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and the story has been repeated so many times the hope amongst match and video enthusiasts was that match existed and would be put in this collection. That little spot was their way of saying "we don't have it, haven't found it, or aren't really looking", or a subtle troll of us smarks that actually like and buy these collections.

Kinda hope it's the first option. But whatever, its them telling us we will never see Bret-Magee.

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There are, or at least were, a couple of WWF matches with Tom Magee on YouTube. The match with Bret, which has a certain Last Battle of Atlanta holy grail mystique about it, has never surfaced. I saw him against Arn Anderson from a December 1988 TV taping. The match aired overseas, but never stateside. Magee also turned up in a house show undercard match or two from places like Toronto or Boston that were televised in some fashion in the 1987-89 range. I recall seeing Magee face Tim Horner. He didn't look as bad as his infamy would have one believe in the bout against Arn. Double A did all he could to make the guy look good and Magee probably put in extra effort since he was at the taping instead of some random house show. He looked bad in the Horner match although not incompetent.

After the Bret match the idea was that with his size, physique, and ability to move that he'd be the next Hogan level superstar. However, they wanted him to get more experience out of the limelight so he could be brought in as a top guy from day one. However, Bret made him look too good and he could never recover that form against anyone else. The WWF waited and waited until his moment had passed. By 1990 he was gone. I'm convinced that if not the gimmick, then the push The Ultimate Warrior received in the 1988-1992 range was what the WWF envisioned for Magee.

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The Magee-Horner match is from the May 1989 Boston card. They billed him as Megaman Magee, but did not put him a blue helmet ala the video game character :)

He stunk, but wasn't worse than say, Ted Arcidi.

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This made me curious, so I looked him up on the youtoobs. There was a clipped match between Magee and Terry Gibbs that was pretty good. It's clipped like a highlight film, so maybe Magee was worse than he looked, but he was on par with the Ultimate Warrior. Less charisma-more athletic He did some aerial moves and I thought he looked good.



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I remember that there was a write-up on Tom Magee in one of my old Apter mags. At the time, he was wrestling for the NWA Florida and held one of their regional titles (Southern title? Florida title?). The write-up on Magee was very favorable and it made him out to be the next Magnum TA-like star. Looking at his Wikipedia entry, it sounds like Magee also had a successful, main event stint in All Japan Pro Wrestling. And then he went to the WWF...

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On this subject, slightly related, thre was also a guy a little later named IIRC Chris Walker that had a match at MSG. I do not remember seeing him anyplace else in the WWF in that time frame. Any idea what the story there was? Did they rebrand him and I never made the connection?
Younger guy, long hair, athletic.



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khawk wrote: On this subject, slightly related, thre was also a guy a little later named IIRC Chris Walker that had a match at MSG. I do not remember seeing him anyplace else in the WWF in that time frame. Any idea what the story there was? Did they rebrand him and I never made the connection?
Younger guy, long hair, athletic.

Was it the "Conan" Chris Walker that got a mild push in Pedicino's GWF?

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I don't know but probably.



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I think the Magee-Wajima match from Japan shows what happened when Magee wasn't led through a match from start to finish by an experienced hand. His offense (check out 1:40) is so slow and weak-looking that the audience starts laughing.





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His punches and kicks looked worse than Sid's.

His failed belly to belly suplex was amazingly terrible.



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KGB wrote: khawk wrote: On this subject, slightly related, thre was also a guy a little later named IIRC Chris Walker that had a match at MSG. I do not remember seeing him anyplace else in the WWF in that time frame. Any idea what the story there was? Did they rebrand him and I never made the connection?
Younger guy, long hair, athletic.

Was it the "Conan" Chris Walker that got a mild push in Pedicino's GWF?

I remember reading his results in the Apter mags with the WWF. I could've sworn a match aired on TV.



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Blazer wrote: Mega Powers vs. Hart Foundation and Honkytonk.

Oddly, crowd is super flat. Savage doesn't really have any intense segment with HTM. This match HAD to have occurred after SNME. Hogan gets the pin on Honky. Weird match. This came from the Von Braun Civic Center...looks like Fall '87.

You forgot Sherri as Peggy Sue. I had to look up who was under the wig.



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martini wrote: KGB wrote: khawk wrote: On this subject, slightly related, thre was also a guy a little later named IIRC Chris Walker that had a match at MSG. I do not remember seeing him anyplace else in the WWF in that time frame. Any idea what the story there was? Did they rebrand him and I never made the connection?
Younger guy, long hair, athletic.

Was it the "Conan" Chris Walker that got a mild push in Pedicino's GWF?

I remember reading his results in the Apter mags with the WWF. I could've sworn a match aired on TV.

One did on an MSG card, not sure about a regular TV show though. Maybe it aired on Prime Time as well.



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Chris Walker was roided out to an absurd degree even by late 1980s/early 1990s standards. He arrived in the WWF in late 1991 just as the steroid scandal was getting a lot attention. In response the WWF did a clear out of many obvious steroid users during the first half of 1992 with Walker being a victim. It didn't look like they had big plans for him anyway, but he'd have probably fared much better had he arrived in say 1989.

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khawk wrote: martini wrote: KGB wrote: khawk wrote: On this subject, slightly related, thre was also a guy a little later named IIRC Chris Walker that had a match at MSG. I do not remember seeing him anyplace else in the WWF in that time frame. Any idea what the story there was? Did they rebrand him and I never made the connection?
Younger guy, long hair, athletic.

Was it the "Conan" Chris Walker that got a mild push in Pedicino's GWF?

I remember reading his results in the Apter mags with the WWF. I could've sworn a match aired on TV.

One did on an MSG card, not sure about a regular TV show though. Maybe it aired on Prime Time as well.
I looked it up and at least two of his matches supposedly aired on PTW. I remember it being a night show when I saw him on WWF TV. So, I'm guessing that was it.



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