I remember wrestling with my friends at our old place. Running around all hyper, pretending to shake the ropes, grunting and shouting, braking vases and mirrors during the process. I really do remember breaking a mirror once. I did an overhead body slam on this kid and he hit his head on a mirror. It didn't shatter or anything, it just cracked - the mirror I mean. But it was trouble all the same. *sigh* The good old days. I also remember being in a sleeper hold. Well, I remember parts of it, stuff just before I blacked out.
Did you ever catch that rumor that the Ultimate Warrior died of a popped vein because his arm bands were too tight? I did. I think I believed it at the time too. Must have had a picture in my mind that he never took those arm bands off. You know, wore them when he bought groceries, picked up laundry, went to the bank, etc. Here's a FAQ page on the Ultimate Warrior. And yes, he's alive and his veins are fine and intact. He apparently does speaking engagements for a living among other things. Check out his site.
That was the time I was into wrestling and to me, that was the Golden Age. Here's a list of my favorite guys from that era:
- Hulk Hogan
- Randy Savage (Macho Man)
- The Harts Foundation (Jim Neidhart & Bret Hart)
- The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty)
- Andre the Giant
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts
- The Undertaker
- Ted DiBiase (The Million Dollar Man)
- Sgt. Slaughter
- The Big Boss Man
- Bam Bam Bigalow
Here's an interesting clip of compiled speeches by the Ultimate Warrior. Edge is in there along with other people calling the Ultimate Warrior wonky (because of his speeches). Well, back then, I always thought they were cool. But I was ten, what did I know:
How about G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling)? That was something. I remember one match where a woman's faced got burned and had to be rushed out in a stretcher (probably part of the show). That was also around the time they started showing roller derbies. Which was basically a montage of elbows to the face. I used to watch these when I was a kid. It's a wonder I haven't killed anyone yet. Although the roller derby stuff could explain my driving.
Ultimate Warrior Central (pics and videos)
Ultimate Warrior on YouTube (videos)