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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Bob Backlund vs Sgt Slaughter 1981
Steamboat & Youngblood vs Slaughter and Kernodle Final Conflict 1983
Magnum TA vs Tully Blanchard I QUIT Steel Cage Match Starrcade 1985
Ric Flair vs Ricky Morton Great American Bash 1986
Jerry Lawler vs Austin Idol 1987
Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair Halloween Havoc 1994
Samoa Joe vs Jay Briscoe ROH 2003
Matt Hardy vs Edge Unforgiven 2005
HHH vs Ric Flair Taboo Tuesday 2005
CM Punk vs Jeff Hardy Smackdown 2009
There are a few more which are in the back of my head that I'll remember tomorrow most likely. If the WarGames matches count as Steel Cage matches then 1992 and 1994 would be in my list, fucking tremendous matches. I'd also have the ROH vs CZW Cage of Death from Death before Dishonour if we're counting multi-man tags. If we're also including ROH singles Cage matches, Jacobs vs Whitmer is pretty notorious, but truth be told its been forever since I saw it.
The strut Backlund has as he leaves the ring whilst basking in the ovation of the crowd makes it my favourite 'escape' in Cage match history. There's just something so brilliant about him walking stride by stride with his hand almost waving to the fans with that big cheesy grin on his face.
Remember a HHH/Flair cage match in 05 that I used to think was great. Punk/Hardy was great too.
I'm awful for not mentioning those (especially the Punk/Hardy one).
Didn't even think of old school cages either. FUCK. Tully/Magnum is legit as hell. Probably my favorite cage tbh. Someone give me a link to Backlund vs Slaughter. That's a feud I've been desperately trying to see all of.
I've watched plenty and can't quickly come up with any specific favorites. I love the stipulation, though.
Matt Hardy vs Edge from Unforgiven 2005 is my personal favorite. The storytelling in that match is great and the action is just as good. Lots of blood which was needed for their heated feud, Lita getting involved, and Hardy's leg drop from the top of the cage to end it was one of the greatest things I've seen in wrestling. Hardy was at his peak during this time, he didn't get any higher than his feud with Edge and this feud helped Edge on his rise to the top.
Other cage matches I like are: Chris Jericho vs Christian on RAW, Edge vs Cena on RAW, Randy Orton vs Ric Flair from Taboo Tuesday..