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 Posted: Tue May 30th, 2017 12:30 am
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We were speaking about Mike Enos on another thread, and I thought about this team, The Beverly Brothers.  
I was not viewing wrestling at all at that loin in my life.  LOL. Were they brought in to be a mid-card tag team?  
Were they also supposed to be playing the "gay" tag team role at that time?  

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They were slightly effeminate but there was nothing gay about them. I think they had The Genius (Lanny Poffo) managing them briefly. They were only gay in the sense that Vince thinks intellectuals are gay, but not in the butt-fuck type of way.

But they were clearly never given a chance beyond mid-card at best cannon fodder. A shame because I thought they were a great young team that gained some traction during the dying days of the AWA and I saw no reason why they couldn't make it in the WWF. They never even were allowed to really talk, and Bloom was a good promo (I think it was Bloom, one of them talked more than the other in the AWA).

After that run, Enos was basically brought to WCW as a full-fledged jobber when they had a 600 man roster, but he was one of the guys who would just kill it in a meaningless 20-minute Thunder or Saturday Night match. Just a really underrated worker. Bloom was very briefly brought in too and they reformed the team a handful of times, but he never stuck and Enos did. Not sure why, but you basically never heard from Bloom again but Enos made the rounds for years on indies. 

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They always seemed like they were presented in a rich kid type of light. Bobby always bragged about them being from shaker heights. Lanny was doing some sissy mannerisms and such but the brothers never did.

If I remember correctly they had a thing going in the AWA where Bloom would always tell Enos he had it or something like that and control the interview.



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Franchise wrote:
If I remember correctly they had a thing going in the AWA where Bloom would always tell Enos he had it or something like that and control the interview.




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srossi wrote: They were slightly effeminate but there was nothing gay about them. I think they had The Genius (Lanny Poffo) managing them briefly. They were only gay in the sense that Vince thinks intellectuals are gay, but not in the butt-fuck type of way.

But they were clearly never given a chance beyond mid-card at best cannon fodder. A shame because I thought they were a great young team that gained some traction during the dying days of the AWA and I saw no reason why they couldn't make it in the WWF. They never even were allowed to really talk, and Bloom was a good promo (I think it was Bloom, one of them talked more than the other in the AWA).

After that run, Enos was basically brought to WCW as a full-fledged jobber when they had a 600 man roster, but he was one of the guys who would just kill it in a meaningless 20-minute Thunder or Saturday Night match. Just a really underrated worker. Bloom was very briefly brought in too and they reformed the team a handful of times, but he never stuck and Enos did. Not sure why, but you basically never heard from Bloom again but Enos made the rounds for years on indies. 

They were also managed by "Coach" John Tolos during his brief time with The Fed.  I thought they could have been used better but in the end they really weren't going to make a difference one way or the other.  I do remember one squash where they botched the finish and dropped a jobber, I think named Larry Ludden, straight down on his head.  Piper was doing color with Vince on that match and seemed genuinely stunned by how bad it looked. 



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I forgot about Coach.  He also managed Mr. Perfect for a short time.  I remember thinking he was as bad a manager as I had ever seen and couldn't understand what the fuss was about John Tolos.  I still only know him from reputation, but that WWF run was brutal.  Hennig could talk circles around him so having Tolos speak for him was bizarre.



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Beverly Brothers got a lot of mileage from their team. While they were AWA Tag Champs they were also working for WCW under hoods as the Minnesota Wrecking Crew. Then they went to the WWF and got even more out of it. I think Bloom either hurt his back or neck and collected on an insurance policy, and Enos went back to WCW and that's when he became The Mauler.



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Bloom was later working as a prison guard in Minnesota. Enos wound up jailed for a while in maybe 2010 for a charge I have forgotten, somewhere in Florida.

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a boring team. just used to fill up the card.

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I remember there being some issue with the Bushwhackers leading the crowd in a huge "faggots" chant at them in Canada and it became a big deal.

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Could have been bigger in WWF, but once they got saddled with Tolos and the Genius instead of a Jimmy Hart you knew they were nothing more than opening match guys. 



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