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Re: Who is your WWE/World Heavyweight Champion of all time?
Maybe I'm just looking at the thread differently from everyone else. I'm not looking at it as "who was the best champion" because then it's just another "post your favorite" thread which is completely pointless. I'm looking at it as "when you think wrestler, what image pops in your head?" To me, when I think wrestler, I think of a big, hulking guy. Not a dude that drinks beer and flips people off. Not a guy barely six-foot tall.
Hogan was 6'8", 300lbs, rip, chiseled, jacked, super tanned. That's what a wrestler **IS**
That's not to take away from guys like Harley Race or Ric Flair, that were great champions. But Hogan had that larger-than-life feel. So when I think who is my champion of all-time, it's the dude, to me, synonymous with pro-wrestling. And Vince McMahon, Jr. is the reason why pro-wrestling is perceived that way.
Nothing against guys like Austin, Rock or even Punk. But when I think wrestling champ, I think Hogan. I think of showmanship & promos & steroids, not workrate.