|Waylon Mercy (from WWE)|
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It seems like the mid 1990's was a good time for silly gimmicks. Doink, Mantaur, and the Goon were just a few. So was Waylon Mercy. But I wonder if from the start this character, played by "Golden Boy" Danny Spivey was supposed to be as bad as it ended up being.
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Early on the character found a lot of success in the ring. He was going over the midcard talent like Doink, 1-2-3 Kid, and Bob Holly. Then when it came to competing against Diesel, Razor Ramon, and Bret Hart, well, let's just say they showed Waylon no mercy. Something I didn't know, but I have read (so take it for what it's worth) Spivey retired the same year he returned to the WWF after suffering a severe back injury. His last match was reportedly against Diesel and he had taken a couple of jackknife power bombs during the contest. So there's no telling where the character may have gone had he not been injured and forced to retire. My guess is Waylon Mercy would have remained in the midcard and eventually disappeared like the other silly gimmicks floating around the WWF back then.