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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 02:31 am
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I love watching old Brody matches.  He played the wildman character perfectly and it's a lot of fun to see fans, especially the Japanese, run away from him in legit sheer terror.  He was a great brawler who could also wrestle and was athletic for the time.  Unlike Abby, Sheik, etc. he could wrestle more than one style and adapt to his opponents.  He knew how to have good big man vs. little man matches too, at least with smaller guys that he respected and was willing to sell for. 

The smart mark stuff that you later learn, and the ridiculous fan boy hand jobs that Matysik and Meltzer give him, are a turn off and I think he was quite frankly a prick in real life who would've been skewered if there had been an Internet back then, but in the ring when he was willing to work (and that was only about half the time) he was extremely good and certainly would've been money today too. 

Brody vs. Undertaker is one of my personal all-time dream matches.



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