On the August 10 Raw, Eugene returned to television, losing a Contract on a Pole match to The Calgary Kid, who afterwards removed his mask to reveal himself as The Miz. WWE has disciplined wrestler Lars Sullivan for his years of offensive comments made on a message board, the company confirmed. [6] Although Regal was originally dispirited at having to manage Eugene, he would grow fond of him and the two would quickly become firm friends. This led to a match at the first-ever Taboo Tuesday pay-per-view on October 19. He had a brief storyline in which he was infatuated with the wrestler Jailbird Man, inadvertently costing Jailbird his matches. [1] The team had a record ten reigns as Southern Tag Team Champions. Neoseeker Forums » Wrestling Community » PS2 Games » Sports and Racing » WWE SmackDown! Still, the manager insists his client's performance tonight at Vengeance speaks for itself. He also won the World Tag Team Championship with William Regal. On September 1, 2007, Nick Dinsmore was released from his WWE contract.[24]. Mocking the mentally ill? Eugene would stay with WWE until 2006, including a feud with Kurt Angle where he won his gold medal, having a match against him at SummerSlam. This coincided with the announcement of WWE's new drug policy (established as a result of Eddie Guerrero's death from heart failure, aggravated by his past history of drug abuse).[1]. Photos: When Superstars drastically changed their looks. Racism? So the fans turned on the concept. [29] However, Gowen forfeited the championship after realizing that U-Gene cheated to win, causing U-Gene to attack him and disband the team. I didn’t revisit any of it outside of this angle, but the gist of it was that Eugene was a massive WWE fan who, “despite his disability,” was a capable wrestler who often demonstrated that by stringing together sequences of major WWE finishing moves. Since debuting on RAW in April, the Samoan Bulldozer, Umaga, has plowed through every opponent that's been brave enough to step into the ring with him. Chris Duarte and Amauri Hardy scored 11 points apiece … Some other time.". One of the biggest reasons WWE needs to stray away from offensive characters is that should one of these characters somehow became a huge success, significant portions of WWE history will be stained with racist stereotypes. Eugene is the saddest case of an offensive wrestler on this list. ... And we've finally come to the bottom of the barrel, the creme de la creme of offensive WWE gimmicks, if you could call it that. [19] On the September 4 Raw, Eugene and Duggan challenged World Tag Team Champions the Spirit Squad for the title, but were unsuccessful. brand as their final pick of the 2007 Supplemental Draft. The year of Eugene. Dinsmore debuted in 1996, and soon began wrestling in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA). 10 unforgettable moments from Undertaker & Randy Orton's rivalry. Although Eugene was able to land a few offensive blows, they weren't enough to stun Umaga long enough to deliver any significant damage before Umaga hit Eugene with a Samoan Spike for the three count. Eugene was involved in a storyline with Evolution, facing Triple H at SummerSlam. The feminine variant is Eugenia or Eugenie.. Egon, a common given name in parts of central and northern Europe, is also a variant of Eugene / Eugine. [1], At Taboo Tuesday, Rob Conway teamed with Tyson Tomko to face Eugene and a "WWE Legend", to be chosen by the fans. ... completely laid waste to the WWE Hall of Famer, beating him to a pulp with his own famous 2x4. OVW became WWE's farm territory and, during his time there, Dinsmore won a record of eight times the OVW Heavyweight Champion as well as the OVW Southern Tag Team Champion eleven times. hai guise!!! Nicholas David Dinsmore (December 17, 1975) is an American professional wrestler.He is best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as Eugene.Currently is the head trainer for Ohio Valley Wrestling and holds the record for most OVW Heavyweight Championship reigns. Nicholas David Dinsmore (born December 17, 1975), also known by his World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ring name Eugene, is an American professional wrestler. [18] Striker ultimately defeated Eugene to end the feud. He defeated Grado in his first match for the promotion. [4][31] On July 27, Dinsmore, as "U-Gene", unsuccessfully challenged Freight Train for the 5 Dollar Wrestling championship in the main event of that promotion's internet PPV debut.[32]. [13] During recovery, Eugene made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 21, delivering a promo until being interrupted and attacked by Muhammad Hassan and Daivari. [21] Eugene wrestled on the June 2, 2007 Saturday Night's Main Event XXXIV, where he debuted a new "Superman-esque" wrestling attire. Paul Michael London (born April 16, 1980) is an actor and American professional wrestler.He is best known for his time with Nick Dinsmore, the man beneath the persona, did well—staying in character and letting his considerable ability shine through in the ring. In addition … LegendsProWrestling 7,399 views. Child abductors? The 350-pound Samoan monster never lost control of the match. Umaga smacked him with the Samoan Spike, sending Doink to join Duggan lying limp on the mat. Wed. May 27th, 2020 . In October 2007, Dinsmore became the head official in charge of Derby City Wrestling, the intermediate-level group affiliated with Ohio Valley Wrestling, after Joey Matthews left the position. "He is the Samoan Bulldozer, and there is not a lot of people that can stand up to him. As for the other two WWE Legends Umaga decimated tonight, Estrada added these unflattering words. As Umaga walked up the ramp, visibly angry and baffled at his manager's decision, he kept his eyes fixed on Kamala, leaving WWE fans wondering what will happen next between these two massive Superstars. The fact that his character was mentally handicapped was a little offensive but not moreso than Umaga who debuted around the same time and who I hated. Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. He would be saved by returning Hulk Hogan, after he attacked the villainous duo. Bischoff soon placed him under the care of the newly returned William Regal. Although they won the match, he suffered a ruptured left patellar ligament, which required surgery and sidelined him for six months. We bring you the latest game previews, live stats, and recaps on CBSSports.com He made a brief return to WWE in 2013, but he was released the next year. Nick Dinsmore Reacts To Allegations That The Eugene Character Was Offensive; JBL Reviews WWE Money In The Bank And it isn't because of anything Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo did leading up to their "commitment ceremony." [1] While still in OVW, Dinsmore also made some appearances as a jobber in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), first on an episode of Shotgun Saturday Night in 1999. In the world of wrestling, there have been characters to portray everything; death, mental insanity, religious disputes, political incorrectness and the simply unnecessary. In May 2004, Eugene began a feud with Jonathan Coachman, who attempted to banish him from WWE (only to be stopped by The Rock) culminated in Eugene's … [1] At WrestleMania 22, Eugene competed in a preshow battle royal which was won by Viscera. After the match, Umaga continued his assault on Eugene as the WWE Legends at ringside stepped into the ring to come to Eugene's aid. The feud culminated in Eugene's pay-per-view debut, when he defeated Coachman at Bad Blood. At Vengeance that trend continued, as well as Umaga's impressive undefeated streak, as he faced off against Eugene. 14 Eugene. Eugene made his final WWE appearance on the August 31 edition of SmackDown!. Eugene made his return to WWE in the Royal Rumble match on January 29, 2006, as the eighteenth entrant. Eugene, real name Nicholas Dinsmore, came up to the WWE main roster from their developmental brand Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). The former WWE star recognized The Rock as one person that took his character to new heights in WWE. Eugene's gimmick was that he was a mentally handicapped wrestler who was Eric Bischoff's (the Raw GM at the time) nephew who would always be starstruck with the biggest babyfaces at the time. ... consistently overexcited and overwhelmed by the experienced that is the WWE Universe. First, "Hacksaw" tried to nail Umaga with a three-point stance, but was caught with a stiff clothesline and knocked to the canvas. Days later, WWE.com stated Dinsmore admitted to taking prescription drugs, including somas. They want to bring back clowns? Eugene won this match (with help from Mr. McMahon) and subsequently shaved Bischoff's head. The feminine variant is Eugenia or Eugenie.. Egon, a common given name in parts of central and northern Europe, is also a variant of Eugene / Eugine. [37], On January 10, 2015, Dinsmore returned to wrestling, this time with the British promotion International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom. With Brian Schiedel, Chris White. 13. It's not that easy," Estrada said. While shooting T-shirts into the crowd via T-shirt gun, he accidentally shot Mark Henry. After the match, Umaga continued his assault on Eugene as the WWE Legends at ringside stepped into the ring to come to Eugene's aid. [23] On the June 29 episode of SmackDown!, Eugene debuted for the brand, losing to The Great Khali. On the July 20 episode of SmackDown!, Eugene participated in a battle royal for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship, and was eliminated by Batista and Kane. It led to uncomfortable scenes where thousands of people cheered for the bad guys as they pummeled poor, helpless Eugene. Yeah, His gimmick is fresh and has wrestling talent. [1], Dinsmore also appeared in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from August 1998 to January 1999, mainly used as a jobber on WCW Saturday Night he also worked on two episodes of Thunder (losing to Ernest Miller and Kanyon), and on two episodes of Nitro (first teaming with Lenny Lane to lose a handicap match to Scott Steiner, then losing a singles match to Wrath). On October 26, 2011, Dinsmore defeated Jason Wayne to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship for the tenth time, turning heel in the process. What's Trending on WWE.com . So, while Eugene was a lovable character, it was hard to know if his bosses meant him to be a comment on political correctness or a, you know, super funny retard joke. hai guise!!! He achieved great success at OVW winning the OVW Heavyweight Championship 10 times! In July 2009, Dinsmore signed a contract to return to WWE. [1] He challenged Umaga to a match at Vengeance and lost, despite having Duggan, Doink the Clown, and Kamala in his corner. After losing, McMahon shaved Eugene's head. [30] In 2009, he was part of Hulk Hogan's Australian tour, Hulkamania: Let The Battle Begin, where he wrestled as U-Gene. The team split up on the November 6 Raw. In December 2011, Dinsmore took part in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's (TNA) India project, Ring Ka King as Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore. Nick was re-hired by WWE in 2013 as a trainer at the performance center but was released from his contract in October 2014. Get real-time COLLEGEBASKETBALL basketball coverage and scores as Ohio State Buckeyes takes on Purdue Boilermakers. He left his job at Parkrose to join former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly at UCLA, reuniting them after two seasons in Eugene. Eugene is the worst thing the WWE has ever booked, full stop. Terrorists? Estrada asked. He was eliminated by Chris Benoit. The … While the Eugene gimmick was insulting at times, annoying on occasion and offensive at it's worst, it's hard to deny the character's popularity during the first year of the run in 2004. [9] The next week, they had a steel cage match, which Eugene lost and suffered a kayfabe dislocated shoulder, ending the feud. And can Brian withstand the wrath of the Know-It-All Fan. 806 likes. However, Eugene always walked a line between being inspirational and offensive. After the match Armando Alejandro Estrada told WWE.com why he ushered Umaga away from the ring before he could go nose to nose with Kamala. EUGENE, Ore. -- — Eugene Omoruyi scored 19 points, Eric Williams Jr. added 16 and Oregon defeated San Francisco 74-64 on Thursday night. On February 20, 2008, Dinsmore returned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) under his real name and defeated Jay Bradley to win his ninth Heavyweight Championship. [5], On the April 5, 2004 episode of Raw, Dinsmore made his World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) debut as Eugene. [8] Two weeks later on Raw, they fought a no disqualification match, which Eugene won after interference from Randy Orton. WWE Raw In 2004: 10 Best Moments WWE. 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After losing a rematch to The Spirit Squad, Eugene attacked Duggan, turning heel for the first time in his WWE career. As Kamala climbed into the ring, Armando Alejandro Estrada, Umaga's manager, coerced the Samoan Bulldozer to leave the ring without tangling with Ugandan Giant. In May 2004, Eugene began a feud with Jonathan Coachman, who attempted to banish him from WWE (only to be stopped by The Rock). More recently, WWE’s era of PG ratings have decreased offensive and over the top gimmicks considerably, but not entirely. [25][26] U-Gene participated in JCW's first internet pay-per-view, Hatchet Attacks, where he defeated Raven. Typically in wrestling, if an idea gets over, it can’t be too bad, and not only did Eugene get over, he also won titles, namely the WWE Tag Team Championship with William Regal as his partner. Primary Menu [36] Dinsmore was re-hired by WWE on September 20, 2013, as trainer on NXT, and he lasted a year before he was released on October 2, 2014. [12] Eugene suffered an injury at New Year's Revolution on January 9, 2005, in a match with Christian and Tyson Tomko, after botching a dropkick. [33] Dinsmore lost the title to Rudy Switchblade seven days later in an Eight Man Melee, including Wayne, Adam Revolver, Ted McNaler, James Thomas, Rocco Bellagio and Mike Mondo. pleeeeeez liek ma page!! Henry retaliated by squeezing him with a bearhug until he passed out. For moral—or perhaps mental—support, Eugene summoned for "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Doink the Clown, and Kamala to join him at ringside. ! Former WWE Superstar Eugene Comments on his LPW Hall of Fame Induction (6/30/12) - Duration: 0:39. He was a fan favourite during his run in the promotion. Maria Neider will be making the transition from Ozarks Today to anchoring KY3 News at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. He was portrayed as the "special" and overly excited nephew of Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff. Eugene established himself as a rising star in the WWE. In Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), he formed a successful tag team with Rob Conway, called The Lords of The Ring. Gene is a common shortened form. dis iz ofishal payje so if u liek i will com bak to wwe!! "Now, you want to bring out the Ugandan head hunter from deepest darkest Africa? [15] The feud culminated at SummerSlam, where Angle defeated Eugene to regain his medal. ", "IPW:UK Weekend Of Champions 2015 - Tag 1 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database", "11/7 Midwest All Pro in Sioux Falls, S.D. He became a full-time member of the roster the following year. On the March 19, 2007 episode of Raw, Eugene was forced into a match with Umaga, as a punishment for accidentally spilling a drink on Vince McMahon. The feminine variant is Eugenia or Eugenie.. Egon, a common given name in parts of central and northern Europe, is also a variant of Eugene / Eugine. He is actually very entertaining but do you guy WWE: 13 Most Horribly Offensive Gimmicks Wrestlers Ever Took On. "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka was chosen over Kamala and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, and pinned Conway with his Superfly Splash to win the match. [citation needed] He wrestled for Ring of Honor (as Nick Dinsmore) in a Ring of Honor Wrestling taping, against "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett. We wish Eugene the best in all future endeavors. During a 2004 segment on RAW, Jonathan Coachman was harassing Eugene, calling him a "joke", and demanding he exits the ring before The Rock decided to make an appearance. He made some appearances in Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council (WWC), as Eugene. After the match, Umaga continued his assault on Eugene as the WWE Legends at ringside stepped into the ring to come to Eugene's aid. 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