Daily Archives: June 29, 2016

Steve Austin Gives His Honest Thoughts and Shoots On Chris Benoit

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Stonecold Steve Austin is known for the 411 on his podcast. He is the reason that there has been a lot of wrestlers pop up with podcast in recent times. He is known as one of the best ever. He is right up there with Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino as the greatest WWE/F Champions of all time. So when Steve speaks on something most wrestling fans listen.

Recently he was asked about Chris Benoit and the WWE Hall of Fame. The question was “Do you think Chris Benoit should go into the Hall of Fame”. No one will ever forget Chris Benoit he is one of the toughest guys to ever lace the boots. He is a former WCW World Champion and he was a WWE World Champion. He is a also a former 4 Horseman, and has held several different titles throughout his career. His work inside the ring is known as some of the best ever. His german suplex and diving headbutt was always spot on. So on paper this man has all the credentials in the world to be any wrestling hall of fame until you look at what he did outside the sport. On three nights between June 22nd and June 25th of 2007, Chris murdered his wife, his son, and then himself.

For all the good he did for wrestling, in that one night he erased it all. Although there is some fans who believe time has heeled wounds and that even though he did a bad thing in three days how can anyone forget the years of hard work he brought to the ring. Well Steve pretty much summed that up in a good way take a listen and enjoy.

Dusty Rhodes On Ric Flair

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Two names that are legendary in the sport of wrestling are Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair. In their prime both was elite of the National Wrestling Alliance. Dusty was “The American Dream”, the common man, he stood for all the blue collar workers out there and he would often call himself “Son of A Plumber” to show how much he could relate to everyone out there with ordinary jobs and lives. He was the ultimate face (good guy). Ric Flair was the cocky and arrogant World Heavyweight Champion. He stood for wealth and excess. He had more money than you and he had way more fun than you. All the men were jealous of him and all the girls wanted to be with him. He was the ultimate heel (bad guy) in his day. When these two locked up, it was instant magic and it was instant money for the two. They headlined hundreds of shows and sold out numerous arenas.

Before they was headlining arenas though they was good friends. In fact a young Flair admits in his biography that he wanted to be “Ramblin Ricky Rhodes” Dusty’s little brother. Lucky for us, Dusty told him “we already got a Dusty Rhodes, why don’t you be Ric Flair” and the rest is history. When the 80’s began though both where in line to carry the most prestigious title in wrestling, the NWA World Title. ┬áBoth beat Harley Race at different times for that title so there was natural competitive spirit between the two to begin with. So when there feud began in the mid 80’s it felt so natural and real .

In this excerpt from an interview with Dusty he gives his honest opinion of Ric Flair and it might surprise you.