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Cory Wall dressed as a dummy to pull off a great practical joke on funnyman/barrelman Troy Lerwill while the two are working in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cory Wall dressed as a dummy to pull off a great practical joke on funnyman/barrelman Troy Lerwill while the two are working in Fort Worth, Texas.

A good practical joke can be appreciated any time of year, not just April Fool’s Day.

The best practical jokes tend to happen to people that are beloved. Of course, it helps to have someone who is in the public eye. That was the case on Monday night at the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo.

Bullfighter Cory Wall pulled a gotcha on one of the great barrelmen in rodeo, Troy Lerwill, while working the Texas rodeo. Wall, dressed as a dummy, was dragged into the center of the arena at Will Rogers Coliseum by fellow bullfighter Andy Burelle, who propped Wall up as if he were a real decoy.

“Troy rolled his barrel out and looked at me a couple of times but didn’t notice the switcheroo,” Wall posted on his Facebook page, which can be “liked” HERE. “They bucked three bulls, and I stood still as a board.”

Announcer Bob Tallman instructed Lerwill to straighten the hat on the “dummy,” so the clown did.

“As he reached for my hat, I jumped at him and tackled him,” Wall wrote. “He screamed in shock. It was hilarious! I don’t think Troy will ever look at his dummy the same way again.”

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