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The W - One Question... - What non-wrestling person could have gone into the business?
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I always imagine football players who could excel in rasslin. Urlacher, Ray Lewis, I still think Kevin Greene had lots of potential.

But then I think of managers or valets, and I think of character actors who would have excelled at being comic relief or a mouthpiece to sell an angle. And even with all his success in films like Stripes or on TV in Night Court or onstage, winning a Tony in his first musical, John Laroquette would have been a mighty manager, combing the unctuous style of Paul Heyman and the classic arrogance of a Heenan and goofiness of Cornette.

So who can you see standing out in pro wrestling had they gone that route?



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The key is talking, I think, and fast on your feet.

Don Rickles, Bruce Willis, - they both immediately come to mind. They seem so fast on their feet on the talk shows.

If we are talking athletes, think about Joe Flacco - he was really quick on the talk shows after the superbowl - Aaron Rodgers too. I mean, guys like 'Lacher or Lewis would be monsters, but those guys would be the Flairs of the future.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
    Originally posted by AWArulz

    If we are talking athletes, think about Joe Flacco


I'm a huge Ravens fan and I have to disagree with you there. Even Flacco's dad thinks he is boring and I have to agree with poppa Flacco.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
Besides Mongo (remember, he only took up wrestling after his playing career, with almost no knees left).. I think you could have made a hell of a stable from the '85 Bears.

Otherwise, I'd love to see what Stephen Colbert could do as a mouthpiece.



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    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by AWArulz

      If we are talking athletes, think about Joe Flacco


    I'm a huge Ravens fan and I have to disagree with you there. Even Flacco's dad thinks he is boring and I have to agree with poppa Flacco.



Completely agree with Zeruel here. Flacco puts people to sleep during interviews.

Bring back Kevin Federline dammit and give him a heel stable to manage.







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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.32
    Originally posted by 2P4E
    Henry Rollins


Would need a 6 hour RAW for this one.
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I know it was a one-off, but I thought Kevin Federline was awesome and he cold have done more with time.



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Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by Oliver
    I know it was a one-off, but I thought Kevin Federline was awesome and he cold have done more with time.
Agreed. I remember wishing they would have used him longer. Maybe get some revenge on John Cena later on or something.



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What about Bas Rutten? He's a legit tough guy who is fun and funny to watch in and out of the ring. I think if he were to be a wrestler, he would somewhat a combination of Ken Shamrock and Antonio Cesaro with a bit of Santino's goofy humor.













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Ronda Rousey and Chael Sonnen are the best pro wrestling promo artists around right now, only they don't do pro wrestling.



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Don Rickles in a turban as Grand Wizard 2.0 would be epic.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by Oliver
      I know it was a one-off, but I thought Kevin Federline was awesome and he cold have done more with time.
    Agreed. I remember wishing they would have used him longer. Maybe get some revenge on John Cena later on or something.


Federline could have done a great riff on Kaufman in Memphis if he was able and willing to bump.
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Kevin Sorbo during his Hercules tv series.

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