The Lost Art of The Wrestling Vignette: How to Properly Build A Superstar

Brian Damage

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.

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The Black Cloud Over Dustin Rhodes Career

Brian Damage

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.

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