Just curious...my wife and I were watching Heat last night and she asked me why Test is called Test. I said, "Good question!"
Does anybody know how the "Test" gimmick began? What significance does the name have?
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As far as I know, he was a bouncer for Motley Crue, and also did some sound work. So when they needed a mic test, they would say "test, test" and he would respond, so it became a nickname. Other people have said that groupies would have to pass a performance "Test" with Andrew before they got to meet the band. I think that would fit his gimmick better, but I don't think its accurate.
As far as I know, he was a bouncer for Motley Crue
I don't think he was ACTUALLY a bouncer for Motley Crue. Confirmation on this would be excellent, though (anyone?).
Unless I'm mistaken (and that's quite possible), he WAS a bouncer at a bar/club called The Regent in Oshawa, about 10 minutes from here and about a 5 minute drive from Whitby.
I also seem to remember being at that club some years ago, and seeing this rather HUGE guy with blond hair, causing me to say to myself "I don't think I wanna mess with that guy". However, my vivid imagination could be overriding reality again.... :)
I thought I heard (not a joke) that Russo originally wanted to call him "Testicles", but was overruled by his pals at Standards & Practices and decided to (so to speak) shorten it? Of course, why Vinny wanted to call him "Testicles" in the first place, Lord only knows.
I don't think he was a real roadie or bouncer for Motley Crue.. They just used this to introduce him when the band once performed on Raw. The name is probably indeed for 'pass the Test' or whatever you wanna call that. I also heard it could be Testosteron and not Testicles... Now what is THAT all aboot?
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It's funny, when I was watching the Horowitz vs. Skip match, my dad also walked in and started watching. While he didn't really watch wrestling, he knew a lot about it, as he watched occassionally with me, and always took me to live events as a kid.