November 26, 2011
WWE has some birdbrained ideas
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun

Give WWE.com some credit for coming up with a story: WWE’s Biggest Birdbrains: Turkeys in the Ring.

On the list are: Michael Cole, Vito, Bart Gunn, Fake Razor Ramon, Kizarny, Mike Adamle and The Gobbledy Gooker.

But I've gotta take exception with at least a couple of them ... the fake Razor (Rick Bognar) and Kizarny (Nick Cvjetkovich) are both Canadians. And both don't belong on a list that includes Cole, Adamle and The Gobbledy Gooker. Especially Kizarny, who was mint in his Original Sinn character.

In some cases, the characters dreamed up by the brightest of WWE’s thinkers border on stupidity ... there are classics like The Goon (Bill Irwin), TL Hopper (Tony Anthony), Tugboat (Fred Ottman), Bastion Booger (Mike Shaw), Red Rooster (Terry Taylor), Repo Man (Barry Darsow), Mantaur (Mike Hallick), Duke "The Dumpster" Droese and Max Moon (Konnan and then Paul Diamond/Tom Boric).

They take a great character like One Man Gang and transform him into The African Dream Akeem.

As the Scarecrow once sang, If I Only Had a Brain.

AROUND THE RING

WWE returns to Canada in January. Following stops in Vancouver and Prince George, Winnipeg gets a Jan. 20 show ... R Truth has been given a 30-day rest due to a violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Policy ... Sin Cara could be out eight months after knee surgery ... Indy wrestler Bison Smith died at age 38 in Puerto Rico earlier this week ... The Rock looked great in his in-ring return at Survivor Series. The appearance helped stoke the flames for his Wrestlemania match against John Cena ... CM Punk dethroned Alberto Del Rio and once again wears WWE gold.

Tim Baines is the Sports Editor for the Ottawa Sun and can be emailed at Tim.baines@sunmedia.ca, and follow him on Twitter at @timcbaines.


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