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57. Sabu

Suicidal. Genocidal. Homicidal.  Never before had adjectives seem appropriate for a wrestler as the wrestling style of Sabu fit those words perfectly.  There was no move he wouldn’t try, no risk he wouldn’t take, or no injury he wouldn’t work through.  Sabu was an independent superstar who found a home in ECW went through miles of barbed wire, rings on fire and suffered countless broken bones (including his neck) and has a road map of scars across his body.  He was agile, fast and was considered the top draw on the indy circuit.

Perhaps that was the problem.  Sabu’s style was difficult to mesh in the two National promotions and by the time he got to the WWE, it was the watered down version of ECW, and Sabu himself was not the wrestler he used to be.  In many ways, Sabu is in the mold of the Dynamite Kid; a wrestler who put his body on the line countless times and seemed to receive little in return.  An induction to the WWE Hall of Fame may be a way to say thank you, but we have a feeling that is unlikely to happen.  At this point we are just hoping that when his wrestling career is over he is able to live to tell about it.

Should Sabu be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Terry Brunk (Real Name)
  • Billed From: Bombay, India
  • Key Championships Held: FMW Tag Team (3) w/Horace Boulder
    ECW World Heavyweight (2)
    ECW Television
    ECW World Tag Team (3) 1w/Taz, 2w/Rob Van Dam
    NWA World Heavyweight
    WWC Universal Heavyweight
  • Why they will get in: He was a true innovator in the ring.
  • Why they won't get in: His WWE run was far from memorable
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Wrestled Terry Funk & Shane Douglas to a Triangle Match, 60 minute draw (2/5/94)
    2.  Defeats Cactus Jack  (12/29/95)
    3.  Wins the ECW World Title in a very bloody and dangerous BarbedWire Match (8/9/97)
    4.  Wrestles Rob Van Dam to a 30 minute draw (5/3/98)
    5.  Loses to Taz in failed ECW Title Shot (3/21/99)

Should Sabu be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5%

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+1 #2 thecriddler 2015-04-22 16:05
Quoting Roboze:
anyone that thinks Sabu should not be in HOF really knows nothing about wrestling! please go and research some of his matches, probably one of the most innovative wrestlers of all time. this guy was the original high flying risk taker, constantly giving WTF moments! a true legend that is very much underated, wrestling is more than just wwe, people :lol:


Agreed - not to mention WWE owns the rights to all the things he accomplished in ECW so technically all of that can be considered in his induction
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+1 #1 Roboze 2014-11-01 23:23
anyone that thinks Sabu should not be in HOF really knows nothing about wrestling! please go and research some of his matches, probably one of the most innovative wrestlers of all time. this guy was the original high flying risk taker, constantly giving WTF moments! a true legend that is very much underated, wrestling is more than just wwe, people :lol:
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