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 Posted: Wed May 1st, 2019 12:13 pm
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If you look at the Big Bossman, you could say The State Patrol used a very similar gimmick, but didn't run with it. However, Jacques Rougeau as The Mountie did.



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KGB wrote: If you look at the Big Bossman, you could say The State Patrol used a very similar gimmick, but didn't run with it.
I don't know about that.  Bossman was an abusive prison guard, which was a pretty good '80s gimmick.  The State Patrol handed out tickets to opponents.  No surprise that they didn't get over with that one.



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srossi wrote: KGB wrote: If you look at the Big Bossman, you could say The State Patrol used a very similar gimmick, but didn't run with it.
I don't know about that.  Bossman was an abusive prison guard, which was a pretty good '80s gimmick.  The State Patrol handed out tickets to opponents.  No surprise that they didn't get over with that one.
And the Mountie was handsome, brave, and strong when he enforced the law.  Three different gimmicks.  I asked Tito what he thinks and he said "Yes".



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Superstar wrote: srossi wrote: KGB wrote: If you look at the Big Bossman, you could say The State Patrol used a very similar gimmick, but didn't run with it.
I don't know about that.  Bossman was an abusive prison guard, which was a pretty good '80s gimmick.  The State Patrol handed out tickets to opponents.  No surprise that they didn't get over with that one.
And the Mountie was handsome, brave, and strong when he enforced the law.  Three different gimmicks.  I asked Tito what he thinks and he said "Yes".
I suppose you could throw Del Wilkes as "The Trooper" into this mix. He wrote tickets! he wore a state trooper hat, meow!
But he then sorta' ripped-off Captain America as "The Patriot" and ran with that. The reasoning behind the Patriots' mask was very similar to something Cap once said-- "I don't want to be any one man, I want to be all Americans".



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How about JT Southern a la Michael Hayes?

Not so much running with the ball as It was losing 10 yards and fumbling but still ..

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When it comes to stealing gimmicks and running with them, one man stands above all the rest...

Repo Man.

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In 1980 in Knoxville, Troy Graham was in as Troy T Tyler. Between carrying more weight compared to his Bruise Brothers days, his bleach blonde hair, and his routine on the mic, he was a total Dusty Rhodes clone. One of the heels even referred to him once as Dusty's cousin.

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Nobody mentioned Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake stole the gimmick of cutting his opponent's hair after the win from The Dynamic Duo (Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez).

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Tom Prichard in Continental didn't steal his gimmick per se, but his promo style and mannerisms were heavily borrowed from Roddy Piper.

JD Costello borrowed liberally from Jim Cornette

DI Bob Carter was a Sarge knockoff
Paul Ellering in Mid South was Billy Graham lite.

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Adrian Street and Adrian Adonis

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Benlen wrote: Adrian Street and Adrian Adonis
Adonis didn't act anything like Street.  Street was an agile effeminate hetero & Adonis was a fat flamer.  Other than being named Adrian there was nothing in common.



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broke wrote: Tom Prichard in Continental didn't steal his gimmick per se, but his promo style and mannerisms were heavily borrowed from Roddy Piper.

That's a really good one.  Continental was pretty much where Dr. Tom was the most pushed and most over in his career, and he's basically doing the poor man's Piper every time you see him on your screen.



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Didn't the WWE try to put Kevin Owens into the "Common Man" type of role before pulling the plug on it?



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