The Four Horsemen - The Toughest Incarnation - July 26, 2003
From 1985 to 2000, the Four Horsemen were a force to be reckoned with. Members came and went, but the idea always stayed the same .. the best - the elite - the symbol of excellence. Seeing Double-A Arn Anderson on RAW last Monday got me to thinking about and missing the Horsemen. And it got me to wondering. Which group in the Horsemen's illustrious history was the best? Here are the different incarnations of the Four Horsemen..
Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson, Tully Blancard, Ric Flair w/ JJ Dillion
Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson, Tully Blancard, Lex Lugar w/ JJ Dillon
Arn Anderson, Tully Blancard, Ric Flair and Barry Windham w/ JJ Dillon
Arn Anderson, Barry WIndham, Sid Vicious, Ric Flair w/ JJ Dillon
Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, and Sting
Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, and Paul Roma
Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit with Woman and Liz
Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael with Woman, Liz, & Debra
Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, Arn Anderson, Steve McMichael, Jeff Jarrett with Woman, Debra, Liz
Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, Curt Hennig with Woman & Debra
Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, and Steve McMichael with Arn Anderson
I think that's all the incarnations, but I may have missed one or two - and after much thinking, I think the toughest group was the 3rd one - the one that had Flair as the NWA World Champion, Tully and Arn as the NWA Tag Team Champions, and Barry Windham as the U.S. Champion - all under the watchful eyes of JJ Dillion. They controlled all the gold, so they controlled WCW. No group has ever had that kind of control, either before then or since. Just awesome baby!!