Who would you consider the 5 people in WWE or WWF history?
In no order
In no order
Where would you put Gorgeous George on your list?1. VINCE McMAHON, SR.
2. TOOTS MONDT
3. VINCE McMAHON, JR.
4. NATURE BOY BUDDY ROGERS
5. BRUNO SAMMARTINO
Vince McMahon, Sr. and Toots Mondt were co-owners of the "Capitol Wrestling Company" which, in fact, booked more than half the matches for the NWA. In 1963, over Mondt's objections, the NWA ordered Buddy Rogers to put over Lou Thesz in a one fall match in Canada and lose the NWA World Championship.
Mondt and McMahon were furious and pulled Capitol Wrestling out of the NWA. Rogers agreed to be the first WWWF World Champion and help get the new company on its feet before retiring. Buddy put over Bruno in Madison Square Garden less the 6 months later. Sammartino kept the ball rolling and eventually turned into the WWWF's "Living Legend." The rest is history!
Co-Owners of the original WWWF VINCE McMAHON, SR. & TOOTS MONDT pose with the 2nd WWWF World Champion BRUNO SAMMARTINO
If we are talking about the 5 most influential people in WWF/WWE history then Gorgeous George does not belong anyplace on the list.Where would you put Gorgeous George on your list?
I got confused on the timeline there. Still much to learn. Thanks for clarifying.If we are talking about the 5 most influential people in WWF/WWE history then Gorgeous George does not belong anyplace on the list.
Wagner fought his last match in his Gorgeous George persona in 1962 a full year before Mondt and McMahon pulled Capitol Wrestling out of the NWA and created the World Wide Wrestling Federation.
I don't see how George had any direct major influence on the WWWF/WWF/WWE. If we are talking about the history of pro-wrestling in general, then it's a different story.
However, I understood the question to be about the WWWF/WWF/WWE. If that is the question, then no one can logically dispute the top three of Vince McMahon, Sr., Toots Mondt, and Vince McMahon, Jr. Buddy and Bruno belong right below those three, but I can see someone arguing for Hogan or some other late comer.
Since Toots Mondt was Vince, Sr.'s partner and, in fact, had more pull in the pro-wrestling world at the time, how can you not include him on your list if you are putting both McMahon's on it???1. Vince Jr.
2. Vince Sr.
3. Pat Patterson
4. Andre The Giant
5. Jim Ross
No dude, not the valet of Randy Savage. Gorgeous George wrestled most in the 40's and is arguably the most influential heel in wrestling history. Hopefully Batko10 will give you a much more detailed explanation then I can.Unless there is another Gorgeous George I don't know about then Im confused.
I don't mean to be rude, but what the hell are you talking about??? If you are not "pulling our leg," I suggest that you google Gorgeous George. He was a true pioneer of the game and the consumate heel.About how Gorgeous George was an influence. The thing she is known for the most is her porn tape.