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Ric Flair

How many times has The Nature Boy won a World Heavyweight Title? I always count 22, but WWE refers to him as the 16 time world champion. Why is this?
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Kim Il / Kintaro Ohki (1929 - 2006)

Korea Times wrote:Former pro wrestler Kim Il, who dominated professional wrestling in the 1960s and 1970s, died Thursday afternoon in a hospital in Seoul. He was 77.

An official at the Eulji General Hospital, where Kim had been hospitalized for 10 years, said that the late wrestler, who had been plagued by chronic diseases including complications from diabetes and hypertension, passed away at 12:17 p.m.

According to the hospital, the cause of his death was ...
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classic video clips: The Sheik

One of the longest feuds in the history of the sport.
The Sheik vs. Bobo Brazil

The Sheik vs. Dusty Rhodes

Dick the Bruiser & Bobo Brazil vs. The Sheik & Bobby Heenan

Toronto 1974 w/ commentary by Jim Cornette and Dave Meltzer (very annoying by constantly interrupting Cornette)
Andre the Giant vs The Sheik
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classic video clip: Mr. Moto

Mr. Moto vs. Henry Hank

The comment on the page gives you the idea that Mr. Moto was the first Japanese heel, but let's not forget Great Togo...
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classic video clips: "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers

Clips from pre-WWWF Madison Square Garden.
Buddy Rogers vs. Johnny Valentine

NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Pat O'Connor (world champion) vs. Buddy Rogers (United States champion)
1961/06/30 - Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL
interview before the title bout
match part 1
match part 2

Buddy Rogers (U.S. champion) vs. Bobo Brazil
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Ed Strangler Lewis vs. Dick Shikat video

Ed "Strangler" Lewis vs. Dick Shikat
New York

part 1

part 2

part 3
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"Crazy" Luke Graham (1936 - 2006)

"Crazy" Luke Graham (James Grady Johnson) has passed away on Friday afternoon, 2006/06/23 in a Macon Georgia Hospital of heart failure not far from his home in Millageville, GA.

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"Earthquake" Big John Tenta (1963 - 2006)

John Tenta passed away this morning at the age of 42.

Tenta entered the world of professional sumo as probably the first caucasian pro rikishi ever. However, he had a hard time adopting the culture of sumo and eventually quit. Then, he joined All Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he was trained by the legends such as Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta, and the Great Kabuki, to become a pro-wrestler.

Later, he joined WWF, where he had the ...
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Sam Steamboat (1934-2006)

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