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Subj: Re: In honor of the banner: Who was your favorite 80s Pro Wrestler?
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 08:20:22 pm EDT (Viewed 109 times)
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MR. PERFECT Curt Hennig (RIP) hands down for me. The greatest intercontinental champion of all time! My reasons are thus:

-Unparalleled wrestling skills; just a great athlete. You should youtube his three matches against Hitman because they are phenomenal.

-Great Performer. Mr. P could really sell it! Arrogance, pain, pride, humor, talking the talk on the mic. . .he had it all. And he never missed hitting his gum when he spit it out of his mouth. Also, pretty handy with a towel. Absolutely Perfect.

-Best theme music ever. Epic!

-Best short TV spots. All those bits with him outdoing famous athletes at their own sport were hilarious and classic!

-Even though he was technically a heel, you still liked the guy because of his humor, confidence, and good sportsmanship when he'd shake a guys a hand after a fantastic match.

For me it was Ricky Steamboat. Then Vince gave him that stupid "The Dragon" gimmick, complete with dragon costume and lizard.

I was also a huge fan of George "The Animal" Steele, so he runs a close second. I loved it when he would tear into the turnbuckle cushion with his teeth.


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