Someone more versed in older wrestling help me out here. Has there ever been a wrestler who would, instead of having a consistent hometown, change his billing to whatever town the show was in at the moment?
Since people always tend to pop for hometown heroes, it seems like a painfully easy way to get cheap babyface pops, especially in the pre-internet age before people could be super-certain where so-and-so was actually from.
I'm fairly positive it was done to get easy sympathy for jobbers, in the sense that I recall hearing about fake collegiate or high school wrestling champions from the hometown being brought out to be destroyed by the resident monster heel.
You'd think it would've been easily doable, really.
Post by BlackoutCreature on Jan 3, 2012 16:48:48 GMT -5
As already mentioned, "Chilly" Willy Frasier did this gimmick in ECW.
Also, before making his "real" debut in the WWE, Brian Kendrick did a gimmick on the B-shows where he was a masked jobber who was announced from wherever the show was taking place, and took the name of any kind of local college or minor league sports team mascots. I remember him working a Smackdown taping in Albany, NY called the River Rat.