TIM! Jim Londos just won my LAW Lightweight Championship and I have recently become a big fan! Londos vs Hodge has been an AWESOME feud in my fed!
I was curious if more people did this as well Todd. Have guys like Gotch, Hack, Londos, Lewis, etc, real vintage guys as lightweights.
I tend to treat these guys as heavyweights since they were more along the heavyweight lines during their time, but thought it made for interesting discussion on those who did have them in the lightweight division
Post by executioner on Dec 16, 2009 11:16:11 GMT -5
I use several of the Vintage guys as lightweights with surprisingly positive results. Gotch vs. Tiger Mask has been quite possibly my longest running rivalry filled with numerous 5 star matches. The results have been about dead even. Londos and Hack have aslo done well in LH action too, but my experience has been that the Vintage guys have been competitive, they have hardly dominated in the way others have feared.
CCW Champion--Randy Savage CCW Tag Champs--Midnight Express w/ Jim Cornette
AWA Champ--Verne Gagne AWA Tag Champs--Bockwinkel & Stevens w/ Heenan
ROH Champ--AJ Styles #1 Contender--Bryan Danielson TV Champ--"Entitled" Adam Cole w. Veda Scott #1 Contender--Ricochet & ZSJ Champs-- War Machine with Selena WOH Champ--Cheerleader Melissa #1 Contender--Sara Del Rey Jr. Heavyweight Champ--Matt Cross #1 Contender--The TJP Experience
See when I restarted I sat down and looked at all the guys I had and set up three weight divisions. This takes away from some possible feuds Inoki vs Andre but at the same time it produces some really cool feuds I would never have done. Rude vs Henning has been awesome. Londos/Hodge is another barn burner and anyone could win that match at any time.
[ LAW LEGENDS ] HVY: Ravishing Rick Rude MID: Rob Van Dam LGH: Rob Van Dam TAG: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan WOM: Daizee Haze
[ LAW CHAMPIONS ] HVY: Hector the Holy Brown Bear MID: Sly Drury LGH: Nosfera TAG: Hadrian & Nero WOM: She Devil
[ LAW PURGATORY ] HVY: Commander Sam MID: Vengeance LGH: Bishop Hell TAG: Trench & Warfare WOM: Shann-Ra
Post by inquisator on Dec 16, 2009 16:10:51 GMT -5
I use them in both divisions........they are, by definition, lightweights in my world (under 229 lbs.).... but anyone can compete in the heayweight division anyway........so wrestlers like Gotch and Lewis have so far, found heavyweight success.....it does not mean that they will not eventually compete for the lightweight belt.....