|Mystery Man strikes|
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Sticking with the Halloween-type costume theme and not so much the scary Halloween posts, I'm digging back 20 years for the WWF Superstar with no name. However in the WWE Encyclopedia, he's listed as Mystery Man. Does anyone remember him? He wasn't around very long and back then he was quite the mystery. Kinda.
I actually assumed Mystery Man was in fact Brutus Beefcake. It was about a year after Beefcake's horrible para sailing accident. He'd been on the shelf ever since. Then in spring 1991, Earthquake had just beaten a jobber on Superstars. He was about to do another post match Earthquake splash, when a guy in a mask and a crazy get up hit the ring. This mysterious figure beat the hell out of Quake, and chased manager Jimmy Hart from the ring like a scalded dog (as Jim Ross would say)
Like I said, years later it was revealed to be Brutus Beefcake under the mask. I had assumed it was him back then, just based on the build and the mannerisms of the man. I remembered hoping this was actually going to develop into something, but it never did. Yeah, I was a mark back then. Probably still am.
|Another version of the outfit|
So if you remember this gimmick for the few weeks it ran in 1991, and didn't realize it was Beefcake behind the character, consider the mystery solved. Thanks for reading. And don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.