View single post by Flairfan216
 Posted: Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 03:11 am
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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Flairfan216 wrote: Ric Flair:
  • Harley Race
  • Barry Windham
  • the Von Erich boys
  • Dusty Rhodes
  • Ronnie Garvin
  • Bruiser Brody

never believed that garvin was ever a credible contender to flair.

I didn't really read Beej's question thoroughly, so I didn't list people based upon guys who I thought would take the title.  It was more of a retrospective look at challengers.  I didn't see Brody, Race, or the Von Erich's challenge for the titles.  Those are all feuds, or in Brody's case, matches that I saw afterwards.

I started watching JCP in '85 and was 11 years old.  I didn't realize that Ronnie Garvin was 5'4" or 54 years old.  I knew that he looked tough, was the National Champion, had the hands of Stone, and had knocked Ric Flair out on television.  It seemed like he had Flair's number and Tully's number and he was more convincing to me than Wahoo, Buddy Landell, and a lot of the other contenders at the time.

I listed Ronnie over other challengers of the time like Magnum and Nikita because looking back on it, I thought he had more matches and better chemistry with Flair.  I could have listed Sting, but I thought their matches were overrated.  I thought about Steamboat because their 2 falls match in New Orleans at the Clash may be the best match I've ever seen, but I never really took him as a serious threat to the title after the way he had left the WWF until he actually won the title.


Gulas sent Tommy Rich to do a tv job for Abby and when Jim Barnett saw him, he nixed it and said, I could do something with him.