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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2018 04:18 pm
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The Headhunters (the twin Abdullah The Butcher clones of Japanese garbage promotion and early ECW fame, among other things) made two one night shots in the WWF. Both were in the 1996 Royal Rumble, designated as the Squat Team #1 and #2. They came back for a single Raw Is War appearance in June of 1997. They were managed by Jim Cornette and attacked the Headbangers to set up a feud that never got started. I don't think the team was ever identified by name on TV. In each instance, the team immediately vanished and was never mentioned again.

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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2018 04:36 pm
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Latin Lover being in the 1997 Royal Rumble

Kabuki being in the 1994 Royal Rumble

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Mean Gene doing an interview with Starla Sexton/Molly Holly in WCW (I think she was Miss Madness at the time) and he spent the entire time staring at her ample bosom.



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Principal_Raditch wrote: Latin Lover being in the 1997 Royal Rumble

Kabuki being in the 1994 Royal Rumble


From 94-97, WWE's roster was so thin that they were bringing in people from anywhere and everywhere to make it to 30. Now they can do 50 and not everyone gets a shot.

Doug Gilbert, Mil Mascaras, Takao Omori, Dory Funk Jr. and Dick Murdoch about a week before he died all made pretty much unadvertised Rumble appearances.

The Kabuki thing was really weird because he was one of the heels who helped put Undertaker in the casket, so it looked like they maybe had some plans for him.



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Cibernetico and Peroth (sp) had a match on Superstars with Furnas and Lafon right around the royal rumble and I was hoping they would rip the house apart but it is a short throw away match.



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Kriss wrote:
The Kabuki thing was really weird because he was one of the heels who helped put Undertaker in the casket, so it looked like they maybe had some plans for him.

Was Tenryu also one of those?



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Demolition lost at WrestleMania VII to Tenryu & Koji Kitao.The very underrated team of Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka in Georgia. Held the National Tag belts twice.

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Tenryu was part of SWS which made an attempt at being part of a big three with All Japan and New Japan. It had big money backing and got access to North American talent by doing a deal with the WWF which saw an alliance with a Japanese promotion as the key to breaking Japan, but New Japan was with WCW and All Japan didn't want to work with any other group. When SWS lost its backing, Tenryu reconstituted the group as WAR and kept the WWF alliance for a while. Tenryu coming over now and then for Mania and the Rumble, plus he worked some Superstars and Challenge tapings to get matches for Japanese TV of him as a star in America. Kabuki and Koji Kitao were part of his Japanese groups.

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Baron Von Rasche had a short run in the WWF as the original manager of the Powers of Pain

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Principal_Raditch wrote: Latin Lover being in the 1997 Royal Rumble
In addition to the thin roster that Kriss mentioned, the 1997 Rumble event had no less than FOUR Lucha matches from AAA (feel free to correct me if it wasn't exactly AAA...I'm not a lucha follower). Three matches were on the "Free for All" and (I think) are rarely seen. A six-man tag made it to the PPV proper, though--- Canek, Héctor Garza and Perro Aguayo vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal and Jerry Estrada.
At the time, I felt that WWF's agreement with the luchadores was an attempt to compete with WCW's cruiserweight division.
I remember seeing the Spanish "Super Estrellas" on TV in 1997..and every time I did, it seemed to featured Latin Lover or Heavy Metal, then some dubbed-over rebroadcast matches from RAW or Shotgun Saturday Night.

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Those Lucha matches from the Royal rumble were terrible 
The problem for the WWF was that WCW already had the luchadors that could make an impact and the WWF was left with a bunch of old dudes and young guys nobody cared about. In that time and space I don’t know that the American public wanted to support a non English speaking heavyweight contender or champion. The cruisers could be kept separate and more of a special attraction.

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BItterOldMan wrote: Baron Von Rasche had a short run in the WWF as the originally manager of the Powers of Pain
I remember that one quite well, even though it was pretty brief.



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The Lucha match at RR97 was terrible.

Cibernetico and Pierroth were in the 97 rumble just so Mil would have a couple bodies to toss over the ropes before he could eliminate himself, ensuring nobody could claim they tossed him from the match.

Dragon Kid getting a pinfall victory over Eddie Guerrero in WCW



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WWF did a deal with AAA in some lame attempt to counter WCW's cruiserweights. There were two huge problems, though. The main one was that VKM doesn't like the style, and the second was that Konnan had already got the best ones aligned with WCW. Everyone WWF got was either old, shit, or both. Apart from Hector Garza, who ended up in WCW later. They did get El Hijo del Santo later when they started the SuperAstros show, but that's another "thing that actually happened that no one remembers". The main reason for having so many lucahdors at that RR (they could have beefed up their roster from anywhere) was to try to fill the AstroDome, which even at $10 for the cheap seats, they were struggling to do.

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Terry Funk's promo on Mick Foley for WWECW, which was only ever shown on ECW.com in 2006. If you listen to the Brian & Vinny show at the Wrestling Observer site, it was (still is?) somewhat of an audio meme there, but it appears that the video clip (an even a full audio) are lost to the ether.

It was fantastic:

"Why, Mick? Why?

You could've been the People's Champion. You could've been somebody. You could've been special.

Everybody loved ya, Mick. But ya sold out. And now you're in the lion's den... Surrounded by the bones of ECW and its wrestler's and their broken hearts and broken dreams, Mick.

Funny thing about it, Mick. You're not the lion. You're not the jackal. You're not the wild dog gnawing on the bones. What you are is fresh meat.

Fresh meat for the real lion. Fresh meat for the real evil bastard, Vince McMahon. And he's gonna chew you up and spit you out on the highway to hell.

And you know what, Mick? I'm gonna be there on the side of the road waitin' on the stand. I'm not talkin' about the lemonade stand, I'm talkin' about the last stand. And I'm gonna put my arm around yer neck, and I'm gonna put my hand around your throat. And I'm gonna choke you Mick. And I'm gonna choke you and I'm gonna choke you until your eyeballs pop outta your head like two boiled eggs on springs. And I'm gonna pound on you and pound on you 'til your brains turn to marshmallows.

Now I wanna know one thing, Mick. What's your entree? Brains? Marshmallows? Hard boiled eggs? what?

Oh, and by the way, Mick... Don't ever call me Dad again. And I won't call you son. I'll come up with something appropriate... like um... like Satchel Ass.

My daddy always told me don't ever trust a man whose ass is wider than his shoulders and that seems to fit you, Foley...

SATCHEL ASS!
SATCHEL ASS!
SATCHEL ASS!"



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