It’s safe to say that every wrestling fan has that character that they are really excited about seeing and upon their debut they are greatly disappointed with the outcome.
I have my fair share of them but the first one that jumps to mind is the character that WCW created in the middle of 1996. For several months there were hype videos promoting the debut of “Blood Runs Cold” which ended up being Glacier.
For the record, the vignettes never actually showed a man so I had no idea what he looked like, but the vignettes continually airing on all WCW programming got me interested in what all the hype was about. Cut me some slack, the promotional tool worked on a then 7-year old kid.
When you consider all the hype that Glacier was given, he essentially accomplished nothing. Sure, he had a pretty long undefeated streak but that was mainly against Mortis and Wrath during the 1996/1997 span. He never held a championship and aside from a squash against Goldberg he was never involved in any high profile matches with top talent in the company.
Looking back at any kind of Glacier match I find myself yawning at the action. The best thing about the character is his entrance. Some people hate entrance, but it was kind of neat, I thought.
I had actually put on a WCW Nitro from 2001 the other day and noticed that they were teasing a Glacier return. WCW never seemed to understand when something simply work out.
What are your memories of Glacier? Did you enjoy the character at all?
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