Paid Members IANdrewDiceClay Posted June 7, 2012 Paid Members Share Posted June 7, 2012 Read this in the Observer update, and thought it would make an interesting thread: Today on the Stoney & Bill show on Detroit sports radio, they did a show with callers on who should be the faces on the Mount Rushmore of pro wrestling. The names mentioned the most were Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Andre the Giant and Randy Savage. The hosts kept talking about how the 80s and 90s are so much better than today. There was only one mention of John Cena from a caller, but callers did bring up HHH, Undertaker and Kane. There was also one mention of Edge from a caller who said that it was one of his sons picks. Stoney said WrestleMania III was one of the most fun events he ever saw. They also played promos of Ric Flair, Savage, Ultimate Warrior and others. The hosts raved about the Flair promo. Jim Duggan got a few mentions. Very few mentions of Steve Austin. They also got into a discussion about George Steele, who before retiring to Florida, lived most of his life in Madison Heights, MI as a high school football coach If you could pick four heads, who do you think would be up on the mountain? Not necessarily 'drawing power' or anything like that. More who would you think would be the most recognisable. The Austin thing they mentioned is how I usually see it as well. Even though he was a massive star, you never near about him much from casual fans or when wrestling gets the pissed ripped out of it. You hear Rock, Hogan, Big Daddy, Undertaker, Savage and even Piper gets a mention. But to be fair thats just in this country. If I was to pick, I'd say it goes: 1. Hulk Hogan - obviously. He was in Rocky and out did Des O'Connor in the bad taste category when he was on his show. 2. The Rock - megastar who you see popping up everywhere 3. Undertaker - everyone from my grandad to his great granddaughter knows who he is, he's been around forever and he's a mainstay in wrestling. He also had a pretend Undertaker working the Empire round our way who drew more than Earthquake did over here. The mark of a big star. 4. Savage, Andre or Austin - I'm on the fence there. See who you lot say, and I'll have a think. Austin was a huge star, but Andre was super famous all over the world. Everyone knew who he was in his day. Hard to imagine now, but it wasn't just Hogan doing monster business in 87-88. Then there was an outpouring of sympathy and sadness when Macho Man died, which shocked me. Didn't realise how recognisable he was. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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