For a few weeks now, I've been thinking about the Global Wrestling Federation show that was on ESPN about a decade ago. There was one wrestler named (I know I'll butcher this spelling)Manny Villalobos who portrayed a poor guy on welfare trying to support his family by wrestling. His character came out one week and talked about how he was able to get into HUD housing and he acted really excited. The next week, Gen. Skandor Akbar announced that he had bought the housing development and was kicking Manny out. At least this is how I think it went. Does anyone remember this, and possibly know how they finished the angle? It was one of the more ridiculous ones that I've seen. Just curious is all.
Watched Global, but don't remember the angle. Of course, if they had Akbar say he was kicking people out of housing and only allowing camels to live there, I'd probably remember it. How did Akbar never become a manager in WCW or WWF/E. He drew instant heel heat. Bring him back now and have him replace Al Wilson, and then have Torrie and Dawn Marie have to work as camel jockeys.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
I TOTALLY remember that angle! At times, it seemed downright messed up, but at others, it had flashes of storyline brilliance. If I'm not mistaken, one of the major developments, if not the blow-off, to this angle was when Villalobos captured the Global Television Title. I was a total Manny mark!
Oh, and speaking of Global's titles, one thing that annoyed the SHIT out of me about the GWF was that, for a while, they'd refer to there championships as the (for example) "Global TV Title Champion." WTF?!?!?!?! And Doyle King sounded like he had a loaf of (place appropriate colorful phrase describing excrement here) stuck in his throat ALL THE TIME.
I miss Global, its red-canvassed(sp?) ring, and Craig Johnson and Scott Hudson doing commentary. The GWF was cool!
(edited by RKMtwin on 26.12.02 1752) David Crockett sez it best, folks: "Look at 'im, Tony! Look at 'im!"
There was also the Bungee cord match with Chaz Taylor and someone else, where the guy pulled Chaz off the platform and they acted like he was going to splatter all over the ground. Plus "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert and Scotty The Body calling each other "Mr. Stuff" and "Mr. The Body".
Raw had a lot going for it: --post Rumble interest --good possibility of Foley on the show --good possibility of Benoit being on the show Let's see if they can sustain that rating, or if it is just a short term bump.