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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 03:09 pm
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I kinda liked them as monster heels, but for some reason all the matches I remember them winning were swerved endings/outside interference from Fuji's cane/countouts....it took away from their dominance in some ways.

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Never liked Demolition. were always Road Warrior rip offs to me. and when u knew who they really were it killed it even more.

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 05:19 pm
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I never understood the whole thing about them ripping off the Road Warriors. The Road Warriors themselves were ripping off a movie. Both teams were ripping off characters from the same film. Same for Lord Humongous.

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I knew they were a ripoff but they were so different from them...after a bit I accepted them as "just another WWF tag team", and at that point I liked them better.



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I didn't see the matches but the 'end' of Demolition in the WWF was six man tages - Ax, Smash & Crush vs The Road Warriors & The Ultimate Warrior [Or Modern Day Warrior]


I can only imagine how brutal that was

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 08:17 pm
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beejmi wrote: I didn't see the matches but the 'end' of Demolition in the WWF was six man tages - Ax, Smash & Crush vs The Road Warriors & The Ultimate Warrior [Or Modern Day Warrior]


I can only imagine how brutal that was

I think Smash and Crush teamed a lot at the end when Ax was unable to wrestle anymore. Then Smash was a singles jobber before becoming Repo-Man and Crush was re-packaged with a Hawaiian heel gimmick. 



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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 08:43 pm
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LAF wrote: I never understood the whole thing about them ripping off the Road Warriors. The Road Warriors themselves were ripping off a movie. Both teams were ripping off characters from the same film. Same for Lord Humongous.
Demolition were created because Vince couldn't get the Road Warriors. If the Road Warriors don't exist do Demolition? don't think so.

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 09:45 pm
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Spatulapup wrote: LAF wrote: I never understood the whole thing about them ripping off the Road Warriors. The Road Warriors themselves were ripping off a movie. Both teams were ripping off characters from the same film. Same for Lord Humongous.
Demolition were created because Vince couldn't get the Road Warriors. If the Road Warriors don't exist do Demolition? don't think so.

I felt like there were enough differences between the 2, even as a kid. 2 muscle guys vs. 2 thick guys who could wrestle, especially Eadie. They were so good, they carved out their own niche.
And had a great theme song. :)

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srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: I didn't see the matches but the 'end' of Demolition in the WWF was six man tages - Ax, Smash & Crush vs The Road Warriors & The Ultimate Warrior [Or Modern Day Warrior]


I can only imagine how brutal that was

I think Smash and Crush teamed a lot at the end when Ax was unable to wrestle anymore. Then Smash was a singles jobber before becoming Repo-Man and Crush was re-packaged with a Hawaiian heel gimmick. 

I think Crush was a face first as Kona Crush. I remember corny vignettes of him as a "kid" crushing stuff.

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There were quite a few Road Warrior rip-offs, back in the day. For awhile, it was considered that anybody with facepaint was a Roadie Rip-off (including Dingo Warrior). Didn't the Nasty Boys wear face-paint in their early days?

But yeah, if no Road Warriors, no Demolition.

Regardless, I feel Eadie and Darsow took something that wasn't expected to succeed and made it work! They were given leftover movie costumes from "Road Warrior" (the outfits) and "Beastmaster" (the masks). So they definitely overachieved and exceeded all expectations. I mean, 3-time tag champs?!

Their 2/3 match with the Brain Busters on SNME in July 1989 is one of my favorite WWF matches.

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LAF wrote: srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: I didn't see the matches but the 'end' of Demolition in the WWF was six man tages - Ax, Smash & Crush vs The Road Warriors & The Ultimate Warrior [Or Modern Day Warrior]


I can only imagine how brutal that was

I think Smash and Crush teamed a lot at the end when Ax was unable to wrestle anymore. Then Smash was a singles jobber before becoming Repo-Man and Crush was re-packaged with a Hawaiian heel gimmick. 

I think Crush was a face first as Kona Crush. I remember corny vignettes of him as a "kid" crushing stuff.

Yeah that sounds right.  At one point he became a heel based on his being arrested in real life, with the "Jailbird" chants and everything.  That might have been much later though, I don't remember if that was his initial heel turn.  Hard to believe he was around through the Monday Night Wars and then returned to WWE in 2001.  Seems like a different lifetime from Demolition to Invasion angle.

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 10:12 pm
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I don't remember the Jailbird stuff at all. When was that? He turned heel on Macho Man because his alleged close friend never visited him in the hospital but Mr. Fuji did. So he went Japanese.

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LAF wrote: I don't remember the Jailbird stuff at all. When was that? He turned heel on Macho Man because his alleged close friend never visited him in the hospital but Mr. Fuji did. So he went Japanese.
I checked Wikipedia and came up with this:

After a brief stint in jail, Adams was brought back to the WWF with a new biker look at the beginning of the Monday Night Wars, with his real-life incarceration being referenced as part of a storyline on Raw.[1] He made his surprise return to WWF on the August 12, 1996 episode of Monday Night Raw, with Clarence Mason, his (kayfabe) lawyer as his manager. He defeated Savio Vega with a full nelson and began using heart punch as his new finishing move.

So this would've been the brief period of time between his return and him joining the Nation of Domination.  Probably only lasted 2 months.  I specifically remember the "Jailbird" chants because I remember thinking what a blatant rip-off it was of the Ken Patera thing from a generation earlier.

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 10:23 pm
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I don't remember that at all lol. 

Was there any buildup to Smash and Crush facing Tenryu and Kitao at WM7? Or did they just go in cold and lose?

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 10:26 pm
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LAF wrote: I don't remember that at all lol. 

Was there any buildup to Smash and Crush facing Tenryu and Kitao at WM7? Or did they just go in cold and lose?

That was completely cold in America.  I believe it was Tenryu's first match ever in the WWF, based just on the SWS relationship in Japan.  That's probably where the build was.  Tenryu returned for the '92 and '93 Royal Rumbles, but always just showed up, referenced as a Japanese legend, and left.  WWF guys were in SWS quite a bit though.  They even tried to reinvent Rick Martel as a high-flying Jr. Heavyweight over there, during his Model years.  Just bizarre.

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