Shit Match Sunday
Naked Mideon vs. William Regal
WWF in 2000 worked on a number of levels, the primary one being ”turning chickenshit into chicken soup”. Suddenly card-fillers like Too Much and The Acolytes suddenly became highlights of the night as Too Cool and The APA. Not all of the gimmick tweaks were for the best however…
I wonder what gimmick (if any) would have got Mideon over. Mideon during 1999 can affectionately be described as ‘The man with no heat’, so maybe having him dress in little more than a fannypack/bumbag during matches was an inside joke we all missed. Lack of clothes = no heat.
This was Naked Mideon’s only PPV match. He would be released in 2001. Millions mourned the loss of his Rick Rude tattoo.