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Title: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 05:22:44 PM
 :-\


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 05:23:25 PM
 :-\


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 05:26:19 PM
.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The GodFather on December 22, 2008, 05:26:55 PM
Age and Heavy Drug use will Fuk us all.Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmm :-\


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 22, 2008, 05:28:42 PM
KK post a pic of bruno and it makes me comment about how he has the most insane pair of cauliflower ears.

It shocked me cuz for a guy who was put over alot and was a "Power" wrestler you wouldn't think he was grappling much

Then again, it shows you how times have changed


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 05:29:17 PM
.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: JimmyJam1974 on December 22, 2008, 05:29:25 PM
These are the lucky ones. Most are 6 feet deep.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 05:36:40 PM
(http://www.yardbarker.com/m/9209/xl/steamboatricky.jpg)

(http://www.gerweck.net/rickysteamboat.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 05:41:56 PM
(http://www.wrestlingtradingcards.com/images/1989_wwf_classic/46.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/Anvil20050721.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Lord Humungous on December 22, 2008, 06:12:43 PM
Bruno was a bad ass dude back in the day, and strong as shit. He still makes a ton of appearances here in Pittsburgh for kids charity's


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: NaturalWonder83 on December 22, 2008, 06:15:35 PM
macho man looks good...


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: tweeter on December 22, 2008, 06:17:19 PM
Wrestling seems to have much more health problems than bodybuilding...must be all the painkillers.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 22, 2008, 06:18:01 PM
macho man looks good...

Looks like Charlie Daniels.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: NaturalWonder83 on December 22, 2008, 06:18:42 PM
Looks like Charlie Daniels.
haha yes


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 06:22:37 PM
(http://www.gerweck.net/demolition.jpg)

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/04/26/7demoltion.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 22, 2008, 06:25:52 PM
the iron sheik
(http://mapleleafwrestling.4t.com/images/hosseinearly.gif)(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/lazzlo42/iransheik.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:38:20 PM
 ;)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:41:03 PM
One of the best managers of all time


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:43:36 PM
Mr. USA


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:44:41 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Alex23 on December 22, 2008, 10:45:25 PM
(http://m.blog.hu/tr/trailer/image/001/autopsy1.jpg)
(http://www.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2007/280/12341545_119190349671.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:45:59 PM
I bet  no one knows who Bob Roop is


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:47:02 PM
(http://m.blog.hu/tr/trailer/image/001/autopsy1.jpg)
(http://www.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2007/280/12341545_119190349671.jpg)
Thats not him


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Alex23 on December 22, 2008, 10:49:08 PM
Thats not him
 

didn't he violently died with scisors stucked in his chest?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:50:03 PM
Gory, Eddies dad Saved my old mans life one night in El Paso.  He was leaving the ring and a fan was coming after him from behind with a knife.  My dad did not see the guy a Gory tackled him.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:53:08 PM
 

didn't he violently died with sisors stucked in his chest?


No


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Alex23 on December 22, 2008, 10:56:12 PM

No
   

I guess 38yo is and old man in the wrestling world...  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Guerrero


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 10:59:22 PM
   

I guess 38yo is and old man in the wrestling world...  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Guerrero


No thats why I change it I though you were talking about His dad.  No Eddie died of Heart problems


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Alex23 on December 22, 2008, 11:04:22 PM

No thats why I change it I though you were talking about His dad.  No Eddie died of Heart problems

I remember now.... still way too young. Eddie was a nice man.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 22, 2008, 11:07:01 PM
I remember now.... still way too young. Eddie was a nice man.

Yes he was .  The whole family is nice. Very  talented too.   


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: gracie bjj on December 23, 2008, 12:24:37 AM
i used to like to watch kerry von erich,flyin brian,bo bo brazil,bruno,the superstar billy graham,ivan putski,its a shame that kerry and brian died at such a young age,entertainment wrestling is very profitable for alot of guys but sometimes it cost them thier lives.them painkillers are a bitch to get off once you feel how good they work,but its at a price


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: AVBG on December 23, 2008, 01:00:35 AM
Ricky The Dragon looks good for his age


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Wiggs on December 23, 2008, 01:14:18 AM
This is where my love of big muscular men in underwear began.  The oil came later.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: flexingtonsteele on December 23, 2008, 01:17:53 AM
:-\

damn macho man looks fuckin horrible.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: kyomu on December 23, 2008, 02:01:59 AM
Good thread.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Immortal_Technique on December 23, 2008, 02:25:27 AM
 

didn't he violently died with scisors stucked in his chest?

Haha, monster chinese whispers. How did drug overdose become violent scissor-stabbing? Amazing.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 05:19:57 AM
I bet  no one knows who Bob Roop is


You would be wrong, young un.   :) I remember when Roop was terrorizing the Georgia territory. 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Playboy on December 23, 2008, 06:01:37 AM
Taking bumps 6 nights a week, travelling 322 days of the year, all the wear & tear, alchohol, rec drugs, pain killer abuse all takes its toll. But bare in mind that we ALL get old and you can't turn back the clock. Some of the guys pictured on here are in their sixties for God sake.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Method101 on December 23, 2008, 06:05:15 AM
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/u/ultimatewarrior/01.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OMwzMrz5X98/SKrTubKVheI/AAAAAAAAAYY/MuEbGSJE2yA/s400/ultimate_warrior.jpeg)

 :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Monster_Everything on December 23, 2008, 06:08:10 AM
Macho Man looks like Santa Claus


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: shootfighter1 on December 23, 2008, 06:52:03 AM
Good thread.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: LurkerNoMore on December 23, 2008, 07:07:51 AM
When Macho Man came back to WCW and joined the nWo after his "injury" that dude was jacked like no other.  Best shape of his life.

Would love to see before and after of Steiner.

Flair held up the best with age.  Arn Anderson as well.  Paul Roma still has some decent size on him.  Fantastic genetics for getting huge.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on December 23, 2008, 07:54:30 AM
cool thread karl,wrestling today pales in comparision ten fold to the 70/80's era,i loved it as a kid ,bruno sammartino looks good around 70 no?he wore toupee then anyway,bill graham was awesome then from bber to martial arts angle when he fought backlund,snuka and putski had great builds then and when u watch old msg footage they had lights down and u could see how put together those 2 were ,putski was a beast ,thick as hell .snuka was striated and vascular .hogan never impressed me other than being a tremendous crowd draw and able to work crowd into frenzy.magnificent muraco,pedro morales ,you really believed as a kid they hated each other.today stories,and out of the open story lines to the land of make believe.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Stu on December 23, 2008, 08:28:22 AM
When Macho Man came back to WCW and joined the nWo after his "injury" that dude was jacked like no other.  Best shape of his life.

Would love to see before and after of Steiner.

Flair held up the best with age.  Arn Anderson as well.  Paul Roma still has some decent size on him.  Fantastic genetics for getting huge.

Flair always looked old though!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 08:32:12 AM
Ok how about my old man The real Karl Kox


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 08:38:32 AM
I'm trying to get a wretling bord started

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=253774.0


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 08:42:48 AM
Danny Hodge .  A legitimate shooter with incredible strength

(http://www.midsouthwrestling.com/images/photos/hodge.jpg)

(http://www.canoe.ca/WrestlingImagesCAC2003/hodge-danny.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: SinCitysmallGUY on December 23, 2008, 08:47:34 AM
Ok how about my old man The real Karl Kox

Your old man was a champ? Does he still have his belt? Give us some back ground on the man Karl Kox.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Bossa on December 23, 2008, 09:05:38 AM
Luger then:

(http://pyleoflist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/luger.jpg)

and now:

(http://images.sportsbybrooks.com/b/6/b66401307febd21d30339ae6d81128ac_lex%20luger%20wheelchair.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:06:49 AM
Your old man was a champ? Does he still have his belt? Give us some back ground on the man Karl Kox.

Killer Karl Kox better known to be as the old man   wrestled for almost 30 years all over the world making a good life for his family and him self.   When I was born he retiered to be at home with his new baby ;D
.
http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/k/killer-karl-kox.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_Karl_Kox


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:11:07 AM
Warlord


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:12:26 AM

You would be wrong, young un.   :) I remember when Roop was terrorizing the Georgia territory. 


I have a match on video with him and my old man.  I met him a few times very nice guy


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: SinCitysmallGUY on December 23, 2008, 09:16:24 AM
Warlord

Warlord lives in Vegas now. I just saw him at the San Giro fest when we were down there a few months ago. Big dude in real life. No doubt. He was super red though and looked like a fucking frankenstien.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:21:16 AM
Maybe the greatest manager of all time.  He even managed my old man for a while



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:36:50 AM
Bob Orton Jr.
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/f/fd/200px-Bob_Orton_Jr.jpg)
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2005/02/04/orton-bobjr.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:40:52 AM
(http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/volkoff.jpg)

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/n/nikolaivolkoff/17.jpg)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:45:02 AM
Rick Martel

(http://www.lobsterbush.com/vintagewwf/singles2/rickmartel1.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on December 23, 2008, 09:45:22 AM
Bob Orton
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/c/cc/Bob_Orton_Jr.jpg)

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2005/02/04/orton-bobjr.jpg)
son has that same cocky i don't give a #### look.superplex was a great finish move,looked real when i was a kid.different eras there, dad was a brawler type,son a pretty boy/technical wrestler .


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: JimmyJam1974 on December 23, 2008, 09:46:17 AM
My favorite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0jEdfOKSeM


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 09:49:39 AM
son has that same cocky i don't give a #### look.superplex was a great finish move,looked real when i was a kid.different eras there, dad was a brawler type,son a pretty boy/technical wrestler .

Bob Orton Sr. He just died not too long ago  

(http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/orton0717.jpg)

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2006/07/17/orton-valiants.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: onlyme on December 23, 2008, 09:51:05 AM
Venom Vince Goodrum  Still looks the same.  He has aged gracefully


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on December 23, 2008, 09:55:24 AM
luscious johnny valiant was  character,introduced brutus beefcake he was better then ,after he became the barber it was a little lame.i vote the late adrian adonis as best built wrestler lol.......him and dusty rhodes have to be worlds worst built wrestlers.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: shootfighter1 on December 23, 2008, 10:01:19 AM
Your dad wrestled with some of the best.  Thats pretty cool.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: technokc on December 23, 2008, 10:02:52 AM
Tony Atlas is still "managing" on ECW.  Arms still look pretty huge, one of the best bodies in wrestling in his day.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Bossa on December 23, 2008, 10:03:43 AM
Venom Vince Goodrum  Still looks the same.  He has aged gracefully

Didn't realize he looked that good back in the day


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 23, 2008, 10:08:47 AM
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/n/nikolaivolkoff/17.jpg)
Jeebus. That's some fine Cold War-era Soviet tailoring Nickolai is sporting.   :D


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 23, 2008, 10:10:35 AM
Warlord

The man hasn't changed at all and still looks to be over 300 pounds of muscle.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 23, 2008, 10:11:24 AM
Rick Martel

(http://www.lobsterbush.com/vintagewwf/singles2/rickmartel1.jpg)
(http://www.jvi-inc.com/files/RickMartel013007Web2.jpg)

HOLY SHIT. WTF happened to Rick????


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 23, 2008, 10:12:37 AM
Mr. Fuji is in a wheelchair today.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: onlyme on December 23, 2008, 10:35:34 AM
I used to see Don Muraco alot back in the 90's.  Look quite a bit different and alot smaller.  Lord Blears and Lars Anderson both lived on Oahu.  Not really sure about Lars but I saw him quite a bit so I figured he did.  He was helping Dwayne Johnson's mom promote there.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Drama Queen on December 23, 2008, 11:07:37 AM
 Damn, I just cracked one of so hard to this pic that my nose started bleeding


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 11:20:02 AM
Dusty Rhodes
(http://www.doiwrestling.com/lowki/pics/dusty1.jpg)  (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i228/Freakzilla-Frank/IEW/dr.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 11:22:55 AM
(http://sportsmedia.ign.com/sports/image/article/753/753003/rowdy-roddy-piper-interview-20070103015702914-000.jpg)
(http://www.iconsoffright.com/NTMY_images/Piper_Roddy.jpg)
Piper


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Smokincrazy on December 23, 2008, 11:24:58 AM
This thread is great. 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 11:26:02 AM
Scott Hall
(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x310/The_Ultimate_Wrestling_Gallery/Scott%20Hall/ScottHall005.jpg)
(http://www.uploadhouse.com/uploads/10431075.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: SinCitysmallGUY on December 23, 2008, 11:27:46 AM
Scott Hall
(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x310/The_Ultimate_Wrestling_Gallery/Scott%20Hall/ScottHall005.jpg)
(http://www.uploadhouse.com/uploads/10431075.jpg)

Wow  he has gotten big..


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Monster_Everything on December 23, 2008, 11:29:23 AM
Bobby heenan , Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse 'The Body' Ventura were the best announcers in WWF history.... Heenan would come up with the funniest stuff, Gorilla would be the voice of morality and Jesse was the scumbag cheater ( Dino Bravo bench press) ..when i see them replay some of the old stuff, as a kid alot of the jokes went over my head, Heenan esp was comic gold.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 11:29:24 AM
Magnum TA
(http://www.accelerator3359.com/Wrestling/pictures/magnumta.jpg)
(http://www.superdave.info/4eee0800.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 23, 2008, 11:29:30 AM
the anvil still lookin good 4 his age.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Man of Steel on December 23, 2008, 11:32:24 AM
Bobby heenan , Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse 'The Body' Ventura were the best announcers in WWF history.... Heenan would come up with the funniest stuff, Gorilla would be the voice of morality and Jesse was the scumbag cheater ( Dino Bravo bench press) ..when i see them replay some of the old stuff, as a kid alot of the jokes went over my head, Heenan esp was comic gold.

Favorite Bobby Heenan line:  "You know, I've been hit with a chair so many times the top of my head smells like an ass."


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 11:34:21 AM
Tully Blanchard


(http://www.canoe.ca/WrestlingImagesB/blanchard.jpg)
(http://www.superdave.info/4dff4770.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Monster_Everything on December 23, 2008, 11:37:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOivAvBbcGY

classic 'weasle'


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 23, 2008, 11:44:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOivAvBbcGY

classic 'weasle'

HAHA that's great stuff.listen from 7:05 on Heenen melts down.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on December 23, 2008, 11:49:51 AM
nice thread Karl


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 23, 2008, 11:52:05 AM
Bobby heenan , Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse 'The Body' Ventura were the best announcers in WWF history.... Heenan would come up with the funniest stuff, Gorilla would be the voice of morality and Jesse was the scumbag cheater ( Dino Bravo bench press) ..when i see them replay some of the old stuff, as a kid alot of the jokes went over my head, Heenan esp was comic gold.
I totally agree. JR, King, Tazz, and Michael Cole are terrible. They can never compare to The Brain, Gorilla or Jesse. I watch wrestling with the volume turned down because the announcing is so bad. Heenan is the best Heel in Federation history!!!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 11:57:00 AM
I'm much more of an old school NWA fan.  Nothing like the mid-atlantic and Georgia promotions in the late 70's thru the 80's. 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 11:58:01 AM
Bob Backlund
(http://www.accelerator3359.com/Wrestling/pictures/backlund.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2375788244_a1baebd993_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: oldman on December 23, 2008, 12:37:57 PM
geez, they look worse than bodybuilders after they retire, tom prince excepted...hahahahahahah aha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Krankenstein on December 23, 2008, 01:08:59 PM
"Animal" of Road Warriors fame...



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on December 23, 2008, 01:11:41 PM
I bet  no one knows who Bob Roop is
i gotta admit it i watched him years ago on florida wrestling with the brisco, mr wrestling et all.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 01:13:13 PM
i gotta admit it i watched him years ago on florida wrestling with the brisco, mr wrestling et all.

There ya go.  Gordon Solie announcing, the best ever.   Makes good ole JR, look like the worthless tub of shit that he is.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: ironneck on December 23, 2008, 01:17:24 PM
Scott Hall
(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x310/The_Ultimate_Wrestling_Gallery/Scott%20Hall/ScottHall005.jpg)
(http://www.uploadhouse.com/uploads/10431075.jpg)


when i was a kid this guy was so fucking cool to me...oh man i miss those days
big sexy kevin nash was my idol


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on December 23, 2008, 01:19:40 PM
Venom Vince Goodrum  Still looks the same.  He has aged gracefully
this is a great thread seriousely get that shit out of here....


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: ironneck on December 23, 2008, 01:21:28 PM
LOL at g-unit shirt


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on December 23, 2008, 01:22:22 PM
There ya go.  Gordon Solie announcing, the best ever.   Makes good ole JR, look like the worthless tub of shit that he is.
            agreed gordon was the greatest announcer bar none.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: ironneck on December 23, 2008, 01:23:04 PM
the most entertaining wrestler ever was the great THE ROCK


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 01:23:58 PM
            agreed gordon was the greatest announcer bar none.

Talk about flashbacks.  I remember watching Solie do Georgia Championship wrestling on TBS.  "Brother did he catch him with that one"  and "pier sixer" hahaha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on December 23, 2008, 01:24:59 PM
did anyone notice that the wwe finally outed deuce of deuce and domino fame as superfly jimmy snuks junior. also  here's a question is the blond haired ref on tna jeff jarrett brother strong familt resemblance?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 01:28:19 PM
the most entertaining wrestler ever was the great THE ROCK

Fook that....here is THE MAN...period, end of discussion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VomRP04cJ7M


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: ironneck on December 23, 2008, 01:31:46 PM
watch this haha i laughed my ass off


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mfFNyQRirY

guy has it all


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on December 23, 2008, 01:32:15 PM
Fook that....here is THE MAN...period, end of discussion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VomRP04cJ7M

No DOUBT about it.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Earl1972 on December 23, 2008, 01:43:08 PM
getting old sucks

E


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Bossa on December 23, 2008, 01:51:04 PM
The one that shocked me the most was that luger is now a 185 lb paraplegic


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 02:26:19 PM
Damn, I just cracked one of so hard to this pic that my nose started bleeding

To my mom ? thats weird


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 02:32:23 PM
Tito Santa very underated
(http://ewfprowrestling.bizland.com/wrestlers/images/titosantana.jpg)


(http://www.titosantana.net/Santana_Putski_06.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on December 23, 2008, 02:33:09 PM
JESSE ventura when he got fired up would say to vince to start rant "listen mcmahon"then along the lines would say he obvsiously cheating,he's holding the ropes.great act vince and ventura,ventura was great with monsoon too,"hey gorilla'then rant.pat patterson/mcmahon old msg matches were classic.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 23, 2008, 02:33:21 PM
Rick Martel

(http://www.lobsterbush.com/vintagewwf/singles2/rickmartel1.jpg)
(http://www.jvi-inc.com/files/RickMartel013007Web2.jpg)

actually, this is rick martel now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ifeuwoidc4
I actually am shocked at how normal he looks now.  He looks like a average European dude now.  

and a note on Backlund, I just saw him on the Sheik roast dvd (available at kayfabecommentaries.com) and I swear that he has a certain movie star look to him.  He (along with Martel) turned out to be two handsome mature men which is a shock in the wrestling biz



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 02:36:52 PM
Ivan Putski
(http://www.wrestlingzone.ru/images/iputski2.jpg)

Ivan Looking Small

(http://www.titosantana.net/Santana_Putski_06.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Monster_Everything on December 23, 2008, 02:41:53 PM
Fook that....here is THE MAN...period, end of discussion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VomRP04cJ7M
Ric Flair was the master of the interview ........




WOOOOOOOOOOOOH


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 23, 2008, 02:43:54 PM
the most entertaining wrestler ever was the great THE ROCK

I'm thinking how old is this kid and then I check your profile. You're only 19. WOW, Wrestling stopped being good before you were born.  ::)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Monster_Everything on December 23, 2008, 02:45:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtyM-kfVQsw


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 02:45:24 PM
greatest Flair promo of all time IMO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5DIjKEAnXQ


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 23, 2008, 02:46:19 PM
RE: bob roop,

is he the guy who popularized the "sugar hold" in the US?

I know that Stu was using it as his pet hold when he streched guys in the dungeon but I heard that Roop was using it in Florida


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Monster_Everything on December 23, 2008, 02:47:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYRJLr90vSA


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Monster_Everything on December 23, 2008, 02:48:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmJu-qtgpDo


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 02:48:48 PM
I loved Savage, he was an awesome worker. The promos were a little out there though haha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 02:49:28 PM
Flair is maybe the best of all time in my book.

My old man said the match with him and Shawn was one of the best matches he has ever seen.  That is a very big complement cause my dad does not give anyone props.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 02:50:44 PM
RE: bob roop,

is he the guy who popularized the "sugar hold" in the US?

I know that Stu was using it as his pet hold when he streched guys in the dungeon but I heard that Roop was using it in Florida
There was amatch with hima nd my old man on youtube but it got taken down


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 23, 2008, 02:52:37 PM
Flair is maybe the best of all time in my book.

My old man said the match with him and Shawn was one of the best matches he has ever seen.  That is a very big complement cause my dad does not give anyone props.

Flair's best match was at Starcade 83. I think he faced Ricky The Steamboat Dragon if I'm not mistaken. He also had an amazing steal cage match versus Don Muraco. Man was there all kinds of blood shed. Wrestling was wrestling until about 1989. After that, it went downhill. It was still watchable until about 2000, but it lost its magic by then.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 02:53:35 PM
Flair's best match was at Starcade 83. I think he faced Ricky The Steamboat Dragon if I'm not mistaken. He also had an amazing steal cage match versus Don Muraco. Man was there all kinds of blood shed. Wrestling was wrestling until about 1989. After that, it went downhill. It was still watchable until about 2000, but it lost its magic by then.
Him and Ricky had a lot of good matches


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 23, 2008, 02:54:05 PM
There was amatch with hima nd my old man on youtube but it got taken down

I know "old timers" always use the phrase "I was about to put the "Sugar" on him" in reference to when they were shooting

I emailed josh barnett and asked him if he knew what the sugar hold was and he totally kayfabed me.

I'm sure your dad knows the hold

It is like a saddle mounted quarter nelson strech


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 23, 2008, 02:56:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtyM-kfVQsw
Macho Man, right there: My favourite. Does anyone else remember the Wrestling cards that came in the Hostess chips bags way back when? Took our house all Summer to get the whole series. We couldn't give/trade away Koko B Ware cards to anyone, and we must of smoked ate our way though a ton of chips to get the final Kamala card. We had them all placed with pride on our fridge door.  ;D  


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 02:56:35 PM
Flair's best match was at Starcade 83. I think he faced Ricky The Steamboat Dragon if I'm not mistaken. He also had an amazing steal cage match versus Don Muraco. Man was there all kinds of blood shed. Wrestling was wrestling until about 1989. After that, it went downhill. It was still watchable until about 2000, but it lost its magic by then.
His shit with Funk was great too. Flair probably is the best of all time simply because of all the guys he carried to great matches in every territory. These weren't 10 minute matches either usually closer to 45-60 minutes.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 23, 2008, 02:58:04 PM
karl gotch (even though he "passed on" a year ago (or so))
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/salvatorewrx/Karl_Gotch_s_Clock_head_scissor.jpg)

(http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/images10/karl_gotch.gif)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 03:00:26 PM
Flair's best match was at Starcade 83. I think he faced Ricky The Steamboat Dragon if I'm not mistaken. He also had an amazing steal cage match versus Don Muraco. Man was there all kinds of blood shed. Wrestling was wrestling until about 1989. After that, it went downhill. It was still watchable until about 2000, but it lost its magic by then.

Starcade 83 was Flair vs. Race.  "A Flair for the Gold."  Gene Kiniski was the special ref.

Here is a decent vid of it...with Solie calling the action.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt5d4_flair-vs-race-starcade-83_sport


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 03:01:47 PM
Starcade 83 was Flair vs. Race.  "A Flair for the Gold."  Gene Kiniski was the special ref.

Here is a decent vid of it...with Solie calling the action.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt5d4_flair-vs-race-starcade-83_sport


Solie is the greatest announcer of all time


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 03:04:02 PM
Solie is the greatest announcer of all time

NO QUESTION.  Nobody else is even close.  He could get me interested in Ron Rossie vs. Buzz Sawyer. haha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 23, 2008, 03:07:29 PM
I was born and raised in the Northeast and I even know that Gordon Solie was the greatest announcer of all time

I do, however, that Mauro Ranallo is very gordon solie- like .  I know that will get alot of heat but Mauro is the best announcer in pro wrestling, which is ironic since he doesnt have a steady pro wrestling announcing gig.  He does, however, do all the wrestling announcing on the Fight Network


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
I was born and raised in the Northeast and I even know that Gordon Solie was the greatest announcer of all time

I do, however, that Mauro Ranallo is very gordon solie- like .  I know that will get alot of heat but Mauro is the best announcer in pro wrestling, which is ironic since he doesnt have a steady pro wrestling announcing gig.  He does, however, do all the wrestling announcing on the Fight Network

I've never heard him, but he has to be better than JR.  I'll take your word for it.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: kyomu on December 23, 2008, 03:14:41 PM
watch this haha i laughed my ass off


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mfFNyQRirY

guy has it all
The rock is great.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 23, 2008, 03:15:49 PM
Flair is maybe the best of all time in my book.

My old man said the match with him and Shawn was one of the best matches he has ever seen.  That is a very big complement cause my dad does not give anyone props.
Can't agree. Flair has had the best career. But there is absolutely no doubt Shawn Michaels is the greatest wrestler ever! This guy brings it every single match for twenty some years. He and the Undertaker are destined to fued again. If anyone is worthy of beating the Undertaker at Wrestlemania it's HBK.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 23, 2008, 03:16:23 PM
I've never heard him, but he has to be better than JR.  I'll take your word for it.

JR is still good but the fact that he is "The office guy" kinda sorta kills his credibility with me

JR pushes the guys he wants to push no matter what the program is--ask bart gunn


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Rudee on December 23, 2008, 03:17:43 PM
damn macho man looks fuckin horrible.

Horrible?   He's close to 60 years old now.   He's simply letting his hair grow out naturally without coloring it.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 03:18:15 PM
Can't agree. Flair has had the best career. But there is absolutely no doubt Shawn Michaels is the greatest wrestler ever! This guy brings it every single match for twenty some years. He and the Undertaker are destined to fued again. If anyone is worthy of beating the Undertaker at Wrestlemania it's HBK.

Ask Shawn who he thinks is the best...  8)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 23, 2008, 03:23:47 PM
Ask Shawn who he thinks is the best...  8)
Put Shawn in the ring with any wrestler and Shawn always makes them shine. I've been watching wrestling for thirty years and Shawn Michaels is the best. Flairs my all time favorite by far. But for wrestling skill Michaels is all around the best wrestling that has ever lived. Why do you think Flair let him win the retirement match.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 03:25:44 PM
Put Shawn in the ring with any wrestler and Shawn always makes them shine. I've been watching wrestling for thirty years and Shawn Michaels is the best. Flairs my all time favorite by far. But for wrestling skill Michaels is all around the best wrestling that has ever lived. Why do you think Flair let him win the retirement match.


Shawn Michaels is one of the few wrestlers I have seen be a ass hole in the locker room to some kids the other is Kevin Nash


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 03:29:15 PM
(http://www.canoe.ca/WrestlingImagesS/steele_george3.jpg)

(http://www.bbrownvideo.com/images/pics/GeorgeTheAnimalSteeleandWIldBBrown.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 23, 2008, 03:31:20 PM

Shawn Michaels is one of the few wrestlers I have seen be a ass hole in the locker room to some kids the other is Kevin Nash

Nash is a prick, met him once.


As for Michaels vs Flair.  I've also been watching for close to 30 years, damn I'm getting old, and Flair is still the best.  The running joke was that Flair could put a broom over. Michaels is much the same, but I think Flair was better on the mic (nobody is close).  Like I said, just ask Michaels.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 03:33:41 PM
Billy Jack Haynes

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/b/billyjackhaynes/05.jpg)


(http://z.about.com/d/prowrestling/1/0/E/-/-/-/billyjackhaynes.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 03:35:25 PM
Nash is a prick, met him once.


As for Michaels vs Flair.  I've also been watching for close to 30 years, damn I'm getting old, and Flair is still the best.  The running joke was that Flair could put a broom over. Michaels is much the same, but I think Flair was better on the mic (nobody is close).  Like I said, just ask Michaels.
The other thing is, Flair wrestled guys in little territories in Buttfuck, Mississippi and made their guy look like a million bucks.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 03:37:47 PM
The other thing is, Flair wrestled guys in little territories in Buttfuck, Mississippi and made their guy look like a million bucks.


Lots of guys have done that


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 03:39:52 PM

Lots of guys have done that
true, but he did it for over 30 years. Besided his work in the mid 90's when he was buried, he was alway was on his game.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 03:50:20 PM
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/Bios/destroyer.jpg)


(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2008/03/19/destroyer_basilio.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on December 23, 2008, 03:56:22 PM
.

Harley Race looks like a baaaaaad mother  SHUT YO MOUTH!!!

I don't care if he is 9,000 years old, I'll bet he can legitimately kick ass...even if he doesn't have "ground skills"


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on December 23, 2008, 03:59:08 PM
I bet  no one knows who Bob Roop is

I never saw him wrestle, but I remember reading some wrestling magazine when I was a kid and I saw where he had beaten Kevin Sullivan (the pre-Satanic, "patriotic" Sullivan) with a "foreign object" but denied having used one.  I don't know why that article sticks out in my mind like it does.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: bigbobs on December 23, 2008, 03:59:51 PM
Got any recent ones of Bad News Brown?

He died a few years ago in Calgary, Canada and was working as a security guard at the time.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on December 23, 2008, 04:01:13 PM
Gory, Eddies dad Saved my old mans life one night in El Paso.  He was leaving the ring and a fan was coming after him from behind with a knife.  My dad did not see the guy a Gory tackled him.

My wife is from El Paso (Juarez originally) and she used to go to the matches with her brother all the time.  Used to watch Mando, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras, etc. 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:03:03 PM
Got any recent ones of Bad News Brown?

He died a few years ago in Calgary, Canada and was working as a security guard at the time.

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/03/06/coage.jpg)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 23, 2008, 04:03:13 PM
Harley Race looks like a baaaaaad mother  SHUT YO MOUTH!!!

I don't care if he is 9,000 years old, I'll bet he can legitimately kick ass...even if he doesn't have "ground skills"


The man can barely walk today.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 23, 2008, 04:04:11 PM
harley race has the most manliest voice I have ever heard


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:05:02 PM
harley race has the most manliest voice I have ever heard

it's very distinctive


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 04:05:35 PM
rock and roll express
(http://www.411mania.com/game_screenshots/1380.jpg)
(http://ultimatenwa.com/images/Ricky%20&%20Robert.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on December 23, 2008, 04:07:31 PM
I'm much more of an old school NWA fan.  Nothing like the mid-atlantic and Georgia promotions in the late 70's thru the 80's. 

Amen...I grew up in Roanoke,VA (same hometown as Tony White aka Tony Atlas)...loved Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and was in heaven when we got cable and I was exposed to Ga Championship Wrestling w/ Gordon Solie...I still call the suplex "Su-play" in honor of how Gordon pronounced it.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 04:11:01 PM
dynamite kid
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn305/cula13/wrestling/dynamite_kid_1.jpg)
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/d/dynamitekid/05.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on December 23, 2008, 04:12:28 PM
NO QUESTION.  Nobody else is even close.  He could get me interested in Ron Rossie vs. Buzz Sawyer. haha

Or the all time classic Charlie Fulton vs Mike Feber (in kayfabe neither had ever won a match...I think Fulton won this one).


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:14:58 PM
dynamite kid
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn305/cula13/wrestling/dynamite_kid_1.jpg)
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/d/dynamitekid/05.jpg)


I just read Bret Harts book .  He says a lot of bad shit about Dynamite, that he was a true ass hole .


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on December 23, 2008, 04:15:48 PM
The man can barely walk today.

I'm sorry to hear that.  He still looks tough, though.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mame09 on December 23, 2008, 04:16:19 PM
favorites were razor ramon vs shawn michaels in the first ladder match

but the brett "the hit man" hart was greatest wrestler not for talking but for pure wrestling entertainment

"i am the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be"   greatest line in history


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 04:16:30 PM

I just read Bret Harts book .  He says a lot of bad shit about Dynamite, that he was a true ass hole .
Yeah i heard its great. I read a story that when Davey Boy thought he was taking his first injection, Dynamite put milk in the syringe. Guy sounded like a horror story.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Drama Queen on December 23, 2008, 04:17:41 PM
To my mom ? that weird
That's your Mom?  I didn't know that,  I apologize


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:18:12 PM
favorites were razor ramon vs shawn michaels in the first ladder match

but the brett "the hit man" hart was greatest wrestler not for talking but for pure wrestling entertainment

"i am the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be"   greatest line in history

Not true Stu Hart used to have them in his promotion all the time in Canada before Shawn and razor were even wrestling


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:18:55 PM
That's your Mom?  I didn't know that,  I apologize

Yep thats my parants.  Its ok.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:24:35 PM
Honky Tonk Man

(http://lobsterbush.com/vintagewwf/singles1/honky1.jpg)

(http://www.cprompt.ca/Debbie/images/Honky_Tonk_Man_and_Debra_Bailey_Sept_2006.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 23, 2008, 04:26:58 PM
Not true Stu Hart used to have them in his promotion all the time in Canada before Shawn and razor were even wrestling
Seen the Brett movie, Wrestling with Shadows. Karl? Pretty damn good.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 04:27:49 PM
sid
(http://wrestlemania-fans.com/wrestlemaniaVIII/images/sid_justice.jpg)
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/08/04/vicious_march2007_aoki.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 04:28:45 PM
Seen the Brett movie, Wrestling with Shadows. Karl? Pretty damn good.
It's good. Bret was a great worker, but he is such a mark for himself IMO.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:29:51 PM
Seen the Brett movie, Wrestling with Shadows. Karl? Pretty damn good.
Yes I did I thought it was good.   I thought Beyond the mat was good also.  My family is very close with Terry and Dory Funk Jr.  The part about Terry was good.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:30:49 PM
sid
(http://wrestlemania-fans.com/wrestlemaniaVIII/images/sid_justice.jpg)
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/08/04/vicious_march2007_aoki.JPG)


I have seen Sid looking a lot worse.   He was one of the nicest wrestlers I got to meet when I was a kid


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: kiwiol on December 23, 2008, 04:32:23 PM
Anyone got any pics / info / stories of The Texas Tornado (Kerry Von Eric)? Guy had a great build (better than Ultimate Warrior and Lex Luger) but died while he was quite young :-\


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Aloysius Buffalupagous on December 23, 2008, 04:33:26 PM
What ever happened to that fat slob whose gimmick it was to shit his trunks and eat the turnbuckle?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 04:37:18 PM
Anyone got any pics / info / stories of The Texas Tornado (Kerry Von Eric)? Guy had a great build (better than Ultimate Warrior and Lex Luger) but died while he was quite young :-\
From everything i'v heard he was a big time druggie/ He lost is leg in a bike accident i think and wrestled with a prosthetic after that.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 04:38:47 PM
What ever happened to that fat slob whose gimmick it was to shit his trunks and eat the turnbuckle?
George Steele?
(http://www.wwfchamps.com/images/389-002.gif)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 23, 2008, 04:47:46 PM
favorites were razor ramon vs shawn michaels in the first ladder match

but the brett "the hit man" hart was greatest wrestler not for talking but for pure wrestling entertainment

"i am the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be"   greatest line in history
Yeah thats why HBK totally smoked him in the Ironman Match. One of the greatest entrances ever. Then the kick heard round the world to end the match. Hitman is top five greatest ever though in my book.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 23, 2008, 04:54:03 PM

Shawn Michaels is one of the few wrestlers I have seen be a ass hole in the locker room to some kids the other is Kevin Nash
Thats the thing about HBK. His whole career you can tell he's a jerk off. The guy is just so great in the ring you cannot not like him. He's terrible on the mic. Now with this whole God thing? Either way P4P he's the best wrestler to ever put on a pair of tights. Every match he's in he's 150%. Sweet Chin Music.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 04:55:14 PM
Anyone got any pics / info / stories of The Texas Tornado (Kerry Von Eric)? Guy had a great build (better than Ultimate Warrior and Lex Luger) but died while he was quite young :-\

I was about 7 or 8 my dad Bobby Heenan and Kerry were all talking backstage at a WWF house show and out of no where Kerry said   " ya I think I'm gonna take my wife to see that movie" and walked away.   They were talking about the Dallas Cowboys ha ha.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 23, 2008, 04:59:06 PM
I was about 7 or 8 my dad Bobby Heenan and Kerry were all talking backstage at a WWF house show and out of no where Kerry said   " ya I think I'm gonna take my wife to see that movie" and walked away.   They were talking about the Dallas Cowboys ha ha.

who's your dad man?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 05:00:21 PM
who's your dad man?

Killer Karl Kox


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Aloysius Buffalupagous on December 23, 2008, 05:05:00 PM
George Steele?
(http://www.wwfchamps.com/images/389-002.gif)

Dat's the guy. He looks quite the retard but he is actually well educated, getting a masters degree before college became a diploma mill.

He's 71 and still kicking


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Steele


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 05:06:33 PM
Ronnie Garvin

(http://www.bodyslamming.com/other/pics/ronniegarvin.jpg)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 05:09:44 PM
Barry Windham

(http://www.wrestlingzone.ru/images/windham1.jpg)


(http://www.cprompt.ca/windhams/barry/images/windhaminyellow.jpg)





Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Coach on December 23, 2008, 05:17:41 PM
Killer Karl Kox better known to be as the old man   wrestled for almost 30 years all over the world making a good life for his family and him self.   When I was born he retiered to be at home with his new baby ;D
.
http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/k/killer-karl-kox.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_Karl_Kox

VERY cool Karl 8)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 05:18:42 PM
sgt slaughter
(http://www.mastercollector.com/neat/gijoe/neworleans/bigsgtslaughter.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Wwe_wrestler_sgt_slaughter.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 23, 2008, 05:21:27 PM
Paul Orndoff
(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x310/The_Ultimate_Wrestling_Gallery/O%20-%20P/PaulOrndorff003.jpg)
(http://top2bottom.net/Paul%20Orndorff-Mr.%20Wonderful.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 05:26:48 PM
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/h/haku/13.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 05:27:49 PM
(http://www.wrestlingzone.ru/images/bass3.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 05:29:21 PM
Buddy Roberts
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/b/buddyroberts/03.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: bigdumbbell on December 23, 2008, 05:55:43 PM
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o110/revmyspace/sports/wwe-goldberg-scroll2.jpg)

(http://blue.ddandhservices.com/images/thumbs/Picture%2020.jpg)
::)   my favorite part of the shows were:
the promotional interviews. 
The Grand Wizard and The fat guy with the undertaker were my favorites.
and most particularly the early days of the WWF when the midgets got married.  that was one of my favorite shows.  the wrestling i didnt care too much for.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Peaking at 45 !!! on December 23, 2008, 09:23:33 PM
Great thread !!!   :)    One of the funniest things I remember is George the Animal Steele setting fire to the hairs on his chest with a bic lighter !!!

Another great moment was Superfly Snuka standing on top of Andre the Giants shoulders and doing his superfly leap from there.

For those who remember, Vince McMahon was one hell of a play by play announcer when he used to do it !!!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Dballn247 on December 23, 2008, 09:59:11 PM
Great thread.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 10:33:56 PM
Kevin Von Erich
(http://www.wrestlingworld.it/Historical/Biografie/vonerich%20family/kevinfromkevinolson5.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 10:36:32 PM
Greg Valintine

(http://www.wrestlingtradingcards.com/images/1991_wwf_merlin_ita/16.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 10:42:22 PM
Luna Vachaon one of the nicest wrestlers I have ever met

(http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/Superstars/bio/6623156)

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2008/07/28/LunaVachonheadlocksfanCarlFrance.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 11:05:10 PM
The Blackjacks

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/b/blackjacks/01.jpg)

(http://blackjackmulligan.net/images/temp_images/TEMP_WWEHOF_Blackjacks_jpg.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 11:21:21 PM
Cyclone Negro my old man has nothing but good thing to say about this guy



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 11:22:53 PM
The Dr. Of Style Slick  Good manager


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 23, 2008, 11:24:44 PM
Buddy Lane  


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 12:39:05 AM
Carlos Colone


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 12:44:01 AM
Virgil

(http://www.wrestlingtradingcards.com/images/1989_wwf_classic/34.jpg)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: gracie bjj on December 24, 2008, 01:08:40 AM
cool pics,thanks karl


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on December 24, 2008, 01:11:35 AM
Cyclone Negro my old man has nothing but good thing to say about this guy



Ironically, Cyclone Negro was involved in a match that first made me think wrestling wasn't real.  He was taking on Tony Atlas in Roanoke,VA in a "taped fist match"   Cyclone was being managed by The Missouri Mauler at that time (1978 or 1979, Mid Atlantic)...the match went back and forth and at one point, Tony Atlas tried to punch Cyclone, who ducked.  It caught the referee right in the face, and he fell but jumped right back up.  A few minutes later, when both wrestlers were coming out of the ropes, Cyclone and the ref collided - barely shoulder to shoulder contact - and the referee was KTFO...come on!!!  Of course, MM jumped in and he and Cyclone double-teamed Tony until the crowd started chanting "People's Champ" and Tony got all Hulk Hogan-like invinvicble and beat them both out of the ring.  I left the Roanoke Civic Center that night older and wiser.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: littleguns on December 24, 2008, 03:17:42 AM
I think it's sad that some of the guys in the 50's+ are still on independent shows, i:e Nasty Boys, Valentine etc etc


Not sure if it the addiction or the fact that these guys have no other skills as well as no money and it is all they can do...


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 24, 2008, 05:30:12 AM
What a fun thread. Takes me back to my childhood.

Here's a clip of Karl's dad taking on Stan "The Lariat" Hansen with a very young Bobby Heenan outside the ring.  One of my earliest pro wrestling memories was of Hansen breaking Bruno Sammartino's neck.

Youtube won't let me embed the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbduPzPchGA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbduPzPchGA)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: shootfighter1 on December 24, 2008, 05:45:42 AM
This thread is classic.  Thanks Karl.

Wrestling in the 80s was the heyday IMO, after then it became too comercialized.  I imagine it was great in the 70s too but thats before my time.  Being a real wrestler, I enjoyed the guys who were shooters and did hard work matches early on.  Outside of that, Flair was the king.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: rayrod on December 24, 2008, 06:27:47 AM
How about bulldog don kent


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 06:31:15 AM
jimmy hart
(http://www.ringsidefest.com/rsf07_jimmy_hart.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Jimmy_Hart.jpg/378px-Jimmy_Hart.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Smokincrazy on December 24, 2008, 06:58:34 AM
Haku was actually a bad ass in real life and most of the wrestlers never fucked with him.  He actually tore out Jesse Barr's eye when Jesse spit on a ditch digger in Puerto Rico.

Tony Atlas was and is still jacked

Larry Zybsyko used to work at the Zayres department store by my house

Shane Douglas used live in Rochester,PA by my house

Mick Foley went to Domenic Denucci's wrestling school which was close to Rochester

Bruiser Brody flushed all of David Von Erichs drugs in Japan before they came to his room and found him

Bruno Sammartino used to run at my grade school


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 07:39:51 AM
I love this thread.  It's funny how so many have come out of the woodwork to chime in. 

I was never much of a comic book reader as a kid, and we used to attend tons of "house shows" in the Carolina's when I was growing up.


I once saw Flair wrestle Wahoo McDaniels on the Cherokee reservation here in NC.  Talk about HEAT.  Before the match even started a guy in the crowd threw a chunk of brick at Flair, missed him and it hit the ref in the mouth.  They carried the poor guy out right beside us, he was bleeding like crazy and missing some toofers.  Ah, good times...good times...


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 07:45:40 AM
Ole Anderson
(http://www.1wrestlinglegends.com/crowbarpress/insideout/olehs.jpg)
(http://www.jjdillon.com/gallery/jj-cam/2007-08-10%20FF%20JJ%20Dillon%20and%20Ole%20Anderson.gif)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:21:55 AM
What a fun thread. Takes me back to my childhood.

Here's a clip of Karl's dad taking on Stan "The Lariat" Hansen with a very young Bobby Heenan outside the ring.  One of my earliest pro wrestling memories was of Hansen breaking Bruno Sammartino's neck.

Youtube won't let me embed the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbduPzPchGA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbduPzPchGA)




There was a lot more matches of him on youtube they got taken down


Ole Anderson
(http://www.1wrestlinglegends.com/crowbarpress/insideout/olehs.jpg)
(http://www.jjdillon.com/gallery/jj-cam/2007-08-10%20FF%20JJ%20Dillon%20and%20Ole%20Anderson.gif)

Anderson was my dads boss in Georgia for a while when he was wrestling for Jim Barnett.    Ole says some stuff about my dad in his book that my dad says is not true.   I'm not sure that they like each other too much


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:24:01 AM
This guy got my dad sent home from a tour in Australia.   They hate each other with a passion.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: nhwood on December 24, 2008, 08:35:37 AM
Killer Karl Kox


Didnt he "rastle" in the old Sportatorium (sp) in Dallas?  I remeber going to those shows when I was little dude.  I grew up watching the Von Erics and Free Birds battle.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 24, 2008, 09:30:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ldoz0RFPV0


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 24, 2008, 09:31:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSgBuIMeiWI

funny shit


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 24, 2008, 09:35:09 AM
savage bein a savage haha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5T90yIt_MQ


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: GetItOnNY on December 24, 2008, 09:38:45 AM
Tony Altas is a friend of mine.Tonys birth Name is Anthony White, his birth day is April 23, he is 54 years old.I know this because I try to call him every year on his birthday.Tony is a really really nice guy.He was the reason I started bodybuilding.After seeing him on TV, I alaways wanted to be built like him.Anyways I met him about 5 years ago at a convention and we keep in contact 3-4 times a year.Tony is a great guy, and really down to earth.He had the best body of any wrestler period.He won the Mr USA title twice, and several other bodybuilding contests.Tony in his prime had a 60" chest a 30" waist, and 23 1/2" arms, and bench pressed 659lbs.The only anabolics he ever took was testosterone and d-ball tabs.Imagine if he had the crap they have today, beack then.HE told me when he won the Mr USA, the first time, he only prepaired for the show for only 4 weeks.Ivan Putski the Polish power was getting ready for the show, and talked Tony into doing the show with him.So tony did the show, and won.
Tony did not, and still doesnt not like Rocky Johnson.He told me Rocky Johnson is a snake, He said, " Rocky Johnson "wouldnt have anything to do with anybody that was African American, he only had white friends and would only date white girls.He said that Rocky, and 3 other wrestlers were in Texas getting ready for a match.Rocky rented a car, and dropped Tony and the 3 other wrestlers off at the hotel rooms, and had agreed to pick them up that night for the matchs.Rocky picked up the 3 other wrestlers that were white, but didnt pick up Tony Altas.
Tony told me there was a time were Rick Martel left a car at Rocky Johnsons house, while he went home to Canada for the summer.Rocky Johnsonm sold Rick Martels car to another wrestler.Rick came back looking for his car and Rocky told him he didnt know it was.When Rick Martel found out Rocky sold his car, Rocky never did give Rick Martel the money he sold his car for.
Tony just signed with the WWE, again, but up until then he had his own wrestling organization Atlas championship Wrestling and is a personal trainer at Fitness World.He lives up in Maine and still loooks really good for being 54 years old.
There was never a wrestler who ever was as muscular, or looked as good as Tony Atlas


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: tommywishbone on December 24, 2008, 11:15:38 AM
jimmy hart
(http://www.ringsidefest.com/rsf07_jimmy_hart.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Jimmy_Hart.jpg/378px-Jimmy_Hart.jpg)

 ;D ;D  Whenever Jimmy and the WWF boys were training at Gold's Venice, Jimmy Hart would come to the front desk and say, "Fuck that shit, I'm just gonna hang out here with you guys." He would eat a few protein bars, talk to the girls and then leave when the cats were finished training.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on December 24, 2008, 11:35:15 AM
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/03/06/coage.jpg)


bad news brown aka allen coage was a judo champ  i've heard he punked out andre the giant after andre made a racial slur.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on December 24, 2008, 11:38:43 AM
What ever happened to that fat slob whose gimmick it was to shit his trunks and eat the turnbuckle?
you got two guys there bastian booger shit himself and george the animal steel ate the turnbuckle.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 12:36:18 PM
bad news brown aka allen coage was a judo champ  i've heard he punked out andre the giant after andre made a racial slur.

Not saying you are lying since you are just passing what you heard, but I HIGHLY doubt that story.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 12:39:10 PM
(http://hs.houstonisd.org/WaltripHS/TriviaFolder/calaway_YB.jpg)
(http://www.gerweck.net/undertaker.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 12:40:07 PM
haha, Mass, great then/now pic of Taker. haha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: CalvinH on December 24, 2008, 12:46:49 PM
(http://hs.houstonisd.org/WaltripHS/TriviaFolder/calaway_YB.jpg)
(http://www.gerweck.net/undertaker.jpg)




Thats not Mean Mark.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 24, 2008, 12:50:12 PM
Not saying you are lying since you are just passing what you heard, but I HIGHLY doubt that story.
x2              How do you use judo on a mountain!? I just see Andre laughing. 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 12:55:31 PM
(http://www.lifeinlegacy.com/2007/0310/LaddErnie.jpg)




(http://www.azfl.com/AIM/ErnieLaddtiff.gif)



and from his football days...

(http://www.findagrave.com/photos/2007/70/18351731_117370822661.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 01:00:16 PM
Mae young
(http://www.prowrestlingdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/maeyoungwrestlingsy2.jpg)
(http://www.wrestlingzone.ru/images/mae.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 01:41:12 PM
(http://www.lifeinlegacy.com/2007/0310/LaddErnie.jpg)




(http://www.azfl.com/AIM/ErnieLaddtiff.gif)




and from his football days...

(http://www.findagrave.com/photos/2007/70/18351731_117370822661.jpg)

My dad helped train Ernie, the were very good friends .   It was very sad when he died

Mae young
(http://www.prowrestlingdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/maeyoungwrestlingsy2.jpg)
(http://www.wrestlingzone.ru/images/mae.jpg)


He also said he saw Mae Young beat the hell out many dudes in bars


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 01:58:10 PM
Ernie was a class act from everybody I've heard mention him.  What an athlete.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 02:07:48 PM
Ernie was a class act from everybody I've heard mention him.  What an athlete.

My Dad and JYD when they were babyfaces lost the tag titles to Ernie and Thunder Bolt Paterson


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 02:09:19 PM
My Dad and JYD when they were babyfaces lost the tag titles to Ernie and Thunder Bolt Paterson

JYD....quite a character from what I've read.  Thunderbolt wrestled quite a bit in the mid-atlantic before my time.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 02:18:18 PM
Brian Blair 1/2 of the Killer Bee's

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/b/brianblair/02.jpg)

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/b/brianblair/03.jpg)

Jim Brunzell the half of the Killer Bee's

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/j/jimbrunzel/03.jpg)

(http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Arena/9893/brunzel1.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 02:19:44 PM
Sweet cheetah pants!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 02:21:29 PM
Brian Blair needs to be humbled.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 02:21:52 PM
Sweet cheetah pants!

Thats Tom Zenk


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 02:25:56 PM
Thats Tom Zenk

The Z-man!  Wasn't the rumor that he could have been a really big star, but had no drive?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 02:31:20 PM
The Z-man!   Wasn't the rumor that he could have been a really big star, but had no drive?

I herd that he did not know how to keep his mouth shut.  I think WWF had big plans for him but he left and went to WCW and they did nothing with him.  That happend to a lot of guys, then they were stuck there because of their contract.      Tom was good partners with Rick Martel  The Can-am Conection


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 24, 2008, 02:32:58 PM
I herd that he did not know how to keep his mouth shut.  I think WWF had big plans for him but he left and went to WCW and they did nothing with him.  That happend to a lot of guys, then they were stuck there because of their contract.      Tom was good partners with Rick Martel  The Can-am Conection

I thought Martel made a decent AWA champ back in the day, but Stan took the title by submission...ouch!  He must have ticked off Gagne.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 02:43:03 PM
The Barbarian

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/b/barbarian/14.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/gdamron/IMG_0004-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 24, 2008, 02:47:40 PM
Honky Tonk looks like he's half way through his sex-change.  ;D

/and it's taking!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: tommywishbone on December 24, 2008, 02:53:23 PM
Honky Tonk looks like he's half way through his sex-change.  ;D

/and it's taking!

 :D

No you didn't! Ain't nobody better say nothin' bad about Honky Tonk Man.  Please... don't be cruel.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 24, 2008, 02:57:18 PM
:D

No you didn't! Ain't nobody better say nothin' bad about Honky Tonk Man.  Please... don't be cruel.
LOL. You're drunker than I am! Nya-nya!  :D


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 24, 2008, 02:57:53 PM
My Dad and JYD when they were babyfaces lost the tag titles to Ernie and Thunder Bolt Paterson

you ever do any wrestling yourself Karl?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 24, 2008, 02:59:09 PM
Yeah you can't say anything bad about Honky. He was all around a great entertainer. Arguably the greatest IC champ ever.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 03:01:22 PM
Yeah you can't say anything bad about Honky. He was all around a great entertainer. Arguably the greatest IC champ ever.
hahaha he was such a dick. He played that character perfectly, his ring psychology more than made up for his lack of in ring ability.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 03:03:28 PM
you ever do any wrestling yourself Karl?
No, I helped my dad at a school for a while that belonged to a friend of his.  I know how to work but have never had a match.  My brother works for a Indy Promotion he does the Tv Commentary and a little managing.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 24, 2008, 03:10:01 PM
The whole thing. His hair, mic skills, acting like he was a recording artist, and hitting people with the guitar. As well as Jimmy Heart. The guy was one of the great ones.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: big L dawg on December 24, 2008, 03:13:05 PM
No, I helped my dad at a school for a while that belonged to a friend of his.  I know how to work but have never had a match.  My brother works for a Indy Promotion he does the Tv Commentary and a little managing.

I figured with family connection's,and the fact your posting on a bodybuilding board.which means you might have some size.you could have threw your hat in the ring.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 03:13:08 PM
I miss the period of like 87-92. The golden age IMO. 93-96 sucked, then the Monday Night Wars and Attitude era was great and it started dropping off after 2002.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 24, 2008, 03:15:38 PM
I miss the period of like 87-92. The golden age IMO. 93-96 sucked, then the Monday Night Wars and Attitude era was great and it started dropping off after 2002.
I totally agree. I think that's why this thread has been so cool.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 24, 2008, 03:17:22 PM
I'm not like some of you dinosaurs, so i can't really comment on anything before 84 or so.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Griffith on December 24, 2008, 03:18:45 PM
but the brett "the hit man" hart was greatest wrestler not for talking but for pure wrestling entertainment

"i am the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be"   greatest line in history

The Brett 'The Hit Man' Hart and Shawn Michaels matches were my favourites.
There really was some bad blood between them....


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 24, 2008, 03:27:09 PM
The Brett 'The Hit Man' Hart and Shawn Michaels matches were my favourites.
There really was some bad blood between them....
Absolutely - and Brett movie aside - I saw them wrestle for at least 25-30 minutes. They were all over the ring and outside. It really was amazing. I mean real wresting holds and shit as well as the usual stuff. People went nuts. Oh, and it was the last time I saw Andre. He did not look healthy and really did not wrestle. He did go over the top rope but only kinda grabbed the guys as the went by him - no real ring stuff. He died shortly after.  :'(


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 24, 2008, 03:29:05 PM
The Brett 'The Hit Man' Hart and Shawn Michaels matches were my favourites.
There really was some bad blood between them....
Shawn Michaels is the worst thing that ever happened to the entire Heart Foundation. Best the is, best there was, and the best there ever will be? Bret Heart has a permanent foot print on his head from HBK.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Mr.1derful on December 24, 2008, 04:23:59 PM
Shawn Michaels is the worst thing that ever happened to the entire Heart Foundation. Best the is, best there was, and the best there ever will be? Bret Heart has a permanent foot print on his head from HBK.

Shawn Michaels was an immature prima donna who disrespected the business with his selfish behavior.  He didn't want to do the job and drop the belt, even though it had been done for him.  He was a big mouth, who when push came to shove would run away like a little girl. 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 24, 2008, 04:31:57 PM
My favorites are Heenan, Flair, and Mr. Perfect. Not Shawn Michaels. But HBK sets the bar higher and higher everytime he enters the ring. He's such a great athlete. There's still a Undertaker/HBK fued on the back burner. I'd bet if anyone is gonna beat the Undertaker at Wrestlemania? It's gonna be Shawn Michaels. For the fans. Hell in the cell II. Michaels vs. The Undertaker. It's gonna happen.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 06:47:38 PM
I figured with family connection's,and the fact your posting on a bodybuilding board.which means you might have some size.you could have threw your hat in the ring.



Well I got my hight from my mom, she is 5'1  My dad is 6'2  I am only 5'7 or so.    I do have a good bit of size just no hight.   


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 06:50:53 PM
Right now I'm watching Pat Paterson VS Ted DIbiase prior to the Million Dollar man gimmick from 1979 good match.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: gordiano on December 24, 2008, 06:53:33 PM
Maybe the greatest manager of all time.  He even managed my old man for a while



Seriously, unbelievable talent as a manager. I hated him as a kid, so you know he was doing his job.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 06:56:58 PM
Seriously, unbelievable talent as a manager. I hated him as a kid, so you know he was doing his job.



Yeah he was one of the few heels that would still work the crowd.   Great on the mic too.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:13:14 PM
Magnificent Don Muroco the Original Rock(http://ecwfrenchtribute.free.fr/HTLM/Photos/D/Don_Muraco/Don_Muraco_-_Don_Muraco_12.jpg)




(http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/Superstars/bio/4903766)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:13:56 PM
Heres one of him and my old man when he was young


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:17:11 PM
Padro Morales
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i55/jobber23/Hall%20Of%20Fame/moraleshof1.png)

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/p/pedromorales/08.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The True Adonis on December 24, 2008, 08:19:05 PM
THE GREATEST WRESTLER AND MY PERSONAL INSPIRATION.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmRRDtfu_8k


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The True Adonis on December 24, 2008, 08:20:33 PM
ANOTHER OF MY INSPIRATION!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL5yx2BHvYo


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The True Adonis on December 24, 2008, 08:21:41 PM
THE GREATEST EVER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUyfdqap26E


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:22:36 PM
ANOTHER OF MY INSPIRATION!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL5yx2BHvYo
Lanny Poffo is the Macho Mans Brother


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:26:17 PM
Lanny Pofo The Genius

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/09/26/genius4.JPG)

(http://www.bedofnailz.com/genius.jpg)

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/09/26/poffo2007.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The True Adonis on December 24, 2008, 08:28:37 PM
THE GREATEST.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAJfl7D8gTE


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:32:12 PM
Earl Hebner  

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/e/earlhebner/04.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2583933629_ed81ff0685.jpg?v=0)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:34:38 PM
Teddy Long

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/t/teddylong/01.jpg)

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/t/teddylong/02.jpg)

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/t/teddylong/06.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: bigdumbbell on December 24, 2008, 08:35:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIrkwWDGuEE


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:38:46 PM
Hillbilly Jim

(http://www.shelbyfree.com/hillbilly-jim-interview-20070122041104368-000.jpg)

(http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/hillbilly-jim-sirius-radio.jpg)

(http://lisaaprati.com/images/wwe_hillbilly_jim.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:42:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIrkwWDGuEE

Well everyone knows that Patterson is gay.  That guy could not wrestle for shit . He wishes he could be half the worker Paterson was.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:52:20 PM
Mike Rotundo ( IRS )

(http://rebuildingyear.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/200px-mike_rotunda.jpg)

(http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/309846/595072/4944284/obs-rotunda.jpg)

(http://www.bbrownvideo.com/images/pics/mrotundo.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 24, 2008, 08:58:12 PM
Skandar Akbar

My family is very close with him. He is a great historian for the business. He has lots of great stories when he is at my parents I always try to be there cause I know I will be entertained.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on December 24, 2008, 11:21:34 PM
Lanny Poffo is the Macho Mans Brother
Beat me to it!  :)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: pellius on December 24, 2008, 11:34:05 PM
This is where my love of big muscular men in underwear began.  The oil came later.

lol! Now that's a classic post right there. Classic on so many levels.

GetBig at it's finest.

Wiggs, I acknowledge you.

Carry on.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: arce1988 on December 25, 2008, 12:19:42 AM
TTT




 Boneless Wings Three 01.59  Plain
 

 Tender Strips One 01.29     Plain


 Original Chicken Sandwich One 01.29   Regular


 Original Chicken Sandwich One  01.29  Spicy



05.46


08.00


02.00



15.46




18.00
15.46

02.54
 




Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 09:30:37 AM
sid
(http://wrestlemania-fans.com/wrestlemaniaVIII/images/sid_justice.jpg)
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/08/04/vicious_march2007_aoki.JPG)

Man did Sid lose some serious size since the 1990's.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 09:32:21 AM
Anyone got any pics / info / stories of The Texas Tornado (Kerry Von Eric)? Guy had a great build (better than Ultimate Warrior and Lex Luger) but died while he was quite young :-\

I met him in the early 1990's. He committed suicide. So many of the Von Eric's died a tragic death. I think one died from getting electrocuted. Kevin is the last remaining Von Eric I believe.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 09:41:38 AM
The Barbarian

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/b/barbarian/14.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/gdamron/IMG_0004-2.jpg)

WOW, he became a fat slob   :P


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 09:44:47 AM
ANOTHER OF MY INSPIRATION!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL5yx2BHvYo

The genius was also Leaping Lanny Poffo. Randy Poffo Savage's real brother.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 09:45:31 AM
Lanny Pofo The Genius

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/09/26/genius4.JPG)

(http://www.bedofnailz.com/genius.jpg)

(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2007/09/26/poffo2007.jpg)

WOW has he changed!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 09:46:32 AM
Mike Rotundo ( IRS )

(http://rebuildingyear.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/200px-mike_rotunda.jpg)

(http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/309846/595072/4944284/obs-rotunda.jpg)

(http://www.bbrownvideo.com/images/pics/mrotundo.jpg)

He looks EXACTLY like the guy from Evil Dead!!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 09:48:26 AM
Everybody should check out this guys page. It is from a 2005 Wrestling Convention. There are SOOOOOOOO many wrestlers pics here. Enjoy: http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.superdave.info/405f4720.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.superdave.info/id39.htm&usg=__y8dOr-jM-cT_s2PVsihhhcva5IM=&h=626&w=500&sz=51&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=vEy21klL2OKaMM:&tbnh=136&tbnw=109&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbruno%2Bsammartino%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DX


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 25, 2008, 09:49:45 AM
hahah i was such a mark for IRS.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: tu_holmes on December 25, 2008, 10:54:08 AM
Magnum TA
(http://www.accelerator3359.com/Wrestling/pictures/magnumta.jpg)
(http://www.superdave.info/4eee0800.jpg)

Magnum would have been the NWA champ a few times if he hadn't been in that car accident... Shame.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on December 25, 2008, 01:41:33 PM
He looks EXACTLY like the guy from Evil Dead!!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o

Bruce Campbell!! Bruce Campbell is the greatest actor that has ever lived  PERIOD!!!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: polychronopolous on December 25, 2008, 02:00:42 PM
Skandar Akbar

My family is very close with him. He is a great historian for the business. He has lots of great stories when he is at my parents I always try to be there cause I know I will be entertained.

Hey Karl, I never was a really huge wrestling fan, I mean I know alot of the guys being posted from the late 80's and early 90's but when you get into all the technical stuff I am lost.

However, I grew up in the Metroplex so I am aware of the Von Erichs and all that, course.

I lived in Grapevine around 1987 (just a little kid, 1st grade) but I do remember the local wrestling show that would come on where the Von Erichs and Percy Pringle and Mark Emory would come on.

Anyways, if you remember that, then you will remember that they would always have these two older guys who would just kinda walk around the ring during the matches, I guess to stop from the crowd interference.

One of those guys lived in my apartment complex,(it was called Pearl Tree apartments at that time) I remember he had a room full wrestling memorabilla that was really cool. If I remember correctly his name or nickname was Curly, any recollections of him, maybe your father will remember him.



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 25, 2008, 02:35:18 PM
Bruce Campbell!! Bruce Campbell is the greatest actor that has ever lived  PERIOD!!!

I agree!  :D


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 25, 2008, 07:16:21 PM
Anyone who chimed in on this thread will really enjoy "The Wrestler" movie starring Mickey Rourke. The rave reviews of Rourke's performance are well-deserved. It was about 20 minutes into the movie, before I said to myself, "That's Mickey Rourke." He had me believing in his character from the first minute of the film.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: JBGRAY on December 25, 2008, 07:46:05 PM
The Road Warriors are one of my favorites(RIP Hawk).  Greatest tag team in history, they were the first to really bring a true brawling and dominant force when they started challenging the more technical-savvy Four Horsemen. 

Here's a few facts and figures about various wrestlers past and present from a longtime fan myself:

- Lex Luger is crippled and has become a Christian.

- There are many rumors that Macho Man had sex with a then underage Stephanie McMahon, which is the major reason that Vince Sr. hates him so much.

- Warlord of the Powers of Pain wrestling team was freakishly strong and had one of the more impressive physiques wrestling has ever seen.

- The Nasty Boys threw Ken Shamrock through a glass window in a hotel.

- Booker T served time in state prison for armed robbery of a Wendy's...while he was an employee of Wendy's.

- Big Van Vader once powerbombed a jobber so hard that it broke the jobber's back, crippling him for life.  Vader was so distraught over the situation that he was driven to tears.

- Big Van Vader's eye once popped out of his head during a match in Japan.

- Andre the Giant once fell asleep in the ring during a match with Big John Studd.  It is said that Andre liked to drink copious amounts of wine during his days.

- Kurt Angle kicked the shit out of Brock Lesnar while on a plane.

- JBL often bullies rookies.  As a practical joke, he likes to enter the shower area with a hardon and pretends to want to rape whoever is there. 

- Randy Orton took a shit in one of the WWE diva's luggage bags.

- Razor Ramone often no-showed events due to drunkedness.

- During WCW, Mr. Perfect, Lex Luger, and Konaan were under the ring apron to come out from under it after the main event, so they were under there for a couple of hours at least.  Mr. Perfect in the course of that time had to badly take a shit and did so in a metal bucket.  It's said the stench was so foul that both Luger and Konaan vomited underneath the ring.

- Triple H was trained in the ring by Killer Karl Kox himself(pretty sure its true??!!), and was also trained by legendary trainer Charles Glass.

- Rowdy Roddy Piper smashed a full bottle of beer against his forehead causing him to bleed profusely.  Like a champ, he went on with his live promo as if nothing happened.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 25, 2008, 07:49:27 PM
Everybody should check out this guys page. It is from a 2005 Wrestling Convention. There are SOOOOOOOO many wrestlers pics here. Enjoy: http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.superdave.info/405f4720.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.superdave.info/id39.htm&usg=__y8dOr-jM-cT_s2PVsihhhcva5IM=&h=626&w=500&sz=51&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=vEy21klL2OKaMM:&tbnh=136&tbnw=109&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbruno%2Bsammartino%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DX


This guy referees for the organization my brother works for, they are good friends



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 25, 2008, 07:51:43 PM
Hey Karl, I never was a really huge wrestling fan, I mean I know alot of the guys being posted from the late 80's and early 90's but when you get into all the technical stuff I am lost.

However, I grew up in the Metroplex so I am aware of the Von Erichs and all that, course.

I lived in Grapevine around 1987 (just a little kid, 1st grade) but I do remember the local wrestling show that would come on where the Von Erichs and Percy Pringle and Mark Emory would come on.

Anyways, if you remember that, then you will remember that they would always have these two older guys who would just kinda walk around the ring during the matches, I guess to stop from the crowd interference.

One of those guys lived in my apartment complex,(it was called Pearl Tree apartments at that time) I remember he had a room full wrestling memorabilla that was really cool. If I remember correctly his name or nickname was Curly, any recollections of him, maybe your father will remember him.



I don't know the names of the guys you are talking about.   But I think one of them was at a reunion a year or so ago.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 25, 2008, 07:52:23 PM
- Big Van Vader once powerbombed a jobber so hard that it broke the jobber's back, crippling him for life.  Vader was so distraught over the situation that he was driven to tears.





this was a work just to get Vader more over as a viscous killer heel

Quote
- Triple H was trained in the ring by Killer Karl Kox himself(pretty sure its true??!!), and was also trained by legendary trainer Charles Glass.

Killer Kowalski and I don't think he ever trained with charles glass cuz HHH was based in Massachussets during his formative



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 25, 2008, 08:00:13 PM
Quote
- Triple H was trained in the ring by Killer Karl Kox himself(pretty sure its true??!!), and was also trained by legendary trainer Charles Glass.

Not true it's Killer Kowalski.  My dad and HHH has only met like once


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 25, 2008, 08:25:15 PM
Tugboat Fred Taylor

(http://www.wrestlingtradingcards.com/images/1991_wwf_classic/48.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 25, 2008, 08:33:44 PM
Dan Spivey follow this link to his mug shot

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dwaylon%2Bmercy%26sp%3D1%26fr2%3D%26y%3DSearch%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-203%26x%3Dwrt%26js%3D1%26ni%3D21%26ei%3DUTF-8%26SpellState%3Dn-277917812_q-jQUXAosE3xd7cAiwUn.fywAAAA%40%40&w=139&h=187&imgurl=www.hcso.tampa.fl.us%2FBookPhoto%2FMUGImageASP.ASP%3FWCI%3DRetrieveImage%26amp%3BWCE%3DT07045320%26amp%3BWCU&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hcso.tampa.fl.us%2Fpub%3F%2FOnline%2Fqdisp%2Fbn%3D07045320&size=4.5kB&name=MUGImageASP.ASP&p=waylon+mercy&type=JPG&oid=8496eda6f0255750&no=6&tt=14&sigr=11p6jjhf1&sigi=12qcr3ftb&sigb=15kj8l2ac (http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dwaylon%2Bmercy%26sp%3D1%26fr2%3D%26y%3DSearch%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-203%26x%3Dwrt%26js%3D1%26ni%3D21%26ei%3DUTF-8%26SpellState%3Dn-277917812_q-jQUXAosE3xd7cAiwUn.fywAAAA%40%40&w=139&h=187&imgurl=www.hcso.tampa.fl.us%2FBookPhoto%2FMUGImageASP.ASP%3FWCI%3DRetrieveImage%26amp%3BWCE%3DT07045320%26amp%3BWCU&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hcso.tampa.fl.us%2Fpub%3F%2FOnline%2Fqdisp%2Fbn%3D07045320&size=4.5kB&name=MUGImageASP.ASP&p=waylon+mercy&type=JPG&oid=8496eda6f0255750&no=6&tt=14&sigr=11p6jjhf1&sigi=12qcr3ftb&sigb=15kj8l2ac)(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/d/danspivey/07.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 25, 2008, 08:46:52 PM
Disco Inferno Glen Gilberti

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YkJC6M5QJYc/RfodXICsY6I/AAAAAAAABSE/MhYbJh0RmNc/thegreat+commission+064.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: bigdumbbell on December 25, 2008, 08:49:14 PM
I LIKED DISCO'S HAIR


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 25, 2008, 08:54:00 PM
Red Bastein another good frien of the familys

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/r/redbastien/10.jpg)

(http://www.caulifloweralleyclub.org/memory_lane/2007Waterloo/P7143262-1.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Triple-H_2005 on December 26, 2008, 05:12:43 AM
The Barbarian

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/b/barbarian/14.jpg)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/gdamron/IMG_0004-2.jpg)
I worked a show wit Barbarian when I was in college, around summer of 2002.  Super nice guy and still strong as HELL!  Hands like a catcher's mitt when you shook.

He confirmed stories of Haku's bad-ass credentials, said NOBODY would mess with him!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Triple-H_2005 on December 26, 2008, 05:13:35 AM
I miss the period of like 87-92. The golden age IMO. 93-96 sucked, then the Monday Night Wars and Attitude era was great and it started dropping off after 2002.
Truth!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 26, 2008, 05:21:09 AM
Dan Spivey follow this link to his mug shot


Spivey looks worse than anybody for his age.  Wow.  Pretty cool on the arrest file it has one of his allias listed as "Dangerous Dan."  haha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 26, 2008, 06:39:24 AM
Razor Ramone often no-showed events due to drunkedness.

I wouldn't doubt this at all  ;D


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 26, 2008, 06:43:07 AM
Disco Inferno Glen Gilberti

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YkJC6M5QJYc/RfodXICsY6I/AAAAAAAABSE/MhYbJh0RmNc/thegreat+commission+064.JPG)

I remember how much I hated that guy when I was like 9 yr old or whatever haha.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Maxxx Testosterone on December 26, 2008, 07:27:17 AM
Hahahah Disco Inferno rulez ;)

I remember ine 2000 , the first show I ve wrestled, Abdullah was on the main event. And after the match he ate 2 large all dressed pizzas , with 2 pint of beer ...... great post match/workout meal ;)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 26, 2008, 07:39:45 AM
Hahahah Disco Inferno rulez ;)


I remember when he danced infront of goldberg and then almost got speared to death  ;D


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Smokincrazy on December 26, 2008, 08:43:45 AM
I've learned a lot of inside info on this thread.  Thanks guys keep it coming


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: LurkerNoMore on December 26, 2008, 08:58:03 AM
Glenn (Disco) is also freakishly strong.    I used to see him at PowerHouse in Alpharetta where he would come in and do chest and would bang out 8-10 reps with 405.  No spot, no breaking a sweat either.

Buff Bagwell had the puniest calves you would ever see in your life.  Like toothpicks.  Rumor was he had calf implants that had gone bad and almost crippled him.  Had to have them removed.  Another dude that went to the same doc always wore black combat boots and black microshorts, on the outside area of both of his calves was always  a red oval mark.  Like he had been sitting for extended times with his leg crossed over his knee.  Big red splotch where the implant was too close to the surface.

Glacier was the manager at that Power House gym after he got booted from WCW for his attitude.  Kenny Kage and Chaos (that old buff tag team... would like to see pics of them now) were both Asst Managers there for about a month before they all got fired at the same time.  (Glacier had been there longer)

Jim Powers was a legitimate strong man.  He would regularly rep out with 315 on behind the neck presses.  There was a reason he never really made it big in the sport but apparently it was hush-hush because no one would ever say what it was or talk about it.  I wonder what he looks like now days.

Van Hammer was said to be the biggest thief to ever walk into a locker room.  So much that when he was on the card, wrestlers would take turns sitting in the locker room being a designated look out for other people's belongings.

Eddie Guerro uses to buy his Rejuvenate! (GHB) from MidTown Discount Supps when it was legal and being sold there.  He would buy a case at a time along with several 5 lb buckets of whatever whey protein powder was the cheapest.  heard he often mixed whey and tuna in a shake and then had a spoonful for peanut butter or mayonaisse for the extra cals/fats.  (though I would think the PNB would be more healthy than mayo)


that's about all I know.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 26, 2008, 09:00:31 AM
good read if you got the time. I'd say 90% are fake though
http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html (http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Mark Kerr on December 26, 2008, 09:01:36 AM
Barry Windham

(http://www.wrestlingzone.ru/images/windham1.jpg)


(http://www.cprompt.ca/windhams/barry/images/windhaminyellow.jpg)





I remember back in the 80's Barry went to prison with the singer from the Tampa, Fl glam band "Inticed" for printing counterfeit money.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Smokincrazy on December 26, 2008, 09:08:59 AM
Glenn (Disco) is also freakishly strong.    I used to see him at PowerHouse in Alpharetta where he would come in and do chest and would bang out 8-10 reps with 405.  No spot, no breaking a sweat either.

Buff Bagwell had the puniest calves you would ever see in your life.  Like toothpicks.  Rumor was he had calf implants that had gone bad and almost crippled him.  Had to have them removed.  Another dude that went to the same doc always wore black combat boots and black microshorts, on the outside area of both of his calves was always  a red oval mark.  Like he had been sitting for extended times with his leg crossed over his knee.  Big red splotch where the implant was too close to the surface.

Glacier was the manager at that Power House gym after he got booted from WCW for his attitude.  Kenny Kage and Chaos (that old buff tag team... would like to see pics of them now) were both Asst Managers there for about a month before they all got fired at the same time.  (Glacier had been there longer)

Jim Powers was a legitimate strong man.  He would regularly rep out with 315 on behind the neck presses.  There was a reason he never really made it big in the sport but apparently it was hush-hush because no one would ever say what it was or talk about it.  I wonder what he looks like now days.

Van Hammer was said to be the biggest thief to ever walk into a locker room.  So much that when he was on the card, wrestlers would take turns sitting in the locker room being a designated look out for other people's belongings.

Eddie Guerro uses to buy his Rejuvenate! (GHB) from MidTown Discount Supps when it was legal and being sold there.  He would buy a case at a time along with several 5 lb buckets of whatever whey protein powder was the cheapest.  heard he often mixed whey and tuna in a shake and then had a spoonful for peanut butter or mayonaisse for the extra cals/fats.  (though I would think the PNB would be more healthy than mayo)


that's about all I know.
Chaos was a blonde haired dude that was really jacked back in thw WCW days.  I wonder why he never made it?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on December 26, 2008, 12:53:05 PM
Bruce Campbell!! Bruce Campbell is the greatest actor that has ever lived  PERIOD!!!
i've read his book if chins could kill.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 26, 2008, 01:37:24 PM
Damn Sid Vicious was HUUGE, never knew he was like 6"8 DAMn.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 26, 2008, 01:50:48 PM
good read if you got the time. I'd say 90% are fake though
http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html (http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html)

Som GREAT stuff there  ;D

atlest the wrestlers vs wrestlers part.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 26, 2008, 02:58:00 PM
good read if you got the time. I'd say 90% are fake though
http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html (http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html)


I read a lot of it not all some of it is true. this is not though

Quote
Bruiser Brody was supposed to do a shoot run-in on the first WrestleMania...

It was David Schultz


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 26, 2008, 03:03:57 PM

I read a lot of it not all some of it is true. this is not though

It was David Schultz

Dr. D!  I remember when he slapped Stossel, great stuff!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: RS on December 26, 2008, 03:08:59 PM
Alan Coage - Bad News Brown died earlier this year - maybe last year.  He lived in Canada and was a security professional.  My judo instructor whas his coach when he was multix National champion and went to the Olympics.   I believe he had been living in recent years with double knee replacements.

RS


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 26, 2008, 03:47:27 PM
Atlas, Magnum TA, Jimmy Valiant, Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff


(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2008/01/27/Magnumgroupshot.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: ATHEIST on December 26, 2008, 03:58:23 PM

- The Nasty Boys threw Ken Shamrock through a glass window in a hotel.

- Kurt Angle kicked the shit out of Brock Lesnar while on a plane.


i have a really hard time believing these...Angle is a great werestler but to kick his ass on a plane?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 26, 2008, 04:00:06 PM
i have a really hard time believing these...Angle is a great werestler but to kick his ass on a plane?

The story is that Angle though he could take lesnar to the ground and lesnar didnt think so,
So the tried it, in a friendly way and Angle managed to do it ofc :)

in a FIGHT Angle wouldnt stand a chance.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Bossa on December 26, 2008, 04:05:07 PM
good read if you got the time. I'd say 90% are fake though
http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html (http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/kotdm15/listsleeze.html)

Karl...any truth to this?

230. Killer Karl Kox has a glass eye. He would secretly remove the eye and put it in his foreskin. When a girl went to go down on him, they got an "eyefull" and left screaming.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: ATHEIST on December 26, 2008, 04:07:58 PM
The story is that Angle though he could take lesnar to the ground and lesnar didnt think so,
So the tried it, in a friendly way and Angle managed to do it ofc :)

in a FIGHT Angle wouldnt stand a chance.

that i can believe, Angle is in another class as far as real wrestling goes, but in an airplane?? Lesnar is huge.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 26, 2008, 04:08:47 PM
that i can believe, Angle is in another class as far as real wrestling goes, but in an airplane?? Lesnar is huge.

olympic gold medalist is probably as good as it gets lol.

Big airplane maby  ;D


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Mark Kerr on December 26, 2008, 04:30:48 PM
Disco Inferno Glen Gilberti

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YkJC6M5QJYc/RfodXICsY6I/AAAAAAAABSE/MhYbJh0RmNc/thegreat+commission+064.JPG)

I liked the Disco Inferno.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaY2QYVcYkA


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ursus on December 26, 2008, 06:27:07 PM
great vid of more modern ones

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0ywyJMTUg18


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ursus on December 26, 2008, 06:28:46 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NQg6CDFEiKU


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on December 26, 2008, 06:35:57 PM
After Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man with No Name at Slamboree 1995[2] Sullivan started to hear a voice calling for him, urging him to come and find him. After Sullivan searched high and low he came to a cave in “Parts Unknown” where he found a mysterious figure covered in dust and cobwebs. Sullivan immediately threw himself down in front of The Master who proceeded to tell Kevin Sullivan that from now on he was "The Taskmaster" of the Dungeon of Doom and that the task was to destroy Hulkamania

(http://www.hollywoodsuccess.com/KevinSullivanAndJakeRoberts.jpg)
(http://z.about.com/d/prowrestling/1/0/N/-/-/-/kevinsullivan.JPG)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 26, 2008, 08:31:45 PM
Karl...any truth to this?

230. Killer Karl Kox has a glass eye. He would secretly remove the eye and put it in his foreskin. When a girl went to go down on him, they got an "eyefull" and left screaming.




Sorta. he did not have a glass eye it was his brothers he used to have lots of fun with it.  But yes he would put it in his foreskin heres a pic where he atempted to put it over his eye

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/k/killerkarlkox/03.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: chaos on December 26, 2008, 08:33:52 PM


Sorta. he did not have a glass eye it was his brothers he used to have lots of fun with it.  But yes he would put it in his foreskin
:-X


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 26, 2008, 09:03:25 PM
my old man used to do all kinds of weird shit that he thought was funny like wear two diffrent color wrestling boots or bring a goose to the ring

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/k/killerkarlkox/18.jpg)

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/k/killerkarlkox/15.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: HeyNow on December 26, 2008, 09:11:33 PM
Man did Sid lose some serious size since the 1990's.

Of course the guy is going to lose size it's been like 15 years and hes 10-18 years older, do you expect people not to age like yourself. Wrestling is a hard business.  Whats your excuse for not having any size?  Loser.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 26, 2008, 09:14:40 PM
Of course the guy is going to lose size it's been like 15 years and hes 10-18 years older, do you expect people not to age like yourself. Wrestling is a hard business.  Whats your excuse for not having any size?  Loser.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFfx4f3aimQ


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 26, 2008, 09:16:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFfx4f3aimQ

I saw that live thats some nasty shit


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 26, 2008, 09:18:59 PM
I saw that live thats some nasty shit
no kidding. I went up to the school on Monday to check it out and they let me do some drills. I'm still sore hahaah


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 26, 2008, 09:20:42 PM
no kidding. I went up to the school on Monday to check it out and they let me do some drills. I'm still sore hahaah

which school?


i'm assuming they didn't "stretch " you?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 26, 2008, 09:22:10 PM
which school?


i'm assuming they didn't "stretch " you?
hah no. Chaotic in Mass. It's the one Kowalski use to run. Just running the ropes and falling type shit.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 26, 2008, 09:23:12 PM
no kidding. I went up to the school on Monday to check it out and they let me do some drills. I'm still sore hahaah


Cool !  Good luck.  Keep you chin tucked in when taking bumps.    Really try to learn to wrestling it will make you a better worker.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 26, 2008, 09:26:56 PM
hah no. Chaotic in Mass. It's the one Kowalski use to run. Just running the ropes and falling type shit.

does mike hollow* still run it?

*name drop


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 26, 2008, 09:36:32 PM
does mike hollow* still run it?

*name drop
IDK. It was my first time up there, i don't really start until Feb. I was looking around and they asked if i wanted to sit in on a class. Brian Milonas was the trainer when i was there.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 26, 2008, 09:39:24 PM
IDK. It was my first time up there, i don't really start until Feb. I was looking around and they asked if i wanted to sit in on a class. Brian Milonas was the trainer when i was there.

cool

have a good time and when you are good enough don't forget to LEAVE WRESTLING SCHOOL- don't become a "school show worker"

I'm jumping the gun but trust me- there is nothing more pathetic than a school show worker


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 26, 2008, 09:41:55 PM
karl kox,

does your dad use expressions like "eat your lunch" as in

"You better watch out for him.  In a shoot, he will eat your lunch"


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 26, 2008, 09:46:24 PM
cool

have a good time and when you are good enough don't forget to LEAVE WRESTLING SCHOOL- don't become a "school show worker"

I'm jumping the gone but trust me- there is nothing more pathetic than a school show worker
thanks for the advice. Brutus Beecake did a signing like 30 seconds from my house a few weeks ago and i was the only one there lol.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 26, 2008, 09:50:08 PM
karl kox,

does your dad use expressions like "eat your lunch" as in

"You better watch out for him.  In a shoot, he will eat your lunch"

No he says stuff like  "I'll dump the son of a bitch on his god damn ass"
or "I snatched that little bastered and made him piss all over him self "

The funny thing is my dad is 77 years old acts like he a young man.  He punched a dude that lives down the street from him about a month ago knocked the dude off his feet.  He is still a tough old bastered.
I have seen him whip the shit out of so many people it's not funny


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: powerpack on December 26, 2008, 10:04:07 PM


Sorta. he did not have a glass eye it was his brothers he used to have lots of fun with it.  But yes he would put it in his foreskin heres a pic where he atempted to put it over his eye

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/k/killerkarlkox/03.jpg)

Sorry Karl but I think that is a very weird thing for a son to know about his old man  ???


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 26, 2008, 10:06:50 PM
Sorry Karl but I think that is a very weird thing for a son to know about his old man  ???


I read it online a long time ago and asked him.  He and I are very close and are not embarrassed to tell each other shit like that


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Coach on December 26, 2008, 10:09:51 PM
I haven't seen all of the pages on here, but in case I missed it, Bruno Samartino was one of my and my dads favorites, is he still alive?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 26, 2008, 10:12:21 PM
I haven't seen all of the pages on here, but in case I missed it, Bruno Samartino was one of my and my dads favorites, is he still alive?

still alive and still EXTREMELY bitter


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 26, 2008, 10:13:11 PM
I haven't seen all of the pages on here, but in case I missed it, Bruno Samartino was one of my and my dads favorites, is he still alive?
yeah he lives in Pitt. I believe. He hates McMahon now.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 27, 2008, 06:00:24 AM
yeah he lives in Pitt. I believe. He hates McMahon now.

Bruno was always a smart guy.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Krankenstein on December 27, 2008, 08:11:58 AM
Nasty Boys



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 27, 2008, 01:46:41 PM
Bruno was always a smart guy.

That's why Vince didn't induct Sammartino into the WWE Hall of fame, where he RIGHTFULLY deserves to be, amongst many other who Vince REFUSES to recognize. Only the ones who kiss his ass.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Noel Fuller on December 27, 2008, 02:50:13 PM
Billy Jack Haynes

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/b/billyjackhaynes/05.jpg)


(http://z.about.com/d/prowrestling/1/0/E/-/-/-/billyjackhaynes.JPG)

Me and Billy almost went at it at the post office here in Portland about a month ago, needless to say i'm not a fan.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Master on December 27, 2008, 02:54:32 PM
Me and Billy almost went at it at the post office here in Portland about a month ago, needless to say i'm not a fan.

Did you smack him up?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: chaos on December 27, 2008, 04:44:06 PM
Me and Billy almost went at it at the post office here in Portland about a month ago, needless to say i'm not a fan.
Billy is a real athlete and would fuck up any wanna be "personal trainer" he wants to.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on December 27, 2008, 04:47:04 PM
Did you smack him up?

You could have taken him right, Debussey?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: chaos on December 27, 2008, 04:49:17 PM
You could have taken him right, Debussey?
Debussey weighs 90lbs and has 11" arms, it can barely take the alien anal probes it recieves randomly.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 27, 2008, 06:40:01 PM
Nailz  this dude got fired for slapping the shit out of Vince Mcmahon


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: chaos on December 27, 2008, 06:50:47 PM
Nailz  this dude got fired for slapping the shit out of Vince Mcmahon
Didn't I read somewhere that he doesn't wrestle at all anymore cause he was doing crazy shit and injured some fans by throwing chairs into the crowds?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 27, 2008, 06:51:11 PM
Jacques Rougeau  I have a match on tape some where of him and my dad when he was a jobber just starting out in the late 70's


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 27, 2008, 06:51:52 PM
Didn't I read somewhere that he doesn't wrestle at all anymore cause he was doing crazy shit and injured some fans by throwing chairs into the crowds?

would not surprise me one bit


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 27, 2008, 06:52:19 PM
Rougeau was very underrated IMO.He was a great heel.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 27, 2008, 06:54:43 PM
Rougeau was very underrated IMO.He was a great heel.

I agree 100 %


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 27, 2008, 07:03:35 PM
koko b ware
(http://www.revolholic.com/kiri/KOKOBWARE.jpg)
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2005/11/08/KokoB.Ware.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 27, 2008, 09:44:14 PM
That's why Vince didn't induct Sammartino into the WWE Hall of fame, where he RIGHTFULLY deserves to be, amongst many other who Vince REFUSES to recognize. Only the ones who kiss his ass.

What a joke. When I was a kid, Bruno was the WWF champ for about five years straight, and he would sell out Madison Square Garden almost every month.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: chaos on December 27, 2008, 09:48:25 PM
What a joke. When I was a kid, Bruno was the WWF champ for about five years straight, and he would sell out Madison Square Garden almost every month.
What's he doing now?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 27, 2008, 09:48:27 PM
koko b ware
(http://www.revolholic.com/kiri/KOKOBWARE.jpg)
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2005/11/08/KokoB.Ware.jpg)


I was about to post KoKo


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Master on December 27, 2008, 09:53:49 PM
Debussey weighs 90lbs and has 11" arms, it can barely take the alien anal probes it recieves randomly.


THis is the sad reality for Debussey >:(


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: gordiano on December 27, 2008, 09:56:52 PM
That's not "The Coach".....

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=253778.0;attach=295573;image)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: polychronopolous on December 28, 2008, 07:41:37 AM
Bubba the love sponge pranks The Honky Tonk Man: Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMmER7oyb2g


Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmNAxvIzH2U


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on December 28, 2008, 01:08:02 PM
Bubba the love sponge pranks The Honky Tonk Man

That shit was funny !!!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on December 28, 2008, 01:18:43 PM
i'm a huge bubba mark but for he has no respect for certain elder workers

still, it is a funny bit

btw, for those of you who havent seen the billy jack haynes shoot interview, I DEFINATLEY recommend it


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: jesusbod on December 28, 2008, 06:28:19 PM
Magnificent Don Muroco the Original Rock(http://ecwfrenchtribute.free.fr/HTLM/Photos/D/Don_Muraco/Don_Muraco_-_Don_Muraco_12.jpg)




(http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/Superstars/bio/4903766)

I remember watching this guy blow a snot rocket on some guy in the front row getting into the ring. I laughed my ass off. I was a little kid back then. Booger and farts were so funny back then. Come to think of it, it still is.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 28, 2008, 09:51:13 PM
Didn't I read somewhere that he doesn't wrestle at all anymore cause he was doing crazy shit and injured some fans by throwing chairs into the crowds?

He would have fit in just perfectly in the original ECW.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 28, 2008, 09:52:45 PM
Jacques Rougeau  I have a match on tape some where of him and my dad when he was a jobber just starting out in the late 70's


Wow, he went COMPLETELY bald on top!  :o


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on December 28, 2008, 09:56:41 PM
What happened to Sabu or Rob Van Damme?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 28, 2008, 10:08:54 PM
What happened to Sabu or Rob Van Damme?

Rob retired and owns a comic book store.   Sabu was wrestling on the Indys for a while but I read he was hurt


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on December 28, 2008, 10:17:17 PM
Rob retired and owns a comic book store.   Sabu was wrestling on the Indys for a while but I read he was hurt

Sabu was a nut. I have seen him do some pretty crazy things in the ring. My friend remembers your dad Karl and said that he was a good jobber and then he moved up. What do you know about psycho Sid? My fried has said that he would leave big time shows to go play softball and that he did not take shit from Vince.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 28, 2008, 10:30:29 PM
Sabu was a nut. I have seen him do some pretty crazy things in the ring. My friend remembers your dad Karl and said that he was a good jobber and then he moved up. What do you know about psycho Sid? My fried has said that he would leave big time shows to go play softball and that he did not take shit from Vince.

Sid was very nice when I met him.  As for not taking shit , well he is out of a job so maybe he should have rethought that


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on December 28, 2008, 11:10:17 PM
Sid was very nice when I met him.  As for not taking shit , well he is out of a job so maybe he should have rethought that

I believe sid loved softball over wrestling. Sid left a big time WCW pay-per-view just to go play softball.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: LurkerNoMore on December 29, 2008, 06:49:29 AM
koko b ware
(http://www.revolholic.com/kiri/KOKOBWARE.jpg)
(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2005/11/08/KokoB.Ware.jpg)

The NOW pic looks like Goodrums older brother.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: LLES on December 29, 2008, 06:53:23 AM
Jesse Ventura use to call him Buckwheat B. Ware on TV all the time.Always got a laugh out of that. He use to call Tito Santana Chico & say he was an overrated taco salesman.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on December 29, 2008, 07:05:00 AM
Jesse Ventura use to call him Buckwheat B. Ware on TV all the time.Always got a laugh out of that. He use to call Tito Santana Chico & say he was an overrated taco salesman.
FREDDIE BLASSIE famous 'ya pencil neck geek'capt lou albano rants were awesome 'MCMAHON i've been training and dieting on unborn virgins goatmilk'for his revenge match against snuka when he turned on him.the original 3 mid to late seventies managers grand wizard,blassie,and the capt were hilarious.heenan was really good later and great announcer he had real wrestling skill for the "sell'esp his hate for hogan really knew how to sell it.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Smokincrazy on December 29, 2008, 07:11:50 AM
Me and Billy almost went at it at the post office here in Portland about a month ago, needless to say i'm not a fan.
Why were you guys going to go at it?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 29, 2008, 09:41:50 PM
Larry Zbysko


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 29, 2008, 10:09:15 PM
Terry Taylor

(http://terrytaylor.info/images/taylor1.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 29, 2008, 10:12:20 PM
Baron Von Rachke

(http://www.bodyslamming.com/other/pics/vonraschke.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 29, 2008, 10:41:40 PM
Butch Reed


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 29, 2008, 10:42:41 PM
Black Bart


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on December 29, 2008, 10:46:20 PM
Damn Karl, it seems like you had a great child hood with all these wrestlers. I am actually Jealous.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 29, 2008, 10:49:35 PM
Damn Karl, it seems like you had a great child hood with all these wrestlers. I am actually Jealous.


I have not meet all these guys.  But I have neet a lot of them and some are friends of my family.  If we ever get a wrestling bord I will post the pics from my child hood with the guys I have meet and been around


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Sarcastic Deity on December 29, 2008, 11:29:01 PM

I have not meet all these guys.  But I have neet a lot of them and some are friends of my family.  If we ever get a wrestling bord I will post the pics from my child hood with the guys I have meet and been around

what's the latest info on the board, karl?  how are you going about it

not into wrestling (since about age 5), but still a lot of interesting stories behind it all - that's the sign of a truly great thread


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 30, 2008, 12:01:06 AM
what's the latest info on the board, karl?  how are you going about it

not into wrestling (since about age 5), but still a lot of interesting stories behind it all - that's the sign of a truly great thread

Ron will not respond to me asking for it


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Alex23 on December 30, 2008, 12:29:28 AM
Ron will not respond to me asking for it
 

I second that. A wrestling board is a getbig must. Plain and simple.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 30, 2008, 09:12:07 AM
Sting


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: spinnis on December 30, 2008, 09:16:19 AM
Sting


(http://www.azfl.com/AIM/SteveBordenSTINGtiff.gif)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 30, 2008, 09:28:11 AM
Bill Watts


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 30, 2008, 09:43:38 AM
Watts has aged pretty well.  KK, aren't there a lot of stories about him a promoter where the guys hated him?  Like pushing his son, etc...? 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: rayrod on December 30, 2008, 09:59:21 AM
Does anyone remember of baker.   Now that was one mean sob


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 30, 2008, 10:07:29 AM
Does anyone remember of baker.   Now that was one mean sob

Ox Baker?  Oh yeah, he scared me as a kid.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 30, 2008, 10:34:31 AM
Watts has aged pretty well.  KK, aren't there a lot of stories about him a promoter where the guys hated him?  Like pushing his son, etc...? 

I have herd lots of bad shit about him .   My dad on the other hand has nothing but good things to say about him. says he payed very well and always treaded him good.

Ox Baker?  Oh yeah, he scared me as a kid.

He and my family used to be close when I was real young.  Not sure what hapend


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 30, 2008, 10:37:03 AM
Black Bart

WOW has he aged!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: flexingtonsteele on December 30, 2008, 11:18:23 AM
Karl, did u ever want to be a wrestler or go to wrestling school?? Just curious because often u see sons of famous pro wrestlers become rasslers themselves.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Sarcastic Deity on December 30, 2008, 11:38:47 AM
Ron will not respond to me asking for it

you can easily get your own board separate from getbig

judging by the velocity of this thread, it would be an excellent go - especially with your name and background


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on December 30, 2008, 12:52:15 PM
STING IS A DEAD RINGER FOR GARY COLE FROM THE MOVIE THE OFFICE SPACE....


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 30, 2008, 01:18:24 PM
Karl, did u ever want to be a wrestler or go to wrestling school?? Just curious because often u see sons of famous pro wrestlers become rasslers themselves.

Yes and no.  When I was younger my dad would help a guy he knew with his school from time to time.  I would get in the ring to demonstrate everything cause my dad would always say  " I did not come down here to get all hot and sweaty. "   We always thought that maybe I would go down to Mexico and start down there but I just never perused it.  I don't think I'm big enough to wrestle.  I'm only 5'7 or so about 190lbs.    My brother works for a rather large Indy promotion doing TV commentary and managing and I have thought about wrestling there but have never done that either.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Mark Kerr on December 30, 2008, 03:03:49 PM
(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/u/ultimatewarrior/01.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OMwzMrz5X98/SKrTubKVheI/AAAAAAAAAYY/MuEbGSJE2yA/s400/ultimate_warrior.jpeg)
(http://www.kocosports.com/3.jpg)

 :'( :'( :'(

Ultimate Warrior's Confession

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3CDDu4AYSg

Ultimate Warrior's Second Confession (Revised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffuxP4NNP4U


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on December 30, 2008, 03:38:54 PM
Ultimate Warrior's Confession

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3CDDu4AYSg

Ultimate Warrior's Second Confession (Revised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffuxP4NNP4U

HAHAHAHAHAHA. CLASSIC!!! The editing is beautiful....haha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on December 30, 2008, 04:00:29 PM
What the hell happened to The Ultimate Warrior? He looks like he is drunk in this video....


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on December 30, 2008, 05:27:29 PM
Michael PS Hayes
(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00475/Michael_Hayes_475189a.jpg)
(http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/344364/hayesstory160.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: wnybodybuildingfan on December 30, 2008, 05:46:19 PM
;)
By far one of the most athletic of all time.  Man did he get air off the top rope.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on December 31, 2008, 12:23:40 AM
Sting

Probably thee most overrated wrestler ever!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: flexingtonsteele on December 31, 2008, 12:38:55 AM
Yes and no.  When I was younger my dad would help a guy he knew with his school from time to time.  I would get in the ring to demonstrate everything cause my dad would always say  " I did not come down here to get all hot and sweaty. "   We always thought that maybe I would go down to Mexico and start down there but I just never perused it.  I don't think I'm big enough to wrestle.  I'm only 5'7 or so about 190lbs.    My brother works for a rather large Indy promotion doing TV commentary and managing and I have thought about wrestling there but have never done that either.

what indy promotion is that karl? because i know there arent too many more who are doin that well at the moment


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Playboy on December 31, 2008, 04:40:45 AM
What the hell happened to The Ultimate Warrior? He looks like he is drunk in this video....
He's lost his marbles. He rambles incoherrently and is constantly public speaking.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 31, 2008, 04:42:47 AM
Michael PS Hayes



He would fit in on getbig.  I think he got canned from the WWE for droppin' the n word too often.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Krankenstein on December 31, 2008, 07:25:10 AM
He's lost his marbles. He rambles incoherrently and is constantly public speaking.

Couple of stories....

I think this is back in the early 90's, I was living in Milwaukee and working at Bally's in Brookfield.  The ultimate warrior came in and wanted to work out in jeans and a tank top.  This was not allowed by Ballys.  Well, they found him these grey sweat pants to wear that were 1 - 2 sizes too small.  The shirt had some gay ass saying on it.  He was PISSED...but it was late and he had no other choice except not to train. 

I also was best friends with a guy who worked at the Mc Donalds that was the site of some wrestlers tore apart from the DRIVE THROUGH.  He was flipping burgers when this stone/boulder came flying through the drive through window.  I remember this rock.  Think one of the two smallest atlas stones on WSM events and you will get an idea of it.

Mr. Saito, his dubious claim to fame usually is going to prison (along with Ken Patera) for attacking two police officers after throwing a boulder throught the window of a McDonalds in 1985 in Wisconsin.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: SinCitysmallGUY on December 31, 2008, 07:34:55 AM
Ultimate Warrior's Confession

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3CDDu4AYSg

Ultimate Warrior's Second Confession (Revised)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffuxP4NNP4U


Holy fuck I haven't even watched the second one, but the first had me laughin my ass off... FUCKIN FUNNY FOR SURE!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on December 31, 2008, 08:10:26 AM
what indy promotion is that karl? because i know there arent too many more who are doin that well at the moment


PCW out of Arlington Tx.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: _bruce_ on December 31, 2008, 08:14:29 AM
Virgil

(http://www.wrestlingtradingcards.com/images/1989_wwf_classic/34.jpg)



Cool thread Karl

Always admired Virgils physique as a kid.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on December 31, 2008, 08:15:22 AM
hey karl,  how real was the hate for each other when the women would start messing around with fellow wrestlers.  For instance when Liz left Macho Man for Lex etc...  Had to create some drama behind the scenes. I am sure this happens a lot.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Smokincrazy on December 31, 2008, 08:46:31 AM
Cool thread Karl

Always admired Virgils physique as a kid.
Virgil's physique sucked


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on December 31, 2008, 11:58:43 AM
I wonder how the G.L.O.W. wrestlers are looking nowadays? 

Nothing but crotch shots.  A great time for me as a 13 year old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwSz-TA5w9w


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: flexingtonsteele on December 31, 2008, 03:23:12 PM

PCW out of Arlington Tx.

cool, ive definetely heard of PCW. Do u ever go to the shows??


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 01, 2009, 12:13:27 AM
cool, ive definetely heard of PCW. Do u ever go to the shows??

Yea I do ever so offten if my brother is doing something cool.  They have some good guys down there.  They did a reality show on them that came on TLC for a short period of time.   

hey karl,  how real was the hate for each other when the women would start messing around with fellow wrestlers.  For instance when Liz left Macho Man for Lex etc...  Had to create some drama behind the scenes. I am sure this happens a lot.


I know Macho man used to be so jealous and did not want anyone around Elizabeth.  At wrestle mania 5 he wanted Pat Paterson to personally escort her to the ring he did not want the normal security guys to do it.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 01, 2009, 12:17:05 AM
My dad helped train this guy.  They were tag partnets when my dad was baby face

(http://www.canoe.ca/WrestlingImagesG/garvin_jimmy.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 01, 2009, 12:20:32 AM
This guy just died last year.  Great manager


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: HTexan on January 01, 2009, 01:05:27 AM


Sorta. he did not have a glass eye it was his brothers he used to have lots of fun with it.  But yes he would put it in his foreskin heres a pic where he atempted to put it over his eye

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/k/killerkarlkox/03.jpg)
haha that sucks for your uncle


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: crownshep on January 01, 2009, 03:53:33 AM
After reading through all these pages and watching some of these old wrestling videos i somehow found myself listening to all these interviews with the Iron Sheik.I`ve been crying with laughter at the things he comes out with. ;D ;D
"I`m not Michael Jackson,i like woman"
"fuckin Ultimate Warrior is gay lesbian fag like Michael Jackson and Ellen Degeneres"
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=N3USeQ1sUNo&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=M5b52eaEVY8&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CEv7JGQXwWg&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iOrscxU6HFg&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YTqaD7-ufWU&NR=1


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: crownshep on January 01, 2009, 03:58:08 AM
"That Jake Roberts is a summabitch"  ;D
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sHkn0O28xeY&feature=related

"Moolah,get the fuck outta the car" ;D ;D
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_04fz0Jnj68&feature=related



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: crownshep on January 01, 2009, 05:13:58 AM
Sheiky loves and respects George Bush and Arnold.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FhkYhlLpcMI&feature=related


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Nordic Beast on January 02, 2009, 12:07:43 PM
This thread is the shit----makes me reminisce about the days when I was a little kid, my Dad and my little brother used to watch wrestling every sat morning, those were the golden days of wrestling---Iron Shiek had the title, Andre was around, Hulk on the come-up, Mr wonderful was around

great times


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: jesusbod on January 02, 2009, 12:33:26 PM
My dad helped train this guy.  They were tag partnets when my dad was baby face

(http://www.canoe.ca/WrestlingImagesG/garvin_jimmy.jpg)

What ever happened to his chick? Was her name sunshine or something like that? I remember them from Mid-South Wrestling.

Did you ever meet the Great Kabuke?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: jesusbod on January 02, 2009, 12:40:39 PM
Terry Taylor

(http://terrytaylor.info/images/taylor1.jpg)


Was Terry Taylor gay? I heard that back in the 90's...


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Thin Lizzy on January 02, 2009, 01:46:56 PM
I wonder how the G.L.O.W. wrestlers are looking nowadays? 

Nothing but crotch shots.  A great time for me as a 13 year old.


Check this clip out from :50 to 1:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkPk_wFMHbg


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: johnnynoname on January 02, 2009, 01:48:31 PM

Was Terry Taylor gay? I heard that back in the 90's...

FAR FROM gay


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 03, 2009, 03:26:43 PM
What ever happened to his chick? Was her name sunshine or something like that? I remember them from Mid-South Wrestling.

Did you ever meet the Great Kabuke?

I don't know what happend to here.      I never got to meet him.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: gordiano on January 03, 2009, 03:38:24 PM
Karl, my porno loving brother. This is for you....

http://www.pinkems.com/galleries/2008/12/mickie_james_naked/

I cracked one so hard, I felt like I got hit with a chairshot over my head!



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 03, 2009, 04:08:08 PM
Karl, my porno loving brother. This is for you....

http://www.pinkems.com/galleries/2008/12/mickie_james_naked/

I cracked one so hard, I felt like I got hit with a chairshot over my head!




I just cracked one off so hard I burned my food that was cooking.  She is very hot.   Thanks bro


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 04, 2009, 10:36:22 PM
Tony Garea

(http://www.wrestleprints.com/catalog/images/wrestleprints/GareaStandignPubPose.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 04, 2009, 10:39:00 PM
Devon Storm *AKA* Crow Bar

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/d/devonstorm/13.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Thin Lizzy on January 04, 2009, 10:49:57 PM
Best female tag team, ever.

(http://www.chrisdoelle.com/archives/alovevelvetsky_2728.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on January 04, 2009, 11:45:16 PM
Isnt Jimmy Garvin a pilot now?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 05, 2009, 09:42:29 AM
Isnt Jimmy Garvin a pilot now?

He retiered a few years back. He used to fly around big time Caleb's like Tiger a Britney


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: HTexan on January 05, 2009, 10:43:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE1fp7NUhvY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7SJVZL3Q2E


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 05, 2009, 05:42:53 PM
Jimmy Valiant

(http://www.ewfarena.com/wrestlers/images/guest/jimmyvaliant.jpg)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 05, 2009, 05:44:28 PM
Buddy Rose



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 05, 2009, 07:30:46 PM
The warlord from just e few years back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FIa2Q85cpQ


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: gmflex on January 05, 2009, 07:37:11 PM
still has some size..
but not as big when he was in the WWF :-\


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 05, 2009, 07:38:58 PM
still has some size..
but not as big when he was in the WWF :-\

No but he's a lot older too


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on January 05, 2009, 07:45:56 PM
playboy buddy rose was a riot.introducing weighing 271 lbs ,playboy then takes microphone and says weighing 217 lbs ,him and backlund had some good matches.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 05, 2009, 08:11:59 PM
Vince Mcmahon just turned him into a jober


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on January 06, 2009, 07:42:35 AM
Vince Mcmahon just turned him into a jober

He did that to Big John Studd as well.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on January 06, 2009, 08:36:28 AM
The warlord from just e few years back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FIa2Q85cpQ

Working with a friend of mine called Victor Kruger who worked in WCW for a little bit but did quite a bit of shootfighting in Japan and also stuff for Battle Arts.....really nice guy.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 08, 2009, 09:58:23 PM
Ivan Koloff


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 08, 2009, 09:59:51 PM
Axle Rotton


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 08, 2009, 10:07:11 PM
Ken Shamrock


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 08, 2009, 10:07:54 PM
Ox Baker


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 08, 2009, 10:10:00 PM
Scott Casey very good friend of my family


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on January 09, 2009, 05:08:03 AM
The only thing I remember of Scott Casey was him being part of a Survivor Series team in 88 I think, but im sure I saw him in NWA/WCW sometime too.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: LurkerNoMore on January 09, 2009, 01:37:42 PM
I remember Chris Champion had the little Karate Kid rip off character that end with the flamingo karate kick ala the end of Karate Kid.

And the New Breed being from the future with their cybernetic forearm cast.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: dr.chimps on January 09, 2009, 06:09:21 PM
Ox Baker
This dude was the one who fought Snake Plissken in Escape from New York.  ;)

/"I'm about to kick your ass out of *the world*, war hero."


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Quo on January 09, 2009, 06:53:32 PM
This dude was the one who fought Snake Plissken in Escape from New York.  ;)

/"I'm about to kick your ass out of *the world*, war hero."

Damn....I thought that mug looked familiar...


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: tommywishbone on January 09, 2009, 07:38:16 PM
The genius was also Leaping Lanny Poffo. Randy Poffo Savage's real brother.

 ;D The finest 3:48 I've seen n a long time.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on January 09, 2009, 08:13:37 PM
Ivan Koloff

One of the few men whose bodyweight ranged from 190 to 300 and back down.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on January 09, 2009, 08:16:24 PM
Jimmy Valiant

(http://www.ewfarena.com/wrestlers/images/guest/jimmyvaliant.jpg)



Looks like he had a MAJOR influence on ZZ Top.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Danimal77 on January 09, 2009, 08:18:18 PM
He did that to Big John Studd as well.

Royal Rumble 1989 anyone? Last I checked he WON! ;)...

In the 1980's, anyone who wasn't the World Champ (Hogan) or the Intercontinental Champ or the Tag Team Champs WERE ALL JOBBERS.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 10, 2009, 02:53:50 PM
A fan made these and sent them to my dad some years back.  Thought it would be cool to post them. Sorry about the flash


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: BIG DUB on January 10, 2009, 04:47:41 PM
How many kids on the playground did you do that "brainbuster" finishing move to? LOL! Did your older brother do it to you? I remember my older brother and I wrasslin' when we were kids and our move was the off the top or dresser i should say Jimmy Superfly Snuka!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 10, 2009, 04:50:13 PM
No brainbusters to each other but we used to wrestle a lot.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 19, 2009, 05:33:12 PM
Mark Lewin

(http://www.wrestleprints.com/catalog/images/wrestleprints/MarkLewinListensToCheers.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Jadethegladiator on January 19, 2009, 07:38:42 PM
Bart Gunn of the Smokin' Gunns.  He is one of my best friends & then some. ;)  Just turned 45 & he is planning on fighting in the UFC this year.  He beat Cabbage last year & then lost his 2nd fight to some guy from Japan.  IMO, he's still got it goin' on. 

1st pic - Bart & Billy
2nd pic - The Arnold Classic, 2005


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Jadethegladiator on January 19, 2009, 09:38:06 PM
My birthday party. Bart aka Big Mike is in the second row.  We were all just "toast". ;D  What a great nite!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 19, 2009, 09:39:26 PM
My birthday party. Bart aka Big Mike is in the second row.  We were all just "toast". ;D  What a great nite!
Cool I met him once.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Jadethegladiator on January 19, 2009, 09:55:00 PM
Cool I met him once.

Great guy.  Just moved back to Florida. He is best friends with my guy who is also a MMA fighter.  31-0 when it was "Fists of Fury".  Luv it!

They would be great as a tag team.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 22, 2009, 04:10:42 PM
John Cena


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Jadethegladiator on January 22, 2009, 10:09:55 PM
John Cena is hot!  ;)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on January 22, 2009, 10:31:56 PM
John Cena is hot!  ;)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f116/TomYo69/MarkyMark.gif)
I never liked anything about Cena.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on January 23, 2009, 06:07:36 AM
He's impressive for sure but I'm just not a fan of him. I will tell you this though. I sat third row last year in MSG for the Royal Rumble. When Cenas music came on and he came out at the thirtieth entrant. There wasn't one person in the Garden that wasn't full of goose bumps. Thats the only time I ever really "felt" John Cena.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on January 23, 2009, 06:15:33 AM
Cenas work is sloppy at best but the guy is a draw to the younger genration of fans that WWE cater to right now. Cant fault him really.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: pumphard on January 23, 2009, 08:17:28 AM
Bart Gunn of the Smokin' Gunns.  He is one of my best friends & then some. ;)  Just turned 45 & he is planning on fighting in the UFC this year.  He beat Cabbage last year & then lost his 2nd fight to some guy from Japan.  IMO, he's still got it goin' on. 

1st pic - Bart & Billy
2nd pic - The Arnold Classic, 2005
When he won the Brawl for All in the WWF back in 1998 proved he was for real.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: pumphard on January 23, 2009, 08:44:08 AM
I herd that he did not know how to keep his mouth shut.  I think WWF had big plans for him but he left and went to WCW and they did nothing with him.  That happend to a lot of guys, then they were stuck there because of their contract.      Tom was good partners with Rick Martel  The Can-am Conection
I thought Tom was suppose to come out with some book that talked about all the behind the scene shit that Vince use to pull.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: cheftim on January 23, 2009, 09:14:37 AM
Cenas work is sloppy at best but the guy is a draw to the younger genration of fans that WWE cater to right now. Cant fault him really.
Sloppy to say the least. Hows about that match with him and HBK at Wrestlemania? HBK makes everybody shine. But Cena looked like an amatuer that night. He's really not that talented. And that night you could see it as clear as day! I'm tired of all that soldier salute wannbe shit. Was he even in the military?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on January 23, 2009, 10:54:28 AM
His wrestling ability is below par at best as I said before but he is a good worker in the same vein as Hogan was never a great technician but was a good worker in my opinion.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Thin Lizzy on January 23, 2009, 11:13:19 AM
His wrestling ability is below par at best as I said before but he is a good worker in the same vein as Hogan was never a great technician but was a good worker in my opinion.

While Hulk might not have been a technical genius, he was a freak in that you had never seen a guy that big who could move like that.

Cena has big muscles but he's barely six feet tall and looks awkward and uncoordinated in the ring.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: mass 04 on January 23, 2009, 11:32:49 AM
While Hulk might not have been a technical genius, he was a freak in that you had never seen a guy that big who could move like that.

Cena has big muscles but he's barely six feet tall and looks awkward and uncoordinated in the ring.
I've seen clips of Hogan when he wrestled in Japan, he put on some great technical matches. Cena's not Malenko or Kobashi in the ring, but he's come a long way.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on January 23, 2009, 01:55:10 PM
All im saying is despite his lack of technical ability in the ring he has the ability to draw WWE fans into his matches regardless of his shortcomings which to me is a skill in itself.

The guy is a draw.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 23, 2009, 01:59:57 PM
I will say this Cena has gotten better.  He works very hard.  Is he a Bret Hart or Mr. Perfect ?  No, but he trys.  He makes a lot of money for the WWE merchindice wise. The kids love him.  But I do think he is sloppy from time to time.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 26, 2009, 06:35:16 PM
Moondog Rex


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: BayGBM on January 26, 2009, 07:04:23 PM
Nikita Koloff


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on January 26, 2009, 07:06:04 PM
wow he's looking good


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: BayGBM on January 26, 2009, 07:08:20 PM
He is a minister now.  http://www.nikitakoloff.com/


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: windsor88 on January 28, 2009, 01:58:33 AM
He is a minister now.  http://www.nikitakoloff.com/
http://www.nikitakoloff.com/powerhour/index.htm    ::)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 28, 2009, 05:43:15 AM
http://www.nikitakoloff.com/powerhour/index.htm    ::)

Why the eye roll? 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: tu_holmes on January 28, 2009, 11:06:32 AM
Nikita Koloff

One of my all time favorites... I'd say number 2 right behind this guy.


(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2004/11/03/Justin_Thunder_Liger.jpg)


(http://www.superluchas.guy-njpw.jpg)



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: flexingtonsteele on January 28, 2009, 11:51:26 AM
One of my all time favorites... I'd say number 2 right behind this guy.


(http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2004/11/03/Justin_Thunder_Liger.jpg)


(http://www.superluchas.guy-njpw.jpg)



wow liger hasnt aged one bit!!


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on January 28, 2009, 12:36:21 PM
I remember watching Jushin Liger in the UK before he made that gimmick popular. New Japan used to send a lot of development talent over here And Liger was one of them. He wrestled as Flying Fuji Yamada (unmasked) and I remember watching him for the 1st time live and my jaw dropping from the stuff he did in the ring. This was about 85/86 time and with british wrestling being very traditional (using mountevens rules which incorporated rounds) and the moves he did looked like something out of the Matrix at the time.

His style has slowed up a lot since then but hes still worth watching everytime he gets in the ring.

Here he is wrestling Mark Rollerball Rocco (was the original Black tiger  in New Japan) for the middleweigh title.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=panKSi2jKhE

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WNA3MKuauzc

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gutOgCYfoJU


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: HTexan on January 28, 2009, 12:48:21 PM
Nikita Koloff
lol i remember that guy. He is not even Russian right?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on January 28, 2009, 01:45:02 PM
lol i remember that guy. He is not even Russian right?

I think he's from Michigan.

Boris Zhukov isn't Russian, either.  He is from Roanoke, Virginia (like Tony Atlas).  Boris used to be Pvt. Jim Nelson.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on February 10, 2009, 01:28:10 AM
 :)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Doug_Steele on February 10, 2009, 09:25:48 AM
:)

I use to have those wrestling buddies when i was a kid, been along time.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on February 10, 2009, 09:32:41 AM
I use to have those wrestling buddies when i was a kid, been along time.

LOL me too.  


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on February 11, 2009, 02:11:00 AM
I still got one - Ultimate Warrior boxed.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on February 11, 2009, 02:45:57 PM
I still got one - Ultimate Warrior boxed.
.


Can I play with it ?


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Ruffneck on February 11, 2009, 02:47:33 PM
you pay for the shipping lol


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on February 11, 2009, 03:18:16 PM
you pay for the shipping lol


LOL


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Noel Fuller on February 12, 2009, 08:35:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KLVJRMpuE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KLVJRMpuE)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Noel Fuller on February 12, 2009, 08:37:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KLVJRMpuE


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on February 24, 2009, 10:44:59 PM
Bill Eadie still looking good not sure who Blast is.  He is no Barry Darsow
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(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/d/demolition/22.jpg)


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 25, 2009, 04:53:35 AM
Bill Eadie still looking good not sure who Blast is.  He is no Barry Darsow
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(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/d/demolition/22.jpg)
Eadie as The Masked Superstar was one of my favorite all-time wrestlers.  Very underrated in my opinion. 


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Internet Tough Guy on February 26, 2009, 04:33:44 PM
Eadie as The Masked Superstar was one of my favorite all-time wrestlers.  Very underrated in my opinion. 

I remember that at one time he was managed by the great Boris Malenko. 

Superstar's finish was always that viscious clothesline, then the cobra (he didn't use "clutch").


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: funk51 on February 27, 2009, 12:42:48 PM
Eadie as The Masked Superstar was one of my favorite all-time wrestlers.  Very underrated in my opinion. 
                 these two guys are coming to allentown pa  to do a signing see carson's wrestling world, the funny thing is that carson's list these guys under their aka's so it looks like 7 wrestlers are gonna be there but it's actually only ax and smash. repo man etc.....


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on February 27, 2009, 01:02:40 PM
                 these two guys are coming to allentown pa  to do a signing see carson's wrestling world, the funny thing is that carson's list these guys under their aka's so it looks like 7 wrestlers are gonna be there but it's actually only ax and smash. repo man etc.....

sounds like he could ba a wrestling promoter ha ha ha


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: njflex on February 27, 2009, 07:31:31 PM
I remember that at one time he was managed by the great Boris Malenko. 

Superstar's finish was always that viscious clothesline, then the cobra (he didn't use "clutch").

masked superstar that did backlund in used swinging neck breakers 2 on concrete floor which segued to backlunds demise to iron sheik ,his neck /shoulder caused the famous skaaland throw in the towel to sheiks camel clutch.


Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Montague on March 28, 2009, 05:28:17 PM

I just read Bret Harts book .  He says a lot of bad shit about Dynamite, that he was a true ass hole .

Skip ahead to about 1:25 to hear Julie Hart’s sister Michelle talk about being married to Dyno.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p84zpcoXVSc



Title: Re: Wrestlers then and now
Post by: Karl Kox on March 28, 2009, 08:43:10 PM
Skip ahead to about 1:25 to hear Julie Hart’s sister Michelle talk about being married to Dyno.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p84zpcoXVSc



Yea I saw that before thanks for posting it