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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.39
    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
      Originally posted by dwaters
      Thanks.
      That's better. God bless YouTube.

      Notice how Earthquake conveniently had an aisle seat when they picked him. Great commentary by Jesse and Vince.
      Now both Dino Bravo and Earthquake are gone.


    That was awesome.
    Jesse: "Oh, he's just a big ol' mountain boy, Vince."


Wow, that WAS awesome. You know why that segment worked so well? He wasn't sitting in the front row, and didn't look like an obvious wrestler. That's why segments like that don't work nowadays.

I really can't believe how young he was either. If he was 42 when he passed away, that would make him about 25 years old when this segment was taped. I never thought he was that young when he was wrestling. RIP big guy.

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Ok one more post tonight because I didn't realize that John, Earthquake, Tenta made his WWF/E debut in Huntington, wait that could be Wheeling as they also run up there more often...its one of the two, WV at a Superstars taping.

I love the fat references, though mainly true, to WV. Great...Mogan Spurlock doesn't help us with the Supersize McDonald's movie in 2004 with that stereotype.

Ah, memories...makes me want to dig out my classic Colosseum video where the Natural Disasters beat Money Inc. for the World tag team straps.

(edited by jwrestle on 12.6.06 0231)

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
I loved Earthquake...and it shocked me when he destroyed Hogan on the BROTHER LOVE show. Back then, I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.

An interesting side note from that angle: I remember an edition of WWF Magazine that came out shortly afterward that chronicled the attack, but it wasn't the same attack: on TV, Hogan was attacked and squached while wearing his yellow ripping shirt...but in the magazine, Hogan wasnt wearing the shirt. It kinda took the magic away from me, but I would kill to relive the sight of Hogan getting flattened like that again.

Tenta was a great entertainer, and i'm sorry he was neglected toward the end of his career. Not sure he'd qualify for a post-humous HoF induction, but it would be nice to see him get at least a ten bell salute on Raw.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.27
    Originally posted by Oliver
    I loved Earthquake...and it shocked me when he destroyed Hogan on the BROTHER LOVE show. Back then, I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.

    An interesting side note from that angle: I remember an edition of WWF Magazine that came out shortly afterward that chronicled the attack, but it wasn't the same attack: on TV, Hogan was attacked and squashed while wearing his yellow ripping shirt...but in the magazine, Hogan wasn't wearing the shirt. It kinda took the magic away from me, but I would kill to relive the sight of Hogan getting flattened like that again.

    Tenta was a great entertainer, and I'm sorry he was neglected toward the end of his career. Not sure he'd qualify for a post-humous HoF induction, but it would be nice to see him get at least a ten bell salute on Raw.


Its hilarious that you remember that. I remember one other discrepancy from that article as well. I seem to remember Quake using a chair for the attack in the magazine, while he did it with his bare hands on TV (or was it the other way around?). They seemed to do this a lot with Earthquake. I remember reading about the Warrior attack in the Mag. i distinctly remember them reporting his dialog from when Mean Gene asked him his name as being "My name is the Canadian Earthquake and I'm from Vancouver, British Columbia", or something along those lines. Of course, if he actually said that, it would have completely ruined the angle, and made Warrior and Mean Gene look like the dumbest people on the planet. I remember them revising something with the Natural Disasters as well, although I cant remember exactly what that was.

I am very saddened by the passing of one of my all time favorites. He was my favorite wrestler to play as in the old Wrestle Fest game. I think is certainly is HoF material:

Tag Team Champion, Big 4 Main Eventer, and apparently one of the better guys in the dressing room. On one hand, he had a relatively short tenure in the WWE (3 or 4 years, then a brief stint in '98), but in that brief time, he had a huge impact. Surely there's room for the big man in the HoF.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
    Originally posted by i before e
    I remember reading about the Warrior attack in the Mag. i distinctly remember them reporting his dialog from when Mean Gene asked him his name as being "My name is the Canadian Earthquake and I'm from Vancouver, British Columbia", or something along those lines. Of course, if he actually said that, it would have completely ruined the angle, and made Warrior and Mean Gene look like the dumbest people on the planet. I remember them revising something with the Natural Disasters as well, although I cant remember exactly what that was.
Hey, was Earthquake from Canada? Or was that merely an angle, since he came in alongside Dino Bravo? I got a kick out of how open he was in his Wrestlecrap forum, and in the foreward to the WC book.

I would love to hear from Typhoon, and see how he's feeling.



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