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View Poll Results: Greatest wrestler before the Golden Age?
Lou Thesz 16 27.59%
Bruno Sammartino 14 24.14%
Bob Backlund 2 3.45%
Gorgeous George 7 12.07%
Buddy Rogers 4 6.90%
Verne Gagne 1 1.72%
Antonino Rocca 1 1.72%
Freddy Blassie 0 0%
Billy Graham 0 0%
Ray Stevens 0 0%
Bobo Brazil 0 0%
Harley Race 5 8.62%
Pat O Connor 0 0%
Killer Kowalski 1 1.72%
Mil Mascaras 0 0%
Jerry Lawler 1 1.72%
Jesse Ventura 1 1.72%
Andre the Giant 3 5.17%
Midred Burke 1 1.72%
any others please mention 1 1.72%
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post #31 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 01:32 AM
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Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

It's Lou TheSz. So many people seem to be getting this wrong.

And the answer to this is Bruno Sammartino.
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Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

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I am reading lots of wrestling articles about wrestling recently

Golden Age-1950's
Golden Era-1980's

I meant Golden Era but typed Age instead

But seeing how so many people thought my question referred to wrestling before 1984,I don't think it is a problem here
Fine with me....But age/era...there is little difference. Not sure what atricles you are reading, In America the term "Golden" generally refers to the first prolific age of a movement. Therefore any use of the word "golden" should be done in conjunction with the beggining of the television era.

Anyways, the answer to your question is still Lou Thesz and anyone who says different is entitled to their opinion, but their wrong .
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I'm going with Haystacks Calhoun. Dead serious too.
I think he was the second heaviest wrestler ever
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It's Lou TheSz. So many people seem to be getting this wrong.

And the answer to this is Bruno Sammartino.
Just like you are getting it wrong by answering Bruno. I just DO NOT understand how so many of you guys think Bruno deserves more acclaim than so many of the actual legendary figures in the sport.

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Fine with me....But age/era...there is little difference. Not sure what atricles you are reading, In America the term "Golden" generally refers to the first prolific age of a movement. Therefore any use of the word "golden" should be done in conjunction with the beggining of the television era.

Anyways, the answer to your question is still Lou Thesz and anyone who says different is entitled to their opinion, but their wrong .

Even Jim Ross had him in his Mount Rushmore of wrestling .

The guy that captured my attention a lot was Gorgeous George.Cant believe he captured media attention and that too in 1950's
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Lou Thesz was the most important to the essence of wrestling prior to the Hogan era I think.Though Andre was an absolute world wide phenom in celeb terms.
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I think he was the second heaviest wrestler ever
Not sure if he was or wasn't as his weight was always in question. At one point he did weigh 800lbs but that wasn't his wrestling weight. And for me , he paved the way for guys like Andre and super heavyweight wrestlers. Maybe not the greatest wrestlerbut his impact was huge.
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Even Jim Ross had him in his Mount Rushmore of wrestling .

The guy that captured my attention a lot was Gorgeous George.Cant believe he captured media attention and that too in 1950's
George was indeed worthy of your poll,although he wrestled within the Golden era/age. However, I do find it funny/ironic that this generation of IWC fans applaud him. The fact is he was really accredited as the first guy to take the showmanship of pro wrestling to a new level, therefore he was the original "sports entertainment" guy.
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Even Jim Ross had him in his Mount Rushmore of wrestling .

The guy that captured my attention a lot was Gorgeous George.Cant believe he captured media attention and that too in 1950's
Who did Ross have on his Rushmore? Thesz or Bruno?
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Who did Ross have on his Rushmore? Thesz or Bruno?
Thez
Hogan
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