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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 10:38 pm
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srossi wrote:
Well why would Verne give Hansen the belt?  That was even dumber.  These promoters saw dollar signs in pushing these guys to the max and didn't have the foresight to predict the inevitable problems.  Promoters are arrogant pricks who are marks for their own product and their own belts.  They didn't care about or understand Japan.  The wrestlers back then were the true businessmen who wiped their asses with these belts and just wanted to make their money.  Guys like Gagne never gor that.  He's just thinking "Hey, it doesn't get better than being AWA World champion so what's your problem!"  Of course it's probably the opposite now where so many guys are marks for the belt or the push and sacrifice money for it.


Saying Verne Gagne lacked foresight is like saying...

fill in your own punchline.



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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 03:18 am
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Heretic wrote: I've mentioned this before on other boards, but is worth repeating. Brody had a house next door to my maternal grandfather in Indiana. My grandfater was an ailing, frail guy in the 70s and Brody fixed his entire roof, gratis. He may have been a dick to some people in the wrestling business. To ordinary people in real life, he would give the shirt off his back.

My mother had absolutely no use for wrestling, but was genuinely sad to hear about Brody's death, because she was always appreciative of how he had helped out her father.


Lots of people are assholes at work, but ask their relatives and friends and they will say they are "the salt of the earth" because, well..to their relatives and friends they are.

Some other time I'll discuss the whole "Why was Brody brought in, why did Hansen get the belt" AWA stuff that was mentioned in this thread. That's sort of a thread in itself for another day (as past arguments on KM and other sites has taught me). 



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