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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
My favorite Dusty Rhodes moment isn't even completely about Dusty - but Jim Duggan.

Sapphire had disappeared at SummerSlam 1990 - and Dusty was completely beside himself. He's doing an interview with Gene, when out of nowhere appears Duggan. He asks if they've found anything.

Duggan: "Well no Dusty, but we'll all keep looking!"

And with that - Duggan takes off again.

It's one of those clips you'd have to see to laugh at, but Duggan comes across dumber than usual. It's hilarious.

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#22 Posted on
It's a shame, really...I remember when Duggan was a credible face with decent power moves and brawling skills.
But then he went to the WWF and that was the end of that.

My fave mid-80s Duggan moment--Duggan is wrestling Flair for the NWA title. Flair gets the Figure-Four on Duggan, only to find that he can't get it locked in properly because DUGGAN'S LEGS ARE TOO LONG! Duggan easily reverse it, and gets ready to clobber Flair with that football tackle move of his, only to have Flair shove the referee in front of him. Darnit!

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They had the GAYEST music I've ever heard as well. I think it was a generic rip-off of the Michigan fight song but it sounded horrible.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
“Also, to my recolection, Inoki, Giant Baba, and a surprising shitload of guys never made it in the WWF.”

Antonio Inoki actually had a very brief reign as WWF World Heavyweight Champion back in 1979. He won the belt in Japan and the title switch was not recognized in North America-- but it happened.

Now, whether or not you can claim that as “making it into the WWF” is clearly up for debate.

Others that I can think of:

Harley Race (8-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion)
Sting, of course
Ultimo Dragon (despite having won the WWF Light Heavyweight Title in Japan-- prove me wrong)

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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
Harley Race was in the WWF as "King" Harley Race. It's debatable whether you define that run as "success" or not though, I guess.

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#26 Posted on
The more I look at old articles about the WWWF of Vince Sr., the more I wonder if it should even be considered to be the same as "the WWF." The World Wide Wrestling Federation was part of the NWA for many years. It was another region like Florida, Mid-South, Memphis, Mid-Atlantic, etc. It was only in the later years that they separated from the NWA and considered their own title a world title.

It looks like even when Dusty Rhodes wrestled for Vince Sr. in the late seventies he was part of a talent exchange from Florida--he did a program with Superstar Billy Graham then left. I think Graham may have visited down there too.

Still, if you're doing matches in the Garden on the same card as Bruno and the Superstar, you're definitely part of the WW[W]F.

"I'm not on some big ego rush. I'm not after the bright lights and the little women."--Stan Hansen.
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