Post by longtimewrasslinfan on Feb 10, 2019 21:23:14 GMT -8
Silas Young is one of my favorite wrestlers contracted to ROH. The guy just works his old-style villain gimmick to a tee. That said, I’ve referenced on other wrestling sites and I’m starting the conversation about it here, I think they missed a chance on creating more buzz for him by not billing him as an “Anderson” - as in the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.
The guy (to me) looks amazingly similar to Lars Anderson (Larry Heinemi, on the far right in the photo) from back in his Georgia Championship Wrestling days, and his personality has always reminded me of Ole Anderson (Alan Rogowski, on the far left in the photo). I could easily have seen them putting those Anderson style boots on the guy and sell him as Lars’ son. Heck, he looks more like an “Anderson” than Arn (Marty Lunde) does to me.
I would think there would’ve been some mileage with him using that gimmick against other true 2nd generation wrestlers like Cody (continuation of the Anderson/Rhodes feud, as referenced in the poster below) or even Wes Brisco. Would’ve loved to have seen him either “in” or working against the Extreme Horseman a few years back. I’d love to read others’ thoughts on Silas and this idea.