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214. The Godwins

In WCW, Mark Canterbury and Dennis Knight wrestled as the Texan duo of Shanghai Pierce and Tex Slazenger, a mid level heel tag team that rarely picked up the big win.  The pair migrated (kayfabe) to Arkansas when they joined the WWE and became hog farmers – The Godwins.  The hillbilly gimmick may have seemed dated, but they got it over as both faces and heels and were given more chances to succeed under Vince.  Knight would later wrestle as a solo as Mideon (though we are trying to forget his naked alter ego), and though his won loss record was not spectacular, he was always on television.  As former two time Tag Team Champions, they may not be as much of an outside shot as originally thought.

 

Should The Godwins be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 44.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.8%
No opinion. - 6.9%
No way! - 34.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Mark Canterbury & Dennis Knight (Real Names)
    Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Bitters, Arkansas)
  • Key Championships Held: WWF World Tag Team (2)
  • Why they will get in: Former Tag Team Champs are always in the hunt
  • Why they won't get in: There are other “wrestling hillbillies” who are ahead of them.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Lost the Tournament final to crown new WWF World Tag Team Champions at Wrestlemania (3/31/96)
    2.  Won the Tag Team belts over the BodyDonnas (5/19/96)
    3.  Lost to the L.O.D. at Summer Slam (8/3/97)
    4.  Defeated the Legion of Doom (4/14/97)
    5.  Won the Belts again beating the Headbangers (10/5/97)

Should The Godwins be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 44.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.8%
No opinion. - 6.9%
No way! - 34.5%

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0 #1 Jared 2015-04-13 18:39
Should be inducted into the Hall of with Hill Billy Jim.
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