The Ultimate Sin wrote:
I realize he was pretty bland, and correct me if I'm wrong because I haven't seen much of his work, but he was an average at best worker, but why was his career so short?
Those aspects never stopped guys from having long careers during the territory days. Especially with Vince grabbing talent you'd think promotors would grab him for name recognition. I read a lot about him in the Apter mags, and as a kid I assumed he was really good.
If only he was average at best. He was bad. His promos were even worse.
Mosca Jr probably falls somewhere between Erik Watts and post-stroke Mike Von Erich on the scale of most-over-pushed wrestling kids in history.
That's not to say he may not have grown into a better worker at some point, but seeing him beat Ivan Koloff for the Mid-Atlantic belt when he was green as a cucumber was just really bad. He needed to be working in a small territory for a couple of years before going to Crockett.
Watched that match on YT earlier to refresh my memory. Just terrible. Ivan should have just pinned himself. Would have been more interesting.
This thread was great till Rossi posted that AA ruined it.
Rossi=The Mouth That Bored