Masato Tanaka vs Mike Awesome
ECW Heatwave; 1998/08/02
I'm not seeing all the hype here. Decent match with some awesome (no-pun intended) table spots.
Masato Tanaka vs Mike Awesome
WWE ECW One Night Stand; 2005/06/12
Awesome was pretty shit in this. No selling, weak non-weapon based offense and kicked out of the big near-falls with little effort or passion. Sick little match that was good, but reminded me of a CZW deathmatch because of all the spots and Awesome's performance.
regular tag team match...the 3 that inmediatly come to mind are Brisco Brothers vs Murdoch/Adonis, Austin/HHH vs Benoit/Jericho and Austin/Michaels vs Owen/Bulldog.
I don't remember a time limit draw in the WWE (the closest thing is the Half Bald Kid vs Bret - Iron Man Match). Can't remember Backlund having a great 1 hr match in the WWWF either.
There's a lot of great multi-man matches...the Canadian Stampede mainevent (Hart Fundation vs Austin/Goldust/Shamrock/LOD) is probably my favorite though.
I'm drawing a blank on a classic WWE cruiserweight match but I'm sure there are a couple of them.
My favorite 2/3 falls match is the SD! Edge/Rey vs Angle/Benoit match.
Holy shit thanks for reminding me of this match. I believe it was from 2002. Damn, a lot of people say SD in '03 was the best and while that may be true SD in '02 was BEAST. Every week you were guaranteed 1 or 2 ****+ matches.
Edge/Mysterio were a really good team and everytime they faced the team of Benoit/Angle the two teams just seemed to create magic each time. These two teams just had great chemistry together.
Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler (Royal Rumble) - ***3/4
Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Wade Barrett vs. Kane vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Big Show (Elimination Chamber) - ****1/4
Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes (WrestleMania XXVII) - ***1/2
The Undertaker vs. Triple H (WrestleMania XXVII) - ****1/4
Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio (Extreme Rules) - ****1/4
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk (Capitol Punishment) ***1/2
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger vs. Evan Bourne vs. The Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Alex Riley vs. Rey Mysterio (Money in the Bank) - ****
John Cena vs. CM Punk (Money in the Bank) - *****
Christian vs. Randy Orton (SummerSlam) - ****1/4
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry (Night of Champions) ***
Triple H vs. CM Punk (Night of Champions) **3/4
Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix (Hell in a Cell) **
John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio (Hell in a Cell) ***1/2
Mark Henry vs. Big Show (Vengeance) **3/4
Randy Orton vs. CM Punk (WrestleMania XXVII) ***
Rey Mysterio vs. R-Truth (Over the Limit) ***
Randy Orton vs. Christian (Capitol Punishment) ****
Rey Mysterio, John Morrison & Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz, Alberto Del Rio & R-Truth (SummerSlam) ***1/2
I'd say Punk and Mysterio overall had GREAT chemistry. Sure they never had a "classic" match, but I'm not sure I'd call any of their matches anything less than good. Its amazing what they did at WM with such a short time limit too.
Punk and Mysterio do work very well together. Even a throw away match like Capitol Punishment actually worked quite well. I am also amazed at the improvement in Punk since his debut between 2006 and 2010 he had only a hand full of good matches and now he has them all of the time. I know I will get some disagreement but Punk was average at best for the first few years of his WWE run. I actually think his feud with Mysterio is what turned it around. He went from rare *** matches to regular *** matches.