Listen: Andrei, Wrestling, Harley discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"Got money from booking harley. Booking fee and heart got a big payday for being in the main event and getting a predetermined amount of percentage of the house else so it was a it was a those are the things that you knew what you hope does a fan before you work for prejudices and you weren't precondition that would be you see a title change in history. Make you see these guys are gonna lose her title and somebody's gonna end up with two unheard of we don't talk about history yeah about october thirteenth nineteen seventy eight. If you're younger wrestling fan throw that in your google machine because despite what we would be told i dunno no <hes> nine years later seven years later harley race body slammed andre the giant for the first time it didn't happen at wrestlemania three it happened october thirteenth nineteen seventy eight and it was harley race who did it and he would do it again. On january seventh nineteen seventy-nine this outside the ring onto the floor during a match which pretty remarkable and ric flair's gone on the w._w. Network a few times and told the story that unbelievably harley race was the first and only got he knew to do a vertical suplex with andrei and not regular suplex but hold him that was in greensboro and that's when nathan went back in a locker room after his organises. What did you tell andre what you're gonna. Do i told him suplex and watch the body slam so andrei big eyes bushy hair so hardly vertical suplex andrei laundry way over four hundred pounds even a leaner years. Here's your high threes low force any and hardly held him that post physician and a lot of people don't realize how strong he was. It takes the guy that you're su- flexing and help you a little bit but bottom line man you got one arm on that big bass but you've got to figure out how you're gonna hold him up there for a while and notwithstanding stand with fact that then he got body slammed but hardy didn't ask for the permission for the giant giant hardy was the godfather andre was nick caserio andre what the boss either. Everybody called her. The boss when andrei was around harley harley race was the boss unbelievable. That's the respect he had with the boys his journey he was on the the <hes> pioneering man the the the doucehy paid we all knew but the happy humphries wiping your ass deal and all the name and all this other stuff it was just a the stuff already did and and working hardly the i here's another thing i will tell you i think most people listening agree that are familiar with the two guys that superstar billy graham and nick balk winkle or for both amazing talents main event guys world world champions but they they're gains entirely different. I'd say i'd say this conrad very quickly that i think that that <hes> superstar billy graham was known ryan. He threw nothing nothing but heat strength powered heat nick balk winkle through all speak pitches and both of them are amazing but here's the money on this story is both guys were made to look better than they actually were because they're working harley right and very few people especially. Today's wrestling world had the ability to make whomever they work with better than they actually are dr. Anne hardy did that night after night after night. Can you imagine missile territory places four or five hundred six hundred people there you gotta wrestle. The territory's fair haired boy and making look good. We probably couldn't sometimes couldn't couldn't tie boots. He did all that allows it can always big nice arenas and and everything it was <hes> it was a it was it was a damn carnival. Man is like being involved bill or something. That's going to be nothing less than the super bowl. A professional wrestling actually bought back on the world wrestling federation champion meeting the n._w._e._a. Champion harley race race who meets the world wrestling austin federation champion and then what is somewhat of a super bowl of pro wrestling in madison square garden on monday night september twenty second your comments please mr race. It's going to be the <hes> pity me of wrestling today. I have been all over the world.."