It Came From YouTube: The Legion Of Doom and their ventriloquist dummy friend Rocco

3 Submitted by on Sat, 16 March 2013, 22:13

The Legion Of Doom make a pretty cool entrance on motorcycles at SummerSlam 1992… with their ventriloquist dummy Rocco riding on the front of one of the bikes (wearing a leather jacket, blue jeans, and even a little pair of sunglasses).

Rocco was “found” in a pile of garbage in the slums of Chicago by the Legion Of Doom and their manager Paul Ellering in an effort to “return to their roots”.

Rocco was then used to remind them of their home town of Chicago (huh?) and the dummy would give them encouragement and advice from ringside with “help” from Paul.

Of course, they looked like complete idiots.

Remember, these guys were always portrayed as total badass tough guys throughout their entire career up until this point. There was never anything cartoony or silly about them even when they were watered down a bit during their first few years in the WWF compared to their NWA run. This whole Rocco thing was really out of left field and bizarre.

So now, instead of acting tough, they were hanging out with, and getting advice from a dummy that their manager had inexplicably found in a random pile of trash.

Nobody looks cool carrying around a ventriloquist dummy (well; except for our own Blade Braxton, of course!).

I could not make any of that up if I tried, Crappers. This really was a storyline on WWF television. R.D has inducted it if you don’t believe me!

I’d like to think that Rocco is Stubby’s slightly more successful, sober well-dressed Uncle who tried to steer his blockheaded rapscallion Nephew in the right direction, but failed miserably.

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3 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: The Legion Of Doom and their ventriloquist dummy friend Rocco"
  1. John says:

    I…I just can’t.

  2. Alan says:

    I remember it well. Not a shining moment for LOD for sure.

  3. TMS says:

    It’s really jarring to watch the Road Warriors DVD. You see all their old AWA and NWA matches where they’re total badasses, destroying everyone in their path. Then you get to the WWF years where Hawk is always the Face In Peril, and they’re hanging out with a ventriloquist dummy. It’s even funnier to listen to the commentators refer to Rocco like an actual, integral part of the LOD, and watch as the cameramen zoom in on him at ringside as Ellering is making him talk.

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