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2 hours ago, RedRooster said:

One of the less talked about racist WWE gimmicks, Momma Benjamin. It’s either amazing or just plain sad that even in the mid-2000s WWE was able to get away with things like this, Cryme Tyme, Kung Fu Naki, Muhammad Hassan and Kerwin White.  

The early to mid 2000s was a car crash of rapidly declining audiences leading to throwing anything to the wall and hoping it stuck.

Other than a few Bischoff moments, I hold no fondness at all for that era of RAW when they changed the intro music and had the commentators sat near the rampway.

Stuff like "Hot Lesbian Action" felt pretty fucking desperate even at the time, and society had started to move on from that Crash TV/South Park/Celebrity Deathmatch phase while the WWF was still stuck in a rut of trying to bring back the viewers they'd lost post-WM17.

That said, Kerwin White was marvellous.

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I'm just relieved  they didn't get a guy in drag to play Momma Benjamin.

Was the Mania 25 Matt Vs Jeff match the I quit match  where Matt Quit after Jeff sellotaped him to a table then climbed a ladder to give him a swanton?

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2 minutes ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Was the Mania 25 Matt Vs Jeff match the I quit match  where Matt Quit after Jeff sellotaped him to a table then climbed a ladder to give him a swanton?

That was the infinitely superior rematch at Extreme/Backlash. Matt won at Mania.

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Sometimes think i might have dreamt this, clearly that was actually Vince.

Also Rumble related - apparently Randy Orton won it a few years back. And also Orton related...

 

Little recollection of that whole deal.

 

 

 

On the subject of Momma Benjamin - I can't find it, so maybe it didn't actually happen and is merely a troubling creation of my mind, but i have a vague recollection of some PPV having a bizarre dance interlude of sorts with loads of folks 'Eddie Murphied' up as her. ...Did that really happen!?

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2 minutes ago, GeronimoJacksBeard said:

On the subject of Momma Benjamin - I can't find it, so maybe it didn't actually happen and is merely a troubling creation of my mind, but i have a vague recollection of some PPV having a bizarre dance interlude of sorts with loads of folks 'Eddie Murphied' up as her. ...Did that really happen!?

It was Shelton's intro I think, else it's a collective hallucination. Yputube is being obstructive.

 

I have however found this and my heart is glad

WWE.com posts SPECTACULAR gallery photos of RAW from 2005 - 2010 era! |  Page 2 | Wrestling Forum

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50 minutes ago, GeronimoJacksBeard said:

 

We may bemoan the WWE, for the shitty matches, the bad storylines and the pushes of awful wrestlers but sometimes adverts like this make up for some of the bad shit.

Although, I was not ready for the close-up shot of Chris Benoit.

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30 minutes ago, GeronimoJacksBeard said:

 

Sometimes think i might have dreamt this, clearly that was actually Vince.

Also Rumble related - apparently Randy Orton won it a few years back. And also Orton related...

 

Little recollection of that whole deal.

 

 

 

On the subject of Momma Benjamin - I can't find it, so maybe it didn't actually happen and is merely a troubling creation of my mind, but i have a vague recollection of some PPV having a bizarre dance interlude of sorts with loads of folks 'Eddie Murphied' up as her. ...Did that really happen!?

Was the dancing not a bunch of dancers with Brodus Clay at a mania?

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On 31/01/2021 at 7:29 PM, GeronimoJacksBeard said:

 

Sometimes think i might have dreamt this, clearly that was actually Vince.

Also Rumble related - apparently Randy Orton won it a few years back. And also Orton related...

 

Little recollection of that whole deal.

 

 

 

On the subject of Momma Benjamin - I can't find it, so maybe it didn't actually happen and is merely a troubling creation of my mind, but i have a vague recollection of some PPV having a bizarre dance interlude of sorts with loads of folks 'Eddie Murphied' up as her. ...Did that really happen!?

I think this was Brodus Clay but where and when is a mystery. 

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On 31/01/2021 at 7:29 PM, GeronimoJacksBeard said:

 

Sometimes think i might have dreamt this, clearly that was actually Vince.

IIRC this was the shoot they did at Universal in Orlando & TNA sent a "welcoming committee" including Abyss with some balloons.

I think they showed footage of Mysterio, with wig still attached to mask, chatting to Road Dogg/BG James on Impact.

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