Friday, February 02, 2007

Some interesting storylines





I feel like I am working on a high school assignment. There is so much I'm skipping over, so I am going to post a link to the Obsessed with Wrestling site that I've gotten so much of my material for these last few posts.

It's obvious to me that I can't do this topic justice, so unless I get a special muse, this will be my last post on it.

The eighties brought us some interesting characters, such as the Bushwackers, Undertaker, and Brother Love. There were also some interesting storylines. I will mention a few.

Rick Rude hits on Jake "the Snake" Roberts wife: Ravishing Rick Rude was part of the Heenan Family. Bobby Heenan lead Rude to the ring as stripper music played. At the conclusion of the match, Heenan would pick a lady in the audience to come into the ring to receive the "Rude Awakening" where he would "plant one" on the lady. One particular show, one was picked out of the audience who refused to come into the ring. Upon interrogation, it waas revealed that this woman was Cheryl Roberts, wife of Jake "the snake" Roberts. For the next few months a feud ensued between Rude and Roberts. Rude would wear tights with Cheryl's picture airbrushed on them, and on one occasion, Jake came into the ring after match and tore the tights off Rude. The feud concluded on Saturday Night Main Event, when rude was on the receiving end of a DDT. Roberts was about to take the tights off of Rude when Bobby Heenan called Andre the Giant from the back. this lead to the next storyline I'm about to describe;

Andre the Giant is deathly afraid of snakes: As andre came into the ring to intervene, Jake went for his bag and pulled out his pet snake, Damien. Andre fainted from terror. In the next few month leading to WrestleMania, Andre's fear of snakes would cause Andre to flip out during interviews. Bobby Heenan went on the Brother Love Show and said that Andre went to a faith healer and was healed from his fear of snakes. Even though Andre won the match at WrestleMania, he was spooked when Jake brought Damien out of his bag.

Rick Rude is suspended for making fun of Big Bossman's mother: Bobby Heenan was making cracks about Big Bossman's mother while he was doing commentary on WWF Wrestling Challenge. One particular show Bossman was making his way to the ring when he stopped at the announce table, grabbed Heenan, took him down to the ring, and hancuffed him to the ringpost. this caused Rude to come out and say that he told Bobby to say those things about Bossman's mother. WWF president Jack Tunney announced on television that Rude was suspended indefinitely(truth is his contract was about to expire) and that Bobby Heenan was to take Rude's place in matches against Bossman.

Sapphire is wooed by unknown benefactor: Dusty Rhodes was brought into the WWF in the latter part of his career. Vince McMahon had him playing a buffoon type character that was well received by the fans. During a match between Rhodes and the Big Bossman, a fan in the seats started harassing Bossman and his manager, Slick. This lady was Sapphire who became Dusty's valet. After awhile, Sapphire received anomyous lavish gifts. They turned out to be from Ted Dibiase, the Million Dollar Man, who lead her away from Rhodes.

Just a few examples that show the human comic book was becoming a male soap opera. The product that wrestling has become nowadays is hardly entertainment that I would feel safe to have any children view by themselves.

2 comments:

Bizdecision said...

Great post again, WIXY. I met Rick Rude on the WCW Bruise Cruise way back when. He was a total family man on the boat as he was with his lovely wife and kids. Funny thing was that even with his family around, he still strutted around like he was the stuff. When you talked to him, he was the nicest guy. I have a photo of him putting me in the "Rude Awakening." Awesome!

I was so mad when the writers made that lame storyline of Andre having the fear of snakes. That was so insulting.

BizDecision said...

I forgot about Rick Rude's tights. That was a great storyline! WIXY, for a great read about bad storylines, pick up the book 'Wrestlecrap.' It is awesome! You will love it. I read the book in a couple of days. I couldn't put it down.