Re: Tonight a legend retired
First match I ever saw of his was against Rob Van Dam at the ECW Living Dangerously 1999 Pay-Per-View & they stole the show. It was a big reason why I got so into ECW, admittedly. It was the first time I had ever really saw table spots. They had a really good rematch during the Hardcore Heaven 1999 PPV as well. Even though Rob Van Dam won both matches (*spoilers*), Jerry Lynn came out of them looking like a million bucks.
Upon re-watching them years later, I don't feel like they really stand the test of time all too well. Seeing them as a teenager with fresh eyes though, they were incredible. Nowadays, a lot of the originality that made them special is gone & the overall bar has been raised to a point where they just sort of feel like they're stalling until the next big "Oh my god!" spot.
A lot of respect for Jerry Lynn.