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Vince McMahon's list of the top 5 wrestlers of all time...

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I just started reading "The Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time" by Larry Matysik.

    Anyway it starts out by listing the "Top 50 Superstars" that Vince McMahon put out a couple years ago...

    Here are the top 5 of that list:
    1. Shawn Michaels
    2. The Undertaker
    3. Stone Cold Steve Austin
    4. Bret Hart
    5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

    It's a stunning list that you couldn't help look at and either laugh or cry.
     
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  2. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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  3. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    bret hart sucks

    any top 5 without Ric Flair is unacceptable.
     
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  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He had Ric Flair at #17... And get this, Flair was tied with Dusty Rhodes.

    Yep. 17th.
     
  5. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone he didn't "make" crack the top 10?
     
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Here's the next 5...

    6. Harley Race
    7. Rick Steamboat
    8. Andre the Giant
    9. Rey Mysterio
    10. Rowdy Roddy Piper

    It's a head shaker.

    The rumor was that Harley Race placed so high is because HHH is a huge fan.
     
  7. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    The son-in-law seal of approval.
     
  8. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Top 50 Superstars is talking about WWF/WWE guys only.

    That is why Superstars was stressed.

    And anyone who (at that time) who refused to have anything to do with the WWE was left off (Savage and Sammartino)

    Flair was at his peak in the NWA and WCCW.
     
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's not accurate.

    Lou Thesz had nothing to do with the WWF/WWE and was rated 21st. (which is insulting in itself).

    Nick Bockwinkel and Dory Funk Jr. also made the list and they weren't WWF/WWE guys.

    Actually Savage and Bruno did make the list... Maybe not in accurate spots, but they did make it.

    The list was meant to be all-encompassing.
     
  10. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Where's Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior?
     
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  11. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Shocker that HHH isn't #1 on Vince's list
     
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  12. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    Rey mysterio does not belong in any top 10
     
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No kidding.

    If someone put together a list of the top 300 wrestlers of all-time– Mysterio wouldn't be there.
     
  14. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Warrior isn't even on the list... Hogan? #23.
     
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  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He's 12th.
     
  16. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Ultimate warrior is number one and its not debatable.
     
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  17. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    I saw one of his first house show appearances in the WWF back in the 80's. He was the Dingo Warrior then.
     
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    This is one time when Vince and I would agree... No "Ultimate Warrior" in the top-50... Probably not in the top-100 either. :D
     
  19. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Mysterio better than Eddy?

    Puh-leaze.






    YR
     
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The list McMahon and company created reflected guys they were pushing at the time more than it was a list that accurately measured the skill and contribution of the folks that make up the list.
     

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