It is time for another round of useless wrestling facts, stats and otherwise inane trivia. For many of you, these facts may be commonly known, to others perhaps not so much. In either case, they are all meant to be in good fun. So let’s roll up our sleeves and take a jab at these latest tidbits.
As we all know, most times a great way to hype up a wrestler before he makes his debut…is make a very creative video package that gets fans excited for their arrival. These video packages are called vignettes and can help make or break a character. Today, we look at my top five personal favorites that I feel worked very well.
A really good storyline or angle can grip fans to continue to tune in to a wrestling program each and every week. The end result of a storyline/angle is the “payoff” which ties loose ends and usually results in a big reveal or explanation to why things started in the first place. This week’s top five centers on payoffs that really didn’t do its job and pay off.
Many things in professional wrestling come and go. What was once the standard, soon becomes passé and disappears for a few years or never returns at all. One thing that seems to be a lost art, is the well produced vignette. A vignette in pro wrestling is a series of short videos that help promote a new gimmick or character to a promotion. They usually ran these vignette for a few weeks to get fans interest piqued.
Remember the Time will take a nostalgic and opinionated look at ill-fated gimmicks, poorly conceived storylines, and forgettable moments in wrestling history. Now join me as we take a few moments to unearth that which should remain buried forever and do our best to Remember the Time…
Vince McMahon has gotten some heat (and deservedly so) for tinkering with wrestlers looks, name and gimmicks throughout the years. What are your top five WWF/WWE changes that actually paid off well for the company?
Dustin Rhodes has been known by many different nicknames and monikers. Whether it was the Natural, the American Nightmare, Goldust or the Artist Formerly Known As Goldust…heck you could even throw his brief appearance as Seven as well…Dustin always made the very best of any gimmick thrown his way. As great a career Dustin has had being a multiple Intercontinental champion, tag team champion etc…there is one period of his career he has desperately tried to forget. A period in his life where a big black cloud loomed over his head. As with any black cloud comes rain…in Dustin Rhodes’ case…Black Reign.
This week’s top five is the opposite from a previous week. It is all about wrestlers we personally thought wouldn’t become as successful as they did. Whether it was their look, a dumb gimmick or wrestling skill set…these were wrestlers we totally got wrong and went on to have great careers.