Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Feb 28, 2014.
Had no idea, don't watch wrestling anymore
Uh, no. Hacksaw Jim Dugan rates higher. Jake The Snake too. Who can forget DV? That's right, Domestic Violence with his finishing move The Bit** Slap was ruthless.
Barefoot Kevin ...... watched them with my grandpa.
I can't argue with that list..........rounding out the top 10 for the promotion.....6. HBK, 7. HHH, 8.The Undertaker, 9. Brett Hart, 10. Bobby Heenan (wrestler, manager, announcer, and one of the best Heels ever)
That's a good list, but Andre "The Giant" has to be in the top-10 somewhere. Andre was a staple of the WWWF/WWF in the 70's and first part of the 80's. The guy was an amazing draw and had some of the best feuds.
Undertaker is the greatest ever. Best character, best moves , best presentation IMHO.
Which one? His mortician gimmick was ok for the time as everyone had ridiculous fantasy gimmicks but I was never a fan. Personally I think the American Bad *** gimmick was the best he used, more appropriate for this day and age.
He, Calaway certainly has made the Undertaker gimmick last a long time. The guy's a great athlete too, sometimes that wasn't as showcased in the WWE. I think he's a top 50 guy. Not #1 and not in the top 10.
i agree...............bump heenan and put andre at 9..............put hart at 10. heenan can be 11.
IMO, the undertaker is the best character in wrestling history.....mark callous is the best big man of all time. he absolutely lived and sold the character. he had the promos and the in ring down to a tee. not only is the undertaker the best character, it is also the best in ring entrance of all time.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is another of the greatest characters, along with Sting (but we are talking WWE), Jake "the Snake" Roberts, Kane, and to be honest Vince McMahon,
Mark is a terrific wrestling "big man". He's close to the best... I'd rate him the 4th best big man behind Hogan, Andre and Bruiser Brody. I'd rate him ahead of guys like Ernie Ladd and Blackjack Mulligan.
Vince & crew is terrific at creating characters. By far the best in the business. The problem I have with the characters is that their mic work suffers because they're so far removed from who they really are.
Also the characters cause the whole thing to be less real... Yeah, it's not real but compare the Undertaker character to say Bruiser Brody's. It's much easier to believe that Brody was a certifiable lunatic who was likely to do just about anything than it was believing the Undertaker's character.
I kinda liked Ernie The Big Cat Ladd myself.
Dominic DeNucci was also an early favorite of mine.
Oh, I'm a huge Ladd fan myself. I'm not sure he's a top-50 wrestler of all time but he's certainly in the top-100 (closer to 50 than 100). I don't think Ladd was the best worker as far as making his opponent look good, but his mic work was excellent and he could draw as a top-flight heel in most regions.
Dominic was huge in the north east. He was Bruno Jr. when it came to using his ethnic appeal to win fans over and to draw. He was stiff in the ring but he was a hoot when he "lost his temper".
Not a top-200 wrestler but a solid guy for any promotion. He was always willing to do the job to an up & coming heel. Quite often a future heel challenger to Bruno or Backland would face and beat Dominic in a TV match.
Carlos Colon into the HOF? Really? That's kinda weak.
They (the WWE) are inducting Colon into the HOF?
Not one mention of Tony Atlas?.
Couldn't you say the same about Austin?
Austin had some pretty good heels. Triple H, Kane, Undertaker, The Rock were all early heels for him. Then later on The Big Show and Kurt Angle. Not to mention Vince McMahon was a great heel, one of the best, people just love to hate him.