So Hell in the Cell is in the record books. I’d hate to be the poor bastard that has to write down all the crazy stuff WWE does. I’m predicting Survivor Series’ main event will be: The Wyatts and Orton VS DBry, Steve Blackman, a velociraptor, and Jeff Harvey w/ Mike Adamle in his corner. I loved The Adamle Era, and totally thought his mistakes were a work, at first.
Since we’ve spent so much time around 2003, I thought I would tell you about Jamie Noble. He made a lot of people’s lists for WWE rookie of the year in 2002. So of course he was demoted, because his valet Nidia was thought too overweight by Stephanie McMahon. He had a white trailer trash gimmick that fit great. Even his finisher was a submission called “The Trailer Hitch”, ha ha genius.
Jaime Knoble started as the masked member of WCW’s Jung Dragons. WCW had this idea that if Edge, Christian, and the Hardys can have great tag team ladder matches, then six man tag team ladder matches would fix everything. So the boy band teenie bopper faction, 3Count, would face the trio of Jimmy Yang, Kaz Hayashi, and Jaime-san (Jaime Knoble), called the Jung Dragons. These matches were good, but Noble would end up leaving the Dragons and joining up with former 3count leader, Evan Karagias. This now created a bunch of 3 way tag matches, before WCW decided Shane Helms would be their new cruiserweight star. Knoble did nothing of note in WCW after that, except for tag matches with Shannon Moore or Karagias as his partner.
After the 2001 Invasion storyline, Shane Helms was now called The Hurricane, a super hero gimmick, on WWE’s Smackdown brand. After The Hurricane received several cryptic letters, it turned out the writer was a spurned Nidia. Nidia was the first female Tough Enough winner, and seemed to have a past with The Hurricane. We’d never know the details because Nidia’s new boyfriend, Jamie Noble, attacked and left The Hurricane in a heap. Hurricane and Jamie Noble’s WCW past was also never brought up.
Noble/Tajiri VS Kidman/Hurricane
After Noble’s attack on Smackdown, a match was made for The Hurricane’s Cruiserweight title at King of the Ring 2002. Jamie won the belt and held it for 5 months. During that time Jamie used his extra money as champ to buy himself a double-wide trailer and new sexy clothes for Nidia, which seemed to be just more daisy dukes and tank tops. He would lose his title to Billy Kidman at Survivor Series, a loss that was a knee jerk reaction to Stephanie McMahon getting into a pissing contest with Nidia earlier in the week.
Jamie Noble turns into a High-class Champ.
After losing his title, Jamie and Nidia were put into a storyline where Jamie’s aunt had died and left him 800,000 dollars. This led to Jamie wearing nice [claimed to be] Armani shirts, with the sleeves cutoff. He also bragged that his cutoff denim shorts were tailor made to his specifications. The latter just became Tommy Hilfiger shorts. I not sure why, but WWE paired him with the sinking, heatless Billy Gunn. Billy Gunn, Torrie Wilson, Nidia, and Noble would all meet each other while having an orgy between the four of them. This didn’t really make Jamie and Nidia beloved faces. It was kind of gross, but Billy Gunn got injured soon after. Jamie would then start facing Rey Mysterio and Tajiri mostly in endless combinations. He would also bring in his “cousin” Nunzio (Little Guido from FBI/ECW) as his tag partner.
In late 2003, Tajiri would accidentally spray Nidia in the face with the Black Mist, which is the most dangerous mist that can be spit in your face. This led to Noble using a blind Nidia for sympathy and using her as shield to win matches. His obsession with winning and getting a title shot led to a Cruiserweight title match against Rey Mysterio at Royal Rumble 2004. Noble lost that match and continued being a jerk to Nidia, until they had a blindfold match against each other, which Noble promptly cheated and won. I loved when Marc Mero did this with Sable too. Except this time Jamie the wrestler came out the winner, while Nidia floundered and disappeared, after being drafted to WWE’s Raw brand.
Rey Mysterio vs Jamie Noble in 2004
Another sad part of 2004 was Jamie Noble would be told he had to follow the new WWE Dress Code. For Noble this also meant he had to change his attire and go back to wearing tights. This killed the Trailer Park Champion. He now was just another wrestler in tights that didn’t talk and was all business in the ring. I could go on for days about this, but some talent need street clothes. It defines them, because they aren’t given the opportunity to talk, or do long segments and promos.
This match is Noble vs everyone’s fantasy boyfriend, Daniel Bryan.
Evan Karagias and Jamie Noble VS AJ Styles and Air Paris.
This has been Forever Heel.
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