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the bear
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I hadn't seen this before



[ 03-20-2017, 03:29 AM: Message edited by: the bear ]

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Nice tie on Giant Haystacks.

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Better than his 'match' with Big Daddy.

So long from the Sunshine State!

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Just in case there's any confusions, the laughs weren't there as part of the original show, it was later shown in a blooper show and the laughter is from that.
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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Better than his 'match' with Big Daddy.

So long from the Sunshine State!

first move I've seen him do that looks like it could hurt

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Where did the reporter ask if wrestling was fake? I didn't hear him ask that in the video. In any case, that was painful looking, drops him haphazardly.
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I would imagine this was far more painful than the infamous Dave Schultz/John Stossell slap.
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quote:
Originally posted by Vulture:
Where did the reporter ask if wrestling was fake? I didn't hear him ask that in the video. In any case, that was painful looking, drops him haphazardly.

Doesn't seem like the reporter asked him if it was fake, just asked Haystacks if he would demonstrate a move on him.
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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Better than his 'match' with Big Daddy.

So long from the Sunshine State!

easy, easy...

[ 03-20-2017, 03:10 PM: Message edited by: Bcleah ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bcleah:
quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Better than his 'match' with Big Daddy.

So long from the Sunshine State!

easy, easy...
I don't know CM, if you're a fan of huge men crashing into each other repeatedly, then this would be the match for you.



The reporter did make a nice thump when he got slammed/dropped.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tatsuya:
quote:
Originally posted by Vulture:
Where did the reporter ask if wrestling was fake? I didn't hear him ask that in the video. In any case, that was painful looking, drops him haphazardly.

Doesn't seem like the reporter asked him if it was fake, just asked Haystacks if he would demonstrate a move on him.
Right, I agree, so the thread title is misleading.
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Yeah sorry there is how I saw the vid tagged!!

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Question- I watched one of those timeline Kayfabe Commentaries videos with Kevin Sullivan where he talks about bringing in this guy as Loch Ness. Kevin says he was huge (fair enough), he looked like a monster (fair enough) and that he was a good worker (hmm). Was he? I watched him in England and all I ever saw him do was squashing people and bumping off Big Daddy and falling out of the ring. Did he ever do anything else? To be fair, when he was in WCW and obviously not in good health, he did take a bit more offense from people than I'd seen in England but he was still awful.

Was he ever any better in the ring?

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quote:
Originally posted by John Williamson:
Question- I watched one of those timeline Kayfabe Commentaries videos with Kevin Sullivan where he talks about bringing in this guy as Loch Ness. Kevin says he was huge (fair enough), he looked like a monster (fair enough) and that he was a good worker (hmm). Was he? I watched him in England and all I ever saw him do was squashing people and bumping off Big Daddy and falling out of the ring. Did he ever do anything else? To be fair, when he was in WCW and obviously not in good health, he did take a bit more offense from people than I'd seen in England but he was still awful.

Was he ever any better in the ring?

No, not really, his entire gimmick was being huge. He was that bad that when him and Daddy were a tag team in the mid 70s, Daddy was the worker...

That said, his peers suggest he very nice person in an era where many of the British stars were not.

A Daddy/Haystacks tag team match if you are that depressed you can watch it!:



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quote:
Originally posted by Armageddon_T_Thunderbird:
quote:
Originally posted by Bcleah:
quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Better than his 'match' with Big Daddy.

So long from the Sunshine State!

easy, easy...
I don't know CM, if you're a fan of huge men crashing into each other repeatedly,

and with very little impact

then this would be the match for you.



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quote:
Originally posted by Armageddon_T_Thunderbird:
quote:
Originally posted by Bcleah:
quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Better than his 'match' with Big Daddy.

So long from the Sunshine State!

easy, easy...
I don't know CM, if you're a fan of huge men crashing into each other repeatedly, then this would be the match for you.



The reporter did make a nice thump when he got slammed/dropped.

18m people watched that

Considering the population difference that absolutely dwarfs Hogan-Andre on The Main Event

it's around a third of the UK population at the time although we did only have 3 tv channels at the time

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John Williamson
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Even as a kid I got sick of Daddy and Haystacks very quickly (though it was them that initially got me watching).

They are kind of seen as a joke in a lot of ways now but the populartiy of both was incredible. I don't know if the US have had a wrestling star as big as Daddy, relatively speaking. He was EVERYWHERE on TV in the 80s.

(Maybe Georgeous George in the early TV era, maybe some of the earlier pionerrs, but that's really apples and oranges as TV was key to big Daddy).

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Can anyone tell me what 'Giant Haystacks' "shoot" height & weight was?


Also for those that watched him back in the day, what was his "kayfabe" measurements?

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quote:
Originally posted by carpetbeggar:
Can anyone tell me what 'Giant Haystacks' "shoot" height & weight was?


Also for those that watched him back in the day, what was his "kayfabe" measurements?

I would say at his biggest he was a legit 6'7" and 450lbs. Kayfabe he was 6'11" and I heard him called in at 40 stones (560lbs).
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I think I remember him announced at an even greater weight than that, maybe 45stone or 50 stone.

To be honest I think he might have actually got near that weight at one point, maybe not while he was still wrestling. I think he was undoubtedly more than 450lbs at at least one point.

As far as legit height, I don't know, but I always remember him billed at 6'11".

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quote:
Originally posted by John Williamson:
I think I remember him announced at an even greater weight than that, maybe 45stone or 50 stone.

To be honest I think he might have actually got near that weight at one point, maybe not while he was still wrestling. I think he was undoubtedly more than 450lbs at at least one point.

As far as legit height, I don't know, but I always remember him billed at 6'11".

Yes post TV in the late 80s/early 90s he may have got to 500lbs before his illness.
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I can't find anything on it but I seem to remember a newspaper reporting that he had a massive tumour (like 100lbs+ or something)removed. This would've been in the '90s.
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18M? Quite the audience! As for the slam, it happened so quick the reporter got caught offguard.

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As awful as that match was, Paul McCartney ate it up. He was a big Haystacks mark and even wrote a role for the big guy in "Give My Regards to Broad Street."
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