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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #475 on: January 22, 2009, 10:09:55 PM »
John Cena is hot!  ;)

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #476 on: January 22, 2009, 10:31:56 PM »
John Cena is hot!  ;)

I never liked anything about Cena.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #477 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #478 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #479 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. 

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2nd pic - The Arnold Classic, 2005
When he won the Brawl for All in the WWF back in 1998 proved he was for real.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #480 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #481 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?

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #482 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #483 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #484 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #485 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #486 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #487 on: January 26, 2009, 06:35:16 PM »
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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #488 on: January 26, 2009, 07:04:23 PM »
Nikita Koloff

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #489 on: January 26, 2009, 07:06:04 PM »
wow he's looking good

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #490 on: January 26, 2009, 07:08:20 PM »
He is a minister now.  http://www.nikitakoloff.com/

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #493 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.








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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #494 on: January 28, 2009, 11:51:26 AM »
One of my all time favorites... I'd say number 2 right behind this guy.









wow liger hasnt aged one bit!!

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #495 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.






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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #496 on: January 28, 2009, 12:48:21 PM »
Nikita Koloff
lol i remember that guy. He is not even Russian right?
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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #497 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.

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #498 on: February 10, 2009, 01:28:10 AM »
 :)

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Re: Wrestlers then and now
« Reply #499 on: February 10, 2009, 09:25:48 AM »
:)

I use to have those wrestling buddies when i was a kid, been along time.
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