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Matt Tracker Scrapple Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 26 min. # 1 Posted on 18.1.04 1735.19 | Instant Rating: 5.51 So I'm watching the Eagles game last week, and I notice that a Philadelphia player twice made the "behold where the title belt would fit around my waist" gesture. This looked like a challenge to Denver's Clinton Portis' running back championship, and I still believe the NFL should have a rushing championship belt at the conclusion of the entire season. Present it at the Pro Bowl, maybe. So here's my wrestling-related question: Can anyone tell me when this gesture started in the ring? I can recall Taker doing it and maybe even Warrior. Hogan used it when challenging the champ. But who started this? Any ideas? How far back does it go? Thanks for your time. "To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker Promote this thread!
JWstorm Kolbasz Since: 23.10.02 From: Tarheel State Since last post: 3967 days Last activity: 3245 days
AIM: # 2 Posted on 18.1.04 1755.26 | Instant Rating: 3.05 Why would anyone on the eagles do a gesture at Clinton Portis? That makes no sense I LOVE WRESTLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Super Shane Spear Bierwurst Since: 2.1.02 From: Sector 7 Slums Since last post: 2507 days Last activity: 2507 days # 3 Posted on 18.1.04 1805.30 | Instant Rating: 3.08 Portis sported a replica of the World Championship Belt after scoring 5 TDs at some point in the season. What connection it is to this....none.
Spiraling_Shape Lap cheong Since: 2.1.02 From: PA Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 7 hours # 4 Posted on 18.1.04 1925.41 | Instant Rating: 5.75 It was "4th and 24" Freddie Mitchell making the "I want da belt" gesture. It has nothing to do with Clinton Portis and the Big Gold Belt. "I'm the best poetic genius since Leapin' Lanny Poffo."
Kane Is Ugly Kishke Since: 14.7.03 From: Uglyville Since last post: 3340 days Last activity: 3326 days # 5 Posted on 18.1.04 1926.27 | Instant Rating: 0.00 Freddie Mitchell did the gesture in the Eagles game. The reason he does that is because the other eagle players nicknamed him "The People's Champ".
tsmstu Chourico Since: 12.7.03 Since last post: 3852 days Last activity: 3299 days # 6 Posted on 18.1.04 2131.37 | Instant Rating: 0.57 First off, nobody in Eagle-country will be doing any belt bragging anymore... As for the lineage of that taunt, it's probably been around forever, but I can recall Ravishing Rick Rude doing it during his quest for WWF intercontinental gold. Im sure hes not the first though. Its funny in my head I can picture just about EVERY wrestler I have ever watched doing it. I wonder who was the first? You gotta figure Flair was doing it at some point. stu (edited by tsmstu on 18.1.04 1933) www.stustone.com
CANADIAN BULLDOG Andouille Since: 5.3.03 From: TORONTO Since last post: 1462 days Last activity: 1460 days
ICQ: # 7 Posted on 19.1.04 0933.29 | Instant Rating: 6.66 It was probably around forever. I remember Pedro Morales doing that in the 70's, one of his I-C title rematches (against either Muraco or Patera, can't remember). Check out the brand new Inside The Ropes Website, featuring the obscenely expensive Canadian BullBLOG!!! And the latest ITR is right here.
tsmstu Chourico Since: 12.7.03 Since last post: 3852 days Last activity: 3299 days # 8 Posted on 19.1.04 1127.23 | Instant Rating: 0.57
oh yeah? Well I remember Dick the Bulldog Brower doing that in his WWWF JR. Heavyweight title match vs. Yukon Erich in the 60's.
I think it's as simple as, they realized in a panic that they'd booked a very weak PPV main event and just ... undid it.
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