Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.
This week, we’ve chosen The Mean Street Posse (Rodney and Pete Gas) vs. The Stooges (Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco) in what was the highest rated TV match in wrestling history. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.
Part 1: Mean Street Posse
The Mean Street Posse today. It’s been a hard road for Joey Abs, brother.
In 1999, my interest in wrestling was waning (and if I was watching I was usually tuning into WCW) so I never really got to see the greatness that was known as The Mean Street Posse as it was happening. That being said, I have gone back and become well versed in the legacy of The Mean Street Posse and it changed me as a person and I am now going to Heaven for sure.
I think my favorite Mean Street Posse moment or one that always sticks out is them participating in the Wrestlemania 16 Hardcore Battle Royal mainly because of Pete Gas winning the Hardcore Championship for that moment and screaming with blood dripping down his face. I am not even sure why I find it hilarious but it just is to me.
The Mean Street Posse was one of my favorite gimmicks from the Attitude Era. The names, the music, the outfits. Joey Abs, Pete Gas and Rodney hold a soft spot in my heart and I’d absolutely love to see them have a return appearance one day.
Imagine them challenging The Shield considering The Shield are basically imitating them with the trio faction of goons for the McMahons. I kid. I once read Pete Gas was attending a WWE show and had my hopes set on him pinning John Morrison as WWE were burying him at the time.
I don’t always agree with the “Bring back da Attitude Era!!!!!!!!!” sentiment but if it means the Posse returns, I am on board!
My main memory of the Mean Street Posse is just COMPLETELY hating them. Rodney especially, I don’t think there’s ever been anyone who’s looked so completely obnoxious as Rodney, from the haircut to the ear piercings and the sweater vest, it was all terrible.
They were the perfect lackeys for Shane though and now, I’m just fascinated by them. There needs to be a Shane-O Mac box set with a disc dedicated to his college years so all his privileged bro misadventures with Rodney and Pete Gas can be shared.