Shikat vs Londos

Dick ShikatUntitled

Height: 1.85 cm (6′ 1″)
Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs)
Debut: ???
Trainers: ???

NWA World Heavyweight Champion – Association Version
World Heavyweight Champion


UntitledJim Londos

Height: 1.73 cm (5′ 8″)
Weight: 98 kg (216 lbs)
Debut: 1917
Trainers: ???

NWA World Heavyweight Champion – Association Version
World Heavyweight Champion


Londos is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time. That’s because, even though he was short in stature, he had a huge personality visible through his matches. In this encounter against Shikat, the size difference is clear. Still, it gives a sense of drama to the match. Londos never looks out place. The way he approaches the match has an inexplicable sense of realism to it. When I watch a modern day wrestling match with a classic David vs Goliath story, I still look for that Londos feeling. I personally believe every wrestler about to face a taller opponent should watch this match. You can hear the crowd going crazy for the underdog. You know, I was never a fan of this dynamic but I think it’s part of human psychology. We always tend to cheer the underdog. What happens when the underdog is a champion, though? I mean that because Londos himself was a star. What is it to the human mind that we cheer the small guy even if the small guy is actually a favorite? Maybe we all identify to him. We never see ourselves as the dominant brute heel. We’re always the brave tiny babyface, and, even when we win, we feel like we had to go through all the odds.

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