• Paul Heyman Came Up With The Fake Razor Ramon Gimmick
Most of you will remember the Fake Razor Ramon and Fake Diesel characters that the World Wrestling Federation brought in to replace the original Superstars, after both Scott Hall & Kevin Nash had already left for WCW a few months earlier.
On a recent episode of his ‘Something To Wrestle With’ podcast, Old School WWF Legend Brother Love aka Bruce Prichard revealed that ECW promoter Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman) came up with the Fake Razor gimmick for Rick Bognar.
Here’s what Bruce said:
“This was actually a Paul Heyman idea. Paul Heyman says, ‘I got a guy sitting in the ECW locker room that does a better Razor Ramon than Scott Hall could ever do.’ That’s a quote. I said, ‘Really? Well, sh*t.’
Just talking one day and he told me about this guy, Rick Bognar who would always come in and do a Razor imitation. We’re talking and I’m like, ‘Well, by God, that’s a f**king coincidence.’ Went back and said, ‘Hey man, this Rick Bognar guy you were telling me about’ – Actually, I think Paul told me about it before we were going to do the Razor and Diesel gimmick.
I recall that and it was very, very recent in those conversations. I was like, ‘Son of a b*tch, may have a guy.’ So, I said, ‘Hey, give me Rick Bognar.’ I think Rick was in Calgary at the time.”
Rick Bognar passed away on September 20, 2019, at the age of 49.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 3, 2017) – Legendary Old School Announcer Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost legendary Old School Announcer Lance Russell at the age of 91.
Lance Russel is well remembered as the voice of the Memphis Wrestling territory that during his career changed its name from NWA Mid-America to CWA Continental Wrestling Association and later on to USWA United States Wrestling Association.
Russel also worked for Ted Turner’s WCW World Championship Wrestling from 1989 till 1993, as well as for Jim Cornette’s SMW Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1995.
† REST IN PEACE
March 18, 1926 – October 3, 2017