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* TakeThatCritics: From the very git-go, Hogan was determined to make his critics -- among them AndreTheGiant, BrunoSammartino and BobBacklund eat their words that he was nothing more than hot air. While he didn't quite accomplish it during his 1979-1981 go-around, he surely would in time ... and there were plenty of signs that he was more than capable of backing up his boasts with action.

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* TakeThatCritics: From the very git-go, Hogan was determined to make his critics -- among them AndreTheGiant, Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, BrunoSammartino and BobBacklund eat their words that he was nothing more than hot air. While he didn't quite accomplish it during his 1979-1981 go-around, he surely would in time ... and there were plenty of signs that he was more than capable of backing up his boasts with action.
14th Dec '16 6:12:27 PM thecarolinabull01
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!!! Spiros Arion (Andres Labrakis) 1966-1975, 1977-1978
* TheApprentice: To Wrestling/BrunoSammartino. They were the last-ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-us-t.html WWWF United States Tag Team Champions]].
* CarpetOfVirility
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* RedBaron: "Golden Greek".
* UnderwearOfPower


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!!! Dominic [=DeNucci=] 1967-1972, 1974-1982
* AlliterativeName
* BadassTeacher: Taught Wrestling/MickFoley, Shane Douglas and and the late Brian Hildebrand how to wrestle.
* CunningLinguist: Speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
* FinishingMove: [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning The Airplane Spin]]


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!!! Tony Garea (Anthony Garcia) 1972-present
* ActionSurvivor
* DemotedToExtra: As a WWE road agent.
* UsefulNotes/NewZealand
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: His brother, John Garea, who wrestled in the NWA.
* UnderwearOfPower


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!!! Ivan Putski (Josef Bednarski) 19761987
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Putski isn't a real Polish name.
* PecFlex
* RedBaron: "Polish Power"
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: His son Scott, who wrestled for the company in 1997 and Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1998-1999.


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!!! Mr. Saito/Masa Saito (斎藤 昌典, Saitō Masanori) 19811984
* BeardOfEvil
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* RedBaron: "Mr.".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Professor Tanaka as Mr. Fuji's tag team partner.
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: Innovated the [[SuplexFinisher Saito Suplex]].


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!!! Mikel Scicluna 19651970, 1972, 19751983
* CombatPragmatist: They don't give just anyone the name "master of the foreign object".
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A roll of coins.
* UsefulNotes/{{Malta}}
* RedBaron: "Baron".
* UnderwearOfPower


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!!! Chief Jay Strongbow (Joseph Luke Scarpa) 19701977, 19791984, 19931994
* ActionSurvivor
* CaptainEthnic
* LeotardOfPower
* RedBaron
* [[NiceHat Nice Headdress]]


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!!! Toru Tanaka (Charles "Charlie" J. Kalani, Jr.) 19671968,19691970,19711974,19771978
* AlliterativeName
* BaldOfEvil
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* RedBaron: "Professor"
* UnderwearOfPower
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14th Dec '16 3:17:21 PM thecarolinabull01
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!!! Wrestling/EddieGraham (Edward Gossett) 1959, 1960, 1964. 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)

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!!! Wrestling/EddieGraham Wrestling/EddieGilbert (Edward Gossett) 1959, 1960, 1964. 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)



!!! [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]] (James William Reiher Snuka) 1982-1985, 1989-1992

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!!! [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]] (James William Reiher Snuka) 1982-1985, 1989-1992
1989-1992, 1993, 1996, 2008, 2009
17th Oct '16 6:26:55 PM nombretomado
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Several promos from 1980 highlight this, including "Classy" Freddie Blassie noting that Hogan would one day grace the cover of large-circulation magazines (a skeptical VinceMcMahon chuckled, ''MadMagazine'' ... which actually came to pass(!)), and would one day be a movie star. Shortly thereafter, Hogan boasted of a supposed friendship with SylvesterStallone and that he was going to be a leading character in ''Rocky III''' ... and lo and behold it happened!

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Several promos from 1980 highlight this, including "Classy" Freddie Blassie noting that Hogan would one day grace the cover of large-circulation magazines (a skeptical VinceMcMahon Wrestling/VinceMcMahon chuckled, ''MadMagazine'' ...''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' ... which actually came to pass(!)), and would one day be a movie star. Shortly thereafter, Hogan boasted of a supposed friendship with SylvesterStallone and that he was going to be a leading character in ''Rocky III''' ... and lo and behold it happened!
12th Sep '16 8:55:43 AM Briguy52748
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* CurbStompBattle: Want to see Hogan in a pure squash match, where his opponents put up absolutely no resistance? Watch any of his matches from this run and you'll see plenty.

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* CurbStompBattle: Want to see Hogan in a pure squash match, where his opponents put up absolutely no resistance? Watch any of his matches from this his 1979-1981 run and you'll see plenty.


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** Also, how weird is it to see TedDiBiase cheered and Hogan booed? Hogan's first main-event caliber opponent was [=DiBiase=] (in fact, Hogan's first match at Madison Square Garden was against a clean-shaven, humble [=DiBiase=]) ... and indeed, many of these matches weren't too different than the far-more famous encounters they'd have in the late 1980s into the 1990s.
12th Sep '16 8:51:11 AM Briguy52748
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* NWordPrivileges: Anyone who has continued to follow Hogan's battle with Gawker after the release of video footage in 2015 of him using racial slurs have forgotten a promo he once cut in early 1981, in anticipation of his feud with Tony Atlas, where he called Atlas a "jungle monkey" and other racist names.

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* NWordPrivileges: Anyone who has continued to follow Hogan's battle with Gawker after the release of video footage in 2015 of him using racial slurs may have forgotten a promo he once cut in early 1981, in anticipation of his feud with Tony Atlas, where he called Atlas a "jungle monkey" and other racist names.
12th Sep '16 8:50:17 AM Briguy52748
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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, BobBacklund and Tony Atlas.
* CurbStompBattle: Want to see Hogan in a pure squash match, where his opponents put up absolutely no resistance? Watch any of his matches from this run and you'll see plenty.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Even in his heel run, it was incredibly difficult to defeat Hogan cleanly -- that is, squarely in the center of the ring and with both shoulders on the mat at the three count. Wrestling/AndreTheGiant is known to have scored one decisive pinfall win, but his most famous pinfall win during the WWWF Era -- their August 1980 match at Shea Stadium -- was disputed, as Hogan clearly kicked out of Andre's pinfall attempt (after Andre delivered his patented seated senton splash) before the three-count was registered. Tony Atlas also owns several pinfall wins over Hogan ... but all of them were Hogan placing his foot on the rope before three and the referee failing to notice.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He made his WWE debut in 1979 as a heel managed by Wrestling/FreddieBlassie and wearing ''blue'' tights, kneepads and trunks; these alternated with a singlet. And had a full head of hair. Also, his trademark use of the word "daddy" instead of "brother." And his post-match flexing would draw boos instead of huge cheers.
* FinishingMove: The nigh-infamous Leg Drop, originally used as a way for Hogan to take pressure off a dodgy knee, eventually became the finisher we all know. During his heel run, he also used a crooked-arm clothesline (the "Ax Bomber," which was his primary finisher in Japan and a secondary finisher in the United States) and the over-the-shoulder bodybreaker (which he rarely used after his face turn).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Several promos from 1980 highlight this, including "Classy" Freddie Blassie noting that Hogan would one day grace the cover of large-circulation magazines (a skeptical VinceMcMahon chuckled, ''MadMagazine'' ... which actually came to pass(!)), and would one day be a movie star. Shortly thereafter, Hogan boasted of a supposed friendship with SylvesterStallone and that he was going to be a leading character in ''Rocky III''' ... and lo and behold it happened!
** During Hogan's epic 1980 match against BobBacklund for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship (at the Philadelphia Spectrum), play-by-play announcers Dick Graham and Kal Rudman remarked that they had the feeling they were seeing a future world champion. Rudman even admitted that Hogan -- for his wrestling ability and determination to dethrone Backlund -- gained many new fans that night.
* LineOfSightName: In his Terry Boulder days he was being interviewed alongside Lou Ferrigno. The host looked at them and proclaimed Boulder was "bigger than [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]]!" The name stuck for the rest of his career.
* NWordPrivileges: Anyone who has continued to follow Hogan's battle with Gawker after the release of video footage in 2015 of him using racial slurs have forgotten a promo he once cut in early 1981, in anticipation of his feud with Tony Atlas, where he called Atlas a "jungle monkey" and other racist names.
* SmugSnake: His persona fit this to a "T" -- he was the greatest and was going to prove it.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Even in the early 1980s, he was determined to show up both his manager, Freddie Blassie, and his opponents.
* TakeThatCritics: From the very git-go, Hogan was determined to make his critics -- among them AndreTheGiant, BrunoSammartino and BobBacklund eat their words that he was nothing more than hot air. While he didn't quite accomplish it during his 1979-1981 go-around, he surely would in time ... and there were plenty of signs that he was more than capable of backing up his boasts with action.
* TotallyRadical: ''Dude.''
* UnderwearOfPower: Hogan's famous yellow trunks.
* UnskilledButStrong: Hogan showed signs that he could be a good wrestler, even in the WWF, but he was usually fairly sloppy and awkward in his attempts to be a technical wrestler. An aversion came during a memorable 1980 match at the Philadelphia Spectrum, where he took BobBacklund to the limit before winning by countout.
20th Jul '16 10:12:11 AM thecarolinabull01
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!!! [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown (Allen James Coage) 1978-1979, 1988-1990]]

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!!! [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown Brown]] (Allen James Coage) 1978-1979, 1988-1990]]
1988-1990
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!!! Adrian Adonis (Keith A. Franke) 1982-1987
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* AlliterativeName
* CampGay
* FinishingMove: Good Night, Irene (Sleeper)
* GorgeousGeorge: Specifically, a homage of Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet.
* RealMenWearPink: And makeup.
* RedBaron: "Adorable"
* SissyVillain
* TagTeam: The North-South Connection with Dick Murdoch.
* TalkShowWithFists: "The Flower Shop," until "Rowdy" Roddy Piper destroyed it.
* TraumaticHaircut: Gave Brutus Beefcake one, but he retaliated by shaving Adonis bald..
* UnderwearOfPower



!!!Tony Atlas (Anthony White) 1983-1987, 1990-1991, 2008-2010
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* AllAmericanFace: His most famous gimmick, as "Mr. USA".
* AnnoyingLaugh
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Of course. It's his freaking last name!
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: He was the first man to pin Hulk Hogan. Actually Hogan had his foot on the bottom rope but the referee didn't see.
** Note this was when Hogan was still a heel, and had not yet become a GodModeSue.
* RedBaron: "Mr. USA"
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: He and Rocky Johnson were the first black tag team champions, defeating the Wild Samoans.
* VitriolicBestBuds: His relationship with Abraham Washington developed into this.
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!!! [[Wrestling/SteveLombardi The Brooklyn Brawler]] (Steve Lombardi) 1983-2016




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!!! [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown (Allen James Coage) 1978-1979, 1988-1990]]




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!!! Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase}} (Theodore Marvin "Ted" [=DiBiase=], Sr.) 1979, 1987-1996




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* WrestlingFamily: His son Leona competes for the [=Dradition=] promotion in Japan

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* WrestlingFamily: His son Leona competes for the [=Dradition=] promotion in Japan
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!!! Wrestling/HulkHogan (Terry Gene Bollea) 1979-1980, 1983-1993, 2002-2003, 2005-2007, 2014-2015

!!! Wrestling/BarryHorowitz 1981-1983, 1997-1990, 1991-1997
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!!! Wrestling/TheIronSheik (Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri) 1979-1980, 1983-1987, 1988, 1991-1992, 1996-1997
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!!! Rocky Johnson (Wayde Douglas Bowles) 1983-1984
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
* {{Badass|Family}} WrestlingFamily: Son-in-law to Peter Maivia, a member of the Samoan wrestling family and his son is [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
* CanadaEh
* FinishingMove: Boston Crab
* ItRunsInTheFamily
* RedBaron: "The Soulman"
* UrExample: He and Tony Atlas were the first black tag team champions, defeating the Wild Samoans.
* WrestlingFamily
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!!! Wrestling/RickMartel (Richard Vigneault) 1980-1982, 1986-1995



!!! Wrestling/KenPatera 1977-1978, 1980, 1984-1985, 1987-1988

!!! Pat Patterson (Pierre Clermont) 1979-2004
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* AlliterativeName
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
* CanadaEh
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
* FinishingMove: Atomic Drop
* PowerStable: Wrestling/TheCorporation and the [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Regime
* {{Retcon}}: The tournament where he supposedly became the first Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion never happened.
* StraightGay
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gerald Brisco as Vince [=McMahon=]'s stooges in Wrestling/TheCorporation.

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!!! Wrestling/KenPatera 1977-1978, 1980, 1984-1985, 1987-1988

[[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]] (Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig) 1982-1984, 1988-1996, 2002

!!! Pat Patterson (Pierre Clermont) 1979-2004
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Wrestling/DonMuraco (Donald Muraco) 1981-1988
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!!! Paul Orndorff (Paul Parlette Orndorff, Jr.) 1983-1987
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* AlliterativeName
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
2005.
* CanadaEh
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
BerserkButton: Fans were encouraged to taunt him by calling him Paula.
* FinishingMove: Atomic Drop
Piledriver
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PowerStable: Wrestling/TheCorporation and the [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Regime
* {{Retcon}}:
The tournament where he supposedly became the first Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion never happened.
Heenan Family
* StraightGay
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gerald Brisco as Vince [=McMahon=]'s stooges in Wrestling/TheCorporation.
RedBaron: "Mr. Wonderful"



* UrExample: Was the first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]].
* YesMan: To Vince [=McMahon=] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.

!!! Wrestling/AntoninoRocca (Antonino Biasetton) 19521963,19751977

!!! Johnny Rodz (Johnny Rodriguez) 1967-1985
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* UrExample: Was the first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]].
* YesMan:
UngratefulBastard: To Vince [=McMahon=] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.

Hulk Hogan
** Many fans felt Hogan was a complete {{Jerk|ass}} to Orndorff and that Paul was completely justified when he turned on Hulk.

!!! Wrestling/AntoninoRocca (Antonino Biasetton) 19521963,19751977

!!! Johnny Rodz (Johnny Rodriguez) 1967-1985
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Bob Orton (Robert Keith Orton) 1982, 1984-1987, 2005-2006
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
* RedBaron:
** "Cowboy"
** "TheAce" and "The Bodyguard"
* RingOldies
* SuplexFinisher: Specifically, a superplex.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling cowboy, not that's ever in short supply in WWE.
* WrestlingFamily: With his father, Bob, Sr., brother Barry and son [[Wrestling/RandyOrton Randy]].
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!!! Wrestling/KenPatera 1977-1978, 1980, 1984-1985, 1987-1988

!!! Pat Patterson (Pierre Clermont) 1979-2004
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* AlliterativeName



* BadassTeacher: His trainees include [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys D-Von Dudley]], Wrestling/TommyDreamer, Wrestling/{{Tazz}}, and Wrestling/HughMorrus.
* FinishingMove: Diving headbutt.
* {{Jobber}}: For most of his WWWF career.
* RedBaron: "The Unpredictable"

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* BadassTeacher: His trainees include [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys D-Von Dudley]], Wrestling/TommyDreamer, Wrestling/{{Tazz}}, and Wrestling/HughMorrus.
CanadaEh
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
* FinishingMove: Diving headbutt.
Atomic Drop
* {{Jobber}}: For most of his WWWF career.
PowerStable: Wrestling/TheCorporation and the [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Regime
* RedBaron: "The Unpredictable"{{Retcon}}: The tournament where he supposedly became the first Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion never happened.
* StraightGay
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gerald Brisco as Vince [=McMahon=]'s stooges in Wrestling/TheCorporation.




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* UrExample: Was the first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]].
* YesMan: To Vince [=McMahon=] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
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!!! Wrestling/AntoninoRocca (Antonino Biasetton) 19521963,19751977

!!! Johnny Rodz (Johnny Rodriguez) 1967-1985
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
* BadassTeacher: His trainees include [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys D-Von Dudley]], Wrestling/TommyDreamer, Wrestling/{{Tazz}}, and Wrestling/HughMorrus.
* FinishingMove: Diving headbutt.
* {{Jobber}}: For most of his WWWF career.
* RedBaron: "The Unpredictable"
* UnderwearOfPower



!!! [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose]] (Paul Perschmann) 1982-1985, 1990-1991
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!!! Wrestling/TitoSantana (Mercedes Solis) 1979-1980, 1983-1993



!!! Wrestling/IronMikeSharpe 1983-1995



!!! Wrestling/SgtSlaughter (Robert Remus) 1980-1984, 1990-2002, 2005-2009

!!! [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]] (James William Reiher Snuka) 1982-1985, 1989-1992



!!! Wrestling/GeorgeSteele (William James Myers) 1968-1970, 1972, 1976, 1984-1988, 1998-1999

!!! Wrestling/BigJohnStudd (John William Minton) 1982-1986, 1989




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!!! Wrestling/GregValentine (John Wisniski, Jr.) 1978-1981, 1984-1992, 1993-1994

!!! Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff (Josip Nikolai Peruzović) 1968, 1970-1971, 1974, 1976-1977, 1979, 1984-1990, 1991-1992, 1994-1995
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