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The Moondogs (Spot & Rex)


Moondog Spot
Real Name - Larry Booker
Lifespan - 1/6/1952 - 11/29/2003
6' 290 lbs. - New Orleans, LA
Athletic Background - n/a
Teacher(s) - n/a
Professional Background - Gulf Coast(`78), Kansas City(`78), Georgia (`79), Memphis(`79-`80)
Aliases - Larry Booker, Larry Latham


Moondog Rex

Real Name - Randall Colley
Birthdate - 5/2/50
6'2" 290 lbs. - Montgomery, AL
Athletic Background - n/a
Teacher(s) - n/a
Professional Background - Mid-Atlantic(`76), Dallas(`77), SECW(`78), Memphis(`81), Mid-Atlantic(`84), WWF(`84-`85), Mid-South(`85), WWF(`86-`88), New Japan(`86),
USWA(`89), CWA(`89), WCW(`89-`91)
Aliases - Moondog Hawkins, Masked Champion, Smash, Deadeye Dick, Shadow #1, Randy Collins, "Real" Rip Tyler, Super Assassin, Randy the Mountaineer, The Assassin, Dr. X, Detroit Demolisher


Professional Background (various combinations) - WWF(`81-`82), Georgia(`82-`83), Memphis(`83), WWC(`84), WWF(`85), EMLL(`91), USWA(`91-`94), SMW(`93-`94), USWA(`96), W*ing(`93), Tennessee Indies(`9?-`03)

Peak Years - `81-`91

Finisher(s) - 

- Bone Shot


Favorites -

- Big Splash

- Turnbuckle Smash

- Gutshot

- Bionic Elbow

- Punch


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set4/3
 Science-
 Aerial-
 Power
 Strikes6/5 


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment6/4
 Selling4/4 
 Bumping5/4
 Carrying4/4
 Heat
 Legacy

  
Place in History - It all started with "Moondog" Lonnie Mayne who brought the gimmick to New York to later be expanded by Vince McMahon Sr. when Captain Lou Albano brought in Rex and King to chase the titles. King (better known as Sailor White) had been a successful heel in Eastern Canada while Rex was a rough-looking youngster. The team was purely a gimmick, but it worked in the WWWF, especially with Albano behind them. The won the tag titles, but visa problems forced out King, allowing for the former Larry Latham into the fold. The new Moondog, named Spot, had seen some success in Memphis as half of the "Blonde Bombers" with Wayne Ferris (the future Honky Tonk Man). He came in with a title around his waist with the goofy storyline that King had been hit by a car that he was chasing. After dropping the belts back to Tony Garea and Rick Martel, the Moondogs left for Memphis. This was where they reinvented themselves as bloodthirsty heels, established themselves in wild brawls with the Fabulous Ones and Jerry Lawler. They returned to the WWF, mainly working as colorful jobbers. While Rex was an original, Spot took the Moondog gimmick to the next level in the years to come. He opened a school and became a player behind the scenes, helping numerous groups over the years. Spot continued the Moondog legacy with teamed with a variety partners: Spike, Cujo, Splat, Fido, Rover, Puppy Love, the Black Moondog and even Fifi. He and Spike (who replaced Rex) had a major run in the USWA in some brawls that helped the company a bit as it was just hanging on. Later he and Splat (working as "Rex") worked in the Smoky Mountains and USWA again, which was the groups last notable run. Spot had an appearance on NWA-TNA a few months before suffering a heart attack in the ring, which ended his life in fall of 2003 and with him the Moondog name has likely died (for now) as his family requested it be retired.




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