Big argument with my friends over who was the best “talker” in wrestling. It came down to Ric Flair of The Rock.
Most of my friends said The Rock. I think they both give great promos. I can’t pick pick either one cause they’re both different. Flair was doing promos that made wrestling real. At the time, everybody know it was fake but it wasn’t admitted by the wrestling profession. Then Vince McMahon said it was entertainment. then it was seen in a different light.
Flair would go on and on about the prestige of the NWA belt and nobody was going to take it from him. He would do whatever it took to retain the belt.
The Rock was just funny. You watch The Rock cut a promo and you knew you were going to laugh. It was more comedy they wrestling with The Rock.