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Thread: Some older posters are simply mentally sick with regard to negative obsession with Soviet wrestling

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    Default Re: Some older posters are simply mentally sick with regard to negative obsession with Soviet wrestling

    Wada's records:


    Wada, Kikuo (JPN) JPN
    Date of birth: 1951-03-01
    FILA-ID: 19185


    Date Competition Style Age Group Weight Class Country Rank
    1972-08-27 Olympic Games Freestyle Seniors 68.0 JPN 2.
    1971-08-27 World Championship Freestyle Seniors 68.0 JPN 5.
    1970-12-10 Asian Games Freestyle Seniors 68.0 JPN 1.
    1969-01-01 World Championship Freestyle Espoir 68.0 JPN 1.

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    Wada was a very slick, technical wrestler who beat the hell out of Gable on his feet in 1971........until Gable bar armed him late in the match and stuck him.

    Gable was an irresistable force........he beat on people and broke them and then stuck them. His bar arms were dangerous........he was cut out of the same mold as Doug Blubaugh who was way before your time, Big.
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    So Big, how are the U.S. FSers gonna do? Are they also beat up from running Pike's Peak??
    BTW, I saw PP upclose and personal 2 weeks ago and would have no trouble making it to the top..........on my motorcycle!
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    Default Re: Some older posters are simply mentally sick with regard to negative obsession with Soviet wrestling

    Maybe so but his competition was average at best with regard to other Olympics, especially today.

    There are 15 Wadas at these Olympics at 74kg for example.

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    Just checked the schedule and found no Wadas, Big
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    Default Re: Some older posters are simply mentally sick with regard to negative obsession with Soviet wrestling

    I don't have much optimism for American freestyle this year. Hopefully I will be proven wrong.

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    Ok, one more question Bigsan: Askren??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLV View Post
    Ok, then maybe we can agree to this: Gable was by far the best 149.5 freestyle wrestler in the world in '71 and '72, and he had no points scored upon him in 6 matches with the next best wrestler in the world(Wada by the way was not chopped liver)
    Actually Movahed was the best wrestler. He was a 5X World champ (1970, 1969, 1967, 1966 & 1965) and 1968 Olympic Gold medalist. I believe he injured his shoulder in 1971.

    He never got the chance to wrestle Gable. That would have been the match we needed to say that Gable was indisputably the best.

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    Default Re: Some older posters are simply mentally sick with regard to negative obsession with Soviet wrestling

    Quote Originally Posted by TLV View Post
    Ok, one more question Bigsan: Askren??????
    I don't see him winning more than two matches depending on the draw.

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