I appreciate it might be a flawed concept, but like I said I was just trying to explain why both Finlay and Funk having such great consistent careers makes me appreciate them as much as I do to the point where I'd sooner watch both over Jumbo, despite agreeing with you that his peak, matches and a couple of performances arguably blow both Finlay/Funk away.
I agree, but I think the best discussions come from there. To me, the importance I give to one of them depends on the wrestler we are talking about and I have a hard time understanding how people can be so definitive when it comes to "peak vs consistency" (*cough*DVDVR*cough*)
Oh yeah, I wasn't saying reading about that stuff from other posters makes my head hurt (figure of speech btw), I'm saying attmeptiing to compare it myself makes my head hurt. I always end up going
"well, wrestler A's best is a lot better than wrestler B"
"but wrestler A has had a shitty run for a half a decade before becoming good"
"but then again, his performance at ____ blows away wrestler B's best"
"but he ruined a ton of matches elsewhere and wrestler B didn't"
Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa This classic deserves a rewatch. This is the Japanese equivalent to Rock vs Austin, HBK vs Undertaker, Batman vs Spiderman.... you get the picture. I love this match. Everything about it. They churn out near enough all their movesets to put on a match which I would consider the best singles match I have ever seen. Ranking in at #2 on my GOAT match list, only behind Kawada/Taue versus Misawa/Kobashi from 6/9/1995. *****
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels- Wrestlemania XII
Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker- Wrestlemania 25
Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker- Wrestlemania 26
John Cena vs. CM Punk- Money In The Bank 2011
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart- Wrestlemania X
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart- Summerslam 1994
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit- Royal Rumble 2003
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Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
Just saw Hashimoto for the first time and watched a few mins of him vs. regal. I feel the same way I did when I first saw Takayama, expecting some fat sloppy guy not able to do much. If BIG TAK can surprise, anybody can. Can somebody recommend his best matches? I have like 25 d/l'ed to be watched .