let's get ready to rumble
by Turtle Jones

Been a long night. I was just fucking around when I thought of an idea. Sometimes ideas work, sometimes ideas don't work and sometimes they just suck. You have to realize that when we do stories from our past, they stir up memories from the past. I thought up an idea and started to write, but realized that Michele hated this story and didn't want to see it ever. The light of day was not meant for this story. Meanwhile, she was busy writing something she didn't want to write. So in the best interests of both of us, we scrapped the idea. No one wants to hear about how a loved one was hurt or how a loved one was about to die.

Not good stuff.

So we apologize to you readers for sticking with us even thou we said we would do something big. Let's face it. Sometimes our ideas suck. This was the King Suck of ideas. And it messed both of us up.

But since that is neither here nor there, let's get on with tonight's topic.


You know you love them. The bad guys. The good guys. Vince McMahon is a prick and whatever. All I know is that when I come home on Thursday nights, something like "WWF Raw" is playing in the background as I fix dinner and type.

But remember back. Way back. When you were kids. The cool guys. The ones who would be good one week then bad the next. An allegiance was for shit. Meant nothing, brother. Here one day, gone the next. As long as there was a chair and you had a head, the was no peace treaty. Feel the mat. And The Mouth of the South has a bull horn if the chair won't shut you up.

These are our five favorite wrestlers.

Michele is up.

1. "Rowdy" Roddy Pipper
2. George "The Animal" Steele
3. Junkyard Dog
4. Andre the Giant
5. Chris Jericho

turtle is next.

1. Mick Foley - The greatest of all time. Read his book. It will grab you by the poo poo.
2. Randy "Macho Man" Savage
3. The Big Show
4. Gravedigger
5. Hulk Hogan - Meh, I had to throw him in there.

*Notable cool exceptions are managers. Captain Lou Albano, Jimmie Hart, The Pallbearer come to mind, but we are talking about wrestlers.

So choose your favorites! Make your own list. And the ones with the most comments on them will get a story.

Just don't keep saying Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka cause we all know he sucked.

Have fun.

And we will be back to finish this tomorrow.


I just had to add this in to turtle's post: "when you were kids" doesn't necessarily mean, well, kids. I was defintely an adult when I went to Wrestlemania II at Nassau Coliseum. Hey, we all have different ways to get entertained. So, I may have spent a good portion of the 80's and maybe even 90's watching wrestling. There, I admitted it.


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I hate to admit this, but I've recently gotten back into watching WWE.


But anyway, Hulk, Roddy Piper, Rick Flair and Hacksaw Jim Dugan were where it was at.


Tito Santana baby.


Tito almost made my list but was cut out at the last minute to make room for Chris Jericho's dreamy smile.


Some old-school rasslers for ya:

* Rufus R. Jones -- Mr. Head Butt

* Baron Von Rovsky (sp?) -- He of the iron claw grip

* Harley "Mad Dog" Race (or "Handsome" Harley Race, depending on your era)

* Bo Bo Brazil -- perfected the flying airplane spin

* Dick the Bruiser


Who remember Wrestling at the Chase


Rowdy Roddy Piper was my fav.

And I used to like Jesse the Body's 'colorful' commentary on the matches.


Ya gotta have Jerry "The King" Lawler. Anybody who dropped Andy Kauffman on his head is OK by me...


i wasn't allowed to watch wrestling. or threes company.

wrestling was violent and threes company was "suggestive."

and i turned into a fighting drunk whore. ah the irony.



i win


In no particular order, Rock and Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson),Hacksaw Jim Dugan, Ric Flair, The Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes, Ultimate Warrior, Ricky Steamboat . . .and that's just who I can remember. There were so many and it was so long ago.


You've missed some of the best... Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Michael Hayes, The Great Kabuki, several of the Von Erichs, Taz when he was with ECW.

I'll even include The Sandman, but only because I got to see Foley break an aluminum skillet on his face. He hit him so hard the handle snapped. It made the coolest Bugs Bunny kind of sound upon impact. At first I thought that it was a great work... until Sandman started to turn blue because he had quit breathing. Good times.


Ultimo fucking Dragon.


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