Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat vs Randy “Macho Man” Savage - WWF Wrestlemania III - Intercontinental Championship
I've always thought this match was overrated, but on this viewing, I loved it. So many nearfalls and so much action for a 15 minute match. Add on top of that a mental crowd and plenty of drama and you got yourself an all-time classic.
I always thought this was underrated. Almost nobody puts it at >****1/2. I also have it at 5 and it's not even close to be less than that. Perfect match.
I've never posted my list so here it goes. This goes w/o rating a lot of matches I've watched like bryan/nigel @ unified despite watching it like 5 times and same for HDA vs misawa/kobashi on 6/9/95. Also lots of AJPW stuff still to get to.
Tenryu vs Kawada - 10/28/00
Kawada/Taue vs Kobashi/Misawa - 12/3/93
Misawa vs Kawada - 6/3/94
Misawa vs Jumbo - Champions Carnival 92
Misawa/Kawada/Kikuchi vs Taue/Jumbo/Fuchi - 8/18/90
Jumbo vs Tenryu - 6/5/89
Jumbo vs Misawa - 6/8/90
Jumbo vs Kawada - 10/24/91
Kawada vs Tsuruta - 10/24/91
Suzuki vs. Sawama - 8/29/10
Goto vs Tanahashi - 11/11/07
Shinjiro Ohtani vs. Ultimo Dragon - 8/4/96.
El Samurai vs. Kanemoto - 6/5/97.
Jushin Liger vs. Shinjiro Ohtani - 2/9/97
Jushin Liger vs. Great Sasuke - 7/8/94
Austin vs Hart - WM XIII
Steamboat vs Savage - WMIII
Michaels vs Undertaker - WM XXV
Punk vs Cena - MitB
Benoit vs HHH vs HBK - WM XX
Angle/Benoit vs Edge/Mysterio - No Mercy 2002
Bret vs Owen - WM X
Rock vs Austin - WM X-7
TLC II - WM X-7
McGuiness vs Aries - Rising Above 07
Flair vs Steamboat - WWar89
MCMG vs Briscoes - GTGM
Generico vs Claudio - Kurt Russell Reunion 2
Kobashi vs Joe
NVC vs Generico/Ricochet - ASW8