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Old 11-27-2012, 06:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure everything you just attributed to Flair, the same can be said for Jerry Lawler, who from what I understand, is a reasonable choice for wrestler of the 80s.

Personally, I like Flair too. But, let's not forget why he was on top for so long.
Please. Jerry was a big star in his territories particularly memphis and later on with the AWA but come on he is no way as big as Flair Who was in the 80s the biggest star of the second biggest promotion, Jim Crockett Promotions which later became WCW.

When Lawler reached his height as being somewhat of a national star when he beat the late great Curt Hennig for the AWA World title, the AWA was already degraded as the third biggest wrestling promotion.

lawler was always used as a job character and later an announcer, while Flair got the topstar treatment in his WWF run in 1991. That pretty much says it that Flair is the bigger star here.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I said some things about why I liked Flair. There's more than that. Flair's promo's give me rush, the same way as playing one of your favorite songs. Growing up listening to the guy improved my communication skills. He knew the language of combat like few others. I like to argue, and having "Flair talk" in your arsenal can come in handy. Doesn't "What's causing all this?" sound a lot better than "Is this ever weird!"? Things like that. A few times it's gotten me into trouble. One time, when a few girls were going to invite us to their table, I sent them a message saying, "There's not a one of you girls who can be first, but any one of you can be next." (a line I heard from Flair) That blew a good time. But on the balance, learning to "style and profile" and say things like "Well, what did you think would happen", when things surprised people, was a plus.

In the early 80s, I was ready to give up on wrestling, with "Hulkamania" and all that kids stuff. Then the NWA showed up on TV, and Flair kept me watching. It was all marketing that put Titan Sports over the top. Crocket Promotions had the better talent and better shows. But McMahon used mainstream media stars and bought up talent and air time. Too bad WCW went under. For a long time, at least I thought, it was better.

By the way, what does "mark" mean? When you're a big fan of someone, does that make you a "mark". I like the way some politicians perform and talk. Maybe I'm an "Obama mark". I'm certainly not a "Linda McMahon" mark. She blew through $100,000,000.00 of her (or Vince's) money trying to get elected to the US Senate, and lost. Well, what did you think would happen. She just didn't know "what's causing all this". Wooo!
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So this is the WWF. Where Hulk Hogan claims to be the WWF champion and Roddy Piper claims to be the baddest apple on the the street. Well boys, meet the REAL WORLD CHAMPION! That's right. It's RIC FLAIR!

While you were in Hollywood making movies, Thunderlips, I was winning world titles. I bled and I sweat and I paid the price to call myself the REAL WORLD CHAMPION. Big Man! I'm calling you out and I'm telling you this: Until you beat Ric Flair, you're just second fiddle. Woooo!


You see that little girl in the front row with those eyes so big and those lips so moist? She's thinking to herself right now as something's going through her, "Oh my God! NATURE BOY! WHAT'S CAUSING ALL THIS!"
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at Rock marks .

Flair delivered passion and intensity in just about every single one of his promos. Have you ever seen a serious Rock promo where his intensity was actually believeable and not completely over-the-top ? The Rock may be an A-list celebrity now, but that doesn't mean his wrestling career is any better than it was before he started making movies.



The PASSION , the HEART , the look in that man's eyes. THAT MY FRIENDS, is a PROMO. Just a guy talking about what makes him the greatest in the world. It's about WRESTLING , not any of these repeated beating a dead-horse catchphrases. Go back to your G.O.A.T. thread where you belong. That promo right there trumps anything Rock has EVER done with a microphone in his hand.



DAT SWAGGER

And that's only a glimpse of his WWF stuff.
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Ric Flair was awesome. I know he has a bad reputation on a lot of levels but what an entertaining character. I could listen to that guy cut promos all day back in his WCW days or earlier and never be bored.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!



No doubt Slic Ric is the greatest, based on all the categories and his longevity. The main area he falls down is he's a horrible businessman by all accounts and he agreed to do too much stuff he shouldn't have (i.e. being Hogan's bitch his whole career and heaps of other awful WCW stuff).


HOWEVER...

I absolutely believe that if THE ROCK had never left wrestling and was still there now he would be widley regarded as the GOAT.
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