"Mulkeymania is running wild"
Jim Cornette, manager of the The Midnight Express, made the Mulkeymania quip I used as my headline during a 1987 match against Bill and Randy Mulkey in Atlanta.
As Mike Mooneyham notes in the first part of his 4-part series on the Mulkeys, it was intended as a jab at competitor WWF’s Hulkamania.
Mooneyham’s column is a must-read that chronicles Bill and Randy Mulkey growing up in Anderson, South Carolina and the lengths they went to when they were trying to get into the business as teenagers. They eventually ended up with a match against Cornette’s Midnight Express in their hometown Anderson Rec Center, and the fire marshal had to turn away fans wearing “Mulkeymania” shirts.
The Mulkeys ended up being called “jobbers” or a term that was later cointed -“enhancement talent”. In 2010, a Bleacher Report story referred to them as the “Greatest Jobbers of All Time”.
As Mooneyham notes, the Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) really liked wrestling against them, as did most of the locker room.
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