Last time I checked, he was in a feud with Austin. Now he's dropped off the face of the Earth again. What happened? Where is he now?
Imagine Dingbat doing babytalk: philosphosize upon your inner warrriorness...(baby)waahh....(Dingbat)destructivity and iglooitis seem to be deterrring the inner warrior from enveloping you....(baby) waahh....(Dingbat)magnodestructivation will be your salvation...(wife) the baby wants its bottle....(Dingbat) that was the message I was conveying to the greatness of warriorness in it magnanimous omnipotent hemotoma.
-The Warrior and his new daughter, according to redsoxnation.
Originally posted by The Great ThomasLast time I checked, he was in a feud with Austin. Now he's dropped off the face of the Earth again. What happened? Where is he now?
I think he's semi-retired these days. He'll wrestle when the WWE has nothing else better to do but screw up my viewing pleasure, kinda like Sgt. Slaughter. But as of his position with the WWE now, I believe he's a road agent these days.
I love dropped storylines, like: What did happen in Room 814 after SummerSlam 2000?
Ahhhh, Big Bossman. He harkens me back to the old days of Delphi, before the gayness. When there was Jenks, and the old RS.com board. Where Rubio posted Bossman stories and was mocked.
From the infamous Wrestleline SS interview:
DTD: If you were to make changes in WCW, if you were in charge and not Ric Flair, what would they be?
SS: I'd get rid of all the old guys, and push the talent that has waited to get the push. The things they are doing, it's back in the 1980s. It's just bad, man. Flair doesn't even deserve to be on the show. You've got to get rid of all the old guys. Like what Vince did, they started pushing guys. Nobody knew who The Rock was 2 years ago. He made The Rock. Now The Rock just did Saturday Night Live. You've got to start with the young talent, talent people can relate to. Who are we trying to relate to if we've got a 50 year old man out there? Are we trying to relate, so a 50 year people and above will go out and buy a f*cking little toy? That ain't gonna happen. It's a f*cking joke.
I'm surprised Brock didn't go to Bossman when he needed the inside track to get to Big Show.
After all, who did more to weaken the Big Show more than Bossman? His psychological warfare against him (stealing his father's casket, outing him as a big nasty bastard and selling T-shirts celebrating the fact) was a work of art.
Ok, no it wasn't. I still give Bossman credit for pushing that angle to the heights of absurdity, tho.
Originally posted by Enojado VientoI'm surprised Brock didn't go to Bossman when he needed the inside track to get to Big Show.
He could have driven Brock to the ring in the Bluesmobile and cut a promo on Big Show over the giant loudspeaker tied to the roof.
"Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from "The Tao of Bobby the Brain Heenan" Uncensored 2000 preview
I've always had a weak spot for the Bossman. Probably because he was always my father's favorite wrestler (my dad used to be a jailer). He even looks kinda like my Dad, which is scary.
Being a Bossman mark is so lonely *sniff*
"All I ever asked for in life is an unfair advantage." Microchip, Punisher Annual #2
Come on- when they do not try and push the Bossman to the moon, stick him in the bottom of the card, and give him a decent story, the Bossman is classic! Granted you get things like "kennel-in-a-cell" but I will put up with a 15 minutes smoke break on one PPV in exchange for great humor on Raw... I mean DAMN! His feud with Al Snow was GOLD! And the Show? The Bossman is highly entertaining. He may not be the best ringworker, but he is funny, has an aspect to his character that is lethal (the hand-cuffs, the club, hell the guy trashed Hogan once...)... and it is easy as hell to write for the guy, as long as he is in the right position. BRING HIM BACK! I miss the Bossman...
Originally posted by Evil Antler GodI never could understand the hatred for Bossman....I mean for a big fat guy he was pretty mobile. Much, MUCH worse big fat guys floating around than him to pick on.....
I think the John Tenta feud is where the real hatred of Ray started. Anything connected in any manner to the Dungeon of Doom kills anyone. Plus, much like Sid and cockroaches, every time you think he's gone, he mysteriously returns and is somehow in the main event picture.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
I always loved watching the Big Bossman. I really used to enjoy that "slide out of the ring and slap the opponent" move while the wrestler was laying on the ropes. I remember when he first turned face in the WWF and lost all kinds of weight.
Originally posted by Dexley's Midnight JoggerI always loved watching the Big Bossman. I really used to enjoy that "slide out of the ring and slap the opponent" move while the wrestler was laying on the ropes. I remember when he first turned face in the WWF and lost all kinds of weight.
He was cool in the late-80s, early-90s for sure. He would blow up early in his match and stay winded all night. Mean Gene would catch up with him backstage and Bossman would still be sweaty, shirt torn open:
* Points at camera with nightstick *
"You (puff) better watch out (huff) or you'll be (puff) servin' hard time (wheeze) boi!"
His sidewalk slam looked powerful in the days when you never saw anyone else do sidewalk slams. Also, I really dug his feud with the Mountie which culminated in the Jailhouse match.
The cops asked the Mountie for his finger so they could print it:
"You want the finger?! HERE's THE FINGER!" And the Mountie hung us all the bird...it was the death of my innocence.
"This is Hard Harry reminding you to eat your cereal with a fork and do your homework in the dark." - Christian Slater, Pump Up the Volume
Is it possible that Vince is trying to throw the kitchen sink at Mania this year, bring back as many names that can pop a number as possible, and then walk away on top and move the company leadership to the next generation, with them not having any excuse...