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Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine had held over 30 titles and was one of the good if technical wrestler with a neat gimmick of someone who broke opponents. But he never reached his actual potential inspite of being one of the best heels in the 80's. Why could he not make it and why was he passed over and kept at mid-card in your opinion?

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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

I guess he is truly forgotten or he is not a legend. Picked the wrong guy for the thread?

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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

I may get Flamed for this but I have always thought he simply lacked the “it” factor he did not have that charisma you like to see in a world champion but that’s just my opinion.
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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

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I may get Flamed for this but I have always thought he simply lacked the “it” factor he did not have that charisma you like to see in a world champion but that’s just my opinion.
There would be no flaming for I do not think no much people around here "know" him let alone care about him. Yeah, he looked and moved like a dud but had the skills and Heenan with him could have worked wonders.

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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

Dude had heat. Check out some of his matches with Piper - good shit.

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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

He was a fairly well protected heel in the early 80s. There was even a house show where they teased a "win" over Hogan for the title only to rule it a DQ or some such (can't remember the exact details and too lazy right now to google it).

I personally enjoyed The Hammer in those days and he was part of large collection of awesome heels that the WWE cultivated in those days to throw at Hogan. Others include Piper, Muraco, Orndorff, and many others.

Greg Valentine is also the son of legendary heel John Valentine who was as successful in his days as a top heel could get, but his career was ended by the same plane crash that broke Ric Flair's back.

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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

TRhe guy was a sleeping pill to watch. I still respect his accomplisments and copnsider him a legend

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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

He is a legend, but he didn't have the look. Plus, he was just Greg Valentine. In those days, he needed to be a superhero or a guitar player or something.

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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

Ofcourse it takes the Hammer about 45 minutes just to get warmed up in there!


He might've been serviceable in the ring but he had the personality of a brick wall. Nuff said.
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Re: Forgotten Legends3: Greg Valentine

Valentine was always one of my favorite heels. I remember epic battles with Backlund for the title, including a 1 hour draw, and he was Intercontinental champ for awhile. I've always been partial to technical wrestlers, and Valentine was one of the best. He was also a blader, he bladed in an awful lot of matches, you have to respect that dedication.
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