- 06/15/2013, 06:39PM ET
..PCH// said 06/15, 06:39 PM
My first pick is Curt Hennig. a.k.a Mr. Perfect
Curt Hennig might not have had the Intercontinental belt a 100 times, like they like to give it away now. But Curt, put on a show from start to finish. He pushed wrestlers that had higher status than him. I'll never forget Curt Hennig vs Hulk Hogan, toe to toe, early 90's. Curt showed his array of moves, Hulk having hardly any. But. O, NO, here comes the leg drop. Not many people know this, but Curt Hennig beat Ric Flair in WWF, it was a retirement match. And yeah, Flair went back down "south" after that. I can only recall ONE pay per view in his career, where he was the MAIN EVENT on a pay per view, and that was against horrid in-ring performer, Goldberg. "Who's Next?" lmao
Curt Hennig could play both heel and baby face, actually. Curt Hennig was such an athlete inside the ring, he had what it took. His fued with Kerry Von Erich was my favorite, even tho it was short and sweet. 4 months.
I believe if Mr. Perfect came a little later in his career, he couldn't have a Shawn Michael's esque career.
Mr. Perfect had Macho Man, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and the Ultimate Warrior to compete with. Good luck, Curt Axel. ha
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 06/17, 09:35 AM
My first pick is Andre The Giant.
The Eigth Wonder of the World.
I'm sure most of you are saying 'No Way, I'm sure Andre was a champ', but nope.
Despite being undefeated in the WWF for nearly 15 years Andre never actually was the champ. He briefly held the title for less than a minute before giving it to the Million Dollarman Ted DiBiasi after Ted paid Andre to win the title and give it to him. The WWF stripped The Giant of that title, overturned his win, and declared the title vacant. This ultimately led to the first-ever WWF Championship Tournament held at WrestleMania IV.
So I don't count that win as it was all part of an angle to show that the Million Dollarman could buy anything including a title.
It can be agrued that Andre really didn't need a title since he was so over with the fans and frankly if it was put on him who could believably win it off him? Hogan has said many times that he was very nervous before their WrestleMania III bout because if Andre didn't want him to win there was literally nothing Hogan could do about it!
Just b/c Andre didn't need the WWF title doen't change the fact he never held it.
..PCH// said 06/17, 08:26 PM
Jake the Snake Roberts.
I guess it was too much to ask, carrying the belt and the SNAKE to the ring.
All the elite wrestlers from the late 80's, early 90's, all say Jake had the "IT."
He had infamous feuds with Rick Martel, Andre the Giant^^^^, Bad News Brown, and one of my favorites, against MACHO MAN. Snake played a mean heel.
Jake the Snake was right on the outside looking in. (WWF HW TITLE)
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 06/18, 02:05 PM
My second pick is WWE HOF'er Rowdy Roddy Piper.
WWE.com recently ranked Piper 'Wrestling Greatest Villain???.I know it's WWE.com but it's still a great honor for Piper.
I can't think of Piper without thinking of the infamous Piper's Pit where he broke a coconut over the head of the Superfly Jimmy Snuka. That moment is one of, if not THE most dastardly acts in wrestling history. How that never lead to Piper winning a title I have no idea.
Piper was Hogan's main foil in the 1980's WWF, in fact Piper has said without him there would be no Hulk Hogan. I believe him, don't you? Piper then became a beloved face and at WrestleMania V put out fellow loudmouth Morton Downy Jr's cigarette with a fire extinguisher. Good times!
When Piper went to WCW to feud with the NWO Hogan, he won their title but the WWF/E has never put the title on Piper.
That slight by WWF just baffles the mind.
..PCH// said 06/18, 02:44 PM
Rick Rude is my 3rd and last pick..
Rick Rude's greatest WWF rivalry, my opinion, the Ultimate Warrior.
Rick Rude fought the Warrior for the I-C strap on many occasions, fought the Warrior on many occasions for the WWF HW title. He could've easily won the strap givin his talent and mic skills. He, like Piper, went on to WCW and won the Heavyweight strap.
The ONLY reason Rude never won the heavyweight title with Vince, is because the era he was in was dominated by BABY FACES. Having a heel HW champ was uncalled for.
2 outta my 3 picks were managed by Bobby the "Brain". Shows his mastery as well.
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 06/19, 11:58 AM
I'm going old school for my third pick (swinging a chain over my head).
The most unpredictable, dangerous, and ruthless wrestler EVER! Wrestling greatest outlaw!
I first saw Brody in the 80's on ESPN's WCCW (World Class). He entered the ring while swinging a 10ft steel chain. He did the same entrance in Japan except right thru the crowd. WCCW showed some pics of Brody's entrance in Japan complete with fans sprawled everwhere in an attemp to avoid getting hit by the chain. Needless to say this hardcore wrestling fan was hooked and I never missed another WCCW show that Brody was on.
The 6 foot-8, 300 pounder (which was hugh for the time) started out under the name Frank ???The Hammer??? Goodish in the early 70's. He was a star from the beginning but his career really took off when he entered the WWF in 1976 and was renamed Bruiser Brody. Despite manhandling Bruno Sammartino in Madison Square Garden he never held the title.
He then left the WWF and became a great traveling attraction much like Andre the Giant. He may have made his way back to WWF to claim the title he never held had his life not tragically ended in 1988.
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