Bring it Back!: Minis

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November 27, 2012

WWE has always been known for its larger-than-life personas. But for all the Andre the Giants and Great Khalis, there have been diminutive grapplers half the size of The Eighth Wonder of the World. In the 1950s and ’60s, pint-size legends like Fuzzy Cupid and Sky Low Low dazzled fans with their athletic ability. Little people were a staple of ring action. And then things took a turn for the amazing.

As the world of sports-entertainment became increasingly colorful in ’70s and ’80s, some mini stars began to emulate their larger peers. Superstars including “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Dick the Bruiser and Jerry “The King” Lawler all received the honor of acquiring a diminutive doppelganger. Some of these itty-bitty clones even competed in marquee pay-per-view matchups. (PHOTOS OF MINIS)

But where have the minis gone? If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, why haven’t minis remained a constant presence in WWE rings? Minis elicited smiles from fans for decades, but they were anything but a punchline. These performers were true competitors in every sense of the word, and were owners of the most unique visual moments in wrestling history. The WWE Universe deserves the opportunity to experience those moments again. So, bring back the minis! (WATCH MINIS IN ACTION)

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