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Mike Zybyszko 10-10-2012 03:57 AM

Classic Jobbers: The Mulkeys
 
There was a time in wrestling not so long ago when jobbers were regularly employed. The vast majority of jobbers were singles competitors, but there was a tag team of two brothers who were regular jobbers in the JCP/WCW days. Randy and Bill Mulkey even had a reverse Goldberg gimmick that tracked their record as a tag team. Their record reportedly reached 0-180 before their first win (see below). This gimmick actually worked, and the pair attracted a following which was later dubbed "Mulkeymania" in parody of Hulkamania.

The Mulkey brothers looked the part they played. They were probably the only wrestlers in the 1980s to NOT be suspected of steroid abuse as they had virtually no physiques to speak of. It seemed plausible that any two fans out of the audience could pair up and squash these guys.

Here are some matches of theirs including probably the two most important in their career as THE jobber tag team of the 1980s:



This match here is famous for two things.

1) It was the biggest mismatch in tag team history.
2) It was the biggest squash in wrestling history.

LOD was like two Goldbergs on one team. To match them up with two puds like the Mulkeys seemed (kayfabe) sadistic.




Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez squash the Mulkeys. It was so easy that Manny just decided he would sqush them 2vs 1:




They even got hired by Vince to do tag team jobs:




But, the most note worthy match of theirs was the following:



The Gladiators were George South and Gary Royal. What is odd about this match is that it effectively ended their gimmick. In a polar opposite of unstoppable monster pushes where the first loss kills the momentum, the Mulkeys lost their niche by winning a match. It just wasn't the same after that.

xoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo 10-10-2012 04:02 AM

Re: Classic Jobbers: The Mulkeys
 
Damn.

Those 2 are the definition of the word "jobber". They don't even look like wrestlers.

Quasi Juice 10-10-2012 04:24 AM

Re: Classic Jobbers: The Mulkeys
 
I wasn't around when these guys were at their "peak", but I've heard of them before, great story. Very similar to Barry Horowitz in that regard. Shows when wrestlers are over based on a streak, it's definitely dangerous to end it as it might just kill all its momentum.

Greenlawler 10-11-2012 01:06 AM

Re: Classic Jobbers: The Mulkeys
 
I remember this well. I think it is hilarious how they had no idea how to act, I mean seriously act. Its like someone grabbed them backstage and told them "Okay, after you win, I want you guys to raise your hands up in the air like you are shocked". Then they went out there and just kept raising their hands in disbelief over and over again because they did not have any clue what else to do. I counted, I thought it was so funny. Between the two of them there were about 21 hand raisings.

I loved the jobbers. In the Memphis area we had Pat Hutchinson. He made the Mulkey's look cut. We had native American jobber Speedy Tall Tree. We also had a masked guy in pink called...get this "The Pink Panther". We also had Keith Eric (who actually looked decent) who probably lost to Lawler 180 times alone, and I will never forget Freezer Thompson a William "the Fridge" Perry knock off who scored a smattering of wins along a horrid career.

Thanks for the memories I hope you give us more Classic Jobber segments.

BTW...you have to watch one of the videos offered at the end of the Mulkey video. The one called Best Wrestling Promo ever, cut by a guy I have never heard of Jumping Jeff Farmer....awesome. I looked him up and wikipedia says he is the guy who was nWo Sting. That can't be right can it? If it is, it's even more hilarious.

Mike Zybyszko 10-11-2012 06:56 PM

Re: Classic Jobbers: The Mulkeys
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Greenlawler (Post 12119908)
I remember this well. I think it is hilarious how they had no idea how to act, I mean seriously act. Its like someone grabbed them backstage and told them "Okay, after you win, I want you guys to raise your hands up in the air like you are shocked". Then they went out there and just kept raising their hands in disbelief over and over again because they did not have any clue what else to do. I counted, I thought it was so funny. Between the two of them there were about 21 hand raisings.

I loved the jobbers. In the Memphis area we had Pat Hutchinson. He made the Mulkey's look cut. We had native American jobber Speedy Tall Tree. We also had a masked guy in pink called...get this "The Pink Panther". We also had Keith Eric (who actually looked decent) who probably lost to Lawler 180 times alone, and I will never forget Freezer Thompson a William "the Fridge" Perry knock off who scored a smattering of wins along a horrid career.

Thanks for the memories I hope you give us more Classic Jobber segments.

BTW...you have to watch one of the videos offered at the end of the Mulkey video. The one called Best Wrestling Promo ever, cut by a guy I have never heard of Jumping Jeff Farmer....awesome. I looked him up and wikipedia says he is the guy who was nWo Sting. That can't be right can it? If it is, it's even more hilarious.

Yeah I miss the jobbers too. I do have a couple more Classic Jobber ideas in mind, but gonna need to do some research first. Couple of my personal favorite WWF jobbers are on tap next.


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