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Jesse Ventura's Cageside Evaluation

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What you loved:

  1. Commentary - Great heel work with Gorilla Monsoon and Vince McMahon.
  2. The Look - He had the style perfected by "Superstar" Billy Graham.
  3. Actor Predator; nuff said.
  4. "The Body" - Awesome nickname for a wrestler.

Best comment comes via TJ_UK:

"During the build up to Warrior/Hogan at WM6. Jesse as a heel didn’t know who to support in a face vs face feud. So one week him dressed up in all Warrior merch, then the next in Hogan merch and in the final week dressed in a Warrior hat and a Hogan t-shirt to make sure he was on the winning side. That is pure gold."


What you loathed:

  1. Conspiracies - More recently, this is pretty much what he is known for.
  2. Politics - It's usually best to leave politics out of things.
  3. In-Ring - He was before some of your time, but overall he didn't have too many stand out moments. Injuries cut his career short as well.
  4. Fluffed the Truth - He served in the military (which is great), but allegedly stretched the truth in what he actually did while serving.
  5. Guest Ref - Seemed like he was just trying to stay relevant with these very random appearances.

Best comment comes via the satyr icon:

Rather forgettable as an in-ring talent; I honestly cannot remember a standout performance or even a particular move that defined Ventura, which when you really think about it, is pretty bad when talking about a wrestler.

On to the poll! With 201 votes Jesse Ventura's average score is 3.6.

Thanks, Cagesiders! Tomorrow's pick had a terrible prop.

Until then!

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