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Sabu

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Also known as Sabu The Elephant Boy, Terry Brunk, Terry Snuka, Terry Essar

Current gimmick: Sabu
Promotion: Freelancer
Age: 50 years
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Gender: male
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight: 224 lbs (102 kg)
Relatives in wrestling: The Sheik (Onkel)
Background in sports: Ringen
Alter egos: Sabu
    a.k.a.  Sabu The Elephant Boy
Terry Brunk
Terry Essar
Terry Snuka
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
Promoter
Trainer
Missing localized string "ibCareerDebutDateWrestler": 1985
Wrestling style: Techniker, High Flyer, Hardcore
Trainer: The Sheik
Nickname(s): "Human Highlight Reel", "The Homicidal Suicidal Genocidal Death-Defying Maniac"
Trademark holds: Arabian Facebuster, Camel Clutch, Arabian Skullcrusher, Air Sabu, Triple Jump Moonsault
Sabu
Terry Essar (Independent, 1985) Sabu (Independent, 1993) Sabu (NJPW, 1995) Sabu (ECW, 1996) Sabu (ECW, 1997) Sabu (Independent, 2001) Sabu (Independent, 2003) Sabu (HUSTLE, 2004) Sabu (TNA, 2005) Sabu (WWE, 2006) Sabu (WWE, 2007) Sabu (Independent, 2009) Sabu (TNA, 2010) Sabu (Independent, 2014)
Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
DanTalksRasslin wrote on 15.06.2015:
[8.0] "Sabu is a truly one-of-a-kind wrestler, known for his extreme style, insane risks and steel-chair artistry. His style was primarily spot-based and he is somewhat notorious for sometimes botching his aerial offense, but it's a style that contrasts well with many of his opponents and can work in his favor to create compelling and often jaw-dropping matches. Still appears regularly on the indy circuit and, though he's perhaps lost a few steps in recent years, he's still able to pull off many of his signature spots to please the crowd."
wwefan534 wrote on 30.05.2015:
[4.0] "Sabu was crazy and could put on an entertaining match. But he could not talk and had no charisma. He as kind of a stuntman but not a top star."
gondel wrote on 07.05.2015:
[10.0] "A Hardcore legend, an ECW original. In TNA he has a decent shot with some great hardcore matches..."
Doctor Rags wrote on 27.04.2015:
[7.0] "Sabu is great on paper - the gimmick, the look, the style; everything works. Unfortunately, however, he's infamously inconsistent in execution and his in-ring style relies far too heavily on gimmicks. That said, he's a legend in small doses on small stages."
Leone wrote on 23.12.2014:
[8.0] "In the 1990s there was nobody like Sabu in wrestling. The "Crazy Wild Foreigner" gimmick has been done before, but few captured the audience attention in terms of a wrestler's craziness in move set and risks like he did. As the 1st wrestler to do a moonsault on an opponent through a table on the outside, and someone who uses a chair to triple-jump a variety of flying planchas, leg drops and sentons, it's easy to say he was a bit mad. To go along with this, few wrestlers have the "battle look", as Sabu rarely ever got stitches, leading to him having a torso that looks like he was sliced up with knives on many occasions. While he maintained an excellent balance between his wild man-highflying and actually telling a story as a professional wrestler, it is true that by his 40s he was becoming more and more focused on simply performing his trademarks and then going on to the next show. His moves could also be seen as high risk because of how terrible they can look if he messes up. Especially in the triple jump. In the 1990s he was well worth a watch. By the time he arrived at the WWE in mid 2000s, it's safe to say he should probably consider hanging up the boots."
JMTheBadOne wrote on 04.12.2014:
[8.0] "The well-travelled homicidal, suicidal, genocidal, death-defying maniac is one of the most extreme wrestlers ever to set foot in a ring."
dantethescrub wrote on 26.05.2014:
[9.0] "Sabu is a highly misunderstood Pro Wrestler. His high flying offense is way ahead of it's time.... but could be overlooked. Well into the 1990's you had guys like Sasuke, Hayabusa, Scorpio or Rey Mysterio kind of perfecting the craft that Sabu help build. Sabu is like a last of his breed, wild antics and not giving a damn what he does to himself (as long as his opponent is way at worse for wear as much as he is), his old school mentality that his uncle, the late great The Shiek help build, earned him the name "The Human Highlight Reel"and helping him perfect "His" style. Sabu also doesn't get enough credit for his mat work. When some think of mat work they think of Rega, Malenko, Benoit or Johnny Saint-Fancy escapes and whatnot. Those are cool but people fail to realize that Sabu is fundamental sound on the mat, in the sense that he wears down his oppenets and grind them out. Some may call him botchy or whatever but what do you call a man with nothing to lose ? ."
itagorehorror wrote on 28.12.2013:
[9.0] "Sabu, especially in his time, one of the most hardcore wrestlers around. With companies like Big Japan Pro Wrestling, Freedoms, CZW etc. who continue to create more hardcore wrestling Sabu's work sometimes looks less extreme but there is one thing that most of the wrestlers in these companies don't have, and that's the charisma that Sabu had. The character suited him amazingly well and got along fine with his crazy stunts and his scarred body. Sabu always puts his body on the line for the fans. Most guys would quit the match when half their bicep was torn appart, but not Sabu. The fans had paid to see a show and that is what he would give them, no matter what."

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Average Rating: 7.74
Average in 2015: 8.24
Average in 2014: 8.40
Average in 2013: 7.75
Average in 2012: 8.88
Average in 2011: 7.94
Average in 2010: 7.64
Average in 2009: 7.84
Average in 2008: 8.15
Average in 2007: 7.34

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