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The Shockmaster's Cageside Evaluation

His name is The Shockmaster and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the future Hall of Famer. Here's the full evaluation.

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What you loved:

  1. Debut - Based on just pure comedy, it's one of the funniest things ever to happen in pro wrestling. The pyro, the fall, losing his helmet, all the side comments, and Sid Vicious losing his mind is all so horribly amazing.
  2. Tugboat - As a kid, who didn't love Tugboat? "Toot! Toot!"
  3. Natural Disasters - As Typhoon, he teamed up with Earthquake to form an 800+ pound tag team.
  4. Dusty's Version - On Legends of Wrestling, Dusty gave his version of the ShockMaster's debut, and it's worth a watch for sure.

Best comment comes via ReverendKain:

"Somebody thought it would be a good idea to shove a life raft and a glittery Stormtrooper helmet on a fat guy. That’s astounding. It’s a thing that makes me glad I live on this earth. In the end it was, sadly, an idea too beautiful for this world. Just as Icarus flew too close to the sun, the Shockmaster fell flat on his ass."


What you loathed:

  1. Debut - They seriously thought that gimmick was going to work? Forget the fall, his outfit was just horrible, and they had Ole Anderson doing that weird voice, which sounded a lot like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget.
  2. Gimmicks - Every gimmick given to poor Fred was just awful, don't even get me started on Bubba the Belt Collector.
  3. Costume - Nothing else needs to be said.
  4. 2x4 - That damn piece of wood that was installed at the bottom just ruined everything.
  5. Story Continued - Instead of just moving on, they actually re-packaged this gimmick as a klutz who fell down all the time, and eventually as "The Super Shockmaster," nephew of Shockmaster.

Best comment comes via, who other than The ShockMaster:

"The character’s debut encapsulates the incompetence of the Crocketts perfectly. David Crockett got a bright idea (shoring up the frame with a big piece of wood) and completely effed up the execution (not telling the guy who was going to pass through the frame while completely blind). Even the least favorable version of events (that Crockett intentionally sabotaged it) is a fantastic example of his dipshittery. Plus, Booker T acted like a third grader during a school play when a fake palm tree falls over. That’s bush league."

On to the poll! With 211 votes, The Shockmaster's average score is 3.2

Thanks, Cagesiders! We'll be back Sunday to recap with updated poll scores and the week's best comments.

Until then!

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