It Came From YouTube: The Purple Haze is coming- ‘scuse me while I kiss this guy!

7 Submitted by on Mon, 13 October 2014, 02:00

Crapper Paul S. writes:

It’s the Halloween season which means Wrestlecrap needs a lot Kevin Sullivan. Watch as he summons a wrestler from the ocean.

Oh boy, that is certainly an um… interesting way to debut a wrestler.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that he has a crappy gimmick and that I’ve never heard of him before.

Two things come to mind:

1. Kevin Sullivan sure likes to scream a lot.

and…

2. Despite being named after a Jimi Hendrix song, with that robe he’s wearing I’m more reminded of this man- Prince, if you please!

Prince holding guitar

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7 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: The Purple Haze is coming- ‘scuse me while I kiss this guy!"
  1. Mighty Vastardikai says:

    A few fun facts.

    1. Jim Cornette would resurrect this angle to introduce the “Demon of the Deep” Leviathan. AKA Batista

    2. The guy who wrestled as Purple Haze, Mark Lewin, may have been pushing 50 at the time of this angle. He also was one of the best ‘crazy’ gimmicks in the business.

    3. While you may not know of the Purple Haze himself, you have almost certainly heard of a couple of people he inspired, including Bruiser Brody and the Undertaker.

    4. His role in the Army of Darkness stable was not unlike Luke Harper’s role in the Wyatt Family.

  2. John C says:

    The big difference with this and Dungeon of Doom shenanigans is no ham fisted Hulkster ruining things. Of course it’s goofy but it’s played straight without the horrible, “There’s no Hulkamaniacs here!!!!”, awful line reading. No stupid low budget Land of the Lost ripoff looking set, just a beach and a guy rocking a cool bathrobe.

  3. Wrestletrekker says:

    Don’t you mean the artist formally known as the artist formally known as Prince?

  4. kmtown says:

    Recently I saw some videos on YouTube with Mark Lewin as a babyface wrestling against the Original Sheik in his territory in Detroit. Can’t help but wonder if he learned something about playing the “maniac” he would become famous for.

    Also, the other person with Kevin Sullivan is his then-wife Nancy…years before she left Kevin for another wrestler. Who could have known how fateful that decision would have been.

  5. Chris says:

    I remember Raven and Stevie Richards doing a promo in ECW where they were standing in the surf on a beach at night (along with Beulah posing in a bikini) and Stevie started rambling on about watching the introduction of the Purple Haze on TV……………

  6. Brad says:

    What always killed me about Kevin Sullivan was his Bostonian accent. He sounded like a satanic extra from Cheers

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