ACBA image of the week: WCW’s The Four Horsemen

Posted on 13 December 2015
By Khyle Deen
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Three of The Four Horsemen are here, it’s time for our ACBA image of the week and it’s a great time!

Cedric Bacon is responsible for the image this week, featuring 3 of World Championship Wrestling’s The Four Horseman. Arn Anderson, Barry Windham and The Nature Boy Ric Flair (along with Sid Vicious) were just one incarnation of the iconic group in the world of professional wrestling.

This shot has Windham nursing his rib injury, The Horsemen always stuck together, and this is a nice shot that signifies that.

we reached out to Cedric for some more details behind this shot, and this is what he had to say:

“I was listening to the Hollies “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” on a loop, and between the soaring harmonies of that band I started to think of wrestlers sharing that same brotherhood of helping one another out in the good times and the bad.”

“I thought back to the Four Horsemen in particular as one group that personified that aspect of going to clubs together, having fun together, and fighting together and something longtime Horsemen Arn Anderson had said, that being a Horsemen meant wrestling sick, wrestling hurt, and wrestling when you just can’t wrestle anymore. Four individuals who as a unit personified everything that made and can continue to make professional wrestling such a delight to watch.”

As for what inspired the shot:

“I’d had the Four Horsemen Hall of Fame box set that Mattel produced for several months and I’d done some shots with Ric Flair and Arn Anderson but I’d never done anything with them as a group, and technically the shot itself still isn’t of the full group; the era presented is meant to be 1990-1991, when the group was Flair, Anderson, Barry Windham, and Sid Vicious (who just got his first Mattel WWE Elite with Series 39). But the concept was of Windham–one of my favorite wrestlers growing up–being badly hurt with his ribs taped up being supported by Arn.”

“Adding Flair was just a last minute touch, along with little bits of the actual set to resemble a locker room. Two lights were used to achieve the shot very simply, with some adjustments made to their placement for the right level of shadows to create different shapes and emotions on the figure’s faces. And once again, the Hollies were nearby providing music to the proceedings.”

We’d like to give a thank you to Cedric for letting us feature this inspirational and memorable shot.

You can check out more of Cedric’s work on his Instagram @batced

Thanks again to Cedric and thanks to all of you for reading, until next time, keep stylin’ and profilin’, whooooo!