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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 01:07 am
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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 01:22 am
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Would Chris Taylor qualify?  He was brought in the same time as Flair, Patera, etc....and was beating those guys.  I know he died young, but weren't expectations pretty high?



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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 01:41 am
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Well, if volume of hype vs. amount of impact means anything, wouldn't that Glacier guy warrant some consideration?



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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 01:49 am
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Good choices.  Not at that level, but Brakkus was pretty hyped, had 1 or 2 squash wins in the WWF, then they realized he was so bad they shipped him out to ECW immediately, where he proceeded to just serve as a bodyguard.  Then his big return to the WWF was in the much-maligned Brawl For All where Savio Vega at half his size just beat the living shit out of him.  And I don't believe he was ever seen or heard from again.  He probably had fewer matches than any of the others mentioned before they gave up hope.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 02:27 am
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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 02:46 am
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thunderbolt wrote: Well, if volume of hype vs. amount of impact means anything, wouldn't that Glacier guy warrant some consideration?


They did those teasers for like two months, and he wound up being essentially just another WCW Saturday Night jobber. And he debuted around the time of the Hogan heel turn/nWo formation, which ensured he'd be ignored.



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BuddyPSHayes wrote: thunderbolt wrote: Well, if volume of hype vs. amount of impact means anything, wouldn't that Glacier guy warrant some consideration?


They did those teasers for like two months, and he wound up being essentially just another WCW Saturday Night jobber. And he debuted around the time of the Hogan heel turn/nWo formation, which ensured he'd be ignored.


And his gimmick was fuckin' stupid.  I used to hate it when the announcer would pretend the arena was getting cold.   Puke...

Glacier and Outback Jack came to mind first for me.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 03:01 am
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I don't remember Outback Jack being hyped though.  I think I remember 1 or 2 really bad Australia vignettes followed by him debuting in a looooooooonnnnggggggg match against Steve Lombardi that I actually thought he might lose.  And he never really got pushed after that.



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What about the "Lex Express?" There was a ton of promotion around Luger and he never really came close to living up to his WWF push.

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The Gobbledygooker wasn't hyped himself, but the BIG SURPRISE at Survivor Series was  and when that thing hatched, you could hear crickets in the arena.  And then I never actually remember him wrestling.  It  was like 2 months of hype for a guy in a chicken costume square dancing with Gene Okerlund for 10 seconds.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 7th, 2007 03:25 am
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srossi wrote: I don't remember Outback Jack being hyped though.  I think I remember 1 or 2 really bad Australia vignettes followed by him debuting in a looooooooonnnnggggggg match against Steve Lombardi that I actually thought he might lose.  And he never really got pushed after that.

Maybe there were only two, but it seemed like a lot more.  I just remember that fuckin' song, "Tie me kangaroo down sport." 



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A real hit in in the '60s, hit #3 on the Billboard charts.



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