It Came From YouTube: Blood Runs Cold when Glacier is coming!

8 Submitted by on Mon, 24 March 2014, 18:00

In 1996 WCW aired the above teaser with the tagline “Blood Runs Cold”.

It turns out it was for a new wrestler named Glacier who was a ripoff of Sub-Zero from Moral Kombat.

Well, the vignettes looked kind of cool I guess… and he had an interesting entrance but of course WCW did nothing interesting with him.

It’s a better gimmick than Coach Buzz Stern, anyway…

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8 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Blood Runs Cold when Glacier is coming!"
  1. Anonymous says:

    Only four years too late, too.

  2. John C says:

    They aired those promos so far in advance that it was bound to be a disappointment when he debuted and of course it was a disappointment. WCW where the bad ideas come to play.

  3. Fluff Bagwell says:

    Did they ever have a plan? I remember he was undefeated for some time but was never in any title picture, didn’t even have any real feuds or storylines until they brought in Mortis (RIP Kanyon).

  4. AK says:

    There were only a few times I regularly watched WCW, and Glacier’s impending debut and first few appearances/matches was one of those times. Other notables times were when Bret Hart was in WCW and Goldberg’s streak, not from the very beginning mind you but when he was like 30-0 or something up until his first defeat.

    So on average, I think I picked good times to tune into WCW.

  5. Jeremy says:

    The problem was they built this up so much and took too long to even debut him, and in that time a little thing called the nWo happened, so nothing else was going to compare.

  6. Smapti says:

    As a teenager who was big into WCW and Mortal Kombat at the time, I thought Glacier was awesome, and I always looked forward to his matches on Nitro. He just happened at the wrong time – if he’d been around five or ten years earlier, in the Rock & Wrestling days, he’d have been huge.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not likely. The only time anyone was getting over with that gimmick was when Mortal Kombat was still hot in the arcades. Any later and no one was going to care. Any earlier and it wouldn’t have made any sense (or been possible).

  7. Boz says:

    I never understand why they make such a big thing of showing what a guy can do with some kind of weapon. Sure it might look cool but then they get in the ring and its all “oh, I have to hit him with what?”

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