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 Posted: Tue Mar 2nd, 2010 06:01 pm
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schaumburgstew wrote: I've always found it quite interesting that, even in a worked sport like pro wrestling, you can always see when a wrestler is losing his skills. For example, look at Nick Bockwinkle at the end of his career in the AWA. Absolutely dreadful.

I'm not sure exactly what time period you're referring to but I don't think anyone's ever aged as well as maintained such a high level in wrestling as Bockwinkel, including Flair after the early '90s.  Bockwinkel was tremendous up to the very nd, as his 60-minute draw with Curt Hennig in late 1986 illustrates.  He might have lost something at the very, very end, like his last handful of matches in '87, but he was amazing up until almost his last match from what I've seen.



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