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WWF Veteran Explains Why Some Wrestlers Hated His Gimmick

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (October 3, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘Starrcade 1987’.

The card can be found below:

Tony & David announcement

– ROAD WARRIORS vs. FIELDS/FRANKS

– Road Warriors & Paul Ellering post match interview

– TERRY TAYLOR vs. TERRY JONES

– Ron Garvin interview

– ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD vs. FORCE/ANGEL

– Lex Luger w/ J.J. Dillon interview

– Jim Crockett Jr. announces Starrcade 87 & ticket info

– LEX LUGER vs. MAX MacGyver

– Dusty Rhodes interview

– WARLORD & IVAN KOLOFF vs. STIENBORN & RIDDLE

– Ric Flair interview

– NIKITA KOLOFF vs. EL NEGRO

• WWF Veteran Explains Why Some Wrestlers Hated His Gimmick

During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, Old School WWF Veteran Taz talked about some wrestling hating his gimmick because it would require them to take a lot of bumps in the ring.

Below is what Taz said:

“That’s why they hated me for the most part because I acted that character, the Human Suplex Machine, I would show up to the arena three hours before the show and I was the Human Suplex Machine, I couldn’t break that in my mind. I wasn’t trying to work anyone, but to portray that character, I had to live that gimmick.

No one could ever say to me that I was playing wrestler. I believed I was Taz. I believed I was the Human Suplex Machine. I was the Tazmaniac. That’s who I was and that’s important to succeed as a wrestler even to this day today, in 2018, it don’t matter.”

        
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