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2 hours ago, UK Kat Von D said:

Who was the last WWE wrestler who had a signature match they specialised in or any kind of gimmick match they were associated with? I can think of anyone over the past few years who I would think is the best at HIAC. Hardy is the best at Ladder matches and Kofi does best in Rumbles (although he can’t win them.) Who is the guy best at hardcore matches? 
The switch to yearly events rather than using matches when needed is probably to blame, but it’s something I think is missing from the current roster. 

Very early doors hit Wyatt and the Firefly fun house might become. I could see them having a handful of those. 

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22 minutes ago, ElCece said:

Very early doors hit Wyatt and the Firefly fun house might become. I could see them having a handful of those. 

I’m still not entirely sure what a Firefly Fun House match is 

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Michael Hayes was 36 when he started as Dok Hendrix. That's me next year. And I think I'll look as old. 

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On a similar note: Harvey Wippleman was 25 years old when he debuted in WWE, 26 when he was involved in the main event of WrestleMania.

It must have been the thick beard, unusual attire, and raspy voice which made me assume he was an old man at that time. 

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8 hours ago, PowerButchi said:

Michael Hayes was 36 when he started as Dok Hendrix. That's me next year. And I think I'll look as old. 

Crazy! He looked 45 in the 80s!

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To add to the Dok Hendrix, Harvey Whippleman theme, Earthquake was 26 here when he debuted in the WWF as a "fan out of the crowd" for the Dino Bravo push up angle with the Ultimate Warrior.

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People just looked older in the 80s.  It's weird.

I recall watching one of the first Rumbles a while back, probably 90 or 91 and it just looks like a parade of old men coming out, but then you do a bit of research and even though they all look 40-50, most of them are about 25-35.  Even Okerlund is only 46 in that photo above.  He looks at least 60.

Jimmy Hart does actually look his age in that photo, but he looks the same now, so you can't base anything on his appearance.

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It's not just a wrestling thing, I don't think. You might have seen this before but it's the England U21 squad from 1978. Hardly any of them look under 30.

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I'm absolutely obsessed with John Tenta's age. He was younger than I am now when he was in the Dungeon of Doom.

He was 37 in the Gimmick Battle Royal. That's 5 years younger than AJ Styles. A year older than Braun Strowman. Younger than Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz or Asuka.  And so on.

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4 hours ago, dopper said:

On a similar note: Harvey Wippleman was 25 years old when he debuted in WWE, 26 when he was involved in the main event of WrestleMania.

It must have been the thick beard, unusual attire, and raspy voice which made me assume he was an old man at that time. 

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He had just turned 21 when he debuted in Memphis managing Tugboat. Still looks around 40 and straight into a feud with Lawler on the first show

 

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Buzz Sawyer wins the born old prize. During the Last Battle of Atlanta he was only something like 24.

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