Redskins Win wrote:Mercer Boy wrote:I thought Bart Gunn won the toughman contest? Maybe he just got to the final and lost. I seem to remember someone losing because the other guy was getting points for taking him down instead of actually fighting. WIMP!
All I know is that Bart knocked Dr. Death into next week in the first round (and the ref!).
Yeah I remember that Dr Death (steve williams) getting cold knocked out by Bart. I may be wrong about bradshaw but it's too many braincells ago.
Bart Gunn won the contest and so then they set up a tough man fight with the Super Heavyweight Tough Man champ, Butterbean, and Bart got knocked the F' out at Wrestlemania that year.
The entire contest was a disaster because they had intended to put Dr. Death and Dan Severn (from UFC) over with the contest as they were legit wrestlers. But the wrestlers had a hard time competing because they required them to wear boxing gloves.
Beyond that, almost the entire roster who competed ended up getting injured (Godfather, Dr. Death, Bradshaw and others), and then the whole thing came to an embarassing end when Bart was absolutely owned by Butterbean at Wrestlemania.
After that, Bradshaw was a member of the Acolytes, a tag team with Ron Simmons that started as being part of the Undertakers (ultra lame ass) posse.
The WWE as we know it, though, came crashing down when they overtook WCW and had the opportunity to do the merge and they bungled the whole thing by not being able to sign the top guys and basically putting all the WWF guys over on the WCW guys. It was an absolute disaster... when they finally were able to bring Goldberg and the nWo guys in, no one cared anymore. And, within 2 weeks, Scott Hall got drunk on an airplane and was fired. The whole thing was a fiasco. The only good thing that came out of it was that Hogan vs. Rock matchup where the Canadian fans made Hogan a face and Rock a heel in one match.