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WWE: The Rockers - Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty

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posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 04:55 PM
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The Rockers were composed of Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty. For all you wrestling fans who jumped on the bandwagon when Stone Cold Steve Austin became big, you can think of The Rockers as being the Hardy Boyz of the 80's.

These guys were rock-and-rollers through and through, dude. That alone gave them instant credibility in the eyes of every kid. In the scheme of things in the WWF, The Rockers fit the bill of the small, fast, high-flying tag team and were known for their moves off the top turnbuckles. Of course, being that they were a smaller team, they usually got pummelled by the bigger tag teams, and I'm sure that they lost more than they won. It was always fun cheering for The Rockers though, because it was always fun to see them run rings around guys like Hakeem and the Big Boss Man, who were always too slow to catch Shawn and Marty.

The rockers debuted in the summer of 1988. Their first feud was with Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard. The Rockers first pay per view appearance was at the Survivor Series. At the Survivor Series the Rockers teamed with the power of pain, the British Bulldogs, The Hart Foundation and the Young Stallions. They faced off against Demolition, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard, the Bolsheviks, The Rougeau Brothers and the Conquistadors. The Powers of Pain were the winners of this match up. When the Rockers debuted at WrestleMania 5 they lost to the Twin Towers.Shawn later said on AOl the only thing he remembered about this match up was getting smashed the night before. And he also said every WM he gets that same feeling except now he doesn't get smashed the night before.




The Rockers ran into some major trouble at SummerSlam of 1990.The Rockers were about to face Power & Glory but Hercules attacked Michaels with his chain injuring Shawn's knee.This injury put Michaels out of action for several weeks. Marty then went out by himself to try to beat Power and Glory but he was defeated when Power and Glory powerplexed him. Michaels returned to action but the Rockers just couldn't beat Power and Glory. At the Royal Rumble in 1991 the Rockers defeated the Orient Express. At WrestleMania 7 the Rockers defeated the Barbarian and Haku. At the 1991 Survivor Series Marty Jannetty caused Shawn Michaels to be eliminated. This was one of the first signs that proved there was dissension among the two. They would argue over who would get to pin their opponents.

Shawn was wrestling Ric Flair and Shawn was tossed out of the ring and Jannetty threw Shawn back in the ring so he wouldn't get counted out but Shawn got pinned anyway. This is what many say was the last straw. Shawn and Marty appeared on the Barber Shop. it looked as if Shawn and Marty were going to settle there differences but Shawn superkicked Marty and threw him through the Barber Shop window. That was the official break up of the Rockers and Shawn went on to singles.

[Edited on 31/3/05 by TRD]




posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 11:19 PM
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Two wrestlers with the same high flying skills, Snuka times 2. They were cool to watch but the hair, DAMN.



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