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Solie's Wrestling Newsletter
Special 21st Century Edition
The Century's Greatest Wrestler The results of our End of the Century Poll
and Tag Team
As Chosen by Solie's Readers
Volume 5, Issue 540 - January 12, 2000
Editor's Note: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the literally thousands of readers who responded to our End of the Century poll. Altogether we received over 2500 votes split among about 10 to 12 nominees in each of the two catagories. I have compiled the data and in this Special Edition we will not only find out who the Greatest Singles Wrestler and Greatest Tag Team are but will explore the reasons behind your choices..
Solie's End of the Century Poll Results From the beginning of the voting until the very end, there never was any real question concerning the winners of this poll. The Singles wrestler and the Tag Team who won left all of their competiton in the dust.
But before we get to them, lets talk about the runners-up and the also-rans.
In the Singles Wrestler catagory, the first runner-up was decisive in his hold on second place, but not overwhelming. With 11% of the votes, the man who, with Vince McMahon, Jr. changed the face of wrestling in the early 80's won the honor by a mere two percentage points over his nearest rival.
First Runner Up - Singles Wrestler
In the Tag Team catagory, things were quite a bit muddy for the second place, and in fact there was a tie for that position with only a few votes difference putting both teams in the same perentage. On the other hand, the gulf between the first runners-up and the overall winner was vast. With only 5% of the vote each, an old-school team from the past and another old-school team from the more recent past took the honors.
First Runners Up - Tag Teams
(in order of voting)
Dick the Bruiser/Crusher
Arn Anderson/Tully Blanchard
The second runner-up in the Singles catagory was far ahead of his nearest competition. He held the WWWF Heavyweight Title for more then 7 years straight in the 60's, then came back in the 70's and held it again for 3 and a half years. The man who singlehandedly made the World Wide Wrestling Federation the largest single North American promotion in the 60's and sold out the mecca of pro-wrestling, Madison Square Garden, time and time again was solidly in third place with 9% of the votes.
Second Runner Up - Singles Wrestler
The second runners-up in the Tag Team catagory, was again a tie and both were barely edged out by the runners-up named above. In this case both teams received exactly the same number of votes. With 4% each, these two teams represented some of the best of the mid-eighties and the best of the late-eighties/early ninties.
Second Runners Up - Tag Teams
The Rock & Roll Express
The Steiner Brothers
Honorable Mention in the Singles catagory, which includes wrestlers who received 2% or more of the vote included:
Honorable Mention - Singles
(in order of voting)
Lou Thesz (5%)
Bret Hart (5%)
Andre the Giant (3%)
Shawn Michaels (3%)
Verne Gagne (2%)
Gorgeous George (my own personal choice - 2%)
Buddy Rogers (2%)
Sting (the old, blonde one - 2%)
In the Tag Team catagory, the following are awarded Honorable Mention - all received approximately 3% of the vote:
Honorable Mention - Tag Teams
(in order of voting)
The Hart Foundation
The British Bulldogs
Gene & Ole Anderson
The Midnight Express (Condrey/Eaton)
The Midnight Express (Lane/Eaton)
And now for the winners.
With 36% of the all the votes tallied in the competition for the Greatest Wrestler of the 20th Century, there was simply no contest. The kiss stealin', limosine ridin', party 'till he drops, 21 time (by some counts) Heavyweight Wrestling Champion of the World. The one and only...
The Greatest Singles Wrestler of the 20th Century
"The Nature Boy", Ric Flair
Surprisingly outpolling the Nature Boy with 54% of the votes in the Tag Team catagory was undoubtedly the most dominant tag team of the 80's and going into the early 90's. The only team who won the World Tag Team Titles in the WWF, NWA and AWA (and my personal choice as well):
The Greatest Tag Team of the 20th Century
The Road Warriors
Readers comments on the winners... The sheer volume of the responses to my request for readers to express their feelings as well as voting was overwhelming. Here are just a few of the more eloquent responses regarding Ric Flair and the Road Warriors:
From Jim Tacaks (who suggested this poll, thanks Jim!):
Singles Wrestler: The Nature Boy Ric Flair has spent the last 27 years entertaining us in and out of the ring. 14 Times World Heavyweight Champion. Leader of the most elite group in professional wrestling, The Four Horseman. Some of the most legendary matches in the history of the sport vs. Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race, Dory Funk, Terry Funk. From Charlie Harvell:
Tag Team: The Road Warriors are the most storied tag team in the history of this great sport. The only AWA, NWA, WWF tag team champions. Masters of the real WarGames, Scaffhold matches and so on. Legendary matches with The Four Horseman, Midnight Express, to name a few. Newer fans to this sport will never know the power, the force and the greatness of the most storied tag team in the entire history of this great sport, Ladies and Gentleman.... I present to you, Hawk and Animal, The Road Warriors.
Well, it's good to see so many early votes going to Ric Flair. You knew all along he would be my choice. I was watching Flair wrestle long before I ever heard of Hulk Hogan. Flair was the consummate wrestler. Skill, stamina, work ethic, and he could work the crowd better than any. Other candidates for for wrestler of the century, IMO would have to be(in this order) Bob Backlund - skill, stamina, and he always seemed to come back to take the title. Lou Thesz - shooter, really a tough guy. Harley Race - because he and Flair took it to each other all over the globe. Dory Funk, Jr. - another technical, tough guy. Ricky Steamboat - flashy, flamboyant, good technical skills. From Freeze89:
I've got to agree with the majority again. Road Warriors as tag team of the century. Main reason is that when you would hear their theme music start to play, you knew someone was going to get their booty kicked. My other candidates were - The Midnight Express - Eaton, Condrey and/or Lane, The Rock and Roll Express, Ivan and Nikita Koloff, Gene and Ole Anderson.
I think the greatest singles wrestler is without a doubt Ric Flair. He has had much charisma. He could get either a heel pop or face pop, whichever he wanted. He could wrestle 60 min matches.(you'll never see that today) While he is certainly way beyond his prime now. I do believe he is the greatest of this century From Pork Chop Cash:
The greatest tag team of the century would be the Road Warriors. I only wish I had seen more of their matches. They were tremendous together. They could always get the crowd (whether they be face or heel) and the could wrestle efficiently.
Tag-team Wrestlers: Road Warriors. They defined tag-team wrestling during the 80's, being the first team to win the then 3 major titles in North America (AWA,NWA,WWF). From their legendary rush entrance to the top-rope cannon finish, they usually don't just win each of their matches, they dominate. They were so into the tag-team milieu, they even tagged off verbally during interviews, which at the time were the most gruesome. You'd think that they "Snacked on danger, dined with death". From Jeffry:
I must agree with Jim Takacs. The best all time singles wrestler is 27 year veternan Ric Flair. With the original four horseman and even on his own, no one has entertained us better over the years. Not even The Hulkers...and I am a true Hogan mark. From Russel:
The Tag-Team is more difficult to choose, but if you think of a team that has lasted the test of time and could still perform with the right storyline, you would have to go with The Legion of Doom, The Road Warriors. No team in history came out of the box and ran with the ball like they did, and almost 20 years later, people still want to seem them perform........
My vote for Greatest Singles Wrestler would have to be Ric Flair. Flair in my opionion made wrestling fun to watch. I know that Gorgeous George started the flamboyant character, but Flair mastered it. Flair has numerous titles, but he has made alot of wrestlers look a lot better than they actually were. And that is why Ric Flair is the greatest. From LF:
My vote for Greatest TagTeam would have to be the Road Warriors. There have always been muscular men in the sport of wrestling but the vicious and ruthless way that the Road Warriors just ran over opponents was just awe inspiring.
I have to say Ric Flair... although Hogan brought wrestling to where it is popularity wise ( which I actually see as a BAD THING... I mean, come on... look what is happening to this "sport")... Flair had been doing it before Hogan came along, and was a very popular "name" in the business... and he has carried it well over the years, although he is in limbo now... and although he had a "gimmick" as the Nature Boy, he would have ALL types of matches - quick, 60-minute man contests, cage, technical, brawl, etc... he is truly the MASTER... From Curt:
for the Tag Team... (ones that I have seen) without a doubt - THE ROAD WARRIORS... and the REAL fans know which Road Warriors I am talking about... the ones who who annihilated everyone in their path... although history says that Bruiser & Crusher were also quite a nasty pair...
If you want the bottom line of a poll of the century.......... For the Singles, its The Nature Boy Ric Flair. Some of your readers have said 27 years, 14 titles.... How could I add more. From Matt Benaka:
Tag Team? As i heard Dusty Rhodes call these people oh so many years ago... The Brothers of the Road. Hawk and Animal, The Road Warriors...... Simply the Best.... Enough Said.
Hawk & Animal (The Road Warriors/The Legion of Doom) Wherever they went, they won the gold. AWA World Tag Team Champion, NWA World Tag Team Champions, World Tag Team Champions in Japan. WCW is the only place I can think of where they competed and didn't win the straps. However, that was the Bischoff era of tag wrestling. They kicked ass and took no prisoners. Revolutionized tag wrestling. From Charles:
I thought about guys I'd never seen like Frank Gotch, Strangler Lewis, and Gorgeous George. I considered guys I had seen like Lou Thesz, Bruno Sammartino, Shawn Michaels, and Hulk Hogan. But when it came down to one person, all I have to say is WHHHOOOOOOOOO!!! Ric Flair could have held his own in any pro wrestling era and excelled. Flair was the perfect champion in the days where the champ had to travel from territory to territory taking on the top star of the local promotions, and he turned in great performances every time he stepped foot in the ring. The guy would wrestle Kerry Von Erich in Dallas, Dusty Rhodes in Georgia, Ricky Steamboat in Carolina, and Harley Race in St. Louis-all within a matter of days! From Chris:
It is tough to go against the Road Warriors for tag team honors. They really did revolutionize tag team wrestling and even had an impact on the way wrestlers look today (face paint replacing masks). Whenever the first ominous chords of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" played, you knew someone was in for a butt kicking. It is ironic that their amazing dominance of the tag team scene was slowed by none other than Vince McMahon. Anybody remember Rocco the Dummy?
Wrestler of the last 100 Years- I'm tempted to say Lou Thesz but I have to give it to RIC FLAIR. Ric Flair was (or should I say is?) the perfect blend of skill, charisma, and plain old entertainment to satisfy both the older fans who are interested in wrestling and younger fans who are interested in attitude. In other words, Flair would have drawn just as well as he does today if he was in his prime in the 1920's. From john b:
Tag Teams I'm not sure, but I think I'll have to go with the LEGION OF DOOM. I don't know much about the tag teams, so they're my choice because they were so dominant and fans adored them. Basically every tag title invented was won by them (at least by Hawk), and they were great power wrestlers.
The best tag team bar none: THE ROAD WARRIORS!!!! If you never seen them, you'll never know how mighty they are. The Legion of Doom were the team to beat. They would take on anybody and take on any match. Hawk and Animal are just monsters. Chicago street fight matches were always unforgettable. In recent years the WWF made them look cheesy with lame story lines and such. Early 80's when you heard the beginning of Sabbath's Iron Man you knew all hell was gonna break loose. To quote Hawk, "OOOOOooooHHHHHHH What a Rush.
And what readers had to say about some of the other nominees... Many of the people who didn't vote for the winners also expressed heartfelt praise for their favorites. Here are some samples:
From Nick Dowd:
Hands down, the best Single wrestler is Hulk Hogan. I know I am going to get flak for this, but where would wrestling be without him? Answer me that. He gave us reason to watch WWF for a good 10 years in the 80-90's and still gives us reason to watch. Flair is noble, But Hogan is Immortal. From Swonkdiggy:
the best single is hard to decipher. there are the obvious selections of hogan and flair, but may i also suggest nominees such as the junk yard dog or andre the giant. easy to overlook because hogan and flair have remained in the game a long time, and because jyd and andre have both passed, jyd and andre the giant were pioneers of the game. From BBell:
as for tag team, i would have to say the hart foundation. they are often overlooked, but nobody does it better, nuff said
I have to say that the greatest singles wrestler would be Old Sting, the bleach blond that went crazy. He could get the crowd into it and stay there for an hour. The matches he had with Flair during Clash of the Champions are classic, it's too bad that Nitro doesn't have great matches that last over 10 minutes. Nitro would also get a big jump in ratings if they brought back old Sting ala Hulkamania a few months ago. Best Tag Team for me would either be the Hart Foundation or the British Bulldogs, they were both awesome and the matches they had together were even greater, they would destroy any tag team out there now. From dlbdeb:
Singles - (Tie) From RotSman:
Lou Thesz - because he actually was the greatest wrestler of the century
Ric Flair - because he was the greatest showman of the century and also a great wrestler
Tag Team - The Assassins - No competition. The Assassins dominated tag team wrestling from the 60's until the late 70's. They were both great scientific wrestlers, were both incredibly talented at cheating, worked smoothly as a team, and met and defeated all of the top teams of their day.
Note that my perspective only goes back as far as 1985, when "Hulk Hogan's Rock & Wrestling" was around.... =) From Pork Chop Cash:
Greatest Singles Wrestler: Gotta go with Hulk Hogan. He didn't originate, but he did innovate. For runner-up, Chris Jericho, whose mic skills are augmented by his great in-ring ability.
Greatest Tag Team: The Mega-Powers. While Hogan and Savage have a hate/hate relationship, they are two of the best performers in at least the latter part of the 20th century.
Wrestler of the Century: Frank Gotch. He was the consummate villain wrestler from a time when wrestling was real. He defeated the best from all around the world, using his favorite move the eye gouge. One time before his World title match vs. George Hackenschmidt, Frank had one of his friends join George's camp for the sole purpose of injuring him. Now that was the most villainous move I ever heard in wrestling. From Blassie:
Best Modern-Day Wrestler: Bret Hart. Although he is not even the most naturally talented in his own family, he developed into a complete wrestler. He deserved all of the titles he gained. The Hart Foundation was the only team that can legitimately rival the Road Warriors in terms of supremacy. Then he became a multiple-singles champion in WWF and WCW. As a coda for his career, he even outsmarted Goldberg. No wonder nWo wanted him so badly.
Best Face: Ricky Steamboat. During a time in which a wrestler would frequently alternate between heel and face, Steamboat never wavered. During his career, he performed each match with honor. He had classics with Randy Savage, Ric Flair and many others. His last match, with Steve Austin, was a great ending to his too-short career.
Best Heel: Steve Austin. He does the heel role so well, fans cheer him for it. I call him a heel not because of the pop he gets, but because of his treacherous and vile way of handling business. What is fascinating about his version of the heel role is that he doesn't do it by showing cowardice, as many people in heel roles usually do. Instead, he shows sheer arrogance and contempt for his opponent and anyone who stands in his way. It is that arrogance and never quitting to satisfy his opponent that ultimately turned the fans to his side. His "Austin 3:16" comment after winning King of the Ring also established himself as the ultimate anti-hero.
Best Entertainer: Michael Jack Foley. Yes, better than Gorgeous George, better than Hulk Hogan. It is amazing that he can take all the bumps that he have taken, participate in all those type of blood-curdling matches, and still be the best at interview of his time. His sketches of when he "lost his memory" after a match with Big Van Vader, though could have been made hokey by any other wrestler, became instead a showcase of Mick Foley's brilliance. He is the only person I know who can play multiple personalities for real and not be considered crazy. The Rock evidently learned from Foley about how to sell a match and an interview. I hope after he retires, he gets acting roles. He deserves it more than Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.
The most influential pro wrestler of the century would have to be Superstar Billy Graham. The man was simply ahead of his time. However, I would agree with the choice of Ric Flair as the wrestler of the century because he was able to dominate and perform at a high level for around 20 years even as pro wrestling itself evolved. That is the one area which gives him the edge over Sammartino. From Matt Benaka:
The best tag team of the century was probably the first version of the Wild Samoans as managed by Captain Lou. They are one of the few tag teams that was an absolute joy to watch. Captain Lou was the greatest tag team manager of all time and this was his finest team.
Editor's Note: Blassie later changed his vote for Best Singles Wrestler to Andre the Giant
Frank Gotch was one of the men who created the theater of the squared circle which we enjoy on Monday Nights all around the country. Furthermore, the man was an awesome world champion. During one of his reigns, he retired as world champion. Years later, he came back and reclaimed his title. Definately deserving of the honor. From Derick:
Lou Thesz was the last unified world heavyweight champion our sport saw. When wrestling was getting big with the advent of TV, Lou was right there to show the people what a real wrestler looks like. Lou held many world titles and did so for many, many years. Lou was a hooker; meaning that you count on him to win the match even if his opponent tried to shoot the match. Lou knew every trick and wasn't afraid to break someone's leg if they tried to swerve him.
Both of these men carried our sport on their shoulders and are more than deserving for the honor of wrestler of the century. I wonder if they would have carried wrestling if they knew what it would become.
Best tag team is hard for me. I have to list four teams, and Earl can either count a vote for each, or pick one of them.
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood - These were the prime years of both of their careers. Every match was the best you'd seen after Steamboat and Youngblood finished. Couple their talent with the number of NWA World Tag Team Titles they held, and they are deserving.
Hawk & Animal (The Road Warriors/The Legion of Doom) - Wherever they went, they won the gold. AWA World Tag Team Champion, NWA World Tag Team Champions, World Tag Team Champions in Japan. WCW is the only place I can think of where they competed and didn't win the straps. However, that was the Bischoff era of tag wrestling. They kicked ass and took no prisoners. Revolutionized tag wrestling.
Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner (The Steiner Brothers) - Like the LOD, these brothers captured gold everywhere they went. WWF, WCW, NWA, IWGP; it really didn't matter. They were the only team to hold the WCW World Tag Team, WCW United States Tag Team, and IWGP World Tag Team Titles simultaneously. I'll always wonder what they could have done to the record books if Big Poppa Pump hadn't left the team.
Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard - The first team to have held NWA and WWF World Tag Team Titles. Technical wrestlers and tough as hell. Horsemen to the bone.
SINGLES- Hulk Hogan is the greatest singles wrestlers by far. He has held the world title numerous times in both the the WWF and the WCW. Plus he held them for quite some time each time he held one. How many people can say that? Well besides Ric Flair who who be my second choice. The reason Hogan gets my vote instead of Flair is because he was always a little more exciting then Flair was. Other candidates (Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Sting, and Bret Hart) From Ariel A. Cardona:
1) Hulk Hogan (as much as I hate to admit it, but he, along with Vinnie Mac, changed this industry for ever) From RFiel:
2) Shawn Michaels (he's the wrestling version of Sandy Koufax. He hasn't -or hadn't been- as long as some of your picks, but from what he's done, he's done it all)
3) Ric Flair (he was the first American wrestler whom I saw that stuck me to wrestling. His persona it's still awesome. I took some points from him because of his latest years, but he's still the man
1) The Steiners: People talk about the Roadies, but THESE guys have the complete package and made it big in America and overseas.
2) The Hart Foundation: The smartest and well-balanced tag team ever.
3) Blanchard and Anderson: The second smartest and the toughest guys you'd ever meet
My favorite singles wrestler would have to be Harley Race. In this day where musclemen and ill-legit finishing moves rule the industry, not to mention the mic-work that takes up sixty percent of the show, you really have to appreciate a man like Race. He looked like a common man who could flat out beat you. His moves were very realistic, his diving headbutts would be to the opponent's head, his kneedrop would be either on the head or throat. And he could wrestle when he wanted to. He was also very strong, as getting Andre into a full body slam points out. As far as wrestling goes, Race is my pick. From Travis Beck:
Hulk Hogan is has been the biggest player in the game ever he raised the standard for sports entertaiment forever . Love him or hate Him you cant deny what hes done . From David King:
I think in the breath with Hogan The Outsiders get the notch as tag team
The NwO change the world of wrestling forever and helped bring it to its current place in our cluture Hall and Nash started the NwO and have ran the tag division whenever they felt like it
My vote for the greatest singles wrestler has to be a tie between Rip "The Profile" Hawk and Magnum TA. Rip was the one you loved to hate and he always took it to the max. When he'd ride the back of his opponent and 'rip' his mouth everbody would go "OHHHHH that's gotta hurt!". Magnum took on all comers and his best matches, by far, were against Nikita Koloff. From john b:
For tag teams, again a tie.... Rip Hawk and Big Swede Hanson and the Andersons (Gene and Ole). Both of these teams ruled the NWA during there times there. OH for the good old days.
The best singles wrestler in my view will always be Dick the Bruiser. Not a big man , but he would demolish anyone who got in his way. Others would do what ever they could to slow him down, but it was fruitless he would just kick their ass. And when he teamed up with the Crusher look out. You had to knock him out to win, plain and simple. From Christian Fann:
My pick on the greatest wrestler of the last 100 years would no doubt have to be. From Josh Cuthbert:
Shawn Michaels: Personally i like Bret Hart better but i think Michaels all around was a better athlete. Shawn gave it all to this sport, even wrestling injured on various occasions. He rose to the top of the WWF Like no other superstar besides Steve Austin, did what no other man did by winning all 4 major singles titles. Shawn Michaels had great Mic skills which is essential in the wrestling business, And he just knew how to put and keep butts in seats. A constant performer.
Tag team greatest
Harlem Heat: These guys were in WCW and just plain and simple destroyed the tag scene, they set a standard in WCW that few teams can even hold a candle too. Winning 9 WCW Tag team belts, Harlem Heat in my opinion Tag team of the century.
My pic for the all-around wrestler of the century would have to be Bret Hart, for the simple reason that he always seemed to be on a down-to-earth level with the fans. He didn't have the superhuman presence of Hulk Hogan, the larger-than-life charisma of Ric Flair, or the marketing sense of Steve Austin, he was just a normal guy who went out, won titles, and had hundreds of thrilling matches in the process. As far as technical wrestling skills were concerned, Bret was second to none. As far as success is concerned, he's the only wrestler in history to have won the top two titles of each major fed. And as far as marketability is concerned, he basically held the WWF on his back in the years between Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin. From Ben:
Tag Team of the century would have to go to either the Road Warriors and the Steiners. To be honest, I really can't decide between them so call it a draw. They were the two main reasons tag teams gained massive credibility and popularity and the 80's, and no other teams have really been able to get it right since.
..undoubtedly Hulk Hogan...for the sheer emotionalism, widespread draw and popularity...despite his many incarnations and transformations over the years his image as the mythic Ameican hero remained basically intact....others followed him. Oh sure, there were better technicians but Hulk was wrestling's everyman. From David Bitet:
Since I'm limiting my choices to wrestlers I've actually seen, I'll go with Bob Backlund as my top wrestler. He mastered the "no gimmick" gimmick and made it work for 6 years, taking on whatever colourful loudmouths Blassie, Albano and the Wizard threw at him. He could go 60 minutes with Don Muraco or Greg Valentine. He could wrestle a technical match with Bob Orton or Adrian Adonis (pre Flower Shop days). Or he could brawl with Stan Hansen or Ivan Koloff. Although he was knocked for rarely straying out of the north east territory run by Vince Sr, when he did he took on the best. He wrestled AWA champ Nick Bockwinkle and NWA champs Harley Race & Ric Flair and went to Japan to wrestle Antonio Inoki. Finally, when he came back his to feud with Bret Hart, he was able to match Hart move for move, which not many people Hart's own age could do. From Don(not quick;sudden)Trubey
As for top tag team, I'll go with the Fabulous Freebirds. The originals of Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts. They didn't last as long or travel to as many territories as the Road Warriors did, but for a time they were just as devastating. And the innovation of having any 2 of the 3 wrestle a match is something that no other team (Demolition, Triad, etc.) has been able to copy successfully for any length of time.
My pick for greatest single competitor is Dory Funk Jr. His wrestling skills were some of the best ever and his endurance in grueling matches was unbelievable. He could scientifically out maneuver an opponent as well hold his own in a "Pier Six Brawl." Dusty Rhoades brought great color; Andre the Giant was larger than life;Ric Flair has been a great wrestling champ; but Dory still gets my vote. As for tag team champs, Jack and Jerry Brisco, though not immense in stature,were pound for pound,two of the most talented wrestlers I've had the pleasure of seeing.
And one more quick vote for the DEAN of wrestling announcers: GORDON SOLIE!! I was priveleged to grow up watching Championship Wrestling From Florida, and in my book this will always stand as the Premiere wrestling show of all time thanks to Gordon's truely unique style. Thanks Mr. Solie.
And there you have it.
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