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Old 11-28-2012, 11:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If we're talking about WWE only:

Jake Roberts
Roddy Piper
Ted Dibiase
Randy Savage
I'd pretty much agree with this.

Outside of WWF at the time would have been Flair and Lawler.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
Sid Justice
"Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
Mr. Perfect
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And you all have forgotten Arn Anderson.

Top Ten
Anderson
Flair
Lawler
Rhodes
Roberts
Idol
Graham
Piper
Savage
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Charisma, intensity, and quality. Just a few words to describe the greatness or the madness of Randy Savage:

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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1.Bobby Heenan
2.Roddy Piper
3.Randy Savage
4.Ted Dibiase
5.Hulk Hogan

Outside WWE:
Austin Idol(He had superb mic skills)
Ric Flair
Arn Anderson
Dusty Rhodes
Jerry Lawler


Jake Roberts-I personally wasn't a huge fan of his promos.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:13 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Ric Flair
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Dusty Rhodes
'Macho Man' Randy Savage

4 out of my top 5 personal favourite mic workers of all time. (The other being The Rock)

Other greats:

Roddy Piper
Rick Rude
Arn Anderson
Mr Perfect
Bobby Heenan
Hulk Hogan
Ted DiBiase
Jerry Lawler
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Roddy Piper, Flair, Randy savage, Jake The snake, and Id like to give a nod to Mr Perfect

Hulk Hogan. But he's too obvious for an answer..but yeah Hogan
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Billy Graham is definitely, in my mind, the greatest promo cutter there is. Extremely witty and able to cut smooth, digestible and memorable catchphrases that were able to display his arrogance.
Dusty Rhodes was also amazing, his lisp and fast paced talking made his promos very engaging and excitable.
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The man himself since someone mentioned Hogan:



This is one of the best feuds EVER. My earliest memories of watching wrestling as a very small child was the Mega Powers feud.



Also, more quality from the Macho Man:

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who was the best at promos during the golden era (pre 1995)

I don't like to write lists with orders for these types of things, but a lot of the people already mentioned such as Roberts, MDM, Savage, Piper, Flair, Hogan were world class in this category. The list could go on forever in all honesty.

It was a really special time as far as personalities and promos were concerned, you even had some brilliant managers/mouthpieces like Bobby Heenan. Basically everybody could add something. Hell, even mediocre mic workers such as the Ultimate Warrior were entertaining to a certain degree.

Having said that, I'm not sure exactly how much should credit should be given to the pure talent (obviously a fair bit though) and how much of the brilliance was down to cocaine and other substances
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