The 10 Matches You Take...
Posted 24 July 2004 - 07:29 PM
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 12:53 AM
Eddy Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio Jnr : Halloween Havoc 97
Aj Styles vs Paul London : ROH Night Of Grudges
Bret Hart vs Shawn Micheals : Iron Man Match, Wrestlemania XII
The Great Muta vs Jushin "Thunder" Lyger : NJPW 20th October 96
Low Ki vs Christopher Daniels vs Doug Williams vs Spanky : ROH Crowning a champion
"Macho Man"Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior- Wrestlemania VII
CM Punk vs Chris Hero : IWA MS "When Hero Met Punk"
Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit : Royal Rumble 01
The Hardy Boyz vs The Dudley Boyz vs Edge & Christian : Wrestlemania X7
Posted 25 July 2004 - 01:15 AM
Posted 25 July 2004 - 01:54 AM
The overall spectacle of this match will never be topped. Even after seeing the clip literally hundreds of times I still get chills whenever I watch the match
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psychosis [Bash at the Beach 1996]
For some reason this has always been a favourite of mine. Just an awesome fast paced match that was still relatively new at the time. Both guys were virtually unknown and were put out there first on the most hyped WCW PPV in a long time. They delivered and more.
Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon [Ladder, Summerslam 1995]
I always preferred the rematch to their Wrestlemania encounter. Both of them being faces at the time added a lot to the experience, as (rarely at the time) it wasn't about wanting someone to win and someone to lose but rather just seeing them have a great match that you'd remember for years down the line.
The Steiners vs. Sting & Lex Luger [Superbrawl 1]
Still one of my favourite tag matches of all time. If it wasn't for the rather crap finish it would likely be my favourite tag match ever. All four guys were at the top of their game here, with the Rick/Luger exchanges standing out for me. The spot where Steiner tries for a flying shoulderblock at a charging Luger, only to end up being spun round in mid air solely from the impact is even better than Luger's clothesline that almost decapitates Rick Steiner.
Goldberg vs. Hulk Hogan [Nitro 1998]
For me this match is the pinnacle of the WCW boom. Such an awesome sight seeing the seemingly endless rows of fans exploding when Goldberg finally pins Hogan.
Steve Austin vs. The Rock [Wrestlemania 17]
What more can be said? Perhaps the greatest performance of any one wrestler in history.
Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit [Nitro 1999]
Just a great, no frills match and the last great match of Bret's career.
Edge & Christian vs. Hardy Boyz [Ladder, No Mercy 1999]
To this day I still prefer this match over all of the TLC affairs. It may not have been as spectacular but that's one of the reasons I like it so much. With TLC you expected all of the crazy bumps and falls, but going into this match there was very little hype whatsoever. It was basically a midcard match which Terri was the real focus of, but the match blew everyone away. Some of the stuff they came up with was just insane at the time.
Ric Flair vs. Vader [Starrcade 1993]
The homecoming of Flair, combined with Vader's ultra stiff offense and Flair's title win is enough for me to pick this.
Junkyard Battle Royal [Bash at the Beach 1999]
So sue me, I found this entertaining in a twisted sort of way. Just seeing everyone killing themselves for such little reward and the entire thing turning into a huge clusterfuck when half of them go down with injuries during the match was a lot of fun to watch. It's along the same lines as the Doomsday Match from Uncensored 1996, which I would have actually included here if I hadn't already used Luger and Flair
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 02:06 AM