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Who Was the Greatest Wrestler of the 1985-1995 Era?

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Thats right, the Varsity Club, Rick Steiner and Mike Rotunda (also Kevin Sullivan and other minor members), WCW Tag-Team Champs (and TV Champ for MR) were the top heel team for the last couple years of the 80s, split up when both left the promotion.

Only a few years later that worked together again, this time in the WWF and had a monumental feud, each defeating the other repeatedly (including a now classic SummerSlam Steel Cage Match) and exchanging the tag-team titles several times over six months, in 1993 as the Steiner Brothers and Money Inc.

The two most dominant tag-teams of the late WWF Golden Era.

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Thats right, the Varsity Club, Rick Steiner and Mike Rotunda (also Kevin Sullivan and other minor members), WCW Tag-Team Champs (and TV Champ for MR) were the top heel team for the last couple years of the 80s, split up when both left the promotion.

Only a few years later that worked together again, this time in the WWF and had a monumental feud, each defeating the other repeatedly (including a now classic SummerSlam Steel Cage Match) and exchanging the tag-team titles several times over six months, in 1993 as the Steiner Brothers and Money Inc.

The two most dominant tag-teams of the late WWF Golden Era.

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Loved the Steiners, back then Wrestlers were all about technical and charisma. Their characters they built felt like antiques.

Nowadays... not even close.

Rick Steiner has a son getting his feet wet now. Resembles him alot. Also resembles his uncle big poppa pump. I think WWE has a star right in front of them but they already fucked up by not naming him a Steiner.
 

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Loved the Steiners, back then Wrestlers were all about technical and charisma. Their characters they built felt like antiques.

Nowadays... not even close.

Rick Steiner has a son getting his feet wet now. Resembles him alot. Also resembles his uncle big poppa pump. I think WWE has a star right in front of them but they already fucked up by not naming him a Steiner.
The Steiner Jr. is such a Steiner. The physique and his gait are a perfect combo between his father and uncle.

I have been watching the old Steiners vs. Money Inc. matches and they are amazing.

The combined skills of four of the best technical wrestlers of the day in the Steiners, DiBiase and Rotunda make for some great watching.

And the Steiners and Rotunda also have that rare combination of strength and agility. It may not look it, but Scott Steiner and Rotunda could move like cats despite their size; super light on their feet. It was deceiving.

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Also, I feel remiss for neglecting the Quebecers (who weren't the Mounties). Of course, the Mountie was a great heel, and Jacques Rogueu is an all-time great.

The Quebecers were a good heel team and their high-flying antics were a premonition of things to come.

The match in which the Steiners dropped the belt to the Quebecers on the eve of their departure from the WWF was well done.

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Also, anyone else remember the 1-2-3 Kid?

I had completely forgotten about that guy and his well done angle in his early years as the skinny kid underdog.

And his winning the tag-team titles with Marty Jannetty.

Marty Jannetty. The Andrew Ridgely and John Oates of the wrestling world.

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Also, anyone else remember the 1-2-3 Kid?

I had completely forgotten about that guy and his well done angle in his early years as the skinny kid underdog.

And his winning the tag-team titles with Marty Jannetty.

Marty Jannetty. The Andrew Ridgely and Oates of the wrestling world.

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You won't see promo filled rivalries like the 1-2-3 Kid and Razor Ramon anymore. Again, Vince had a clue back then.
 
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The Steiner Jr. is such a Steiner. The physique and his gait are a perfect combo between his father and uncle.

I have been watching the old Steiners vs. Money Inc. matches and they are amazing.

The combined skills of four of the best technical wrestlers of the day in the Steiners, DiBiase and Rotunda make for some great watching.

And the Steiners and Rotunda also have that rare combination of strength and agility. It may not look it, but Scott Steiner and Rotunda could move like cats despite their size; super light on their feet. It was deceiving.

===========

Also, I feel remiss for neglecting the Quebecers (who weren't the Mounties). Of course, the Mountie was a great heel, and Jacques Rogueu is an all-time great.

The Quebecers were a good heel team and their high-flying antics were a premonition of things to come.

The match in which the Steiners dropped the belt to the Quebecers on the eve of their departure from the WWF was well done.

Pr8iqz7.jpg
Watched Raymond and his old man on Channel 43 in the early 70s. They feuded with Reggie and Hartford Love, a pair of hippies, managed by Beautiful Bruce Swayze. Jack Reynolds was the host, who later partnered with Jesse The Body Ventura on WOR Channel 9 in NYC. That was in the NWF, a Detroit - Cleveland- Buffalo promotion that had some name wrestlers.
 

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You won't see promo filled rivalries like the 1-2-3 Kid and Razor Ramon anymore. Again, Vince had a clue back then.

You can. Just not in WWE proper.



Although apparently Vince has begun meddling with NXT now too, so he's probably going to kill what made it special. But it was the best thing going in wrestling for a good five or six years.
 

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A day with the Repo Man.

 

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Just re-watched the 1993 Royal Rumble, and what a show! Not as good as the '92 Rumble but close.

I have to say that it was great to see Bob Backlund make a come back like that after so long an absence from the WWF.

And...

OH SHIT! BACKLUND HAS SNAPPED! HE'S GOT HIM IN THE CROSSFACE CHICKENWING!!!

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Just re-watched the 1993 Royal Rumble, and what a show! Not as good as the '92 Rumble but close.

I have to say that it was great to see Bob Backlund make a come back like that after so long an absence from the WWF.

And...

OH SHIT! BACKLUND HAS SNAPPED! HE'S GOT HIM IN THE CROSSFACE CHICKENWING!!!

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He was on that WWE treasures show and he looks like he can still go. I don't think people realize he was early to mid 40s during his 90s run. That was something that was unheard of when McMahon took over for his father. He had a habit of phasing guys out he thought that were too old.
 

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Also, anyone else remember the 1-2-3 Kid?

I had completely forgotten about that guy and his well done angle in his early years as the skinny kid underdog.

And his winning the tag-team titles with Marty Jannetty.

Marty Jannetty. The Andrew Ridgely and John Oates of the wrestling world.

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I always preferred Waltman in his WCW nWo role personally.
 

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For those that are interested, someone did the world a great service by collating all the televised WWF matches for each month starting the late 80s on into the early Raw years.

I've been watching them over the past week.

And uncovered this gem, a match I forgot about for 30 years, the post-Wrestlemania VIII match between Macho Man Randy Savage (C) vs. IRS (TC). I had forgotten that particular IRS title shot.

And it is actually a really good match. IRS had Macho Man. Performed the "Write-Off" and had him down, but showboated for 10 seconds instead of covering and only got a 2.5 count. The rest is history.

 

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(It's also interesting watching the High Energy vs. Money Inc. matches. Owen Hart was still new and was still on training-wheels. WWF was clearly unsure if he could carry a team, or could be put over as a single. So he was obviously playing second fiddle to Koko B. Ware, and very much in the shadow of Bret).
 

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