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Old 08-14-2011, 10:55 PM   #11
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Slightly off topic. Didn't Vince McMahon have a bodybuilding federation going for a while? Seems to me Lex Lugar was part of that.
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A relatively less known guy - Ahmed Johnson. At a billed height of 6'2" and a billed weight of 300 lbs, this guy was a tank. Plus, he body slammed Yokozuna too.

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Amongst the smaller wrestlers, I thought Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat had a good build.

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Another of my favorites was Kerry Von Erich ...

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Slightly off topic. Didn't Vince McMahon have a bodybuilding federation going for a while? Seems to me Lex Lugar was part of that.
McMahon's BBing federation was in direct competition with the IFBB, only he wanted steroid freaks because they draw a crowd.

When the IFBB saw McMahon's federation taking off, they responded by lowering restrictions on their own competitors... and hence the IFBB became the joke it still is today.

This is my understanding of it, at least.
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I give you Arn Anderson...



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I think Arn was, hands down, the most badass wrestler ever. He was a tank and when he said he was kicking ass, you always believed it. Stone Cold would be a close second in badassery.

The Road Warriors seemed superhumanly huge.

I remember all of the above and also:

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His battles with SteamBoat as still some of the best wrestling you will see.
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It's the biggest storyline that always works. Have the face chase the heel and never win. Makes you root for the good guy and hate the bad one.

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I really took notice to Kurt Angle's neck (or lack thereof) and wheels. Since he was a real collegiate wrestler, those things really stood out from other people.

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I can't find a good early career picture, but in the mid-80's, the AWA introduced us to a former Mr. Minnesota, Tom Zenk.
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