Paid Members air_raid Posted February 11, 2022 Paid Members Share Posted February 11, 2022 So, I went to live wrestling for nearly 25 years between March 94 and Feb 19. In that time, I was lucky enough to see virtually everyone I’d give a shit about. Not all of them in the characters that they’d become huge as, some of them only in short dark or comedy matches, some of them near the end of their run (in one of the biggest names case, his last match), some past their prime, but some at their absolute peak. Point is, I saw them wrestle. I saw nearly every name I’d want to from mid 90s WWF and WCW fame, into the Attitude Era. Hogan, Perfect, Sid, LOD, Bret, Shawn, Kev, Kid, Bam Bam, Bulldog, Owen, Vader, Foley, Taker, Austin, Rocky, Hunter, Angle, Show, Hardys, Dudleys, Benoit, Eddy, Sting, Luger, Steiners, Baz Windham, Dustin, big Ron. I saw everyone I wanted to from later WWE years too - Lesnar, Cena, Orton, Reigns, Rollins, Drew, Lashley, Balor, RVD, Rey, Becky Sasha Bayley and Charlotte, Paige, Asuka, Alexa, you name them. When I got into indies I got to see everyone I wanted, mostly at the peak of their Indy darling stage - AJ, Joe, Bryan, Daniels, Punk, Aries, the Machine Guns, anyone of note that toured with TNA. Between BritWres, indies and actually going to Japan I managed to see plenty of the 90s names from New Japan I’d loved - Liger, Ohtani, Kanemoto - and everyone that made early Noah great - Musawa, Kobashi, Akiyama, Marufuji, Kenta - and everyone you’d want from the Tana/Nakamura/Naito/Okada/Shibata generation. Finally, a whole new wave of Indy or NXT products - Alpha, Revival, Matt Riddle, and anyone worth seeing in BritWres. Two that took me forever to tick off finally rolled around in 2018 - Chris Jericho and Randy Orton. One in the Tokyo Dome, one in a dark match in Manchester. But it got me thinking today about who I missed out on, not including guys who’s retirement I just overlapped with, or guys that didn’t tour Britain while I was still financially dependent on my parents for going to shows. Top of my list, no doubt, would be Scott Hall. I never got to see Chico wrestle. The night I went to my first show, the Razor man was in Germany. If I’d been able to pester my way into going to the Hart Attack tour later in the year, I’d have seen him, and Yokozuna who’s in the same boat. They’re my top two. In later years it would be nice to say I’d seen Dave Batista and Edge, but that’s it, and if you pushed me to look at Japan… Kawada and Sasuke, otherwise I’ve done OK. Oh and…. sure would have been nice to watch Trish Stratus. I know that’s 7 rather than “one” but hey, it’s been a long time. What about the rest of you? Anyone been fanatical about going to shows but missed out on seeing anyone special within your specific interests that you feel is a big absence on your list? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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