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Question on Alex Wright for the blog




Hey, Scott. My memory has been fooling me lately...I recently saw that Alex Wright didn't debut for WCW until 1994, when I could have sworn it was a bit more pre-Hogan. I was just wondering whether he was legitimately considered a great worker for the time and the "next big thing," or if that was just the gimmick.

Thanks!
Mike R

Definitely just the gimmick.  He wasn't any kind of a worker until the luchadors came in around 96 and he had someone to show him how to work that style.  

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  1. Thread jack....

    RIP Lou Reed. As the legends of rock get up there in age, we're starting to see more of them pass on. He was the same age as Macca and Brian Wilson, to name two of the same vintage.

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  2. If he ever moves back near Tampa, you'd think it'd be a given they give him some type of roll at the performance institute and see how he handles it

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  3. Most random question ever

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  4. Alex Wright...luchador?


    Huh?

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  5. I thought the Disco Inferno/Alex Wright tag team was fun. "Boogie Knights" or whatever. Especially with Tokyo Magnum as their lackey

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  6. The best part about Alex Wright was that sometimes before his matches in 1998 with Disco Inferno, Tokyo Magnum would run down before his matches, tear his pants off, and dance.

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  7. WCW treated Wright the same way they treated Renegade where he debuted to a lot of hype and was pushed to the moon before he was ready, and when fans didn't take to it, he was pretty much turned into a jobber, but Wright actually improved later on and it's a shame he never got a chance like that again. Same thing with Chris Masters too.

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  8. Alex Wright's gimmick was in his trunks.

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  9. One of the funniest things I've ever seen in wrestling happened with Alex Wright on a Nitro. Wright wrestled Regal, and Das Wunderkind got the upper hand early and did his dance. Regal then returned the favor, and busted out some crazy English jig to mock Wright.

    The crowd goes crazy, to the point where they start chanting for Regal. Zbysko ends up with this great call, "These people... are chanting... for REGAL!" I could never find this match on youtube. If anyone can, I'd appreciate it.

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  10. I thought the Berlyn character had a lot of potential.

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  11. Man I hated that guy. One of the worst second generation wrestlers. It probably had a lot to do with his crappy gimmick though.

    I just read an interview where he claims he was contacted by the WWE twice since WCW closed. Yeah right! He said he couldn't give it his full commitment due to having a passion for wanting to open a wrestling school in Germany. I wonder how that is working out?

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  12. Oh. lol. I'm with you now... Yeah, I agree. He did improve around that time for sure

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  13. Amsterdam_Adam_CurryOctober 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Yeah, I find it hard to believe that WWE would ever have any interest in him. And who the fuck would go to an Alex Wright wrestling school? That would be like me opening a baseball academy because I played little league for a couple years back in the late 90's. Then again, a lot of crappy wrestlers went on to be good trainers, look at Curtis Hughes.


    I don't think he was bad, but he was REALLY inexperienced. Guys at his level when he first started out should be curtain-jerking indy shows, not on national TV.

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  14. I think what says it all about Alex Wright is the fact that for all his pushing, everyone only remembers his less-pushed partner, Disco Inferno.

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  15. I think I found it! Around 39:20 minutes.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPj7sTmJIJA

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  16. If Alex Wright's wrestling name was Das Wunderkind, he would have been INSANELY over.

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