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On the subject of Mick Foley I think that Mick is an top 10 overall talent in wrestling history.

In ECW, Mick's promo work with his left field promos and especially the "anti hardcore" promos delivered from a wrestler's standpoint where Mick questions if risking health and body is worth the brief adulation from fickle, bloodthirsty fans that care more about the brand than the wrestlers and who turn on anyone in a second I belive are certainly some of the most unique and well delivered promos of the 90s. It is also quite impressive that Mick Foley was able to get two of his three gimicks to legendary status and all three of his gimmicks to main event status while having to do comedic, serious and psychotic sides of the characters, Mankind in particular was brilliantly performed. You look at Mick in the ring and while he wasn't very technically proficient, he still was a good worker who had some classic matches and got the most out of who he was wrestling and adapted his odd style to whoever he wrestled.

Perhaps the greatest testiment to Mick's career is looking at Mick as an elevator of talent. As mentioned he helped Undertaker's career by bringing out a new aspect in Taker and generating some interest back into an at the time waining character. Mick was also the first one called upon for Austin to defend the strap against. When Triple H was being questioned for getting the belt to soon and not being able to be an a plus player, Mick Foley came in and the two had their fantastic feud and awesome street fight which went a long way in showing Triple H could be a franchise guy. More recently Mick elevated a young Randy Orton to new career heights and Edge's feud with Mick was the precursor to Edge going on to be a top wrestler in the E for the next several years. Perhaps most importantly is Mick's benefit to the Rock. The Rock was shaping up to be a special talent and was already a big time wrestler, but after the Rock's brutality of Mick Foley in their feud and most importantly the R and S connection brought out the comedic charisma combined with the natural chemistry the Rock could have with anyone which is ultimately what led the Rock to getting to the pinnacle of wrestling. All of these people mentioned are huge names that Mick varying degrees elevated. (well maybe not Austin) Even Mickey Whipwreck was a huge benefactor of Mick's elevating abilities.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZUFul49LJw

if this is the Rey/malenko from Germany that I've seen then everyone should watch it. It's not the worst quality in the world like how I saw it too.

Also from the same show.....

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if this is the Rey/malenko from Germany that I've seen then everyone should watch it. It's not the worst quality in the world like how I saw it too.

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On the subject of Mick Foley I think that Mick is an top 10 overall talent in wrestling history.

In ECW, Mick's promo work with his left field promos and especially the "anti hardcore" promos delivered from a wrestler's standpoint where Mick questions if risking health and body is worth the brief adulation from fickle, bloodthirsty fans that care more about the brand than the wrestlers and who turn on anyone in a second I belive are certainly some of the most unique and well delivered promos of the 90s. It is also quite impressive that Mick Foley was able to get two of his three gimicks to legendary status and all three of his gimmicks to main event status while having to do comedic, serious and psychotic sides of the characters, Mankind in particular was brilliantly performed. You look at Mick in the ring and while he wasn't very technically proficient, he still was a good worker who had some classic matches and got the most out of who he was wrestling and adapted his odd style to whoever he wrestled.

Perhaps the greatest testiment to Mick's career is looking at Mick as an elevator of talent. As mentioned he helped Undertaker's career by bringing out a new aspect in Taker and generating some interest back into an at the time waining character. Mick was also the first one called upon for Austin to defend the strap against. When Triple H was being questioned for getting the belt to soon and not being able to be an a plus player, Mick Foley came in and the two had their fantastic feud and awesome street fight which went a long way in showing Triple H could be a franchise guy. More recently Mick elevated a young Randy Orton to new career heights and Edge's feud with Mick was the precursor to Edge going on to be a top wrestler in the E for the next several years. Perhaps most importantly is Mick's benefit to the Rock. The Rock was shaping up to be a special talent and was already a big time wrestler, but after the Rock's brutality of Mick Foley in their feud and most importantly the R and S connection brought out the comedic charisma combined with the natural chemistry the Rock could have with anyone which is ultimately what led the Rock to getting to the pinnacle of wrestling. All of these people mentioned are huge names that Mick varying degrees elevated. (well maybe not Austin) Even Mickey Whipwreck was a huge benefactor of Mick's elevating abilities.
Don't forget that mind games match with HBK. He brought something out of Shawn at the time that no one else did. Mick is a true legend who has mad so many guys look amazing lets not forget his feuds with Sting and Vader as well


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZUFul49LJw

if this is the Rey/malenko from Germany that I've seen then everyone should watch it. It's not the worst quality in the world like how I saw it too.

Also from the same show.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm01-GTZiuI


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Wanted to watch some old school Southern tag team matches and gave a watch to the UWF Badstreet match between Ted DiBiase & Dr. Death vs. Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes. A fun match consisting of two great workers in Terry Gordy and Dr. Death and two mediocre workers in Michael Hayes and Ted Dibiase. Gordy and Williams carried the whole damn thing. Alright, alright, Hayes and Dibiase both pulled their weight in this match as well but the encounters between Williams and Gordy were the best part of it. Although Hayes busting Dr. Death open with his Cowboy boots was great also.

Rating: ★★★½

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Attitude Era

Hey everyone, just have a quick question. For a while now I've been wanting to go back and watch the attitude era and Im trying to decide where I should start. I want to watch at the peak of Austin and the Rock and was thinking maybe watch from 98-01. Any suggestions or opinions on the topic? Also does anyone know where I can download every episode and ppv from those years? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Start from early 1997. You don't want to miss what is arguably their greatest year ever. Two 5star matches that year, awesome Austin/Hart feud and Austins rise to superstardom, birth of DX, Canada/USA feud, Kane/Undertaker feud, visual change and presentation of the company, first ever hardcore match, first ever HIAC etc. etc.
DO NOT miss WWF 97.

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Hey everyone, just have a quick question. For a while now I've been wanting to go back and watch the attitude era and Im trying to decide where I should start. I want to watch at the peak of Austin and the Rock and was thinking maybe watch from 98-01. Any suggestions or opinions on the topic? Also does anyone know where I can download every episode and ppv from those years? Any help is greatly appreciated.
I would start the raw after the Montreal screw job, that is a great place to start.
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Start from early 1997. You don't want to miss what is arguably their greatest year ever. Two 5star matches that year, awesome Austin/Hart feud and Austins rise to superstardom, birth of DX, Canada/USA feud, Kane/Undertaker feud, visual change and presentation of the company, first ever hardcore match, first ever HIAC etc. etc.
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