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 Posted: Sun Feb 28th, 2010 12:29 am
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Yeah, Thesz was working a gimmick just like any other pro wres fighter.  If your gimmick is "no gimmick, legit wrestler," that's still a gimmick even if you are legit.

One aspect of the silly blind Thesz fanboyism is the widespread belief that Thesz, being a Legit Hooker, didn't sell for or put over anybody he didn't "respect."  Which is total horseshit--Thesz had guys he didn't like that he wouldn't job for (Buddy Rogers), but for the most part he'd job to anybody if you threw enough money at him.

If Thesz was willing to do a clean job for Ox Baker, he'd job for almost anybody.