Post by aggresiveperfector on Jul 4, 2018 9:02:06 GMT -5
I know Virgil is a running joke in the wrestling world, and it's kind of seeped into his wrestling career too, which I feel is a little bit unfair. I mean, he played his roles perfectly. As DiBiase's man servant he was perfect. He pulled off the whole face turn perfectly where he was the man that Dusty at the very beginning and then Roddy Piper tried to sway him from under M$M's influence and finger. I remember being at house shows when he had just turned face and was feuding with DiBiase and he was actually one of the more over wrestlers I always noticed. I loved him. I thought he was a sound wrestler...nothing special...but proficient enough. I marked out when he won the Million Dollar Championship. Then when he went on to become lower mid card "jobber to the stars" he pulled that role off just fine. Then in WCW he played his role as lackey perfect as primarily a bump taker. I mean. He went out there and did what was asked of him. Now, yes, he was supposedly nuttier than a crap house rat backstage, but in front of the camera he did alright. He cut a decent promo. All that. Now he gets crap and looked at as a wrestling outcast... "Lonely Virgil" We've seen the empty lines. His weird antics. Hell, I even remember a story notsam telling about either him or E-Rock (Another former employee of Opie and Anthony) being angry that Virgil signed his Million Dollar belt. Why? He held it during his career haha! I get that post wrestling might not have been kind to him. But in the ring and during his career he was alright, and through 1991 was pretty popular. Sorry for rambling, I don't have work today and got up really early for something that got cancelled so I've probably had way too much coffee.