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The Jackyl's Canadian collection


JACKYL
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling

 In The Jackyl's own words, he's "out of the corporate doghouse and back where I belong."

On Monday's RAW, Winnipeg's Don Callis debuted his Parade of Human Oddities and seems poised to be in the WWF spotlight. Many people have spoken highly of his talent over the past couple of years, both in and out of the ring. The WWF has apparently joined the legion of true believers, and is giving him a chance.

The Jackyl introduced five members of The Parade:

  • Hank The Angry Drunken Dwarf, from Howard Stern's radio show, who was also recently voted People Magazine Online's World's Most Beautiful Person. No mention was made of #2 -- The Nature Boy Ric Flair.

  • Crackhead Bob, also from Howard Stern.

  • Princess Luna, formerly the valet of sorts to the late Goldust. It looks like in this incarnation, she may actually get to wrestle, likely against the incoming Alundra Blayze (aka Madusa Macelli). Luna is, of course, the daughter of Paul 'The Butcher' Vachon, and her uncle is Mad Dog Vachon. Though Canadian, she makes her home in Florida.

  • Golga, in a gold mask and dirty, ratty clothes. The mask hides a man of many names. He's a legit amateur wrestling star, who took his act to Japan and became a sumo wrestler. Yes, under that mask is John Tenta, aka Earthquake, Avalanche, The Shark, etc. You can tell that he's slimmed down -- but has he shaved? And where did he get the "cranial-facial disorder" that The Jackyl mentioned? And how, exactly, did a big boy from Surrey, B.C. get to be "a man whose physical deformity has made him a societal outcast"? Needless to say, he's the workhorse of this group.

  • The Largest Man In The World was the fifth member introduced. He's a big guy, no doubt, but we'll reserve judgement on him until expected to perform in the ring. Apparently, he's a rookie out of the WWF camp. And let's hope they come up with a better name for him.


    This will be The Jackyl's big break. Whether he can carry the ball remains to be seen -- as does the future for Kurrgan (Robert Mallay), another good Canadian lad from down East, whom The Jackyl had been managing up until now.

    During his speech, The Jackyl said "They say the miserable have no medicine, only hope. Well now my Parade Of Human Oddities has me."

    And now the fans will have him on a regular basis too.

    RELATED LINKS
  • Cyrus / Don Callis story archive