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Author: Subject: This town needs an enema!
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posted on 12-17-2003 at 12:31 AM Edit Post
This town needs an enema!

This weeks top ten is a two part series (as the fans roar) and this is my first installment...

As wrestlers go there are good ones and bad ones. Most will agree that a good wrestler is not always an over wrestler; just as, a bad wrestler is more often then not, an over wrestler. So in this top ten I will attempt to rank the wrestlers that got the biggest boost to their career because of the creative team.

10. Glen Jacobs - Kane, the little murdering brother of the Undertaker. After bouncing around from bad gimmick to bad gimmick, this WWE mainstay finally hit gold.

9. Mark Calloway - The Undertaker, as WCW usally did they wasted this talent. Stuck in a tag team of big men, this guy did not become a house hold name until Brother Love lead him to the ring.

8. Steve Austin - Stone Cold, he was successful as Stunning Steve (a WCW credit)! But floundered right away as a Ringmaster. It was Steve Austin who defined the sport in the 1990s by quoting the bible, and beating the hell out of everyone.

7. Scott Hall - Razor Ramone, the bad guy. Being a top name in the AWA is like finishing last in a race with two other people and calling it third place. "Magnum" Scott Hall was a dominate athlete that never stopped smiling, until Razor but a toothpick in his mouth and he discovered his Spanish roots!

6. Brian Pillman - Loose Cannon, after he stopped "Flyin," Brian developed the precursor to the attitude era. Seemingly unscripted talk, a real person not a character, new for wrestling and made him famous.

5.Sgt Slaughter - the Iraqi gimmick turned him from aging has been to the top heel in the business. It may not have made him friends around the country, but it gave him something few of his talent rarely hold, the WWF world title.

4. Shawn Micheals - Heartbreak Kid, OH Shawn, as sang by Sherri Martel turned this Rocker into the showstopper. Mid card tag teamer, to main eventer, and now to legend. Just think he owes it all to Brutus Beefcake and a plate glass window.

3. Ted Dibiease - The Million Dollar Man, top heel in the history of WWF(E). Think about it, this guy was in UWF, and smaller promotions, came to Vince-Land and took over the world.

2. Dwayne Johnson - The Rock, easy enough name when your daddy is named Rocky, but when he tried that name it did not work. Probably the best talent with a terrible gimmick in the history of the WWE. Rocky Miavia was destined to fail, and it did, thank whomever hurt Dwayne's knee that the Rock was born.

1. Hulk Hogan - Hollywood Hogan, for life. Hulkamania was one thing, but hating Hollywood was just as big of a thing. Hogan had become a character of his own character and with one big leg drop the character was dead, and Hollywood was born to rule the world.

Is there anyone I left out? Someone ranked wrong?

As a pre-defencive stand. Steve Austin was a big name as Stunning Steve, that is why his rebirth is ranked a little less then others. I ranked with the old character against the new character, not the television rating from one to the other.

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posted on 12-17-2003 at 01:33 AM Edit Post
You used "character" when you meant "caricature."
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posted on 12-17-2003 at 03:48 AM Edit Post
You just listed people who various creative departments got wrong, then got right another time. Mick Foley didn't need creative. The Dudleys built themeselves without creative. Was there even a creative department when the Nature Boy was born?
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Just think he owes it all to Brutus Beefcake and a plate glass window.
Horseshit. Plain and simple. The window may have been big, but it was Michaels, not the window.
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It was Steve Austin who defined the sport in the 1990s by quoting the bible, and beating the hell out of everyone.
Creative wanted to name him "Ice Man Steve Austin." Austin created Austin, and Austin personified it to a T. Creative, Schmeative.





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posted on 12-17-2003 at 05:09 PM Edit Post
"Creative department" was meant more as a figurative term. I did not mean a bunch of guys sitting around a table saying yes daddy's little girl. I meant more of a creative process whether thought of by a wrestler's wife, or a two year old child it does not matter. The basis of the entire thread is the actual change, not who did the change.
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posted on 12-17-2003 at 05:15 PM Edit Post
By the way ...

If the WWE named him Ice Cold we would relate to that just as well as Stone Cold. No matter what way they descrided him it was the attitude of the character that attracted us.It was Austin'a British wife that came up with Stone Cold,by the way.
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posted on 12-17-2003 at 06:45 PM Edit Post
But it would've been funny to hear JR say, "Ice Cold! Ice Cold! Ice Cold!" It'd be like a James Brown performance or something...
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posted on 1-9-2004 at 01:48 AM Edit Post
"That's the bottom line cause , Ice Cold says so"
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