80’s and 90’s WWF (or WCW) I guess

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

  • The Nature Boy Ric Flair

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Hulk Hogan

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • The Ultimate Warrior

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sting

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Undertaker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Macho Man Randy Savage

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Barry Windham

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Hitman Bret Hart

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • The Heart Break Bottom Shawn Michaels

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    5

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Here is a reminder of perfection.

 

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I found a neat match for ya'll, a rare heel vs. heel match!

Repo Man vs. Papa Shango.

Link takes you to that match. It is part of the monthly compilation, from December 1992.

Enjoy!

 
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Gonna spice things up with a vs. series.

Yes, we all know the shit is fake, but play along based on known attributes. And all wrestlers at their peak.

Who is better:

Macho Man or Lex Luger?
 

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A great shoot interview with Jacques Rougeau, aka IC Champ The Mountie, and the 4x Tag-Team Champ with the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers and the Quebecers.

He is one of the nicest, most modest dudes of the era.

Here, he infers that he's hired a hitman to keep the British Bulldogs from crippling him following the tooth splattering incident with the Dynamite Kid:

 

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As a black man hulk hogan the person might not be the greatest, but as a child in the 80s some of my best memories were rooting for hulk hogan. Was incredible renting all the big Hogan matches.
 

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If you like wrestling podcasts, cannot recommend Attitude Era Podcast enough. Good stuff.
 

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Gonna spice things up with a vs. series.

Yes, we all know the shit is fake, but play along based on known attributes. And all wrestlers at their peak.

Who is better:

Macho Man or
The answer is always Macho Man, regardless of who comes after the "or"

Sammartino, Flair, Hogan, Austin, Rock, Michaels, Taker, Sting, Goldberg, Punk, Bryan, Sparkplug Holly...doesn't matter.
 

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The answer is always Macho Man, regardless of who comes after the "or"

Sammartino, Flair, Hogan, Austin, Rock, Michaels, Taker, Sting, Goldberg, Punk, Bryan, Sparkplug Holly...doesn't matter.
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Gonna spice things up with a vs. series.

Yes, we all know the shit is fake, but play along based on known attributes. And all wrestlers at their peak.

Who is better:

Macho Man or Lex Luger?

How is Luger even in the conversation? Luger wouldn't crack my top twenty all-time.
 

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How is Luger even in the conversation? Luger wouldn't crack my top twenty all-time.
I set up the Miss Elizabeth joke and no one got it.

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But since there is nothing else to do, a case can easily be made that early WCW Lex Luger was in the same tier as Savage. For a while, between 1988-1992, Luger was the next big thing and WCW's crown prince to Flair. He was a big deal.

He was essentially WCW's No. 2 or 3 guy (Behind Flair, and Sting, with Barry Windham floating around as an x factor) between 1988-1992 and occupied the same niche as Macho Man did in the WWF (squarely behind Hogan and then Ultimate Warrior).

In that time frame, lets compare their accomplishments:

Macho Man: x2 WWF Championships x1 Intercontinental Championship
Lex Luger: x1 WCW Heavyweight Championship x5 United States Championship

Savage went on to have the better career after leaving the WWF. Luger was never quite the same after failing to get over in the WWF.

But for a time, Luger was very much Savage's equal, if not slightly above him in usage by WCW.
 

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