Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Scariest of All-Time: Demolition

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Ax and Smash, collectively known as Demolition, was the most dominant tag team in the WWF in the late 1980s. When the duo first appeared in the company in 1987, the instilled fear in their opponents and fans' hearts. Some criticized Ax and Smash for being a cheap imitation of the Road Warriors. However, Demolition was not a rip off of Hawk and Animal and instead created their own legacy in wrestling.

I loved most of the run the two had. I loved them as good guys and bad guys. They just clicked and never really changed their ways; they just refocused who they were beating up. 

It wasn't until the summer of 1990 that the team lost its luster for me when they added Crush to the mix. No offense to Crush, but it was like bringing in a younger co-star for a TV show that's losing its appeal. For me, the three-man version just didn't work. When the team dissolved in 1991, it turns out it was probably for the best. But what a great three or so years they had at the top of the tag team world.