Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Apr 2012
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?
Not taking away anything from Bruno in that he was a tremendous draw. he was the best draw that the WWE ever had pre Hogan. However, it should be noted that he was mainly a northeastern attraction as opposed to the rest of the NWA territories. I can't remember the year but I do know the WWE broke way from the NWA somewhere in the 1960s. The NWA champion pre 1980s was the premier world title and it would really need to be a NWA titleholder such as Thesz or Race was among others. I would say that Thesz was the greatest wrestler pre Golden Age but others such as Gagne and Hackenscmidt are also great choices.