View single post by beejmi
 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 10:39 pm
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In terms of the 70s, I have him definitely in the top twenty -- and without having won a world title.

Of course today you bring up the name and the homo stuff starts flying but I like to remember Pat as a great wrestler. Some memories I have and feel free to add your own.

In the Apter mags he would show up in more than one fed's rankings. Pretty cool.

His North American championship win vs Ted Dibiase where he clocks Ted with brass knucks is classic. He then has the good sense to put the knucks away and just when everyone has forgotten about them, he takes them out in a match vs Backlund.

The whole feud with Sgt Slaughter from "Cobra Clutch Challenge" to the MSG "Street Fight" was just great stuff.

He lost a bit of an edge going from a bad guy to a good guy IMO. Still -- never a bad match with this guy.