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 Posted: Sat Dec 1st, 2007 08:59 pm
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beejmi
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I am shocked these start in 1972. I seriously would have guessed he started in 1974 at the earliest.

Also surprised to see that even early on he has a good "won-lost" record. As opposed to doing alot of jobs at first. Guys that ended up as "decidely bigger stars" (we have the record books here of Flair, Hogan, Piper and Andre) -- and all of them at least seemed to have went through losing streaks. Zbyszko seems to incur some tag team losses but seemed pretty protected on the singles side.

No discussion about Larry would be complete without debating on just how big a star he was, whether he is Hall Of Fame material, whether his relationship with Verne (married into the family) was the only reason he was an AWA champion and of course whether or not he was a "draw".

I give the Larry the benefit of the doubt -- but note I was not a big fan of his "stalling" gimmick. Great on the mic. The turn on Bruno was great stuff.