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My favorites were Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Hillbilly Jim, and George "The Animal" Steele ("Elidabeth!"). I still have the Rubber figurines of the first two, but I have lost Hillbilly Jim's hat!

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My favorites were Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Hillbilly Jim, and George "The Animal" Steele ("Elidabeth!").  I still have the Rubber figurines of the first two, but I have lost Hillbilly Jim's hat!

 

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I remember when they introduced Hillbilly Jim although I can't remember who "brought" him in. Was it Hogan? Wasn't there another guy similar to Jim?

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Don't forget Uncle Elmer and Cousin Junior.

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My favorites were Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Hillbilly Jim, and George "The Animal" Steele ("Elidabeth!").  I still have the Rubber figurines of the first two, but I have lost Hillbilly Jim's hat!

 

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I think Steamboat was my favorite along with MachoMan Savage.

 

RIP Elizabeth.

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Had a list, but you guys covered them all. You're just too good.

 

BTW, wasn't George the Animal a teacher or professor in real life?

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I remember when they introduced Hillbilly Jim although I can't remember who "brought" him in.  Was it Hogan?  Wasn't there another guy similar to Jim?

 

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He was actually in the audience at the time of his 'introduction' to wrestling. I can't remember the specific details, but I think one of the wrestlers was teasing/provoking him til he got up and went after him.

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He was actually in the audience at the time of his 'introduction' to wrestling. I can't remember the specific details, but I think one of the wrestlers was teasing/provoking him til he got up and went after him.

 

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Yep, I remember now and he was pretty shy at first too.

 

What a setup. Classic.

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I couldn't stand the Honky Tonk Man. :D

 

But thinking about it, he was good for a few laughs. :D

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i wonder if kids today would know who Hunter Hearst Helmsley(sp?) was/is

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I'm too old for this thread. My favorite wrestlers were Bulldog Bob Brownand Andre the Giant. Man did we root against the Iron Sheik!

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He was actually in the audience at the time of his 'introduction' to wrestling. I can't remember the specific details, but I think one of the wrestlers was teasing/provoking him til he got up and went after him.

 

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I remember they also did that with "Earthquake". I think a wrestler in the ring challenged anyone from the crowd and this huge S.O.B. got up out of the crowd and beat his ass.

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i wonder if kids today would know who Hunter Hearst Helmsley(sp?) was/is

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You mean the man formerly know as Terra Ryzin and Jean-Paul Levesque back when he was in WCW?

 

Who else remember Shiek Adnan El Kasi (sp?). I know there's some other old time AWA fans here.

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I hated Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff & Honky Tonk Man- what a tool he was.

 

I LOVED WWF as a kid (probably 12-13 yrs. old)- went to the local shows at The Spectrum in Philly- used to rent the "best of" videos from the video store, bought the magazines-you name it.

 

I got into the NWA that they used to show on TBS somewhat, but WWF always ruled for me- NWA favorites- The 4 Horsemen, Road Warriors

 

Anyone mention.......

 

The Magnificent Muraco?

 

Cowboy Bob Orton?

 

The Weasel Bobby The Brain Heenan?

 

Classy Freddie Blassy?

 

mentioned this tag team-? Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart (partner of Breet "The Hitman" Hart of course)-managed by "The Mouth of The South-Jimmy Hart

 

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine

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I hated Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff & Honky Tonk Man- what a tool he was.

 

Road Warriors

 

 

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Road Warriors were pretty darn cool and scarry looking. I just read that one of their sons plays D1 football; I think he's pretty good too.

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I hated Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff & Honky Tonk Man- what a tool he was.

 

I LOVED WWF as a kid (probably 12-13 yrs. old)- went to the local shows at The Spectrum in Philly- used to rent the "best of" videos from the video store, bought the magazines-you name it.

 

I got into the NWA that they used to show on TBS somewhat, but WWF always ruled for me- NWA favorites- The 4 Horsemen, Road Warriors

 

Anyone mention.......

 

The Magnificent Muraco?

 

Cowboy Bob Orton?

 

The Weasel Bobby The Brain Heenan?

 

Classy Freddie Blassy?

 

mentioned this tag team-?  Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart (partner of Breet "The Hitman" Hart of course)-managed by "The Mouth of The South-Jimmy Hart

 

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine

 

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Everyone but Muraco was mentioned. :D Marauders for remembering him. He always had snot and drool hanging off him. :D

 

Can't remember his Mgr. though? Albano? The Grand Wizard?

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I remember the day my dad told me it was fake. It was worse than finding out Santa Claus wasn't real. :D

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i loved don murrocco with his hawian hammer ..used rant and rave and spit while being interviewed

 

i remember killer Khan , over 7 ft tall

 

Big John Studd ( and when he cut Andre the Giant's hair )

 

Rocky Johnson ( the Rock's dad ) with the white shiny boots

 

good stuff

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Wow this thread is taking me wayyyyy back. I used to like wrestling as a kid.

 

Who was the guy that had the black arm band that covered his forearm. All I remember is he would lose every match?

 

I used to like watching the original 4 Horseman. Arn and Olie (sp?) Anderson, Flair, and Tully Blanchard back in the NWA days.

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Who was the guy that had the black arm band that covered his forearm. All I remember is he would lose every match?

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Iron Mike Sharpe. , According to Gorilla Monsoon, Sharpe must have been the slowest person to heal from an arm injury in all of history. :D

 

Man. do I miss hearing Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan call a match. :D

 

Same with the "Dean" Gordon Solie.

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Iron Mike Sharpe.  , According to Gorilla Monsoon, Sharpe must have been the slowest person to heal from an arm injury in all of history.  :D

 

Man. do I miss hearing Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan call a match.  :D

 

Same with the "Dean" Gordon Solie.

 

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:D:D I never thought I would hear that name again..Just like The unpredictable Johnny Rodz

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Johnny War Eagle. :D

Haystack Calhoun. :D

Andre The Giant. :D

Killer Kowalski. :D

Gorilla Monsoon. :D

I used to RUN home from Sunday School to get home in time for wrestling ... :D

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Just announced for Wrestlemania this year, that Vern Gagne is going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, along with Mean Gene Okerlund, Sherri Martel, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, and Eddie Guerrero.

 

Of that list, the first 3 were all AWA stars before they went to the WWF.

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This guy was not that old school. He used to be in the NWA and he looked like Warren Moon. His name was Norm Smiley, how tough of a wrestling name is that? Norm Smiley? Does anyone remember him?

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I didn't see this LINK posted yet. It is the best site for digging up old school wrestling info. The database of pics is great!

 

Cliaz Special

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