TXM wrote:Didn't teddy officially turn heel helping Doom win the NWA tag titles?
Davis actually stuck around as an undercard wrestler for about 2 to 2-and-a-half years. He was pretty over as a heel to start with but clearly had nothing to do after the feud with the Bulldogs ended. He had a feud with George Steele and then he was working openers against Sam Houston.I might be woing, but I seem to remember there was some foreshadowing, regarding the Long heel turn. I just cannot point to any specifics. Perhaps someone else can.
Long had the more successful post-turn stint but the Davis-as-heel-ref angle itself was worked so, so much better. I don't even recall any build-up to Long's heel turn, he just fast-counted the Roadies out of the blue and that was that. Davis was creating headaches for months on end and getting tangentially involved in all the major angles: Piper, Hogan, and Steamboat all got screwed over by him at some point. Depending on if you believe it was intentional or not, the Davis build-up went back as far as a year when he was the ref for the Tito/Savage title change.
They built Long as a heel for several weeks, at least. He screwed JYD out of a win against Simmons (that was Simmons heel turn as well). He just basically screwed with the babyfaces for many weeks before the turn. i know it was built up, to the point that I expected to see something big in that match at the Rajin Cajun Clash. It was defnitely foreshadowed.
The Davis thing was done much better overall, though. they really made that a focal point of their shows for months.
Danny Davis was well done, costing the bulldogs the tag belts against the Hart Foundation refusing to count a pin when the Bulldogs(Davey Boy I believe) had Bret Hart pinned by going out to check on the other Bulldog