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GShea from TN loves Sarah Palin
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Worst. Humongous. Ever.

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Then there was the Dr. Frank thing. I still cringe at that.

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When you talk about bad Memphis what about Adam Batman West snd Jerry Lawler as superking?
Thank goodness this was only to promote a carshow and not a angle. IMHO the worse Memphis ever was the commossion talked about in the worse stables ever thread.

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quote:
Originally posted by GShea from TN loves Sarah Palin:





I watched all three and I can say without question or doubt, that white rat had more talent than all of the rest combined. I do not know what the commentators were paid, but it was not enough to try and have to cover for these.

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Funny stuff--thanks G. By the late '80's, & especially the '90's--Memphis could be Gawdawful--at times.

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Very funny
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Thanks for the migraine!
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At least we know that they didn't just hire women in Memphis because of their looks!

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quote:
Originally posted by scizott792:
At least we know that they didn't just hire women in Memphis because of their looks!

One thing is clear - Nurse Kratchett had been into the Percodans.....

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quote:
Originally posted by Madison Carter from TX:
Worst. Humongous. Ever.

Can you really be "Humongous" if you're only as tall as the announcer?

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God bless Dave Brown for trying to put this stuff over

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Great name in Freezer Thompson!

I love the psychology-- Dr. Death in a one sided squash and Nurse Cratchet feels the need to knock Freezer out with a bed pan for the duke. [Smile]

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I also love it when a guy gets foreign object cold cocked enough for him to be so flat out that he gets pinned and can't put a shoulder up but can adjust his tights.

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quote:
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Originally posted by Tabe:
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Originally posted by Madison Carter from TX:
Worst. Humongous. Ever.

Can you really be "Humongous" if you're only as tall as the announcer?

Tabe

Heck, I think he's shorter than Dave Brown! [Eek!]

I always loved when some go-nowhere heel tried to get heat in that Memphis studio and the fans would go dead silent. Always deafening in that studio when that happened. [Big Grin]

Should have been Humongouscito maybe?

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All thjree of these clips were beyond horrible.
Dr. Death at least could have actually been interesting they hadn't have hired someone's female cousin to be Nurse Kratchett. Even if tey would have hired the same girl., more than 20 inutes before the show and coached her on how to be nurse like and taught her a couple of things to say.
The Humongous thing is just destined to go wrong from the beginning when again Humongous is average sized, and Humongous should never be a slap hands and greet kind of face, that talks. He can be a face, but he should always be a liottle bit unstable and should NEVER talk. Samantha has a nice backside, but when she turned around, not so nice. The Humongious guy sounded like he was trying hard not to climax while she was trying to give hom a kiss.
I couldn't even watch all of the Grave Digger garbage.

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Sorry Guerin, I only made it through about 10 seconds of the first 2. I presume they were of the usual high quality Memphis is known for. [Smile]
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I assume Gravedigger was around the same time The Undertaker started getting big? Why wasn't he sued? Who was the "Gravedigger"? Thanks.

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I wonder if that's the same Gravedigger who showed up on some low level St. Louis indys in the early 2000's. I'm not sure by watching the clip, but if he lost some hair and put on some weight, it could be the same guy. Level of "talent" looked to be about the same....

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Who the hell thought this Dr. Death would get over with a mouthpiece (Nurse Kratchett) who was completely unattractive and couldn't do anything remotely close to even a mediocre promo? Is it possible the two came in as a package deal? Almost anyone could have been better for Dr. Death, even...

Nate the Rat, who once again proved he didn't have what it took to be a decent manager in Mempho with The Gravedigger. Like Dr. Death, I've seen worse try to be put over as star material in Memphis, but Nathaniel Whitlock ain't the guy to do it. Nate was better suited as the manager of enhancement talent he normally was - but even there, Eddie "Boss" Winders was better in the role.

As for "Humongous", I'm not sure anyone could have put this guy over in the gimmick. Dave Brown tried, Samantha tried, Bull Pain tried, but it's like trying make chicken salad from...well, you know.

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Bert Prentice had "turn off the tv" heat.
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the debut of the Dragonmaster in USWA Memphis

and of course he didn't stick around for very long

and of course he's managed by Christopher "Honey" Love



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Good contributions, all. Alas, they pale in comparison to.....







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"Whose woods are these I think I know." - Robert Frost on a Ugandan safari

"When I was born, my Momma looked at me and she said 'Oh God, he looks like a saddlebag face!'. But she said 'Saddlebag face, I love you!'." - Blackjack Mulligan

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quote:
Originally posted by MIDNIGHT RAIDER:
All thjree of these clips were beyond horrible.
Dr. Death at least could have actually been interesting they hadn't have hired someone's female cousin to be Nurse Kratchett. Even if tey would have hired the same girl., more than 20 inutes before the show and coached her on how to be nurse like and taught her a couple of things to say.

Dr. Death = Kenny Kendall. Nurse Kratchett = Connie Cook (Bob's wife).

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"Bell time, and heeeeeeeeerrrreeeeeee we go Davey..........."

"Whose woods are these I think I know." - Robert Frost on a Ugandan safari

"When I was born, my Momma looked at me and she said 'Oh God, he looks like a saddlebag face!'. But she said 'Saddlebag face, I love you!'." - Blackjack Mulligan

"YOU ARE DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!" - Plowboy Frazier

"Perfessional rassling toughness!" - Bill Mercer

"This is the greatest card in the history of Nashville!" - Nick Gulas

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quote:
Originally posted by BVRF05: Eddie Gilbert Fan:
the debut of the Dragonmaster in USWA Memphis

and of course he didn't stick around for very long

and of course he's managed by Christopher "Honey" Love


The thing is I really liked this.....at first. The first week they showed the video (which I thought was really cool, especially the music) and Bert Christopher Honey Love Prentice interrupted Lawler's studio promo on the mike on the back to intro it - he wasn't on camera - and was really good.

Alas, the second week, we had this.....

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"Bell time, and heeeeeeeeerrrreeeeeee we go Davey..........."

"Whose woods are these I think I know." - Robert Frost on a Ugandan safari

"When I was born, my Momma looked at me and she said 'Oh God, he looks like a saddlebag face!'. But she said 'Saddlebag face, I love you!'." - Blackjack Mulligan

"YOU ARE DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!" - Plowboy Frazier

"Perfessional rassling toughness!" - Bill Mercer

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In a tribute to the beauty and artistry of spoken English language, Jerry Lawler moderates a debate between Jeff Gaylord and The Sandman (during his "beach bum" phase)! Don't say I didn't warn you...



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the USWA debut of Jack Hammer

lol what a bad bad road warriors ripoff




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You guys are killing me with this drek.
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Basically they could do a MST3k episode around Memphis wrestling.

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Is that Carrot Top that Ta-Gar squashes in the first match?
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quote:
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You guys are killing me with this drek.

Just please, in the name of all that is holy and sacred, don't leave the remains in a park.....



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"Bell time, and heeeeeeeeerrrreeeeeee we go Davey..........."

"Whose woods are these I think I know." - Robert Frost on a Ugandan safari

"When I was born, my Momma looked at me and she said 'Oh God, he looks like a saddlebag face!'. But she said 'Saddlebag face, I love you!'." - Blackjack Mulligan

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quote:
Originally posted by White Fang from WA:
I also love it when a guy gets foreign object cold cocked enough for him to be so flat out that he gets pinned and can't put a shoulder up but can adjust his tights.

Me Too!

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Wasnt there some wrestler named melvin penrod jr doing a nerd gimmick? And i still want to know what the gimmick of the "man of the 90s" was (for that matter, are there any pics?)
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Could they have found a way to make Humongous look dumber than to have him do the Marty McFly backing away from his mom in backseat routine?
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the USWA debut of The Dream Warriors

did these guys even stick around very long?

what a god awful promo

one guy sounds like he is gonna cry and the other screams the entire time he speaks

and their manager is Ronnie Lott



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quote:
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Wasnt there some wrestler named melvin penrod jr doing a nerd gimmick? And i still want to know what the gimmick of the "man of the 90s" was (for that matter, are there any pics?)

Penrod was a nerd gimmick paired with CW Bergstrom as a principal type. I don't know what happened to Penrod, but Bergstrom returned to Oregon and I think still does some work in Portland-area indies.

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Somewhere along the way, I heard Penrod had died. He was a nerdy student, while Bergstrom was the principal. Bert Prentice was involved as well. They were always punishing Penrod for not learning his lessons in wrestling. Penrod dressed in short pants, white shirt, suspenders, horn rimmed glasses, and some kind of beanie.
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quote:
Originally posted by Travis Cook:
I wonder if that's the same Gravedigger who showed up on some low level St. Louis indys in the early 2000's. I'm not sure by watching the clip, but if he lost some hair and put on some weight, it could be the same guy. Level of "talent" looked to be about the same....

There was a Gravedigger at a show here in Springfield, OH around 94 or 95. He actually looked almost exactly like a scaled down version of the Undertaker. The funniest part, looking back, is I'm almost certain Joey Styles was his manager that night.

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