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DarrylTheHitman
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Since: 21.9.02
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In the Nov. 10th issue of The Shooting Star Press newsletter, the authors (who are British) give their list of the top 50 wrestlers of the last 20 years or so. From the onset of Hulkamania to today's ruthless aggression, they list the top 50 of what they refer to as the TV Age. The wrestlers were ranked on actual wrestling ability, the lasting impressions they made on the industry, their drawing power, their character development skills, and their markout value to the authors. In the hopes of provoking debate and discussion I provide the list.
50) Dusty Rhodes
49) Shane Douglas
48) Jimmy Snuka
47) Lex Luger
46) Barry Windham
45) Owen Hart
44) The Honky Tonk Man
43) Kevin Nash
42) Paul Orndorff
41) Bam Bam Bigelow
40) Scott Steiner
39) Scott Hall
38) Bad News Brown
37) Triple H
36) The Undertaker
35) Terry Funk
34) Rob Van Dam
33) Bill Goldberg
32) Dean Malenko
31) Brian Pillman
30) The Great Muta
29) Diamond Dallas Page
28) Rick Rude
27) Curt Hennig
26) Raven
25) Chris Benoit
24) Shawn Michaels
23) Dustin Runnels
22) Vader
21) The Dynamite Kid
20) Sting
19) Eddie Guerrero
18) Jushin Lyger
17) Chris Jericho
16) Rey Mysterio Jr.
15) Ricky Steamboat
14) Jake Roberts
13) Andre the Giant
12) Booker T
11) Arn Anderson
10) Hulk Hogan
9) Randy Savage
8) Ted DiBiase
7) Mick Foley
6) Kurt Angle
5) Roddy Piper
4) Steve Austin
3) The Rock
2) Bret Hart
1) Ric Flair

Anyone interested in reading back issues or subscribing (which I highly recommend--it's the best opinion-oriented sheet out there IMHO) should go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tsspmain




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StampedeFan23
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Since: 12.1.02
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#2 Posted on
IMO, Bret should be much lower on the list, Andre should be up in the top 5. Same with Hulk Hogan. Totally agree with Rock, Flair and Austin in the top 5 though.



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Now THAT was a top 50 list!

Makes me want to start reading their newsletter...



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#4 Posted on
Any list with Owen Hart behind Kevin Nash, Honkytonk Man, and Bam Bam Bigelo, isnt worth a damn!

I got no real problem with the rest of the list though, maybe a few minor adjustments.

Oh, and how is Dusty in the top 500, let alone 50?
DarrylTheHitman
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Since: 21.9.02
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#5 Posted on
Do it! Especially for their letters section where they take the absolute piss out of absolute idiots like Paul Day. You don't know who he is but if you start reading it, you will.



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Since: 4.1.02
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#6 Posted on

    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Any list with Owen Hart behind Kevin Nash, Honkytonk Man, and Bam Bam Bigelo, isnt worth a damn!

    I got no real problem with the rest of the list though, maybe a few minor adjustments.

    Oh, and how is Dusty in the top 500, let alone 50?



Note that Darryl said the following:
The wrestlers were ranked on actual wrestling ability, the lasting impressions they made on the industry, their drawing power, their character development skills, and their markout value to the authors.

Owen - high on the ability scale.
Lasting impression - plunging to his death...
Drawing power - average
Char development - err..I'm better than my bro to not a nugget?
markout value - cannot rate that..

Nash - low on the ability scale
Impression - year long champ, wcw/wwf champ, created nWo
drawing power - varies
char development - hmmm...he has had development, cannot name it though..
markout value cannot rate that

Honkey - average on the ability scale
Impression - still remembered as 'the greatest IC champ ever' (great gimmick) and thought of whenever elvis is near.
drawing power - ppl so wanted to see him get killed
development - not needed, great gimmick to starat with
markout value - cannot rate that

Bam-Bam..no explanation why he is higher.

Owen, for all his skills and awesomeness was a midcarder alas remembered for falling to his death..that's it..oh and his brother was this one guy..Bret or something like that?



DarrylTheHitman
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Since: 21.9.02
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#7 Posted on
If you liked this list, you should know that they also rank the top 50 wrestlers every year (for the year just past). I forget when it is, though--December? January?



MoeGates
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Since: 6.1.02
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#8 Posted on
24) Shawn Michaels
23) Dustin Runnels

??????????????????

Ok, how in ANY of these catagories other than the last one(actual wrestling ability, the lasting impressions they made on the industry, their drawing power, their character development skills, and their markout value to the authors) is Golddust superior to HBK. These guys must be some SEVERE marks for the buttbutt.






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#9 Posted on
Maybe they really liked the crocodile hunter skit.....
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#10 Posted on

    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Maybe they really liked the crocodile hunter skit.....


Then, the question must be begged.


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#11 Posted on
For his work in the 80's, Barry Windham should at least be around 30.



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