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271. Typhoon

A big man who had few peers as powerful as he, Fred Ottman was at his best when he was Typhoon; one half of the Natural Disasters with Earthquake.  He was initially brought into the WWE as Hulk Hogan’s buddy Tugboat, but as that first run ended he slid too far down the card to have a solid program with the Hulkster (all friends of Hulk’s, especially large man would turn on Hulk at some point in time).  His heel turn was still profitable as he and Earthquake would have a good run as a team, but it was in WCW that Ottman would have his most famous moment; or rather most infamous moment.  The WCW debut of his persona, the Shockmaster remains the biggest blunder in wrestling history and is still talked about today.  Chances are, when that is your career defining moment, the Hall of Fame will elude you.

 

 

Should Typhoon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 38.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.8%
No opinion. - 2.9%
No way! - 29.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Fred Ottman (Real Name)
    U.S. Steel
    Tugboat Thomas
    Tugboat
    Typhoon
    Shockmaster
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Norfolk, VA)
  • Key Championships Held: CWA International Heavyweight
    CWA Mid America Heavyweight
    AWA Southern Tag Team (2) 1w/Jerry Lawler, 1w/Goliath
    SWS Tag Team w/Earthquake
    WWF World Tag Team w/Earthquake
  • Why they will get in: He did have a memorable run in the WWF.
  • Why they won't get in: He had an embarrassing run in WCW
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Teamed with Hulk Hogan to defeat Greg Valentine and the Honky Tonk man on Saturday Night’s Main Event (9/18/90)
    2.  With Earthquake, beat Money Inc by Count Out at Wrestlemania (4/5/92)
    3.  With Earthquake, defended their Tag Team Belts against the Beverly Brothers at Summer Slam (8/29/92)
    4.  With Earthquake, finally won the Tag Team Titles in the WWF (7/20/92)
    5.  Won War Games with Sting, The British Bulldog & Dustin Rhodes (9/19/93)

Should Typhoon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 38.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.8%
No opinion. - 2.9%
No way! - 29.4%

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0 #1 Aaron Lopez 2021-05-29 05:53
Put him and earthquake in, like it or not they were a memorable tag team
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