Yahoo forma parte de Verizon Media. [52][53] The situation resulted in Holly challenging Bradshaw in a Hardcore match, which Bradshaw won. On January 22, 2018, the APA appeared backstage hosting a poker game during WWE Raw 25 Years.



Der Spieler kann sich sein eigenes Highlight-Video zuschneiden. The team again split in 2004 when Simmons was on-screen released by WWE; Bradshaw continued his singles career before retiring in 2009, and the group has made sporadic appearances afterwards, mostly in a non-competing capacity. [59] At Fully Loaded, the APA defeated Edge and Christian by disqualification but due to WWF rules, Edge and Christian retained the Tag Team Championship. Acolytes Protection Agency (2000–2002) On the January 31, 2000 edition of Raw, the Mean Street Posse asked the Acolytes to protect them, which they refused to do, until the Posse offered to pay them. [94][95] After sporadic tag team matches, the APA was once again booked in a WWE Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania XX, in a Fatal-Four way tag team match also involving Haas and Benjamin, Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty, and the Basham Brothers, which Rikishi and Scotty won to retain the Tag Team Championship. In reality, the gimmick of the tag team was created by Bradshaw.

Puedes cambiar tus opciones en cualquier momento visitando Tus controles de privacidad. [22] On the July 5, 1999 episode of Raw, however, the Acolytes lost the WWF Tag Team Championship to the Hardy Boyz, after Jeff attacked Bradshaw with Michael Hayes's, the Hardy Boyz's manager, cane, and Matt delivered a Tornado DDT on Bradshaw into a pinfall.
While Bradshaw stayed, Faarooq left in disgust. [67][68], After sporadic feuds through midway 2001, the APA were awarded a WWF Tag Team Championship match against the Dudley Boyz. The two reunited as a tag team in Ohio Valley Wrestling and then on SmackDown in 2003. They returned the following year, on March 31, 2017, to induct Theodore Long into the WWE Hall of Fame. [87][99], The APA had an in-ring reunion on the December 3, 2007, episode of Raw when Hornswoggle hired their protection services for his handicap match against Jonathan Coachman and Carlito. Información sobre tu dispositivo y conexión a Internet, incluida tu dirección IP, Actividad de navegación y búsqueda al utilizar sitios web y aplicaciones de Verizon Media. written in magic marker on a piece of typing paper. [100][101], Simmons and Layfield reunited for Raw 1000 on July 23, 2012, when they provided protection for Lita during her brief match with Heath Slater. Afterwards, they won tag team matches against the team of Venis and The Godfather and the team of The J.O.B. [8][9] The team was notorious for their intense and brutal beatings done during the ensuing matches. Nosotros y nuestros socios almacenaremos y/o accederemos a la información de tu dispositivo mediante el uso de cookies y tecnologías similares, a fin de mostrar anuncios y contenido personalizados, evaluar anuncios y contenido, obtener datos sobre la audiencia y desarrollar el producto. After renaming themselves the Acolytes Protection Agency in 2000, they functioned as bodyguards to other wrestlers, and won a third tag team championship in 2001. [62][63] The following week on Raw, the APA faced Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather) in a losing effort. [84][85] On the Raw brand, Bradshaw won the WWF Hardcore Championship eighteen times,[86] and went back to his Blackjack Texan gimmick, while Faarooq - now wrestling under his real name - had a brief stint with the SmackDown! [31] After losing their rematch, they won a Tag Team Turmoil match at SummerSlam to become number one contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championship[32][33] but their title match against The Big Show and The Undertaker ended in a no-contest. Wrestlepedia Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. As a singles competitor, Bradshaw had an extensive hardcore wrestling career, winning the Hardcore Championship on various occasions. After renaming themselves the Acolytes Protection Agency in 2000, they adopted the gimmick of bodyguards-for-hire to other wrestlers, and won a third tag team championship in 2001.[4].

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On the October 23, 2020 episode of SmackDown, both Simmons and Layfield, along with Hall of Famer Teddy Long appeared in a court-like segment named Law and Otis wherein debates are tackled between Otis and The Miz for the Money In The Bank contract. When they did, Bradshaw started the Acolytes Protection Agency (APA). [39][40] They were unable to win the championship at the Royal Rumble, as the New Age Outlaws defeated them, after Billy Gunn performed a Fame-ass-er on Bradshaw, after interference from X-Pac. Bradshaw had a new look as he cut off his hair, shaven his goatee and went to his natural hair color. During the match, however, Shane McMahon, who was also a member of the Corporate Ministry, interfered in the match, causing Kane to chase McMahon to the backstage area. [36][37] The Acolytes then developed a gimmick as card players and beer drinkers, hustling many wrestlers and WWF employees out of their money. came down to the ring for a match. [60][61], On the September 7, 2000 episode of SmackDown!, the Dudley Boyz and the APA formed an alliance. When a wrestler would appear to hire their services, they would admonish the potential customer for either not knocking on the door, walking around the door frame or not closing the door on the way out.


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