1996 WCW is probably my favourite of the later years. '89-94 is the peak, but 1996 for me is far better than 1998-2001. 1997 has a few gems, namely Eddie having arguably a career year as well as the DDP vs Savage feud which produced a consistent run of great matches.
Originally Posted by SpookshowTony
Just looked up what the Coal Miner's Glove match was and it's a fucking "( ) on a pole" match? Really? Really? :miz
The stipulation itself is ridiculous. However everything makes sense in the context of the feud and the match itself is an excellent blowoff to a heated feud. The tuxedos come about from a best dressed man contest earlier in the feud and Dibiase had used the loaded glove to screw over Duggan and the majority of the Mid South roster throughout the feud. The cage as well obviously ensured the LLT match would be one on one, with no distractions, interference and essentially allowing the best man to win.
I've only seen the match itself a couple of times, but when I get the Mid South set I can't wait to watch the feud play out as the backstory is explained and the build to the final Cage match is often acclaimed as some of the best booking in wrestling history.
Originally Posted by That Guy
Am I the only one that feels that the Backlash 2003 match between Cena and Lesnar was up their, on par with their 2012 match?
Nah, never thought the Backlash 2003 match was that good and ER 2012 would probably make a top 15 WWF/E list for me. Maybe Cena's best performance of his career in terms of bumping, selling, building sympathy, making his situation look hopeless and timing his comebacks to perfection. Lesnar is right there with him as the unleashed monster hellbent on massacring Cena, and his subtle but excellent selling of Cena's comebacks gets overlooked too much. The expression he makes after Cena does the Backlund deadlift counter out of the Kimura onto the steps may actually be the best part of the match. He looks shellshocked and for the first time lets down his guard to show a sign of weakness and injury whilst trying to regroup immediately. His punch drunk selling following the chain shot was pretty spectacular as well.