When he first came on I liked him a lot. In 1995 (not sure why that year specifically as I had always seen the catalogs before) I asked for a lot of catalog items for Christmas. There Diesel shirts, Shawn Michaels shirts and other more popular wrestler items but I wanted a Savio Vega shirt more than any and wish I had worn it when I met him at a show a few years back.
He was like Crush to me in that he started big during his face run but would never be any bigger than they had been. They both were in the Nation of Domination which didn't make sense. Crush was in because of his connection with Clarence Mason but if there was a black power type thing going on he didn't fit. Savio didn't fit in either and I think overtime the writers new they weren't working so they were replaced.
Then they have nothing to do if there were singles because they just weren't that interesting. The gang wars gave them about 6 months extra of time they would have been in the undercard as singles. I did like the Boricaus and can still hear JR yelling "there's nothing wrong with Miguel" from the DX In Your House.
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Post by Squirrel Master on Jan 6, 2013 13:29:28 GMT -5
I have always enjoyed Vega's work since his rule breaking days as the karate ninja TNT (pronounced tay-enne-tay) in Puerto Rico. Vega's managers were the despised El Profe and Chicky Starr. As much as we booed him on the island, whenever we attended Madison Square Garden house shows, Los Boricuas were shown much love.
Squirrel Master: "Back up Nasty Nate, this my bitch! If anyone's gonna stab, it's gonna be me!"
Nasty Nate: "Better watch your back Fish! Squirrel Master ain't gonna be there for you all the time. Next time I come for you, I'm gonna want some cocktail... FRUIT!"
Kenny: (as he walks away with Squirrel Master) "I'm somebody's bitch!"
Post by fuzzywarble, squat cobbler on Jan 7, 2013 9:52:58 GMT -5
I never understood why Vega, a Puerto Rican American citizen who probably resided in NYC, was close buds with Razor Ramon, a Cuban who probably emigrated to Miami on a raft. Just because they both portrayed Latins, Vince was like, "Uh...let's make them BFFs!", despite the huge geographical distance?