Gay as FOOK Posted January 26, 2021 Share Posted January 26, 2021 You were as good as your entrance back then, so Val was definitely good. And he was never too exposed. His stuff looked strong and clean, money shot, 1-2-3. He was in that Dory Funk Jr training class circa 97-98, right? Edge, Test, Albert etc. They all had pretty sound fundamentals and were brought up to do the 'Attitude' style. You could have gotten far more mid card mileage out of his face run. As mad as it is that the likes of Kofi and Dolph have been around forever, it's even crazier when you consider that extremely well remembered acts like Godfather, Venis and Gangrel's initial big runs only really lasted a year or so. It goes to show (insert lengthy, oft-repeated argument about how memorable that era was and how that's what really matters). The fans really were not ready for him turning heel and assaulting lovely Mankind in the fall of 99. It was way too soon. Then they put him with Trish and he made that vague transition from lovable pornster to nightclub sleazeball in an action movie, complete with that banger of a theme: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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