Earlier this month I put up something about Black History Month looking back at one of the men who paved the way for African American wrestlers in the world of wrestling...... The Junkyard Dog. Now we continue with using this month to look back at the past and now I will take this opportunity to look back at one of the more underrated teams of the past named Doom!!!
Beginning their stay as Doom 1 & Doom 2 upon their arrivals in the NWA they were managed by ex-ref turned manager Theodore Long and Woman. Starting in 1989 both Rom Simmons & Butch Reed were both in JCP and not having much success with the company before they were both repackaged as Women's Masked Tag Team when they re-debuted under masks as Doom. To this point neither Butch Reed or Ron Simmons had much success on a National scale but that changed with the success they had as a team. However, Doom really didn't star having much success as a team until they lost a Mask vs Title match against The Steiner's which reveled their identities and gave them the freedom to stop hiding who they were and now they were allowed to use their full move set.
Over the course 2 years or so that they were a team Doom held the NWA/WCW Tag Team title on only one occasion. However, they do have the distinction of winning the titles while the company was under the NWA banner and losing the titles when the company was under the WCW banner. Following the break up of the team Butch Reed didn't stick around much longer, but Ron Simmons would go on to win the WCW World Title in 1992 from Vader to become the First African American World Champion.
I love looking back wrestling's past. I view my job as bring new life to the part of wrestling some people thought was gone.