Agree or Disagree: Had the WWE never misused Heidenreich and the Hurricane Katrina tragedy never...

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Aztecwarrior480, May 16, 2015.

  1. happened all back in 05, he could have been the Sycho Sid of the Ruthless Aggression era?

    When I first saw Heidenreich wrestle on Smackdown as a Heel back in 2004, I honestly thought he had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it wasn't until after Wrestlemania 21 and his very short fued with Booker T that they started to misuse him by turning him into a face too soon just so they can have him pair up with Road Warrior Animal as tag partners. Don't get me wrong, Heidenreich actually did a decent job getting the fans to cheer him as a face but I felt that it was a little too soon for him to make a face turn. Another factor that messed up Heidenreich's chances of staying in the WWE and building his own possible spotlight was the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, which caused him to take a break from the WWE(up until his contract with the WWE expired) to see if his family in New Orleans were okay.

    Even though both Heidenreich and Sycho Sid's gimmicks were still different, they both still had some similarities that reminded me of each other.
  2. I never even heard of Heidenreich until just now, and this was my first time seeing him...

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  3. I thought Heidenreich began as a pretty decent heel character. The poetry before matches was his downfall though.

    I actually enjoyed his goofy face character for a while, but it was clear it was the beginning of the end for him.
  4. He was a decent worker at best. I wouldn't compare him to "Psycho" Sid in the least. Not that Sid was anything special in the ring either, but Sid at least had a cool theme and looked, sounded, and had the presence of a legitimate psychopath, which goes a long way. Heidenreich seemed like a caricature of one in comparison. (Of course, the irony of that is that some folks said that Heidenreich struck them as a legitimate loony in real life.) When Heidenreich feuded with Undertaker in late 2004, I felt he pretty much served out the usefulness of his character then - portraying just another big man/monster type of character for Undertaker to squander.

    Furthermore, he apparently thought it a wise idea to miss dates and show up to the arena a lot later than permitted even while he receiving a big push. He was untalented, ungrateful, irresponsible, and from the sound of it, a general moron as well. Here's a short paragraph about what Hardcore Holly had to say about him in his book, 'The Hardcore Truth':

    "Jon Heidenreich was the biggest waste of money that company ever spent. That guy needs to be in the loony bin. He was a fucking maniac from the word go. He would show up late when they were trying to push him. We were supposed to report to the arena on TV days by 1:00 p.m., but he would show up about 7:30 p.m. When Johnny Laurinatis told him that he'd get fined if he carried on showing up late, Heidenreich threatened to beat Johnny up, and then go and beat up Vince... Fucking idiot - he didn't have a clue what he was doing. Fuck him and the horse he rode in on."
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  5. I was laughing my ass off reading this. He's a fucking idiot.