Been watching some old Shotguns (the C-show years) because of the discussion earlier in this thread and its funny how when the Oddities first debuted, they kept saying "wow The Giant Silva is bigger than Andre the Giant, I've never seen a man that big before!" and all this. Its amazing how they didnt do anything with him, considering Vince's love for massive men. I wonder if the Big Show never signed, if they'd have went with him a bit for. On Beyond the Mat Vince had a big grin on his face when Giant Silva walked past him.
The Oddities must have been intended to be bigger than they were. I remember Meltzer wrote a story about John Tenta returning as a masked heel to feud with Austin (Russo and Austin briefly discussed this on a podcast together as well). The group itself seemed to have way more rope than what it turned out. You had two giants, a masked heel, a great talker and a bunch of ad-ons like the Wack Pack from Howard Stern. The initial group was a bit of a ratings hit if I recall. Then Kurrgan danced and Vince decided to make them a comedy act.
Edited by IANdrewDiceClay, 26 November 2016 - 17:50.