Does anybody else think this mofo is packin SERIOUS mic skills? He seemed pretty at ease on the mic which is amazing considering the wrestlers who've been "in the big leagues" for a long time with no real mic skill. I've heard a lot of good about his ring action too. I hope this guy gets a shot.
On a lighter thought, in a perfect world he could face Lash, heel Rock, and Honky Tonk Man in a sideburns showdown.
Frankly, I could do without all 3 of 'em. They are painful to listen to during their promos (Funaki has better mic skills), their gimmick died 4 years ago when the DOA began carrying Too Much piggyback on their cycles, and who the hell is a tag team supposed to wrestle against these days anyway?
Yeah, the "Ambiguously Gay Duo" shit is wearing REAL thin, but I still think Rico has some skills. Maybe they should put some names into the Random Tag Team Generator (tm, uh, that guy, what was his name again?) and let Rico do with two random guys what Michael hayes did with the Hardys. Well, not the whole "angst-filled youth" thing, but something unique. Heck, sign Norman Smiley, team him up with William Regal and have Rico (with a new gimmick by this point) manage them.
"I hate motherfuckers claimin' that they foldin bank But steady talkin shit in the holding tank First you wanna step to me Now your ass screamin for the deputy They send you to Charlie-Baker-Denver row Now they runnin up in ya slow You're gone, used to be the Don Juan Now your name is just 'Twan Switch it, snap it, rollin your eyes and neck You better run a check..."
Billy and Chuck can go to Hell, but Rico actually works well in his gimmick. He's not gay or anything, just a pretty boy. That works well, I think-and his little speech on SmackDown put the other four guys in the skit to shame.
Chuck & Billy haven't checked out other guys either. And as for being infatuated w/ each other, you could always chalk that up to being clueless. They've patted each other on the ass on occasion, but plenty of other sports' athletes do the same. They haven't really been flamboyant, so you could say C&B are just pretty boys, as well ("Chicks dig us!").
The first time we saw Rico on WWF TV, he was all like (paraphrasing from memory) "Look at your tights. Those colors just clash! And that hair!"
I'm sure he could work as a pretty boy, but it was pretty clear they were going for the gay stylist vibe at the beginning.
Matthew: You would've loved it, David. A week in a foreign country, strange people, strange customs... Dave: Oh, I know what you mean. I've been to Canada.
If I recall correctly, Rico was a police officer before gaining fame with the American Gladiators, so he's no spring chicken. He does have some good moves in the ring, and should eventually get a run in the ring before things are said and done.
WAY back in 1986 or 87 before he was Virgil, he was Soul Train Jones in Memphis Wrestling. I went to a show at the local high school (Kossuth High School in Mississippi), and actually met him in the mens room. Didn't check out the package though.