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Adam Bomb says WWE originally wanted him to be The Ringmaster before the gimmick was given to Steve Austin

Bryan Clark, aka former WWE star Adam Bomb, was recently interviewed on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. He had a lot to say about his career and he noted that there were plans for him to be The Ringmaster in 1993, several years before the gimmick was given to Steve Austin.

Adam Bomb said that WWE originally pitched him “The Ringmaster” gimmick: “I remember trying out and getting hired.  Then, they basically sent me home and said they were going to come up with something for me.  They pitched a couple things to me and Adam Bomb was the one that I chose, but they also pitched me ‘The Ringmaster’ gimmick.  They sent me two choices and I picked Adam Bomb.  If I look, I could probably find it somewhere.  People are like, ‘That’s b.s’  Look, they trademarked it in ’93.  Check the trademarks.  I don’t care if you believe me or not.  I got tired of defending it, but those were the two gimmicks I was offered and I went with Adam Bomb because I just felt like I could do a lot more with it.”

Adam Bomb gimmick: I came up with the red eyes, the red tongue, and basically all the details of the gimmick. An artist by the name of Tom Fleming actually came up with the overall look of the character. The WWF came up with the name, but whatever gimmick you are given you have to own it. You need to become that character or it wont work. You have to be the one who puts the final touches on your character.

Quick loss to Earthquake at WrestleMania 10: Yeah, I was surprised by it, because the weeks leading up to it we were wrestling a lot. We did a tour of Europe working longer matches and thought we would bring that match that we practiced back to the States. So I worked Earthquake about ten nights in a row and we had about a 14-15 minute match laid out, it was a hell of a match. I was looking forward to it. I was really disappointed it was so short and they told us it was due to time constraints on the show. They trimmed out what they could on the show. I almost rather have not been on the card because I got the same payoff of the guys who weren’t on the show. So I got squashed and they didn’t pay me anymore than the other guys who weren’t used.

Other topics include breaking into the business, his entire WWF run, Vince McMahon, WWF promises, his WCW release, WCW, Wrath, Kronik with Brian Adams, winning WCW World Tag Team gold, AJPW, Bill Goldberg, and more.

You can listen to other shows apart of the TMPT Empire including Shane Douglas’ Triple Threat Podcast, Taking You to School with Dr. Tom Prichard, Talking Tough with Rick Bassman, Taskmaster Talks with Kevin Sullivan, Pro Wrestling 101 with Justin Credible and the University of Dutch with Dutch Mantell.

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast for the transcription.


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