hardcore24/7 asked in SportsWrestling · 1 decade ago

Wahoo McDaniel.What is your opinion on this great wrestler and why do you think he stayed away from WWF?

He held many titles over his career and has wrestled nearly all over the world.He is a former NFL football player for I think the Chiefs(not sure).His gimmick was so unique during that time.I mean when I used to watch Tatanka in the WWF I always thought to myself why didn't Wahoo ever make in big in the WWF.

Did he not like Vince Sr. or something of the sort?

I still liked watching Shawn last year paying homagae sort of by using the Deathlock that McDaniel used to do.


I do wish Hunter would of kept that move though.As it added more moves to his arsenal.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I watched Wahoo a LOT during the 70's and 80's in various promotions; he's one of my all-time favorites. He was chopping opponents to pieces before Flair made it "cool". Wahoo made the "strap match" famous; I couldn't even begin to tell you how many strap matches I saw Wahoo compete in. Dozens, at least. He wasn't just chops and strap matches, though. Wahoo was an excellent mat wrestler, too.

    I don't know for sure why Wahoo didn't wrestle for the WWF. I would guess it's because Wahoo was old-school, meaning he wanted the right to choose his own destiny, to manage his own career, to wrestle wherever he wanted for whoever he wanted. Wahoo was old-school, traveling around from territory to territory, wrestling all over the world. In the WWF, you didn't get that freedom; you wrestled where Vince told you to wrestle.

    And on the flip side of the coin, Wahoo didn't have the "WWF look", meaning the steroid muscles and perfectly-styled hair. Wahoo was Choctaw and proud of it but the WWF had the irritating habit of turning ethnicity into (usually) unflattering stereotypes, something Wahoo wouldn't have liked. Wahoo was Wahoo, he wouldn't have "fit in" with Vince's vision of "sports entertainment".

    I didn't notice that until reading your question but now that you did...we haven't see the Indian Deathlock since Wahoo's heyday. It would be nice if now and then somebody would slap a Deathlock on an opponent and give a little shout-out to Wahoo.

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  • 4 years ago

    If you include the WWWF, it''s Bruno Sammartino. If you just mean the WWF and WWE, it's Bret Hart. Who's Rick Flair? Both Bruno and Bret could beat Ric (not Rick) Flair. In fact Bret Hart did beat him for the WWF Championship on September 1, 1992 on the September 14, 1992 episode of WWF Prime Time Wrestling (the show Monday Night Raw replaced).

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