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Old 04-24-2013, 06:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Utter rubbish, everybody always knew it was fake. Even in the 60s. People WITHIN the business like to pretend otherwise, but people always knew. They didn't know the intricacies of how it worked exactly, but they knew it was fixed.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Great days.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Sounds like a fun time to be a wrestling fan.
With the internet as it is, it's pretty hard to pull over anything. Everyone is suspicious and they now can upload you tube videos and what not.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #34 (permalink)
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most of his wrestlers lived the gimmick out of the ring

Jake Roberts tells a story of how his father Grizzly Smith kayfab'd an neck injury at home for something like 6 weeks, wearing a neck brace every day.

I can't remember who it was but a heel and a face were busted drink/smoke driving in the 80s and the big thing for Vince and the WWF/wrestling world was that a heel and face were seen together in the same car not that they'd had a DUI. It might've been Jim Duggan and the Iron Shiek.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Jake Roberts tells a story of how his father Grizzly Smith kayfab'd an neck injury at home for something like 6 weeks, wearing a neck brace every day.

I can't remember who it was but a heel and a face were busted drink/smoke driving in the 80s and the big thing for Vince and the WWF/wrestling world was that a heel and face were seen together in the same car not that they'd had a DUI. It might've been Jim Duggan and the Iron Shiek.
Ric Flair talks about in his "To Be The Man" autobiography about how the Crockett family tried to maintain kayfabe after the plane crash that broke his back. Turned out Tim Woods (Mr. Wrestling) and Johnny Valentine (then US champion and most hated heel in Mid-Atlantic) were supposed to be opponents the day the plane went down and the Crocketts tried to hide that fact. They even had Mr. Wrestling come out and make appearances right after the crash to show he was OK. They felt it would have been a blow to kayfabe admitting your top face and top heel were flying together.
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The 1989 court admission did change a lot. Those damn sports taxes.
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And just as much as back then when we were kids, the kids today probably think a certain amount of it is real. It wasn't that long ago that Jericho banged out that bird who "it was still real for her dammit!" And she was a teenager lol...
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:04 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Matches back then were worked more realistic. You didn't have guys trying to do a bunch of cute movez that required a ton of help from their opponent. Plus workers back then knew how to throw a decent punch. Ironically enough one of my favs Flair was the guy who exposed the buissnes to me with his spot calling.
Yeah this is why I think certain matches from the 80's getting judged off today's style of working is misguided.

There was some thought put into making it realistic as possible which explains why some of the matches are more slow and methodical.

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