Although HammerHouse was deeply respect and accomplished on late 90's and early 00's, it was just a brotherhood between Baroni, Randleman and Coleman, they didn't have a place to train and Coleman stated one time: that Hammerhouse was nothing more than a speed-bag in his porch(and that Randleman stole his speed-bag and never gave back.)
They were so effective, despite being one-dimensional that they ruled early on the age of Vale Tudo/NHB.
Coleman made an impressive comeback after the UFC stint and went on to PRIDE to win the PRIDE 2000 GP at a relative advanced age for MMA standards, his first fight with Fedor was memorable, he got some good positions but unfortunately his lack of knowledge on bjj and wrestling only mentality made him fail to capitalize on his advantage, followed by a swift armbar Fedor-style.
Randleman is an even better specimen, that guy has probably more fast twitch fibers on his right arm than 99% of the population have in their entire body.Japan always loved over-muscled fighters, his Charisma and style made him know as "Donkey Kong" through Japan, that's why Sakuraba entered his fight against Randleman dressed as Mario(from Mario Bros.)
His knockout against favorite Crocop during Pride Total Elimination 2004, threw a wrench in what PRIDE was hoping for that year in the HW Championship, Crocop was a big draw and very famous due his K-1 history, that and the "Randleplex" against Fedor were things of beauty. Winning or Losing Randleman had his place in PRIDE due to his huge charisma and monster physique which attracted many Japanese fans(just like Bob Sapp was a SUPER-STAR on Japan and made SEVERAL CM and got multi-millionare, shame he got lazy But at the beginning of his career he was a serious threat, he beat Ernesto Hoost twice and gave Minotauro the fight of his career.)
Unfortunately, Randleman had the potential to be a great champion but never lived to his hype, as Coleman, his wrestling-only mentality, never cared about training bjj or improving his striking, which was very raw, but effective, made him get subbed by CROCOP(by guillotine), Fedor(Kimura), Ron Waterman the Pro Wrestler(by Keylock) and Shogun(Knee-bar). Imagine the real monster he would be if he trained heavily some boxing and bjj to complement with his wrestling.
It was a shame he got robbed on his Bas Rutten fight, i think that's the biggest robbery i've ever seen, even bigger than Rizzo vs Couture or Leonard Garcia's numerous fights, or recently Riki Fukuda vs Nick Ring or Omigawa vs Darren Elkins.
I won't even get started about Baroni, that guy gas tank is worse than Cyborg Santos.