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* Trope2000: Moondog Wenzel and, Moondog Molsonn, Moondogs 2000


The Moondogs were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam that started in [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] before making its home in Memphis. It started in 1981 with Moondog King (Ed White) and Moondog Rex (Randy Culley), until White was unable to enter the U.S. from Canada. As a result, they brought in Larry Booker to replace him as Moondog Spot. They had one run with the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Titles]], defeating Wrestling/RickMartel and Tony Garea on March 7, 1981 and losing them back on July 21st. Rex and Spot then went down to Memphis, where they became pioneers of [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestling]], with one wild, vicious brawl after another. Culley went back to WWE in 1987 to create Wrestling/{{Demolition}}, but he had to be replaced because too many of WWE's Northeastern fans recognized him under the face paint. Over time, the team came to include Moondog Spike (Bill Smithson), Moondog Cujo (Lanny Kean, aka [[Characters/WWERockNWrestling WWE's Cousin Junior]]), Moondog Splat (Bill White), Moondog Rover (Paul [=McKnight=]) and many others. In total, the Moondogs would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-t.html USWA World Tag Team Titles]] 16 times in different combinations. (4x Spot & Spike; 4x Spot & Splat; 2x Spike & Cujo; 2x Spot & Cujo; 3x Spot & Rex; 1x Spot & Rover). Sadly, Spot died of an in-ring heart attack on November 29, 2003. Cujo passed away on January 13, 2009. In 1992, ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' and ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' both named the Spot/Cujo-Jerry Lawler[=/=]Jeff Jarrett feud "Feud of the Year."


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The Moondogs were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam that started in [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] before making its home in Memphis. It started in 1981 with Moondog King (Ed White) and Moondog Rex (Randy Culley), until White was unable to enter the U.S. from Canada. As a result, they brought in Larry Booker to replace him as Moondog Spot. They had one run with the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Titles]], defeating Wrestling/RickMartel and Tony Garea on March 7, 1981 and losing them back on July 21st. Rex and Spot then went down to Memphis, where they became pioneers of [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestling]], with one wild, vicious brawl after another. Culley went back to WWE in 1987 to create Wrestling/{{Demolition}}, but he had to be replaced because too many of WWE's Northeastern fans recognized him under the face paint. Over time, the team came to include Moondog Spike (Bill Smithson), Moondog Cujo (Lanny Kean, aka [[Characters/WWERockNWrestling WWE's Cousin Junior]]), Moondog Splat (Bill White), Moondog Rover (Paul [=McKnight=]) and many others. others.

Spot died of an in-ring heart attack on November 29, 2003. King died on August 26, 2005 due to injuries suffered in a car crash on December 2004. Cujo died of a heart attack on January 13, 2009. Spike died on March 21, 2013. Rex died on December 14, 2019.

In total, the Moondogs would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-t.html USWA World Tag Team Titles]] 16 times in different combinations. (4x Spot & Spike; 4x Spot & Splat; 2x Spike & Cujo; 2x Spot & Cujo; 3x Spot & Rex; 1x Spot & Rover). Sadly, Spot died of an in-ring heart attack on November 29, 2003. Cujo passed away on January 13, 2009. In 1992, ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' and ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' both named the Spot/Cujo-Jerry Lawler[=/=]Jeff Jarrett feud "Feud of the Year."

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* AnimalMotif: Cats perhaps?

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* AnimalMotif: Cats perhaps?Yeah, it was dogs.



%% * BeardOfEvil: Pretty much everyone except Fifi and Moonpuppy

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%% * BeardOfEvil: Pretty much everyone except Fifi and MoonpuppyMoonpuppy wore wild beards.


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[[caption-width-right:250:L-R: Moondog Spot, Rex, Moondog Rex]]
Spot]]


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[[caption-width-right:250:L-R: Moondog Spot, Moondog King]]
Rex]]


!!! "Moondog Tropes":

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!!! !! "Moondog Tropes":


-->"''You better watch out for the Moondogs\\
Or you'll meet your maker tonight''"

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'''The Moondogs''' were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam that started in Wrestling/{{WWE}} before making its home in Memphis. It started in 1981 with '''Moondog King''' (Ed White) and '''Moondog Rex''' (Randy Culley), until White was unable to enter the U.S. from Canada. As a result, they brought in Larry Booker to replace him as '''Moondog Spot.''' They had one run with the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Titles]], defeating Wrestling/RickMartel and Tony Garea on March 7, 1981 and losing them back on July 21st. Rex and Spot then went down to Memphis, where they became pioneers of [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestling]], with one wild, vicious brawl after another. Culley went back to WWE in 1987 to create Wrestling/{{Demolition}}, but he had to be replaced because too many of WWE's Northeastern fans recognized him under the face paint. Over time, the team came to include '''Moondog Spike''' (Bill Smithson), '''Moondog Cujo''' (Lanny Kean, aka [[Characters/WWERockNWrestling WWE's Cousin Junior]]), '''Moondog Splat''' (Bill White), '''Moondog Rover''' (Paul [=McKnight=]) and many others. In total, the Moondogs would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-t.html USWA World Tag Team Titles]] 16 times in different combinations. (4x Spot & Spike; 4x Spot & Splat; 2x Spike & Cujo; 2x Spot & Cujo; 3x Spot & Rex; 1x Spot & Rover). Sadly, Spot died of an in-ring heart attack on November 29, 2003. Cujo passed away on January 13, 2009. In 1992, ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' and ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' both named the Spot/Cujo-Jerry Lawler[=/=]Jeff Jarrett feud "Feud of the Year."


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-->"''You better watch out for the Moondogs\\
Or you'll meet your maker tonight''"

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[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/themoondogs_7506.jpg]]


'''The Moondogs'''
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->''"You better watch out for the Moondogs\\
Or you'll meet your maker tonight"''

The Moondogs
were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam that started in Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] before making its home in Memphis. It started in 1981 with '''Moondog King''' Moondog King (Ed White) and '''Moondog Rex''' Moondog Rex (Randy Culley), until White was unable to enter the U.S. from Canada. As a result, they brought in Larry Booker to replace him as '''Moondog Spot.''' Moondog Spot. They had one run with the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Titles]], defeating Wrestling/RickMartel and Tony Garea on March 7, 1981 and losing them back on July 21st. Rex and Spot then went down to Memphis, where they became pioneers of [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestling]], with one wild, vicious brawl after another. Culley went back to WWE in 1987 to create Wrestling/{{Demolition}}, but he had to be replaced because too many of WWE's Northeastern fans recognized him under the face paint. Over time, the team came to include '''Moondog Spike''' Moondog Spike (Bill Smithson), '''Moondog Cujo''' Moondog Cujo (Lanny Kean, aka [[Characters/WWERockNWrestling WWE's Cousin Junior]]), '''Moondog Splat''' Moondog Splat (Bill White), '''Moondog Rover''' Moondog Rover (Paul [=McKnight=]) and many others. In total, the Moondogs would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-t.html USWA World Tag Team Titles]] 16 times in different combinations. (4x Spot & Spike; 4x Spot & Splat; 2x Spike & Cujo; 2x Spot & Cujo; 3x Spot & Rex; 1x Spot & Rover). Sadly, Spot died of an in-ring heart attack on November 29, 2003. Cujo passed away on January 13, 2009. In 1992, ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' and ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' both named the Spot/Cujo-Jerry Lawler[=/=]Jeff Jarrett feud "Feud of the Year."




%% * GarbageWrestler: They were absolutely this in Memphis.

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%% * GarbageWrestler: They were absolutely became this in Memphis.Memphis, being considered pioneers of hardcore wrestling due to their matches there becoming one wild, vicious brawl after another.



* TROPE2000: Moondog Wenzel and, Moondog Molsonn, Moondogs 2000

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* TROPE2000: Trope2000: Moondog Wenzel and, Moondog Molsonn, Moondogs 2000


* AscendedFanboy: Moondog Fifi was first seen as a fan in the audience of USWA shows before becoming a Moondog and winning a title belt.
%% * AxCrazy: In Memphis.

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* AscendedFanboy: Moondog Fifi was first seen as a fan in the audience of USWA shows before becoming a Moondog and winning a title belt.
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* AxCrazy: In Memphis.Memphis, since their matches were almost always stiff, vicious weapons-filled brawls.



%% * SquashMatch: Many.

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%% * SquashMatch: Many.Many. In Memphis, they would run in with weapons and just destroy their opponents in only a few minutes.


* BlondGuysAreEvil: All of the original members except Rex were evil blond guys. And many of the newer moondogs were blond or blonde too.


* Trope2000: Moondog Wenzel and, Moondog Molsonn, Moondogs 2000

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* Trope2000: TROPE2000: Moondog Wenzel and, Moondog Molsonn, Moondogs 2000


* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[BadWithABone Bones as clubs]].

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[BadWithABone [[BadWithTheBone Bones as clubs]].


%% * BadassMustache: King
%% * BeardOfEvil:: Pretty much everyone except Fifi and Moonpuppy
%% * BlondGuysAreEvil: All of them except Rex.
%% * CanadaEh: King
%% * DeepSouth: Spot
%% * DistaffCounterpart: Moondog Fifi

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%% * BadassMustache: King
King had the most tame facial hair of those who had any.
%% * BeardOfEvil:: BeardOfEvil: Pretty much everyone except Fifi and Moonpuppy
%% * BlondGuysAreEvil: All of them the original members except Rex.
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Rex were evil blond guys. And many of the newer moondogs were blond or blonde too.
* CanadaEh: King
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King, being from Newfoundland and Labrador, seemed destined for the gimmick. Too many {{pun}}s to pass up.
* DeepSouth: Spot
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The whole team is associated with the Southern United states but come from all over. Spot actually is from Louisiana though and got his start in Monroe.
* DistaffCounterpart: Moondog FifiFifi, if a halfway example, there being no women's tag titles in their territory.



* IHaveManyNames:
** Randy Colley/Moondog Rex ALONE is this. He was Demolition Smash, Deadeye Dick, Detroit Demolition, Assassin #3, Assassin #2, the Nightmare and the Black Scorpion.
** Ed White/Moondog King was also Sailor White, Big John Strongbo, Sailor Moondog White, Knuckles [=McKnight=], the Wharf Rat and the Canadian Hit Man.
** Larry Booker/Moondog Spot was also Larry Latham.
** Lanny Kean/Moondog Cujo was also Cousin Junior, Bloody Ox Brody, Big Daddy Cyrus and King Harley Hogg.
** Bill Smithson/Moondog Spike was Hollywood Hippie in Tony Rumble's New England promotion ICW/IWCCW.
** Bill White/Moondog Splat was also Giant Goliath and Super Moondog.
** Moondog Fifi was Diane von Hoffman



%% * ImprobableWeaponUser: Bones.

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%% * ImprobableWeaponUser: Bones.[[BadWithABone Bones as clubs]].



%% * NiceHat: Rex as Sailor White

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%% * NiceHat: Rex as Sailor WhiteWhite. Rex's hair kind of looked like a sailor's hat even when he wasn't wearing one though.



%% * RingOldies: In the 1990s and beyond.

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%% * RingOldies: In the 1990s and beyond.beyond, excepting the occasional new member like Wenzel, Molsonn or puppy.



* Trope2000: Moondog Wenzel and, Moondog Molsonn, Moondogs 2000



* IHaveManyNames:
** Randy Colley/Moondog Rex ALONE is this. He was Demolition Smash, Deadeye Dick, Detroit Demolition, Assassin #3, Assassin #2, the Nightmare and the Black Scorpion.
** Ed White/Moondog King was also Sailor White, Big John Strongbo, Sailor Moondog White, Knuckles [=McKnight=], the Wharf Rat and the Canadian Hit Man.
** Larry Booker/Moondog Spot was also Larry Latham.
** Lanny Kean/Moondog Cujo was also Cousin Junior, Bloody Ox Brody, Big Daddy Cyrus and King Harley Hogg.
** Bill Smithson/Moondog Spike was Hollywood Hippie in Tony Rumble's New England promotion ICW/IWCCW.
** Bill White/Moondog Splat was also Giant Goliath and Super Moondog.
** Moondog Fifi was Diane von Hoffman


* {{Animal Motif|s}}: Cats perhaps?

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* {{Animal Motif|s}}: AnimalMotif: Cats perhaps?



* AxCrazy: In Memphis.
* BadassMustache: King
* [[BeardOfEvil Beards Of Evil]]: Pretty much everyone except Fifi and Moonpuppy
* BlondGuysAreEvil: All of them except Rex.
* CanadaEh: King
* DeepSouth: Spot
* DistaffCounterpart: Moondog Fifi

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%% * AxCrazy: In Memphis.
%% * BadassMustache: King
%% * [[BeardOfEvil Beards Of Evil]]: BeardOfEvil:: Pretty much everyone except Fifi and Moonpuppy
%% * BlondGuysAreEvil: All of them except Rex.
%% * CanadaEh: King
%% * DeepSouth: Spot
%% * DistaffCounterpart: Moondog Fifi



* {{Garbage Wrestler}}s: They were absolutely this in Memphis.

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%% * {{Garbage Wrestler}}s: GarbageWrestler: They were absolutely this in Memphis.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Bones.

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%% * ImprobableWeaponUser: Bones.



* {{Mad Eye}}s: The music video for them that aired on Memphis TV on August 6, 1983, set to a theme by manager Richard Lee, mentioned "the madness in their eyes."
* NiceHat: Rex as Sailor White

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* {{Mad Eye}}s: MadEye: The music video for them that aired on Memphis TV on August 6, 1983, set to a theme by manager Richard Lee, mentioned "the madness in their eyes."
%% * NiceHat: Rex as Sailor White



* RingOldies: In the 1990s and beyond.
* SquashMatch: Many.

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%% * RingOldies: In the 1990s and beyond.
%% * SquashMatch: Many.



* [[IHaveManyNames We Have Many Names]]

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* [[IHaveManyNames We Have Many Names]]IHaveManyNames:

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* AscendedFanboy: Moondog Fifi was first seen as a fan in the audience of USWA shows before becoming a Moondog and winning a title belt.


* [[IHaveManyNames We Have Many Names]]: Randy Colley/Moondog Rex ALONE is this. He was Demolition Smash, Deadeye Dick, Detroit Demolition, Assassin #3, Assassin #2, the Nightmare and the Black Scorpion.

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* [[IHaveManyNames We Have Many Names]]: Names]]
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Randy Colley/Moondog Rex ALONE is this. He was Demolition Smash, Deadeye Dick, Detroit Demolition, Assassin #3, Assassin #2, the Nightmare and the Black Scorpion.


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** Moondog Fifi was Diane von Hoffman


* [[BeardOfEvil Beards Of Evil]]

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* [[BeardOfEvil Beards Of Evil]]Evil]]: Pretty much everyone except Fifi and Moonpuppy

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