So my boss at work mentioned that he recently checked out an episode of Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. After a few minutes, he became unimpressed with Ventura’s strange choice of people to interview.
” ‘The Body’s’ Conspiracy Theory show had about as much credibility as he did when he beat Tony Garea in 1985,” my boss wrote to me by email.
Wow. That single line sent me back in time, because while a teen, I can vividly recall watching Ventura and Garea fight on Prime Time Wrestling in June 1985.
The part of the match I remember the most is when Ventura launched Garea into the ropes, causing Garea’s neck to get caught (about 5:30 into this video clip from Madison Square Garden).
You don’t see the neck-in-the-ropes spot often these days, probably because Mick Foley partially tore his ear off performing a similar stunt in a German match in 1994.
Garea lost the match to Ventura, but as my boss quite correctly stated, beating Garea was merely a small stepping stone and not a major victory.