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7 hours ago, J.H. said:

I would swear they did one of those matches between the Freebirds and /Von Erichs at one point because.. .well that just seems like the perfect match for those groups

James

I think they did them after the Fritz Von Erich "heart attack" angle since the Roberts, Gordy, Iceman & Angel of Death version of the Freebirds handcuffed Fritz to the cage when they beat him up. I don't have the WWE Network to verify it but I remember a promo with Marc Lowrance and Bronco Lubich going over the rules and Lowrance being very concerned about the safety of everyone involved in the match.

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Is the any background story to Killer Khan's Black KKK gimmick in All Japan? 

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3 hours ago, Infinit said:

Is the any background story to Killer Khan's Black KKK gimmick in All Japan? 

This I want to hear about.

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On 5/30/2019 at 11:12 PM, J.H. said:

I would swear they did one of those matches between the Freebirds and /Von Erichs at one point because.. .well that just seems like the perfect match for those groups

James

Six Man Badstreet Elimination Cage match was done in Ft Worth on Labor Day 84. No cuffs...but a great brawl.

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3 hours ago, Infinit said:

Is the any background story to Killer Khan's Black KKK gimmick in All Japan? 

I always took it as black Executioner garb...not necessarily Klan related.

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3 hours ago, Infinit said:

Is the any background story to Killer Khan's Black KKK gimmick in All Japan? 

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11 hours ago, The Great ML said:

 

I always took it as black Executioner garb...not necessarily Klan related.

I thought that at first as well...but in the japanese commentary I I'm pretty sure I hear them say "kkk" and "black kkk".

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Oh wow. Never caught that...if that's the case, I wonder if they were playing off of "Mongolian who hates Japanese" then?

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The visual of Khan in all black is quite the striking visual. But I always chuckle when everyone (including the announcers) pops when he removes the hood for every match. Like it's a big surprise lol

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As Khan walked to the ring, the announcer said "black kkk" a few times

 

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Oh, Japan, don't ever change.

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Think they did a similar gimmick in dying days of WCW (Filthy Animals against either Team Canada or Jarrett and the Harris Nazis?)

Early TNA with AMW possibly?

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I’m watching the Bunkhouse Stampede 1988 right now. Were they attempting to push the Road Warriors as singles competitors at this time? How was Flair and Hawk built up going into the event? 

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Animal was in the Bunkhouse Stampede finals with Dusty. Hawk came up on the WCW Chore Wheel that month.

James

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They were 6 Man Champs and the other 2 were obviously in the Stampede. The Killer Kahn thing above has my attention. I’m not sure about the Clash question that was unanswered but I would bet the answer is yes for a few obvious reasons.

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1 hour ago, BloodyChamp said:

Which promo thread does THIS belong in lol

https://youtu.be/p8Vg5NL_eoQ

Both. If didn't have the racial element to it, I'd probably call it an all-time classic.

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I didn’t like it at all. I don’t mind racism in works anymore than I do in movies, which are also works. If I did, the contrived, cheap execution of these promos would still be the worst part lol! 

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What, pray tell,  did you guys find so "racist"? The "drive by" reference? 

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I don't quite understand the idea of the Horsemen being all "anti-gang" anyway. All they ever did was rat pack guys in parking lots and backstage and shit. They were a fucking gang! You can't join a gang and then complain about gangs existing!

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And they used the "send one of ours to the hospital, we send one of yours to thr morgue" line countless times.

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So, how different do you think AJPW main event scene would have been in the 90s if Tenryu hadn't left?

The pushing of Kawada and Misawa in particular was hastened by the departure and Tsuruta's ill health, so do you think Misawa is never crowned as the ace the way he was? Is Tenryu king of the mountain throughout the decade?

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By being exactly what they claimed not to be, wasn't that just the Horsemen being normal heels? We do things civilized, here! *beats a man with a baseball bat until he's dead in an alley for squealing*

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On 6/26/2019 at 11:01 PM, Nice Guy Eddie said:

Both. If didn't have the racial element to it, I'd probably call it an all-time classic.

Man that is a huge stretch to imply there's racial elements. 

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Why was Flair vs Race at Starrcade set in a cage? 

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