View single post by srossi
 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2007 02:44 pm
PM Quote Reply Full Topic


Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: New York USA
Posts: 52727
He was over in his small area.  He hadn't been sent on tour to the other territories to see if he could get over there, which was the normal routine before putting the belt on someone.  He certainly wasn't as well known nationally as tons of other guys who weren't in consideration for the belt.  Ted DiBiase, Bruce (Butch) Reed, the von Erichs, and lots of other guys who never got the belt were being previewed back in 1981 in St. Louis and one or two of the other NWA strongholds.  Rich never was.  And JYD didn't get big until 1982 and never would've been considered regardless of his popularity because 1) he couldn't wrestle and 2) Watts didn't have nearly the political clout that Barnett, Fritz, and Graham, etc. had.  Watts operated as more of an independent than as part of the NWA so his guys were never considered.

This thread was great before AA ruined it.