Back in the early 90's the WWF came to the UK, I was hooked. What great tv, every week I couldn't wait to see what stories would evolve and who was doing what to who, the wrestling was almost a sideshow. People would say to me that it's not real and the whole thing is staged, I mean duh! of course it was real, come on, those chairs they hit each other with, in and out of the ring only looked like lightweight plastic and the punches only looked like they were missing the target by at least a foot. And then there were all the story lines and drama going on behind the scenes, like Randy Savage's marriage to Miss Elizabeth, are you trying to tell me that was all fake?! The one thing I'm sure of is all of them were great atheletes and trained hard. Steroids! I hear you shout...mmmmmm...maybe.
Then all of a sudden they became superstars the world over, and all handled the fame in different ways, some adopted the rock n roll lifestyle to the full, with all the sex and drugs etc, and others got sick, some of those didn't make it and are sadly no longer with us. Others found God and some just about managed to keep it together and still perform to this day. My huge respect to all of them, they entertained us to the full. To me the whole thing collapsed when the WWF sort of became the WCW and it turned into a much sanitized watered down version.
'The British Bulldog' Davey Boy Smith
The Ultimate Warrior
Jake the Snake Roberts
Irwin R. Schyster
Randy 'Macho Man' Savage
Randy and Miss Elizabeth's wedding. The narrators English accent is brilliant
The Undertaker and his sidekick Paul Bearer
Brutus the Barber
Bret 'Hitman' Hart
and the Hart Foundation
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Macho Madness. Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Randy 'Macho Man' Savage who is out of his mind on nose bag.
We all had our favourites, mine was the Undertaker. Nobody seemed to like Hulk Hogan in the UK, most people thought he was way to much the hero type and too clean cut. Justina cried when Randy Savage proposed to Miss Elizabeth in the ring and I think Mean Gene Okerlund was one of the best TV presenters of all time.