Post by Thrasher Enby on Dec 21, 2018 17:02:38 GMT -5
I just love how instead of trashing his old gimmicks, like literally every other wrestler probably would do, he simply stated they weren't meant to be. Looked at them with a very positive attitude. And he made a pun! What's not to love about this guy
Post by bitteroldman on Dec 22, 2018 5:48:45 GMT -5
Gotta disagree with the idea that a dentist character can't get over or is doomed from the get-go. Give him a chloroform rag as his finisher, and a large pair of pliers for the post-match attack where he pulls a tooth from his unconscious opponent (blood optional but would really sell it). Add in an attractive valet (nurse) as a distraction and the person who holds the chloroformed rag.
Maybe this wouldn't work in the WWF but in the NWA or Continental I feel this would get over.
To be honest, I think his match with Bret Hart kept him on roster post-Yankem. And the Fake Diesel gimmick was doomed but he did it well. He was right into that thing, compare it to the bored Fake Razor. Fun in that Rumble, hangs with Owen and Bulldog in the title match few weeks before.
Basically, the gimmicks sucked, but the wrestler playing them clearly had something.
Post by The Big Wiggle on Dec 22, 2018 9:21:56 GMT -5
I think it's disgraceful that no enterprising WWE writer has actually tried to make Issac Yankem and Fake Diesel work within Kane's already convoluted history, or explain why Undertaker never noticed his brother was running around pretending to be Kevin Nash.
The resultant lawsuit ended with Vince getting the right of first refusal for WCW if it ever went for sale.
Ah....did not know that. Retracted.
Yeah, it's pretty nuts. Thanks to the WWF doing that, purely to prove they had the gimmicks and that WCW trying to imply Diesel and Razor Ramon were wrestling for them was trademark infringement, they had eventual first dibs and took them.
If WCW had just called Nash & Hall by their real names from the moment they turned up in WCW, and maybe told Hall to knock off the Razor accent, there wouldn't have been a case against them.