It Came From YouTube: Behold, the awesomeness of Power Uti!

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Crapper Third String Point Guard writes:

As the YouTube clip suggests, this is from Pro Wrestling USA, February 1985. Those who have read Mick Foley’s Have a Nice Day probably remember Power Uti, Nigeria’s answer to Hulk Hogan, he who scared crooked military cops into playing it straight by shouting “I am Power Uti, the Nigerian heavyweight champion!”, and bullied hotel staff around with his rude commands of “give me butter, give me bread!” According to Foley, Uti wasn’t all that good in the ring.

He’s right, and here’s the proof – a match against jobber Drew Tossel (not to be confused with John Stossel) in a match refereed by Larry Lazowsky (not to be confused with Larry Fortensky). Three minutes of Wrestlecraptacular botches from Mr. Uti. Tossel doesn’t help things either by showing little knowledge of how to take a proper bump.

Yowzers, is that guy terrible!

Mick really was right in his analysis of the guy.

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9 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Behold, the awesomeness of Power Uti!"
  1. mfm420 says:

    love the song at the end “i wanna new drug by huey lewis and the news” fits perfectly, since i’ll need drugs to forget such an awful match (at least 4 botches in a 2 minute match, holy crap)

  2. Chris says:

    After watching this, I had to look into this Power Uti fella a little bit more. I ended up listening to a Colt Cabana Podcast that consisted of a long story of the former Domino (of WWE fame) being booked against Mr. Uti that was quite entertaining. The Podcast episode can be found here http://www.tsmradio.com/coltcabana/2011/09/07/aow-59-domino-nigeria/ . I also found a few amusing videos on YouTube of him, like when he fought Festus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRaYHJT9wRo

  3. Bone White says:

    He beat Johnny from “Airplane”

  4. Emerson Witner says:

    Poor Dr. Tossel

  5. John C says:

    It was great how they abbreviated Drew’s name to Dr. Tossel, that at least could have given him a gimmick to use. Dr. Tossel the Wrestling Gynecologist. At least Uti could have gotten a job as a Norman Smiley body double if he could do the Big Wiggle. Nothing like a guy showing up with a belt and the announcers giving it no context to his character.

  6. Thomas Moffatt says:

    Take away the fireman’s carry, the botched body slam and the tame finish and it would have been quite reasonable…

  7. patricko says:

    what struck me was how incredibly dead the crowd was. decent sized crowd, all staring blankly and talking amongst themselves.

  8. Greg says:

    Give Jim Brunzell competition? WHAT?

    The crowd DID pick up at that botched body slam, though.

    This could be the worst match I’ve ever seen. That finisher clothesline was worst than the one thrown by the Mighty Maccabee.

  9. patricko says:

    Uti was sportin’ a very cool diaper, tho’.

    I think the finishing closeline was a “wrap it up now!”. find some way, any way, to put this stiff on his back so we can get you both out of our ring….

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