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Re: Who are some legends that have been beyond forgotten?

I'm going to go with Dick the Bruiser. I know he's a decently big name with older fans here in Indiana. But other than that I've never really seen/heard a lot of people talk about the guy.

Georg Hackenschmidt was another name to come to mind. Him and Frank Gotch deserve a shout out. Simply historic names.


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Re: Who are some legends that have been beyond forgotten?

Freddie Blassie
Jake Roberts
Billy Graham
Tito Santana
Dick Murdoch

And to some extent... BOB BACKLUND





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Re: Who are some legends that have been beyond forgotten?

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not Ed Taubensee (which was a bad comparrison).
Probably but I was just thinking of a guy who has probably been forgotten that some think highly of. I do see where you are coming from but I guess we just have two different definitions of what a legend is. As for me, I am going to watch more stuff from the guys you posted and maybe I can come to agree with you someday.

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Re: Who are some legends that have been beyond forgotten?

I've been recently working my way through the various Portland wrestling videos, and two guys who definitely were Portland legends, but not regarded that high in other areas were Rip Oliver and Playboy Buddy Rose.

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Im really tired so I might have misread your post but did you call Kofi a legend?
Oh God no. I was highlighting the difference between two guys who are pretty much the same level on the card as one another to show how far WWE has fallen :L

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Re: Who are some legends that have been beyond forgotten?

When talking about the biggest stars of all time or the best ever Terry Funk is a name that always seems to be missing on the lists and then you could name people like Nick Bockwinkel, Barry Windham, The Great Muta, Bobby Eaton, Stan Hansen, Nikita Koloff and Tommy Rich as forgotten legends.

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Fifty years from now,people will remember Leo Messi more than Iniesta even if he scored in the WC final and leading Spain to a victory
I don't like Iniesta, but he's really underrated.

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I don't like Iniesta, but he's really underrated.
What's there not to like

People will still remember Iniesta; Not as much as Messi because he is in the league of the all-time greats like Pele and Maradona.

Iniesta will always be remembered for being part of the Spain and Barca dominance over the last decade and future, just like people will remember Zidane for his influence with France and Real.

Sorry to go off topic btw.
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I'm going to go with Dick the Bruiser. I know he's a decently big name with older fans here in Indiana. But other than that I've never really seen/heard a lot of people talk about the guy.

Georg Hackenschmidt was another name to come to mind. Him and Frank Gotch deserve a shout out. Simply historic names.
I was going to say Dick the Bruiser, too!

I think the problem with this is that unless you experienced wrestling live, most times these guys are just names on fuzzy video. It's really the connections to the characters that makes someone feel like this guy or that guy is a legend, but you don't get that connection unless you lived through their era.


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Re: Who are some legends that have been beyond forgotten?

I think Nick Bockwinkel is the quintessential "forgotten" legend. Guy was amazing and hardly anyone ever talks about him.

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