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New Customs: Harley Race, Rick Steiner, and The American Badass Undertaker November 28, 2011

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Harley Race – During his career as a wrestler, he held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 7 times (reigns at a time when wrestlers rarely repeated as champion). He worked for all of the major wrestling promotions, including the NWA, the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He was the first NWA United States Heavyweight Champion. Race is one of six men inducted into each of the WWE Hall of Fame, the WCW Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

Rick Steiner – “The Dog-Face Gremlin” is best known for his tenure with World Championship Wrestling, where he was an eight time World Tag Team Champion (seven times with his brother Scott and once with Kenny Kaos and Judy Bagwell). There was also a period of time when he held both the tag team titles himself, having won them at Halloween Havoc 1998. In addition to tag team success, he was also a one time United States Heavyweight Champion and a three time World Television Champion. Besides WCW, Steiner also found success in the World Wrestling Federation, where he and Scott won the World Tag Team Championship twice.

The Undertaker – My favorite custom of the week! The Undertaker abandoned the Gothic mortician-themed attire, his funeral dirge ring music, allusions to the supernatural, and the accompanying theatrics of his ring entrance. The Undertaker now took on the personality of a biker, riding to the ring on a motorcycle, and wearing sunglasses and bandanas to the ring. His ring music was now replaced with popular rock songs of the time, like Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)” and Kid Rock’s “American Bad Ass” (from which the name of The Undertaker’s new gimmick originated), though it was accompanied by the characteristic opening bell gong of The Undertaker’s original theme.

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