Challenging SCOTT STEINER's authority
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Re: Worst Wrestlers?
Somebody said Hulk Hogan because even he could kick out of the leg drop. SMH.
I think Khali is really poor in all segments and in ring, so it would have to be him. I mean, he seems like a nice enough man, but just not a wrestler. If he weren't 12 foot tall, he wouldn't be a wrestler.
I find, obviously, a lot of the worst wrestlers of all-time are those with it expected of them or with something unique to them.
The first category revolves obviously around the likes of David Flair, Greg Gagne, David Sammartino and Lacey Von Erich. If these weren't offspring of some of the greatest wrestlers or wrestling families, or promoters, they wouldn't be singled out. Let's face it, they would never have had the chance to have been singled out in a way like this; they would never have even made it to the levels that they did. Change any of their names to Jones and have their parents/families as plumbers, they would have started in Independent wrestling curtain jerking with no chance to make it. Yet, because of the people behind them, they were thrust upon us. It's actually a credit to families like The Harts & Anoa'a/Maivia have turned out some of the best of all-time. They could have so easily have coasted along living off their families fame and made money from it, but left a legacy of nothing but poor wrestling.
The second category is people with unique features, such as height, beauty, muscularity, weight etc. Giant Gonzalez and Great Khali, Giant Silver, Raja Lion are sold completely on their height, they are barely taught to wrestler never mind able to wrestle with their bodies the way they are. We've seen Paul Wight, and heard of Andre in his prime, why are wrestlers as bad as this allowed to wrestle the way they do? Beautiful ladies such as Kelly Kelly or Jackie Gayda are taught and taught and taught, with athleticism to boot, yet if they weren't beautiful they wouldn't be given the chances they were/are, and I would say out of every 100 divas who've made it, less than 10% have longevity and less than 5% have the ability to put on coherent and adequate matches with eachother a few nights a week.
I think what I mean is that, there are people who will fill the spot and wrestle much better, but those with those unique qualities will be pushed further and their weaknesses will be completely evident for all to see.
Take away these people who are born into it, or are used specifically for their unique aspects, then there are very few wrestlers that are as bad as made out. Guys like John Cena, Hogan and Warrior are/were carried by their charisma, and at times other wrestlers, but they still knew the basics and were able to know when to rely on certain things and lose other things.
There's endless lists of wrestlers who put on bad matches but at one point or another were talented but that was either sucked out of them by being forced to wrestler a certain way, or they just got lazy and used to it.
Hard to single out poor wrestlers without these rules. Nikita Koloff?