It Came From YouTube: Nice haircut!

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Crapper Paul S. writes:

From the waning days of World of Sport comes the moment when British Wrestling jumped the shark! See a young fresh faced William Regal and Robbie Brookside take on team of Blondie Barratt and Kendo Nagasak! Then jump to the 5:40 mark to see one of the strangest finishes to a match ever.


Wow, that certainly was unique…

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5 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Nice haircut!"
  1. Mister Forth says:

    Seems like Regal only aged in 2007.

  2. John C says:

    I hereby declare in full mental capacity I take back every Dungeon of Doom snarky comment I have ever made. This is beyond the stupidity of Zodiac, Yeti, monster trucks, etc. I am amazed that it exists. Now we know what a true Bad News Barratt is really about.

  3. Dan B says:

    This is the match that got me into wrestling as a kid, i was scared to death of Kendo when i was 6, i remember seeing this on the telly and just hiding behind my granddad for the rest of the afternoon, i was terrified that Kendo was coming to get me and Hypnotize me as well.

    This also happened to be around the time TV Hypnotist Paul McKenna was getting popular on British TV!

  4. John Iley says:

    It wasn’t long after this that wrestling was taking off our screens in the UK, Greg Dyke (now head of the English FA) was controller of ITV at the time and thought wrestling was ‘too northern’ and didn’t appeal to southern viewers, so he cancelled the show, even though it got some great ratings in the UK as they’d show it just before they put up the football scores for the day.

    They didn’t really do angles in the UK it was just wrestling matches, it was towards the end of its run they put them in to try and keep the audience entertained and make them come back next week to see what happened next.

    Yes it was a stupid angle but it was only the main events that were like that (most weeks it was Big Daddy in a tag match, his tag partner would get 7 bells knocked out of him, get a hot tag and Daddy would come in, belly bump his opponents, splash one of them and get the win), but the under cards showed great wrestling matches and Kent Walton did a great job on commentary.

  5. Boz says:

    It was also not the first time he’d been unmasked (or retired) and this was to a whole new generation of fans who probably hadn’t seen the original Big Daddy feud in the 70s and were probably most likely confused all over again as why the mysterious man from the orient who was possessed by a 500 year old samurai spirit looked a lot like a middle aged bloke from Stoke-on-Trent.

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