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Since: 29.1.02

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#1 Posted on
I remember seeing her years ago with dusty Rhodes in feuds with savage and sherri, she was some crazy Rhodes fan who would be in the front row, eventually the million dollar man bought her off, but who was she and was she a legit crazy fan to begin with, or a plant? the reason i wonder this is because she was...pretty un-attractive,not the kind of personality I can see vince bringing in...unless ofcourse she was the common woman, brought in for the common man. I know she's dead, but anyone with info on the life and times of Sapphire please spill it here.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#2 Posted on
I remember ZHAAPHEYE~! really well, but I don't know whether she was planted in the crowd.
I would say probably so, based on other angles of this nature. I remember when Earthquake debuted, it was so convincing, I truly believed he was miscellaneous fat dude from the crowd kicking Ultimate Warrior's ass. It was surreal.
The way that angle played out was Dino Bravo and Ultimate Warrior were having a push-up contest in the ring. UW said he could do push ups with any member of the audience on his back and asked the fans to choose the fattest audience member.
They emphatically picked John Tenta. He looked all confused and surprised and took forever to get to the ring.
Then he beat all hell out of the Warrior and in a few months, he was squishing snakes and killing Hulk Hogan. It was awesome.



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Well, personally, I don't think her getting picked had anything to do with Vince liking her. I mean, Dusty Rhodes was a joke in WWF. They saw him as some random fat guy and turned an over the top classic into a straight up ass. I still don't know how to phonetically write how he said her name (Saf-Fai-Uh!). I think she, along with the yellow polka dotted tights was an elaborate plan to hold Dusty down. And, looking at Dusty, CAN YOU BLAME HIM? I like Dusty, but the guy is fat as hell. I would honestly put him at the top of my all-time favorite color guys just because he's so dumb it entertains me (belly-welly), but I have to SEE some of his feuds with Flair and World Championship matches to believe it. And I haven't yet. But, I'll get on it, eventually.



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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by Stinger
    ...Who was she and was she a legit crazy fan to begin with, or a plant? ...Anyone with info on the life and times of Sapphire please spill it here.


Short answers: Sapphire's real name was Juanita Wright. Prior to joining the WWF she had previously wrestled in Missouri under the name "Princess Dark Cloud." She was the first African-American woman to hold a referee's liscense, and took part in the WWF's first inter-gender match.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
Best scene ever about Sapphire didn't involve Sapphire.

(Dusty Rhodes is looking for Sapphire and talking to Gene. Out of nowhere comes Hacksaw!!!)

Dusty: Didja find ha?

Hacksaw: No Dusty. But we're all still looking!

(He turns and takes off again.)

It's at SummerSlam 1990 - and the way the scene is played out is priceless.




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    Originally posted by WhoBettahThanDeion
    Well, personally, I don't think her getting picked had anything to do with Vince liking her. I mean, Dusty Rhodes was a joke in WWF. They saw him as some random fat guy and turned an over the top classic into a straight up ass. I still don't know how to phonetically write how he said her name (Saf-Fai-Uh!). I think she, along with the yellow polka dotted tights was an elaborate plan to hold Dusty down.


...I dunno. The polka-dotted unitard, the "he's a plumber/carpenter/pizza guy AND HE'S FAT" gimmick and a manager who was played off, at BEST, as completely useless isn't exactly what I call subtle. (:

Dusty's got to have a great sense of humor. Either that, or he was getting paid too much money to care how idiotic he looked.



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Since: 26.7.02
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#7 Posted on
Dusty looked idiotic? Man, I wish I could look that idiotic, every week on the Thuperthtathion. The Motherthip, as it were....

I think Dusty understood that wrestling was changing during his tenure as an active wrestler. He tried to change with it, but in the end, Dusty was from a different generation. I wish that the powers that be hadn't messed with him so.
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I, too, thought the same ... Vince aligning himself with Cena or Orton ... shades of Vince/Austin at WMXVII.
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