Friday, April 23, 2010
I realize that it's been far, far too long since we've thrown up some good ol' fashioned senseless pro rasslin' violence up on da Facebuster for yr cogitation, followed by yr admiration.
And it just so happens to be a montage of the roughshod running tag team persuasion to boot!
The footage in question comes from Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council circa mid 1980s and features The Sheepherders before they became The Bushwhackers, a goofy arm motioning, practicing good hygiene via tag-team partner head and face licking, toothless, harmless, sanitized, and broken down shell of their formerly hardcore, harming, unpredictable, and surprisingly agile selves and one of the worst selling plush dolls ever introduced by the WWF into the marketplace.
While by no means at the same level as The Midnight Express, The Rock and/or Roll Express, and The Fantastics in terms of tag-team fluidity and double team execution, these guys: (a) were capable of delivering a quality performance; (b) could both bring the punishment as well as take it; and (c) were not afraid of blood, barbed wire, chairs, kendo stick and flag pole shots, and hostile crowds hurling trash, saliva, and god knows what else as part of their in-ring storytelling and presentation.