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Another interesting one...to hear Undertaker tell it, he got booked at WCCW partially because Fritz von Erich thought he looked a lot like David von Erich.

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17 hours ago, Monte1076 said:

Another interesting one...to hear Undertaker tell it, he got booked at WCCW partially because Fritz von Erich thought he looked a lot like David von Erich.

Man...  every time I think of David, I think of what might've been. He had the charisma, the technique, and the promo ability to be as big as Hulk Hogan was in the '80s. He was so young when he died, and hadn't even reached his potential yet. 

Just think about how big Kevin and Kerry were during that time, and multiply it times 100. David was gonna be a massive star. 

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3 hours ago, RETIREDFAN1 said:

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His "Hard Times" promo is probably the greatest in wrestling history. It's pretty much the Gettysburg Address of wrestling promos. 

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On 5/2/2024 at 10:09 PM, RETIREDFAN1 said:

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I had almost forgotten about when tag team matches were 2 out of 3 falls, but that was back in the 70's.  I suppose in the 80's Mid South changed it to be 1 to have more television time for other matches.  

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First of all, I would to thank the many, many fans throughout this country that wrote cards and letters to Dusty Rhodes, The American Dream, while I was down. Secondly, I want to thank Jim Crockett promotions for waitin’ and takin’ the time ‘cause I know how important it was, Starrcade ‘85 it is to the wrestling fans, it is to Jim Crockett promotions, and Dusty Rhodes The American Dream. With that wait, I got what I wanted, Ric Flair the World’s Heavyweight Champion. I don’t have to say a whole lot more about the way I feel about Ric Flair; no respect, no honor. There is no honor amongst thieves in the first place.

He put hard times on Dusty Rhodes and his family. You don’t know what hard times are daddy. Hard times are when the textile workers around this country are out of work, they got 4 or 5 kids and can’t pay their wages, can’t buy their food. Hard times are when the auto workers are out of work and they tell ‘em go home. And hard times are when a man has worked at a job for thirty years, thirty years, and they give him a watch, kick him in the butt and say “hey a computer took your place, daddy”, that’s hard times! That’s hard times! And Ric Flair you put hard times on this country by takin’ Dusty Rhodes out, that’s hard times. And we all had hard times together, and I admit, I don’t look like the athlete of the day supposed to look. My belly’s just a lil’ big, my heiny’s a lil’ big, but brother, I am bad. And they know I’m bad.

There were two bad people… One was John Wayne and he’s dead brother, and the other’s right here. Nature Boy Ric Flair, the World’s Heavyweight title belongs to these people. I’mma reach out right now, I want you at home to know my hand is touchin’ your hand for the gathering of the biggest body of people in this country, in this universe, all over the world now, reachin’ out because the love that was given me and this time I will repay you now. Because I will be the next World’s Heavyweight Champion on this hard time blues. Dusty Rhodes tour, ‘85.

And Ric Flair, Nature Boy… Let me leave you with this. One way to hurt Ric Flair, is to take what he cherishes more than anything in the world and that’s the World’s Heavyweight title. I’m gon’ take it, I been there twice. This time when I take it daddy, I’m gon’ take it for you. Let’s gather for it. Don’t let me down now, ‘cause I came back for you, for that man upstairs that died 10-12 years ago and never got the opportunity to see a real World’s Champion. And I’m proud of you, thank god I have you, and I love you. I love you!

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