- 06/02/2013, 05:29AM ET
PCH said 06/02, 05:33 AM
1. Hulk Hogan- Hogan was pretty remarkable. Hogan carried two companies, and was the face of pro wrestling for TWO decades.
2. Ric Flair 16x's World Champion, more like 20 something! Flair is the epitome of a Pro Wrestler. I remember his early 90's cross over to WWF, truly epic! Brought the WCW belt and all. lol
3. the Rock..
His latest run, @ age 40, legendary. Rock went 1-1 @ WrestleMania's with John Cena. The Rock won the title from CM Punk, stopping his reign at little over a year. Rock is the same guy that used to woop Steve Austin's candy ****, also Triple H. The Rock's in-ring talent is nearly unmatched.
4. R.I.P Randy Savage.... MTC
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 06/02, 08:57 PM
1. Stone Cold Steve Austin. The man that helped spawn the Attitude Era in WWE. The biggest draw in wrestling history. Austin 3:16 says I just wipped your arse! And that's the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so!!!
2. Hulk Hogan. The focal point of Vince's national expansion. He'd be #1 if he didn't help kill WCW!
3. Ric Flair. The Nature Boy. The limousine riding, kiss stealing, hard drinking son of a gun. WOOOOOOoooooo!
4. Andre the Giant. Over 7 feet tall and over 500 pounds. The #1wrestler of all time was near the end of his career in the 80's and his back was in terrible shape. But without Andre passing the torch to Hogan at WrestleMania it could be argued that Hogan would never have gotten as big as he did.
5. Rowdy Rody Piper. It can be argued that without Piper as his rival and archnemesis there would be no Hulk Hogan. Piper has given us some of the most iconic moments in wrestling. Who can ever forget Piper hitting the Superfly Jimmy Snuka over the head with a coconut or Piper spraying a fire extinguisher in Morton Downy Mr's face.
PCH said 06/02, 11:54 PM
Hogan made this sport bigger than ever. Everybody goes for the whole, drink a beer thing, I'm glad they weren't promoting that when I got into wrestling, @ like 6 years old, late eighties, that wouldn't have been a good look. Stonecold is not the best wrestler ever, nor the most influential.
Back to my list
4. Macho Man
5. Sting.. Yes, Sting! The best never to wrestle for Vince McMahon. Sting just fought tonight for the heavyweight title in TNA. The longevity of it all. Sting is an Icon, just like his current gimmick says.
6. Andre the Giant.. There would be no Hogan without Andre. Hulk even says it himself. Andre was truly colossal. Hats off to Andre for getting the ball rolling for Vince Jr.
7. Undertaker... Hell in the Cell, Coffin matches, Paul Bearer, 20whatever-0, and the one that derailed Hulkamania. Survivor Series '91 to be exact. R.I.P Jimmy Snuka too. He got walloped @ WM 7.
8. Bret the Hitman Hart/Shawn Michaels tie... It's hard to put one over the other.
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 06/03, 08:50 AM
6. The Rock Dwayne Johnson. The People's Camp. He's a big movie star now and after his injury at WrestleMania this year I wonder how long it will be before his movie people let him wrestle again if ever.
7. The Undertaker. The Deadman. The phenom of the WWE. 21- 0 at WrestleMania. He's a parttimer now due to his health but we all look toward to his WrestleMania match each year. He'll be in the WWE HOF the second he decides to retire.
8. Bret Hart. The excellance of execution. The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. Gets the nod over Shawn Michaels in my book due to Shawn's perpensidity for faking injuries instead of dropping titles early in his career.
9. Kurt Angle. It's true, it's true, it's Damn true. Our Olympic hero. A superstar in WWE and now TNA. As he likes to tell us won a gold medel with a broken freakin' neck. It took awhile for Vince to convince Kurt to become a pro wrestler but once he did he streaked straight to the top and has been there ever since.
10. Sting. The best to never wrestle for Vince. Every women's dream and every man's nightmare!
PCH said 06/03, 02:21 PM
Wow, you don't have Shawn Michaels in your top ten????
Sting 10? lol
Unbelievable.. for my last 2 picks..
9. Rowdy Piper.......... HOT ROD was there early against MR. T, then late taking on Hollywood @ Starcade In WCW.
10. Stonecold Steve Austin.... 3:16
Hats off to Kurt Angle, he's just outside the top ten looking in. Also, he was the 2nd inductee to the TNA Hall of fame, they announced it last night.
If I had an honorable mention. Ricky Steamboat. Good td.. Stonecold's 10 on my list, he's #1 on yours. Sounds like you got a good dose of the "Attitude Era".. lol
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 06/04, 12:35 PM
My honorable mentions include Ricky Steamboat, Harley Race, Superfly Snuka, Randy Savage, HHH and Mick Foley.
If this was last 40 years and included the 70's, Andre would be #1 with Bruno Samartino and Race #'s 2 and 3.
I was a big ECW fan and was about to write off the WWF until the Attitude Era hit. To me a wrestler that led the WWE to wining the Monday night wars (the greaest era in wrestling IMO) has to be #1. I was too old to be a Hulkamaniac in the 80's so that's why he's #2 in my book.
I put Angle at #9 before I read that he was TNA's second HOF'er. But I think that validates where I put him.
IMO Sting loses a few places due to never being in the biggest wrestling promotion on earth. Fair? Probably not but I feel that no matter the politics you should want to be in the biggest wrestling company/show on earth and like it ot not that is the WWF/E. If Bruno can forgive and forget then Sting really has no excuse for not going to the WWE at some point.
IMO Shawn Michaels' early career antics balance out his end of career greatness. That's probably not fair either but this is my list so my rules apply!
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