When Rasslin’ Was Real

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I can’t get enough of old school wrestling on youtube lately. You gotta check out Georgia Wrestling #19, just a great interview segment between Mr. Wrestling II and The Assassin. I grew up watching tons of stuff from all over the country, and in no particular order, here are some angles that vividly stand out in my mind to this day.

Piper’s Pit with Frankie Williams- one of the funniest things you’ll ever see. I believe it was Piper’s second ever Pit and he beats up this jobber. Funniest line right before the guy grabs the mike Piper says, “Maybe you should be making pizzas.”

The Genius Lanny Poffo’s first ever promo in the WWF- i still remember it word for word:

I am The Genius Lanny Poffo

Yes, that means alot

Although i cannot prove I am

You can’t prove I’m not.

Ric Flair’s in ring with Ricky Steamboat when Steamboat rips his clothes off- best ever line to Steamboat from Flair,”Why don’t you help the Misses with the Dishes.”

Tommy Rich coming fom under the ring to help Austin Idol beat Lawler in the steel cage- It was the first time i’d ever seen anyone come from under the ring. I thought it was the greatest idea of all time. Unreal heat when they were cutting Lawler’s hair.

Honky Tonk Man disguises himself as Kim-Chee to help Kamala beat Jake Roberts- best part was Jesse The Body’s commentary,”You mean to tell me all this time The Honky Tonk Man was Kim-Chee?”

The debut of The Shockmaster- you didn’t have to be smart to know that they completely screwed up.

Dusty Rhodes promo about the Bunkhouse Battle Royals they had back in the day-

“25, 30 meein.

Awl steppinginto one little biddy ring.

With one thing in mind, Ta Hurt Sumbodyyy!

Ta Kick somebody Boody!

Ta tear their eyes out, and run their ankles up into their cheein!

Gorilla Monsoon always busting Bobby Heenan’s balls on TNT whenever Big John Studd would get slammed(back then, Heenan was offering $10,000 if someone could slam him)–

“You owe Hogan ten thou. You owe Warrior ten thou. You owe Andre THIRTY thou….”

Ravishing Rick Rude wearing the tights that showed him and Cheryl Roberts kissing when he squeezed his butt cheeks together.

Any Jim Cornette promo-

“If brains were gasoline he couldn’t propel a fleas motorcycle around a raindrop!”

Old kendall Windham promo back in Georgia championship Wrestling- just a terrible promo. Kendall was so nervous that he was walking away from the podium halfway through the line,”And i’d like to say hi to all the fine lookin’ ladies.” After he walks off Gordon Solie, in a deadpan voice and face, says,”He’s got a ton of

charisma.”

Favorite ring music:

1) Road Warriors

2) Freebirds- Badstreet USA

3) Midnight Express

4) Dusty Rhodes- Can’t judge a book by looking at the cover

5) Hogan-Real American long version

6) Piper

7) HonkyTonk Man

8) Steamboat

9) The Goon

10) Flair (these were in no particular order. Don’t want anyone thinking i think The Goon had better music than Flair.)

Be back next week. Gotta go watch some more Ole Anderson promos on youtube, “These are the men i put my trust in! My brother Gene, The Assassins, Koloff! These are the guys i call my friends!”

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