OK, I am taking another stand.
I will stick to my guns on this one. This is the piece I have wanted to do for some time, so here it is.
Remember, I am schooled in the traditions of wrestling, the likes of Jack Brisco and Harley Race. The figure four leg lock and the Russian Leg Sweep. I believe in the carnage of blood and gore from a bull rope match and I love seeing barbed wire draped across the ring.
I remember when Dusty Rhodes was young, Terry Funk could wrestle and Barry Windham was a wet-behind-the-ears kid trying to make a name for himself in Florida.
Yes, to me that is professional wrestling.
And while I watch it today with all its glamour and style, I think at times how in the world someone could make the transition from toe holds and arm bars to a Five-Star Frog Splash or a Huracanrana off the top ring rope.
Truly a change in style and in pace as far as I am concerned.
Understand too this is my list. I think the past should be honored for its diligence in the business. I feel there are wrestlers who are Top-10 caliber that will surprise you and others whom are a little lower on this list that will disappoint you.
But all that does it bring about a great debate!
Let’s get started, shall we?