Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Weirdest Indie Gimmick
There was a guy a few years back working Frank Goodman and Jac Sabbath's NYC shows named The New Dynamite Kid.
He was beyond horrible. A skinny, black guy (he probably weighed 150 pounds, soaking wet, with a brick in his pocket and cement shoes). He wasn't even a trained wrestler, he was a ticket seller, meaning he sold tickets and to be compensated, was allowed to wrestle. And based on that, he was actually over (since he had a lot of family & friends that attended the shows).
But, he couldn't work a lick and nothing he did was even close to what the original did. His biggest claim to fame was allowing Jac Sabbath to jump off the balcony at the old Elks Lodge and put him through a table. Unfortunately, Sabbath's wrestling experience was limited to "wrestling" with kids at the back of his store. He landed on NDK knee first, cracking several of his ribs and even collapsing his lung. I don't know what happened to NDK since, as Goodman quit running NYC years ago and Sabbath was a horrible promoter.
The Christopher Street Connection.
For those of you not familiar with the NJ/NYC indie scene 10-12 years ago, these guys were in ROH in it's early days, I guess due to being close with Homicide, as he broke them in (no pun intended). The reason I say no pun intended is because they had a homosexual gimmick. And I don't mean that Billy & Chuck shit, I mean borderline gay porn. They were like a gay version of the Bushwhackers, as they would lick on fans. But, they were pretty over but not very good workers.
Oh and for a short time, they were managed by Rob Feinstein. His nickname?
Fun Athletic Guy
Yep, Feinstein's nickname was FAG.
I'm sure if I put my mind to it, I can think of TONS of weird indie gimmicks from NJ/NYC from 2000 to whenever Goodman quit running shows there because they let anybody be a wrestler.