Talk’n WCW #27: Barry Windham
With agility and coordination that belies his massive frame, it should be illegal for Barry Windham to make professional wrestling look so damn easy. But it was easy come, easy go for Windham, a gifted athlete remarkably devoid of ego and pretension. Of course, when you're as good as this stacked Sweetwater, Texas native, there's never any real threat to your spot. Greg, Tim, and Jenny are back to break all this down, and more, on a beefy edition of Talk'n WCW! Throughout our spotlight, we check in with Windham as a 2nd generation journeyman taking the NWA by storm in a tag team classic that has EVERYTHING! Then, it's an under-the-radar bout following BW's roguish turn as a Horseman featuring some curious heel-face dynamics. Finally, we cap things off with "The Lone Wolf" stepping to an unorthodox world championship challenger.
Along the way, you'll find out why we consider Windham a pioneer of the balls-to-the-wall modern big match tag team wrestling formula. Indeed, as the marker of a truly special talent, he made everyone better by association. It's no coincidence that Barry's introduction as the 4th Horsemen is widely considered the most acclaimed iteration of the legendary faction. Cementing his status a master-of-all trades, no less an authority than Ric Flair has remarked that he and Windham casually engaged in countless 5-star singles encounters up and down the house show circuit, thrilling local crowds night after night. With a mere glimpse into Barry Windham's illustrious career, we have done our best to impart that greatness to you.
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