It is something that is not uncommon in pro wrestling. A booker or promoter feels that a certain gimmick is getting old and decides to repackage a wrestler with a brand new gimmick. The wrestler may or may not be taken off TV for a few months to make fans try and forget the initial gimmick. Sometimes it works…like in the case of Glenn Jacobs who went from Isaac Yankem to Fake Diesel to finally Kane. It also worked for guys like Windham Rotunda who went from Husky Harris to Bray Wyatt. Don’t forget, before he was the party man Adam Rose…he was a psychotic hunter named Leo Kruger. Continue reading
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
That expression has been bandied about for close to 200 years. It may be true in most cases, not so true in others. Pro wrestling has seen its fair share of imitators through the years. If a promoter can’t get the talent that they covet…why not just create your own similar version? Continue reading
Not too long ago, I wrote about the difficulties of being a 2nd/3rd generation wrestler entitled The Generation Gap: Wrestling Legacies.
In this piece, I take a look at some of these 2nd and 3rd generation wrestlers. Some you may have heard of…others not so much…not yet anyway. A new generation of wrestlers looking to make a name for themselves.
Jake had a snake, Bossman had a nightstick, The Mountie had a cattle prod and Repo Man had a tow rope, obviously.
Hometown: The Motor City
Years Active: 1991-1993
Fun Fact: Repo Man was given a makeover in March 1993, complete with full head mask, just in time for his last match before being canned.