Posts Tagged ‘Future Endeavored’

Justin Roberts

Posted: October 16, 2014 in 2014, October
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https://i2.wp.com/www.wwe.com/f/styles/superstar_profile/public/talent/profile/2012/02/justinroberts_1_full.pngJustin Roberts achieved his lifelong dream of wanting to be a ring announcer for WWE when he was hired for the Smackdown brand in 2002. He also announced for ‘B shows’ like Velocity and Heat before becoming the permanent ring announcer for the new ECW, before swapping with Tony Chimel to return to Smackdown.

Roberts big moment came at Wrestlemania 24 when he introduced the competitors for the World Heavyweight Championship match between Edge and The Undertaker

One of his most notable appearances as ring announcer for Raw came on during the debut of the Nexus. Whilst trashing the ring and beating up everyone around it, Daniel Bryan turned his attentions to Roberts who tore off his shirt and tie and strangled him with the latter. This got Bryan briefly fired from the company as it was deemed too extreme for PG TV product.

Roberts was released from his contract in October 2014 after allegedly failing to agree new terms on a new contract with WWE.

 

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Chuck Palumbo

Posted: April 26, 2012 in 2008, November
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Chuck Palumbo made his WWE debut as part of the Alliance with his tag team partner Sean O’Haire, after Vince McMahon took up his contract when he purchased WCW in 2001.

Bringing the WCW Tag Team Titles with them they then entered a feud the APA, which culminated with them losing to Faarooq and Bradshaw at InVasion. Soon after they lost the titles to the Brothers of Destruction in August.

In October, Palumbo was thrown out of The Alliance by Stephanie McMahon after voicing his discontent a thow Alliance members were being treated.

Palumbo then joined the WWE by forming a tag team Billy Gunn. They were given a gimmick that heavily implied that they were having a homosexual relationship, or at the very least, very effeminate.

They were soon joined by there ‘stylist’ Rico who guided them to the Word Tag Team titles by defeating Spike Dudley and Tazz. Just three months later Rico was unwillingly made to team with Rikishi, who beat Billy and Chuck for the gold at Judgement Day 2002. As Rico was one half of the tag team champions, he was to help Billy and Chuck regain the championships less then a month later, but it was all in vein as they lost them once again to Edge and Hulk Hogan.

The relationship between Billy and Chuck went to another level in September 2002 when Chuck proposed to Billy. When it came to the wedding itself they both denounced their homosexuality and admitted it was all a publicity stunt, much to the bemusement of Rico. As a result of this Rico turned on them and helped 3-Minute Warning to victory at Unforgiven.

Chuck Palumbo returned to singles competition after Billy was injured in October.

Reviving a stable from the original ECW, Palumbo alligned himself with Johnny Stamboli and Nunzio. They would go on to have numerous fueds with the likes of Los Guerreros, Chris Benoit, the APA and The Undertaker.

However, Palumbo was drafted to Raw in 2004 and soon given a new gimmick that saw him become a bike mechanic. After winning several matches on Heat he was released in November 2004.

In 2006, Palumbo returned to WWE with a very similar gimmick, but this time as a face, although this time he was accompanied by Michelle McCool. He began a feud with Jamie Noble, in which he began a five match losing streak, in which he started to blame on McCool. This led to a double turn which he once again became a heel.

After the 2008 Draft, he was sent to Raw, but never appeared on the show. He was released from his contract in November 2008.

Jeff Hardy

Posted: January 8, 2012 in 2009, August
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