Pro Wrestling: Wrestlers Who Aren't (or Weren't) as Good as Their Fathers

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Pro Wrestling: Wrestlers Who Aren't (or Weren't) as Good as Their Fathers

This isn't your daddy's professional wrestling anymore.

Times have changed. Wresting has changed. Promotions have changed and yes, wrestlers have changed.

When we see a second- and even third-generation wrestler to grace the WWE or TNA, we hope for greatness and a chance to see if the gene pool jumped to another generation.

In this case, the little swimmers did not produce another top-of-the-line superstar. Not that these wrestlers had their moments. Well, some have and others have fallen flat on their faces.

For this slider, I did not add women. I don't think it's fair to compare the work of Natalya and her father, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. I also left off Tamina and her father, Jimmy Snuka.

Hopefully for some of you, this will be a trip down memory lane. Some of the greatest memories of my childhood was watching some of these wrestlers' fathers in the ring.

And for every two or three Randy Orton's who have succeeded farther than their fathers or grandfathers, there is a Reid Flair who just could not reach the summit like his father, the great Ric Flair.

I know more could be added to this list and I would love to hear comments of who you think should be on here. I hope you enjoy this slider as much as I do. And of course, let the debate begin.

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