Episode 31: The Shockboat: June 27, 2014

71 minutes

RD & Blade finally get to talk with Fred Ottman, he of Tugboat, Typhoon, The Shockmaster, and many more personas.

Among other things, the trio discuss Fred's beginnings and literal feats of strength, the story behind The Shockmaster, Tugboat as based on a mix of Bluto and Popeye (fortunately not Gay Popeye), and his dancing skills as "Superstar Big Bubba" (not pictured). Fred also reveals that the Time-keeper who received a 'wedgie' from Alicia Fox on RAW was his son (sadly no mention of Alicia's 'five star' classic with Melina). They then discuss his dear friend John Tenta, and who he would have put in Legends House.

Also his breakfast cereal of choice is Honey Nut Cheerios and he prefers pretzels to any sort of chips. In case you were wondering.

Oh, and feel free to buy a Tugboat Sailor Cap while you're at it. They're even signed!

Facts & Figures (as compiled by Erik Majorwitz)


  • The RD & Blade Show Sponsors: 3. WrestleCrap.com, Tuesday Night Titans, USA Network

  • Phone Calls & Run Ins: 1. Fred Ottman

  • Legends House booked by Fred Ottman: Jim Niedhart, Doink the Clown, Steve Kern, British Bulldog, Marty Janetty, Bushwacker Luke, Lanny Poffo
  • Erik Majorwitz’s Hindsight Haiku: Gimmick makeover idea:
    Fred’s Shockboat gimmick.
    Perfect manager?  Captain
    Mike Rotunda. Toot!

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