RVD Passes Kroffat on the Crossroads

An intriguing aspect of this match is looking at where each of these guys was just five years from when it took place. RVD was in the hottest independent promotion in the United States while fans wondered when he would finally jump to the WWF or WCW and realize his potential as a main event player in a major company. On the other side of the spectrum after an underwhelming run in the WWF and an even more forgettable stint in ECW (both with partner Doug Furnas), Dan Kroffat aka Phil Lafon was out of the minds of most mainstream American wrestling fans for good.

Where each ended up though has next to nothing to do with their in-ring abilities if you look solely at this match. RVD is not wrestling with a broomstick here. In fact, at the time Kroffat was a much more established wrestler and had already been given a 5 star match rating by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It’s too bad the WWF never paired him and Furnas with a manager that could act as the mouth behind the muscle. I’m thinking Jimmy Hart, but unfortunately he was long gone by that point.



Categories: Wrestling Clips

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

1 reply

Trackbacks

  1. UWC: Preacher Finneus James Wrestles a Former ECW Mainstay | The Johnson Transcript

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s