The Disciples of Apocalypse
|The Disciples of Apocalypse|
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The Disciples of Apocalypse (DOA) were a biker-themed professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation in the late 1990s. The group came together from the firing of Crush and Savio Vega from the Nation of Domination stable in June 1997 and consisted of four main members: Crush, Chainz, Skull and 8-Ball.
DOA began to form on the June 9, 1997 edition of Raw when, the leader of the Nation of Domination, Faarooq fired both Savio Vega and Crush from the stable. As a result, Crush proceeded to form his own Hells Angels themed stable. The group consisted of Chainz, Skull and 8-Ball (both of whom are real-life cousins of Chainz). They were introduced on the June 23, 1997 edition of Raw and proceeded to feud with the new Nation of Domination led by Faarooq and Los Boricuas led by Savio Vega.
Late in 1997, Crush left the group, and the WWF in protest of the Montreal Screwjob, and believing he would fare better in WCW. DOA continued as a stable with Chainz assuming leadership. With the loss of Crush, DOA started to team on a semi-regular basis with Ken Shamrock and Ahmed Johnson to battle the Nation of Domination. They also feuded against the Truth Commission and their spiritual leader, The Jackyl.
As time passed, Skull and 8-Ball began to focus on their tag team career, leaving Chainz to compete as a singles wrestler. In 1998, Chainz left the WWF, and Skull and 8-Ball continued as a tag team using the DOA name. They entered a feud with The Legion of Doom, during the course of which the Legion's former manager Paul Ellering turned on his former charges and sided with DOA. However, that angle soon died out and DOA entered a brief feud with Southern Justice. Soon after that, Ellering left the duo and they formed a short lived alliance with Brian Christopher and Scott Taylor known then as Too Much. Soon after that angle, DOA left the WWF. Then, both 8-Ball and Skull went to WCW.
Championships and accomplishments
- The Disciples of The New Church
- Harris Brothers
- Million Dollar Corporation
- Nation of Domination
- New World Order
- Stud Stable
- "Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
- Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. DK. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
- Petrie, John. "Monday Night Raw: June 9, 1997". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on September 4, 2001. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
Faarooq enters the ring and says Savio and Crush, even though Faarooq took them to the top, have been a drag upon him, and are immediately fired.[unreliable source?]
- Petrie, John. "Monday Night Raw: June 23, 1997". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on September 4, 2001. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
The Nation's theme starts up, but before they can leave, a line of men on motorcycles ride in through the entryway and down the ramp. It's Crush, followed by Brian Lee, and Ron and Don Harris (aka the Bruise Brothers, Grimm Twins, and Jacob and Eli Blu). Ahmed rolls his eyes skyward as the gang park their hawgs and enter the ring. Crush says that he's gotten reinforcements in his brotherhood, the DOA: Disciples of Apocalypse. Crush says they "live together, ride together, and damn sure fight together!" A massive eight man brawl breaks out. Jim Ross screams "it's a street fight ... a gang fight ... a drive-by!" McMahon retakes his seat and adds that he's never been so intimidated in his life. Uniformed security and WWF officials flood the ringside area to split the two groups apart. After the NOD is cleared out, the DOA roar off on their Harleys.[unreliable source?]
- Petrie, John. "Monday Night Raw: June 30, 1997". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on June 10, 2003. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
Suddenly Savio Vega appears on the ramp with a mic. Just like Crush, he says he isn't fired from the NOD because he quit. Savio then calls to the back and three more Hispanics (one of them Miguel Perez) run out, and the four of them attack the NOD. Just when things seemed as if they couldn't get more out of control, Crush and his Disciples ride in on their Harleys, and a massive twelve-man brawl explodes. WWF referees, officials, and even uniformed security men fill the ring to break up the melee.[unreliable source?]
- Petrie, John. "Friday Night's Main Event: August 29, 1997". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on June 10, 2003. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
FAAROOQ/ROCKY MAIVIA (NOD) vs. CRUSH/CHAINZ (DOA) - The hugest crowd reaction yet is heard as almost the entire crowd chants "Rocky sucks!" About what you'd expect from a match with these guys involved. The match ends in a "no contest" when Los Boricuas stroll in. The rest of DOA and NOD come out and the expected huge brawl ensues. During the melee WWF official Dave Hebner gets bodyslammed. Sgt. Slaughter and his crew of officials come out to clear up the mess.[unreliable source?]