Do you young fans know that in the 80s... - Page 4 - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
Reply

Old 04-24-2013, 06:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
Yelled at by SCOTT STEINER
 
Murph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Béal Feirste
Posts: 1,736
Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500Murph 1001 - 1500
Default Re: Do you young fans know that in the 80s...

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.
Murph is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 06-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
 
krillep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,204
krillep 251 - 500krillep 251 - 500krillep 251 - 500krillep 251 - 500krillep 251 - 500
Default Re: Do you young fans know that in the 80s...

Great days.
__________________
krillep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #33 (permalink)
rasslin
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 798
Kennedyowns 251 - 500Kennedyowns 251 - 500Kennedyowns 251 - 500Kennedyowns 251 - 500
Default Re: Do you young fans know that in the 80s...

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.
Kennedyowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #34 (permalink)
Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
 
Forever Unchained's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ireland.
Posts: 605
Forever Unchained 251 - 500Forever Unchained 251 - 500Forever Unchained 251 - 500
Default Re: Do you young fans know that in the 80s..

Quote:
Originally Posted by JOAL.com View Post

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.
Forever Unchained is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #35 (permalink)
Yelled at by SCOTT STEINER
 
BruiserKC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 1,803
BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000BruiserKC 2501 - 3000
Default Re: Do you young fans know that in the 80s..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Forever Unchained View Post
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.
__________________


The original heel commentators
BruiserKC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 12:17 AM   #36 (permalink)
You go to hell! You go to hell and you die!
 
Stone Cold Steve Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Park
Posts: 10,770
Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000Stone Cold Steve Austin 5501 - 6000
Default Re: Do you young fans know that in the 80s...

The 1989 court admission did change a lot. Those damn sports taxes.
__________________
Stone Cold Steve Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 12:18 AM   #37 (permalink)
Cutting promos on other Mc's...
 
FingazMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Stoke-On-Trent
Posts: 3,121
FingazMc 501 - 1000FingazMc 501 - 1000FingazMc 501 - 1000FingazMc 501 - 1000FingazMc 501 - 1000FingazMc 501 - 1000
Default Re: Do you young fans know that in the 80s...

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...
FingazMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 01:04 AM   #38 (permalink)
Little Poppa Pump
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,104
promoter2003 501 - 1000promoter2003 501 - 1000promoter2003 501 - 1000promoter2003 501 - 1000promoter2003 501 - 1000promoter2003 501 - 1000promoter2003 501 - 1000promoter2003 501 - 1000
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcmmnx View Post
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.

Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App
promoter2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios