Executioner (WWF 1996)

Wrestling is replete with Executioners. They have long been masked fodder for true wrestling heroes to run through in squash matches. On October 20, 1996 at In Your House: Buried Alive, yet another Executioner made his debut during the first-ever “non-sanctioned” match in the history of the WWF.

The “non-sanctioned” buried alive match ended when The Undertaker dropped Mankind into a grave and covered his back with a light dusting of dirt. This apparently constituted being buried alive because the referee awarded the match to the Undertaker.

Suddenly a masked man emerged and whacked the Undertaker with a shovel. That man was known as Executioner, but beneath that shitty Halloween costume was one time denizen of Baddstreet, USA, Terry Bam Bam Gordy. He had been brought in by Paul Bearer to help Mankind deal with the Undertaker and spent the next few months doing just that.

Gordy, as Executioner, faced the Taker two months later at In Your House: It’s Time in an “Armageddon Match,” that the Undertaker won. A short time later Paul Bear fired him on a random episode of Superstars and Executioner was never seen again.

Lazer Tron (NWA 1987)

Poor Héctor Guerrero.  The dude seemingly could never catch a break when it came to gimmicks.  Before he was the Gobbledy Gooker in the WWF Hector was Lazer Tron, a masker wrestler based on the faddy 80′s toy gun, Lazer Tag.  At least as Lazer Tron he got a run as the NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion.

Freddy Krueger vs. Jason the Terrible (WING We Love WING December 20, 1992)

Another WING mat classic pitting two of the most technically sound grapplers of the 1990s against one another…or two guys in sketcky masks whacking each other in the head with things and bleeding all over the place.  It’s definitely one of those two things though.

This particular match is a loser leaves town (for three months) match.  Find out who gets to stay and who will be forced to not get thrown into fire or barbed wire for three months.

Mr. Pogo vs. Jason the Terrible (WING May 7, 1992)

Oh what a match this is!  If you like casket matches, so much brawling in the crowd, 10,000 headbutts and 458 chairshots to the head than this is the match for you!  Match highlights include:

  • Mr. Pogo ripping off Jason’s mask to reveal a dude with silver facepaint and a little crustache.
  • An umbrella causing more damage than any of the 458 chairshots that occurred.
  • So many lariats.
  • One of the Invaders freaking the fuck out after giving Mr. Pogo a can of gas and a lighter.
  • The coffin’s window.
  • After being placed in the coffin sans mask, Jason’s mask magically returning when his coffin is carted away by a heap of mulleted Japanese wrestlers.
  • The “Jason will return to WING!” title card at the end of the buried alive deathmatch.