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  • billythekid 24 Nov 2011 15:42:15 11,657 posts
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    Big Boss Man, Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy Superfly Snuka, Tito Santana.
  • mrpon 24 Nov 2011 15:45:22 30,279 posts
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    Okay, who was the guy that no-one could beat he was about 7 foot tall, brick shithouse (obv) and had a tight blond perm. Mean as fuck looking, around the Nasty Boys era.

    Edited by mrpon at 15:45:36 24-11-2011
  • Deleted user 24 November 2011 15:47:06
    Sid Vicious? Or Sid Justice or something?
  • billythekid 24 Nov 2011 15:48:01 11,657 posts
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    Yep, Sid Justice.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Nov 2011 15:48:39 18,082 posts
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    Classic

    Remember when Stone Cold was a baddie?
  • billythekid 24 Nov 2011 15:49:24 11,657 posts
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    Koko B Ware!!!!!!!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 24 Nov 2011 15:50:00 41,736 posts
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    cianchristopher wrote:
    Sid Vicious? Or Sid Justice or something?
    Yep. Same guy, went by both names.

    Anyway, he snapped he leg on a live PPV and I've not seen him since. Video of it is available on YouTube.
  • mrpon 24 Nov 2011 15:52:06 30,279 posts
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    Good work! That's it. Just checked his wiki, also known as Lord Humongous :lol:
  • Deleted user 24 November 2011 15:52:13
    Demolition were mentioned on the previous page, weren't they the guys who wore leather S&M gear and painted their faces to look like Kiss?
  • X201 24 Nov 2011 15:55:27 16,389 posts
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    "Greetings, grapple fans"

    "Have a good week, 'till next week"

    /shows age
  • mrpon 24 Nov 2011 15:57:10 30,279 posts
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    Just need richarddavies to turn up now.

    Anyone?
  • megastar 24 Nov 2011 16:01:16 17,226 posts
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  • nickthegun 24 Nov 2011 16:09:53 63,456 posts
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    Out of an hour show now you get 10 minutes of wrestling and 50 minutes of half naked, oiled men shouting at each other down a microphone.
  • nickthegun 24 Nov 2011 16:12:07 63,456 posts
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    Also, speaking of the golden age, I remember getting one of my rich mates to record me wrestlemania off sky.

    The bastard also had a long play video recorder, so when i tried to watch it, I spent an hour and a half watching wrestlers run about like benny hill.
  • Blakester 24 Nov 2011 16:21:18 3,747 posts
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    The Ric Flair face-plant is one one of the funniest things in wrestling.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Nov 2011 16:28:09 18,082 posts
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    I do think there's a lack of personalities nowadays though. It's quite telling that they've brought back everyone from Hulk Hogan to Shawn Michaels in recent years.
  • Skynet 24 Nov 2011 16:31:05 170 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ozZFi3jre0&feature=related
    This is the attitude era when I last watched it.

    Doing some reading looks like it had a lot more competition from WCW around 10 years ago but has none now, so Vince Mcmahon doesn't feel the need to push the show to the extremes like he used to for ratings.

    Edited by Skynet at 16:31:27 24-11-2011
  • prawnking1980 24 Nov 2011 16:33:28 6,532 posts
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    I might watch Wrestlemania 6 tonight now.

    Champion vs Champion
  • Blakester 24 Nov 2011 16:34:58 3,747 posts
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    I'm pretty sure it's dying a slow death as a form of entertainment.

    Now the UFC is providing real combat sports with big personalities to boot, it's time is short.
  • localnotail 24 Nov 2011 16:35:09 23,084 posts
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    My Dad took me and my brothers to see the wrestling in Kings Lynn (Corn Exchange?) just after my birthday in 1979 and I saw Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks on the same bill. I got really upset that they were hurting each other and my Dad told me that they weren't really trying to kill each other and I remember being really shocked that these men got paid to pretend to fight. There was always bluster though. That was the fun. Ritualised combat ftw.

    The American version of it is like many american analogues (amerilogues?) - bolder, fatter and louder. I never really liked it much, too much play, not enough fight. But I know there is a subset of UK males aged 27-33 who fucking loved WWF.

    Edited by localnotail at 16:52:28 24-11-2011
  • disusedgenius 24 Nov 2011 16:50:36 6,039 posts
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    Blakester wrote:
    Now the UFC is providing real combat sports with big personalities to boot, it's time is short.
    Less smashing through tables though.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 24 Nov 2011 16:52:13 41,736 posts
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    Funny wrestling videos time!

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 24 Nov 2011 16:53:38 41,736 posts
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    The shockmaster!

  • Dirtbox 24 Nov 2011 17:18:11 80,933 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I remember when it was Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and Kendo Nagasaki.
    I still recall the Catweazle bucket assault incident.
  • TechnoHippy 24 Nov 2011 17:32:10 14,707 posts
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    I find the outfits in MMA and it's various half-bred offspring to be disapointing.

    Edited by TechnoHippy at 17:32:37 24-11-2011
  • Raiko101 24 Nov 2011 17:37:11 7,893 posts
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    I watched a seemingly recent match between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker a few months ago. Well, I watched the whole PPV, but this was all I was interested in, having not watched Wrestling in nearly 15 years. I have to admit, while everything else was rubbish, but I very much enjoyed watching too old men going at it. It was ridiculous and entertaining at the same time. As if Shawn Michaels would normally survive 3 tombstones and 4 chokeslams. Maybe nostalgia had a lot to do with it, but I loved it.

    Wont be bothering with it as a whole though. To state the obvious, it's just after my time really.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 3 Dec 2011 09:07:23 41,736 posts
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    Ah 1990.

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