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Old 08-20-2012, 02:01 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Default Re: Wrestlers who ruined their own legacy

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Originally Posted by Greenlawler View Post
Were you watching wrestling when Piper was popular? This is not meant to be codescending at all, I only ask because I agree and disagree. While I do agree that not all wrestlers who return allot taint their legacy, I belive Piper is one who has.
I agree.

In 1986-87, when Piper turned face after his feud with Adrian Adonis, he was arguably more popular than Hulk Hogan. That's quite an accomplishment, since Hogan was at his peak, beginning his feud with Andre the Giant. Piper was supposed to "retire" after Wrestlemania 3, to concentrate on movies and TV. If he had never came back, he would have been considered one of the all time greats.
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