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66.  Billy Robinson

One of the purest wrestlers of all time has to be Billy Robinson.  His catch as catch can style helped to influence the Japanese shoot style and he was putting on classic matches across the world winning titles everywhere he went.

Robinson was a great amateur wrestler and when he arrived to the AWA he was instantly regarded as a viable contender to Verne Gagne’s World Title.  Robinson became immensely popular there and wherever fans wanted to see top notch wrestling, he would be a star.

This however did not include the WWF as he never really had any significant run there nor would he have seemingly fit in.  Robinson is a legend, but that status just doesn’t seem to translate to Connecticut.

Should Billy Robinson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 67.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: None
  • Billed From: Great Britain
  • Key Championships Held: AWA British Empire Heavyweight (3)
    AWA World Tag Team (2) 1w/Verne Gagne, 1w/The Crusher
    British Heavyweight
    CWA World Heavyweight (Memphis) (3)
    IWA World Heavyweight
    NWA Southern Heavyweight
    NWA United National
    PWF World Heavyweight
  • Why they will get in: He would give them a legitimate British star in the Hall
  • Why they won't get in: He did next to nothing in Stamford.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Wins the AWA Tag Titles with Verne Gagne (12/30/72)
    2.  Wrestled against Verne Gagne for the AWA Title at Chicago’s Comiskey Park (9/7/74)
    3.  Had another brilliant match against Verne Gagne (11/20/74)
    4.  In a battle of technical marvels fought Antonio Inoki in a stellar match in Japan (12/11/75)
    5.  Wrestles against Giant Baba when he jumps promotions (7/24/76)

Should Billy Robinson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 67.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.5%

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