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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2018 12:59 pm
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Exactly.

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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2018 02:04 pm
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pjstef wrote: KGB wrote: Never did a thing for me. Big Daddy Dink? What the hell was that?
This is one guy who was really helped tremendously by the Apter mags in the early and mid 80s... he was in Fla or Mid Atlantic and was played up as heel genius manager and leader of hated House of Humperdink. Once the 90s came, TV was national, there was no longer that mystique about territotries you were unable to see but read about through Apter, .....and we saw Daddy Dink etc on WWF and WCW and he was not nearly as impressive "in real life" as he came through in Apter mags.

I'm not campaigning for Dink here, but you are dealing with two totally different eras here.  His territory days in the '70s and '80s, he WAS played up as the heel genius manager and his House of Humperdink was legit the stable that was going after the #1 and #2 babyface in whatever territory he was in.  When you saw him in WWF and WCW, it was a different time.  In WWF, he was a face, and face managers were basically neutered.  And in WCW he wasn't given the talent nor the opportunity to do what he was good at - which was beat the babyface down to the point that he was almost out, then Dink was the one at the very blowoff of the feud that got the shit kicked out of him.  The people of Florida paid their cash to see Humperdink and Kevin Sullivan get their asses kicked, and really not anybody else.  It didn't matter which heel was doing Dink's bidding - the draw was "will Humperdink get his ass kicked this week?  Come to the arena and find out".




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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 04:46 am
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Fairly indifferent to him but i never saw his best work. Only impression that sticks with me, and I don't have any reason behind this but I always imagined he had a funky odor associated with him. Not necessarily BO but just some sort of lingering funk

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 Posted: Sun May 13th, 2018 11:48 pm
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Lingering like Jimmy Jack?

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 04:40 am
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I never cared for him that much. i remember him mostly from the House of Humperdink in The Mid Atlantic. he was ok. didnt blow me away. there were better managers to me. in the WWF as the face manager he was a joke. there was really no point to that. never understood why they attempted that.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 02:57 pm
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I always seemed to miss him. Even his WWF run happened when I wasn't watching much wrestling. I remember the Apter mags building him up. Always hoped to see him on GCW or Mid Atlantic when they were nationally televised but I guess the timing was off. Either that or he did so little that I don't recall him. An incomplete for me since I didn't see enough to give a thumbs up or down.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 04:29 pm
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I never saw his pre-WWF stuff, so I understand I don't have a full opinion of his career.

I'm thinking the WWF wanted to cast him in the role occupied by the babyface Captain Lou from 1985 to 1986. Humperdink came in as sort of an "anti-Heenan" in the late summer of 1987-- wearing a generic sportcoat and picking a fight with the Brain.

When he hooked up with Bigelow and Orndorff, he began wearing bright robes, carrying a cane and making wacky faces. He seemed more comedic than a serious manager-- which is kinda' what Captain Lou was in 1986.

Saw a little bit of him in "NWA/JCP/WCW" and while I could see he was better a heel, he still seemed kinda' mediocre.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 05:19 pm
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Other than his WWF and WCW stuff in 88. and his Big Daddy Dink gimmick with the Freebirds I never seen his pre-88 work.



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