Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: Analyze This: Posthumous/Post-retirement Overrating of a wrestler's legacy
If it is a premature death, people tend to stipulate what could have happened. Eddie Guerrero is great and one of my favourites, but I feel like he is overrated a lot of the time, due to his untimely death.
I don't think this is just in wrestling though, look at music, Jimi Hendrix, what could've been, movies, James Dean, what could've been. Just a natural instinct to stipulate and overrate.
Don't get me wrong, Owen Hart is great, he was in the greatest wrestlemania opener of all time at Wrestlemania X and did some good work as 'The King of Harts' and tag teaming with Yoko. But he was fading away when he returned to his Blue Blazer gimmick and was lost in the shuffle during the start of the Attitude Era.