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In no particular order, my top 10 matches of the 90's

(Due to it being a 90's lit, HBK/Taker WM 25 is not on this list. That would make 11. With that out of the way

Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect. King of the Ring semifinals, 1993

http://network.wwe.com/video/v313032...Context=series

This match, even with Perfect's back being what it was, was a full star better than their Summerslam 91 encounter. Bret sells the finger injuries brilliantly, and Perfect sells the leg. A great back and forth match, with Bret winning the match by small package counter (Bret and Curt were awesome together) and the sportsmanlike handshake at the end. What is it with Bret and the barricade spot, though?

Ric Flair vs. Arn Anderson, Fall Brawl 95
http://network.wwe.com/video/v315856...Context=series

The psychology of this match is off the charts...I even was believin' that Flair was turning face after the Pillman interference. Flair was able to get the figure-4 in the middle of he ring, but Arn summoned up all his strength, reversed it on Flair, and won. The only thing that keeps this match from getting 5 stars from me was he Pillman interference.

Shawn Michaels (IC Champ) vs. Bret "the Hitman" Hart (c) Survvor Series 1992.
http://network.wwe.com/video/v313038...Context=series

While the Iron Man match was good, and we won't even talk about Montreal, this for me is the match that put Shawn on the map. Great back and forth match, with Shawn even hitting the superkick, which wasn't his finisher yet, but if I didn't know better as a casual fan, I would be beliving that old HBK would be walking out the champ.

Bret vs Owen, Wrestlemania X

http://network.wwe.com/video/v313551...Context=series

I don't even think I need to say anything here. Also from that same shw, the ladder match with HBK vs Razor

Bret Vs 1-2-3 Kid, RAW 7/11/94
http://network.wwe.com/video/v326506...Context=series

Bret really had me believe that the Kid could wrest that title away. His show of sportsmanship made the match better, but only prolonged the inevitable.

Austin vs Steamboat DQ rule waived WCW Clash of the Champions http://network.wwe.com/video/v323538...Context=series

Great match with Steamboat teasing a DQ victory for him to get the title, only for him to roll Austin up for the 1 2 3. The only thing that keeps me from putting this match higher if I were ranking them all is the announcers focused too much on the Hogan attack, and less on the match.

HBK vs Owen, IYH 6
http://network.wwe.com/video/v313264...Context=series

We all knew Shawn was winning the title at Mania here, and the match was brilliant, but wouldn't an HBK/Owen/Bret triple threat have been epic?

HBK vs Jarrett, IHY2
http://network.wwe.com/video/v313131...Context=series sAY WHAT YOU WILL about Jarrett, the man can go in the ring.

Lynn/Credible Heatwave 98
http://network.wwe.com/video/v315374...Context=series

I'll just come out and say this right now...THE BEST opener at a PPV OTHER of course than Bret vs Owen at Mania X

HBK vs Janetty Raw 5/17/93
Match of the year, marred only by Perfect's interference.

So those are the 90'S matches I watch with great regularity. What abut you guys?

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Re: In no particular order, my top 10 matches of the 90's

Hardy Boyz vs. E&C - No Mercy 1999
HBK vs. Taker - Bad Blood 1997
Dean Malenko vs. Ultimo Dragon - Starrcade 1996
Ric Flair vs. Vader - Starrcade 1993
Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat - Beach Blast 1992 (My favourite match of all-time)
SCSA vs. Bret Hart - WM 13
RVD vs. Jerry Lynn - Hardcore Heaven 1999
Cactus Jack vs. Vader - Halloween Havoc 1993
Rey vs. Dean Malenko - Halloween Havoc 1996
Rey vs. Eddie Guerrero - Halloween Havoc 1997
Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit - Owen Hart tribute match

I know that I picked eleven matches here, but to be honest I could have probably gone to a top fifty. I also had two realizations - that there were a shitload of amazing matches in the 90's and that for all its faults, WCW hosed all over WWF as far as match quality goes.
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Re: In no particular order, my top 10 matches of the 90's

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Hardy Boyz vs. E&C - No Mercy 1999
HBK vs. Taker - Bad Blood 1997
Dean Malenko vs. Ultimo Dragon - Starrcade 1996
Ric Flair vs. Vader - Starrcade 1993
Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat - Beach Blast 1992 (My favourite match of all-time)
SCSA vs. Bret Hart - WM 13
RVD vs. Jerry Lynn - Hardcore Heaven 1999
Cactus Jack vs. Vader - Halloween Havoc 1993
Rey vs. Dean Malenko - Halloween Havoc 1996
Rey vs. Eddie Guerrero - Halloween Havoc 1997
Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit - Owen Hart tribute match

I know that I picked eleven matches here, but to be honest I could have probably gone to a top fifty. I also had two realizations - that there were a shitload of amazing matches in the 90's and that for all its faults, WCW hosed all over WWF as far as match quality goes.
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[X] George Springer hits a homer
[X ] John Cena does another rap
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[X] Astros win the World Series
Top 10 favorite wrestlers
10. 1-2-3 Kid
9. Juvi
8. Chris Jericho
7. Cactus Jack
6. DDP
5. Jeff Jarrett
4. RVD
3. 2 Cold Scorpio
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin
1. HBK
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Re: In no particular order, my top 10 matches of the 90's

Certainly not the best in terms of workrate, but my favorite is the 4/1/90 match between Hogan and Warrior at WMVI. It all all the hype, drama, and buildup, and truly felt like 2 unbeatable forces going against one another in their primes.



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