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Power and Glory
Tag Team
Members Hercules
Paul Roma
Heights Hercules:
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Roma:
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Combined
weight
519 lb (235 kg; 37.1 st)
Debut 1990
Disbanded 1991
Promotions WWF

Power & Glory was a tag-team in the World Wrestling Federation that existed from 1990 to 1991. The team consisted of Paul "Romeo" Roma (who represented Glory, looks) and Hercules (who was Power, strength). The team was managed by Slick.

History

In the early parts of 1990, Paul Roma had come off a break up of The Young Stallions and was used as an "enhancement talent" for wrestlers getting a push. Roma was paired up with the Mighty Hercules into a regular tag team. At this point they were not given a name, nor did the two faces get much air time as a team, being relegated to a few matches against jobbers.[1][2]

During the summer of 1990, Paul Roma faced Dino Bravo on WWF Superstars of Wrestling, losing after being hit with Jimmy Hart’s megaphone and then pinned. Due to the blow to the head Roma was still in the ring feeling groggy when The Rockers came out for their scheduled match. Roma got mad at the Rockers over coming out and was soon joined by Hercules as the two sides argued. Moments later, Roma and Hercules turned heel by attacking the Rockers, beating them down before leaving the ring together.[3]

Shortly after their attack on the Rockers, Roma and Hercules unveiled their new manager Slick and a new name to go with their attitude - Power and Glory, along with matching outfits.[4] Power and Glory clashed with the Rockers at Summer Slam 1990 with Marty Jannetty being forced to wrestle the match on his own after Power and Glory injured Shawn Michaels before the match[5] (this was a storyline excuse to give Shawn some time off to heal a previously suffered injury). Once Shawn returned, the feud continued, with the two teams being on opposite sides at Survivor Series, with Power and Glory once again coming out as the victors.[6]

Despite having a number of shots at the WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation, Roma and Hercules never won the gold.[7] Their misfortune continued at WrestleMania VII where they lost to The Legion of Doom in under a minute.[8]

Soon after, Power and Glory teamed up with Slick’s other charge, The Warlord, for a series of 6 man tag-team matches that usually saw the team on the losing side. Their last pay per view outing came when they teamed with The Warlord to face Ricky Steamboat, Kerry Von Erich and Davey Boy Smith at SummerSlam 1991 in a losing effort.[9] In one of their last recorded matches together as a team, they lost to the Legion of Doom at the Royal Albert Hall in England.[10] Roma left the Federation soon after and later appeared as one of the Four Horsemen in World Championship Wrestling, while Hercules would remain with the company for a few months before departing as well.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves

References

  1. ^ Graham Cawthon. "WWF Show Results 1990". http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/90.htm. Retrieved 3 April 2007. "February 13, 1990: Hercules & Paul Roma defeated the Brooklyn Brawler & Black Bart"  
  2. ^ Graham Cawthon. "WWF Show Results 1990". http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/90.htm. Retrieved 3 April 2007. "April 24, 1990: Hercules & Paul Roma defeated Kenny Johnson & Buddy Rose"  
  3. ^ Graham Cawthon. "WWF Show Results 1990". http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/90.htm. Retrieved 3 April 2007. "after the bout, the Rockers came out to help Roma but ended up getting into a shoving match with Roma & Hercules"  
  4. ^ Greg Oliver and Steve Johnson (2005). The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-5502-2683-6.  
  5. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. "WWF SummerSlam Results (1990)". http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/summer.html#90. Retrieved 3 April 2007.  
  6. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. "WWF Survivor Series results (1990)". http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/survivor.html#90. Retrieved 3 April 2007.  
  7. ^ Graham Cawthon. "WWF Show Results 1990". http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/90.htm. Retrieved 3 April 2007. "December 27, 1990: WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Paul Roma & Hercules"  
  8. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. "WWF WrestleMania Results (VII)". http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/mania.html#VII. Retrieved 3 April 2007.  
  9. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. "WWF SummerSlam Results (1991)". http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/summer.html#91. Retrieved 3 April 2007.  
  10. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. "WWF UK Tour results (WWF at Royal Albert Hall)". http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/wwfuk.html#albert. Retrieved 3 April 2007.  
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