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    Loved Hardt's introduction of (I think) Denis Kang....."FROM CANADA, AYYY" It was so contrived and weird, but it was really, really funny. She brought laughter to a room full of people.

    No one will ever top Saku's entrances. He made an artform out of them.

    Also, does anyone remember the Minotauro fan who would weep at many of his fights? Some middle-aged lady in the crowd? Strange and entertaining.
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    That lady is the best, even the Guy with the shades is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    Loved Hardt's introduction of (I think) Denis Kang....."FROM CANADA, AYYY" It was so contrived and weird, but it was really, really funny. She brought laughter to a room full of people.

    No one will ever top Saku's entrances. He made an artform out of them.

    Also, does anyone remember the Minotauro fan who would weep at many of his fights? Some middle-aged lady in the crowd? Strange and entertaining.
    You sure that wasnt his wife?

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    I'll throw Don Frye into the mix

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    Since Dingo mentioned Saku...

    Oh man, people are going to hate me for this but how about Akiyama as an "entertaining fighter?"

    Hahaha... between his greasing up and using brass knuckles under his gloves, there is always controversy surrounding that man.

    I like his entrances to "Con te partiro." They are definitely different than your usual MMA entrance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gantry View Post
    I'll throw Don Frye into the mix
    I'll throw Takayama out there, based solely on their fight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    You sure that wasnt his wife?
    No, it was not his wife. It was a middle-aged Japanese woman who was a huge fan of the big man from Brazil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    No, it was not his wife. It was a middle-aged Japanese woman who was a huge fan of the big man from Brazil.
    Oh, I thought it might be because I think he has a japanese wife?

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    Posted FTW!

    Gorgeous George (the old one though the new one is nice looking as well)

    Muhammad Ali and James Brown acknowledged that their own approach to flamboyant self-promotion was influenced by George.



    Gorgeous George was the great showman of the 1940s and '50s, one of the first superstars of TV. His long hair was dyed platinum and marcelled into myriad curls, his squat body encased in garish robes.

    The Gorgeous One--a.k.a. The Human Orchid and The Sensation of the Nation--invented the loudmouthed, attention-seeking persona that permeates today's sports. Not one of the top-tier NFL celebrators SI polled recently had heard of him. But if George, who died in 1963, is looking down, he must be one proud papa.

    Before George, born in Nebraska in 1915, sports stars were heroes--never villains or "heels," in wrestling parlance. They were tough, modest and short-winded, like Lou Gehrig or Joe Louis.

    Gorgeous was a diva in every gesture and syllable. Other grapplers wore plain, dark trunks, black shoes and ratty old robes; George wore pink satin, silver lame, lace and ermine. He pulled up to arenas in purple Packards and big Cadillacs. Pomp and Circumstance blared over P.A. systems as he strode to the ring, and before he deigned to place his dainty white-shod feet on the mat, his "valet" Jefferies, a Jeeves-ish character in tails, would use a spray gun to mist the floor with perfume. Jefferies would then remove the gold-plated pins holding the Gorgeous curls in place, and the wrestler would toss them to women in the audience. (Scuffles were common.)

    During the match George would kidney-punch and eye-gouge, then hide behind the ref. Incensed, the audience, playing the same role as outraged NFL fans do today, rained jeers down on him. "You're ignorant peasants," George informed them. "Beneath contempt."

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.c...4630/index.htm



    The 1951 Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies cartoon Bunny Hugged featured the one-shot character "Ravishing Ronald", modeled after Gorgeous George. Musical performers such as Liberace, Little Richard, Elton John and Morris Day show signs of the George meme. Some consider George to have been an early advancer of camp.

    The 1978 motion picture The One And Only starring Henry Winkler was loosly based on his career.

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