Grecian Posted April 20, 2018 Share Posted April 20, 2018 The match that made me love wrestling... Ultimate Warrior vs Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania 6 - Everything about this was perfect. I was desperate for Warrior to win, having grown to loathe Hogan and how stuipidly fake everything was about him. Their staredown in the Rumble planted the seed in young Grecian's mind, then it became a full-blown reality. I wore out the video tape watching and rewinding it so much. Shame that it didn't lead to Warrior being the industry-leading face I was looking for, but while it lasted, it was beautiful. The man who made kept me watching when wrestling wasn't cool anymore... Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon, WM 10 This one utterly blew me away. I was a little HBK fan, even at a young age I was getting fed up of the whiter-than-white babyfaces, I liked the guys with a bit of edge to them (aside from Tatanka, of course), and HBK's arrogance just appealed to me. I knew he was good, and then I watched this... for a kid growing up in Devon, this was something else altogether. It looks tame when you've seen Jeff Hardy and co go off the top of a ladder, but for the first mainstream weapons-based gimmick match I ever watched, it was stunning. The man I love more than any other... Undertaker vs Kurt Angle (No Way Out 2006) I could have gone with virtually any Undertaker match, but I've opted for one that I end up watching more than any other - the match that should have main evented WM22, ahead of Kurt in the Rey triple threat and Taker vs Henry. A blinding match, with more reversals than in any other match, ever. Even though he lost, the surprise return at the end of the 2006 Rumble, and this blinding effort, explains why the Undertaker remains not only my wrestling hero, but my all-time hero, ahead of my father, footballers and Robert de Niro. And despite wanting him to bow out after the Reigns match, I still got goosebumps at Mania this year. My favourite match... Bret Hart vs British Bulldog, Summerslam 1992 My niece loves wrestling and has a thing for Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. As a caring and doting uncle, I've taken it upon myself to give her a proper wrestling history lesson, with the aid of my WWE Network password. The first match I made her watch was this one - everything about it is perfect. Even though I don't especially like Bret, he's awesome in this match, and the drug-addled Bulldog isn't far behind. I can watch this over and over again, and be transported back to 1992, watching this with my grandad, and cheering my head off when Bulldog won. And in case you're wondering, here's my niece's verdict: 'It was good, but could have done with a ladder.' Kids these days are spoiled with gimmick matches. Honourable mentions: HBK vs Tatanka, WM( (cheap DQ ending ruined this one), Taker vs HBK (WM25 and 26), Taker, Batista and Rey (I think?) vs Khail, Henry and Edge from a Cardiff house show in 2008 - first WWE Taker match I ever watched live (shit match, though). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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