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 Posted: Wed Aug 13th, 2008 08:28 pm
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Fantasia is running wild!

Joined: Tue Jul 8th, 2008
Location: Pittsgrove, New Jersey USA
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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: BigJ wrote: freebirdsforever2001 wrote: if his daddy wasn't the owner of the company, he would have been selling cars for a living.
I rest my case.  This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read.

But Greg IS selling cars nowadays, isn't he?  Maybe--just maybe--fbf2001 has a point...

I mean, think about it; do you really think if Verne hadn't given Greg a ready-made career vehicle, he would've pursued wrestling on his own, or had promoters begging him to come to their territory?  He definitely wasn't a no-brainer star; IMO, his workrate was average (slightly above average during his prime, but for the most part average) and his his look was well below average.  I couldn't stand him when the AWA first caught my attention on the ESPN shows back in 1985, and on the ESPN Classics shows today--with the magic that is DVR--his matches are the only ones I consistently fast forward through. 

IMHO, he is just so lacking in the charisma department it is almost sad, really.  If I live to be a thousand, I will never understand how anybody found his work exciting. 

you have to remember something, greg fit right in with most of the workers in the awa at the time. most were over the hill like his dad, mad dog vachon, crusher, and von raschke. they worked slow and that is what their audience was used to. the fans didn't know any better.even though i lived in the northeast, i watched georgia and mid-atlantic growing up, more of the "southern style" which to me was a faster and more hard hitting action. that's why i thought the awa, much like alot of the old wwwf style, was boring to me as a kid. but as i said earlier, it's just my opinion....