yeah 1993 was the 2/3 falls dog collar match like a 3 act play
I've never really liked it that much.
I didn't think they made Shane look like Angle's equal at all. His offense basically consisted of hitting Angle with heavy things, which is pretty effective offense no matter who's using it, or who's on the other end. The mat wrestling portion served to illustrate how ridiculous a matchup it was, because Angle could basically just fuck Shane up if he tried to actually wrestle, which was why he went and got chairs and stuff.
before they even get the hardcore stuff Shane is arm-dragging Angle and actually winds up on top of him in a mat session. Hell, Angle is the one who has to resort to clubbing Shane in the back because he isn't doing to well. Shane got the hardcore stuff after he dove over the announce table, so he basically had control of the match already (which he should have b/c he isn't a wrestler).
Then Shane's offense basically stops halfway through and Angle wins because he's the better athlete with better conditioning, etc., but I thought they gave Shane enough offense to make you think he could possibly win without making Angle look weak. Like, I mean, there's plenty of stunts in it, and a lot of them are silly, but it's not like they pretended there was some other way for Shane to win..
It was a pretty bad stunt show by the end, even though they were legitimately fucking each other up. The glass suplexes were the stupidest thing in history and actually got more of a "holy shit/this is awesome" reaction than actual concern for Shane McMahon, the untrained, not-a-wrestler babyface. Angle's the heel, and a legit Gold medal winner who had victories over Chris Benoit, the Rock, the Undertaker and was someone who had held the WWF Chmapionhsip. Angle was the one doing all of this stupid shit and I just can't fathom why he'd need to do this in order to beat this silver spoon skinny rich kid. I just can't take any of it seriously.