Main Ring Oldies Discussion

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thecarolinabull01
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08:03:05 PM Dec 12th 2015
One thing I'm wondering is what the minimum age is for an active wrestler to qualify as a Ring Oldie. The youngest wrestler on here, as of writing this is Goldust, who is 46. So I guess the minimum age is around 45?
IndirectActiveTransport
10:02:41 PM Dec 30th 2015
Personally I wasn't adding any examples lower than fifty. Yeah forty is considered old but in pro wrestling but I don't consider wrestling in your forties to be remarkable. Commendable if you can do it well but deserving on a list of guys doing flips, getting poked with spark objects and such in their 70s? There Is No Such Thing as Notability on this site though, so I can live with 45 being the floor.
thecarolinabull01
10:32:07 PM Dec 30th 2015
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Yeah, I know it's not uncommon for guys in their forties to still be working matches, but pro wrestlers usually have shorter life spans than average people and are prone to becoming Dented Iron at such young ages (I recall someone, I think was Edge, say that he was "70 in wrestling years") and I've noticed that more and more wrestlers are retiring at younger ages these days. However, I mainly said forty five because it would allow a slightly wider range of individuals, and most of the guys in the forties range would probably still be active when they hit the half century mark.

Not trying to start trouble, I just thought it should be made clear who qualified and who didn't.
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