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Old 10-15-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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Mid 70's

Chief J Strongbow, Polish power, Andre the Giant vs the midgets, George the animal Steel eating the turnbuckle. And a couple of guys who had no fancy nick names who lost every match. It was a circus
The circus started after the 60's. The matches back then were not as phony as today and no glitter robes and no on air interviews and no female escorts and all the circus it has become for the love of money. All this whoa baloney by Ric Flair. That began the end of real wrestling.

George Becker and Johnny Weaver, many more. The best decade for wrestling ever. The 1960's.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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I started watching wrestling in 1996 and the first thing I recall was Shawn Michaels giving a promo on TV. I do have a few loose memories from pre-1996 because my grandfather watched wrestling. I remember someone doing a stretcher job on Superstars.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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The Golden Era of the 80s,Hogan & Beefcake vs Zues & Macho
Summerslam 88 i believe, When it was still Wwf superstars & Saturday night main event lol

Stopped watching after the Rock/Austin era .

Cena Era ruined the business in my opinion.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Hulk, Andre, Roddy & The Ultimate Warrior
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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going to Hemisfair Arena with my dad and brother to see stars like Ric Flair, Tully Blancard, and the Von Erichs. you would say ive been to more NWA wrestling events than WWE
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:27 AM
 
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Used to watch Championship Wrestling with my dad on Saturday mornings. Stars against the no name jobbers. I remember Superstar Billy Graham with the martial arts gimmick tearing up the WWF belt during a Bob Backlund match.

I read not too long ago that they were going to get a new belt and Graham destroying the old one was in the story line.
Back then I thought it was all real though.

And then late at night after The Benny Hill Show, they had WCW & AWA wrestling on. Rick Flair was entertaining WOOOOOOoooo.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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Can't pinpoint it, but I'd say around 1970 (10 years old) when Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales, Chief Jay Strongbow, Ernie Ladd.....were the wrestlers of the time. I was also watching NWA/AWA with Dory Funk, Jack Brisco, Billy Graham, etc.

The TV shows were terrible because it was almost always a good wrestler against a schlump.

Remember the likes of Crybaby Canon? How about always pushing the midgets? And we got to see Snuka in his prime, and other greats growing up like the Von Erichs. I don't watch as much wrestling anymore, as they feel more like soap operas now.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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The circus started after the 60's. The matches back then were not as phony as today and no glitter robes and no on air interviews and no female escorts and all the circus it has become for the love of money. All this whoa baloney by Ric Flair. That began the end of real wrestling.

George Becker and Johnny Weaver, many more. The best decade for wrestling ever. The 1960's.

Agreed: The best decade for wrestling ever. The 1960's.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Calgary
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Can you smell what the rock is cooking!!! Around 1996/7 when the rock and stone cold steve austin were coming up. The rock was absolutely hilarious, the $500 dollar shirt haha
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:38 AM
 
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I loved Rick Flair promos. He would say "My shoes cost more than your house!" LOL
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