Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Analyze This: Longevity of Career in Pro-wrestling
It depends. If you're in a role like a Sting or can still draw like Hogan or provide entertainment like Terry Funk, it's acceptable.
But, when you're a guy like Abdullah The Butcher, a guy who's worked in nearly 7 different decades with the same gimmick and deteriorating performance, it's embarrassing. I can't remember the most recent Abby match that he actually took a bump or didn't have to hold on to the ropes to keep from falling over. Not too mention, he's been passing diseases along.
Seriously, how can you work with a guy like Johnny Rougeau, a guy who Abby feuded with in the 60s and passed away in 1983 and still attempt to work with guys who weren't even born until after Rougeau died? And he hasn't contributed anything to wrestling. And Sheik did the gimmick better and made it universally accepted.