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#1 Posted on 12.7.04 0238.30 Reposted on: 12.7.11 0238.47
Dr.Seuss has a book called the Places You'll Go. The book is given at graduations and such as sentimental garbage and inspiration; and for 20 a something to write about on a wrestling web site.
When looking back on this sport of ours I can't help but to wonder, what if?
Magnum TA didn't hit that poll. Brian Pillman didn't do those drugs. Bruiser Brody didn't take that shower. Owen Hart didn't try that stunt. The Von Erich's didn't have inner demons.
Would the world of wrestling be different?
Would there of been only two big names in the 80s?
Hogan and Flair were the unmatched superstars of wrestling in the 1980s. Some will argue Andre,Randy,Roddy,or Dusty,but they all pale in comparison to Hulk and Ric. Magnum TA may have been able to over shadow one or both of these icons.
He was early in his career when in 1986 that terrible auto accident ended his career; Before the car wreck he was already being compared to both Hogan and Flair. They called him as charismatic as Hogan and his work rate was just as good,if not better then Flair. He was riding high, and could of been "the next big thing" until the tradity.
If Magnum TA would of never retired...
Ric Flair may have never been 16 time world champion.
Nikita Koloff may of never lost his killer edge.
the Horseman may have never disbanded and gone north(WWF)
Dusty Rhodes may have never worn polka dots.
Randy Savage may of never been a face.
The NWA/WCW may not have gone under.
These are random thoughts on a great wrestler cut down before his prime.
Where do you think Magnum TA would be if he had never been in the accident? Remember his age is the same as Steiners, Stings, Lugars, younger than Flairs, Rhodes, and Lawler.
If you find this type of topic interesting please tell me and I will continue with the other greats I listed, or if you can do a better job please feel free to pick a great cut down in their prime, to discuss how wrestling may be different.
Note to CRZ: let this one stay here for a day or two, see if it gets reponces before banishing it, some people may enjoy it. TTP