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Discussion in 'Pro Wrestling Discussion' started by saugeye killah, Jan 19, 2018.
I'm Legs Luger
See? You would probably even be a Luger fan. You should wear a red cap and look up on YouTube Luger body-slammed Yokozuna on the 4th of July.
Edit: Okay, seriously tho. There's no way you can watch this and keep a straight face llmao
I swear, if an UFO came to visit me and a green bean inside asked me what was going on in these videos, I'm just going to drool and act spastic
That may have been spin from the Monday Night Wars, most people generally got along with Luger. Bret Hart in his book extensively praises him (hilariously going so far to say he was steroid free) and credits him with the Rumble 94 ending working (Lex says the opposite and that Bret is modest). No one really thought he was leaving especially as Vince had offered him a very comfy deal and he worked the day before Nitro's premiere.
Eric didn't like him but that was probably due to Easy E joining WCW as Luger's career and life spiraled out of control due to poor management. He was arrogant and sullen (and coked) and probably not very considerate to even his best of friends at that point. Bischoff found 1995 Lex in a very different place and was quickly swayed to his side.
Sting and Luger are both in that league, but so was Chono. After Chono broke his neck he couldn't wrestle 1/100th of what he was capable of before. Chono just had unreal charisma.
Wrestling is a performance art unique in that the characters in the show exist outside of a deterministic narrative. In say, Jurassic Park, the Samuel Jackson character had no chance of being the star, whereas in real life he played Jules in Pulp Fiction the next year. In wrestling he would have to strive to take down Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum in order to get a sizeable role in the same context.
Also consider this: in plays new actors play the same characters who hold the same position replaying the same story. In wrestling new actors play new character in a continuing and endless story forever changing with the addition of new characters.
Thus we don't gauge wrestlers by a unique performance or their adequacy for a part in comparison to others but by intrinsic skills in the world of wrestling. One would never describe Mel Gibson's Hamlet in contrast with Leonardo Dicraprio's by talking about Braveheart and the Wolf of Wall Street in the way wrestling fans could and do.
You swayed my opinion, you're the mang
The torture rack should have lead into a spinning neck breaker
Love me some triple double threat match
Funny, after I started this thread I ended up watching some Luger shoot interviews and matches etc, since I was on the subject anyway..
I did come to find him pretty interesting to listen to in interviews anyway. More intelligent guy than I realized for sure. Seems pretty cool actually.
Luger was basically pretty good at everything but not great at anything. He had a really good physique but not mind-blowing like some guys, he was a decent talker but couldn't rock your world like Hogan, Flair or the Ultimate Warrior. His gimmick was nice but not legendary, had good charisma but not overwhelming, and with the right people he could have pretty good matches.
At any given time, you could just put the belt on him as your lead face or heel and it would be an okay situation.
Sid had insane charisma and was a great talker, on top of being 6'8", athletic, muscular, and looking like a movie star.
His problems were that he couldn't work at all and he only wanted to play his Psycho heel character. Even when fans were desperate to cheer for him.
Sid was one note. Sure he was better on the mic than Luger but nothing special. His character never really grew throughout the years.
I agree. Compared to the chumps today , Luger would still stand out as a star. And he was super over in the late 90s in WCW. Hilarious clip. Look how over the torture rack was, when he was calling for it.
Well, he did have the biggest count out win ever.
This comment and your username go together well. Nothing better than a big man crushing Mysterio.
Being a mid carder isn't saying much. Its generally agreed upon by wrestlers that opening and closing the PPV are the two most important matches, as one sets the tone for the night and the other caps it off.
He was a top card guy a few times here and there. But not with any consistency. In WWF, he was a mid carder as the narcissist and got the push as the real american hero for a year, but he flubbed it and began spinning his wheels.
In WCW, his push was predicated by the fact that he got pushed in WWF and was able to come over between contracts. Bischoff was in love with former WWF stars and wanted to push them. But he was not much in the top of WCW cards except a spot here and there.
I loved the rack. not sure why nobody uses it anymore. I used to make my buddies tap to it all the time in the ol' living room wrestling league. It legit hurts.
Sid was my pick for Sabretooth in the movies.
Anybody know wtf Macho started wearing pants?