WWE Bill of Rights Amendment XIV: Unstoppable Forces, "POWERHOUSE" Personality
WWE superstars have had to fight for their rights like any other American hero you care to name. Some rights were given, others were earned through battle.
Some rights were around for decades. So what's today's Amendment? One that would include dominant towers if you catch my drift.
Amendment XIV - The Powerhouse
No matter where you go, or what you do in life, someone will be bigger than you. Not morally, but literally. Truth be told some people are just darn big. It's a visible fact in the NBA, and Sumo wrestling. Even the WWE superstars have to deal with terrifying big men.
Some are tall as statues (see: Undertaker, Big Show), and others aren't so tall and are huge in weight class (see: Mark Henry, Umaga). These big men show no mercy as they make their path of destruction, in which no one is safe.
They have existed throughout WWE history and came in many forms including legendary Andre the Giant.
He was the very definition of a giant standing over seven feet tall and weighed about or over 500 pounds. He was a wonder to look at...true amazement, but stepping in the squared circle with him was the last thing on everyone's agenda.
It would take the awesome strength of an American hero Hulk Hogan, to slay the mighty giant (not really) and powerslam him right on his back at Wrestlemania III.
Though Hogan would accomplish the seemingly impossible, not every hero would slay every big man they encountered. At Wrestlemania IX, Bret the "Hitman" Hart would have the task of defeating the billed "700" pound Yokozuna (Yokozuna means highest ranking Sumo wrestler in Japan). Bret tried, and tried....and tried, but he couldn't overcome the might of Yokuzuna.
Yokuzuna walked out Wrestlemania IX WWE champion until Hulk Hogan arrived. There was an exchange of words and the atmosphere was as tense as can be. Hogan and Yokozuna the squared off for the WWE championship.
Once again Hogan would have the power, the ability, the tools necessary to defeat another big man. Yokozuna was defeated, and Hogan celebrated once more. In the early RAW days, WWE would witness another reign of terror. The nearly unstoppable Vader made his impact felt.
Opponents were thinking about their life insurance rather than trying to defeat the dominant big man. When the end came, everyone knew. Vader would drag his almost lifeless victims to the corner, go on the turnbuckle, jump a little for hang time, and slam his 400+ pound self on the motionless body.
Vader didn't stop there.
He also lend a helping hand in the inception of the attitude era. Vader had attacked WWE official Gorilla Monsoon (he was the WWE president I believe) and became the first WWE superstar to attack a high ranking WWEofficial. In the attitude era, more big men were on the rise.
The world's strongest man Mark Henry was one of them. Henry has quite the resume. He was once part of The Rock's stable, Nation of Domination and he brutalized DX whenever he got a chance.
Henry would go on to terrorize Rey Mysterio, and wrestle the legendary Undertaker in a Casket match at Wrestlemania 22 in Chicago.
Henry would lose the match, but he came a long way terrorizing Taker before he met his fate. The other who rose was The Big Show. Paul Wright (his real name) would be a force to reckoned with in the ring.
He has a list of victims that ranges from Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, even the Undertaker.
Big Show would face off against the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 19 in a handicap match with A-Train, a fellow big man as his partner. Like all, they would fall to the Undertaker. There have been many big men in between these eras and they still exist today. Umaga, Rikishi, Mike Knox, Kane, Undertaker, and so on.
There is even a Russian who wants competition. Big men have left their mark on the WWE. There were many, but Andre and Yokozuna signed the bill. Below are regulations.
1) Big men cannot perform high flying moves. (few exceptions)
2) Big men must be Heels a one point in their career.
3) Big men must always have squash matches every now and then
4) Big men must make examples of cruiserweights. (e.g. Rey Mysterio)
5) Big men must state that they are unstoppable.
6) Big men have undefeated streaks some time in their career.
7) Face big men are useless and must please the crowd. (see: Khali)
8) Every big men must be jumped in every Royal Rumble or over the top rope challenge that they compete in.
9) Big men finishers must be a slam or some sort of body splash.
10) Big men must lose at at least one match to Rey Mysterio (passed in the New Generation Era)
Amendment XIV Milestone/Progress/Superstars
Yokozuna def. Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 9 - (WWF Era)
Andre the Giant's reign - (WWF Era)
Big Show, Umaga, Mark Henry, A-Train, Kane, Undertaker, Rikishi, Mike Knox, Vladimir Koslov, and the rest of the big men.
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