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Rocco, their ventriloquist dummy mascot 2 8.00%
New Age Outlaws shaving Hawk's mohawk 0 0%
Being repackaged as L.O.D. 2000 with Sunny as their manager 0 0%
Exploitation of Hawk's real-life alcoholism 11 44.00%
Adding Droz to L.O.D. in order to phase out Hawk 1 4.00%
Heidenreich taking Hawk's place 11 44.00%
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What was the greatest disgrace to the Road Warriors' legacy?

For being arguably the greatest tag team of all time, the Road Warriors went through a lot of crap with all their employers. It's easy to forget just how many bad angles LOD was involved in until you sit back and take a tally. Which "creative" decision do you think had the biggest stain on the Road Warriors' legacy? For me it has to be exploiting Hawk's alcoholism. I can still remember him "falling" off the Titantron just being more awkward than anything else.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What was the greatest disgrace to the Road Warriors' legacy?

Exploitation of Hawk's alcoholysm. That was a huge shame.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: What was the greatest disgrace to the Road Warriors' legacy?

exposing his alcohol problem, then again the wwe is well known for that, hardly surprising when vince sees nothing wrong in mocking JRs bells palsy.
Heidenrich was a total disaster as well
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: What was the greatest disgrace to the Road Warriors' legacy?

Heidenreich taking Hawk's place got my vote. That was the nail in the coffin as far as the L.O.D goes. Just seemed to me to ruin what was left of the Road Warriors legacy. The Road Warriors/Legion of Doom is definitely not the same without Hawk. Droz's involvement didn't really bother me. Hawk's alcoholism on-screen was a little hard to stomach, but Vinnie Mac and WWE love pushing personal issues on television.

So as far as disgraces goes: Heidenreich or Hawk's on-screen alcoholism are probably the main choices.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: What was the greatest disgrace to the Road Warriors' legacy?

Outside of the first two years of their run in WWE i would honestly say that most of how they were booked in WWE was a disgrace to The Road Warriors legacy as they were nothing like they were NWA/JCP, Georgia Championship Wrestling, AWA or Japan which was almost criminal. As soon as The Road Warriors arrived in WWE in mid 1990 they were booked very strongly and i loved their feuds through the first two years of their WWE careers against Demolition, The Nasty Boys and The Natural Disasters but as soon as they dropped the titles that was basically it.

When they went back to WCW in 1996 and WWE again in 1997 they were booked horribly and were basically an afterthought and a far cry from a team regarded by many as the greatest and most popular of all time. It's easy to say Rocco the dummy, adding Droz or Heidenreich, being repackaged and having Sunny as manager, The New Age Outlaws shaving Hawk's mohawk or worst of all exploiting Hawk's alcoholism are all major disgraces to their legacy but the thing is they all happened in WWE and outside of WWE they were booked brilliantly and are one of very few tag teams who were a HUGE draw and could have a company built around them.
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Outside of the first two years of their run in WWE i would honestly say that most of how they were booked in WWE was a disgrace to The Road Warriors legacy as they were nothing like they were NWA/JCP, Georgia Championship Wrestling, AWA or Japan which was almost criminal. As soon as The Road Warriors arrived in WWE in mid 1990 they were booked very strongly and i loved their feuds through the first two years of their WWE careers against Demolition, The Nasty Boys and The Natural Disasters but as soon as they dropped the titles that was basically it.

When they went back to WCW in 1996 and WWE again in 1997 they were booked horribly and were basically an afterthought and a far cry from a team regarded by many as the greatest and most popular of all time. It's easy to say Rocco the dummy, adding Droz or Heidenreich, being repackaged and having Sunny as manager, The New Age Outlaws shaving Hawk's mohawk or worst of all exploiting Hawk's alcoholism are all major disgraces to their legacy but the thing is they all happened in WWE and outside of WWE they were booked brilliantly and are one of very few tag teams who were a HUGE draw and could have a company built around them.
I agree with this post. The Road Warriors were ruined by the WWE almost as bad as they ruined Vader.
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Default Re: What was the greatest disgrace to the Road Warriors' legacy?

For me it was Heidenreich, Road Warriors isn't the same without Hawk and shouldn't have been brought back.

If they wanted a cheap way to put Heidenreich over in that division, should have paired him with someone else.
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Default Re: What was the greatest disgrace to the Road Warriors' legacy?

I picked when WWE added Droz to the group. Didn't make sense because without both Hawk and Animal, there was no LOD. If anything, they should have gave Droz and Animal a new name, just like they did when Kensuke Sasaki joined in Japan in the mid 90's. IMO, that was the ultimate slap in the face, even more so than Heidenreich or WWE making an angle out of Hawk's personal problems.
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The biggest disgrace was all those times they tried to phase Hawk out.
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