Thursday, November 17, 2005
Luke and Butch
The WWF in the late 1980s and early 1990s was a very strange place. Each wrestler would be given a "gimmick." This was his costume, his back story etc.
They had some strange gimmicks. One guy was a repo man who would repossess things from his opponents. I am pretty sure he repo-ed a pair of boots from Outlaw Ron Bass at one point. Does that mean Bass had a mortgage at Foot Locker? I hope he did.
One of the best gimmicks was The Bushwackers: Luke and Butch.
They would come to the ring thrusting their bellies forward and waving their arms like a one of those toy monkeys. You know the kind that you press a button and then they wave their arms? Kinda like that.
They would also lick their fans. They bit their opponents. Perhaps they have retired. Or, like a lot of old wrestlers, they are still working on a smaller circuit. Maybe they licked one too many fans and ended up with dysentery and died.
Fare the well, Luke and Butch, wherever you are!
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I think Hasbro made these figures. Like Luke and Butch, they are missing some teeth.ReplyDelete
Those guys look like they need some fiber in their diet. They also seem to be Arsenio Hall fans. Whoop whoop whoop!ReplyDelete
I saw these guys at the Spectrum. I miss the Spectrum. It's still there, I just miss it.ReplyDelete
I miss you tooReplyDelete
This reminds me, you have a bunch of wrestling toys still at my place. Pick em up, moron.ReplyDelete