What could have been. There are a lot of different characters in wrestling and some of them are a good bit more memorable than others. That can make for some interesting situations, as you can find some gems with the right story. It can also be interesting to see where some things could have gone had there been a change. Now we know what one current star almost did.

SmackDown’s Rick Boogs was a guest on a recent edition of After The Bell with Corey Graves and spoke about a character he pitched to WWE. Boogs’ idea would have seen him under the name of Art Von Boogs, a painter wearing a French beret. The character would have drawn everything, including his promos, where he would have drawn his opponents as half men and half chickens. Boogs loved the character but felt that it did not work due to being too out there. Ultimately, Boogs debuted on SmackDown as Shinsuke Nakamura’s personal guitar player.

This would have been something. Check out how Boogs has done on SmackDown so far:

Rick Boogs plays Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring to face King Corbin: SmackDown, May 21, 2021

King Nakamura & Rick Boogs vs. Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez: SmackDown, Aug. 20, 2021

Rick Boogs vs. Dolph Ziggler: SmackDown, Sept. 3, 2021

Opinion: I find this kind of stuff fascinating most of the time and that is the case here as well. Above all else, it shows you what kinds of ideas there are out there which don’t make WWE TV. I can understand why we did not see this make air, but it certainly could have been an interesting situation. Boogs has done well with what he is doing, though I could see the other idea appear in some form at some point.

What do you think of the idea? Would you want to see anyone use it in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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