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Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
Ric Flair vs. Sting (NWA, Clash Of The Champions I)
Simply, this is one of the best matches of all time. Period. Top 3 in NWA history, easily. This was 45 minutes of back-and-forth, balls to the walls action, great strategies, brilliant heel stuff, brilliant babyface reactions, this was about THE belt, this was the night when one big star of pro wrestling was born. Flair made Sting, it's simple as that. Flair made him look like a million bucks. Also, JJ Dillon was suspended in the cage above the ring, bcuz of the WWW screwjob. But even when alone, Flair still managed to keep the title somehow. He's a true wrestling genius. Also, Stinger is definitely one of the best babyfaces ever, the way that crowd cheered him was incredible, he controlled them easily, his comebacks were fucking awesome. 23 years later, this match is still great, five stars easily. Every time I watch this, it just gets better and better. As much as I love Flair/Steamer series from '89, this match is better than any of those. Flair and Steamer made for a perfect clash of the in-ring equals, but Flair and Sting was the clash of the characters, bigger than life. Stinger's babyface goodies make this one more entertaining that Flair/Steamer '89.