We had six wrestlers finish in 8th place (total of one point each).
Rich: Mankind – I loved the Mankind storyline, especially when it involved the Undertaker. The Hell in a Cell match where he was thrown off the top of the cage and through the Spanish-announcers table was something to see. Then you add in the characters of Cactus Jack and Dude Love and you had a very versatile wrestler who could hold his own with the small, quick guys or the behemoths. Mankind was the King of Hardcore wrestling.
Sammie: “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase – Dibiase Had his right hand man”Virgil” to watch the briefcase and his back while he demolished opponents. He would finish off wrestlers by throwing them off the rope and with his signature move “The Sleeper.” This move (which is real!) would put fools to sleep!
Fred: Bill Goldberg – I was getting out of wresting when Goldberg entered the scene, but I remember going WOW over and over again seeing him do that running tackle finish move. Goldberg was just straight raw and brutal in the ring…and how about those ridiculous neck muscles! Dude was a beast!
Chevy: The Rock – In the five years since I stared watching wrestling I have never seen a more charismatic superstar then that of the rock. His signature move the “Rock Bottom” was the best finisher I think I’ve ever seen a wrestler do. Not to mention the “People’s Elbow.” I remember my first time seeing him wrestle on TV was Wrestlemania 20. The Rock teamed up with Mick Foley to take on Evolution. Ultimately the Rock n Sock connection lost the bout, but I have been a fan of the Brahma Bull ever since.
Kureen: “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka – One of the only wrestlers you’d catch me imitating as a child was “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka. Both hands in the air with his signature hand signal, standing on top of the highest thing in the house I could find, and ready to jump off and land on whatever fool willing to lay there and play the role of the hurt opponent. The greatest match I’ve ever seen in person was “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka in a 15-foot cage match verses “Magnificent” Don Muraco.
Adam: “Brooklyn’s Finest” AJ Summers: You might not know him yet but you will. He is a good friend of mine and an incredible talent. I have been following his rise through the wrestling ranks for years and I expect to be watching him on prime time TV very soon. He is already better on the mic then most of the guys/girls in wrestling today.
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