Favorite All Time Wrestler

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  1. Sukerkin

    Sukerkin Have the courage to speak softly

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    I bet I'd just confuse everyone if I said Mick McManus and Kendo Nagasaki :lol:. I also liked to watch Giant Haystacks or Big Daddy (now that's a name that's taken on new connotations these days :)).

    I don't know if mentioning British wrestling here is frowned upon or not?

    It had nothing like the 'stadium' grandstanding feel of American wrestling (which is a great 'show' I do admit) and the wrestlers were nothing like the size or athletic prowess of your fellows (other than maybe Giant Haystacks (in the size department)).

    It was a good deal more like MMA I suppose (or at least the way I remember it). Altho' it was probably 'rigged' in just the way that most of such sporting events are, the violence level felt pretty real when you were in the crown watching it :eek:.
     
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    Triple H, any man that uses a sledge Hammer gets my vote.
     
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    Being from the UK I'm with Sukerkin and will plump for Big Daddy and start chanting Eeeeasy! Eeeeasy! Eeeeeasy! I remember watching him with my Grandad when I was little.

    As for American wrestling it has to be The Ultimate Warrior! He would go into some strange siezure when hit too much and wobble around a bit before kicking butt!

    I also loved the Bushwhackers and Macho Man Randy Savage!
     
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    Yes the Ultimate Warrior was one great one Hacksaw Duggen carring the flag around and Jimmy superfly Snuka.
     
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    of course i fave The Rock...
    he is great and have talent in acting
     
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    Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.
    He's the first wrestler I saw using more acrobatic and arial type moves. Rey Mysterio reminds me a lot of Steamboat.
     
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    Was Luna hs daughter? She creeped me out!
     
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    Remember Johnny Powers? Bulldog Brower? and the Fabulous Kangaroo Brothers and their manager George " Crybaby" Cannon??? Waldo Von Eric?? Kurt Von Hess?? REAL old school...
     
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    I liked the Junkyard Dog. The man came out to "Another One Bites the Dust." Everyone knows what a Queen fan I am. "The Fabulous Thunderbirds." "Blade"- This was a combination of "The Ultimate Warrior and Sting." "Terry Funk" "The Von Eriks" "Dusty Rhoade-The American Dream himself. "Brett Hart". "Rowdy Roddy Piper." Piper was and is the absolute coolest.

    However, to me know one has had the charisma of Hulk Hogan, with the exception of a select few....."Macho Man Randy Savage." "Stone Cold Steve Austin" and "John Cena."
     
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    macho man randy savage, you just gotta love that name and the voice that went with it!! but i too remember giant hay stacks and big daddy, those guys felt a lot more real to me:mst:
     
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    Anyone remember Crusher Verdue and his manager Beautiful Bruce Swazey???
     
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    Abdullah the Butcher and the Minnisota wrecking crew.
     
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    OLD SCHOOL

    Gorgeous George
    Freddie Blassie
    Judo Gene LaBell (a true wrestling master)

    NEXT GENERATION

    Andre' the Giant
    Rowdy Roddy Piper
    Hulk Hogan
    Goldberg
     
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    well, i have to do this, i have worked with alot of wrestlers,yea i'm a Heel, manager,[​IMG] this is me on the right,with Jon,solo doing tv tapings for the DWF,[​IMG] and me in the ring,trying to reason with my guy,[​IMG] but you see what happen,got hit below the belt, and in the nose,[​IMG]and me with my guy gotti,after beating him,we have a good time,just wanted to share with you guys
     
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    Rasslin' has a long history with many greats...it'd be hard to pick just one.

    Many greats have already been mentioned. Was Killer Kawolski mentioned or did I miss that one? Gorgeous George definately is the gran-daddy of the "gimic"

    Mad Dog Vachon used to crack me up in the AWA the way he pronounced Vern Gagne's name. It was like "Gag-Knee". LOL I wonder if he did that on purpose? heh Another old-school great from the Northern territories would have to be Da-Crusha'

    By far the greatest of all time has to be ......WWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Ric Flair baby! Space-Mountain...the limosine ridin' , jet flyin' son of a gun. He, the Andersons (aka Minnesot Wrecking Crew), and Tully Blanchard were possibly the greatest heels of all time with the 4 Horsemen.

    As a kid I really loved Mr. Wrestling and Black-Jack Mulligan.

    I'd say Bret Hart is probably the best technical wrestler ever followed by Dean Malenko.

    When it comes to pure charisma and mic skills you have to give The Rock that one.

    The Dynamite Kid was one of the top contributers from the UK I'd say. At age 20 he'd already worn gold and he influenced other greats like Chris Benoit.

    Biggest innovator? I'd say Rob Van Dam hands down. Today's lucha-hardcore mix style (as evidenced in TNA's X-division wrestlers) was pioneered by this guy.

    ...I could go on and on and on (can you tell I'm a mark?) There are many more that definately deserve mention but I'm not trying to write "War & Peace" here. LOL
     
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    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson :D

    With his rooty poo candy*** Gibroni............................If you smelllllllll what the Rock......is cookin! :p
     
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    Probably old school sting, when he first came back in the black and white, from the rafters and whatnot
     
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    The Nature Boy will always be " The Man" as far as I am concerned.
    Ric Flair is the greatest of all time.

    I am a huge fan of the rest of the Horsemen, as well. The entire NWA\WCW\UWF of the late 80's through the very early 90's will al'ways be my favorite time in wrestling.

    Mark

    P.S. I miss "Dr. Death" Steve Williams. Whatever happened to that guy?
     
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    I don't think I could nail just one favorite. My top 5 that I loved to watch would be:

    1. Bruno Samartino
    2. Jake Roberts
    3. Curt Henning
    4. Magnum TA
    5. Chris Benoit
     
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    1) George 'Scrap Iron' Gadaski.
    2) Edward 'Wahoo' McDaniel.
    3) 'Captain' Lou Albano.
    4) Mick 'Mankind' Foley.
     

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