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 Posted: Thu Apr 26th, 2018 11:23 pm
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kargol wrote: lobo316 wrote: The night Goldust died. I can't remember how or when Goldust returned.

Rhodes started doing a sort of Born Again Christian thing in the ring - dressing all in white and doing promos about how "He Is Coming".  And of course the swerve was that the "he" was Goldust.

The intention was Dustin Runnels would get over in the WWF as himself minus the Goldust gimmick. It was a spectacular failure. After a month or two, he started doing the Born Again gimmick as a heel. It seemed like the initial intention was for him to be a Christian heel. He made a lot of comments about the far out Attitude Era sleaze and was portrayed a very unhip and dull while he prayed. Then the Goldust thing came up with the "He Is Coming" stuff. Perhaps they thought being this overt about mocking religion was going too far. During the RTC stuff Stevie Richards was known as Father Steven for a week, two tops, before that got dialed back.
 
When Faarooq and Bradshaw came together as the Acolytes, they were managed by The Jackyl for a few weeks before he left TV and they wound up with Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness.
 
Jackyl had previously managed the Oddities as grotesque heels who were angry over being cast out by society. Then he was dropped as their manager after a couple of weeks which led to Sable introducing them as friends of hers who were misunderstood, leading to them being fun loving, comedy babyfaces.
 
Rick Rude didn't bolt on World Class. He lost the World Class Title at the July 4, 1986 Reunion Arena show to Chris Adams and then stuck around until a couple of weeks past Labor Day. The trouble started when Adams got arrested. They wanted to transition the belt to Kevin Von Erich but didn't have a single major league level heel worthy of carrying the belt. They'd have been better off vacating the title and then paying some freelancer of note above the odds money to come in and lose cleanly to Kevin. Bart didn't have the title for more than about two weeks.
 
When the WWF rebooted its syndicated shows in the fall of 1986, the first taping cycle of Wrestling Challenge, which replaced All Star Wrestling, had Gorilla Monsoon teamed with Ernie Ladd and Johnny Valiant. It didn't work and by the next taping, the now familiar Gorilla Monsoon pairing with Bobby Heenan was in place.
 
For a while in the fall of 1986, Adrian Adonis was gone from the WWF. He wasn't mentioned at all and his feud with Roddy Piper was transferred to Magnificent Muraco and Bob Orton Jr. taking the spot against the Rowdy One. Adonis was off TV after the SNME that aired on 10/4/86. That show was taped 9/13/86. Adrian was gone after the 9/15/86 taping of Superstars. He didn't appear at a WWF card until 11/14/86 and not on TV until the 11/29/86 SNME which was taped 11/15/86. Where he was and why he wasn't mentioned hasn't been explained as far as I can recall.

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Rick Rude working a tour for AJPW in 1991



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I have a million more of these that pop into my head but by the time I'm ready to write them down, I can't remember them.



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Harley Race making a brief appearance in the AWA during it's dying days.



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srossi wrote: I have a million more of these that pop into my head but by the time I'm ready to write them down, I can't remember them.Welcome to middle age. 

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When Mike Ramada was NWA world champion, part of the deal was the wasn't allowed to lose non-title matches without peirmission of the NWA board. So, while the NWA world tag team champions were picking up a pay check as jobbers on the WWF C-shows, the NWA world heavyweight champion was working as a "cop" on Nitro.



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That The Mighty Igor was AWA World Champion in 1965 for a week.

That Boris Malenko was AWA Tag Team Champion with Bob Geigel in 1961.

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Principal_Raditch wrote: That The Mighty Igor was AWA World Champion in 1965 for a week.

That Boris Malenko was AWA Tag Team Champion with Bob Geigel in 1961.

That most of us weren't born for those!



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broke wrote: Harley Race making a brief appearance in the AWA during it's dying days.
I actually remember this well because he was presented as a legit threat to win the AWA belt.  And I also remember thinking that putting the strap on Harley may have gotten the AWA some footing, especially if he went to Japan to put over Saito or somebody else on a tour.  But of course, he was like so many other big names that went through the AWA at that time, he was in for a taping and gone.



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A bunch of WWF cups of coffee in the mid 80's: Wrestling II, Buzz Sawyer, Spoiler, Gama Singh, Missing Link.

Kenny from Spirit Squad beating Ric Flair a few times



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Kriss wrote: When Mike Ramada was NWA world champion, part of the deal was the wasn't allowed to lose non-title matches without peirmission of the NWA board. So, while the NWA world tag team champions were picking up a pay check as jobbers on the WWF C-shows, the NWA world heavyweight champion was working as a "cop" on Nitro.
Who were the tag champs at the time?



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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Kriss wrote: When Mike Ramada was NWA world champion, part of the deal was the wasn't allowed to lose non-title matches without peirmission of the NWA board. So, while the NWA world tag team champions were picking up a pay check as jobbers on the WWF C-shows, the NWA world heavyweight champion was working as a "cop" on Nitro.
Who were the tag champs at the time?

I have vague recollections of David Young jobbing in the WWF (before his TNA push a couple years later).  Young and Rick Michaels were NWA Tag champs at the time of Rapada (late 2000) so maybe this is the reference.  Can't remember if they ever jobbed as a team, but probably. 



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Regarding Rick Rude doing an All Japan tour in 1991 post WWF/pre WCW, a few interesting names made tours there in the early to mid 1990s. Rather than All Japan perennials like Stan Hansen and Steve Williams, I'm thinking about Ray Traylor going there as Big Bubba Rogers after leaving the WWF and his Big Bossman gimmick behind in 1993, but before going to WCW later that year. Another one was Ted DiBiase. He left the WWF after Summerslam '93 and started touring with All Japan. He'd have likely been still wrestling there as late as the Pro Wrestling NOAH breakaway at which point he was in his mid 40s, but suffered a neck injury and wound up retiring before 1993 was done.

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srossi wrote: freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Kriss wrote: When Mike Ramada was NWA world champion, part of the deal was the wasn't allowed to lose non-title matches without peirmission of the NWA board. So, while the NWA world tag team champions were picking up a pay check as jobbers on the WWF C-shows, the NWA world heavyweight champion was working as a "cop" on Nitro.
Who were the tag champs at the time?

I have vague recollections of David Young jobbing in the WWF (before his TNA push a couple years later).  Young and Rick Michaels were NWA Tag champs at the time of Rapada (late 2000) so maybe this is the reference.  Can't remember if they ever jobbed as a team, but probably. 


The two guys from Texas. Khris Germany and Kit Carson.



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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Kriss wrote: When Mike Ramada was NWA world champion, part of the deal was the wasn't allowed to lose non-title matches without peirmission of the NWA board. So, while the NWA world tag team champions were picking up a pay check as jobbers on the WWF C-shows, the NWA world heavyweight champion was working as a "cop" on Nitro.
Who were the tag champs at the time?

I have vague recollections of David Young jobbing in the WWF (before his TNA push a couple years later).  Young and Rick Michaels were NWA Tag champs at the time of Rapada (late 2000) so maybe this is the reference.  Can't remember if they ever jobbed as a team, but probably. 


The two guys from Texas. Khris Germany and Kit Carson.

I don't remember them at all, not even as NWA names.



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