Some of My Favorite Pro Wrestling "Jobbers" of All-Time

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    Some of My Favorite Pro Wrestling "Jobbers" of All-Time

    For those who don't know a "Jobber" in the pro wrestling business is someone whose job it is to get the snot beat out of them night - in and night-out by the big name talent. They rarely do much more than get a few licks in before getting pummeled and then pinned. You don't see jobbers too much on shows like RAW, where most of the matches features only the superstars. But back in the day when guys like me watched the Saturday studio shows, you would see one jobber after another getting beat up and embarrassed.

    For those of you who remember these loveable losers, did you have a favorite that you loved seeing being brutalized and emasculated each week?


    Here was one of my favorite spots from the NWA . I used to watch this every weekend on Channel 13 out of Asheville. It was a Jim Crockett Promotion. The Mulkey Brothers were favorite whipping boys at this time. In fact, if I remember right they were something like 0-180 in the ring. How's that for a losing streak? They were a ridiculous couple of wimps ; pathetic, but loveable. I remember wrestling commentator Bill Apter once saying something like: "I am sure of only three things- death , taxes, and the Mulkeys' losing every week."

    Anyway, they were booked to wrestle a couple of tough masked men by the name of the Gladiators. Everybody just knew the poor Mulkeys would get squashed for the 181st straight time.

    Watch and enjoy what happens next....

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    I loved this segment from WWF days when jobber Frankie Williams was invited to Piper's Pit. What happened? He got beat up, of course.


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    The Washington Generals.



    Wait a minute. Wrong sport.

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    Who could forget Rusty Brooks? His claim to fame was going up against Hulk Hogan for the WWF title. Let's just say the match went the way of most all of Rusty's matches--- with him lying on his back getting pinned.

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    Here's Rusty losing in very short order to the Hulkster.



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    Anyone remember the Brooklyn Brawler?

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    Barry-O was a guy I remember watching lose week end and week out. Anyone know what big-time wrestler today is the nephew of Barry-O? (Hint: "O" )

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    If you grew up watching pro wrestling like I did, then you saw Iron Mike Sharpe lose a match, and probably lots of them. I don't know that I ever saw him win. I do remember him grunting a lot. Mike was in the ring to do what he did best---JOB!!!

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    I always liked Barry Horowitz:


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    From NWA/WCW: Allen Iron Eagle, Mike Thor, and Tim "Powerhouse" Parker

    WWF: Louie Spiccoli and, even though they had a Gimmick, The Orient Express.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    I always liked Barry Horowitz:


    Barry was a GREAT jobber!!! I always loved his schtik of patting himself on the back and then proceeding to get his backside kicked.

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    How could we forget Duane Gill?

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    Gillberg ( Feed him Less)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    From NWA/WCW: Allen Iron Eagle, Mike Thor, and Tim "Powerhouse" Parker

    WWF: Louie Spiccoli and, even though they had a Gimmick, The Orient Express.
    I remember Louie well. Yes, the name was taken from the Sean Penn character. Louie is on the left in the pic below with Dusty Rhodes and Scott Hall. Sadly, I think Spiccoli died at the age of 27 from an overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol. Kinda reminded me of Chris Farley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    How could we forget Duane Gill?

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    Gillberg ( Feed him Less)

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    I remember Duane Gill & I remember Gilberg, but I didn't realize they were the same person.

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    Sometimes a miracle happens ... and career jobber Barry Horowitz wins a match.


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