It Came From YouTube: Roddy Piper cuts through the WrestleCrap with Saba Simba

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“That’s Tony Atlas! That ain’t no Saba Simba!”.

I just love that Roddy refuses to put over this horrible gimmick right from the get-go.

Atta boy, Roddy! Treating the viewers at home like they aren’t complete idiots- what a novel idea!

I bet Vince really yelled at him once this match finished.

As stupid and offensive as the gimmick was, at least he had some pretty catchy theme music to dance to. Gotta give them credit, there.

Check it out!

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17 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Roddy Piper cuts through the WrestleCrap with Saba Simba"
  1. John C says:

    Good Lord you really forget how awful this gimmick was until you watch it in its fully glory. Did Vince get this from having a stack of old National Geographic magazines on his desk and just figured why not. Is it me or did always seem like Tony was trying to hold a big turd at bay in his trunks the way he walk so stiffly in the ring.

  2. ryan says:

    Haha he legally changed his name to Saba Donna.

  3. Preparation Triple H says:

    I like Kamala’s theme music better.

  4. John Darc says:

    Pretty smooth recovery from Vince, though. Saying that Tony is just proud of his heritage, like how Roddy is of Scotland.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    His celebratory dance was aptly named the “Does Anybody Here Have A Sella-Fone?” dance…

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      That episode of MTV True Life made me like Tony quite a lot- seems like a really nice guy who’s just trying to keep his life in order and pay the bills and help keep kids stay on the right track.

  6. Mr Maddog says:

    That was the most humilating moment in Tony Atlas’s career…until he did the laugh on The Abraham Washington Show.

  7. Sean Bateman says:

    Roddy Piper telling it like it is

  8. Doc 902714 says:


  9. Doc 902714 says:

    WTF happened!! — Insert Tony Atlas wrestling BAREFOOT and Depends jokes here please—

  10. Mick Cohen says:

    Hulk Hogan’s Favorite Gimmick!

  11. Mike says:

    I remember Eddie Ellner from Pro Wrestling Illustrated remarked:

    “Word is SIMBA is short for See, I’m Making Bucks Again.”

  12. Sean Wilkinson says:

    Now, if this had been introduced when “The Lion King” was hot…

    …it would still be prime WrestleCrap.

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