Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
He helped to revolutionize wrestling and anyone watching the tiger mask matches should take note of the difference in speed between those matches and other matches of the same period. It was a phenomenal series in its day and holds up pretty well even today. With a good attitude, he could've been one of the all time greats. His early World of Sport stuff is brilliant too if people can find it.
BUT He is not nor was he ever the best worker of all time. He was a stiff piece of shit that could've really injured other workers in the ring. Stiffness for stiffness' sake is not being a good worker, it's being a jackass. You should only ever do enough to make it look real. Not hurting your opponent is a key aspect of being a good worker in my view.
(Then again I'm not a huge puro fan so each to their own)
There are plenty of other workers who were stiff but did not cross the line like he did on many occasions. Tom Billington, the man needs no introduction for most people reading this section and will go down as one of the most unprofessional workers the business has seen and the fact he was phenomenal in the ring will never change that.
Never liked the Rougeaus until I heard Jacques cheapshotted Dynamite Kid. No one is the business deserved it more by most accounts.
Very sad how his life has ended up. I believe he may have reconciled with several other wrestlers since he retired and I hope he's doing well these days. I think he attended Davey Boy's funeral so I assume they may have made up.
Marking out for:
-Orton, Ziggler, Seth Rollins
-AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, Kenny Omega
-CFC - Drogba, Zola, Gudjohnsen,
-Condit, Weidman, Rashad, Arlovski
-GOT, The Flash, PoI, Black Sails,
-NYG - Eli, Strahan, OBJ
On the Bandwagon of:
-Balor, Zayn, Breeze, Banks
-Swagsuke, Okada, Shibata
-Mundo, Angelico, Cage, Mil Muertes,
-Rumble, Cerrone, Thatch,
-AoS, The 100, Daredevil
-Froch, GGG, Frampton, Fury, Wilder
-LAC - CP3, Blake