From parts unknown.... Weight unknown... Just kidding! Hi fellow wrestling fans! This looks like a terrific sight. Lately I've been feeling nostalgic for the simple childhood days of mowing lawns in order to purchase wrestling cards and creamsicles.
I loved wrestling night! I especially enjoyed Piper and Playboy Buddy Rose, and yes, even the corny Tom Peterson furniture commercials. Hoot hoot! He's doing it again... That's right folks, it's Tom Peterson's Christmas in July.
quote:Originally posted by haku raion: I agree about Flair in the 1980s. If anything his reigns are more impressive because he was champion of a large network, whereas Bruno was champion of one company.
According to Wikipedia, Flair's NWA title reigns (between 1981 and 1993) equal 3101 days as champion. He also spent 118 days as WWE champion and 501 days as WCW champion between 1991 and 2000 and 63 days as WCW International champion, so by my reckoning Flair spent 3,783 days as a world champion which is about ten and a half years. It still falls shy of Bruno's combined 4040 days as champion - but I bet Flair made at least twice as many title defences and I bet most of those matches were twice as long as Bruno's.
Yes, Flair held a World Title (either NWA, WCW, WWE or "WCW International") during some part of every year from 1981 through 1996. Hulk Hogan comes close, since he won his first WWE World Heavyweight Title in January 1984 and his last WCW World Heavyweight Title in July 1999, but he just misses matching Flair's achievement because he didn't have a recognized title reign in 1992.
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I think you did an excellent job on this. I even printed a big poster of it out and plan on placing it on my game room wall with my world title replicas. However, i noticed a small error. On the pictures, you have rick Steamboats Picture labeled Kerry Von erich. Id love to get that updated and re-print it. again, many thanks...
***EDIT: I used adobe Pro to edit the name for my file so Im good now. The only other edit i made was under WWWF and NWA for Buddy Rogers; he was listed as   Under WWWF and that should be  WWF and  2nd overall title as he was NWA champion. Same on the NWA side, he is listed as  NWA and  for ??? that was his first world title right? or am i missing something?
Zeker - sorry my friend, I'd missed your update. I need to make a few ammendments and updates to the lineage and upload it again. Buddy Rogers' world title wins refer to not just his NWA and WWWF titles but he also held world titles with the American Wrestling Association (3 times), Montreal (3 times) and Jack Pfeffer (3 times).
I would love to see the World Title PDF updated to reflect the reunion of the "WWE" and "World Heavyweight" Titles (as much as it irks me that the "World Heavyweight" title was comparably illegitimate even in the realm of a worked sport, but STILL!)
I don't suppose we can get an update of this published, I'd like to replace my poster with updates especially now the WWE's belts are unified. or possibly post an editable version... Thanks in advance...
I had a 24"x 36" copy printed at Staples today to hang in a co-workers cube at work. It is a thing of beauty and he loved it. I just wish I had bought a magnifying glass to hang next to it.