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Brody stops 'working'. Luger gets the hell out of town.

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Saw this close to 20 years ago. Not much to watch. Brody stops selling and Luger just leaves. It was billed as a "shoot" by RF Video once upon a time but it's just boring. Brody just trying to make a new kid look bad, and it left everyone confused.



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I think this is awesome, because so many things get lost over time and this didn't. Here is this handheld video from ringside in Florida, a promotion that was dying by this point, and it results in a match where Brody stops cooperating and actually takes Luger down with a single leg and at that point could have really hurt him but he didn't.

I've heard a hundred times that if you liked Flair vs Steamboat in 1989, you would have LOVED their matches in 1978 where they wrestled 422 times in that year and all of their matches went 2 1/2 hours long and at one point Flair literally ripped Steamboat's leg off with a figure four but Steamboat got up and taped his leg back on and hit him with a high crossbody just as the bell rang for the draw. It's all bullshit. And I'm sure that if nobody had a copy of this match on record, by this point in time, Brody would have given Luger nine piledrivers and kicked him in the throat with his boot that had a giant nail in the bottom of it so Luger had three unintentional tracheotomys. But we actually see what happened, and it's not as bad as it could have been. Hell, Brody could have gotten really out of hand with Luger, and it would have been interesting to see if a roided up Luger fresh out of playing pro football would have been able to take Brody down and lay a beating on him.



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I thought this was a match that shouldn't have happened this way. Whether it was a hit planned by the promotion or Brody taking matters into his own hands, it just gave the fans of a dying promotion a lousy main event that would make people wary of buying tickets again at a point when the promotion could ill afford such a thing.

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I'm pretty certain this was the card in question:

January 21, 1987 - War Memorial Auditorium - Fort Lauderdale
1. Mark Starr vs. Jack Hart
2. The New Breed vs. Kendall Windham and Vic Steamboat
3. Stan Lane and Mike Graham vs. Kareem Muhammad and Ed Gantner
4. Bad News Allen vs. Ron Simmons
5. Lex Luger vs. Bruiser Brody in a steel cage match

Jack Hart was Barry Horowitz.

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This was one of the first things I traded for when I finally started trading and I wished I would have traded for some episodes of WWW instead as soon as the match ended.

I was very disappointed



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as much as Luger was disliked and was full of himself and may have deserved it, it was just not professional and is a slap in the face to fans that paid money to see it.

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On last night's "Table for 3" with Flair, Sting, and Angle, they briefly talk about this match and it's amazing how the guys in the business don't know ANYTHING about events that are supposedly famous to smarks. Sting had never heard of the incident and didn't know they ever wrestled. You would've thought that at some point during 25 years of friendship Lex would've mentioned it to him. Flair claimed that Brody "bounced him around like a rubber ball", which of course didn't happen either. I'm not convinced that Angle had ever even heard of Brody before, or maybe even Lex.

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I could be wrong but Flair uses that rubber ball analogy a lot. It wouldn’t surprise me if a WWF guy from the 80’s didn’t know about it but I would think all 3 of them would.

Flair from being the champ (figuring he is always talking to the office) and a friend of bruisers; sting because he was a friend of Luger and Kurt because he got into the business when the internet was hitting the mainstream and a lot of this footage and stories were coming out.


I know to these guys it’s a business and they don’t want to talk about business when they don’t have to etc but usually work skeletons tend to get revealed over time in any industry.

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Franchise wrote: Kurt because he got into the business when the internet was hitting the mainstream and a lot of this footage and stories were coming out.


I'm willing to bet Angle has never researched old wrestling on the Internet in his life, nor does he give 2 shits about it.  The questions he was asking Flair and Sting about their own rivalry showed that he knew nothing about the business before the second he entered it, and never went back to learn.



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That’s not surprising that he didn’t seek it out or doesn’t care but I would think some of this stuff would just naturally come out in time. I’ve never asked about the 9 people that have held my job before me but I’ve heard all about them because it just comes up.

Brody and Lex were above average figures in the business which I would tend to think would get them talked about more than a twiggy Ramirez v lupus match from a Dennis carlouzo show; But apparently not.

If Angle is that far out of the loop why even have him in the show? Is the world that angle starved that they want to see him ask sting and flair questions.



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Franchise wrote: That’s not surprising that he didn’t seek it out or doesn’t care but I would think some of this stuff would just naturally come out in time. I’ve never asked about the 9 people that have held my job before me but I’ve heard all about them because it just comes up.

Brody and Lex were above average figures in the business which I would tend to think would get them talked about more than a twiggy Ramirez v lupus match from a Dennis carlouzo show; But apparently not.

If Angle is that far out of the loop why even have him in the show? Is the world that angle starved that they want to see him ask sting and flair questions.

Honestly they kissed each others asses a lot about their time in TNA together.  "Table for 3" has become an official GWN commercial with all the TNA footage they use lately.  And TNA has seen a serious uptick in subscriptions because of it.  I wouldn't at all be surprised if WWE is propping up TNA in other ways at this point like they did with ECW. 



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