WCW had many failed projects throughout their final years of existence. One of the biggest misses the company produced in its final years was the KISS Demon. Played by Dale Torborg, the KISS Demon was a colaboration between WCW and KISS that sounded like a natural crossover on paper. KISS even played a concert on Nitro to introduce the character. But the character was dead on arrival and quickly faded.
"Gene [Simmons] first came to Vince with the idea of doing a KISS Demon wrestler and then having a Star Child, Spaceman, and Cat Man and then having four female versions of it as well. Vince turned it down. Eric Bischoff said yes. They went as far as making the KISS Demon. First, it was Brian Adams, then it was Dale Torborg. The idea was for them to do four KISS related characters because Gene felt KISS, wrestling, science-fiction; it all fit together. That's where it came from and it was totally the brainchild of Gene to introduce it. I wasn't there and obviously it didn't do very well and that was the end of it. But at one point, there was supposed to be all four of them," he said.
Torborg would leave the wrestling business following WCW being bought by WWE to become a strength coach in baseball. He would return to make a couple of appearances in TNA, but not as the KISS Demon.
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