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 Posted: Fri Jul 26th, 2019 05:18 pm
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How about Barry Darsow to the Blacktop Bully?



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That was bad too, as was Barry Darsow's heel golfer gimmick.

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tamalie wrote: That was bad too, as was Barry Darsow's heel golfer gimmick.
This was almost exclusively a WCWSN gimmick when Jimmy Hart was booking the show (and it was actually quite good, with a crazy mix of old-time territory guys and unsigned indy guys, with the occasional Benoit vs. Guerrero sneaky classic thrown in for good measure from time to time).  

Right after this, Darsow began rotating through all of his past gimmicks, with only tongue-in-cheek allusions to the ones WWF owned.  That was a little funny.    



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Chavo as  dopey white guy Kerwin White.

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srossi wrote: tamalie wrote: That was bad too, as was Barry Darsow's heel golfer gimmick.
This was almost exclusively a WCWSN gimmick when Jimmy Hart was booking the show (and it was actually quite good, with a crazy mix of old-time territory guys and unsigned indy guys, with the occasional Benoit vs. Guerrero sneaky classic thrown in for good measure from time to time).  

Right after this, Darsow began rotating through all of his past gimmicks, with only tongue-in-cheek allusions to the ones WWF owned.  That was a little funny.    
I actually got into WCWSN at this time as well. The Hole In One Darsow segment was gold imo. He was legit a good putter, although it was funnier when he would miss, then cheat.



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Trying to come up with some that hasn't already been mentioned.

Mike Rotunda as Michael Wallstreet

Shane Douglas as Dean Douglas

Mark Calloway as The Undertaker.....at the time I really hated the gimmick/name since at the time I preferred wrestlers with real-sounding names because it gave the haters (mostly my family) ammunition to call pro wrestling "fake."

Nick Dinsmore as Eugene....I was looking forward to Dinsmore coming to the WWE because I kept hearing what a great wrestler he is, but all we got was this mentally-challenged gimmick with little to show for in terms of actually ring repertoire.

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Dr. Strangelove wrote: Mike Rotunda as Michael Wallstreet

Shane Douglas as Dean Douglas


Similarly, Barry Windham as The Widowmaker. 



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Dr. Strangelove wrote: Nick Dinsmore as Eugene....I was looking forward to Dinsmore coming to the WWE because I kept hearing what a great wrestler he is, but all we got was this mentally-challenged gimmick with little to show for in terms of actually ring repertoire.

Dinsmore's character was that he was a wrestling savante. He kayfabe could wrestle really well, even though he was challenged. It was a bit out-of-place, but he did spot on impersonations of other wrestlers' moves and mannerisms. I'm not going to look it up, but there was a PPV where he was in a tag match with/against Flair, and Flair was completely losing it laughing when Eugene was doing his Flair impersonation. That side of his character was legit entertaining. Of course, this was WWE, and any story with him being taken advantage of was just horrible to watch.

Also, I don't think you can could WWE bringing in a guy from OVW with a gimmick as being "repackaged." That was just his gimmick. As it turned out, his one and only gimmick.

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KGB wrote: Dr. Strangelove wrote: Mike Rotunda as Michael Wallstreet

Shane Douglas as Dean Douglas


Similarly, Barry Windham as The Widowmaker.
But what exactly was this gimmick, though?  Other than the name and the fact that Barry wore a Cowboy hat and vest to the ring, there wasn't really any gimmick.  It was just him being a guy from Texas. 

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I think the idea was Barry Windham was a badass. It was a very normal gimmick for the WWF in 1989 considering how cartoonish and goofy many gimmicks were. It is hard to say what the WWF had planned for him. He arrived in early June and had his last match in early October of 1989. During that span he had possibly as few as 75 matches in the WWF, all of which were TV squashes or low on house shows. Regarding the latter, the WWF usually had new heels start of beating low ranking guys who could work in decisive fashion on the road, so Barry defeating guys like Tim Horner, Red Rooster, and Koko B Ware didn't mean he was destined to stay at that level. The big issue was injuries. He got hurt in October and despite being announced for Survivor Series and promoted as wrestling, he didn't work the show. He was also billed for the 1990 Royal Rumble, but Kendall Windham and Blackjack Mulligan got arrested on federal counterfeiting charges on 12/22/89. Barry missed the Rumble and never came back. He returned to WCW on 4/23/90. Kendall and BJM were sentenced to 27 and 24 months in federal prison on 5/15/90, having plead guilty on 3/28/90.

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When Mike Rotundo was a boring face in late 1990, I thought it was great that he was repackaged to Michael Wallstreet. I liked his cocky new rich asshole character with Alexandra York. Of course Rotundo jumped to N.Y. almost imedietly and was replaced by Terry Taylor basically. The Terrance Taylor gimmick died quickly because Taylor couldn't work heel.



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Dr. Strangelove wrote: KGB wrote: Dr. Strangelove wrote: Mike Rotunda as Michael Wallstreet

Shane Douglas as Dean Douglas


Similarly, Barry Windham as The Widowmaker.
But what exactly was this gimmick, though?  Other than the name and the fact that Barry wore a Cowboy hat and vest to the ring, there wasn't really any gimmick.  It was just him being a guy from Texas. 
I agree, never really saw Windham to Widowmaker as a repackage. I also never saw Barry wear a cowboy hat in the WWF.



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Heenan Fan wrote: Dr. Strangelove wrote: KGB wrote: Dr. Strangelove wrote: Mike Rotunda as Michael Wallstreet

Shane Douglas as Dean Douglas


Similarly, Barry Windham as The Widowmaker.
But what exactly was this gimmick, though?  Other than the name and the fact that Barry wore a Cowboy hat and vest to the ring, there wasn't really any gimmick.  It was just him being a guy from Texas. 
I agree, never really saw Windham to Widowmaker as a repackage. I also never saw Barry wear a cowboy hat in the WWF.

I just hated that they took all these hugely recognizable guys and changed their names to something dumb. They introduced everyone with a name and a nickname but then within 2 months everyone was just their nickname. The Texas Tornado, The Dragon, The British Bulldog, etc.  Everyone lost their name around this time.  

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I remember Windham with the hat during his 89 stint . But aside from the Widowmaker name, which I actually thought was cool, he was just Barry Windham.

Now The Stalker, on the other hand, was the total shits.

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tamalie wrote: I think the idea was Barry Windham was a badass. It was a very normal gimmick for the WWF in 1989 considering how cartoonish and goofy many gimmicks were. It is hard to say what the WWF had planned for him. He arrived in early June and had his last match in early October of 1989. During that span he had possibly as few as 75 matches in the WWF, all of which were TV squashes or low on house shows. Regarding the latter, the WWF usually had new heels start of beating low ranking guys who could work in decisive fashion on the road, so Barry defeating guys like Tim Horner, Red Rooster, and Koko B Ware didn't mean he was destined to stay at that level. The big issue was injuries. He got hurt in October and despite being announced for Survivor Series and promoted as wrestling, he didn't work the show. He was also billed for the 1990 Royal Rumble, but Kendall Windham and Blackjack Mulligan got arrested on federal counterfeiting charges on 12/22/89. Barry missed the Rumble and never came back. He returned to WCW on 4/23/90. Kendall and BJM were sentenced to 27 and 24 months in federal prison on 5/15/90, having plead guilty on 3/28/90.
This led to one of the great Jim Cornette stories when he was on the WCW booking committee. They had Kendall Windham booked, but he obviously couldn't appear because he was in jail. Jim Herd starts bitching about all the card changes and specifically singles out Corny  Corny responds with something to the effect that he'll bake Kendall a cake with a file in it so he can make the shows.



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