Never had the chance to watch Magnum TA but in a recent interview Lanny Poffo said Magnum was to be the next coming, looks, technical ability etc. I believe either Dusty or Flair said also said he was destined to have the keys to the castle. Sad what happened.
You know, I've got so much respect for Magnum TA. I watched an interview he did not too long ago, and given the circumstances, he's done everything right.
He kept everything in perspective and maintained a very positive attitude.
He moved on, pushed forward, and now owns a very successful communications tower company.
I've listened to guys who made it to the big time bitch & moan today about the business and how badly they got screwed. Magnum was
poised to be THE TOP
player. He probably had the most momentum and potential of anyone in the industry at the time and had it all taken away from him with that unfortunate accident.
I couldn't believe how honest and positive he came across when discussing that time in his life in the interview.
Magnum TA may be the most deserving pro-wrestler to be bitter about what happened to him, yet he is among the most positive I know of. He and Nikita are two class acts in that respect. Nikita had a lot going for himself, too, and was forced out early.
Both of these guys are a real pleasure to listen to.