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Encyclopedia > Men on a Mission
Men on a Mission

Left to right: Mo, Mabel, and Oscar
Tag team
Members Mabel
Mo
Name(s) Men on a Mission
Harlem Knights
Heights 6 ft 9 in (205 cm) – Mabel
 ?? - Mo
Combined weight Unknown
Debuted 1993
Disbanded 1995
Promotions USWA
WWF
PWF

Men on a Mission was a professional wrestling tag team pairing of Mabel, Mo and their rapping manager Oscar who wrestled in the WWF from 1993 to 1995. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Nelson Frazier, Jr. ... Robert L Horne, better known by his stage name of Mo, is an American professional wrestler. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Wrestling Association or USWA was a professional wrestling promotional organization based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Nelson Frazier, Jr. ... Robert L Horne, better known by his stage name of Mo, is an American professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

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Career

Harlem Knights

The team that would later be known as “Men on a Mission” started out by competing as a team in the Pro Wrestling Federation and the United States Wrestling Association where they wrestled as The Harlem Knights with Mabel being known as Nelson Knight and Mo was known as Bobby Knight, with the two being billed as brothers. In the PWF the team was managed by George South. The duo would return to the PWF in 1996 and win the PWF Tag Team Title[1]. The United States Wrestling Association or USWA was a professional wrestling promotional organization based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... George South George South is a professional wrestler who has appeared as a jobber in World Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions and the World Wrestling Federation. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


While in the USWA the team feuded with Jerry Lawler, Jeff Jarrett and other faces being pushed as the “Monster threat” due to their size[2]. Their work in the PWF and the USWA got them noticed by the WWF and they were signed to a contract in 1993. Jerry ONeil Lawler (born November 29, 1949) is a professional wrestler and wrestling commentator, known throughout the wrestling world as The King. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment working and wrestling on its RAW brand as the color commentator. ... Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett (born July 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler, and the co-founder and current Vice President of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Men on a Mission

When Men on a Mission began appearing on WWF television the vicious heel duo had been repackaged as faces in bright clothes, positive attitudes and teamed with a rapping manager called “Oscar” and they were now known as “Mabel” and “Mo”, collectively “M.O.M.” or “Men On a Mission”. They had the image of three people who could be loved by the crowd but who were also attempting to make positive changes in their neighborhood. This was accomplished through use of several (usual for the time for the WWF) vignettes showing them walking down streets in the ghetto but saying positive things and talking about how things could be made better[3]. In professional wrestling, a face is a character who is portrayed as being moral or approving (that is, faces are good guys or crowd favorites). The vast majority of wrestling storylines (though not all) place a heel (or bad guy) against a face. ... A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background live as a group in seclusion, voluntarily or involuntarily. ...


The team met with moderate success in the ring but due to Mabel’s unusual size, their fun loving personas and Oscar’s crowd pleasing raps they did get over with the crowd. Their fun loving personalities were prominently displayed when they appeared at Survivor Series 1993 dressed up as Doinks or maybe “Doinks on a Mission” and teamed up with the Doink’wackers in a comedy match[4]. Their next feud was against the WWF Tag-Team Champions The Quebecers and even won the titles during a a United Kingdom tour. The near 500 pound Mable accidentally fell on Pierre and forced an unscheduled title change[1]. Two days later the Quebecers regained the titles in a rematch[1]. While the title change was reported on WWF television the fact that Men on a Mission were former champions wasn’t something that was mentioned later on. In professional wrestling, the term over means making a wrestler look good. ... Survivor Series 1993 was the seventh annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... The Bushwackers Luke Williams & Butch Miller The Bushwackers were a professional wrestling tag team that also competed as The Sheepherders. ... The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship. ... The Quebecers were a tag team in the WWE (then WWF) from late 1993 to mid-1994. ... Carl Joseph Yvon Ouellet (born December 30, 1967 in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


In the Summer of 1994 Mable started to wrestle more singles matches, with his size he was seen as the spectacle of Men on a Mission, the “special attraction” that got used to make rising stars look good. It’s not until the early parts of 1995 that Men on a Mission started to team together again on a regular basis.


King Mable & Sir Mo

After their initial splash the fans eventually tired of the wrestlers (and their manager) who would rap their way down the entrance aisle (usually Oscar, but sometimes Mabel & Mo also) while clad in shiny purple suits and tights. One night after another loss Mabel and Mo attacked the Smokin' Gunns in a fit of anger[5], then apologized for it later on. When they asked the Gunns to come to the ring to let them apologize Men on a Mission attacked them once again and then beat up Oscar turning the duo heel and dropping their rapping manager[6]. The Smokin Gunns were a professional wrestling tag team of brothers Billy Gunn and Bart Gunn. ...


After a short feud with the Smokin’ Gunns Mabel won the 1995 King of the Ring[7] tournament and became King Mabel with his trusty sidekick being dubbed Sir Mo, wrestling royalty. When Mable became king the focus shifted from the team to Mabel once more with Sir Mo acting more as a manager and less like an active competitor as Mable challenged for the World Title. The last notable appearances for Men on a Mission were at In Your House 2 where they beat Razor Ramon and Savio Vega[8]. They were also the opponents in the match where the British Bulldog turned on partner Diesel [9]. Once Diesel moved on from feuding with Mabel to feuding with the British Bulldog Mo left the WWF while Mabel became a singles competitor. King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was a pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Savio Vega (born Juan Rivera August 10, 1966 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) is a former professional wrestler for what was then the World Wrestling Federation. ... David Davey Boy Smith (November 27, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ...


Championships and accomplishments

  • Pro Wrestling Federation
  • PWF Tag Team Championship (2 times)

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The World Tag Team Championship belt (2002 to present) The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship. ... The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. Memphis Wrestling 1993. Retrieved on April 18, 2007.
  3. ^ R.D. Reynolds and Randy Baer (2003). Wrestlecrap – the very worst of pro wrestling. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-584-7. 
  4. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. WWF Survivor Series Results (1993). Retrieved on April 18, 2007.
  5. ^ Graham Cawthon. WWF Show Results 1995. Retrieved on April 18, 2007. “(February 22, 1995) WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns defeated Men on a Mission (w/ Oscar); after the match, the challengers brutally attacked the Gunns”
  6. ^ Graham Cawthon. WWF Show Results 1995. Retrieved on April 18, 2007. “(February 22, 1995) after the match, MOM apologized for their earlier attack on the Smoking Gunns and invited the tag team champions out to shake their hands; instead, MOM once again attacked the Gunns as well as their own manager Oscar, with Mabel hitting a legdrop on Oscar”
  7. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. WWF King of the Ring Results (1995). Retrieved on April 18, 2007.
  8. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. WWF In Your House Results (2). Retrieved on April 18, 2007.
  9. ^ Graham Cawthon. WWF Show Results 1995. Retrieved on April 18, 2007. “(August 14, 1995) Diesel & Davey Boy Smith fought Men on a Mission to a no contest when Smith attacked Diesel from behind and helped in triple teaming him”

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