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post #22 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 05:20 AM
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Re: The legacy25: Terry Funk

I wouldn't say calling him a GOAT is necessarily ranking him ahead of Flair, I mean I get a few in this thread have stated Terry is the best of all time to them, but me personally I listed because on any given day to me he's capable of becoming the best ever in my mind...however the abundance of quality professional wrestlers from America, Britain, Japan and Mexico means its impossible for me to ever truly rank one man ahead of the rest.

I mean at this very point in time Funk wouldn't leave my top 5 all time, but Fujiwara atm is who I consider to be the all time best, simply because I've watched a fair few more matches of him in the last month and its made me appreciate his quality work so much more.

As for Funk vs Flair...well to me its the battle between the guy with amazing wrestling attributes and an abundance of great matches against a guy who in his own right has a great array of matches, but who's made his name more through never delivering a bad performance and always bringing something innovative and good to any match he's involved in. Like if we would rank Funk vs Flair in terms of number of great matches...Flair has him beat like he does most wrestlers not named Lawler, Misawa and Fujiwara. However if we went by number of great performances...I'd say the difference between both is incredibly close and I'd even be tempted to rank Funk higher in terms of volume of great/outstanding performances.
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