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Oct 20, 2006

austin 3:16 says shut up. shut hte fuck up. where is my beer. i need hel

you only get one favorite pick carefuly. if you name more than one or try to cheat with categories i will write your name on a piece of paper and set it on fire dont gently caress with me. i think this will help people discover and remember cool things about wrestlers we like. mma fighters are eligible too. and then make a tribute post about them gifs vids you want other people to see funy stories basically dedicate a post to profiling your favorite wrestler

my favorite wrestler is toru yano

look at his success

toru yano is less a pro wrestler and more of a force of nature. he is what he is and there is zero need for him to change.

he is a business man who wants to sell his dvd

he wants to show you his amateur prowess. cheating whenever he can.

STONE COLD 64 fucked around with this message at Jun 12, 2018 around 07:24


Jan 9, 2008

We All Live In Kawalimus' House

Jan 16, 2007

Grimey Drawer

All time? Taker. Full time active? Ambrose.

I'll make a big old effortpost with videos and poo poo in the next few days if people would like to see it.

May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?

My all time favorite? I'm tempted to say Ric Flair but it's gotta be Stone Cold Steve Austin. I've never seen anything before or after him that compares to just how incredibly over he was, even beyond the insanity that was Hulkamania in the 80s. Yeah there were better wrestlers, better brawlers, better technicians, and arguably better promos both before, during and after his run, but he had some magic intangible "it" that made it impossible for me to take my eyes off of him and just puts him on a different level to everybody else.

Maybe it's helped by the fact his run on top was so short by comparison to others, but goddamn he packed a lot into that timeframe.

Max Coveri
Dec 23, 2015

Tommy Dreamer.

Jul 9, 2012

Nonsense. I have not yet begun to defile myself.

Randy Savage. That guy was "pro wrestling" unlike anyone else.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Is it a Pittsburgh fan?
Is it a Denver fan?
Who can say?

Rob Conway

SG Bamboo
Aug 21, 2013

I will never shake your hand.


My favourite wrestler is Minoru Suzuki. I never really watched WWF during the attitude era, as I was firmly a WCW kid when I was able to rent the videos, and then moved on to early TNA and CZW/ROH/CHIKARA in the mid 2000s. I got into Japan through Dragon Gate, but nothing really caught my attention until I saw MiSu vs Tanahashi at King of Pro Wrestling, and later Suzuki vs Yuji Nagata at WK7 (because who doesn't like two old men beating the hell out of each other). MiSu is one of the only guys that I will make sure to watch everything he does in any promotion I can find, and even when he's wrestling people like Mecha Mummy I can suspend my disbelief because he's such a great character. Plus he's a great influence on Zack Sabre Jr., who I also enjoy.

Look at this handsome motherfucker

P.S He's also got time for the ladies.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with

Chris Jericho has been my one of my favorites since like 1996, and 22 years later is my hands-down favorite. That he continues to be a great performer after all that time is amazing to me.

May 27, 2004

In every dream home a heartache

Rob Van Dam is the guy who got me back into pro wrestling in the 90s right before the peak of the Monday Night Wars, and he will always hold a special place for me, even though I did eventually drop back out of things before his rise (and fall) in WWE. Although Akira Hokuto and Manami Toyota are the ones that put me on the viewing path I would later go, RVD put my proverbial butt in the seat in the first place.

Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

Ask me this 10 years ago and I probably say it's Bryan Danielson. Ask me 11 years ago & I probably say Chris Benoit but while I still completely enjoy watching him it's still not hard for all that to hang over him, he was a horrible dude even by wrestling's standards. Ask me when I started watching wrestling & it's The Ultimate Warrior.

But you've asked me now rather than in the past. So I guess I have to say it's Daniel Bryan. He's obviously really quite good in ring, but he's also still got that powerful underdog vibe, he's been a terrific heel in the past, he's able to do comedy and the dude is over unlike anyone in years. How much I enjoy him was just summed up by the fact that the rumours of his return was able to get me hyped for the WWE at a time where I am just totally burned out on it. He's really good and just likeable.

Oct 15, 2004

What happened to my manners? I haven't properly introduced myself.

Fan of Britches

Modern: Daniel Bryan

All-time: Stone Cold Steve Austin

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010

its the big dog

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012

Hiromu Takahashi. He's still learning and keeps getting better but the guy is magical. He reminds me a lot of Daniel Bryan in the ring, super fast with a really stiff style that is magical to watch even if it will kill him someday. He also has a really fun gimmick and has a lot of style. His matches with Dragon Lee are always great because those 2 try to kill each other everytime they get in a ring together. Just look at this great boy.

Aug 8, 2006

team starslay3r!!!!!!

Another Person posted:

its the big dog

Jul 25, 2016


Stone Cold Steve Austin

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Is it a Pittsburgh fan?
Is it a Denver fan?
Who can say?

A really obscure japanese guy you've never heard of but I could show you some tapes

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010

All time, it's Eddie Guerrero. He was such a great all around performer and once he turned heel in WCW, he seemed to have permanently shifted gears into greatness.

Active, it's Daniel Bryan. I've been following his career a long time and he's been incredible pretty much the entire time.

Jenkem Delivery
Feb 8, 2005

Death created time to grow the things that it would kill

Ahora? Pasé lo qué pasé. Al final, no pasa nada. Es el toro blanco, tú pinche pendejo.

Jenkem Delivery fucked around with this message at Jun 11, 2018 around 17:06

Shima Honnou
Dec 1, 2010

The Once And Future King Of Detroit

College Slice

Jake the Snake, like come on no contest.

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Jul 25, 2007

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Aesop Poprock
Oct 21, 2008

Grimey Drawer

Bryan Danielson by far. He was my favorite since I bought the first round robin dvd in 2002 from an fye when I was still buying whatever wrestling dvds I could as a young teenager with a part time job delivering Pepperidge farm cookies with my grandpa and working at Panera bread, and I’d never seen wrestling like what he did. Watching him turn into the best wrestler in the world in 2006 and seeing his career progress and watching him overcome WWEs prejudices and pettiness to steal the show twice at WM30. His retirement speech was incredible and although I’m not a huge fan of how they’re treating him currently he’s still my favorite ever. HBK second and Flair third

Jul 27, 2010

Used to be Steve Austin but these past couple of years it's become independent wrestling star, Kenny Omega.

Oct 20, 2006

austin 3:16 says shut up. shut hte fuck up. where is my beer. i need hel

Mel Mudkiper posted:

A really obscure japanese guy you've never heard of but I could show you some tapes

show us we want t;o see

May 6, 2002

I wanted to change my avatar but I didn't have a good title so I wanted to say suck it hot dogs are sandwiches

Jenkem Delivery posted:

Ahora? Pasé lo qué pasé. Al final, no pasa nada. Es el toro blanco, tú pinche pendejo.

This one is mine also

fart blood
Sep 13, 2008

Probably Artie Lange

Dangerous Person
Apr 4, 2011

Not dead yet

Chris Jericho. I will make an effort post after I remember that I posted in this thread

Vince MechMahon
Jan 1, 2008

All time? HBK. Active? Omega.

Mar 7, 2003


Cesaro. Incredible in ring performer and he's the only one in wrestling whose big "feats of strength" spots actually impress me. I don't particularly care for Sheamus and I wish they would break up and Cesaro would get a legit push finally.

All time my favorite growing up was Owen Hart. After he died my favorite was Chris Benoit. I have stopped calling people my favorite since then.

Fentry fucked around with this message at Jun 11, 2018 around 22:27

Sandman McMahon
Sep 6, 2011

Stone Cold got me hooked
X-Pac took over for a bit
Then it was Foley after his first book came out
Then it was RVD after I saw his match with Lynn on that first ECW compilation DVD
Fell outta wrestling for a bit, CM mutha fuckin Punks ROH run brought me back
That lead to the discovery of Samoa Joe, he was neck and neck with Punk for a while

After that I think I grew out of having one particular favourite, but Daniel Bryan’s big run up to WM 30 was pretty god damned special.

All time though... it’s probably Shawn Michaels. He’s a dude I can watch at pretty much any point in his career and loving love it. I’ll never forget his comeback match against Trips. Or his feud with Jericho. Or his Mania matches against Taker. Of course there’s the retirement match against Flair. And the time he FINALLY turned on Hulk after teasing it for weeks. I love the way he just stared at Hogan’s dead old man body after hitting that Sweet Chin Music.
gently caress yeah.

Also I’m going to add in one more category: my favourite “before my time” wrestler. That’s gotta be Macho. Literally no wrestler has gotten as many YouTube views out of me than he has. The way he transcends wrestling to a point that non-fans still recognize him, the voice, the name and the look. People still mark for a good “Ohhhhh Yeah!” Randy Savage loving WAS Pro Wrestling.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget these days, but Wrestling is loving awesome

super macho dude
Aug 9, 2014

All Time:

Currently Active:

Oct 10, 2005

Brock! Oh, man, I'm sorry about your...


Even if his in-ring career was incredibly unstable after 1991, Mr. Perfect would have to be my all-time favorite. Awesome in the ring, awesome on the mic, had a great look and gave us one of the best face-turns in wrestling history.

Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


bam bam bigelow

Natural 20
Sep 17, 2007

So long, Ex-Ma Fergie!

Lovin' Nick Lovin.

super macho dude
Aug 9, 2014

I change my answer, this guy is my new favorite wrestler.

John Dudebro
Dec 3, 2013

sami zayn is the best wrestler in wwe and one of the best in the world and his chase of the nxt title was the first wrestling story that gave me real emotions

Feb 15, 2012

still a threat

Shinya Hashimoto. He was this giant, Elvis impersonating honey glazed ham who was a martial artist and also was the ace of New Japan in the 90's and he fuckin' owned. Theres a G1 match from back in the day between him and Tenryu where they just smack and kick the poo poo out of each other and it's legitimately the greatest match I've ever seen.

Push El Burrito
May 9, 2006

Soiled Meat

Always and forever be my main man.

Jan 28, 2009

Shawn Michaels. I'll intellectually concede that Flair was probably better all-around at his peak, that Okada has clearly surpassed him in-ring, that Daniel Bryan is a phenomenon, and I love all of those dudes and more, but Shawn is a legit top 10 or 20 of all time dude, and he was my favourite when I was 10 and watched him beat Bret at WM12. Hell, he's about 60% of the reason Juice Robinson is pretty high on my list of active dudes I enjoy. (Actual top of that list is probably Ishii or Suzuki)


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Jul 25, 2007

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