(as The #BlackScorpion
) in a #SteelCage
match to retain the #NWA
Championship at #Starrcade
from the Kiel Center in #WWEStLouis
BACKGROUND: On August 25th, The Black Scorpion debuted on #WorldChampionshipWrestling
in vignettes taunting NWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting. He was a mysterious masked wrestler who said he was from Sting’s past and would haunt him until the title match at Starrcade. His clues implied he was either The #UltimateWarrior
or former Powerteam USA member Dave Sheldon a.k.a. The Angel of Death
The wrestler playing this part was Ole Anderson with his promos distorted to keep the fans pondering his identity. He would later re-use his Dr. Claw-like voice for The Shockmaster.
To make this storyline even worse, Scorpion had a group of impersonators and he could also do magic tricks like turning people into tigers and teleporting.
According to #OleAnderson
, who came up with whole thing as a joke turned reality because the company president Jim Herd loved over the top stuff, there was no original choice of who was going to be the character and every time he pitched somebody to be revealed, Herd would crap on it. Ironically, Ole himself made the most sense to be unmasked in the role since Sting knew him, but he suffered a broken arm which ended his in-ring career.
replaced Ole as the head booker, he picked Flair to be the one in a nonsensical, last minute, mercy kill decision that ruined Sting's first title reign in this awful angle that lasted FOUR months!
For some fans, this storyline could've been great like The Higher Power had it been anybody else under the hood like Eddie Gilbert who could've been another good choice given his history with #Stinger
, but for me, this was Katie Vick bad! 🙈
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