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Anyone recommend some good Arn Anderson matches? I heard his name a lot recently and was curious. In fact Four Horsemen in general.
Check out the Four Horsemen dvd put out by the WWE. Anderson looks gold in that documentary and the matches that follow.
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Ever popular Arn vs Flair match is on the set. Plus, WARGAMES. +1 on the Horseman DVD rec.

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What an incredible match! Steamboat's rib injury sell is stupendous. Steamboat in this match was on defense the entire match even when he was on offense because it seemed every move was focused of Steamboat keeping Austin away from his injury with arm locks and flurries of strikes; while the rest of the match is Austin working over the injury with an excellent body scissors, knees and shots to the gut. The chemistry between these two is one of my favorites ever between two wrestlers. They had a perfect face veteran vs. young heel dynamic added to the storytelling & character roles in their matches. It may be cliché but their styles clashed so well together. Austin was flat out great in his ‘Stunning’ run in WCW, and Steamboat was Steamboat and that is one of the absolute best workers ever making this match and his opponent look like gold.


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Hard to believe the person hardest on "Stunning" Steve Austin was himself. He often underrates his WCW career b/c he wasn't allowed to rise up in the ranks. Doesn't take away from the general great work he busted out during his tenure with the company.

I'm willing to bet that match has some of their 1994 matches trumped. It is 1992 after all. Only going by what I've noticed to be common fact, haha. I'll give that a watch eventually. If not tonight. Re-Watched the Horseman DVD again a few nights ago so I'm craving some more great WCW work.

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It's very easy to forget just how amazing a worker Austin really was but watching his Stunning Steve run (particularly the Steamboat matches) really highlights the fact. One could only imagine what quality we would have seen had his neck injury not limited his ability to perform as he was just hitting his stride at that time having had one of the greatest matches of all time only months prior. The actual quality of the subsequent body of work is further testament to his in-ring prowess given his limitations and his character/storytelling more than made up for much of it.


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While I do think Austin was one of the few shining spots of actual wrestling or great matches during the Attitude Era, I wished during his hottest point he got to work more calculated bouts. Since the flavor of the month at the time was wild and out of control type bouts he was regulated to having to brawl most of the time. Austin made that work the majority of the time vs the likes of Undertaker, Foley, & Kane, although it did limit him. As did the injury. (although he still put in 100% and if you didn't know he got injured it probably never would have crossed your mind)

Austin used to be a mad bump machine during his "Stunning" days. He was one of those workers. Like a Pillman or a Hennig where they'll take the full brunt of a move and more. I mark for workers like that, who ironically I guess(?) always seemed to be heels - minus Foley & Funk who worked that way all the time.

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Part of the appeal of the Bret Hart/Steve Austin matches was the aura of technical wrestling that got personal and out of hand. Those successes may have had some effect on moving the business into that brawling/violent direction.


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Certainly. Especially when the early part of the Attitude Era was finding it's niche with that sort of stuff. Trying new things & taking it away from the original WWF and even New Generation approach. Foley was a catalyst for increasing the style in his wars vs Undertaker. Then Austin blew up and it followed along with him too. Before you know it, brawling was more common place than actual hold for hold wrestling.

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Just watched a couple videos of Dennis Rodman when he used to be part of the nWo with Hollywood Hogan. So classic and nostalgic. Can anyone explain to me why the current WWE no longer does this? I remember when they would book pretty big personalities (of the time) and have them team up with someone else. The match was awful but I remember they booked the Misfits to fight alongside Vampiro, and then of course there were those couple matches with Dennis Rodman. Have there been any recent matches like this?

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Just watched a couple videos of Dennis Rodman when he used to be part of the nWo with Hollywood Hogan. So classic and nostalgic. Can anyone explain to me why the current WWE no longer does this? I remember when they would book pretty big personalities (of the time) and have them team up with someone else. The match was awful but I remember they booked the Misfits to fight alongside Vampiro, and then of course there were those couple matches with Dennis Rodman. Have there been any recent matches like this?
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