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« on: December 06, 2008, 10:19:03 AM »

Can any of these claims be verified. I know Dino Bravo's and Ivan Putski's, Ted Arcidi, Kazmaier, Tony Atlas, can.

'Superstar' Billy Graham - 585
BRAWK! Lesnar - 475
Eddie Guerrero - 275
Taz - 450
'British Bulldog' Davey Boy Smith - 550
Doug Furnas - 600
Scott 'Flash' Norton - 650
'H2O' Ron Waterman - 500+
Bruno Sammartino - 565
The Ultimate Warrior - 500
Road Warrior Animal - 550
'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka - 525 (in his bodybuilding days, before he became a wrestler)
Sting - 365
Chyna - 310 (she once claimed she could bench 375, but looking at other female lifters, I find that HIGHLY unlikely)
Kurt Angle - 420
'relliK' Johnny Stamboli - 495
Bill Kazmaier - 660
Tony 'Ludwig Borga' Halme - 600
'Total Package' Lex Luger - 530
Bulldog Brower - 500
Bryan 'Crush' Adams - 585
'The Big Show' Paul Wight - 500 (when challenged in the weights room - he did it without too much apparent effort and didn't bother going any higher)
Dino Bravo - 570
Chris Benoit - 450
Shane Douglas - 420
The Barbarian - 550 for 3 reps (no pause)
Iron Sheik - 345
Tank Abbott - 600
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart - 415
'Big Bully' Nick Busick - 605
Nikolai Volkoff - 600+
Ole Anderson - 405
Dynamite Kid - 450
Ted Arcidi - 700
Reggie Lisowski - 500
'Polish Power' Ivan Putski - 600
'Ravishing' Rick Rude - 405 for 3 reps (no pause)
Skandor Akbar - 500
The Rock - 425
Batista - 525
Ahmed Johnson - 520
Chris Candido - 400+
The Warlord - 575 for 6 reps (no pause)
Road Warrior Hawk - 515
'Lethal Weapon' Steve Blackman - 550 (in his weightlifting days, before wrestling)
Bill Goldberg - 495 for 5 reps (but has claimed in interviews that he only does 400)
Triple H - over 400 (no figure stated beyond that)
Scott Steiner - 525 (he claimed he could do over 600 in the dying days of WCW BUT Steiner was heavily into kayfabe back then and had stated in previous interviews that he avoided the benchpress where possible, owing to injuries)
Austin Idol - 505
Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart - 550 (with ease and just fooling around)
Mark Henry - 620
Magnum TA - 350 (for 10-12 reps)
Hulk Hogan - 550
Kevin Sullivan - 350
'Nature Boy' Ric Flair - 500 (in his days as a 280lb powerlifter before his plane crash)
Mike Graham - 440
Tony Atlas - 600
'Cowboy' Bill Watts - 500
Steve Keirn - 425
The Crusher - 500
Bill 'Ax' Eadie - 450 (estimated)
Jos LeDuc - 600
Kane - 405 (for sets - no max recorded)
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 10:42:18 AM »

iono about the numbers being verified or not but cool list
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 12:19:37 PM »

What about Stone Cold and the late Andre?
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 11:08:39 PM »

Almost that entire list seems like bullshit. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 09:31:29 AM »

Almost that entire list seems like bullshit. Cheesy
i agree.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 10:11:06 AM »

I know most of these sound bullshit, but which ones are true, possibly?
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 12:54:10 PM »

I know most of these sound bullshit, but which ones are true, possibly?



BRAWK! Lesnar - 475
Eddie Guerrero - 275
Sting - 365
Kurt Angle - 420
Bill Kazmaier - 660
Chris Benoit - 450
Tank Abbott - 600
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart - 415
The Rock - 425
Bill Goldberg - 495 for 5 reps (but has claimed in interviews that he only does 400)
Triple H - over 400 (no figure stated beyond that)
Scott Steiner - 525 (he claimed he could do over 600 in the dying days of WCW BUT Steiner was heavily into kayfabe back then and had stated in previous interviews that he avoided the benchpress where possible, owing to injuries)
Hulk Hogan - 550



These are the ones I imagine to be true. Though I dont know a lot of the names on the list being as I havent watched wrestling since I was 15, haha!
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 02:28:19 PM »

I watched the Warlord do 405 for 10 on the incline.  Back in the day, all the wrestlers trained at World's Gym in Somerville, MA (when the WWF was in town). 
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 04:52:58 PM »

no way Goldberg did 5 plates for 5, i'll give him 405 for 5 but not 495.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 04:53:47 PM »

no way Goldberg did 5 plates for 5, i'll give him 405 for 5 but not 495.
also NOT A FUCCKING CHANCE Hogan benched 550, i doubt he even did 405.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 04:55:44 PM »

no way Goldberg did 5 plates for 5, i'll give him 405 for 5 but not 495.

Dude was huge.. I think it's def possible.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 05:00:40 PM »

Dude was huge.. I think it's def possible.
nope, no fuccking way, if i see proof i'll believe it but until then no fuccking way.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 08:23:20 PM »

also NOT A FUCCKING CHANCE Hogan benched 550, i doubt he even did 405.

With all the gear and lifting these guys used to do I have no doubt Hogan hit over 500lbs. Also, Goldbergs claim seems feasible. Of course they have no video so their lifts will never be made official in the Squadfather Hall of Fame. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 09:18:50 PM »

i think the dudes from the legion of doom or road warriors might have been able to hit their benchs those dudes where pretty big from what i can remember.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2008, 09:21:51 PM »


BRAWK! Lesnar - 475
Eddie Guerrero - 275
Taz - 450
The Ultimate Warrior - 500
Sting - 365
Chyna - 310
Kurt Angle - 420
'The Big Show' Paul Wight - 500
Chris Benoit - 450
The Barbarian - 550 for 3 reps (no pause)
Iron Sheik - 345
Tank Abbott - 600
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart - 415
Ole Anderson - 405
Dynamite Kid - 450
The Rock - 425
Batista - 525
The Warlord - 575 for 6 reps (no pause)
Road Warrior Hawk - 515
Bill Goldberg - 495 for 5 reps
Triple H - over 400
Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart - 550 (with ease and just fooling around)
Mark Henry - 620
Hulk Hogan - 550
Tony Atlas - 600
Kane - 405 (for sets - no max recorded)


Of the ones whose physiques I can recall, there are some interesting numbers.

Eddie Guerrero - I know he was small, but he was on a lot of gear, so I'd have thought maybe more?
Big Show - You have to remember he weighed over 500lbs at one point, so it'd be interesting to see what he could lift?
Barbarian - 550 for 3?  He was a big guy.
Bret Hart - Seems reasonable, he was 6ftish about 240lbs?
Warlord - 575 for 6?  Again he was a big guy, 6ft 5, 320lbs.
Triple H - Didn't he do an article for M&F, so his max bench might have been in that.
Mark Henry - I was expecting the Worlds Strongest Man to be way out in front?!
Hulk Hogan - Maybe, he was getting on for 300lbs at one point.

Cool list though.  I wonder how much Cena, Khali and Taker can bench.  Or Edge.   Grin
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2008, 07:02:51 AM »

Of the ones whose physiques I can recall, there are some interesting numbers.

Eddie Guerrero - I know he was small, but he was on a lot of gear, so I'd have thought maybe more?
Big Show - You have to remember he weighed over 500lbs at one point, so it'd be interesting to see what he could lift?
Barbarian - 550 for 3?  He was a big guy.
Bret Hart - Seems reasonable, he was 6ftish about 240lbs?
Warlord - 575 for 6?  Again he was a big guy, 6ft 5, 320lbs.
Triple H - Didn't he do an article for M&F, so his max bench might have been in that.
Mark Henry - I was expecting the Worlds Strongest Man to be way out in front?!
Hulk Hogan - Maybe, he was getting on for 300lbs at one point.

Cool list though.  I wonder how much Cena, Khali and Taker can bench.  Or Edge.   Grin
Mark Henry's isn't "way out in front" because he's one of the only ones telling he truth.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2008, 10:07:21 AM »

Mark Henry's isn't "way out in front" because he's one of the only ones telling he truth.

I was just expecting something around 700, considering he dead's 900+, squats 1000+, and can clean and jerk over 500lbs.  Oh well, I doubt he cares, he's earning more in WWE than he would in powerlifting.
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2008, 11:15:44 AM »

I believe Kaz, Henry, Guerrero, and maybe Sting.
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2008, 11:16:44 AM »

An article once claimed Hogan benched 700lbs!! Think it was Total Sport magazine in the UK when WWf was in town about 1991
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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2008, 11:20:20 AM »

An article once claimed Hogan benched 700lbs!! Think it was Total Sport magazine in the UK when WWf was in town about 1991
I remember during Wrestlemania 3 Jesse Ventura gave his "measurements" before the match and it was like 24 inch arms, 62 inch chest, and 32 inch legs lol.
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2008, 11:56:03 AM »

'Superstar' Billy Graham - 585   Maybe

Doug Furnas - 600  this was done in a powerlifting competition

Scott 'Flash' Norton - 650  I think this was done in a powerlifting competition

Road Warrior Animal - 550  There is video of this lift online.

'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka - 525 (in his bodybuilding days, before he became a wrestler)  Maybe. Snuka was supposedly increadibly strong too.

Kurt Angle - 420  Not unbelievable

Bill Kazmaier - 660   This was done in a powerlifting competition, no doubt whatsoever about this one.

Tony 'Ludwig Borga' Halme - 600  I think this one is believable. 

'The Big Show' Paul Wight - 500 (when challenged in the weights room - he did it without too much apparent effort and didn't bother going any higher)  not unbelievable. this is basically a bodyweight lift if you think about it. 

Dino Bravo - 570  There is video of this lift online.

The Barbarian - 550 for 3 reps (no pause)  Not unbelievable.

Tank Abbott - 600  There is video of this lift online

'Big Bully' Nick Busick - 605  This was done in powerlifting competition, I think in a multiply bench shirt

Ted Arcidi - 700  Done in powerlifting competition. No doubt about this lift.

'Polish Power' Ivan Putski - 600  I don't know about this one.  Putski was strong, but this is pushing it. 

Road Warrior Hawk - 515  There is video of this lift online I think.... 

'Lethal Weapon' Steve Blackman - 550 (in his weightlifting days, before wrestling) 

Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart - 550 (with ease and just fooling around)   I believe this lift. Jim Neidhart was ridiculously strong in the day. 

Mark Henry - 620   Done in powerlifting competititon, no doubt about it.

Bill 'Ax' Eadie - 450 (estimated)  WTF is that?  Hell, i've "estimated" I've got a 19 inch dick too.  My wife laughed at me. 

Kane - 405 (for sets - no max recorded)  Not unbelievable. 

Tony Atlas - 600  Tony was ridiculously strong in the day, but I don't recall him officially going over 500.  He may have. 
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2008, 12:52:19 PM »

Some photos of a young Billy Graham.
http://ironage.us/yabbse/index.php/topic,17213.0.html
http://ironage.us/yabbse/index.php?topic=10689.0
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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2008, 07:21:18 PM »

Of the ones whose physiques I can recall, there are some interesting numbers.

Eddie Guerrero - I know he was small, but he was on a lot of gear, so I'd have thought maybe more?
Big Show - You have to remember he weighed over 500lbs at one point, so it'd be interesting to see what he could lift?
Barbarian - 550 for 3?  He was a big guy.
Bret Hart - Seems reasonable, he was 6ftish about 240lbs?
Warlord - 575 for 6?  Again he was a big guy, 6ft 5, 320lbs.
Triple H - Didn't he do an article for M&F, so his max bench might have been in that.
Mark Henry - I was expecting the Worlds Strongest Man to be way out in front?!
Hulk Hogan - Maybe, he was getting on for 300lbs at one point.

Cool list though.  I wonder how much Cena, Khali and Taker can bench.  Or Edge.   Grin

Cena is supposed to have a big deadlift.
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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2008, 07:24:16 PM »

nope, no fuccking way, if i see proof i'll believe it but until then no fuccking way.


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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 07:27:49 PM »

Mark Henry's isn't "way out in front" because he's one of the only ones telling he truth.

exactly. henry's been called potentially the greatest strength athlete of all time and according to these wrestlers he's just one of many. Roll Eyes

we're talking about a guy who won the ASC strongman event in 2003 (2002?), closed the CoC #3 his first try, threw the Inch Dumbbell over his head, held the world deadlift record at one point, and set the STILL UNBROKEN raw squat record back in 1995. yet apparently he's not anything special when pitted up against those other titans from the WWF. riiiiiiiiight.
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