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Post ID: 2498364 Posted at: 11-Dec-2008 01:10:16
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From what I've seen I think it was 'The Rock' if you include entertaining fans as well as wrestling but for pure wrestling I think it was Ken Shamrock who was the real deal as he was also a world champion cage fighter where nothing was pretend.
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Post ID: 2498408 Posted at: 11-Dec-2008 09:05:04
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For me are The Rock and Hulk Hogan, but i think there are other much better.
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Post ID: 2498585 Posted at: 11-Dec-2008 15:20:01
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For like WWE: HHH
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Post ID: 2498910 Posted at: 12-Dec-2008 00:56:04
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Anybody ever see the Royce Gracie? Gracie became well-known in the mid 1990s with a string of submission victories over larger opponents in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Between 1993 and 1994, he won 11 matches by submission and was the tournament winner of UFC 1, UFC 2, UFC 4, and fought to a draw with Ken Shamrock in the superfight at UFC 5.
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Post ID: 2499469 Posted at: 13-Dec-2008 01:17:13
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^Nope, kinda before my time. (I was only two then xD)

Well, it all depends on what you're looking for. For pure crowd excitement, Hulk Hogan would be the best. For traditional Wrestling, it'd have to be one of those Japanese Wrestlers...i don't watch much Japanese wrestling, but some of the matches were very technically sound, and the bumps they took were alot more dangerous then anything you see in WWE or TNA.

Outside of Japan, i'd have to give the niche to Kurt Angle over Ken Shamrock. I find him to be more "entertaining" whilst keeping with a sound mat game than Shamrock. William Regal, and his best student, Bryan Danielson, are also great wrestlers, but WWE never lets Regal show just how good he really is...shame that.



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Post ID: 2499474 Posted at: 13-Dec-2008 01:52:26
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what do you think abt stone cold and hbk

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Post ID: 2499480 Posted at: 13-Dec-2008 02:14:57
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On 13-Dec-2008 dx_hbk said:
what do you think abt stone cold and hbk

Stone Cold? Very Charismatic, and was a decent wrestler. Yet, i found his offense focussed way too much on Punching (like the Rock) more than actual wrestling.

If you watch some of his earlier matches (moreso in WCW) you'll see how well he can wrestle.

HBK is a great wrestler, but i wouldn't call him the best. he has good technical ability, and can get a crowd behind him, but there are better wrestlers out there.



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Post ID: 2499553 Posted at: 13-Dec-2008 05:41:32
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I personal think The Rock as far as the crowd goes. I used the love watching the rock. He was always entertaining. I also like shawn michaels. I don't really know why, maybe just off of pure heart. But as far as wrestling goes I think it would be kurt angle. He won olympic gold in real wrestling.

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Post ID: 2500370 Posted at: 14-Dec-2008 17:11:50
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Entertaining i would have to give to stone cold since people today still say "what?" after someones sentence with stone cold did when he was with ECW for the short time when it was ECW vs. WWE and (this really doesn't mean much) stone cold sometimes make appearances on WWE while the rock hasn't been on in a long while.
Meh.
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Post ID: 2500893 Posted at: 15-Dec-2008 18:45:49
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Everyone here is going for the 'big' stars of WWE, most a lot of the time its the mid carders who are better. Yeah, a lotta them where good wrestlers and athletes, but more-so, they were actors. They were better at pumping the crowd than they were wrestling.

Perfect example is Hulk Hogan. He was used because he was loved, he was infact not so good a wrestler. He was an actor.

Also, wrestling is entertainment, its predetermined.

Thats why UFC > Wrestling IMO


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Post ID: 2501067 Posted at: 15-Dec-2008 22:43:58
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On 15-Dec-2008 The Ultimate Cheater said:
Everyone here is going for the 'big' stars of WWE, most a lot of the time its the mid carders who are better. Yeah, a lotta them where good wrestlers and athletes, but more-so, they were actors. They were better at pumping the crowd than they were wrestling.

Perfect example is Hulk Hogan. He was used because he was loved, he was infact not so good a wrestler. He was an actor.

Also, wrestling is entertainment, its predetermined.

Thats why UFC > Wrestling IMO

Have you ever heard of Bryan Danielson who i mentioned in my post? Well, if your wrestling viewing is limited to WWE/TNA, then you wouldn't have. (Well, he did work some matches in WWE, but in those matches he jobbed to John Cena, plus i think he worked underneath a different name, so you wouldn't have known it was him anyway).

Kurt Angle, if he wanted to, could work in UFC if he ever becomes sour with the wrestling business, as he is an actual wrestler, and not just an entertainer.

UFC bores me at times, especially when someone is raining punches on an opponent who is covering up...



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Post ID: 2501414 Posted at: 16-Dec-2008 18:21:11
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Yeah Kurt Angle would be amazing to watch in UFC actually now that I tihk of it.


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Post ID: 2503636 Posted at: 21-Dec-2008 11:29:53
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For Pure Wrestling/Charisma/Ability: Kurt Angle

For Entertainment/Charisma/Ability: The Rock
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Post ID: 2533463 Posted at: 31-Jan-2009 21:39:04
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Stone Cold Steve Austin
He wasnt a magnificent wrestler but he entertained the people and that is what the WWE is all about is entertainment.
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Post ID: 2536630 Posted at: 05-Feb-2009 00:29:24
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I can't argue with the choice of Kurt Angle, he's got the Olympic Gold medal to prove he's a great wrestler.
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Post ID: 2542393 Posted at: 11-Feb-2009 19:52:36
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two words:Stone Cold

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Post ID: 2543242 Posted at: 13-Feb-2009 01:28:02
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Stone Cold was a good wrestler and entertainer, don't think he's quite on the level of Kurt Angle or Ken Shamrock on pure wrestling ability though.
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Post ID: 2543355 Posted at: 13-Feb-2009 13:36:24
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I have to agree with you...

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Post ID: 2546394 Posted at: 16-Feb-2009 09:01:41
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That's not taking anything away from Stone Cold Steve Austin, I still think he was a great wrestler. The most overated wrestler without a doubt was Hulk Hogan, he was more showman than wrestler and only had a handful of moves.
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Post ID: 2547392 Posted at: 17-Feb-2009 02:42:21
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You can count the amount of moves Hulk Hogan used on one hand (not counting standard moves...Eg: Punches, Kicks, Clotheslines etc.)



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