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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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Old 09-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My top 5:
1.Gorgeous George
2.Lou Thez
3.Andre the Giant
4.Bruno
5.Bob

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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70's Ric Flair or Bruno Sammartino
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pat O'connor, Killer Kowalski, Verne Gagne. I'v seen a few matches from all 3 of those guys are they where very good.
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Killer Kowalski.
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It had to be between Sammartino and Race. I went for Race.
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No love for Lou Thesz from these PG era kids
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My top 5:
1.Gorgeous George
2.Lou Thez
3.Andre the Giant
4.Bruno
5.Bob
Bro, you said you didn't know who RIC FLAIR was until 2005 so you're making a list of stars from the 60s and 70s?

Anyway, from the poll I will take Bruno because nobody drew more money than him and he was an icon of his time, not only in the business. Besides, you put names like Mil Mascaras who is a legend in Mexico and not Inoki, Rikidozan and El Santo? Who were even bigger in their countries, including Mexico.

Thesz, George, Superstar, Andre etc and who I mentioned above are all contenders. That's if you do it from the 60s and not go back even more to guys like Frank Gotch and Jim Londos.

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The original Nature boy (Buddy Rodgers for the ill-informed) not getting nearly enough love here.
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