The Transition To The Steroid Era — World Champion Superstar Billy Graham
My two favorite wrestlers of all time. I forgot about how much as a child I tried to come up with a mindset like Ernie Ladd. As a result of YouTube, I came to realize how great Harley Race was, even though I did not like him just as much as a child growing up (I see him as being what a man is supposed to be; a man’s man!) . I see him as being a real tough guy who wanted to get into wrestling just to prove how hard he was (isn’t that what it’s supposed to be about?) . Today, I see most of the wrestlers wanting a six-pack, and afraid to say what’s really on their mind. It’s so corporate, it is pathetic! An example, is Harley Race, an old-school wrestler from the territories, facing the”new steroid style” of wrestler that started becoming mainstream in the 80’s. The wrestler he confronted in the movie is Superstar Billy Graham. From the interview, Superstar Graham faces Harley Race from out of nowhere, whilst Race is giving an interview. Superstar proceeds to begin flashing his huge steroid induced arms. I really like it when Race says to him;”I don’t require that pumped up bologna, I’m a real guy,” and said it rather peacefully. Superstar waived his hands and walked away in discuss without saying a word.
That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Wrestlers of the late 60’s and 70’s were easily rougher men than you see coming out of the drapes now; large fireworks, and glitzy, neon-colored clothes. Today’s wrestlers are loaded up with coloured tattoos and pumped up, steroid induced physiques. It is enough to want to make me puke! He said he would beat all the black off”greezy” Bubba Douglas. Ernie was a excellent black athlete. He had been 5-time all-pro with the Chargers and Chiefs. Without a doubt, he was my favorite wrestler growing up. He was a proven great athlete, and you can tell in his younger matches he moved like a excellent football player would.
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As I said, I do not appear to be alone in this thinking. If you look specifically at YouTube comments, for shows such as CWF (Championship Wrestling From Florida), hosted by Gordon Solie, you will see nothing but mostly commendable comments from all people, young and old alike. But if you look at wrestling, post 2005 or so, you will notice a lot of people that say that wrestling today is pathetic. This was another stage I wanted to make; announcers like Gordon Solie used actual wrestling moves in their commentary:”large hip-toss”;”belly-to-belly suplex”;”catch as catch can wrestler”;”lockup – collar and elbow.” Those are just a few of the phrases that lend credibility to the entire wrestling experience. I can remember vividly when I was a kid, attending the Tuesday night taping in the old Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory at Tampa. Those were times I won’t ever forget. It reminds me of Raccoon Poop