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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2019 01:07 pm
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Would have liked to have seen Roddy Piper in this role at some point.

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I always saw the Horsemen as Flair, a tag team with Arn Anderson as one half, plus an upper-midcard singles guy who isn't going to want Flair's title. I know this wasn't always the formula, but this is when it worked best. For me, Piper was too close to Flair, and it wouldn't have made sense for him to play second fiddle to Flair. The Horsemen don't work with internal rivalries.

The thing here is that Flair, Windham, Arn and Tully with JJ were pretty close to wrestling perfection, which makes this a difficult question to answer. You can't swap out Flair or Arn. Tully was Arn's best tag partner, which only leaves that fourth spot open, and I can't imagine anyone being better in that spot than Windham.

If you are talking about the lesser 90s Horsemen, Flair, Malenko and Benoit with Arn as the manager were a good fit. They never filled that last spot properly. I really can't think of someone perfect.. Scott Norton?

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Piper doesn't fit the ideal of a Horseman at all IMO. Sid didn't either. You need someone who looks good in a suit, is well-spoken and delivers understated promos but with a mean streak, mid-carder that isn't a threat to Flair, good in tag team situations.

I think Steven Regal might have been good. If they broke up the Midnight Express I could've seen Stan Lane in the group. A young Ted DiBiase would've been great but the timing was never close on that one.



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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2019 03:09 pm
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I think Greg Valentine would have been a good fit. Greg said he almost left the Wwf in 1987/1988 for the NWA. He had talks with them but Vince convinced him to stay. He said he regrets not going because he didnt like his last few years there after they split him and Beefcake. He had great history with Flair so it makes sense.

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Spatulapup wrote: I think Greg Valentine would have been a good fit. Greg said he almost left the Wwf in 1987/1988 for the NWA. He had talks with them but Vince convinced him to stay. He said he regrets not going because he didnt like his last few years there after they split him and Beefcake. He had great history with Flair so it makes sense.
I think that's a good choice and I could also see him and Arn making a great team.



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Maybe Mr. Wonderful?



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Or maybe a masked " Midnight Rider"



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Gino Hernandez. Would have been perfect because he would have been the guy that breaks off and becomes Flair's biggest drawing opponent.



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Ted DiBiase?

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Valentine would have been the perfect fit and one I wouldn't have thought of before it was mentioned. He wouldn't need mike time but was good in the ring. The perfect tag partner for Arn.

I don't agree on Gino. Too close to Flair in attitude and style on the mic.

Ted Dibiase, pre Million Dollar Man would have been an interesting fit. By that point, he had been both a heel and face at a high level. Great in ring skill but wouldn't have stepped on Flair.

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nyhack56 wrote: Ted DiBiase?Great minds!  I was typing mine when you posted this. 

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I think the number of guys who could have worked as members of the Four Horsemen is pretty low. I like Ted DiBiase at any point in the group's history and also think Curt Hennig would have been great from late 1986 to the spring of 1987 onward. Either of them could have been the second singles wrestler behind Flair with Tully and Arn teaming or teaming with either Tully or Arn. Gino Hernandez would also have fit in had he not died.

For Greg Valentine to work as a Horseman, he would have needed to leave the WWF as soon as he and Brutus Beefcake lost the tag team belts. After that he was just another midcarder and no push would or could erase that. Him coming in to take Luger's place in late 1987 or early 1988 would have been a terrible idea.

Roddy Piper was not a Horseman. Not that he'd have left the WWF at that point anyway, but his hyperactive heel persona didn't fit in with this group.

Paul Orndorff was a great heel, but never seemed like a Horseman to me although I can't quite put my finger on why that was.

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Gino and Tully had the same Gimmick so I don't think Gino would of fit well.



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Tully and Gino made a good team in Southwest. Both were arrogant heels, but Tully had a prick heel thing going that Gino didn't quite do the same. They were compatible rather than redundant.

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If they could have trusted him to do stuff like turn up, Billy Jack Haynes. In the Tully role.

Obvious one is Flair's trainee Stan Lane alongside Arn Anderson. That could have been booked up ultimately into a Flair v Lane feud.



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