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Which Wrestlers Could Fit Into Any Era Of Wrestling?

Discussion in 'Wrestling Forum' started by Jamster26, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Jamster26

    Jamster26 Well-Known Member Subscriber

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    Been thinking about this, after the whole Cena V Rock (Era V Era) kind of thing.

    Which wrestlers, past or present, could fit into any era of wrestling?

    I think Jack made this point a while back. Randy Orton could fit into any era of wrestling. His psychotic and intense character, would fit into the Attitude era very well, I would have thought.

    On the other hand, John Cena’s character, well, it obviously wouldn’t fit in as well. :lol:

    Which wrestlers do you think would be able to slot in, into any era?
     
  2. Fatherof10minis

    Fatherof10minis New Member

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    I think the obvious one is taker. He has been apart of every modern era and has been able to adapt his character and persona to what at the time is popullar. In todays era he more represents the older eras but he can fit into any era.

    Triple hhh is another one. In his prime he was as lethal in the ring as harley race of the 70s was, has the charisma that flair had in the 80s, had his run in the 90s and 00s.

    Mark henry comes to mind as well. Giants and big men have always had somewhat of a huge impact whether short term like an earthuake or long term like andre, they always pose an intimidating presence.
     
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    Da Showstoppa New Member

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    Shawn Michaels. Basically because he can compliment any wrestler you care to mention, or any blueprint of a wrestler. Not just in the ring, his creativity outside it can compliment any style of promo too.

    Big man, small man, superstar, high flyer - he can (could) mix it with anyone.
     
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    Inno I'm the good looking one up there Subscriber

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    Jericho. He's adapted to every style possible everywhere he's gone, he understands the business and how it needs to be abck and forth and he's a solid A+ on the mic. He'd have been awesome back in the day in the old school territory days.
     
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    Ciaran The King Legend in the making Subscriber

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    I'd also go for Jericho because of how versatile he has been since his debut, he has effortlessly adapted his style to suit the times.

    I also think Christian is another wrestler who could have been at home in any era, a great wrestler who can build talent ot be the man in any promotion.
     
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    Da Showstoppa New Member

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    That's a great shout actually.
     
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    The Beltster Well-Known Member

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    You dont need to ask, there are guys who have actually done it. Sting, Hogan, Flair, Shawn, Bret, Savage. All these guys were stars or at least popular in the 80's and all of them were stars in the attitude era of the 90's. Orton would be a good fit, Cena would, not sure why people dont think he would. He'd be perfect for the 80's and his heel gimmick would have been fine for the 90's. Undertaker is cartoony enough for the 80's, he was part of the tail end of the WWF's Hulkamania era and fit fine, and he's been a good fit for the last 22 years. Loads of guys. Pretty much anybody you could find a reason why they would fit in any era.
     
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    DraVen New Member

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    Mark Henry would have been great in the 80s. Great size, great strength, convincing enough that fans would have been pretty scared of him, something completely different with the monster black heel gimmick, and with enough great workers that he'd pick up more than he did by working with D'lo Brown.
     
  9. Ciaran The King

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    Plus Henry would have been booked properly, as Paul Heyman said "Accentuate the positives, hide the negatives"
     
  10. Evil Gringo

    Evil Gringo Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Belty, loads of people have already done this and to a certain degree still are. HBK, Taker, Nash and Sting all came through in the 80's, went through the adult and edgy 90's and then came out the other side to be by and large working today.

    As for Mark Henry - he could have been a monster that would, like all monsters of the time fall to the babyface (Hogan or Flair) in a winner takes all scenerio at the end of a long push. Except he isn't white and therefore would not have been a headliner in the 80's because rasicm was still rife in wrestling - remember the first afro-american world champion was Ron Simmons in like what, 1993? The WWE didn't have one until the Rock in 1998 and even then he was mixed-race.

    On a lighter note - Rowdy Roddy Piper would be, if transported to this time now in his prime, be the CM Punk of the bunch - good chops in the ring, a style that can mesh with anyone AND a great talker not afraid to push it on the mic.
     
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    Wade Barrett, let loose he's the modern day Bruiser Brody
     
  12. Jamster26

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    Barrett is one of them wrestlers, who you look forward to seeing speak and wrestle, so yeah, he'd be a good fit in the attitude era.
     
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    And in the 70's & 80's
     
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    Magic The first apple tree. Subscriber Forum Leader

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    Think I'm the only one who just doesn't get the hype around Barrett. He's good, he's a fine worker and I would have no qualms about him getting a title run, but he's by no means even in my top 5 who I really want to see have a good 2012. He's just alright to me, find him a bit boring sometimes.
     
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    Can someone please explain to me what they see in Wade Barrett that I don't? All I am glad of is that he used the Wasteland less before his injury curtailed him - that was a truely awful move.

    I mean sure he's big and he has aggression and that shows in the ring but so did Nathan Jones.
     
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    Magic The first apple tree. Subscriber Forum Leader

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. To me, I look forward to Punk, Ziggler, Rhodes, Ryder, Bryan and maybe even R Truth before I look forward to Barrett. The top three in that list are the ones I want to see WWE get massively behind in the next 12 months.
     
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    I honestly think that Barrett is going to be, in terms of card status, the next British Bulldog and thats it. He'll get a few world title shots, hold a few midcard titles and be in a few stables and thats about it.

    The WWE or in fact any American major company has never had a British World Champion and I don't think that is ever going to change - and before anyone says RoH they are not a major company, that title is reserved for TNA, WWE, NWA (pre WCW), ECW and WCW.
     
  18. Jamster26

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    Wade Barrett is my favourite wrestler within WWE, well actually, almost.

    He’s got the look, he’s exceptional on the mic and he’s a decent worker in the ring. The only thing I didn’t like about him, was this new song he’s got going.

    Barrett should have been a champion during the nexus feud and it’s quite amazing, how he’s not won a world title yet and even more amazing, how he wasn’t the man to win the Royal Rumble.
     
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    You mean considering he is up against the likes of Punk, Cena, Orton, Christian, Del Rio, Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Kane and Henry who are either bigger size wise then him, more experienced then him, better then him in the ring and are all not British?

    Granted Sheamus did win the Rumble and has been WWE Champion before but I'd still put him ahead of Barrett in terms of in ring ability, uniqueness and above all, he is Irish - not British like Barrett.
     
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    What does size have to do with it? And even then, he’s hardly some crusierweight; he’s easily 240 lbs and 6”4 /5 or something like. Experience means very little. If anything, is proves how well he has done, if he’s less experienced than all of the other guys you mentioned. And I’m not sure where their birthtown comes into it?

    Sheamus is bland and a decent worker.
     

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