10 Things Old School Fans Miss About Wrestling
On 23rd February 2017
#6 Street clothes for street fights
How are we supposed to know you are in a street fight if you aren't wearing street clothes? As ridiculous as it may seem, seeing wrestlers dropping their spandex in favor of denim and work boots always made the fights feel more "real" than the ones in the ring.
#7 Heel managers
Heel managers were a staple of old school wrestling. At one point, every single bad guy in the WWE was represented by some sort of snivelling little weasel that talked big talk but always hid behind the monstrous men they were manipulating. Heel managers built entire stables that they would use to try and collect gold, fame and fortune in the WWE. Each of these managers seemed to come with their own special weapon of choice.
#8 Wrestlers singing their own theme songs
If you've made it all the way to the WWE and get your own, customized theme song, why wouldn't you want to sing it yourself? The WWE doesn't want to spring for the rights to purchase songs by any musicians you've ever heard of, so we are generally stuck with aggressive generic guitar riffs. Let's spice things up by getting these dudes back on the mic. Just imagine how much more over Roman Reigns would be if he was singing his own theme song.
Whether it be Ricky Morton's Kentucky Waterfall or Tatanka's Native Cascade, nearly every hero of our youth once sported a mullet and it was glorious! They were all business in the ring and party in the back.
#10 Tearing off the shirt to reveal a different shirt underneath
There was no more dramatic way to announce your allegiances than by tearing off your t shirt to reveal the t shirt of a rival group/gang underneath. It was the absolute best way to turn heel or face and it has sadly been lost in the modern era.