humanracer Posted July 29, 2011 Share Posted July 29, 2011 Everyone moans about the current state of wrestling but isn't it better now than in the 80s? I started watching from the early 90s but from watching DVDs and such, my summary of the 80s is: PPVs with tons of matches, with the undercard and midcard matches being of very short duration (some even just a few minutes) "monster" wrestlers who looked the part but didn't have much "in ring" skills. Obvious steroid use The top babyface (HOGAN) lacking technical wrestling skills. Hogan's matches typically ended the same way and were full of cliches. He looked the part and had a wholesome image but a lot of his matches were dire. Today we have a top babyface who has limited wrestling skills but is arguably a supsterstar. Same as the 80s then. But at least today we have a slightly better mid card and the matches are longer. Also there is less drug use. I think fans are spoiled because we had a period in the 90s were the top faces such Hart,Austin and The Rock were also top wrestlers and never usually failed to put on a great match. We also had a great pool of talent such as Michaels,Triple H and Mick Foley, all of whom excelled as both heels and faces. That golden age is over. What do you think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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