Friday, October 29, 2010

Freak of the Week: The Boogie Man

Double your boogie pleasure
As a kid, who wasn't afraid of the Boogie Man?  Of course when I was growing up, we didn't know what the boogie man looked like exactly.  Not until a few years ago when the WWE dreamed up the creation you see above.

Not exactly what I had in mind.  But he was definitely freaky.  The thing I never really understood about the BM, maybe I should say Boogie Man, BM implies something else... was the whole giant clock and smashing it against his head.  He reminded me of the anti Flavor Flav.  Just sayin'.  Something else that baffled me, his mini boogie.  What was the point of him?  Was it just to combat Hornswoggle during Boogie Man's feud with Finely?  

Overall, I wasn't very impressed with the Boogie Man.  I thought the idea was okay, but never bought into the character.  Seemed like he did a lot of stuff for shock value and didn't get much done in the ring.   I saw him live at Wrestlemania 22 when he faced Booker T and Sharmell.   Booker and Sharmell ended up on the losing end and in less than 4 minutes, which in hindsight was probably a good thing.

Boogie Man never really achieved success in the E.  At least if you count success as winning titles and making an impact.  He had his worms and his broken clocks and mini me.  But I wanted to write up something about him in honor of Halloween.  Maybe at the right time in history, he and Papa Shango could have been tag team champions.

No comments:

Post a Comment