Well That Didnt Work: Doink the Clown’s babyface run in the WWE

Craig Wilson

Clowns are creepy, right? Well, that was the thinking of the WWF in late 1992. But it wasn’t long before they turned that clown babyface. In this latest ‘Well That Didn’t Work‘ piece, we take a look at that babyface run of Doink the Clown. Continue reading

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Well That Didnt Work: Farooq Asaad in the WWE

Craig Wilson

When the WWF signed Ron Simmons, a college football standout and first African American WCW champion, it was perhaps inevitable that they’d saddle him with a rubbish gimmick. In this latest ‘Well That Didn’t Work‘ piece, we take a look at his run as Farooq Asaad. Continue reading

From the Archive: Well That Didn’t Work: World Bodybuilding Federation

Cover of the WBF magazine, note the font and colouring used for the title (Image courtesy of www.ebay.com)

Cover of the WBF magazine, note the font and colouring used for the title (Image courtesy of http://www.ebay.com)

Craig Wilson

You need only have watched any WWF event from the late 80s and early 90s and you would have established that the company had a fondness for musclebound performers. It was little surprise, then, that Vince would dip his hand into the bodybuilding world and start his own organisation and in this ‘Well That Didn’t Work‘ I look at the short-lived World Bodybuilding Federation (WBF). Continue reading

Well That Didn’t Work: NWA Invades WWF

Bombastic Bob Holly and Bodacious Bart Gunn, the New Midnight Express, sort of summed up the whole angle (image courtesy of wfigs.proboards.com)

Craig Wilson

One of the most used gimmicks in wrestling is an invasion angle. We’ve been treated to some that were spectacularly successful such as the nWo in WCW.  On the flipside, others have been less successful: the WCW/ECW invasion of WWE in the early 00s, anyone? One invasion angle is rarely discussed and that’s Jim Cornette’s NWA invading the WWF in late 1997/early 1998 and that will be the focus of this ‘Well That Didn’t Work‘ piece. Continue reading