Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CC: Hailing From "Parts Unknown"

When I was little, Sunday mornings were reserved for (aside from church) WWF Superstars of Wrestling, the syndicated show that rarely included matches that deviated from the "one star, one scrub" format. Once you saw Barry Horowitz saunter into the ring, you knew that his patented pat on the back meant only one thing: "This match is scheduled for one fall, and it will happen quickly, with no surprises." I couldn't possibly count the number of times I would flip on our basement TV, and I would have to stifle a scream of "Oh, fuck!" when I saw Leaping Lanny Poffo reading a poem from a Frisbee. And don't get me started on the Brooklyn Brawler. You may have had a heavy star "heel" push when Bobby "The Brain" Heenan became your manager, but those of us in the know recognized him as "jobber" Steve Lombardi.

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Why do I rehash all of this ancient history? Truth be told, as much as I can't stand Carlos Zambrano, I think he and CC would make a pretty good gimmick wrestling tag team. They officially weigh in at a combined 545 pounds, and perhaps some post-retirement slacking could push that up into 6 bills territory. I haven't worked out the details that much, but I would pay good money to see a CC splash from the top rope. Perhaps promoters could work in some sort of angle based on their prominence as hitters as well as hurlers. And there is massive potential for a between-match interview segment, a la Piper's Pit or "Adorable" Adrian Adonis' Flower Shop. Carlos' Carwash, anyone? Or maybe Sabathia's Bath House?

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1 comment:

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