319. Kendo Nagasaki

319. Kendo Nagasaki
Some fans may remember a Kendo Nagasaki who competed in various promotions in North America as a mid card heel.  However, in the United Kingdom the original Kendo Nagasaki was a white British man named Peter Thornley who was actually the biggest draw in England for years.  Thornley was not a well built man, nor was he technically skilled, but he created a character that captured the imaginations of wrestling fans.  Could that type of resume ever mean anything to a wrestling Hall of Fame based in North America?

Should they be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 25%
No way! - 50%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Peter Thornley (Real Name)
  • Billed From: Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom
  • Key Championships Held: WWA World Heavyweight
    British All Star
  • Why they will get in: There is a possibility of a British only superstar to make the Hall
  • Why they won't get in: That possibility is remote indeed
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Sensational match in Britain’s ITV with Wayne Bridges in which his mask nearly comes off (5/12/71)
    2.  Begins long feud with Big Daddy (12/13/75)
    3.  Has ceremonial unmasking which draws huge numbers on television (12/16/77)
    4.  Becomes British Heavyweight Champion defeating Wayne Bridges (9/12/87)
    5.  Has a brutal encounter in attempt to beat Giant Haystacks for the championship, but abandons the match when his mask is dislodged (10/4/91)

Should they be in the Hall of Fame?

(You must be registered and logged in to vote!)
Definitely put them in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 25%
No way! - 50%
Last modified on Sunday, 24 May 2015 17:46

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0 #2 Committee Chairman 2012-07-14 17:10
Possibly. I think when we got this low, we were starting to look at the International scene, where Thronley was a major icon in England.
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0 #1 Knuckles 2012-07-08 00:40
So this is the "original" and not the guy who gave Florida and Texas faces fits during the 80's? I think the other one has a better shot.
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