As a child growing up in the 80s and 90s, I watched a lot of WWF (later WWE, no thanks to the World Wildlife Fund). Was never a fan of NWA (later WCW), the league that generally had "Nature Boy" Ric Flair as champion. As Cristina said, they were also considered a second-rate wrestling compared to WWF.
I have a lot of good memories of watching Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, André the Giant, Big John Studd, Jake the Snake, Hulk Hogan, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, the Heart Foundation, and, of course, "Macho Man" Randy Savage. They were all so colorful! They were always fueding with each other.
A little trivia, but did you know many stars of wrestlers are from Minnesota? Sure, we all know Jesse "The Body" Ventura is from here, but Minnesota is home of these wrestlers: Barry Darsow, Greg Gagne, Verne Gagne, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, Nikita "The Russian Nightmare" Koloff, Bam Neely, "Mean" Gene Okerlund (technically not a wrestler), "Ravishing" Rick Rude, and Tom Zenk.
Bonus section: HBO's Game of Thrones! What a great show, I'm really enjoying the plot. Episode eight, to air next Sunday, will feature George R.R. Martin's script for the show (most of the previous episodes were written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, based on Martin's first book of A Song of Ice and Fire).
Other bonus song is Phoebe Cates & Bill Wray's song "Just One Touch", which appeared on the soundtrack for the sex comedy film, Private School (1982).
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