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Who’s your favorite professional wrestler from the ‘80s and ‘90s?

Response Percent Votes
I’m not a professional wresting fan
 
35% 244
Hulk Hogan
 
15% 104
Macho Man Randy Savage
 
11% 82
Stone Cold Steve Austin
 
11% 76
Other (please specify in comments)
 
7% 50
Nature Boy Ric Flair
 
6% 43
The Ultimate Warrior
 
5% 40
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
 
3% 26
Brutus the Barber Beefcake
 
1% 11
The Honky Tonk Man
 
1% 8
Total 684

Comments

Lane Signal 2 years, 1 month ago

I think Randy "The Macho Man" Savage had to have been the best personification of steroid induced self delusion and entitlement. I know he was playing a part, but he played it so well that the line between reality and fiction was blurred. I think he was the Marlon Brando of the 80's super wrestlers. He is my choice.

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bad_dog 2 years, 1 month ago

I remember seeing a Texas Championship match down in Midland many years ago.

Joe Louis was the celebrity referee, so you knew somebody was gonna get laid out. Can't remember who the wrestlers were as they were regional talent at most. Sure enough, the villianous one pulled something out of his tights and jacked his opponent up while Louis was distracted by the manager. Louis counted the other guy out then noticed the bad guy's weapon. He reached over to take it away and the wrestler pulled his fist back as if to intimidate Joe. Boom goes the dynamite!

I'll always remember how caught up many of the fans were. When a couple of the guys in the ring were going at it with folding chairs, a lot of the audience stood up and grabbed their chairs as if readying to strike anyone that looked cross-ways at them. Exciting stuff for a kid!

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thuja 2 years, 1 month ago

Bruno in "Straight Dave's Man Slammin' Maxout"

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bigdave 2 years, 1 month ago

Mad Man Pando or The Iron Shiek's son Sabu!!!

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tanaumaga 2 years, 1 month ago

The Birdman...Coco B. Ware, Leaping Lenny, Jake The Snake Roberts.

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camper 2 years, 1 month ago

Flyin' Fuji Yamada must have been good. How would you prepare for that match.

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Abdu Omar 2 years, 1 month ago

I have been fortunate to not like professional wrestling. I think it is a sham, it is too loud and it is meaningless. I hope you fans will some day enjoy a real sport.

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gudpoynt 2 years, 1 month ago

JYD!

... another one bites the dust...

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camper 2 years, 1 month ago

I always thought Larry "The Axe" Hennig was good.

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camper 2 years, 1 month ago

Pro wrestling is way better than reality tv. How come it is not on tv much?

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sundancewierdo 2 years, 1 month ago

Where's George the Animal Steel?

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looza 2 years, 1 month ago

Joe Leduc.......The human freight train!

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lunacydetector 2 years, 1 month ago

do you smell what the rock's been doing? dwayne johnson aka 'the rock'

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tbaker 2 years, 1 month ago

Baron von Raschke.

The Claw!!!

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 1 month ago

Favorite of all time is Danny Hodge.

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BABBOY 2 years, 1 month ago

I like Kane or Stone Cold.

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biggunz 2 years, 1 month ago

Tommy Wild Fire Rich and Sting from the old WCW days.

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Pastor_Bedtime 2 years, 1 month ago

Wasn't there a Black Angus? (That's Wichita '70s)

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 1 month ago

What a crappy list of wrestlers. Everyone knows NWA > WWF.

"The Iron Shiek"

Following him on Twitter is the most fun one can have by not actually doing anything. He is terrific.

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Jeff Cuttell 2 years, 1 month ago

Mad Dog Vachan--Bobbie "the Brain" Heenan---- The Iron Shiek---- Rock N Roll Zumoff They were all earlier than that but they are good ones to mention

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blindrabbit 2 years, 1 month ago

Wrong era but either Gorgeous George or Kansan Wild Red Berry; both in the 1950's. More modern: The Undertaker!

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fu7il3 2 years, 1 month ago

"The Enforcer" Arn Anderson. Spectacular wrestler.

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prospector 2 years, 1 month ago

Andre the Giant

I bet he did not get that big eating thin pancakes as a youth.

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autie 2 years, 1 month ago

Back in the day, Bruiser Brody. Then I underwent wrestling interruptus. When my kid started watching I became a Stone Cold guy...and sometimes The Rock. The look on Momma's face when I came home with the Brahma Bull tattoo on my shoulder.....ha

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beatrice 2 years, 1 month ago

Jessie Ventura was governor for heaven's sake, and he gets no love?

I smell a conspiracy theory.

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Gandalf 2 years, 1 month ago

Wrestlers are professional?

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LJ Whirled 2 years, 1 month ago

Lightweights! Bulldog Bob Brown! Rufus R. Jones! The Viking! ... Watch that THUMB!!!

Real rasslin' was in the 70's.

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Katara 2 years, 1 month ago

Rowdy Roddy Piper!

I love the heels of wrestling.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 1 month ago

Didn't watch much in the 80's or 90's. My all time fav was The Mongolian Stomper. Watching Bulldog Bob Brown & Bob Giegel was also a hoot. My dad used to tell me stories about watching Gorgeous George.

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thebigspoon 2 years, 1 month ago

Road Warriors !!!!!!! Hawk and Animal !!!!!!

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RoeDapple 2 years, 1 month ago

All. of 'em. . . And. It's real.

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