B. Dangerous and Brian Damage
This week’s Top Five is a bit different and may require some serious thought. In many organizational sports, there are logos that identify their brand. For instance, the NBA logo has a silhouette of Jerry West dribbling a basketball or Major League Baseball has a silhouette of Harmon Killebrew at bat. If professional wrestling was organized under one umbrella and they wanted a silhouette of a wrestler on a logo to represent the business…what top five wrestlers would you suggest as the choice to be the so called “face of the wrestling business?”
Recognizability can be challenging in a world filled with so much marketing and imagery. I feel that the chosen image would have to either be immediately placable or it would have to exhibit the sport itself. As such, my picks will try to encompass both.
Here are my choices:
5- Hulk Hogan performing The Atomic Leg Drop
4- Kurt Angle performing The Angle (Ankle) Lock
3- Stan Hansen performing The Lariat
2- Bret Hart performing The Sharpshooter
1- Randy Savage performing The Flying Elbow Smash
There are countless iconic images that have stood out in the world of professional wrestling. The business is both about athleticism and theatrics. To choose just five to represent the entire history of the industry wasn’t easy. I wanted my personal top five to properly represent both aspects. Images that are both recognizable to fans and have some sort of meaning. These are the five I have chosen…
The Bruno Sammartino Classic “Wrestler’s Pose”
Ric Flair Entrance
Dusty Rhodes Bionic Elbow
Shawn Michaels Superkick
The Road Warriors Doomsday Device
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