Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Here's a little run-down of my favourite feud of ALL TIME:
UNDERTAKER VS. MANKIND
King Of The Ring June 1996 - Singles Match - ****
Summerslam August 1996 - Boiler Room Brawl - ***
In Your House Buried Alive October 1996 - Buried Alive Match - ***
Survivor Series November 1996 - Singles Match - **
In Your House Revenge Of The Taker April 1997 - WWF Title Match - ***1/2
King Of The Ring June 1998 - Hell In A Cell - *****
Monday Night Raw September 1998 - No Holds Barred - ***
1996 was just an absolute triumph for Mick Foley. Only letdown being the Survivor Series match at MSG which gave off the indication that the people had seen everything they wanted to see of this feud. I remember seeing this on Sky Sports at the time, and they only showed about five minutes of the match! Unbelievable.
The match at 'Revenge Of The Taker' is an underrated gem. The Boiler Room Brawl is one of the more talked about matches and is an excellent match, but was hampered by not having commentary during the brawl in the boiler room itself, and it dragged on for way too long.
Hell In A Cell is undoubtedly the daddy here, and has it's critics who mainly cite it as a fall from a cell and nothing else. They couldn't be more wrong. From Taker throwing Foley off the cell, to the way he climbs the cage with that sick grin to then being chokeslammed THROUGH the cage, complete with astonishing calls from Jim Ross. Then Terry Funk gets attacked. Foley and Taker continue to battle despite their injuries (Taker had a broken bone in his foot), and the end sequences with the thumb tacks are truly unforgettable.
Flatley my dear, I don't Riverdance.