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Since it's Labor Day, I'm looking at some of wrestling's "working man" type gimmicks. Of course all wrestlers are truly hard working men and women, this post though is a little tongue and cheek. The gimmicks profiled are ones I'd more like to forget than anything else. Enjoy.
|From Cobb County, Georgia|
Big Boss Man soon entered a feud with Hulk Hogan. A highlight from that was a 1989 Saturday Night's Main Event steel cage match in which Hogan superplexed the ex prison guard. Eventually, the evil guard changed his ways, and became a face. One of Boss Man's former prisoner's Nailz plotted revenge and attacked BBM with his own night stick and left him a broken heap in the middle of the ring. It didn't take long for Boss Man to extract revenge.
|Return of the Boss Man|
|The Real Man's Man (WWE)|
Regal traded the long flowing robes he wore in WCW for a flannel, sleeveless shirt and a hard helmet. The only memorable thing about this time was his feud with X-Pac. I don't know exactly how long this Man's Man gimmick lasted, but it just didn't fit the Regal persona. While I think he is a great performer inside and outside the ring, this was a painful gimmick for me to get behind. I was glad when he finally returned to the British blue blood character.
|Betsy makes an appearance|
These of course are just a few of the blue collar gimmicks in wrestling. A few other honorable mentions, Duke "the Dumpster" Droese, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, and Trucker Norman. Nevertheless, thanks to all how labor year round, and those who put their bodies and lives on the line for us, whether in the name of safety or for entertainment purposes.
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