Wrestling Professor Quiz #14 (Monday, September 5, 2005)

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1. When any of us think of great tag teams, the Midnight Express automatically come to mind. But... which version? Everyone's favorite seems to be the combo of Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane. Remember when the "original" Midnight Express, consisting of Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose, came to the NWA to feud with Jim Cornette's Midnights in 1988? Pure beauty. Who managed this "original" version of the Midnights?

2. The Midnights' favorite perennial opponents were the classic tag team of the Rock N Roll Express: Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson. Those 2 teams tore it up in every territory they went to, and helped make Jim Cornette a superstar in the 80s. When Cornette quit WCW in 1990, he found some backers and opened Smokey Mountain Wrestling. SMW formed working relationships with both WCW and WWF, the latter being very surprising. The RnR Express made their way to two major PPVs: WCW SuperBrawl '93, and WWF Survivor Series '93. At the WCW PPV in North Carolina, they received a hero's welcome and had a tremendous **** match full of intense heat and classic Cornette bumps. But on the WWF PPV, the fans sat on their hands and didn't make ONE PEEP, even after witnessing an Asai moonsault. Who were the RnR's opponents on each of those two PPVs? Please list each wrestler's name. (Hint: it was the same tag team name on both PPVs, but not necessarily the same members)

3. Of all these Dudley family members, which one sadly passed away a couple years ago?
A. Bubba Ray Dudley
B. D-Von Dudley
C. Big Dick Dudley
D. Dances With Dudley
E. Sign Guy Dudley
F. Spike Dudley
G. Dudley manager Joel Gertner

4. One of many copycat versions of the Rock N Roll Express was the Midnight Rockers: Shawn Michaels and Marty Janetty. After initial fame in the AWA, the two went to WWF as the Rockers, and found mid-card success there. Which of the following is true?
A. The Rockers never won the WWF tag team titles in any way, shape, or form
B. The Rockers were given the WWF tag titles, but it was a "phantom" title change that never really happened
C. The Rockers won the WWF tag titles, but the match never aired after Vince McMahon changed his mind
D. The Rockers did win the WWF tag titles and the match did air on TV

5. The following tag teams were all huge attractions in Japan. Except for one. Which one of these teams has NOT wrestled in Japan together?
A. Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal)
B. Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka
C. Rick & Scott Steiner
D. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams
E. Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen
F. Dory & Terry Funk
G. Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane)
H. Hellraisers (Road Warrior Hawk & Kensuke Sasaki)
I. Sting & Great Muta
J. Eliminators (Perry Saturn & John Kronus)

6. One of the greatest American tag team wrestlers will always be Arn Anderson. Name 5 wrestlers Arn teamed with regularly throughout his career.

7. The Hart Foundation were loads of fun. Neidhart had the power and sinister laugh, while Bret carried the team in the ring. What was their cool finishing maneuver (if you don't know the name, you can describe it)?

8. Demolition was a blatant Road Warrior ripoff, but it worked. At the 1988 Survivor Series, Mr. Fuji turned on Demolition and chose to manage what tag team?

9. After Eric Bischoff mistakenly declared tag teams as passe, WWF went and had tremendous matches and success with the New Age Outlaws, the Hardys, Edge & Christian, Too Cool, the APA, and Rock & Mick Foley. One perennial tag team wrestler was missing: Bart Gunn. Why did WWF stop using him?
-Paul E. Dangerously managed the Original Midnight Express in 1988 in the NWA. Most of you got this correct.

-At SuperBrawl 3, RnR Express wrestled the Heavenly Bodies (Tom Prichard & Stan Lane). At Survivor Series '93, they wrestled the Bodies again, but this time it was Prichard and Jimmy Del Rey. I was looking for the answers broken down like that, and most of you got it.

-The Dudley who passed away was Big Dick Dudley. I had the pleasure of meeting him in 1995, and let me tell you, he was one strong dude.

-The Rockers won the WWF tag titles, but the match never aired after Vince McMahon changed his mind about making them champions. I don't think any of you missed this.

-The Midnight Express never wrestled in Japan together. This is the one that most of you missed.

-5 wrestlers who regularly teamed with Arn Anderson were: Ole Anderson, Matt Borne, Tully Blanchard, Bobby Eaton, Larry Zbysko, Paul Roma, Barry Windham, Ric Flair, and several others.

-The Hart Foundation's finisher was called the Hart Attack.

-Mr. Fuji turned on Demolition to manage the Powers of Pain.

-WWF stopped using Bart Gunn after his embarrassing loss to Butterbean at WrestleMania.
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