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[1991-06-22-WWF-Superstars] Funeral Parlor: Big Bossman

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Paul Bearer is AMAZING in this. He was SO good in this role. Boss Man warns Undertaker and Bearer that he has his eye on them. He warns The Mountie that he's going to make him spend some time in jail in the near future. Hmmm ...

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Bearer's guest is the Big, Boss, Maaaan? Boss Man compares his funeral parlor to a rather chilling description of a jail cell and warns the "Canadian Mountie" that he'll be in one. Boss Man cuts a good, heated promo despite perhaps overdosing on police terminology.

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Agreed about how good Bearer is. When he was doing this stuff in 94 he just wasn't as good as a face. Bossman does play up the police terms heavy.

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I also think Paul has come into his own and made the funeral parlor distinctive without overshadowing like Love sometimes did. Good promo by Bossman vs. the Mountie.

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This made me want to see Bossman/Taker more than Bossman/Mountie, which I'm sure wasn't intentional. Taker would definitely be a better physical match for Bossman; as well as he's done with the Mountie character lately, Jacques is still Jacques, which means that Bossman should dominate a series between the two of them.

 

Bossman's always been one of the more literal WWF promos, in that his every word reinforces his character. The only guy who might have been worse in that regard was Terry Taylor as the Red Rooster. Remember all those godawful forced barnyard puns?

 

Percy's mugging is too noticeable for its own good. I realize that they're probably telling him at this point to go all-out in terms of being campy, but he's almost making his guests redundant by putting on his own silent show. Even Piper at his most obnoxious knew when to shut up and stand there so his guests could do what they were out there to do. Yet again, I'm wondering why we're being subjected to stuff like this while the greatest wrestling interviewer who ever was is trading kissing jokes with Savage in a Stamford studio.

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