Originally Posted by Eric Fleischer
Yeah, I said it. And guess what? I started watching wrestling in 1984. Big Hulkamaniac.
The guys who I marked out like an idiot for in 1988 are not the guys I really respect from that era now.
You are talking to one of the biggest Rude, Piper, Dibiase, Savage, Perfect marks around... all in my top ten. And yet I can still see what Hogan and Warrior offered. So yeah, "marking out like an idiot"... well then, considering that most of my guys are the ring techinicians, must mean I they weren't any good either since I marked as hard for them as I do for the Warrior.
You want truly bad, talk about someone that doesn't have classics in their resume... I know I know, it destroys your technical marking badass cred by actually having to look beyond the simple technical merits of a wrestler and actually give nods to other styles that have actual merit. This is professional wrestling... it's not so much about the style, but how you use what you have. That is why Hogan and Warrior are so often held in such high esteem with a Savage or Hart... it wasn't just about mat based wrestling. But I know I know, you don't want to hear from a guy that will routinely mark out for a Rollins or Bryan but will gladly tip the hat to a brawler that can put on a good match as well. It ruins the whole illusion going on that only one wrestling style is legit...