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It's actually been a while since I last sat down and wrote an installment to this series, but as you can see by the title that changes today. As it's time for another look at the lost art of roles in wrestling. Last time we looked at one of the most famous enhancement talents in the history of the WWE that being Steve "Brooklyn Brawler" Lombardi. This time around we are going to change things up and instead will be heading back a little further to find one of the only teams I know of to actually be employed by a couple of companies as nothing more than enhancement talents.
The team I am referring to is the team of Bill and Randy the Mulkey Brothers. This brothers duo were I think a very successful pair or at least good at what they do, because they began their careers in Georgia before moving on to greener pastures in the Mid-Atlantic region with Jim Crockett Promotions. It was here when the Mulkey Brothers actually got their biggest I don't want to say push but maybe just gimmick change. As the losing streak for the Mulkey Brothers became their gimmick and it was talked about every time they appeared on TV.
These two brothers were unlike any other jobbers partially because they had no professional training under their belts before they actually got in the ring. Which is a very old school thing as most young workers back then only got a few months to train before moving to a more on the job training approach and some just went completely on the job training. That means new workers would learn in the ring and most of the time would learn from a veteran in the locker room how to work and run the ring during a match. By the end of their careers the Mulkey Brothers got over with the crowds and some fans even wanted to see them win. Remember this is when the fans just enjoyed the show and weren't looking for something to complain about or try to dictate how much weight their opinions should carry. Things change and sadly the idea of something like the Mulkey Brothers seems to be a lost art much like the Roles that used to exist in pro-wrestling.