Post by Grumpyoldman on Jul 1, 2021 17:21:58 GMT -5
Quite sad, but he did have his demons.
I first saw him as The Trooper in the AWA. I didn't think much of him, just a babyface handing out plastic sheriff badges to kids at ringside.
He got quite as lucky push in the WWF, but failed to get anywhere after his brief feud with Bret Hart.
If I remember right, the Honky Tonk Man owns the rights to the Patriot gimmick.
It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person. In a way, the traditional notion of God is outdated. One can be spiritual but not religious. Some of the best people in history did not believe in God, while some of the worst deeds were done in his name.
I remember being a fan of his WWF run and being bummed it didn't pan out, but his personality was a bit dry, he just did have 'it.' I loved the designs of his mask he wore during that run. The earliest I remember of his career was the WCW run with Bagwell, but got to appreciate more of his career, as I got older and learned to love the history of wrestling beyond the 'big two.' I still remember laughing a bit, when Kurt Angle debuted and the music played thinking, 'what they hell, that's the Patriot's music.'