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Toughest Wrestler of All Time?

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Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« on: May 09, 2016, 09:44:28 am »

I'd love to see Haku and Brock in a real fight!
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 09:56:35 am »

If we are talking about a "real fight", give me Ken Shamrock over any of those guys.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 10:18:03 am »

I don't think shamrock could beat any of the guys. Add Andre, Nash, Bradshaw, Steiner to the list as well.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 11:06:26 am »

Haku stories are legendary about him beating up people on the internet.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 01:46:51 pm »

Abdullah the Butcher.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 01:50:51 pm »

But to answer the original question its Haku.  Harley Race is 2nd
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2016, 06:25:54 am »

1. Haku 2. Race 3. Brock 4. Dick Slater 5. Brody or Terry Gordy
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2016, 10:32:10 am »

How anyone can have a list like this and NOT include Abby boggles the mind. or even Shiekhy Baby...

Haku and Harley Race, IMHO, are neck and neck for 2nd behind Abby.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 10:58:05 am »

Oh wait, I would put Danny Hodge just behind Haku and in front of Race
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 05:28:51 pm »

Killer Kowalski.

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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 08:19:03 am »

Race , Dirty Dutch Madel , Dick Murdock , Steve Williams  Ole Anderson
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 11:07:45 am »

How can you not include Mick Foley? 
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2016, 12:48:34 pm »

Ric Flair once said that Roddy Piper was the toughest guy in the business.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2016, 02:44:52 pm »

How can you not include Mick Foley? 

More Nuts than Tough.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2016, 07:30:13 pm »

Bruiser Brody
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2016, 08:24:20 pm »

Marc Mero
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2016, 06:45:08 am »

Terry Funk
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2016, 06:43:53 pm »

Ric Flair once said that Roddy Piper was the toughest guy in the business.

Was that before or after Kevin Nash knocked him out with an open hand slap?
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2016, 08:48:03 pm »

Tommy "Wildfire" Rich.  so ugly, he didn't care what happened to his self.  Lawler threw fire on him and improved his looks.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2016, 09:56:00 pm »

Lots of bad opinions in here. 

If we're talking about guys who could seriously hurt other people because they were tougher than the other person or stronger or whatever I don't know how you couldn't vote for Andre first.  He could throttle anyone he wanted to if he wanted to.  As far as other legendary tough guys you'd have to say Danny hodge (pound for pound toughest), bruiser Brody, and maybe mark Henry, whose size ands world class strength alone would seem to make him a pretty good hand full. 

Harley Race could thump some heads as well. 
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2016, 06:34:20 am »

Haku evenRace said he would not fight him. Brody also in World Class he  made an example out of Mark Calloway before he was thevUndertaker according to Persy Pringle. He scared Lex Luger also in the ring. Goole it! Most wrestlers say Haku.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2016, 06:50:47 am »

^^ can anyone interpret that?!
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2016, 08:26:41 am »

Maybe a Haiku poem would've been better.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2016, 10:12:55 am »

Dick the Bruiser from the old AWA. Alex Karras told a story about him that was unreal. He is supposed to have been cut by the Packers in the early 50's because he was hurting too many players. He was a beast, for real.
But, in his prime, Andre the Giant could have hurt most any pro wrestler on that list or any list. He was incredibly strong.

http://perspectivesonwrestling.blogspot.com/2007/10/dick-bruiser-vs-alex-karras-affair.html

Read about it here. And also he was defensive capt. of the Packers.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2016, 11:15:58 am »

Verne Gagne   my gosh he killed a guy when he was in his 80s
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2016, 07:44:44 pm »

Verne Gagne   my gosh he killed a guy when he was in his 80s

But the other guy was in his 90s lol
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2016, 09:48:52 am »

figured one of you guys would point that out    still it proves that the sleeper hold was not fake as I always thought.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2016, 10:12:36 am »

Anyone remember Ken Patera? At the time, one of the worlds strongest men, but slow as could be.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2016, 05:27:34 pm »

Anyone remember Ken Patera? At the time, one of the worlds strongest men, but slow as could be.
I remember him. He tore a biceps tendon in the late 80s and was never really the same. He wrestled in the old AWA.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2016, 05:32:14 pm »

Big John Studd and Maniac Mark Lewin were a couple more tough guys I remember.

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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2016, 07:19:41 pm »

Wasn't Ken Petera the guy Ric Flair was trying to be as big as at first?
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2016, 06:44:23 pm »

Andre' the Giant no doubt about it.

In an interview after Andre' passed away, Huck Hogan, who wrestled Andre', stated "No man on this earth would have ever beaten Andre' if he didn't agree to lose, he was just too big and too strong".
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2016, 07:26:55 pm »

I've read that Rick Rude knocked out a couple of guys back stage with the meanest non kayfabee open hand slap in the business at the time.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2016, 04:46:28 pm »

How does  Lou Thez get left off of a list like this.  I ounce heard Terry Funk say on the Jim Ross Podcast that the original Sheik actually hid in a bus when he found out he was booked to wrestle Lou.

I've heard too many wrestlers say that Scott Steiner was more bark than bite & that he was scared poo-less of his bro Rick and Ron Simmons.

I heard Ric Flair tell a story that Black Jack Mulligan basically bitch-slapped Harley Race and Race did nothing in return.

Don't ask Dr. David Shultz if wrestling is fake.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2016, 07:58:18 pm »

How can you not include Mick Foley? 

No doubt. 
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2016, 04:47:11 pm »

Bruiser Bob Sweetan
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2016, 03:58:04 pm »

As far as beat yo butt tough Haku, Danny Hodge, Judo Gene Lebell, Steve Williams and Billy Robinson have lots of legit W's.

Crazy guys such as Foley, Sabu, Sandman, Abby and Terry Funk are a different kind of tough.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2016, 12:45:07 pm »

How many of you remember Skandor Akbar?? His real name was Jimmy Wehba and he was among the toughest. Though Wehba's Akbar character was an evil Arabian Sheik, Wehba himself was always a true Proud Flag waving American.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2016, 05:51:15 pm »

Dick slater off the choices given

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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2017, 02:57:51 pm »

I agree with the comment about Andre. I would have to include Ox Baker in the mix (supposedly killed a man in the Orient with his "Heart Punch") but I went Bruiser Brody. Any time ... any where ... Chain Match, Cage Match, Strap Match (often resulting in terrible injury) he was the man.

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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2017, 04:39:33 pm »

I've read that Rick Rude knocked out a couple of guys back stage with the meanest non kayfabee open hand slap in the business at the time.
I think it was Sean Waltman, maybe Nash, that told a story of him (Rude)breaking a dude's jaw with an open hand slap after the guy started talking about how fake wrasslin' is.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2017, 10:39:54 am »

I think it was Sean Waltman, maybe Nash, that told a story of him (Rude)breaking a dude's jaw with an open hand slap after the guy started talking about how fake wrasslin' is.

And whooped the warrior a few times ......  Kevin Nash smacked Samoa Joe a couple of times when he did a worked shoot on scott hall in TNA
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2017, 11:50:47 am »

Bruiser Bob Sweetan

Loved it when he and Killer Karl Kox tag teamed. 


How about Duthty Woads, the Amewican Dweam?
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2017, 01:13:50 pm »

I'm just kinda wondering what Big Papa Pump did to get on this poll? I've never really heard anything about him getting into it with anyone or anything. I think Jericho has done more to be deserving than Scotty has. Don't get me wrong, I have no problems with Steiner and thought his rambling promos were hilarious in the early 2000s, and he was great as a tag wrestler, but toughest? Dunno about that.

Anyway, if Nash (who could probably be on this as well) says it's Rude or Haku, then it's gotta be Rude or Haku. Rude just had that "dont Frank with me" look to him, and Haku was a monster.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2017, 07:37:02 am »

Anyone remember Ken Patera? At the time, one of the worlds strongest men, but slow as could be.

Ken was the first man to clean 500 pounds in competition.  He couldn't quite get it overhead. 

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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2017, 02:23:22 pm »

Loved it when he and Killer Karl Kox tag teamed. 


How about Duthty Woads, the Amewican Dweam?

Yes Bruiser Bob and KKK left bodies laying in the ring.

KKK brain busted someone in Mid South on the cement.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2017, 01:21:02 am »

I can't believe you guys don't know about New Jack.

The Mass Transit incident:

" ... It involved Eric Kulas, an aspiring professional wrestler using the ring name "Mass Transit", being bladed too deeply by New Jack of The Gangstas during a tag-team match. Two of Kulas's arteries were severed, he bled profusely and passed out, and needed to be escorted out of the arena with medical attention."

The Spanish Angel Feud:

"... in the course of a match, Angel used New Jack's staple gun (which he often wore around his neck with a chain) against him, stapling him in the eye. Referees called off the match, and New Jack disappeared from the air for many months."

The Danbury Fall:

"On March 12, 2000, at the Living Dangerously pay-per-view in Danbury, Connecticut, New Jack suffered legitimate brain damage and was permanently blinded in his right eye when he and his opponent, Vic Grimes, fell around 15 feet off a scaffold, missed the tables that were supposed to absorb the force of their fall and landed on the concrete floor, with Grimes landing on New Jack's head."

He said that when he landed, brain matter came out of his nose.

Vs. Gypsy Joe:

"In April 2003, New Jack was in a memorable hardcore match with longtime wrestler Gypsy Joe. Joe was continuously no-selling New Jack. New Jack also states on a shoot interview that Joe headbutted him in the nose. This caused New Jack to legitimately attack the sexagenarian with a chain, a framed picture of his aunt, a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, and several other weapons."

That Time He Got Really Stabby:

"During the match, New Jack pulled out a metal blade from his camouflage wrestling attire, and stabbed [William Jason] Lane nine times; This action caused New Jack to receive various felony charges, including for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault to commit murder.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jack
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2017, 02:55:20 am »

I don't see how legitimately harming the guys who were putting their trust in him makes him tough. To me it says he didn't have the talent to make a name for himself. Having to resort to using weapons on people is kind of the opposite of being a real deal tough guy, it just makes him a psychopath.
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Re: Toughest Wrestlers of All Time
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2017, 01:15:27 pm »

I'm just kinda wondering what Big Papa Pump did to get on this poll? I've never really heard anything about him getting into it with anyone or anything. I think Jericho has done more to be deserving than Scotty has. Don't get me wrong, I have no problems with Steiner and thought his rambling promos were hilarious in the early 2000s, and he was great as a tag wrestler, but toughest? Dunno about that.

Anyway, if Nash (who could probably be on this as well) says it's Rude or Haku, then it's gotta be Rude or Haku. Rude just had that "dont Frank with me" look to him, and Haku was a monster.

Yeah, Big Papa Pump (Scott Steiner) is a pussycat in real life. He's actually scared of his real life brother Rick Steiner.
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