Originally Posted by Yeah1993
Santo/Casas, Bockwinkel/Hennig and the first WarGames sprung to mind. I said 'IDK if it's top 5-10', which is a stretch because looking at it on paper I'm convinced it's top ten, but I think I'd take Santo/Casas, a Flair/Windham (whichever the best one is....IDR), Murdoch/Windham, and Fujiwara/Choshu over it. So yeah, that's four.....I guess it's top 5 fo me? I'd have to watch everything and actually think about it (which I ain't doing).
I guess there's only a couple there I think are DEFINITELY better, but I was never sure when saying the original statement anyway.
Goddamn...I think every match I've mentioned here has an actual shot at the #1 spot if I were doing a top matches of 87.
I still think Han v Tamura 9/26/97 is the best sub-fifteen minute match ever. Shit....it might be sub-ten minutes.
Using the title belt almost like a whip into Windham's face.
Forgot about Bock/Hennig, though its been a while since I saw their series.
Think the best Flair/Windham from '87 is the Worldwide encounter. Want to say 1/20 but could be thinking of Misawa/Kawada 1/20 from 10 years later. BOTB II '86 is their other best match, with the Crockett Cup match from April '87 being very good but below Worldwide and BOTB II imo.
I consider Han/Tamura 1/22/97 to be their best and one of the greatest matches ever, but its not like the 9/25/96 or 9/26/97 encounters are anything to be sniffed at either. Demonstrates Han's underrated ability to inject storytelling and drama into each exchange whilst using his immense presence to create a pulsating atmosphere whenever he looks threatened or in trouble.
Forgot about that belt shot. Gotta love Murdoch's commitment to beating the piss out of somebody.
That Juvi/Kash match was indeed excellent. Randomly watched it a month or so ago. Very good selling, well worked exchanges and a good finish. Didn't hate Kennedy either as the cocky Network exec trying to pass off the in ring action as something that reflected well on him.