Thursday, December 2, 2010

No Armstrong Curse Here

After 25 years and at least 10 ring names, Brad Armstrong made it to the WWE. He signed mostly as a trainer-producer, but he has done some wrestling and some broadcasting.
Armstrong comes from a wrestling family. His father is Bullet Bob and his brothers are Scott, Brian and Steve. Despite his lengthy career and superb wrestling ability, Armstrong never achieved greatness in the ring. He has had his moments and is generally regarded as a very popular wrestler. In the later stages of his career, he even had a storyline where he blamed his lack of major success on the "Armstrong Curse".
I always like Armstrong. He's the type of wrestling lifer that the business needs. Everyone can't be a top guy. The midcard needs solid workers. Armstrong always knew his role and accepted it. I am sure he would have liked more, but he was professional enough to give his best every night regardless.
When I met him at the wrestlers reunion, we joked about the Armstrong Curse. Of course, he viewed his heritage as a blessing and just had fun with the storyline.
Brad Armstrong and me in St. Pete, FL-January 2005.

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