Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I can't stop watching.
La Parka v. Ice Train (Nitro 2/3/97)
I do not remember Teddy Long eve being this fat. Fun heavy v. cruiser match, where the cruiser doesn’t actually look that much smaller than the heavy. Park bumps nicely for Ice Train’s stuff, and Ice Train is fine enough offensively. Train has a beautiful standing splash, too.
La Parka v. Ice Train (Nitro 2/24/97)
Park must have watched the other match and thought ‘you know what Adolfo? That was OK, but let’s really hit home this time’. This was much better. It had a thing of Park trying to get Train down with spin kicks, but Train just had too much power to be too phased by most of it. Then Train’d WIPE Parka out with a clothesline, and Park bumped big for it. Hell, his bumping her was better in general than in the first match. The top rope spin kick looked better, the corkscrew was hit more cleanly, the crossbody catch was smoother (though the first match having a near-deadlift was badass), Park jumping Train at the beginning was a better start, and hell, even Train’s splash (which he calls ‘Tran Wreck’) looked better. It was like a standing Superfly splash. Great shit.
La Parka/Silver King v. Villano IV & V (Saturday Night 1/29/00)
What’s with the weird tag structure in WCW? I mean crap I got la Parka bumping big for Villano IV here so I can’t complain about anything, but these tags are oddly put together. We get Silver King playing FIP, and then Parka kind of tags in and wrecks himself on a corkscrew, and then they go back to King being FIP. Seems bizarre that you wouldn’t have King play FIP, then have Park tag in and destroy shit. He won with like, one move, as well…..and I’m pretty sure he never tagged in. Again, I can’t complain, because this was flat out awesomely fun.
La Parka v. Glacier (Nitro 1/27/97)
Well this ruled. Glacier blocks Park’s strikes with karate-like movements after Park tries to get him to agree to bow. Parka’s shit looks awesome here – the spin kick, the corkscrew, the piledriver, all great. GREAT spot near the end where Park is sitting on the top turnbuckle facing the outside, and Glacier pulls him so Park goes face-first into an open chair. Glacier’s a guy who I think looks shockingly impressive every time I see him, to the point where it isn’t really a shock any more. I think I need to watch more of him.
La Parka v. Sid Vicious (Saturday Night Mid-1999)
Like a minute long, but Park is one of the most charismatic wrestlers of all time, so you can count on him to do at least one cool thing in every match. Here he throws a clothesline to Sid, and sells his own arm as if someone swung it into a basketball post. Sid no-sells a dropkick and then hits two finishers to win.
La Parka v. Psicosis (Spring Stampede 4/19/98)
I hate WCW PPV crowds. I watched Big Bubba v. John Tenta from GAB96 a couple of months ago and thought it was an awesome slugfest. The crowd was dead as shit. This was pretty awesome in its own right and I didn’t hear a peep from the audience. These two start by stiffing the fucking fuck out of each other with palm chops, and then hit what is basically a back and forth finish run for six-eight minutes. Few looney spots, like the Psicosis was on the apron, grabbed Park’s leg (who was on the turnbuckle…STRUTTING), and crutching him. Park also tumbled when Psic cost him a move while he was on the ropes. The dives were looney as well, naturally. Psicosis hits a dive as good as anybody in history. Parka using the ‘no you don’t’ hair-pull-up pin was lame, but if this happened with a hot (or even somewhat non fucking dead) syndicate audience, it’d probably be more remembered as a super match.