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On Monday Night Raw, Rocky Maivia cuts his first promo as a heel, and in the main event two first-time pairings collide as The Undertaker and Mankind face Shawn Michaels and Hunter Hearst Helmsley. What seemed like such an inconspicuous week at the time, in fact, laid the groundwork of the wrestling industry for years to come and Tom and Kellen break it all down. [ 2:27:31 || 68.2 MB ]

 

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I hated Ron Simmons' NOD character. WCW wasn't perfect by a long shot, but in some ways they were more progressive than WWE. Ron Simmons was WCW's first black world champion six years before The Rock was WWE's first black world champion - And Ron Simmons was just a pro wrestler, not a "black power" caricature in a knockoff of the Nation of Islam.

And WWE had Saba Simba.

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Three WWE HOFers, and one future one in the cover image.  All with varing degrees of "belongs in the HOF" discussions.

Of course Rocky and JR are no doubters, Simmons is one of those "legacy was elsewhere or at least just as big as his WWF days" type of enshrinement (DAMN!) so that leaves Papa Shango/Kama/Godfather as an arguable pick.

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5 hours ago, SteveJRogers said:

Three WWE HOFers, and one future one in the cover image.  All with varing degrees of "belongs in the HOF" discussions.

Of course Rocky and JR are no doubters, Simmons is one of those "legacy was elsewhere or at least just as big as his WWF days" type of enshrinement (DAMN!) so that leaves Papa Shango/Kama/Godfather as an arguable pick.

Errr........Godfather was inducted in 2016......

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4 hours ago, SteveJRogers said:

Rock is the future HOFer I mentioned.

Ahh right. Your use of the phrase "arguable pick" confused me.

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