Seven. - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
Meltzer said I'm a good worker
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 8,371
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Seven.

For those of you who don't now, Goldust returned to WCW in 1999 and had several vintages where he would wear full body makeup and stand outside a child's bedroom window, the child would then touch hands via the window with Seven and his eyes turned black, signaling possesion of the soul. He was a very dark and mysterious, interesting character. Much like an Undertaker character if done correctly.



When he finally made his debut on telivision, it was done perfectly, even for WCW standards which weren't all that good at that poitn of time. He really seemed like he could have taken the company by storm with the right storyline and feud. At least I think so.

But for those of you that remember, the minute he got to the ring he cut a promo, coming out of character, shooting on the crappy gimmicks and throwing it all to trash, confusing just about everyone and their mother.




After this he left T.V for a little while and just became Dustin Rhodes, not Goldust, not Seven, no crazy gimmicks, just himself. This left me and probably a lot of others wondering, what could have been with this chracter, that was so different, so interesting.

What are you thoughts?

That Guy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 04:00 AM
Little Poppa Pump
 
Vyed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                   
Re: Seven.

From his wikipedia, dont know how legit..

Quote:
Rhodes returned to World Championship Wrestling in 1999, filming several vignettes for a fantastical, face-painted character named Seven. These vignettes contained ominous footage of Rhodes in full makeup standing outside of a child's bedroom window. The character was dropped after Turner Standards and Practices expressed concern that this gimmick could be misinterpreted as a child abductor. Upon returning to WCW television, Rhodes removed his costume and delivered a worked shoot in which he mocked unrealistic gimmicks as well as his time as Goldust in the WWF. After turning heel upon his return, Rhodes began wrestling as "The American Nightmare" Dustin Rhodes, with his nickname a reference to his father's nickname, "The American Dream".

Vyed is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 04:55 AM
They taped over your mouth, scribbled out the truth with their lies
 
The Manowarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Where The Lines Overlap
Posts: 9,303
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
                     
Re: Seven.

He looked like Uncle Fester, from the Addams Family lol.

I accept Hayley Williams rep.

The Manowarrior is online now  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 01:54 PM
Winning World titles, Custom Made Clothes
 
RyanPelley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belleville, Indiana
Posts: 15,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
                     
Re: Seven.

I remember him floating to the ring, and thinking, "what the fuck is going on?"

Then he just starts shooting. I still don't know how WCW made it to 2001.


BERT "THE HATMAN" HORT
RyanPelley is online now  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:12 PM
Old School, cause I'm an old fool....
 
Greenlawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The South
Posts: 2,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
                     
Re: Seven.

I actually liked the gimmick, I was hoping it would work.
Greenlawler is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:15 PM
Learning to break kayfabe
 
Joey C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ont, Canada
Posts: 116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Re: Seven.

Moustaches always look stupid as shit if they're painted white.

"Plan B, is just to keep on given'r"
Joey C is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:47 PM
The One Who Knocks
 
Cynic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 5,341
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: Seven.

It was certainly an interesting gimmick concept, but it always seemed to me like it was so unique and so out there that it didn't have any growth potential. The Undertaker comparison is accurate in theory, but Taker debuted in the early 90's when whacky gimmicks were the norm; this was 1999, and even then people just weren't buying into stuff like the Seven gimmick anymore. Even if Rhodes had kept it I think it would've stifled any potential advancement. In that sense I liken it to gimmicks like Funkasaurus.

Cynic is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 12:31 AM
x78
Cutting a shoot promo to get over
 
x78's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 7,077
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
                     
Re: Seven.

The little boy in that video is Cody Rhodes.
x78 is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 12:33 AM
Asking Meltzer to rate my matches
 
DoubleDeckerBar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 8,163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
                     
Re: Seven.

WCW fuckery at it's finest, hype a new character for weeks and then do a worked shoot on debut and drop it all.

Anyway, it was stupid, like WCW was in general back then.

Quote:
I realise where they're going and that WWE will push Roman Reigns straight to the top. However for me, Dean Ambrose is by far the most talented in that group and I think eventually if they just give him the spotlight then he's going to shine. As soon as he touches a mic everyone else can just sit down as he's magic on it. So It remains to be seen, I think they're all talented but to me Dean was the star of that group. I think Roman looks like the star of that group but I don't think he's nearly as talented as Dean.


- Batista
DoubleDeckerBar is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 12:38 AM
Old School, cause I'm an old fool....
 
Greenlawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The South
Posts: 2,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
                     
Re: Seven.

I disagree, with many of the posters. I think "dark gimmicks" that are well played out can work regardless of era. Anyone in their right mind could take some notes from Kevin Sullivan in Florida. The promblem here had more to do with Rhodes than wih the gimmick itself.
Greenlawler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome