It Came From YouTube: Lazer-tron- a gimmick based on an 80’s toy gun!

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Poor Hector Guerrero…

Before he was The Gobbledy Gooker, he was Lazer-Tron in the NWA!

The gimmick was based on a popular gun toy called Lazer Tag made in 1986 by Worlds Of Wonder (the same company who made Teddy Ruxpin).

Lazer-Tron game gun and target

The game came with two guns and two targets. You and your friend would grab the guns, and put on the targets and try to shoot at each other’s targets. The first person to hit the other person’s target three times won.

So, soon after the toy came out, someone in the NWA decided to give Hector the Lazer-Tron gimmick based on the toy.

WCW Hector Guerrero Lazer-Tron

That thing on Hector’s chest is support to represent one of the targets.

The game was very popular and sold like hotcakes, but I still don’t know why someone thought that would translate well to a wrestling gimmick!

I guess the idea was that if they had a gimmicked based on a toy, more kids would watch the show?

Mostly, this just makes me want to play a game of Lazer Tag!

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8 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Lazer-tron- a gimmick based on an 80’s toy gun!"
  1. Doc75 says:

    i wish i could remember the championship he won wore n never seemed to ever lose

    • John C says:

      That’s the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title he’s wearing. If only they would have had a character based on a Rubik’s Cube that would have been genius. How about this tag team combo Lazor Tron & Linda McMahon who would be called Robo Tron. They could have had a epic feud with The New Breed.

      • Doc75 says:

        thanks John appreciate the help. good idea you have tho. i almost thought honestly that the belt he wore waz also worn by my trainer/boss Wild Bill Ash. but im guessing they wore different onez. Bill waz NWA US Jr. Heavyweight champion. im thinking theyre both very different.

  2. Thomas Moffatt says:

    Hang on! Hang on! HANG. ON. How come Lazer-Tron was not in the WrestleCrap Rumble???

  3. Raven7309 says:

    I’m surprised Vinnie Mac never attempted to update this for the 21st century by striking a deal with Nintendo to come up a character based on the Wii.

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