Another enjoyable blog. Blog idea for the future when you have time: What would have happened if Hogan stayed in AWA and did not come to WWF until the 1990's.
Great read. I think that in the New Generation era, part of what would have been a major factor in wether or not Sting would do well is the timing of when Sting became a born again christian. We see how that affected what Shawn Michaels was doing pre and post birth to religion. Sting was never a guy that went for the T&A just for T&A sake, but the Cliq did. Sting was alot more straight laced as far as his on screen persona was concerned (alot like Hogan pre-NWO days).
Would have loved to have seen Sting in the WWF/WWE, but you have mentioned it time and again, he was not a Vince guy and would have been buried at some point.
I find it sad and arrogant that the WWF/WWE refuses to acknwoledge the fact that these guys competed in other promotions like they are the only organization around. Arrogant in that they truly believe that they are the only organization that actually matters and it's an offensive line of thinking.
its also not surprising that you didnt list any black wrestlers,(shelton benjamin, mvp, mark henry) that just shows how you feel about that...hell the fact that alberto del rio and rey can hold the freaking wwe title but not booker t or bobby lashley or mark henry show the blatent racism of vince..but its ok to put it on a half-black guy(the rock).. none of the guys on your list with the exception of piper, roberts, and mr. perfect even hold a match to talent like ron simmons, rocky johnson,tony atlas,or even junkyard dog for that matter...its a shame that you think a no talent like luger was better than the true worlds strongest man, mark henry and that he shoulve held the wwe title is even funnier...but asides from that, ggod blog
It pains me to see that Owen Hart is not worth mentioning in this blog
certain guys (the really good ones) do not need straps to get them over. Jake the Snake was one, and while he did hold a strap or two, during his time in the ring, The Ravishing Rick Rude was another. And an honorable mention goes to Flyin Brian Pillman. His in ring work and mic skills were enough.
Beautifully written Mr. Burnside. You're absolutely right men like Roddy didn't need the belt. Jake was one of the best workers in the history of the buisness. And Mr.Perfect Curt Henning was a World Champion in the AWA. So many people have bought the ideal that WWE/F has been the only wrestling company in America and back in the 80's there were three major companies in the United States, NWA, AWA & WWF. All three had World title status.
Gonna go ahead and guess this means just WWF title because Luger was a WCW world champion.
I like the list....I'd add honorable mention for Perfect and Razor.
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