Join Date: Dec 2011
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Re: Why I Like Flair So Much
I love Flair. He's certainly one of the best, if not the best. I think some of the things that hurt him come down to nit-picking, which when you're trying to create lists, you're forced to do.
For me, I think Stan Hansen is the best. Just an insane brawler with a plethora of great matches. But he doesn't have the track record of Flair, or the promo of Flair & most of his best stuff happened in Japan.
I love Terry Funk but sometimes his selling comes off as way too cartoony for me. When he's in crazy old man mode, there's no one better. When he's doing spaghetti legs, my suspension of disbelief goes out the window.
Flair stuck around too long, his act went from cool, to nostalgic, to old hat. I also wasn't a fan of him as a babyface at all. I felt like he gave some guys WAY too much in their matches & he never really had a finish as the Figure Four was always a joke that people reversed, got out of or reached the ropes during. I always thought that hurt him.
Steamboat has the look, has the matches, has almost everything but he couldn't promo & couldn't work heel.
Savage had the look, had some good matches, had the promo, could work face or heel but the second half of his run (WCW) sucked.
It just depends on what you're looking for.