Totally just realised that I've talked about the top 100 WCW poll some of us just completed, but never posted the actual list . I'm sure some people might be interested in seeing it. Plus I'm turning it into a DVD Comp soon enough.
So I just started to watch the top 100 matches in WWE (as decided by kingCal and whoever the rest of his voting buddies are) and just thought I'd give my thoughts on what I saw thus far. I'm just gonna put star ratings, not going to write a long ass review.
Finlay v Chris Benoit - Smackdown!, 5/5/06
Shawn Michaels v Chris Benoit - RAW, 5/3/04
Eddie Guerrero v Rey Mysterio - Judgment Day, 5/22/05
Edge v Matt Hardy (Cage Match) - Unforgiven, 9/18/05
Rockers v Orient Express - Royal Rumble, 1/19/91
Royal Rumble Match - Royal Rumble, 1/19/92
Just a little personal thoughts though. To me, Guerrero vs Mysterio doesn't strike me as one of the best matches in the WWE. It's just one of their better matches. I believe Benoit vs Jericho Summerslam 2000 is a very underrated (at least I've never heard anyone really talk about it) and should have been on the list. Nonetheless, it's not my list and if I think it's that deserving of being on a top 100 list I should go ahead and make my own damn list. But I'm too lazy. Still, KingCal I hope you got my rep that list is gonna keep me occupied for some time.
The lists we made weren't all about sheer match quality, but how much we loved certain matches and whatnot too. Still think based on match quality that Eddie/Rey deserves to be there though.
Benoit/Jericho from SS was good, but didn't get a single vote from anyone . Personally I think their Backlash 00, JD 00 and RR 01 matches are a lot better.
Whichever one was their submission match from 2000 was really good but I know there's one match the two of them had that I really didn't get into. It's the one where it ended with Benoit hitting Jericho with the IC title as he went for the Lionsault. Still a good match just wasn't into it as much as the other. Oh and their match at RR 01 is my personal favourite them.
But their SS match was so damn beastly. They were able to go into beat mode but were still able to know when to slow the pace down and tell a great story with Benoit working the shoulder of Jericho. I don't even think the match went more than 15 minutes but the same story other guys would have needed 30 minutes to tell these guys told it in half the time.
what are some epic documentaries on wwe wrestlers that have unseen footage of promos etc
I've seen Stone colds latest and I have the rocks latest one on my comp somewhere but i've seen their stories countless times and pretty much already know most of their lives from the documentaries put out before, seen almost all their promos on youtube including the ones off air. so kinda bored with them
I seen randy ortons the other day, wasnt really interesting to me. they tried to keep someparts kayfabe like when he lost to cm punk and being "pissed off" telling the camera to go away..that was stupid..
Seen brock lasnaaars, his was ok.
Any other good ones??
i see a randy savage, shawn michaels, and kane one online, dunno what will be worth watching.
Is the shawn michaels dvd biased? I dont wanna hear shit about how good he is, i wanna hear truth about him and the kliq being dicks and legitimate stuff, like him being an asshole. is there stuff like that in his dvd?
If you want good WWE-ECW, get anything with Punk or Morrison on it. I'm still sad to see John go after he was one of the FEW reasons to watch that crap show, & who knows what he could've done in the future?
Been on a total WWE 2004 fix over the past few days. And of course the first thing I'll gravitate towards is how incredible the Eddie/JBL program was, imo. Bradshaw became an instant credible heel thanks to working with Guerrero. Just like that. Overnight. He made fans care about a guy recieving a random push after years of being a midcard worker. Not to discredit JBL at all, he did his job at getting over himself. Quality promos just about each week. Now who doesn't love underdog Latino champion with an abundance of talent & respect vs a rich white Texan/New Yorker who represents all the Republican/Capitalist fatcats in the USA? I know I do. Their chemistry worked surprisingly well too. Eddie got Bradshaw to some of his strongest matches in the span of only a few months. Judgment Day was intense(even before the ABSURD chair shot & blood loss), GAB was a darn good follow up, and the cage was superb. Even with all 3 matches not having "clean" finishes, the program was so good that it worked it's way around them. I love that. So, there is some gush & love from me.
Some STARS to tie all of this up:
Eddie vs JBL I ~ ****1/2
Eddie vs JBL II/Texas Bullrope ~ ***3/4
Eddie vs JBL III/Steel Cage ~ ****
I loved the JBL/Eddie Guerrero feud. I stopped watching WWE by that time but last year I watched every single RAW and SD from 2004 and although SD was complete crap in 2004 IMO the one feud that made it stood out was JBL/Guerreo. What I liked bout it was that it's a storyline as old as it gets. The upper class, limousine driving, snobby rich SOB vs the everyday working class (latino) citizen. A very simple and dated storyline yet through amazing promos (I will never forget hot damn funny it was seeing JBL kicking the Mexicans back into the border) and matches they made it work. They took ordinary and made it extrodinary. When you can make the smart fans (who are heel lovers) hate the heel then you're doing it right. I rememner how pissed I was when JBL won the title from Guerrero. I'm watching feud and a match on a 7 year delay yet for some strange reason I'm thinking this is happening in the present.