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What could you say about wrestling in the 80s?
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've seen some matches from the 80s and I'd describe it as a lot of wrestlers had some crazy gimmicks, the oponents were generally people no one ever heard of (ex: Andre the Giant will be wrestling John Smith today lol). Like a couple times a month, big name wrestlers would wrestle other big name wrestlers.
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It was better than the attitude era
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The 80's was the best era for wwe wrestling,virtually every wrestler had character,something that is sorely lacking in todays wwe,guys like hogan,savage,piper,andre,ultimate warrior put wrestling in the public eye,but i guess you'd have to have grown up with 80's wwe to appreciate how great it was.
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That was major, and I was a minor.
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Back then most matches on TV were squash matches. They saved the big matches for house shows. The promoters want you to pay to see them instead of watching them free on TV.
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Wrestling in the 80s was better in general. Not just for wwf/wwe. Kevin Sullivan was in his prime. everybody else sucked, though!
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Dont want to kiss but. But it was the worst era of wwe in my opinion. I m ruthless aggression era fan. So of course I found 80s era lousy with repeatating, unrealistic matches, bad gimmicks. But this is just my opinion. Older fans will say that era was greatest coz of nostalgiac.
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it was 10 times better than todays junk.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 04:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wrestling hit a high of popularity immediately after Hulk Hogan's introduction to the film industry in "Rocky III." It led to major syndication on TV networks and the rise of 80s wrestlers: the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Iron Shiek, Chief Wahoo McDaniel, Andre the Giant, Junkyard Dog, Charles Atlas, the Von Erik brothers, King Kong Bundy, and some very bizarre acts like Friday and the Ugandan Giant. Many of the matches were preceded by a lot of entertaining trash talking of the day. Governor Jesse Ventura, the ex Navy SEAL was also Hulk Hogan's nemesis.































The only problem with the fierce wrestling of the 80s is that many of the former wrestlers now suffer from extreme health problems like back pain. Hulk Hogan is literally on the verge of becoming crippled. The excessive body slams took their toll with joint pain, worn cartilage, and head injuries. But there was a time when the 80s wrestlers were in their prime and fierce. Today you can find them at their local pain clinic.































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WWF in the 80's, you knew who the good guys were and who the bad guys were. They did have squash matches, Iron Mike Sharpe and the Brooklyn Brawler lost every week. They did have a good main event on Superstars, but it wasn't a PPV main event. WWF was closer to PG in the 80's, kid friendly language, but they had the blood.
WCW had some no name wrestlers that didn't see air time again after losing. WCW had good guys vs good guys, without turning one bad. They had PPV type main events, but some ended after they went off air. Most ended in countouts or disqualifications.
WWE copied the WCW when they started having faces vs. faces and heels vs heels on Raw.
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