I've gone back from early 70s Memphis and Dallas to the present day. I'm not ashamed to admit that I consider Jerry Lawler to be the greatest of all time.
Nah man, that's fine ... again, I do kinda wonder, just out of pure interest really, how far back the members have gone here and how much they know in regards to WWF/E historyI've gone back from early 70s Memphis and Dallas to the present day. I'm not ashamed to admit that I consider Jerry Lawler to be the greatest of all time.
Yeah, you're pretty much in the same boat as me in that sense, so it would have been around Wrestlemania 6 when you first got into wrestling?Other than important events like Wrestlemania, I haven't watched much outside of when I started to watch the show as a kid. One of the first thing I watched was the Hulk Hogan vs Ultimatre Warrior fued. So I go that far back.
I've seen all the old PPVs though, but nothing from the 70's and only a little from the early 80's. Mostly mid/late 80's and later, which is when it got really popularized.
haha, I hear you on this but I'm exactly the same, although I've not really seen all that much WCW stuff, which is probably something I should do, I'm the same with TNA right now, like I've caught the odd things of it, and I thought the talent there is pretty good, but the product to me, looked amateur production wise (understandably) and it really put me off, guys like Austin Aries for example, I think would fair really well in WWE.Everything from 85-on I've done quite a bit. I spent a few years going back through 70's/early 80's stuff which gave me a good sense of where everything came from/the foundation leading into the Golden Era I loved so much. It was def. great to get that 'education', and it REALLY helped not just be a WWE mark, and got me into WCW before the MNW's hit.
When it's all said and done, though-- I'm definitely an 80's kid mark who was figuring themselves out in the Attitude Era (and totally invested) and decided to stick with wrestling in the Ruthless Aggression era even though I was 'getting too old for it'.
Now I just really enjoy watching. It's not like it used to be, but I've really come to enjoy some of the characters. In some ways, it feels like I'm always rooting for a potential _______ that never really happens, but there's been enough moments that have been great to keep me going. Guys like Barrett, McIntyre, Sandow, Rhodes, Orton, Ambrose, and Ziggler all kind of take me back to the AE anyway, when heels were starting to become the most entertaining part of the show.
God, I'm a geek for it, but I just love wrestling. lol
Aah yeah, well the Thesz press is often referred to in today's wrestling world too to this day, Orton uses it quite a lot alsoI will watch anything if its good doesn't matter what era. As a matter of fact I just watched Thesz vs Gagne from 1952. Very entertaining for the time. If anyone says old wrestling is slow is kidding themselves.