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Old 11-30-2009, 09:46 PM   #4051
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This might give you a feel for how often guys wrestled in different generations. If not, it's at least a cool link.

The Records of N.W.A. World Heavyweight Championship Matches

Be sure to check out Flair's schedule in 1982.


those schedules are just absolutely insane. I would've generally thought that they would've had a guy move through a territory a bit before then going onto another one
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:47 PM   #4052
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Jim Cornette can tell a story like no other, because there's a true passion he feels for pro wrestling and everything about it.
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I've listened to a bunch of him through this draft and been really impressed with his passion for the industry.

(still think he was a bit of a reach though )
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:52 PM   #4053
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I've listened to a bunch of him through this draft and been really impressed with his passion for the industry.

(still think he was a bit of a reach though )
may have been, but after heyman went, i had no choice but to get one of (imo) the greatest minds in pro wrestling.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:54 PM   #4054
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may have been, but after heyman went, i had no choice but to get one of (imo) the greatest minds in pro wrestling.
I think he might be better than Heyman fwiw. I never really knew Cornette as more than the annoying manager with a tennis racket when I was a kid. Is he doing anything these days?
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:00 PM   #4055
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I think he might be better than Heyman fwiw. I never really knew Cornette as more than the annoying manager with a tennis racket when I was a kid. Is he doing anything these days?
he's working with RoH, which I think is a great fit for him
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:05 PM   #4056
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Well, we're also supposed to be drafting them based on their skill and not just their overness. If the early guys have less in-ring ability, less mic skills, and a worse look, then it stands to reason that even if they had the overness of a main eventer in the 70s, they wouldn't have the same overall value to their federation as a mid-carder from today.

Also, a guy who was a huge main event star during the territorial days would have a lot less worldwide popularity than someone who's a star in the WWE today when it gets televised not only nationwide but internationally as well. If someone should get the same credit for main-eventing in WCCW as in WWE, then anyone who's over main eventing a ROH show should get the same credit as well.
Ok, I can agree with that. Basically I feel that when we start our federations, each guy will have the same popularity as he had in real life. However, that can change based upon his performance in our federation.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:13 PM   #4057
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Ok, but the business has changed so much over the years and even mid-carders now might have more "national exposure" than the guys at the top in the 70s and early 80s. They certainly move more "merch".

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that until Vince bought everyone out that wrestling was pretty much only popular in the South and some parts of the East Coast.

If you say that a dude is "as popular" now as he was then, does that mean that he draws the same number of fans that it took to sell out places in the South in the 70s? Or are you saying that he's going to be exactly proportionate and that he gets the same number of national/internationl PPV buys and sells out the places like Safeco Field like the top stars of the 90's did?
I think you're greatly underestimating how well known and popular wrestlers used to be. For example, I don't think anyone here would claim that Ric Flair would have any trouble with popularity, yet look at how wrestling perspective compares him to a few older guys:

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Mainstream Status: Mention Ric Flair to a non-wrestling fan you know. Then mention UNDRAFTED. Case closed. Comedians of the time such as Bob Hope and Jack Benny always had a UNDRAFTED joke or two in their monologue; the last time I heard a Ric Flair joke was never.
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Mainstream Status: Featured in many magazine articles and appeared on quite a few television shows. Even made the pages of Mad Magazine in 1964, in a parody entitled “Angry Magazine.” Buddy shares a round-table forum with boxer Sonny Liston, labor leader Walter Reuther, and U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater. Highlight was a drawing of Rogers trapped in a leglock by Goldwater.

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Mainstream Status: Practically none outside the Southeast. May run for governor or senator in North Carolina. We’ll see.



I'll admit that no older wrestler is on the level of Hogan/Andre/Rock/Austin when it comes to mainstream popularity, but I think that they were just as popular as a number of other 1st rounders and since they're being taken in the later rounds I think its incredible value.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:16 PM   #4058
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Before Raw, the Score was showing a vintage match, Don Muraco vs Pedro Morales for the IC belt

I only saw the end, but I saw a figure 4, a back-breaker and a boston crab. Good times
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:18 PM   #4059
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he's working with RoH, which I think is a great fit for him
jim cornette roh on hdnet promo
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:02 PM   #4060
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In regards to saying wrestlers wrestle a lot less now then back in the 60's and 70's when they wrested 5-6 times a week, what about the fact that movesets were far more limited at least in most US territories as compared to now? I doubt there were any main eventers doing Swanton bombs, SSPs, Vertebreakers, 420 splashes or other dangerous high-risk moves. Didn't the outside floor around the ring have gym mats usually too, instead of nothing or little padding like now? And there definitely weren't TLC/ladder/Hell In The Cell/Elimination Chamber/Inferno matches then either (though obviously Street Fights/Cage matches were still fairly violent), but nevertheless, guys weren't taking epic bumps like 20 feet off the cage onto a truck/announce table/through the cage into the ring. So I think today's wrestlers have it a lot harder than some of these other guys that wrestled more technical styles 5-6 times a week that weren't constantly going through tables or off ladders.
true, but sports medicine and nutrition has also come a long way, which helps today's athletes recover much better and quicker.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:25 AM   #4061
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I'm back, picks in soon
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:39 AM   #4062
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My first pick is....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvB6P-e19co

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Old 12-01-2009, 12:46 AM   #4063
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My last pick of the round is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_T1r5neWis

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Old 12-01-2009, 12:50 AM   #4064
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Re: Professional Wrestling Promotion Draft

also matt morgan had dna sent to the international space station.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:51 AM   #4065
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You certainly provided Hogan with lots of monsters.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:53 AM   #4066
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Re: Professional Wrestling Promotion Draft

Morgan and Lesnar were on perhaps the most physically impressive Survivor Series team ever.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:05 AM   #4067
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quick question for everybody here...i can't think of this wrestler's name, and it's driving me insane.

i don't watch much wrestling anymore, but this was probably ~2-3 years ago. i believe he is a puerto rican wrestler, but i can't find his name on Wikipedia. i also believe that he had a kinda rat tail for a while.

i remember him being beat up by some massive girl (like Chyna-esque massive). then later, he was partners with her...she was always ringside for his matches--making distractions, etc. he was pretty slick on the mic, and he'd always be on his knees begging people not to beat his ass.

i coulda swore his name ended in "-to" like Carlito, but i can't find it ANYWHERE.

help please?? this is driving me INSANE...
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:08 AM   #4068
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Re: Professional Wrestling Promotion Draft

With pick #1 in this round, the CWF selects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnI7g...eature=related

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Old 12-01-2009, 01:24 AM   #4069
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I think you need to trade for Dynamite Kid so that you can have him and Rougeau beat teh crap out of each other
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:27 AM   #4070
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With pick #2 in this round I select:

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Old 12-01-2009, 01:28 AM   #4071
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I think you need to trade for Dynamite Kid so that you can have him and Rougeau beat teh crap out of each other
I would love love love to have the Dynamite Kid. Don't see too many wrestler for wrestler trades happening though.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:32 AM   #4072
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I think you need to trade for Dynamite Kid so that you can have him and Rougeau beat teh crap out of each other
ROFL!
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:34 AM   #4073
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LOL didn't know about that backstage feud. Yeah, I'd love to put that in my ring.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:59 AM   #4074
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Not up for a big writeup right now and I think there's a good chance I'll get drunk and be hungover until late tomorrow afternoon so here are my picks:

Rick Steiner

James Storm
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:04 AM   #4075
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