Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Back When Wrestling Was Real...Bitches


Wow, that just motivated me to do some damage in training today :-)

And it also reminded that nothing better happen to my 'precious' Ric Flair collection either Realist, lol. I have lots to pass on to TC about when wrasslin was dope during my day

Da Realist:

funny you should send this. i was just watching some clips from sean's ric flair collection and some from my dvd of the rock. i've finally come to a conclusion. ric flair is the greatest "talker" in wrestling history. i think the rock brings the goods and may untimately be more funny, but ric flair was just more versatile. as good as the rock was, he basically used catch phrases pretty exclusively. in fact, catch phrases were about 90% of his act.

ric flair was on a whole 'nother level.

Gangsta D:

Flair may have been the best talker. he may have been more versatile. But nobody matches Dusty for sheer entertainment, partially because you could never really fully understand what the hell he was saying. When he got worked up into a lather, he was part evangelical preacher and part "jive" talker from the "Airplane" movies. Are you ready for "Funky Like A Monkey Tour '07?"


You both have listed the 3 greatest promo cutters in wrestling history. I like them all b/c I thought in their primes, no one was better at these guys at getting on the mic. Flair had the great buildup in his promos, Dusty the classic mispronounciation of words ("Ric Flair is the constonant champion", "Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, we escavating in '87"), and Rock had the funniest punch lines.

Looking back that is the major reason I loved wrestling. That and the shock factor (Remember Hogan's turn in the summer of '96)

Da Realist:

no, no, no... who do you think is the BEST?

Gangsta D:

Come on, you know he's gonna pick Ric.


D-Lo knows me well :-)

C'mon man I used to have a Ric Flair VHS tape I watched before big test/presentations/exams, etc in college.

Gangsta D:

In case you were curious about the true identities of the Four Horsemen:

Tully Blanchard

Ole Anderson

Arn Anderson

Ric Flair

JJ Dillon

I had no idea Arn gave the horsemen their name. He was the only one I ever like. "Cause the bottom line..."

Da Realist:

yeah! arn anderson was my boy. this was before all the wrestlers started looking like lou ferigno.


He used to cut funny promos too....Double AA aka the Enforcer aka one half of the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.


Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...

Hmm... I used to be known as "The Realist" too, on a certain message board...

But I prefer my regular monicker indeed, the one I'm using right here and now, yes. It is sort of like Ric prefering "Nature Boy" to, say, "Slick Ric" I guess...

With the wisdom of the years, I'd say Tully was my true fave, followed by Arn and then the flamboyant one, Ric.

But that's just wisdom speaking...

Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...

Oh, and J.J. Dillon will always be a better manager in my book than The Weasel, any manager the Undertaker ever had AND EVEN Classie Freddie Blassie himself...