Greatest wrestler before Golden Age? - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
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%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
Moron
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

My top 5:
1.Gorgeous George
2.Lou Thez
3.Andre the Giant
4.Bruno
5.Bob

Last edited by austin316 G.O.A.T; 09-07-2012 at 01:03 AM.
austin316 G.O.A.T is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 12:38 AM
Humbled
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 852
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
   
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

Verne Gagne
Warren Zevon is offline  
post #3 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 12:41 AM
Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
 
Diablo18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 298
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

70's Ric Flair or Bruno Sammartino

-I am The Future of Pro Wrestling

-This is Eddie Guerrero Territory




WWE:THE FUTURE of Pro-Wrestling

BTB Thread

WM 28 is now up and ready
Click on the signature

Follow me on Twitter and i'll follow you back
Diablo18 is offline  
post #4 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 12:45 AM
Yelled at by SCOTT STEINER
 
11rob2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,692
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
               
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

Pat O'connor, Killer Kowalski, Verne Gagne. I'v seen a few matches from all 3 of those guys are they where very good.

11rob2k is offline  
post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 12:46 AM
Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,010
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

Bruno sammartino
nmadankumar is offline  
post #6 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 12:48 AM
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
N-destroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
   
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

Killer Kowalski.
N-destroy is offline  
post #7 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 05:38 AM
Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

It had to be between Sammartino and Race. I went for Race.

TheChamp619

Wishes for next 12 months
World Champion Wade Barrett
WWE Champion Ryback
Tag Team Champions Prime Time Players
RAW GM Paul Heyman

"Bacon is my passion!"
Random WWE sign, 10th August 2012 Smackdown!, Houston, TX
TheChamp619 is offline  
post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:35 AM
Moron
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: FUniverse, FU
Posts: 549
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
   
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

No love for Lou Thesz from these PG era kids
BC Hunk is offline  
post #9 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:50 AM
AND YOU SHINE MY SHOES IF I WANT YOU TO
 
Rock316AE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9,547
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

Quote:
Originally Posted by austin316 G.O.A.T View Post
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.

Last edited by Rock316AE; 09-07-2012 at 06:52 AM.
Rock316AE is offline  
post #10 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 07:01 AM
Keeping the red flag flying high
 
Old_Skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stretford End Paddock
Posts: 2,044
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: Greatest wrestler before Golden Age?

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

Old_Skool is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome