Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the Rocks with a Bitch and a Bottle
Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
It's a handheld from Boston. Date is 1/9/93. I talked about it elsewhere whenever I watched it and said this:
Watched the Bret/Flair ironman match from January '93 this morning. I'm still half in the can and I kind of phased in and out of consciousness at a few points, but I'd def call it "good" at worst. Watching it in the "coming down from a ridiculous bender" state I was in at the time probably doesn't do it justice, though, so I'm gonna re-watch it at some point (irrespective of the booze, watching a 60 minute fancam isn't really something that's likely to drag me out of my wrestling funk, either). Bret looked really fucking awesome, btw. I've never liked any of their other matches together, but this is the match I'd point to as an example of them working well together. Flair actually works WAY more of this on top than I thought he would. Flair's a guy that's best getting his ass stomped and bitching and doing everything you know he loves to do, but he's really good cheating and being a nasty dick on offence here. Talking point I've seen made about this in the past (I had never seen the match before...I think) is that Flair isn't nearly as good at selling his own move (figure four) in this as Bret, and I'd agree with that. Bret's REALLY fucking good at selling the leg here. Bret's selling in general was stellar, actually. I was also listening to music while this was on so I never heard the crowd reactions, but when Flair busts out the knucks down the stretch you see one kid jumping around like he's ready to murder someone and people are tossing garbage into the ring, so I imagine the heat would've been pretty huge.