Re: Randy Orton vs Cactus Jack (No Holds Barred) (WWE Intercontinental Championship) (WWE Backlash 2004)
One of the most perfect star making matches/feuds of all time along with Sting/Flair, Bret/Austin, DDP/Savage, Triple H/Foley etc. The best highlight of 2004 for me and is why 2004 Legend Killer has always been my favourite character of Randy Orton.
The build up with it all starting with Randy kicking Mick down those stairs in 2003 to Orton spitting on Mick, their Royal Rumble interaction, Randy getting a clean surprise win over Mick at Wrestlemania XX in the Rock N' Sock/Evolution match causing Mick to revert back to Cactus Jack and bringing back "Barbie, it was all phenomenal and it paid off great with this match.
I'm so glad to own Backlash 2004 on DVD because of this match.
The promo video is brilliant. The Raw backstage promo they show in the video where Foley brings back the Barb Wire Bat is one of the many examples of why Foley is one of the greatest talkers in wrestling history.