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2 minutes ago, PowerButchi said:

It annoys me when wrestlers of the time say he could have entered early UFC and pissed it. 

 

Yeah because Don Frye, Coleman, or Mark Kerr wouldn't have sent him home with his ball bag in a sling. 

These are the same people who insist he is the "hardest wrestler ever" despite them having someone on the roster who is a former UFC heavyweight champ.

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In fairness to Haku, didnt Bischoff try to work out a deal with UFC where Haku would come in and scrap with someone and Haku was like "nah, you're alright." Haku isnt the one who tends to brag about his toughness.

Steve Williams did an interview with Power Slam in 1996 talking about how he'd walk into the UFC and sort everyone out in one night or something. He was proper going with this idea he'd be in it if the money was right. This was 2 years before the Brawl for All. Imagine how badly that would have went? What they'd have done to him?

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6 minutes ago, IANdrewDiceClay said:

Steve Williams did an interview with Power Slam in 1996 talking about how he'd walk into the UFC and sort everyone out in one night or something. He was proper going with this idea he'd be in it if the money was right. This was 2 years before the Brawl for All. Imagine how badly that would have went? What they'd have done to him?

Halfway through the first round, it'd be the same spot MJF did, forcing Marko Stunt to pick his own nose and eat it.

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My favourite one is Ernest Miller ruining a meeting with a view to signing between Don Frye and Easy E by constantly telling Don he'd twat everyone in UFC including him.

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12 hours ago, IANdrewDiceClay said:

In fairness to Haku, didnt Bischoff try to work out a deal with UFC where Haku would come in and scrap with someone and Haku was like "nah, you're alright." Haku isnt the one who tends to brag about his toughness.

Steve Williams did an interview with Power Slam in 1996 talking about how he'd walk into the UFC and sort everyone out in one night or something. He was proper going with this idea he'd be in it if the money was right. This was 2 years before the Brawl for All. Imagine how badly that would have went? What they'd have done to him?

There honestly might have been a point where Williams could have done it, but it certainly wasn't in '96. Dan Severn puts Williams over strong in his book, saying that all his success in amateur wrestling (four-time All-American, NCAA tournament finalist) came when he was basically doing it on the side of his American football playing, rather than focusing on training or anything, and that he'd have been elite level if he'd focused solely on one sport. I can't remember if he held a win over Severn back in their college days or not, but Dan definitely saw him as an equal.

One thing from the Shamrock book I found funny, given how many "tough guy" stories there are from 1980s wrestlers, is that the PWFG lads were so happy for him to come and wrestle for them because the perception at the time was that American wrestlers didn't know how to fight.

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17 hours ago, King Pitcos said:

It's a difficult one now, that story. I'd say the disgusting misogyny trumps the "Haku was a hard case ladzladzladz" element these days.

Veering dangerously close to "getting outraged on other people's behalf" territory there.

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13 hours ago, Cannibal Man said:

Would love to have seen any wrestler giving it the big 'un taking part in the first 4 UFC's with the undercard nutters

SAFTA exponent Big Jon Hess from UFC 5 would have bust a nut in any pro wrestler living or dead with ease. 

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50 minutes ago, Little Johnny said:

Do you think there's a chance you've completely missed the point? The quotation marks in my first post might be a clue.

Should have left it. I think we were one post away from “Snowflakes!”

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Just now, IANdrewDiceClay said:

In fairness to Haku, didnt Bischoff try to work out a deal with UFC where Haku would come in and scrap with someone and Haku was like "nah, you're alright." Haku isnt the one who tends to brag about his toughness.

It's been years but my recollection is that WCW came to Bischoff wanting Haku who, he wasn't prepared to let them have him, but offered them Craig Pittman instead.  That though was turned down because no-one knew who he was (this was either right at the start of his career or when he was still training at the Power Plant) and they were only interested in a name wrestler.

Just now, PowerButchi said:

My favourite one is Ernest Miller ruining a meeting with a view to signing between Don Frye and Easy E by constantly telling Don he'd twat everyone in UFC including him.

Such a great storyt.  Even better when Frye is telling it himself like on the old Eyada show.

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