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Mr. Beverly Hills

Mr. Beverly Hills


This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Times on WordPress, April, 2013 and then reposted

Curt Hennig and Nick Bockwinkel, two of the best pound for pound pro wrestlers of all-time. I first got into AWA pro wrestling around 1987 or 88 when my parents finally got cable TV in the house. Curt Hennig was part of the World Wrestling Federation at that point. But Nick Bockwinkel the Ric Flair of the AWA, All Star Wrestling Association was still wrestling and winning championships in his early fifties at this point. And you can tell just by looking at him that he was in great shape. Still wrestling at two-hundred-fifty pounds of so and most of that being muscle.

Curt Hennig had his career cut somewhat short dying in the late 1990s or early 2000s, but someone who could do anything in the wrestling ring. He got bigger when he went into the WWF and WCW and wrestled at about two-fifty pounds or so, up from two-hundred thirty-five pounds from when he was in the AWA. But he was a classical wrestler who also had great athletic ability, strength and pure wrestling knowledge and intelligence. That made him a world champion several times.

Mr. Perfect

Mr. Perfect

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Mr. Perfect

Mr. Perfect

Source: ESPN: AWA 1985- Scott Hall & Curt Henning vs. Steve Regal & Jimmy Garvin- November 26, 1985.

Curt Henning and Scott Hall, are one of the best tag teams in AWA history.

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The King of Memphis Pro Wrestling

The King of Memphis Pro Wrestling

AWA Jerry Lawler vs Hulk Hogan – YouTube.

More of a fight then a wrestling match because Hulk Hogan and Jerry Lawler didn’t like each other that much in the ring. And even though Hulk Hogan was so much bigger and stronger then Jerry Lawler, King was an excellent wrestler and big strong guy himself who knew how to use his strength, as well as being able to punch and hit as well as any pro heavyweight boxer.

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