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Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?

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Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:28:19 AM »
However you define ‘pure athlete’.

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 06:34:58 PM »
Brock
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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 06:44:49 AM »
So how are you defining that? Least amount of wear and tear due to never wrestling? :)

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 08:57:21 AM »
i'd say Shelton in his younger days would be a good contender.

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 05:06:33 AM »
Not bad. And he’s aged well. He was still looking and moving great on Smackdown before he disappeared from programming last year.

How about Mr. Perfect?

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 10:34:05 AM »
yeah, he's a contender.

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 10:44:15 AM »
You'd think Karl Malone would have to be up there.

Can't remember the name of the football player that feuded with Bam Bam, but what about him?

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 10:44:43 AM »
Possibly Morrison/Mundo? Osprey? Ricochet?
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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 10:50:42 AM »
You'd think Karl Malone would have to be up there.

Can't remember the name of the football player that feuded with Bam Bam, but what about him?

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 02:37:06 PM »
I'll go with Kurt Angle. Guy did win gold medals for wrestling.

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 03:01:52 PM »
However you define ‘pure athlete’.

Still Brock, as much as I hate him. The perfect combination of mentality, power, speed, and technical ability
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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 04:52:00 PM »
Possibly Morrison/Mundo? Osprey? Ricochet?
Is it their agility you're going by? Cuz those guys can move.

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 05:04:28 PM »
they can and I think in Morrison's case, and probably the other two as well, they're stronger than what they look. Gymnasts are always deceptively strong. and I'd say clearly their cardio is good too.

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 07:01:20 AM »
i'd say Shelton in his younger days would be a good contender.
This is an interesting list. There’s a few on there i wouldnt have thought of.
And, Shelton Benjamin was their number one.

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Re: Who is the best pure athlete to have ever set foot in the ring?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2019, 02:13:33 PM »
Brock
Morrison
Shelton
Cesaro
Scott Steiner
Kurt

Here's one nobody has thought of: Bob Backlund
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