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#261 Dylan Waco

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:03 AM

Bret Hart :)



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:18 AM

Going through Jerome's epic WCW thread brought this question to mind: Was The Wall/Sgt. A.W.O.L/Malice/Gigantes ever better than "flat-out terrible"? I'm honestly asking. I haven't seen much of him, but everything I have seen seems to me like bottom-20-contender level. Again and again in this thread, though, people keep bringing up legit examples of where almost everyone - even George Gulas - has some redeeming value. Curious if anyone wants to go to bat for the late Jerry Tuite. 



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:04 PM

I liked him as Malice. 



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:25 PM

I gotta go Bugsy McGraw.
 
No visible talent and his mannerisms and gimmick werd just so awful. . . Seeing this guy almost mad me want to quit the Network!


As a kid, I loved me some Bugsy. Will always have a soft spot in my heart for him.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:25 PM

Sunny Beach.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:32 PM

Going through Jerome's epic WCW thread brought this question to mind: Was The Wall/Sgt. A.W.O.L/Malice/Gigantes ever better than "flat-out terrible"? I'm honestly asking. I haven't seen much of him, but everything I have seen seems to me like bottom-20-contender level. Again and again in this thread, though, people keep bringing up legit examples of where almost everyone - even George Gulas - has some redeeming value. Curious if anyone wants to go to bat for the late Jerry Tuite. 

 

As goc said, he had improved by the time he ended up in TNA as Malice. But as The Wall/AWOL, he was godawful indeed.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 02:43 AM

Malice once had a surprisingly decent match with a knackered Vic Grimes on an XPW card, much to my shock



#268 gordi

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 03:45 AM

I liked him as Malice. 

 

 

 

Going through Jerome's epic WCW thread brought this question to mind: Was The Wall/Sgt. A.W.O.L/Malice/Gigantes ever better than "flat-out terrible"? I'm honestly asking. I haven't seen much of him, but everything I have seen seems to me like bottom-20-contender level. Again and again in this thread, though, people keep bringing up legit examples of where almost everyone - even George Gulas - has some redeeming value. Curious if anyone wants to go to bat for the late Jerry Tuite. 

 

As goc said, he had improved by the time he ended up in TNA as Malice. But as The Wall/AWOL, he was godawful indeed.

 

 

 

Malice once had a surprisingly decent match with a knackered Vic Grimes on an XPW card, much to my shock

 

 

I'm glad to hear it. It's cool that he eventually got better. What this makes me think is that, in trying to find "The Worst Pro Wrestler Ever" we need to look not merely for wrestlers who lacked talent, but who also lacked the motivation or ability to develop whatever meager skills they might have had. An "I am what I am and that's all that I am" mindset seems to be key. That, or complete cluelessness when it comes to the art of pro wrestling. 

 

In my opinion, that's where Ron "Mighty Zulu" Pope and Greg Gulas really outshine their competition. 



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:23 AM

To me for guys we actually have footage of it's really a toss up between Mighty Zulu and Jeff Gaylord. 



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 03:38 PM

Al Green was worse than the both of them I say.



#271 Lee Casebolt

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 04:35 PM

Two years later, the answer is still Raja Lion. 



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:36 AM

Two years later, the answer is still Raja Lion. 

Eh he doesn't really count as he wasn't a full time wrestler for a long period of time like some of the stinkier names dropped in here like Tiger Ali Singh and Jeff Gaylord. Did he even have any other matches besides the Baba match?



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 02:04 AM

 

I gotta go Bugsy McGraw.
 
No visible talent and his mannerisms and gimmick werd just so awful. . . Seeing this guy almost mad me want to quit the Network!


As a kid, I loved me some Bugsy. Will always have a soft spot in my heart for him.

 

I can see his appeal for kids, but then again Teletubbies have that too. Which, thinking about it, is a pretty good comparison. :D



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:46 AM

Did anyone mention Sgt. Al Tomko from Vancouver All-Star in the early 80's?

 

I can't think of another lead babyface/heel from the territories that seemed so woefully inept in either role, and it was his show so he was mostly the top guy. Just awful.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:07 AM

Did anyone mention Sgt. Al Tomko from Vancouver All-Star in the early 80's?

 

I can't think of another lead babyface/heel from the territories that seemed so woefully inept in either role, and it was his show so he was mostly the top guy. Just awful.

This is a good pick because the little I have seen of him has not been good. He was all over the show too, even when he wasn't wrestling he would pop in to do guest commentary and he wasn't good at that either. And pretty much every time another wrestler has talked about him in an interview it was negatively. 



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 02:28 PM

Two years later, the answer is still Raja Lion.

Eh he doesn't really count as he wasn't a full time wrestler for a long period of time like some of the stinkier names dropped in here like Tiger Ali Singh and Jeff Gaylord. Did he even have any other matches besides the Baba match?


Tiger Ali Singh? He always seemed pretty good, to me.

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 03:19 PM

I meant Tiger Jeet Singh but I doubt his son was any good either. 



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 03:56 AM

Al Green was worse than the both of them I say.

 

I remember being really disappointed when they repackaged him as the Dog. Partly because I knew it meant he'd be popping on TV with more regularity, which was the last thing anyone wanted, and partly because dogs are awesome and Al Green patently was not.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 01:27 PM

Did anyone mention Sgt. Al Tomko from Vancouver All-Star in the early 80's?
 
I can't think of another lead babyface/heel from the territories that seemed so woefully inept in either role, and it was his show so he was mostly the top guy. Just awful.


I wish there was more footage of him around. Master Sgt. Tomko is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine.




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