Post by arthuradams2002 on Jun 6, 2010 5:30:20 GMT -5
It is Jake Roberts with Damien vs. Bad News Brown with sewer rats. Bad News Brown's gimmick was that of a Harlem street fighter. This match at SummerSlam was during the end of his WWF career. After rewatching this, it is as if his character was twiked a bit to resemble someone like Willard, who lives among rats. What did you think about this angle ? Does anybody remember what promos or vignettes they had leading up to this feud ? Did Bad News come out on TV one day and just threaten to bring sewer rats to the ring ?
It started when Mean Gene was interview Bad News Brown on an episode of Wrestling Challenge and it happened to be Bad News Birthday, Mean Gene gave him a present that he was told by someone to give him and wouldn't tell who it was, Bad News opens it and believes it's a real snake and panicks, then Mean Gene discovers it's a rubber Snake, thus the feud begins
Post by mybraveface on Jun 13, 2010 0:16:50 GMT -5
I remember during this "summerslam", gene okerlund was talking up the roberts / brown match and he said that they got a "sneak peak" at the harlem sewer rats, and we were then treated to footage of a black cloak being taken off a cage and a closeup of what looked like a big rat dummy clinging for dear life onto the cage from inside.
yeah, I think it was fake. why else wouldn't bad news present them during the match? other then it probably would've been too dangerous if not handled properly. this is WWF/WWE, not "wild kingdom". (I don't care what gene okerlund and Lord alfred hayes wanted y'all to believe during an episode of SNME..)
by the way: mr. perfect vs. texas tornado and gene's interview w. sensational sherri: my favorite moments from this "summerslam".