Post by Mr. #1derful: JR's Brown Son on Nov 11, 2013 20:26:27 GMT -5
You gotta love it whenever Bill name drops Kenta Kobashi. I wonder if he'd go with classic orange or modern black...
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It is sad though that we may never get a La Parka, come on just because he didn't wrestle in the WWE doesn't mean he couldn't be included as a flashback. Tank Abbott got a Classic Superstar figure under the JAKKS agreement, he never wrestled in the WWE. I know two opposite companies, but come on! I wonder though how well WCW guys like Hugh Morris will do in a WWE line. I also wonder though if Mattel is playing a chess game with us by releasing a couple of "pawns," like Morris say with figures that would sell well like a Erick Rowan and Luke Harper then out of nowhere release the "kings" like Ric Flair, Sid, Hulk Hogan, and Bill Goldberg to continue the successful Flashback line. At the end of the day it is a business these figures will sell well the WWE knows this and Mattel knows this all they have to do is sign on that dotted line. By releasing "pawns" here and now and then wham hitting us with the most wanted we could have an in-depth classic roster like JAKKS did.
Kevin Von Eerich never wrestled in WWE and has only been on WWE TV maybe three times. Von Erich Hall of Fame Induction, a Raw Anniversary where the legends did their fininshing moves to Rob Conway, and an episode of Raw in Texas where he was just in the audience with his kids. He never wrestled in WWE before, with, of after Kerry, and he got a figure.
So wrestlers that have never wrestled for WWE before still has a chance. A very very small chance, but a chance nonetheless.
I would LOVE a La Parka. Almost any of the WCW cruisers, really. Mattel could make a killer Ultimo Dragon and Juvi - both of whom worked for WWE at one point. Not entirely likely but maybe they'll sign a bunch of past guys to merchandising deals one day.
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