The Broomstick Paradox

From the The SmarK 24/7 Retro Rant for WCW WrestleWar 90 / NWA World title: Ric Flair v. Lex Luger:

This was classic Flair getting beat up by a bigger opponent, and not only can Flair carry a broomstick to ***, he can carry Luger to ****1/2 because this match rocked. So there you go — Luger is *1/2 better than a broomstick.”

From The SmarK Rant for NWA WrestleWar 89 – Music City Showdown (05.07.89) / US title:  Lex Luger v. Michael Hayes

“Wasn’t exactly a peak Luger match, but it was fine for what he had to work with.  ***”

If Lex Luger equals broomstick plus *1/2 and Michael Hayes equals Ric Flair minus *1/2, then;
– Michael Hayes equals broomstick, and; 
– Lex Luger equals Ric Flair

By the powers of transference, it would appear that chants of “We want Flair!” were, in fact, chants for “We want Luger!” 

Who, aside from Jim Herd, knew?


I WAS TOLD THERE WOULDN'T BE MATH!