Sunday, January 28, 2007

WCW - "The Rapmaster" P.N. News

WCW, wrestling, wrestler
Paul Neu (born July 9, 1969) is a professional wrestler best known as "The Rapmaster" P.N. News in Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling, and Cannonball Grizzly on the European Independent Circuit.
Ring name(s) American Avalanche,Mighty Avalanche,PN News,Cannonball Grizzly
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Billed weight 402 lb (183 kg)
Born July 9, 1969,Omaha, Nebraska ,Billed from "Motown"
Trained by Brad Rheingans
Pro wrestling debut 1987

Neu entered World Championship Wrestling in 1991 and given a gimmick by booker Dusty Rhodes of a jolly rapper by the name of "The Rapmaster" P.N. News. He would come to the ring and rap before his match and before he hit opponents with his finisher, The Broken Record (a top rope splash), he would have the production crew start his music again.

His highest profile feud in WCW was with the Television Champion "Stunning" Steve Austin. Austin would retain his title time and again by outside interference from Lady Blossom and by the 10-minute time limit running out just as he was about to be pinned. Their feud culminated at The Great American Bash in 1991 when accompanied to the ring by Salt-N-Pepa and with Bobby Eaton as his partner, defeated Austin and his partner Terrance Taylor in a Scaffold Match.

After that, Neu was pushed down the card. In a match with The Angel of Death, Neu hit his top rope splash and came down hard on Angel's leg and knees, breaking his leg and effectively ending his career. Neu was taken off television until his WCW contract expired following the incident.

After his WCW Contract expired, Neu moved on to Extreme Championship Wrestling, retaining the P.N. News gimmick, and then became part of the stable Da Baldies.

In 2006, Neu wrestled for Dansk Wrestling (Danish Wrestling) in Denmark.

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