Ron Garvin


I understand why Ron Garvin's NWA World Title Reign is universally

recognized as a bust. What I don't understand are all the people in

the comments of the Starrcade 87 thread that think the guy was an

idiot for accepting the push.

He was already well past 42 when he got the title, and earned main

event pay throughout his reign.  The exposure probably increased his

booking rate when he left JCP, and may have helped him land the cushy

WWF gig that gave him enough savings to retire comfortably. Why on

earth should he have passed up on that?

From a money perspective of course he would have been dumb to turn it down.  I don’t think anyone is arguing otherwise.  It’s more from a self respect and drawing power perspective that people argue against it.