Paid Members tiger_rick Posted March 20, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted March 20, 2017 Quite possibly the best and most perfectly presented match in the history of the WWF/E is 20 years old on Thursday. There are probably members on here who weren't born when this match happened but it still feels a "couple of years ago" to me. It's astonshing that this match came about at all given it was never really the plan until weeks before when Michaels had his latest hissy fit. In the midst of a poor drawing Mania and with little semblance of a plan to combat WCW's dominance in the ratings battle comes this beautiful match with a stunning finish that sets up an incredible heel turn, a summer long cross border war and straps a rocket to the back of the biggest draw in wrestling. The visuals from the match absolutely defined the attitude era and sold a gazillion video tapes. The match itself is fantastic. Utterly flawless. I think these two had the best chemistry of any two wrestlers I ever saw. This is seven stars (fuck Kenny Powers). The match at Survivor Series is Six and nine tenths. WCW destroyed them in 1997. They won the ratings battle every single week. Fucking Uncensored outgrew WrestleMania. Starrcade mullered them. But it was never as interesting on a weekly basis with it's formulaic, nWo-centric shite. Nor, for all the name talent they had, could they produce anything remotely close to this match or the Taker/Michaels Hell in a Cell that's also magnificent. They just weren't in the same league, good as Rey/Eddie at Halloween Havoc is for that style of match. 20 years though. I feel ancient. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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