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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.10
After watching a few episodes of World Of Sport, I found Big Daddy to be rubbish. What was the big deal about him? Was it a 70's/80s thing?

He was a big fat 50 odd year old, yet he never lost a match. All he really did was hit people with his belly, throw in a odd slam and a mat splash, and then sing "We Shall not be moved". You've got to laugh really haven't you.

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Now I wasn't around then, but I DO know that pro-wrestling was VERY much a fad back then and a lot of the Sammartino/WWWF/NWA stuff would NOT have got over with the World of Sport audience. They saw THAT as legit pro-wrestling, and not the American stuff. It's just the way they were weined into wrestling, like if you were a beginning WWF fan around the Hulkamania era, you wouldn't think that Flair/Steamboat wasn't wrestling as it should be.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.61
You're mighty lucky that leggo is here because I don't think you're going to find many other people who can share their opinions on large British wrestling folk heroes from days gone by. oldschoolhero, celebrate your birthday by discussing Shirley Crabtree.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.87
Was he the guy who did The Big Daddy Splash Down?

I remember I had an old issue of PWI from 87 that has a news story in the back about how a guy he hit with the move ended up dying and how they were considering banning the move.





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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.05
I remember that SKY aired WOS as well back in those days.
My dad totally loved Big Daddy.

He had charisma I guess so why not use it.
The fans wanted him to do that sort of stuff, so why not make him the big man?
And seriously..how good was Andre the Giant in 80s? Were his performances worth the adoration and push?

I recall hearing about the banning of the move as well




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.10
Big Daddy hit Mal 'King Kong' Kirk with a Big Daddy splash and he dies of an heart attack just after the match.



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The Rock was saying on Jonathan Ross's show his grandad, High Chief Peter Maivia trained the British way of wrestling.

Does anyone remember Giant Haystacks in WCW, as Loch Ness ?
He was basically awful.

Apart from notable exceptions like Davey Boy Smith, Steve (William) Regal and Dynamite Kid, the Brit way would not go down well in the USA.

Three things I read about Andre The Giant were he fell asleep during the match with Big John Studd.

He drank around 14 bottles of wine before the Wrestlemania 3 match with Hulk Hogan, and he was known to easily polish off over 100 cans of beer at one sitting !

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(edited by mikebuk on 10.7.04 0230)

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.05
    Originally posted by mikebuk

    Three things I read about Andre The Giant were he fell asleep during the match with Big John Studd.

    He drank around 14 bottles of wine before the Wrestlemania 3 match with Hulk Hogan, and he was known to easily polish off over 100 cans of beer at one sitting !

    (edited by mikebuk on 10.7.04 0125)

    (edited by mikebuk on 10.7.04 0230)


Hmm..did you happen to have read Hulk Hogan's book?
He says those sort of things...sounds like the usual HH hyperbole.

About the guy dying..oh shit? that was for real? I figured it was an urban myth ;)



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.19
    Originally posted by dmp
    Hmm..did you happen to have read Hulk Hogan's book?
    He says those sort of things...sounds like the usual HH hyperbole.

    About the guy dying..oh shit? that was for real? I figured it was an urban myth ;)


Haha, true about Hogan. But everybody who was close to Andre and who spoke on A&E's Biography on Andre said the same thing as Hogan. The big man had an obvious high tolerance!

(quoting fixed - thecubsfan)

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.63
Oh man Big Daddy was like the Andre of Saturday afternoon British wrestling. I mean sure, he was less agile than Earthquake, but he had oodles of charisma (especially, sez my cousin, when you saw him liiiive) and that was really all that mattered to the dads and kids sitting at home watching. The matches were never really long enough for folks to get bored of a big fat useless guys anyways, so it made sense to have the most charismatic wrestlers as the big stars rather than the most athletic.

"Does anyone remember Giant Haystacks in WCW, as Loch Ness?"

Dude, don't even go there. Giant Haystacks was even better than Big Daddy!




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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.75
Ah those were the days and yep the guy dying by Big Daddy was true, I love the repeats of WoS on that new Wrestling Channel thingy on Sky. Dickie Davis rule! But I always liked Kendo Nagasaki and of ocurse Mick McManus as well as Haystacks.

Big Daddy is now taken off by Big Show in the E.





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Can anyone fill me in on the details of Giant Haystacks in WCW as Loch Ness. How did it come about and what was the story?



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He was in a crap WCW stable called The Dungeon.

Dungeon of Doom (1996-1997) - The Master (Manager), Kevin Sullivan (Leader), Shark (Earthquake), Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake), Konnan, The Barbarian, Loch Ness, Meng, The Yeti, Vader, Hugh Morrus, The Leprechaun, Maxx Muscle, Jimmy Hart, Big Bubba Rogers, Kamala, One Man Gang and The Giant.


    In the Eighties, as wrestling's popularity waned, Ruane invested, unsuccessfully, in the motor trade and ran, more successfully, a debt-collection agency. In 1995 he signed a deal to fight against American wrestling star Hulk Hogan - an attempt to make a name for himself Stateside, where he was to be billed as the 'Loch Ness Monster'. Soon afterwards he was diagnosed with cancer and the bout had to be called off. Ruane died of the disease in December 1998, aged 52. At the time he was writing a TV comedy about wrestling with former tag partner Tony 'Banger' Walsh.


http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,6903,391071,00.html

For more about him read http://www.talkwrestlingonline.com/Columns/Aaron/AU7/au7.shtml

I can just see the dear old Queen Mum up there watching Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks going at it one more time and maybe GH might be allowed a win in Heaven.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.39
I remember seeing Big Daddy wrestle towards the end of his career in Scarborough, I think it was around 89/90. When he pushed his fat belly into the heels, they sold it like they had been punched by Tyson and a "boing" sound effect played over the PA. He was never a solid worker IMO but he did draw well on local levels. I got to meet him after the show and got a signed photo which was pretty cool.



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