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The basic thing that got guys over


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I know this place is dead, but I'm gonna try anyway.

When I think back on it there was always something basic that got guys over, or at least got them noticed. In Flair's case I think it was just the hair. When I first saw him I kept looking at him because I had never seen a man with what appeared to be a woman's hairdo. Of course he's much more than a bleach blonde wrestler, but looking back on it the hair had a lot to do with it.

So I'll start.

Randy Savage: gravelly voice.

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Sgt. Slaughter:

 

Jaw



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Road Warriors: Spiked shoulder pads

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George the Animal Steele. Body hair.

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I know I’m supposed to say The Rock’s eyebrow— but it was his wit.

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Steve Austin. Bald head.

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Sunny: tits

Too easy

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I know this place is dead, but I'm gonna try anyway.
When I think back on it there was always something basic that got guys over, or at least got them noticed. In Flair's case I think it was just the hair. When I first saw him I kept looking at him because I had never seen a man with what appeared to be a woman's hairdo. Of course he's much more than a bleach blonde wrestler, but looking back on it the hair had a lot to do with it.
So I'll start.
Randy Savage: gravelly voice.

I'd say for Savage it was Elizabeth. She was the first thing I noticed about him. Never seen a woman like her in wrestling before.

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Yeah I don't think he would've been Macho without her.  It was rare back then for a guy to have a hot chick as a valet, so she definitely stood out.

 

Sting:  face paint



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On the topic of face paint, I'm sure that having to put that crap on every night becomes a major pain the ass.  I'm willing to bet that every guy who used face paint as part of their gimmick eventually regretted going down that road.



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I always felt like anyone facing Jeff hardy had it bad cause he was so covered you'd look like a clown that went through a car wash by the time you pinned him... then again, if they were on a card with Jeff Hardy their career was already in a bad place.

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Even worse than that are the guys who had bad hygiene. Apparently Vader was a constantly sweaty smelly mess.

The worst has to be Abdullah the Butcher. Not only was he a fat slob, he also had Hepatits C and knowingly infected other wrestlers because his matches were usually bloodbaths. Superstar Billy Graham has been quite vocal about this, as he tends to be about everything.

And like that I've officially hijacked my own thread, so.....

Abdullah the Butcher: morbid obesity

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Brett Hart:

 

The color pink.



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Yeah good call on the pink.  Probably the most ironic color scheme of all time for a wrestler, but it worked.

 

Ultimate Warrior: the entrance.



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Jake Roberts:

 

Bringing a real live python to the ring which he'd then drape over his opponents after defeating them.



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Roddy Piper: talking

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Rey Misterio, Kane, Mankind, 300 other luchadores... a mask.

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HHH: Shawn Michaels


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HHH: Shawn Michaels

...and Chyna

Demolition:

The face paint mixed in with the S&M gear.

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Roman Reigns: Vince McMahon

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Roman Reigns: Vince McMahon

No one is falling for it.


Goldberg: fake streak
Asuka: deserved streak

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There isnt one simple thing thats gotten Roman over because Roman ISNT over.

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He's not over in the way he's supposed to be over, but he does get one hell of a heel pop every time he shows up. People love to hate that guy. Myself included.

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Daniel Bryan: the YES chant

 

And now he's been cleared to return to the ring.



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He's not over in the way he's supposed to be over, but he does get one hell of a heel pop every time he shows up. People love to hate that guy. Myself included.

But that's for the wrong reasons. He's not getting a heel pop the way a Roddy Piper/Ric Flair/HHH/Shawn Michaels would get heel pops. They purposely worked to get themselves over as heels. When Reigns won the Royal Rumble and was booed out of the building it wasn't because he was such a great heel. The boos stemmed from a completely different place. The Rock even came out to try and make the save that night because Reigns wasn't supposed to be booed. He's not over. 





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