Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?
Bro, you said you didn't know who RIC FLAIR was until 2005 so you're making a list of stars from the 60s and 70s?
Anyway, from the poll I will take Bruno because nobody drew more money than him and he was an icon of his time, not only in the business. Besides, you put names like Mil Mascaras who is a legend in Mexico and not Inoki, Rikidozan and El Santo? Who were even bigger in their countries, including Mexico.
Thesz, George, Superstar, Andre etc and who I mentioned above are all contenders. That's if you do it from the 60s and not go back even more to guys like Frank Gotch and Jim Londos.
Shouldn't I make a list by what I have read in articles?
From what I read,Gorgeous George was a media attraction as a wrestler back then in 1950's.
Andre The Giant was getting half a million dollars per year in 1970's and second most recognised athlete after Ali in in 1970's.
Lou Thez has done more for wrestling than any wrestler MAYBE barring Hulk Hogan
I shouldn't have missed El Santo or Inoki.It didn't strike my mind.
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