Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Official World Of Sport (British Wrestling 1970s-1980s) Appreciation Thread
No problems mate. I'd suggest you watch the Jones matches first since he's the prelude to Regal and Finlay, i.e the chain wrestling is more top wristlocks and counters you see Regal in particular use in America, whereas traditional WOS grappling from the 70s was far more niche and akin to British tastes. Jones trained Regal and is legit an amazing worker. He's a really great babyface and might be one of the best babyfaces ever at getting pissed and angry without becoming a heel, just looks like a violent man who'll hurt you if you start to piss him off as Dynamite Kid does in their match.
As far as the classic WOS style goes, I really think you'd dig Steve Grey/Clive Myers and Jim Breaks/Adrian Street. Grey/Myers is really the WOS equivalent of Flair/Steamboat. Grey is a brilliant babyface and Myers whilst not being a heel is billed as the West Indian superstar and it feels like a huge title match with a plucky Brit trying to overcome the international sensation. Breaks/Street is just testament that there was character work in WOS. Street plays an exotico/effeminate male whilst Breaks is famous for being a crybaby and both of them slowly piss the other off and the match breaks down into a niggly and violent affair with some great looking submissions.