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Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?
God this is hard. It's like the Rock/Austin thing where you can make a great case foe either. A lot of these guys you're really splitting hairs. Some of it probably depends on what the criteria is too. Gorgeous George was a fabulous entertainer but was rather small, not overly athletic and probably not the greatest in ring wrestler of these guys. He could entertain with the best of them though. I remember hearing stories about tv's being setup in windows of places back in the day and a lot of people would stop in the street and watch when Gorgeous George came on because of how entertaining his antics were in the ring.
Bruno Sammartino was obviously pretty special when you consider that the WWE still tries to get him in the HOF despite all the years of Bruno just ripping McMahon and WWE to shreds.