View single post by Erick Von Erich
 Posted: Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 02:24 am
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Erick Von Erich


Joined: Thu Mar 26th, 2015
Location: Texas USA
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He was a very good straight man, I thought. Probably liked him more as a ring announcer, interviewer or host than as a play-by-play man. When he did switch over to PBP, it took awhile for his style to grow on me.

He wasn't afraid to play the "square". For instance, after being yelled at by King Kong Bundy, he introduced him as "Devastation, Incorporated. You Say That". Circa 1986, he was conducting an interview with a heel faction and was introduced to Eli the Eliminator. Lowrance looked over at him and said: "oh, hello, Eli". I think he also used "Good Grief, Charlie Brown" as his Call of Astonishment.

Like Sean Mooney in the late 80's, at first I thought they were both incredibly boring dorks,-- but the more I listened to them, the more I liked them. Their personalities would eventually show through, but in a more subtle or clever way.