How good was Tully Blanchard ??? - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
Reply

Old 07-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Getting over in the mid-card
 
dave 1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,858
dave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a push
Default How good was Tully Blanchard ???

As i just posted in another thread i believe the Magnum T.A/Tully Blanchard feud and series of matches to be criminally underrated but as far as underrated wrestlers and characters go Tully Blanchard has to be up there near the very top. I'm a firm believer that if Ric Flair hadn't been as truly great as he was in between 1983 and 1989 when Tully Blanchard was in NWA then Tully Blanchard would have been a multiple time World champion because he was a great mic worker, a great in ring worker and had a great look and was basically everything that NWA was about back then.

A lot of people look at Tully Blanchard as strictly a tag team wrestler due to him and Arn Anderson being such a legendary team as part of The Four Horsemen and then in WWE as The Brainbusters but he was also a great singles wrestler before that who held the US title and TV title along the way when they were prestigious titles. Some of the feuds he had along the way before his tag team run were with Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A and Ricky Steamboat which were very good for their time but as a tag team wrestler he feuded with The Road Warriors, The Rock And Roll Express, The Midnight Express, Demolition, The Hart Foundation, The Rockers and the thrown together team of Lex Luger and Barry Windham which led to Barry Windham joining The Four Horsemen later on.
__________________
dave 1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 07-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Celebrating my first World title
 
RyanPelley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belleville, Indiana
Posts: 14,580
RyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselvesRyanPelley is making a name for themselves
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

I was born in 1988, so I've only seen him and the rest of the Horsemen through DVDs and Youtube, educating myself. That being said, the Horsemen that always stuck out the most to me and really interested me was Tully Blanchard. Whether it was his matches or his promos, he just had an IT factor, being one of the first cool bad guys in wrestling. Sure, you can say that about the rest of them, but he doesn't quite get the respect he deserves.
__________________

That has got to be Kane.
RyanPelley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
DBizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 696
DBizzle needs to take rep more seriousDBizzle needs to take rep more seriousDBizzle needs to take rep more seriousDBizzle needs to take rep more seriousDBizzle needs to take rep more seriousDBizzle needs to take rep more serious
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanPelley View Post
I was born in 1988, so I've only seen him and the rest of the Horsemen through DVDs and Youtube, educating myself. That being said, the Horsemen that always stuck out the most to me and really interested me was Tully Blanchard. Whether it was his matches or his promos, he just had an IT factor, being one of the first cool bad guys in wrestling. Sure, you can say that about the rest of them, but he doesn't quite get the respect he deserves.
You nailed it. He didn't have to talk a lot - he just had this "aura" about him ...
DBizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
If I really don't like someone, I call them a Tony Schiavone.---Ron Funches
 
xoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 10,866
xoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselvesxoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is making a name for themselves
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

He never reached his potential. IMO, biggest mistake he made was leaving for WWE. Sure, he likely wouldn't have become a main event star in WCW/NWA but he would have had a better opportunity, for example, if he got kicked out of the Horsemen, feuding with them 1 by 1 before getting a match with Flair at one of the bigger PPV's.

But yeah, he doesn't get all the credit he deserves.
xoxoPAiGEaNGELxoxo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 811
Kid Kablam should be embarassed if they have more than 50 postsKid Kablam should be embarassed if they have more than 50 postsKid Kablam should be embarassed if they have more than 50 postsKid Kablam should be embarassed if they have more than 50 posts
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

My favorite Horseman. I love the Steamboat match where Blanchard keeps going after the ribs and busts Steamboat with a pair of knucks when Steamboat goes to backdrop him. Right between the eyes! THAT's how you cheat to win.

Flair was the dirtiest player in the game but Tully was the nastiest.
Kid Kablam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
Little Poppa Pump
 
Mike Zybyszko's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The school of hard knocks.
Posts: 2,149
Mike Zybyszko needs to take rep more seriousMike Zybyszko needs to take rep more seriousMike Zybyszko needs to take rep more seriousMike Zybyszko needs to take rep more seriousMike Zybyszko needs to take rep more seriousMike Zybyszko needs to take rep more seriousMike Zybyszko needs to take rep more seriousMike Zybyszko needs to take rep more serious
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

He's generally underrated in my opinion.
__________________
"If anyone asks you if you've paid your dues, you tell 'em the check is in the mail."

Not removing until:

[ ] Hulk Hogan vs Hawk Hogan
Mike Zybyszko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 06:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
Learning to break kayfabe
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 27
I AM A MAAAAN is an after thought
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

Tully, Arn, Ric and JJ were amazing together. I remember actually starting watching WWF in the late 80's to see Arn and Tully.
I AM A MAAAAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 08:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
Getting over in the mid-card
 
dave 1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,858
dave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a pushdave 1981 is getting a push
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

Quote:
Originally Posted by I AM A MAAAAN View Post
Tully, Arn, Ric and JJ were amazing together. I remember actually starting watching WWF in the late 80's to see Arn and Tully.
Funnily enough it was ex NWA/WCW guys going to WWE that got me into WWE as well. I remember seeing a video for Survivor Series in 1989 with Dusty Rhodes, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard on the back in their team and though "wow i saw them in NWA/WCW" so had one of my family buy it. I had been bought other WWE videos before but none that had excited me as much as Survivor Series in 1989 and then once The Road Warriors and Ric Flair also went to WWE i became a weekly viewer.

It's such a shame that Jim Crockett and Dusty Rhodes didn't see eye to eye with Tully Blanchard in NWA/WCW back in latter 1988 because that was for me basically the beginning of the end for Tully Blanchard. All he had said was if NWA/WCW wanted to make as much money from their upcoming PPV as they believed they could then they needed to do Road Warriors/Four Horsemen on the PPV instead of Midnight Express/Four Horsemen. Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson were actually getting paid less than a lot of people back then despite being involved in all the biggest storylines and matches which is why they left NWA/WCW for WWE.

I think that once Ric Flair left for WWE in 1991 that Tully Blanchard could have been a World champion at that time as he was a much better heel, better in ring worker and better on the mic than Lex Luger and Barry Windham and was far more established. Before Vader came in and Rick Rude was pushed to the main event scene i think a Sting/Blanchard feud over the World title would have worked brilliantly and probably done a good deal of work for the reign Sting had as World champion in that time.
__________________
dave 1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
Learning to break kayfabe
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 26
shawnmcmahon is an after thought
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

This is the guy that HBK studied.
shawnmcmahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
 
Berkajr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,246
Berkajr needs to take rep more seriousBerkajr needs to take rep more seriousBerkajr needs to take rep more seriousBerkajr needs to take rep more seriousBerkajr needs to take rep more seriousBerkajr needs to take rep more seriousBerkajr needs to take rep more seriousBerkajr needs to take rep more serious
Default Re: How good was Tully Blanchard ???

He was good as a wrestler, but never great like Steamboat, Flair, Rude, Andre
__________________
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x302/Berkajr/JakeTheSnake_zpsd3b971df.jpg

What a horrible night to have a curse

Currently marking for:
Lesnar, Cesaro, Ambrose, Hogan & The Rock
Berkajr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios