The W
Views: 97770990
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
29.7.14 0344
The W - One Question... - Who is the greatest Professional wrestler?
This thread has 2 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.35
Pages: 1
(483 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (16 total)
AWArulz
Knackwurst








Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

Since last post: 10 hours
Last activity: 10 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.28
Pro Wrestling's been going on for a long time. Definitely since 1900, and certainly before that.

Obviously, Pro wrestling takes in a lot of things. Workrate, skills, showmanship, speaking, charisma, bumping, willingness to accept danger, hard work and helping others out.

I'm going to go with one of the obvious choices, because, frankly, I have marked out for him since I was in my early 20s. Hulk Hogan.

When he was younger he could work a little bit and took some pretty strong bumps and he worked a hell of a lot. I bet that between he and Flair they have worked an unbelievable amount of matches for major feds. And no one can match his showmanship and charisma. While he's been accused of holding others down, he's helped, in one way of another, a lot of guys become big stars - Hillbilly Jim, Ed Leslie, Paul Orndorf, Nick Dinsmore, Paul Wight and many others.





We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
Promote this thread!
Matt Tracker
Scrapple








Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 1 hour
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.05
I'd have to say Bruno Sammartino for holding the WWWF belt for EIGHT YEARS. Thesz had the NWA belt for seven, and has a hold named for him that's still used today. But Bruno's reign, I believe, trumps all others.



"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 17 days
Last activity: 5 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
I just reread Ric Flair's book a few nights ago...when you read that, and realize how for the last 30 years he has been the common thread to the business, when you realize that it was basically his work that kept VKM from having a monopoly 10-15 years before he did, when you go back and watch the matches with everyone under the sun, I don't think anyone else can be in the discussion.



MoeGates
Andouille








Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 16 hours
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
Second



Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
-
Euripides


Gugs
Bierwurst








Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 431 days
Last activity: 23 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.94
Right now, it's Kurt Angle. He is the total package.

All time...it's either Michaels or Hogan. Michaels had the best matches and promos, but Hogan made so much money. I'll give it to Michaels cause I'm biased.



"He is the most overrated piece of crap in the league. He bitched and whined after he got his ass beaten in New England last year, so the NFL changed the rules. Then he got his ass beaten in New England again. Every year he's the top MVP candidate. Every year he's supposed to be the best. Every year he's going to carry the Colts to the Super Bowl. And every single year he goes to New England and gets his ass beaten. And his brother's a whiny little bitch." -A friend of mine, on Peyton Manning

1,000 (bushflash.com)
Torchslasher
Knackwurst








Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

Since last post: 293 days
Last activity: 260 days
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
Ric Flair wins this hands down. Flair turned pretenders into contenders through sheer will and did this every night seemingly for years.

Shawn Michaels would be second for me, followed by Kurt Angle.



Click Here (czwfans.com)

For all your CZW and Nickels Trivia information. I am now the Sex Division Trivia Champion, and on September 10 I face someone who actually works part time in the WWE! Will I be starstruck, or will I hold him down worse than the WWE holds down Val Venis? STAY TUNED!

"Look guys, it's 'Lake Man!' Hope you can fit into our NARROW office, Mr. Big Lake" --MST3K The Collection V. 7
The Goon
Boudin blanc
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 16 hours
Last activity: 5 hours
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08


Iron Mike Sharpe, obviously.


Ohhhh, I thought you asked for "greatest Canadian athlete."

For wrestler, I'd have to say Flair as well, for achieving his sustained greatness through no lack of hard work.
BigSteve
Pepperoni








Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 2755 days
Last activity: 2483 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.06
Considering the question is greatest wrestler, not favorite or best in a certain category (workrate, promos, drawing, charisma), I have to give the nod to Hogan. He's the Babe Ruth or Wayne Gretzky of wrestling -- the guy who stands out above everyone else because he was on a whole different level. As much as we love Flair, he was never quite as huge as Hogan was in his heyday. A better worker and a better promo (depending on what you like), but never that big. Sammartino's twelve years as champ pretty much doubles Hogan's combined reigns, but that was when WWE was a territory rather than a(n) (inter)national phenomenon. I guess the argument could be made for Thesz, but I really can't say anything about Thesz because I know next to nothing about him.
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 38 min.
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
I'll go on a limb and say Triple H: He accomplished job security by marrying the boss's daughter.

Seriously, though...I give props to the Undertaker.



See what happens when you Google the word "FAILURE".

What fun!
OMEGA
Lap cheong








Since: 18.6.02
From: North Cacalacky

Since last post: 1855 days
Last activity: 1823 days
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
If your going on strictly in-ring, then I'd say Shawn Michaels or Kurt Angle. If you're going money-drawing, then Hogan, Rock, and Austin are the obvious answers.

If I had to narrow my choice to one, then I'd go with Michaels, but that's the type of question where my answer would probably change daily.



The answer to WWE's financial problems...

Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
haz
Landjager








Since: 2.1.02
From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Since last post: 41 days
Last activity: 7 days
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.04
Man, it's got to be Kamala.... oops sorry, I meant Flair.

He's still doing it, and better than 90% of the current roster of guys half his age. He is still believable as a Champion because of his work effort. I marvel at it still every week.





Where the wild are strong, and the strong are the darkest ones, you're the Darkest One.
MoeGates
Andouille








Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 16 hours
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
I love watching Flair. The guy's 50+, his offense consists of solely of chops at this point, he has the body of your average middle-aged Joe Six-Pack, I can't understand half of what comes out of his mouth at times, and yet I still can't turn off the TV when he's on.

The only other guy that comes close is Bret Hart. ALso not much to look at, not much to listen to, but you could throw him in the ring with Jim Ross and still have me spellbound for a 20-minute match.



Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
-
Euripides


KJames199
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 10.12.01
From: #yqr

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 3 hours
#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
It's gotta be Flair. Angle can pass him if he can stay healthy, but he's not there yet.




JK
too-old-now
Bockwurst








Since: 7.1.04

Since last post: 1212 days
Last activity: 137 days
#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.03
I'll go with Hogan's choice, Andre.
redsoxnation
Scrapple








Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 393 days
Last activity: 393 days
#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.16
I have to go with Flair, but an honorable mention to Nick Bockwinkle for being so good that he was able to carry the AWA Title for long stretches despite Verne's ego.
NickBockwinkelFan
Frankfurter








Since: 10.4.02
From: New York City, NY

Since last post: 836 days
Last activity: 63 days
#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.58
My vote is for Misawa.



"Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!"
--Life Lessons from Bobby the Brain Heenan WCW Uncensored 2000 preview


Generalissimo Takada's Energy Beverage Provides Maximum Nourishment!
Thread rated: 5.35
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
Next thread: Which Teacher Influenced You the Most In School?
Previous thread: What's the one movie you could watch every week and never tire of it?
(483 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
My grandfather handed me a set of Mark Twain books for my tenth birthday. Hardback. I read Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn pretty quickly and eventually, all of them. My favorite is by far, the Prince and the Pauper. I still read it every once in awhile
The W - One Question... - Who is the greatest Professional wrestler?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.175 seconds.