Originally Posted by Mike Zybyszko
Awesome. I was hoping this topic would come up with your series of threads. One of my all time favorite territory guys. He feuded with just about everybody in the 1970s to early 80s.
Idol was one of my favorites as well. I never understood why the WWF did not give him a shot. The guy had charisma, enough in ring talent for that era, the looks, and big time mic skills. He was a cool heel to cheer for and a baby face that everyone loved. According to what I have heard he was not always the most dependeble guy, and no showed several times, which could be the real reason he was passed over. My favorite Idol story is when he cashed a "check" he recieved for "winning" a battle royal. The promoter was hacked.
He was used more as a face in CWA but people probably remember his alliance with Tommy Rich against Lawler. His run in Memphis was a lot like Mantell and Dundee in that regard, they wrestled as heels often when Lawler needed a rival, but they worked as faces more often. I can only really remember like two or three Idol heel runs and loads of face runs. He was more than not Lawler's partner against the likes of Rude and Bundy, The Road Warriors, The Masked Assasins, The Sheepherders and others.
His fued with Ric Rude in Memphis was one of my favorites.