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post #41 of 61 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 11:44 PM
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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

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Not even close.

Ric Flair was the best wrestler of the 80s. And he didn't have to book his own promotion to do it.
I agree with Flair but you used a poor example.

Seem to forget that for a good portion of Flair's reign in the 80s, he had close friends in booking. That has to rub off.

I agree with your choice, just think you used somewhat of a poor example to explain yourself.

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post #42 of 61 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 11:45 PM
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Re: Lawler's Best Matches

OP....I maybe one of the few posters on here who lived in the Memphis territory and watched Lawler during the magical 70's and 80's.

I agree with a lot of the OP'S choices and that is a great thread. Except he did not include the Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl.

Let me take this a step further...just type in Lawler vs.__________, and you should be treated.

Lawler's top 20 rivals from the classic Memphis era 70's-80's

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11. Terry Funk
12. Rocky Johnson
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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

He wasn't the best. Maybe one of the most popular, but not the best.

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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

Guy was incredible promo. Not sure about Ring work, I was too young when he was on top.
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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

I know this thread is a few weeks old but surely its worthy of a bump for today, many hours of enjoyment from the opening post.

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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

I think it's a huge exaggeration to say that Lawler is the best wrestler of the 80's especially when you had guys like Flair, Steamboat and more importantly the Dynamite Kid in full flow in that decade.

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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

I think it's a huge exaggeration to say that Lawler is the best wrestler of the 80's especially when you had guys like Flair, Steamboat and more importantly the Dynamite Kid in full flow in that decade.

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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

I'd put Lawler over DK by like, a bazillion million trillion gazillion times. Lawler's best matches are far, far better than anything Dynamite did. The Tiger Mask series is unbelievably overrated imo. Best match in that series is probably only as good as Lawler's 50th best match from the 80's, if that lol.



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I'd put Lawler over DK by like, a bazillion million trillion gazillion times. Lawler's best matches are far, far better than anything Dynamite did. The Tiger Mask series is unbelievably overrated imo. Best match in that series is probably only as good as Lawler's 50th best match from the 80's, if that lol.
Dynamite Kid influenced a ton of wrestlers.
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Re: Jerry Lawler: Best Wrestler of the 1980s

He's in the top 10 for sure but in no way was he the best. There were better workers (Flair, Steamboat, Windham, Savage, etc.) better promo guys (Dusty, Flair), more popular guys, etc. He was pretty great though and carried Memphis on his back for decades.
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