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Encyclopedia > Skyscrapers (professional wrestling)
The Skyscrapers

Dan Spivey (Left) & "Mean" Mark Callous(right)
with manager Teddy Long
Tag team
Members "Psycho" Sid Vicious
”Dangerous” Dan Spivey
”Mean” Mark Callous
”Masked Sky Scraper"
Heights Vicious:
ft 11 in (2.13 m)
Spivey:
ft 0 in (2.14 m)
Callous:
ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Masked Skyscraper:
ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Debuted 1989
Disbanded 1990
Promotions NWA
WCW

The Skyscrapers were a professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling in 1989 and 1990 in two distinct forms with members ”Psycho” Sid Vicious, ”Dangerous” Dan Spivey, "Mean" Mark Callous with The Masked Skyscraper making a one night appearance. Image File history File links The Skyscrapers from http://www. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Sidney Ray Eudy (born July 4, 1960) is an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but is also well-known as Sid Justice and Sycho (or Psycho) Sid. ... Dan Spivey (born October 14, 1956) was a professional wrestler who worked for World Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ... Mean Mike Enos Mike Enos was a professional wrestler who wrestled in World Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association and the World Wrestling Federation. ...

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Career

In early 1989 Teddy Long was a referee for the National Wrestling Alliance but due to a series of questionable calls, including one that cost the Road Warriors their world tag-team titles[1] Teddy Long was fired and took up managing instead. Long paired Dan Spivey with Sid Vicious, two people who had recently signed with the federation and gave them the name “The Skyscrapers” – mainly because both men were so tall. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... The Legion Of Doom The Road Warriors with Paul Ellering. ...


The Skyscrapers’ first taste of success came at the 1989 Great American Bash PPV where they first co-won a Two-Ring King of the Hill Battle Royal with Sid being the survivor in one ring and Dan surviving in the other. The rules called for the two to fight each other but manager Teddy Long convinced them to shake hands and share the prize money[2]. Later in the night the Skyscrapers defeated The Dynamic Dudes due to their overwhelming size and power[2]. The Great American Bash was an annual summer PPV in the NWAs Jim Crockett Promotions and then in WCW. After WCW was sold to WWE, WWE took over the promotion of the event. ... In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal) is a multi-competitor match in which wrestlers are eliminated from the match upon being thrown over the top rope and out of the ring, with both feet touching the floor of the venue. ...


The Skyscrapers quickly became involved in a feud with the Road Warriors, sparked by Teddy Long’s actions while still a referee. The two teams were very evenly matched in power and intensity creating a series of matches that did not favor one team over the other. Spivey and Vicious were disqualified against the Road Warriors at Halloween Havoc 1989 but did not look like losers on the night[3]. Shortly after Halloween Havoc the Skyscrapers faced the Steiner Brothers at Clash of the Champions IX in a hard hitting match[4]. A match that was so hard hitting in fact that Sid Vicious suffered a punctured lung due to a broke rib. Halloween Havoc was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Championship Wrestling from 1989 through 2000. ... The Steiner Brothers is the professional wrestling tag team of American brothers Robert Rick Steiner Rechsteiner and Scott Scott Steiner Rechsteiner. ... The Clash of the Champions logo The Clash of the Champions were a series of professional wrestling television specials aired by World Championship Wrestling. ...


With Vicious out of action Teddy Long brought in another tall newcomer in the same mold as Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey and dubbed him ”Mean” Mark Callous. The New Skyscrapers immediately picked up the feud with the Road Warriors and kept on having inconclusive matches with them. At Clash of the Champions X the Skyscrapers finally got the better of the Road Warriors, not in the match but afterwards when they beat the Road Warriors down[5]. At this point in time no one had ever been able to physically dominate the Road Warriors, something that pointed that big things had been planned for the Skyscrapers. But big things never happened, in the days before the scheduled Chicago Street Fight at Wrestle War 1990[6] Dan Spivey suddenly left WCW leaving the bookers to scramble for a replacement. Exactly why he left the federation so suddenly has never been stated. Instead of cancelling the announced match the booking committee decided to bring in a masked man called “The Masked Skyscraper” (In reality he was half of AWA World Tag Team Champions the Destruction Crew: Mike Enos). The Road Warriors made short work of Callous and the Masked Skyscraper ending the feud and ending the Skyscrapers run of domination. Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ... The Clash of the Champions logo The Clash of the Champions were a series of professional wrestling television specials aired by World Championship Wrestling. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... Wrestle War was a professional wrestling pay-per-view promoted by World Championship Wrestling. ... The American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Tag Team Championship was the tag team title for the American Wrestling Association from 1960 until the promotion folded in 1991. ... The Beverly Brothers Mike Enos (Blake) & Wayne Bloom (Beau) The Beverly Brothers were a professional wrestling tag team comprised of Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom in the World Wrestling Federation. ... Mean Mike Enos Mike Enos was a professional wrestler who wrestled in World Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association and the World Wrestling Federation. ...


By the end of 1990 Dan Spivey and the WCW worked out whatever differences that caused Spivey leave in the spring and Spivey returned to WCW television. The Skyscrapers briefly reunited at Starrcade#1990 as he and Sid Vicious took on and beat The Big Cat and the Motor City Madman[7]. Starrcade was the primary supercard of the NWA and World Championship Wrestling from 1983-2000. ... Curtis Hughes (born December 7, 1964) is an American professional wrestler that has worked for the World Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association, the American Wrestling Federation, and Extreme Championship Wrestling. ...


WWE

Sid Vicious and Mean Mark Callous would wrestle each other at WrestleMania 13 for the WWE Championship as Sid Vicious as the WWE Champion Sycho Sid and Mean Mark Callous as The Undertaker where The Undertaker had won the match and the Championship[8]. WrestleMania 13, subtitled Heat, was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Sidney Ray Eudy (born July 4, 1960) is an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but is also well-known as Sid Justice and Sycho (or Psycho) Sid. ... Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, The Undertaker. ...


In Wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Double Power Bomb'

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References

  1. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. NWA Clash of the Champions Results (VI). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  2. ^ a b prowrestlinghistory.com. NWA Great American Bash Results (1989). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  3. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. NWA Halloween Havoc Results (1989). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  4. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. NWA Clash of the Champions Results (IX). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  5. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. NWA Clash of the Champions Results (X). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  6. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. NWA Wrestle War Results (1990). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  7. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. WCW Starrcade Results (1990). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.
  8. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. WWF WrestleMania Results (13). Retrieved on April 16, 2007.

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