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Did anyone watch small wrestling conferences? I loved USWA wrestling in Memphis. It came on before WWE, but lots of guys came from there. The Rockers and Shawn Michael's most notably. Jeff Jarrett and Jerry the King Lawler were the big "stars" along with Bill Dundee.

I had a nightmare about Big Joe Ludac and my mom wouldn't let me watch wrestling for a whole month afterward. My dad sent me out of the room when Saturday Night Main Event started for that month and each time he said "This is why you don't tell your mom everything" :chuckle:

Couple of years later, Papa Shango made his debut on WWF and my younger brother had a nightmare. I threatened his life if he told my mom about it while my dad was sitting behind us on the couch, and my dad nodded in approval.

Parenting done right.
 

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This is still my favorite WWF moment of all time, and I got to see it live. Not in person, but on PPV.


That and the UFC fight where Henderson knocked Bisping the fuck out (which I watched in a bar where everyone started chanting USA after) are two of my favorite sports memories. I'll loosely classify wrestling as sports for those purposes.

Here's the Henderson knockout, by the way. There have been far more spectacular knockouts in UFC, but Bisping was such a cunt and the way Henderson got that huge cheap shot in afterward, coupled with the environment where I watched it, made it memorable to me.

 

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Oh btw- Vice (Hulu) had am amazing series called dark side of the ring for those of you who are unaware. Its mini documentaries about negative things that happened in wrestling (Owen hart, Chris Benoit, collision in korea)
 

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This is the theme and intro I remember.

Rocky Maivia stole his style when he turned himself into The Rock.
The best !!

Honestly tho that’s the theme that plays in my head when the elevator opens up on the 25th floor and I step into my company’s holiday party looking for bacon wrapped scallop horsd’oeuvres ever year…
 

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Mean Gene shut out completely?!?

Love Mean Gene. Admittedly, I don't remember him calling a single match

Promo interviews and pre/post match interviews... He's unmatched.

Every big time interview outside of Shawn Michaels kicking Marty Jeanette through Brutus the Barbers barbershop window, and those Brother Love interviews where he always set people up to get jumped at his church, were conducted by Mean Gene

Damn, I hated Brother Love
 

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Shout out to the time that Chris Jericho got a clipboard over as the hottest gimmick in WWE.


Jericho is easily one of the five best wrestlers of all-time, IMO. Got himself over time and time again with different gimmicks. He wrestled at a high level for well over twenty years and is still relevant today, albeit well past his prime.
 
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