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Old 10-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #22 (permalink)
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A lot of gimmicks tend to be recycled through the years - art imitates life and what not. Coolquip mentioned the biggest one that I can think of - Flair.

A lot of guys copied "military" gimmicks with mixed success.

Tag Teams were very derivative. If you look at the Rockers, R and R Express, Midnight Express, other tag teams, they seemed to be running with very similar gimmicks - not sure who was first - maybe the Fabulous Ones?

And a lot of teams had success in ripping off the Road Warriors.

Here's one for ya - some people argue that Goldberg copied portions of Austin's gimmick ... not sure that I can see that one ...
I too have heard about this but am not sure if I am quoting the right person when I say Eric Bischoff said they got Goldberg to counter Shamrock's MMA guy to "teach" Vince how to use MMA guys effectively but the played along as it went with the streak.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Well how many "Cowboy" wrestlers have there been through all these years???
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Except he did.

Also, The Iron Sheik=> Sheiky Baby Iron Sheik

Dynamite Kid=> Chris Benoit
But what was Austin's gimmick? He stole from Sandman because both drank beer? So, you're saying any wrestler that drank beer in the ring copied Sandman?

Austin was a redneck, typical redneck drinks beer. It's 1 in the same.

Sandman was far from a redneck and was actually just some chain smoking alcoholic who often got his ass whooped. The beer is the only thing even remotely the same about either man.


And I still don't understand why people love to reply with something already said.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I don't think you could classify this as a copied gimmick but Lex Luger took his name from Lex Luthor, his favorite villain.

As stated earlier a lot of wrestlers seemed to have "borrowed" from Superstar Billy Graham. The game Punch-Out even modeled Super Macho Man after him.
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