Wrestlers You Need to Know: Southern Stars

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September 05, 2012

When wrestling fans reminisce about the “good old days,” the discussion is bound to turn toward countless stars of their time: Gorgeous George, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan or one of many others.

However, for one reason or another, there are a number of stellar competitors that get lost in the sands of time.

For the first edition of “Wrestlers You Need to Know,” WWE Classics decided to focus on the men who brawled in the smoky, dimly lit arenas of the southern United States. Fans across Dixie flocked to spur on their heroes as they stepped in the ring against some of the most hated evildoers of the day. Crowds at the Greensboro Coliseum were on the edge of their seats as Dusty Rhodes and Magnum TA tried to vanquish The Four Horsemen. Jerry “The King” Lawler’s loyal subjects in Memphis, Tenn., gathered at the Mid-South Coliseum to watch the regal combatant try and shut up Andy Kaufman. While they came to see those star-studded main events, the hungry competitors on the undercard often left fans buzzing for days. (PHOTOS | VIDEO PLAYLIST)

In hopes of finding some of these underappreciated combatants, WWE Classics asked several WWE Superstars who their favorite under-the-radar grapplers are. Their answers didn’t disappoint us.

Is there a wrestler you think deserves to have the spotlight shone on them? Comment at Facebook.com/WWEClassics to let us know!

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