It took me many years to really grow close to the WWE after years of being an NWA wrestling fan.
Living here in the South we were pretty passionate about our NWA. It was almost like cheating on your girlfriend when you would watch WWE (WWF) programming, and some of that has followed me to adulthood.
Fortunately, I have fully overcome all of those silly childhood notions and become a WWE fan.
It did make me wonder, however, about those old NWA stars. Many of them went on to WWF/WWE glory such as Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Ricky Steamboat and far too many to name here.
What NWA stars could have been huge stars in today's WWE? Here are some to think about:
Sting - No brainer here. I won't bother with explanations.
Magnum TA - This guy got the biggest pops ever heard back in his days against Nikita Koloff. It was truly a shame when he had his accident.
Nikita Koloff - Without a doubt he could have been huge in his heel days.
Rock and Roll Express - The tag team division sure could use something right now....anything.
Mil Mascaras - One of the greatest high flyers of all time. Man I would love it if he were here now and still in his prime.
What others can you think of that would be over in today's WWE?