Sabu’s legacy


Sabu is reportedly retiring. What do you think his legacy should be? I was fascinated to read he finished 2nd in the 1995 Wrestling Observer Awards for both Wrestler of the Year and Most Outstanding Wrestler. 


To me, he changed the business, influenced a generation of wrestlers, and never got the credit or stardom he deserved. What say you?
He was a great and influential worker who unfortunately destroyed his own body and was too flaky to cash in on his own fame.  Had he stuck around WCW in 95 and played ball he probably could have retired comfortably but he always had the small time indie mentality and couldn’t adjust to the boom period.