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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2018 04:13 pm
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Greg in the full Roy Orbison getup here. Man, that was awful.

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The low point of Greg Valentines career. he stayed in the WWF way too long. he had a chance to go back to the NWA in 1987/1988 but Vince convinced him to stay.lol if he was going for the Roy Orbison look he was doing it wrong because he is wearing Elvis glasses.:)

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Spatulapup wrote: The low point of Greg Valentines career. he stayed in the WWF way too long. he had a chance to go back to the NWA in 1987/1988 but Vince convinced him to stay.lol if he was going for the Roy Orbison look he was doing it wrong because he is wearing Elvis glasses.:)
Fully agree that this was the worst of the Hammer, but I must say, not so sure that if he went to the NWA in 87/88 it would’ve been a good move.  Think about it, Hammer got a fat WWF paycheck at a time when Crockett bought Florida and Mid South, then ran out of money.  In six months, about 25-30 “new stars” hit the NWA at a time when WWF castoffs weren’t necessarily welcomed.  The true way that Valentine could’ve made out big was in 89/90 when he could’ve potentially taken the Terry Funk role or the Funk aftermath challenger (or even the Ole Anderson role in the 1990 Horsemen).  He could’ve even been involved in the Flair/Steamboat feud which would’ve sucked since the feud took care of itself.  
Hammer in 1987 NWA would’ve gotten lost like so many other talented guys did.



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Superstar wrote: Spatulapup wrote: The low point of Greg Valentines career. he stayed in the WWF way too long. he had a chance to go back to the NWA in 1987/1988 but Vince convinced him to stay.lol if he was going for the Roy Orbison look he was doing it wrong because he is wearing Elvis glasses.:)
Fully agree that this was the worst of the Hammer, but I must say, not so sure that if he went to the NWA in 87/88 it would’ve been a good move.  Think about it, Hammer got a fat WWF paycheck at a time when Crockett bought Florida and Mid South, then ran out of money.  In six months, about 25-30 “new stars” hit the NWA at a time when WWF castoffs weren’t necessarily welcomed.  The true way that Valentine could’ve made out big was in 89/90 when he could’ve potentially taken the Terry Funk role or the Funk aftermath challenger (or even the Ole Anderson role in the 1990 Horsemen).  He could’ve even been involved in the Flair/Steamboat feud which would’ve sucked since the feud took care of itself.  
Hammer in 1987 NWA would’ve gotten lost like so many other talented guys did.

Hard to say.  Valentine wasn't just any WWF cast-off, he had tons of history with Crockett.  He might've gotten pushed, he might not have.  He certainly would've made less money either way.  He was fine in the WWF until the feud with Ronnie Garvin ended in early 1989.  Then it was a one-way ticket to Jobberville, and he wasn't allowed to job gracefully like a Pedro Morales, as his Roy Orbison look attests to.  He wound up in WCW in 1992 and wasn't pushed but 36 different bookers had come and gone between 1987 and then.  People don't remember this but he was one of the thousands of wrestlers WCW paid for no particular reason during the Monday Night Wars too.  He would randomly show up on WCW Saturday Night and even Nitro and actually win some matches too against other guys who were big names but not involved in any angle whatsoever.  He was probably hanging around until mid-1998 or so. 



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As a guy who was a huge Valentine fan in the early 80's, that 1992 WCW run was very disappointing. It was the last chance to recapture the rugged brawler mystique he'd had through 1985 and it failed miserably. He looked well past it.



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During a flair podcast a few years ago he said something about the chance of valentine coming back to the JCP in 87 and at first I liked the idea but in reality I don’t think it would have done much for anyone. Greg wasn’t going to have an athletic match with anyone and JCP was already getting clogged with unathletic or past their prime workers.



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