To each his own. I've never been a fan of Lawler, to be honest. Just something about that Southern, good ole boy wrassling style that never appealed to me.
Yep to each his own....but really are you kidding me? really, really....did you ever watch more than a few you tube clips of Memphis wrestling? I have never heard anyone bash Memphis except for people who have NEVER seen it.
I wonder are you an ECW fan? If you are then you like a repackaged version of the classic southern style...Fact is the AWA and old school WWF were boring in the 80's. Nothing harldy EVER happened on live TV.
Memphis, Georgia, Mid-South, Florida, Oregon (despite not being in the south), World Class, and Houston, well thses were good shows. So if you are not a fan of the southern style, well more power to you but you missed the 75% of the watchable television of the era.
Originally Posted by Trouble Trouble
One thing I never understood is why Lawler never made a bigger impact on the national scene. I understand that he was 42 by the time he hit the WWE in 1992 and that he felt comfortable dominating his own promotion and territory for the better part of 20 years but it seemed like one of the Vince's or the Crockett's would have surely tried to sign Lawler back in the day.
I kind of question why they never did or if it was Lawler that wasn't interested in going.
Lawler was the Vince of the Memphis area.....people tend to forget that the Memphis Territory was not just Memphis.....it included most of Tennessee (including Nashville) Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Parts of Missouri, Southern Indiana, Northern Alabama, Northern Mississippi, and even parts of Gerogia.....that was one large territoy.
Lawler viewed himself as competition for those guys until he finally waved the white flag and realized he could not compete with those guys.
Would the pro Flair fans care to elaborate beyond just simply stating he's in their eyes a more fitting candidate? I get Flair doesn't exactly need a thesis in why he stands to be considered the best in the 80s, but it would be nice to have more answers akin to Kingcal and Walk-In and Dave1981 who at least offered explanations as to why Lawler wasn't as good as Flair to them.
Watch that Lucha match I nominated in the Mexico 2000-2004 thread, total Memphis bloodbath and something I could totally see you loving based of your fondness for the Memphis style.
And don't remind me of that lost Murdoch/Flair broadway, that just sucks so fucking bad.
Finally someone with some real wrestling knowledge! I agree 100% no one and I mean no one was better than Lawler in his prime.....He is without a doubt in the 40 years I have been a fan the single most under-rated wreslter ever.