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Old 11-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I love this question because it gives me a chance to type the name above all wrestling commentator names....Lance Russell.

I am certain only a small number of you guys know him, but if you love the sport and it's legacy, that guy was about the best ever. He was the ultimate kayfabe guy. He knew how to put the heat on the heels and the shine on the faces. His interactions with guys like Jimmy Valliant, Jimmy Hart, etc... were priceless.

Jim Ross is a distant second.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not pure commentators but I recently watched SummerSlam 1990 and Wrestlemania IX.

Piper and Savage were both great and had me laughing hard, especially Piper. McMahon made a comment about the Warlord being "big all over" and Piper goes "oh really" like what a fag to Vince.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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heenan, ventura, gorilla and jr are as perfect as it gets

i grew up on heenan and gorilla, so they have a special sentimental place in my wrestling heart
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Heel Lawler was pure gold! also Paul heyman was doing good back in 2001!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Gordon Solie. The guy most of these guys took their cues from..


Monsoon/Ventura and Monsoon/Heenan were easily the best teams.


Joey Styles was like an extreme reincarnation of Solie, out there working it on his own, and keeping pace.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I like Lance Russell, Gordon Sollie, Jesse Ventura & The Brain. Vince McMahon in the 70's was great too.

Jim Ross is overrated. Gorilla was the shits & buried people.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:01 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Wow three Lance Russell votes. I am pleased that he is getting some attention here. I always thought he was overshadowed by Solie. Classic wrestling fans worship Solie, but while I liked and respected the man, I would take Russell anyday.

I was trying to think back at some of the old school guys and thinking about all the territorial guys, and really Russell and Solie stood head and shoulders above the others.
A lot of the guys from the 70's were really poor. No voice inflection, no base of knowledge. Anyways...

Some of the others...

Bill Mercer had his moments and did a fine job in Dallas.

I never liked any of the old AWA guys although I did find Lee Marshall at least tolerable. Ken Resnick and Larry Nelson always made me want to turn the sound off.

I really never liked Bob Caudle's style, although he seems like a nice man. And I will admit by the time I had exposure to him he was probably past his prime.

Steve Allen was entertaining from way back in the Golden Age on old videos I have seen.

I liked Tony Schiavone, but only when he was working the studio shows on TBS by the time Nitro took off I felt like he mailed it in, but aside from Hennan he really had very few co-workers of any quality.

I thought Lord Alfred Hayes, Gorilla, and some of the WWF guys from the 70's and 80's were too concerned with talking to each other and not focusing on the match. But I did like Hennan of course.

Dave Brown was a pretty good sidekick back in the day.


AS for the former wrestlers turned commentator: I really believe Lawler, and Ventura atand above the crowd.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:06 AM   #18 (permalink)
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It's JR by far for me but after him Don West, he cracked me up.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:41 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan are by far the greatest commentary duo, in my opinion. Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura were both great in their own rights as well. Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler were great, and made the Attitude Era better with how much excitement they added to the matches. And now, I think Josh Mathews and JBL are the WWE's finest.
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My all time favorites are JR, Heenan, Ventura and JBL.
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