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Riptide
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I prefer the earlier incarnation of the Bushwackers as the Sheepherders, when they had the bloody feuds with the Fantastics. Vince turned them into albsolute clowns when they went to WWF. He did the same to Dusty Rhodes with those god awful polkadots.
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Pretty sad story involoving Pro Wrestling legend Verne Gagne

http://www.startribune.com/local/north/40326907.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUZ

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Wow, that is tragic. I had no idea what was going on with Verne. I saw the AWA DVD recently so got to know more about Gagne and the promotion.
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When I was growing up all I was able to watch was the AWA. My introduction to some of the superstars or people who would later become stars were through the AWA.

I used to see Verne Gagne, his son Greg Gagne along with his tag team partner Jim Brunzell, Nick Bockwinkle and his partner Ray "The Crippler" Stevens managed by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Larry "The Axe" Henning who was the father of Curt "Mr Perfect" Henning, a very young Ric Flair, Ken Patera, Dusty Rhodes before he was "The American Dream" and his partner **** Murdoch, Ivan Putski, Baron Von Raschke, Billy Robinson, The Crusher, **** "The Bruiser" among others.

A lot different back then compared to today. The overall athleticism of today's wrestlers is 100% greater than it was back then. A lot of stuff that seems pretty tame by today's standards were unthinkable to do back then. But since I didn't know anything differen back then it made no difference to me I loved it and still miss watching the old time Rasslin eventhough I love watching it today as well.

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You watched a golden era Sam, I think the athletes are in way better shape now, but doesn't seem as larger than life or colorful as it did back then. There's nothing out there now that compares to the Steiners, Bulldogs or the Road Warrriors IMO.
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WWF was huge over here during the late 80s/early 90s. They even held Summerslam '92 at Wembley Stadium. Anybody remember that?

British Bulldog vs Bret Hart

I always enjoyed matches involving the Road Warriors &/or The Steiner Brothers. The power & athleticism of those guy's was amazing.

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Scott Steiner got too freaky large with his muscles that he looked absolutely awful. He had to be juiced up so bad.
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Yeah, Scott took his Papa Pump trip a little too far. Like he was trying to emulate another steroid casualty Superstar Billy Graham with the bleached hair, physique, although he never had the mic skills Graham had. I loved the Steiners the most before that when they would come to the ring in their Michigan attire and handle business. They deserve a DVD, let's hope soon.
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My fave tag teams:

The Road Warriors/The Legion of Doom
The Killer Bees
The British Bulldogs
The Hart Foundation
Demolition

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Devolution here,

Yes, I was a WWF fan growin gup. It seemed that I would never miss watching it on Saturday's at 11am, 5pm and then again at 11pm too.

I have more wrestling DVD's and tapes than I care to mention, and it's funny because 2 of you mentioned Koko B. Ware and Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Hey had absolutely no Wrestling moves, punch, shouldertackle and Ho! for Hacksaw, and punch, headbutt dropkick and ghostbuster for Koko. \

Man they were terrible. I have plenty of favorite matches. Too many to list.

Right now anyway.

We are DEVO

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In all truthfullness Hulk Hogan wasn't that great of a wrestler either
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Hogan was the best salesman/icon in the sport, he had so few finishing moves though, his looks,his phsyique and mic skills got him to where few have gone. Then take a pure wrestler like Bob Backlund who could really wrestle, but didn't have the gloss to translate to the fans like Hogan.
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I liked The Brooklyn Brawler. It always saddened me though that he was always used as more of a sparing dummy for the big time wrestlers which meant he never won matches.
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I could never stand I.R.S, The Mountie and The Model Rick Martell. They really used to annoy me. can you lot remember Repoman he used too make me laff on his interveiws where he's bout to rob a car.I always felt sorry for Virgil cuz he was pointless. [Smile] [Smile]
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Those were some real gimmicky wrestlers there, don't forget Tugboat, Corporal Kirschner, Outback Jack and Papa Shango. You know, the WWF tried real hard with some colorful story lines, but it always seemed they took a step back with some of their ideas. Gimmicks like Terry "the Rooster" Taylor, and what they did to DDP making him look like a fool.
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One gimmicky wrestler that I liked was Leaping Lanny Poffo(Macho Man's brother). He was a good/entertaining "B" wrestler. Remember how he read poems to the crowd before his matches? Then he threw them to the audience on frisbees for souvenirs.
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Leaping Lanny was funny, but he wasn't much of a star, more like a preliminary wrestler. Paul Roma was another prelim who looked like a star but wasn't used like that for some reason.
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I was brought up on WCW. It was the only wrestling we got on UK terrestrial TV when I was little. My Mum used to tape it for me because it was on late and we used to watch at weekends.

My favorite was Sting (still going in WWF Im pretty sure). Also used to love Cactus Jack because he was completely nuts and also loved Johnny B. Badd with his Tutti Frutti!

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Hail to Sting( he never wrestled in WWE by the way). One of my favorites, Jimmy Snuka and the late, great Mr. Perfect too.
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Sting was on TNA he never wrestled in WWE.......
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Funny he never went for the big WWE dough, guess he had some integrity too him. Always loved his mic skills and high flying wrestling ability.
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Sting was so great the he had to be introduced differently: "THIS IS STING!"
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He referred to himself as the Stinger in interviews. Such a bro. Can't believe he and Ultimate Warrior started out together as a tag team.
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Anyone remember that weird azz "Crow" phase Sting went through where he'd appear in the rafters during various matches with a baseball bat lmao?
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I liked that image for Sting
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