The Genius was so funny. My friend and I popped in an old Saturday Night Main Event where he wrestled Hogan (the one where Perfect broke the belt) and all the non-fans loved Genius' prancing and dancing around.
I'm gonna get me an oversized guitar, gain 40 pounds, and become the next D!
Lanny Poffo was pretty good. He put on a good match with Terry Funk on Best of the WWF Vol.6. Lanny pulled out the rana and moonsault. Meanwhile, Funk is overselling everything. Very interesting match.
When he was in Atlantic Grand Prix (around 79 or 80), Lanny used to end the matches by sprinting to the corner, running up the ropes, and throwing a cross-body block from the top, which sounds incredibly hokey, but in the Maritimes in 1979, it was like seeing an alien from outer-space come into the ring. Even the heels in the promos afterwards would be busy trying to go - how did he do that? For a while, if I remember correctly, the Cuban Assassin was claiming that he had never been pinned by Lanny, because the move was clearly impossible to execute. Bill McCullough would describe how Lanny had done it and the Cuban Assassin would just look at him and go - Now does THAT sound plausible?
Originally posted by RawLoif only Lanny had learned to talk like he was constipated... he, too could have been a Macho Man....
Lanny's voice was plenty bizarre. What was with that family?
¡Azúcar, flores y muchos colores! Estos fueron los ingredientes elegidos para crear a la niñita perfecta. Pero el profesor Utonio agrego accidentalmente otro ingrediente a la formula: ¡la sustancia X! Y así nacieron, ¡las Chicas Superpoderosas! ¡Con sus ultra súper poderes, Bombón, Burbuja y Bellota dedican su vida a combatir el crimen y las fuerzas del mal!
I think the fact that Ken Kennedy's move is awesome balances out how contrived the situation has to be. It's the same deal with the 619, there's not much that looks faker than a guy suddenly getting to his knees and hanging over the middle rope.