Originally Posted by Deandre Cole
But who say every guy who competed in the 60s and 70s is a legend?
The fact that you only became familiar with Flair in 01-02 leads me to believe you know nothing about wrestling before 1998. And it has nothing to do with age. I don't know, I figure the internet, Youtube and torrents is the perfect way to find out about a particular wrestler and what he was like. And by 2001, Flair had become a mockery of what he originally was. He pissed on his legacy because he needed the money.
The fact is, and you did this in the Peter Maivia thread, your knowledge of certain guys is limited to whatever WWE says. Nobody is saying every guy in the 60s or 70s is a legend but I'd bet my left nut that you know nothing about the guys me, 777 or the OP are even naming. Because if you did, you would realize that they were not mid card talents, but accomplished wrestlers back in a time where professional wrestling wasn't limited to 3 companies. We're talking guys from the territorial days and unless you experienced it, you can't say whether they are legends or not just because you've heard of them. Not to mention, many of them passed away before you even know what wrestling was.
is ignorant to the history of wrestling (although he's not alone on that point) and probably not worth time debating wrestling before the late 90s (not sure if I'd want to debate late 90s - present wrestling with him either), I found that out a while ago. Shame so many users on this forum can only talk about the 3 or 4 most pushed wrestlers ever. Guys like Bill Dundee, Austin Idol, Jake Roberts, Nick Bockwinkel, The Free Birds, Dick Murdoch, and many others who never were the main event of WrestleMania ARE professional wrestling legends. And YES there are legends who performed under the main event.