Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Stone Cold Steve Austins top 5 greatest matches
5.Austin v Dude Love, Over The Edge 1998
4.Austin v Rock, Wrestlemania 19
3.Austin v Benoit, Edmonton Smackdown 2001
2.Austin v Hart, Wrestlemania 13
1.Austin v Angle, Summerslam 2001
Austin v Angle is just incredible, full of hate and both men pull out brilliant character performances. Even for a guy who normally can't stand Kurt Angle this match is incredible and definitely evidence that for all his faults Angle had the talent to be a brilliant worker.
Austin v Rock Wrestlemania 17 is without doubt his best individual performance, but as an actual match I prefer the Wrestlemania 19 match. On last watch the brawling wasn't nearly as good as I remember it, and Rock was reduced to basically a passenger in the match to accelerate towards Austin's character breakdown. Also finding out just how fucked Austin was health wise going into Wrestlemania 19 just makes me pay more attention to every bump and sequence in the 19 match these days.
Austin/HHH v Jericho/Benoit is very very good, though I don't consider it the best tag in company history and think its below the 5 matches I've got and a couple of others.
Austin/Dude Love is just brilliantly overbooked pro wrestling, feels more Mid South and Memphis esque in the overbooking than say TNA. Wonderful match and a brilliant aspect of the ongoing Austin/McMahon storyline.
Austin/HHH NWO 2001 is a bad match, first two falls are terrible in regards to structure and direction with the first fall in particular being bad. I mean they wrestle a clean match in the biggest grudge match in years.....the hell? Add in HHH's offence being scattered and Austin strangely blowing off any form of workover to work spots and I wasn't digging it. 3rd fall suffers from a lack of heat but the finish is brilliant booking in building to Austin/Rock whilst keeping HHH looking strong for the eventual Taker match.
Canadian Stampede tag, WARGAMES 1992, Austin/HBK v Owen/Bulldog 1997, Austin/Pillman v Bagwell/Scorpio 1993, Austin/Zbyszko v Rhodes/Windham Superbrawl 1992, Steamboat/Douglas v Austin/Pillman Starrcade 1992 are all excellent as well.
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 04-08-2012 at 01:51 PM.