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BattleRoyal July 08th, 2011 23:01 GMT Print this post
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What's with all the racial promos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrCKiC2tCjs&feature=related
Greg Valentine comments on Junkyard Dog

Boston, MA - Boston Garden - May 18, 1985 (13,000)
Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine pinned The Junkyard Dog at 10:33 by reversing a power slam attempt into a small package

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONe6K7EMG_s
Don Muraco insults Salvatore Bellomo
Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - February 19, 1983
Andre the Giant, Rocky Johnson, Salvatore Bellomo, Jimmy Snuka, & Pedro Morales defeated Mr. Fuji, Ray Stevens, Don Muraco, Buddy Rose, & Superstar Billy Graham in a Best 3 out of 5 falls match at 17:05, 3-1; fall #1: Fuji pinned Bellomo with a belly to belly suplex at 11:35; fall #2: Bellomo pinned Fuji at 2:18 after a dropkick from Snuka; fall #3: Snuka pinned Rose at the 43-second mark with a sunset flip; fall #4: Andre pinned Rose at 2:29 with a boot to the chest and sit-down splash (the Spectrum's first 10-man tag team match)

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chrisstlouis July 08th, 2011 23:42 GMT Print this post
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Wrestling has never been very progressive.
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BattleRoyal July 08th, 2011 23:46 GMT Print this post
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0do83v2z9E
Schultz and Piper mock Atlas and Johnson
Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - February 18, 1984
WWF Tag Team Champions Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson defeated Roddy Piper & Don Muraco at 10:03 when Atlas pinned Muraco with a sunset flip

It happened in Memphis as well...
Jimmy Hart talks about Orientals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GijAFYuJdHU

Studd Stable and watermelons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rzDf5sEsvY&feature=related




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bucs1979 July 09th, 2011 03:23 GMT Print this post
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Not WWF, but Jimmy Garvin regularly made racially insensitive comments directed at Wahoo McDaniel during the summer of 1986.
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chrisstlouis July 09th, 2011 16:24 GMT Print this post
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And some of the things Flair said during his program with Doom.
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Heretic July 09th, 2011 16:38 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: chrisstlouis, July 08th, 2011 23:42  GMT
Wrestling has never been very progressive.


Nor wrestling message boards, but that's a whole nuther conversation.


Bobby Heenan on Wrestling's Audience: "People would come to me all the time and say, Oh, well, you're in wrestling?  Oh, I never watched that stuff.  By the way, whatever happened to Haystacks Calhoun?"

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TheMagnificentOne July 09th, 2011 18:08 GMT Print this post
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Nothing will ever beat the vignette that Gene Okerlund did when One Man Gang was turned into Akeem.  I think if this was done today Al Sharpton's hair would fall out.
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chrisstlouis July 10th, 2011 05:39 GMT Print this post
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he would put it back in, just to rip it out
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bhayes67 July 11th, 2011 00:16 GMT Print this post
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It was a less politically correct time.
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rocker29 July 11th, 2011 03:06 GMT Print this post
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Hennan and Ventura aways made racial comments against Tito Santana calling him Chico and saying you would get more english out of him the harder you hit him like a cue ball etc. I think it was pretty funny but I guess some people were offended. Hennan and Ventura always made racial slurs it would never fly today but funny it it's time.
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Damian Van Damme July 12th, 2011 01:44 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by Damian Van Damme on July 12th, 2011 01:54 GMT

I always appreciated that about wrestling. Not necessarily the racial/ethnic slurs, but the complete lack of political correctness. It was all in good fun. How are we ever going to get a long if we can't even make fun of each other. Or if we can't make fun of each other, we should at least be able to discuss our differences in an intellectual and cool headed manner, without squirming and tippy toeing around these very real matters.

Speaking as a "Pollack", i never got offended by  Ventura or anybody else making fun of Ivan Putski because he was Polish. It's all in good fun.
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Heretic July 12th, 2011 03:16 GMT Print this post
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Jesse calling Tito Santana "Chico" wasn't racist so much as an in-joke.  Chico Santana was an actual midget wrestler.  The idea being that Tito was so ineffectual Jesse kept confusing him with a midget wrestler.

I only use the term "midget wrestler" in its historical sense.  In real life, people with dwarfism prefer to be called "little people" or, imaginatively, "people with dwarfism."


Bobby Heenan on Wrestling's Audience: "People would come to me all the time and say, Oh, well, you're in wrestling?  Oh, I never watched that stuff.  By the way, whatever happened to Haystacks Calhoun?"

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macdaddy516 July 12th, 2011 17:00 GMT Print this post
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On youtube , Mr Fuji called Bob Backlund a honkey !
On TNT , Fred Blassie called Mr T a house ape
On Pipers Pit , Paul Orndorff called Mr T a suped up spider monkey
On many interviews Don Muraco called Pedro Morales a Puerto Rican hub-cap theif
Muraco and Sgt Slaughter both called Santana a mexican wetback
Iron Mike Sharpe called Tito Santina a mexican wetback
Jesse Ventura said Santana has a taco stand in Tijuana
Mr Fuji called JYD a yard ape
Mr Fuji called George Wells a lawn jockey
Paul Orndorff said Ivan Putski resembles a Polish joke
Sgt Slaughter said Putski must be Polish if he thinks he can beat him
Sgt Slaughter hints that Bruno hid in a refrigerator box in order to sneak into this country
Albano called SD Jones a mud turtle and says he speaks jive
Muraco called Morales a dirty Mexican pepperbelly , when Mean Gene said that he`s actually Puerto Rican , Muraco said "Who cares , theyre all the same"
When Steamboat was DDT`ed on the concrete , Heenan said he smelled Pineapple juice
Fred Blassie said the thanks to Hercules Hernandez , the Latins have something to finally be proud of
Several wrestlers called Bruno a spaghetti bender..
All black wrestlers had soul and hard heads.
All Indians had proud heritage and did wardances
All orientals were sneaky
All Germans were Aryan
All Russians were communists
All Latin wrestlers had hot blooded tempers

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chrisstlouis July 12th, 2011 20:56 GMT Print this post
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And Jesse calling koko, Buckwheat.
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Scotta75 July 12th, 2011 23:34 GMT Print this post
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Because like or not that kind of stuff sells tickets back then if you where a heel and wanted to get some cheap heat then you made fun of someone race, and boom instead heat!


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