Posted on
Yeah, gotta say bringing the Mountie back would be pretty damn cool. Maybe by that time, Scott Hall will be back and they can have a tazer duel.



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#50 Posted on
I'd be down for some Road Dogg action. Who could forget his memerable hanging on the bottom rope for 15 minutes. i'd like to see Road Dogg back in the WWF he was always good for a laugh or two...just not rappin in bright orange shirts




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#51 Posted on
Originally posted by Big Bad
Man, Honky was funny in the Royal Rumble last year. The clincher was Kane shaking his head in disgust at the singing after hitting HTM with the guitar.



As soon as I heard his music I said "What the hell...The HONKY TONK MAN?!?" And there he came and I POPPED HUGE! I popped through every second right down to Kane hitting him with his own guitar. That was hysterical.

Everybody else in the room just stared at me and NOBODY ELSE HAD ANY IDEA WHO HE WAS.

Geez...I'm not THAT old.

Oh yeah...Cast my vote for Iron Mike Sharpe.
kwon_79
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(J.T. Dutch wrote)<... I'd bring back Randy Savage, book him as one of the last two participants left in the Rumble (Rikishi would be the other one left) -- and have Savage mount some offense, knock Rikishi down, and then inexplicably try to pin Rikishi ... and have Rikishi kick out of the pin so fiercely that Savage ends up out of the ring and eliminated, just as Yokozuna did to him years ago.>

I dunno, I have this on tape, and it always looked to me like a blown spot...Savage coming down with the elbow, jumps up to assist Yoko in immediately tossing him over the top rope. Yoko, being fat and winded, misses his cue and blows the spot, so Macho has to jump back on him again. I doubt that anyone would be dumb enough to book the finish with macho trying to pin yoko...just a thought.



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Originally posted by Evil Buddha
SD "Special Delivery" Jones. My all time favorite face jobber. They could bring him into the ring with the cover of "Land of 1000 Dances" from "The Wrestling Album," and I would mark out. BTW, anybody else remember how he used to be intro'd as hailing from "The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia" up until early 1985, when everyone was beginning to get the silly gimmick treatment, and then he started wearing these bright dashiki-type shirts and headbands and was then listed as coming from "the isle of Antigua?"
The reason I bring this up is that if during the dawn of the Hogan-era, someone took the time and effort to repackage a JOBBER, than why can't someone on the booking team give the fed a much needed sense of direction now?



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Well, by today's standards, the WWF didn't really have much direction back then. The angles were usually dragged out at a snail's pace whereas today we expect to see the top guys do something somewhat major at least once a month or we call it a 'lack of direction' for their character or the company or whatever.

I'm not knocking it, I think it's a good thing. It makes for much better TV.

Back in the 80's as you'll remember, 95% of the televised WWF matches, probably, were star-on-jobber squashes. I remember when I started watching the WWF regularly in 1989 until when I first stopped in mid-1992, you were 'lucky' to see anything above squashes and every other week you might be 'treated' to something like the Natural Disasters predictabley squashing the Bushwhackers or JTTJTTSes like Duggan and the Honky Tonk Man wrestling to a double count-out.

What people slowly realized, and I credit this mainly to the TV product from ECW in 1995, is that you should slap together all your main guys and almost never, if ever at all, have squashes on your main shows. Between 1986 and 1995 the WWF had an average of 40 guys on their roster at once, so they really had no excuse not to put all of those guys against one another in bigger matches other than to drag them out to the PPV (as if anyone was ordering PPVs for the Hart Foundation vs. the Bolsheviks etc. - Well okay, maybe I was, but Bret Hart kicked butt). It only ended up making the product extremely stagnant and probably helped put the business in the huge slump it was in in the early 90's.

























That, and Sean Mooney.
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#54 Posted on
Repo Man (just because I love his theme music)
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#55 Posted on
kwon_79 wrote ...

"I dunno, I have this on tape, and it always looked to me like a blown spot...Savage coming down with the elbow, jumps up to assist Yoko in immediately tossing him over the top rope. Yoko, being fat and winded, misses his cue and blows the spot, so Macho has to jump back on him again. I doubt that anyone would be dumb enough to book the finish with macho trying to pin yoko...just a thought."

... Now, you're probably right on with this. I don't have the tape, and I was much more of a mark way back when I DID see this. If I remember correctly, the announcers made mention that "Macho" went for the pin and that (obviously) it didn't count in a Rumble. I bought it, figuring it was just another time where the WWF was booking Savage's character as being absent-minded in the heat of a match. The first example I saw of this was in WrestleMania IV, when Savage actually attempted to bodyslam the One Man Gang in the tournament semi-finals.

If I saw the tape of that Rumble today, I'd likely agree with what you're saying -- it makes sense to me.

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#56 Posted on

Originally posted by rte66usa
Originally posted by Big Bad
Man, Honky was funny in the Royal Rumble last year. The clincher was Kane shaking his head in disgust at the singing after hitting HTM with the guitar.



As soon as I heard his music I said "What the hell...The HONKY TONK MAN?!?" And there he came and I POPPED HUGE! I popped through every second right down to Kane hitting him with his own guitar. That was hysterical.

Everybody else in the room just stared at me and NOBODY ELSE HAD ANY IDEA WHO HE WAS.



You were being stared at?Sounds familiar.. I was in WWF New York (in the backroom where you get seats and dinner in front of the big screen, and where the camera doesn't drop by) and did exactly the same thing. Going crazy all the way.
I must admit 2 or 3 others as well but beyond that most people were like 'WTF?'
When Haku came out I jumped up and performed the Set up for the goozle/death grip until my friend pulled me back to my seat, telling me to finish my food before they carried me out to the asylum.
They should bring back HOnky again this year, and have Lawler pull him out and bitch slap him until the end of the show..




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#57 Posted on
My top three choices: The Mountie, Mr. Bob Backlund and Waylon Mercy.

I would totally mark out if "I'm the Mountie" started playing. Best theme song EVER!
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#58 Posted on
The Warrior... have him toss a few and then have someone knock him out when he turns his back to shake the ropes.



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#59 Posted on
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#60 Posted on
They can't bring back the Mountie for the Rumble. That would ruin Jacques Rougeau's notable achievement of being just about the only notable wrestler who was in the WWF for years and yet inexplicably never competed in a Royal Rumble. The only other one I can think of is Scott Hall.



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Cool! Actually, I believe those were the only four, although they were aligned with The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Vince McMahon, Stephinie McMahon, Pat Patterson(I think), Gerald Brisco(I think),Linda McMahon(Possibly)
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