I liked his look. He didn't have the physique that a lot of the others have, but I honestly can't say he did much in the ring to excite me. I think people used to talk about how good he was to work with, though.
Who knows if he did something behind the scenes to warrant this or if it is the start of the yearly cuts.
That sucks hard. I thought that even though he lost out in the split-up with Cade, that he still was decent wrestler and a fun personality to watch. It had to be something behind the scenes to have gotten him tossed out, though looking at his physique, it couldn't had been 'wellness' releated.
Wasn't this guy involved in a RAW ("A" show) angle that lasted several weeks/months as recently as about 3 weeks ago? Then they went to the effort to actually draft him, then they fire him.
Then they've got guys on the roster who have absolutely no plotline, haven't for months or even years, yet they keep around forever. At least Val Venis finally got a job as a road agent/trainer from what I hear.
Really makes me wonder sometimes if the right hand knows what the left is doing at WWE... or on the other hand, maybe that angle was Murdoch's last chance to "redeem himself" for a percieved lack of fan reaction or something like that, who knows.
Regardless, the worst part of this is that Lance Cade didn't go with him. Maybe Cade was trained by Micheals, but I sure havn't seen it yet in the way I can see it plainly in London and Kendrick (assuming I'm correct that they were trained by micheals as well). Of course, I may be biased that Cade is, along with kofi kingston and batista, muddying up a fued between y2j and hbk that can easily stand on it's own.
I think The Giant winning the World Title was the first signal that things were starting to get good in WCW. His reign was actually really well booked and the way Flair put him over huge here made an impact.