We all know about The Shockmaster’s infamous debut where he fell through the wall of the A Flair For The Gold set, but did you know he actually wrestled under that name afterward?
They retooled the gimmick to make him a construction worker (?) but still kept the Shockmaster name (??). No, I don’t understand why they didn’t just re-name him to “Hard Hat Fred” or something. The silly gimmick name doesn’t really match the pedestrian gimmick.
I guess they just had no idea what to do with him. Poor Fred Ottman. He really did deserve better than all of this.
But still… Kudos to whoever decided to give The Shockmaster a ripoff of The Beatles’ song “Day Tripper” as his theme music, though.
That’s really cute.