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post #8991 of 20566 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:45 AM
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I'd only have 2 Flair/Steamboat matches (COTC and Landover House Show), Steamboat vs Rude Iron Man and War Games 1992 ahead of Finlay/Regal from WCW. Eddie/Rey Halloween Havoc could rise above it, but for now I'd have it just a step below.

Bischoff's commentary and shock to what he's seeing does make the parking lot brawl that much better.

Don't you mean the Fantastics . Fabulous Ones are really fucking good as well though, especially their series against the Moondogs with the incredible stretcher match. Fantastics/Midnight Express is amazing though, and like I said no worse than top 3 all time for US tags although the only match I can think of as being potentially better is the Final Conflict '83 Steel cage match with Steamboat/Youngblood vs Slaughter/Kernodle and even that doesn't really feel as good as the '88 tag on last watch. So aye, Fantastics/Express 4/26/88 is currently my #1 all time US tag.
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lmao, fuck me. Yes, Fantastics. Not Lane & Skinner back in the day with their hilarious vignettes. Hate to say it, but for as much as I know about the Final Conflict bout I have never seen it. Just one of those legendary matches that I go around claiming "I hear great things", but can't put a opinion too. (although I'm sure I'll dig it) This tag seems to round out in my top 3 currently. I still have Midnight vs Southern Boys from GAB '90 at number one, I gush over that match like you cannot believe, and I still like to include Steamboat/Douglas vs Windham/Pillman from Starrcade '92. But, I think I'd surprising put Midnight/Fantastics a touch over the Starrcade tag at #2. Just happened to wish I owned the tag on DVD.

Well since I've never seen the house show Flair vs Steamboat match then our lists differ with that and Eddie/Mysterio making my top 5. My final slot would probably be Wargames '91 or Pillman/Liger Superbrawl '92. Don't know which I prefer since they're both unbelievable and two very distinct types of matches. Btw, is that Flair vs Steamboat match the one Meltzer gave "six stars" to?

Yep, I thought that too. Bischoff's reaction made the fight feel so legit and raw. No pun intended, of course.

Also watched a match that evaded me, but it fell under my umbrella worth praising Bam Bam Bigelow. His match vs Barry Windham @ Starrcade '88 for United States Championship. Soooo glad I watched it. ****. Great, great match. Think it upstaged Windham vs Rhodes from GAB '88 for me and that is one I adore.

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Its part of two matches they have on the same day. Think Philadelphia is the first match and then a few hours later they're wrestling in Landover and even do a callback spot to the Philadelphia match (or Landover depending on which comes first, though I think Landover is the second match). I know Meltzer does gush over the House Show matches and it might very well be one of those two.

Midnight Express/Southern Boys made my top 10 in WCW history, with the RnR Express/Midnight Express tag from Wrestlewar the same year just ahead of it. Steamboat/Rhodes vs Anderson/Zbyszko 11/19/91 would also be in my top 5 tags in US history. Its Steamboats' return to the NWA/WCW and Arn sells it perfectly like an old enemy is back to ruin his life once again. Doesn't hurt that all 4 men in it are amongst the finest tag wrestlers of all time. Think this was #6 on my WCW ballot.

The Starrcade 92 tag made my top 20 for WCW, loved it and it was a really strong match. The Superbrawl II match with Windham/Rhodes vs Austin/Zybszko is also another overlooked great WCW tag. Arn/Vader vs Stars n Stripes from 95 is also the best WCW match from that year and another gem of a tag.

Speaking of Rhodes, you seen Dustin Rhodes vs Vader from 92 and 94? Both great matches but the rematch in 94 is legit incredible. Rhodes is as good a foil for Vader as Sting and really plays the surprisngly believable babyface really well despite his great size, and the way they build to him finally taking Vader down and the resulting crowd pop is beautiful pro wrestling.
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Saw it once back when it aired. Was pretty lethargic during the early part of 2008 so it's no surprise that I dismissed it. I remembered Undertaker vs Festus the next week much more vividly
And I hope your vivid memory of Undertaker/Festus is that is was good!

Regal/Finlay Uncensored is just... wow. Matches I have ahead of it for the WCW Poll:

1. Ric Flair Vs Ricky Steamboat - Clash of the Champions VI 02/04/1989
2. Ricky Steamboat Vs Vader - Saturday Night 16/10/1993
3. Eddie Guerrero Vs Rey Mysterio - Halloween Havoc 26/10/1997



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Thoughts on the Regal-Finlay match from TGAB 2006 that the crowd basically shit all over ? I really enjoyed it besides all of the Hornswoggle shenanigans , but maybe I'm just a little INNNSAAAAAANNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !





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Thoughts on the Regal-Finlay match from TGAB 2006 that the crowd basically shit all over ? I really enjoyed it besides all of the Hornswoggle shenanigans , but maybe I'm just a little INNNSAAAAAANNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !
Finlay Vs William Regal - US Title - Great American Bash July 23rd 2006

at Finlay and Regal trying to be hip with Teddy Long before the match, doing some cool handshake crap . Looked more out of place than Chavo in a PPV main event.

Regal looks like he is not going to have any part of fighting his friend, so he is about to leave the ring, when Finlay runs up from behind and rolls him up! Regal doesn't like that, so he gets up and slaps Finlay in the face. Now its on!

After a long tie up (which goes to the outside, then up the steps and back into the ring lol), Regal slaps Finlay again, to show him that its REALLY on, and the first slap wasn't JUST payback for the roll up attempt. Regal dominates early on, and its great to see. He takes Finlay down and then Finlay counters by standing on his head and essentially break dancing . Awesome looking sequence tbh, but also a little funny .

Speaking of funny; watching Regal running away from a midget with a Shillelagh might be the funniest thing I have seen all week.

Awesome European uppercut exchanges from the two, needs to happen more often dammit!

Poor Regal gets attacked by Hornswoggle again, who ends up biting his hand. Why can't Hornswoggle be good again like this?

All the way through the match, we get some tremendous back and forth action, great offence from both men, and plenty of stiffness. Shame the fans in attendance are chanting boring. I knew this match should have had more tables and ladders!

Nice old school finish to the match, with Finlay hitting Regal in the head with his own boot (which Hornswoggle stole earlier lol) and then using the ropes to get the 3 count.

Gotta say, as good as these two guys are in the ring together, I always remembered this match being pretty, well, shit. Not any more though! Great match, and probably one of their best together from this year!

Rating: ***1/2



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In Your House: 16 Canadian Stampede ~ 7/6/97

Bradshaw and Barry Windham vs. The Godwinns
*3/4 ~ Really hot crowd that made a pretty bad match okay.

Triple H vs. Mankind
*** ~ Really enjoyed the Chyna antics and the brawling segments after the match

TAKA Michonoku vs. The Great Sasuke
**3/4 ~ AMAZING Spots, but there was always some awkward moments between every WOW moment that pulled the match down a lot for me.

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Vader vs. The Undertaker
*** ~ Great big man match. DAT 2ND ROPE CHOKESLAM

The Hart Foundation vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldust, The Legion of Doom, and Ken Shamrock
**** ~ The crowd was INSANE and it benefited the match greatly. Phenomenal match, but I didn't see the need in Owen and Austin getting injured and returning during the match. The finish wasn't that great either, but the post match was great just to see Stone Cold in handcuffs walking up the ramp while the Canadian crowd boos him.

All in all, good show. Thoughts?
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I watched Regal/Finlay GAB recently. I like it, but it's a little disappointing.

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Loving the old school theme on the cover of the Best PPV Matches of 2012 set. Excellent choice having the MOTY on top too

I also want to see Raw EC, Sheamus/Bryan ER, SD MITB Match, Brock/Hunter SS, Orton/Ziggler NOC, and Sheamus/Show HIAC make the set. I'm guessing Punk/Bryan from OTL won't be included which is fine since it's on Punk's DVD and we're getting the MITB encounter.


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