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 Posted: Sat Feb 27th, 2010 02:32 am
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Classic Camp

Joined: Tue Feb 9th, 2010
Location: Suffolk, Virginia USA
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DJP wrote: BuddyPSHayes wrote: Aside from all the WC worship, Thesz was a arrogant fucker who thought his shit didn't stink cause he was a "hooker". Yet he wound up as a $300 a week midcarder for Nick Gulas.

I've only been exposed to a small number of clips so I don't really have any opinion of his work, but in every "shoot" interview I've seen he's basically of the opinion that anybody who can't wrestle, shoot, hook, or whatever isn't worth a shit no matter how much money they've drawn. To me he came across as a total jerkweed that thought he was superior to all the "performers/non-wrestlers" just because he could be an ass and snap your neck if he wanted to. He was a douchebag of the highest order, which I think is a big reason Mask loves him, being one himself.

I don't know, there's Thesz criticism and then there's this. This seems to be going a bit far. Verne, Bruno, Hogan, Flair and every top performer I've ever read about has done similar things to this. This is Thesz kayfabing to the highest order. All wrestlers do this, and did this much more in Thesz's day than they do today. If we give Thesz a break on anything, we give him a break on this. Show me a wrestler who didn't try to put over his style as the greatest that's ever been used, and I'll show you a perennial mid-carder.

Also, Thesz once lived in Norfolk, not too far from me, and while I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I've met numerous people who have, and they all said he was nice old man, not a prick in any way.


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