Where Wrestling's Regional History Lives!
- Kris Zellner
This month we will look at Part II of the best
“enhancement talent” aka Jobbers in the history of Jim Crockett
Crockett Promotions had many & many “enhancement talent” during
their time and a lot of them became big stars in the business later on
in their careers, but then there were some who never made it big for
some reason and are only known as “enhancement talent” for Jim
– Rocky bounced around the country at the start of his career, but he
ended up in JCP in late 1984 and that’s where he stayed for a while.
Rocky had a nice build and could get around, but he got his ass kicked
every week. Rocky was a constant opponent to the Horsemen and he was
part of their greatest beatdowns. Rocky even teamed up with Jimmy
Valiant some and even got a pinfall on someone. King then got a
“push” in 1990 when he became a member of the Dudes With Attitudes
(Sting, Luger, Steiners, Orndorff, & JYD) , but he soon turned on
them and joined The Freebirds as “Little Richard Marley”, but that
didn’t last long either. Rocky then went back to jobbing for the rest
of his career.
Mark Fleming – Mark was a mainstay in the
Carolinas in the 80’s Mark was a good worker, but lacked charisma to
get over. He was popular in his home state of Virginia, but everywhere
else, he was just a regular jobber.
Cannell – You may not know who this is, but here are the gimmicks he
used to help you out: Bruce Patterson, David Patterson, David Sierra,
The Saint, The Assassin,
The Cuban Assassin, Fidel
Sierra, El Cubano, Top
Gun, Cuba's Top Gun, El
Sierra, The Terrorist,
The Punisher, Especialist
Fidel of the Barrio Brothers. David was the ultimate jobber and is on
the Ed Leslie level of gimmicks, and he had his greatest success outside
of JCP, but he will be remembered by JCP fans as a loveable jobber who
got his butt kicked weekly.
This is my
20th & last column for Kayfabe Memories and it has been a
lot of fun watching this place grow, but I think it is time for someone
else to share their memories about Jim Crockett Promotions. So, I would
like to thank Vince Fahey, midatlanticwrestling.net, & everyone who
has took the time to read my columns and I wish the best of luck to
Vince to help find whoever replaces me as the Mid-Atlantic columnist for
KM and to that person, may they have as much fun as I have.
So as Gordon Solie used to say every Saturday & Sunday night on WTBS... So Long From The Peach State Of Georgia
Ed. Note: Kris Zellner was here at KM from the beginning and I'm sorry to see him go. I want to publicly thank him for being such a staunch supporter and contributor for KM and for taking a chance on me and this website when I first contacted him. Good luck to you Kris, and thank you for all your hard work on the site.