Sunday, April 5, 2009

Remembering The Goon

I don't normally pimp the work of other bloggers but since he's put in a kind word about the Hangar before, I figure it can't hurt to send a little love back.

On the day of Wrestlemania 25, Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski uncovered this gem, the debut of every hockey fan's favorite wrestler: The Goon.

The crazy thing about this is that The Goon wasn't the worst gimmick that Vince McMahon ever thought of, not even top 5 (I'd say that list would be Mantaur, Duke "The Dumpster" Drose, The Red Rooster, Skinner and The Berzerker.)

Needless to say, The Goon's introductory clip gets funnier everytime you see it. How can you not crack up at Vince's over-the-top faux indignation at The Goon's hockey playing: "OH COME ON, THAT'S HIGH-STICKING!!!"

If that weren't enough, there was The Goon's entrance music, wrestling boots (which looked like hockey skates) and habit of dropping his stick and gloves before his match. I certainly prefer that over The Berzerker's "HUSS! HUSS! HUSS!" gimmick.

Alas, The Goon didn't catch on and quickly landed in jobber territory, even getting the honor of being pinned by The Undertaker in roughly 3 seconds.

Of course, no part of The Goon's career ever topped McMahon himself and his all-time unintentional comedy classic song "Stand Back."

Let's face it, you can never go wrong with Vince McMahon singing & gyrating around like he's got fire ants in his shorts, Hulk Hogan pretending to play bass and the trio of "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake on horns.


  1. Worst gimmick ever... Doink The Clown.... or The Passion :P

  2. The Passion, clearly. Pash never sneak attacked someone with a fake arm.