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    Oh, I totally disagreed when I watched it for my July 8, 2004 Smackdown review that I posted a few hours ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Oh, I totally disagreed when I watched it for my July 8, 2004 Smackdown review that I posted a few hours ago.
    Haha figured this would be the case with the majority.








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    Match 21 – Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair (WCW Bash At The Beach, July 17th, 1994)
    WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match

    I can’t explain how happy I am to have gotten this match. The big one. Flair/Hogan, the first time ever, definitely one of the biggest matches in the history of the business. The only real issue here? Probably the lack of build. My understanding is this is Hogan’s first match in the company so he came in and took the title straight away. I kind of get it but one of my friends mentioned how much better this match would have been if they stalled until Starrcade. Flair stays face and he and Hogan tag together at first against Vader and somebody, then eventually Hogan becomes number one contender and Flair turns heel. I thought they really could have milked this a lot better.

    With that being said in terms of the match itself, I thought they did a tremendous job of trying to make it feel like a big deal. From the Michael Buffer entrances, to Shaq, to Mr T. being at ringside, this just felt huge. The good news is that this isn’t WCW 1996 either so at this stage, the fans are fully behind Hogan. We all know Hogan doesn’t have much in terms of work rate; however Flair put on a vintage Flair performance here which lead to the match being one of Hogan’s better ones.

    Typical Flair with the stalling in the early stages and looking like getting dominated, before he finally managed to have a period of control. Sherri was great on the outside with her constant interference being a highlight, although it was weird that Mr T. just wasn’t around to help out. Strange. Jimmy Hart at least stopped Sherri from hitting Hogan with a chair. The match was fun enough and after Hogan looked set to win off the Big Boot, Sherri rammed the referee into the crowd barricade.

    Mr T. eventually takes care of Sherri and escorts her to the back, as Flair continues to cheat, landing a Brass Knuckles shot, but Hulk “Hulks Up” and gets the win off the Big Boot and Leg Drop. For not wrestling for about a year, Hogan looked as good as he could have, and Flair put on a pretty vintage performance. A match that I’d recommend more for the historical significance behind it but it’s still a solid match ***








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    Match 22 - Adam Rose and Bunny w/Rosebuds vs. Natalya and Tyson Kidd (WWE Main Event, November 18th, 2004)
    First Ever Interspecies Match

    Honestly, an Interspecies tag match? You’ve got to be kidding. This was putrid booking and the match had barely any action in it either. Adam Rose and the Bunny are at odds but so are Tyson Kidd and Natalya but both teams need to figure it out for the night. Rose scolds the Bunny for trying to leap into the Rosebuds because that’s his gimmick. The match is a snore fest, with barely any action until the Bunny comes in and takes care of Kidd. The Bunny invites kid back into the ring, holding the ropes for him and Kidd cheap shots with a kick before locking in the Sharpshooter. Instead of helping, Rose turns his back and leaves the Bunny to submit. Oh and throughout it seemed as if Natalya was potentially interested in the bunny as well Ugh.

    After the match, Natalya checks on the Bunny as the arrogant Kidd pulls her away and cheap shots the Bunny one last time. Natalya is conflicted but leaves celebrating with her douche of a husband. Rose split with The Bunny and Kidd and Natalya continued their struggling relationship angle, but this match/angle was terrible.

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    Match 23 – Mankind vs. The Rock (Raw #293, January 4th, 1999)
    No Disqualification WWF Championship Match

    This randomiser is given me some pretty good moments over the past few matches with Flair/Hogan and now we get one of the biggest nights in the Monday Night War between WWE and WCW. This was the night where Raw was taped and Tony Schiavone announced that Mankind would be winning the WWF Title, sarcastically stating “that’ll put some buts in seats”. And that it did, as heaps of people ended up changing the channel to watch Mankind have his career moment.

    The match itself is a standard WWF Attitude Era brawl with The Rock dominating both inside and outside of the ring. There is some fun with the ring steps as well as brutal Rock Bottom through the announce table. Of course The Rock jumps on commentary for a bit as well. There is added drama in this match as well as The Corporation all have Rock’s back, but DX have the back of Mankind. Eventually, Mankind is looking like he is about to get the win after a Double Arm DDT, but Shamrock intervenes and all hell breaks loose.

    As everybody is beating the hell out of each other, Stone Cold comes out, cleans The Rock’s clock with a chair and puts Mankind on top for the cover and the win. Mankind wins his first ever WWF Championship. The match was a hell of a lot of fun, and on top of that, this was a perfectly crafted moment. The WWF really knew how to make a moment feel special throughout its main event scene in this period of time.

    I’m sure some purists would disagree but the match was a No DQ fun brawl, with a nice blend of weapons, inside of the ring and outside of the ring action, and the moment itself and the significance this has in terms of the wrestling business as a whole gives this match the highest rating I’ve given one so far. Ready to hear the disagreements haha.

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    Match 24 – Kane vs. Lance Storm (Raw #509, February 24th, 2003)

    This match was over real quickly, only lasting about two a half minutes. The night before (I think) at No Way Out, Regal and Storm had just successfully defended the World Tag Team Titles against Kane and RVD. This was because Storm moved Kane’s mask so it covered his eyes and Kane ended up Chokeslamming RVD. I forgot how awesome Canadian crowds are, it was great to see Storm get some solid cheers as he made his way down the ramp.

    Anyway, this was almost a complete squash, as Kane dominated for the most part. Storm managed a little bit of offense towards the end, until Kane started sitting up. Storm gets desperate as Kane goes to his feet and he attacks Kane’s mask again, and this INFURIATES Kane. Kane shoves him off before landing a Chokeslam, before impressively picking him up by the throat and landing a second Chokeslam for the win. After the match, Kane and RVD share a high five, showing they are still on the same page.

    Match did its job of proving not to mess with Kane’s mask and that he and RVD are still the awesome little makeshift team that could. Still wasn’t much of a match though, far too quick.

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    Match 25 – Hardcore Holly w/Crash Holly vs. Chyna (Smackdown #3, September 9th, 1999)

    Honestly, whilst it wasn’t so much a match and more of a segment to advance a couple of angles, this was fun as hell. First of all The Holly’s come down to the ring with their scales and Hardcore calls out any Super Heavyweight to fight him. No idea why but I enjoyed this whole Super Heavyweight gimmick, and the requirement was that you had to weigh 300 pounds. Chyna, the number one contender for the IC Title, makes her way to the ring to answer the challenge, but Holly tells her even if the 200 pounds of silicone on her chest get her close to the requirements, he doesn’t wrestle women. He also tells her to get her ass up and out of the ring. Holly’s running down of Chyna was actually kind of good.

    Chyna attacks him with the scale and the match begins. It doesn’t last long as Hardcore and Crash start arguing, and this allows Chyna to drop Hardcore with the DDT. Before she can go for the win, the WWF Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett gets into the ring. Of course this meant the fans were marking out for Debra and Miss Kitty. Jarrett stomped on Chyna a little until Billy Gunn made the save, but then when he helped Chyna up, he gave her the Fameasser as well, because he believes he should be number one contender.

    Meanwhile, on the outside of the ring, Crash is laughing at Hardcore for getting beat up by a girl, so the cousins have a brawl which needs to be separated by the referee. Again, not much of a match so won’t get a good rating but was fun as all hell anyway. Enjoyed this blast from the past.

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    It's been awhile since I've seen it, but Rock/Foley is one of my least favorite from them. Considering all that they had done in their series, that match feels like it's less about them and more about DX and Steve Austin. As nice as a soundbite as that Schiavone quote was, it's pretty overrated to me since the WWE tries to make it seem as if that's what caused the Monday Night Wars to swing in favor of the WWE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    It's been awhile since I've seen it, but Rock/Foley is one of my least favorite from them. Considering all that they had done in their series, that match feels like it's less about them and more about DX and Steve Austin. As nice as a soundbite as that Schiavone quote was, it's pretty overrated to me since the WWE tries to make it seem as if that's what caused the Monday Night Wars to swing in favor of the WWE.
    For me, I go back to what I mentioned in the sense that the WWF just knew how to create a mark out moment, and Foley winning the title for the first time was one of those. Yes, this probably isn't the best match in their series, it's actually easily behind everything else they did from Jan through Feb, however I do think it's better than Survivor Series.

    But the way The Corporation get involved in everything, Foley needed somebody to have his back. It made sense. And the finish was set up perfectly, the match was fun albeit a bit on the short side. But for me, WWF struck gold with the way they built the occasion and pulled it off, hence the rating.








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    Match 26 – Street Profits vs. Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss (NXT 420, November 15th, 2017)

    Okay so the premise of this match is apparently Tino was upset that the Street Profits were taking selfies with his Ferrari or something along those lines. Terrible angle but anyway, Tino and Moss are relatively new as a team here, but the fans seem to be into Tino a little. The Street Profits are the faces for this match though. Street Profits start off okay, until Tino and Moss use distraction and double teams to isolate the opposition with a standard beat down.

    The match got a little slow during the heat sequence with Tino taking far too long, doing nothing but just occasionally punching his opponent. His shit talking gets him in trouble, and the fresh tag is made to Dawkins. Dawkins does his thing and all hell breaks loose and then a random jab from Dawkins drops Tino and is enough to get a three count, as Moss is prevented from getting back into the ring. The finish didn’t feel like a big deal out at all and missed the mark and the match wasn’t good. Lucky, they were only given a few minutes to strut their stuff.

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    Match 27 – Billy and Chuck (c) vs. The APA (Smackdown 132, February 28, 2002)
    WWE Tag Team Championship Match

    This match is scheduled for WrestleMania as The APA won the rights to be the number one contender’s however Billy and Chuck invited APA to ‘Men’s Night’ at a bar. Bradshaw and Faarooq’s reactions were hilarious but then the tag champs assaulted them from behind, leaving them lying. Being in such an enraged state, the Mania match has been moved to tonight because APA can’t wait to get their hands on the champs.

    The match only lasts about 3 minutes and it’s all one way traffic, with Billy and Chuck barely surviving as The APA beat the hell out of them with stiff offense. They hit a nice Double Powerbomb on Chuck and it could all be over, but instead of going for the pin they continue on the attack. Suddenly, Billy manages to send Bradshaw into the ring steps, and as the referee checks on him, Gunn sneaks into the ring and lands a Fameasser on Farooq. A damn near dead Chuck then manages to drape an arm over the chest for the pin.

    A short, one sided brawl that put over the champs as slimy, just surviving, however even the time it had, it still was a pretty boring match.

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    Match 28 – Disco Inferno vs. Rey Mysterio (WCW Nitro 110, 20th October, 1997)
    WCW Television Championship Match

    This match is a real quick one so there is not a hell of a lot to say. I think it went about 2 and a half minutes. For some reason I’ve always thought Disco was cool as fuck, not sure why, but just how it is. Anyway, in the beginning Disco got shitty because his music got cut off for Rey’s before he could dance around in the ring. The match saw Disco land one impressive Powerbomb but outside of that, Rey landed a few cool moves. Match felt a little botchy at times, with Mysterio almost falling over a prone Inferno at one stage. Rey looked set to Springboard back into the ring from the apron when Eddie Guerrero came down and attacked Rey, ending the match in DQ. Eddie and Mysterio were about to at it in an epic match at Halloween Havoc so this was fine.

    Jacqueline also came out and beat the hell out of Disco. What a terrible angle that was. Anyway, match barely had anytime, but neither guy looked very smooth either.

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    Match 29 – Beth Phoenix vs. Eve Torres (WWE Survivor Series 2011, November 20th, 2011)
    LumberJill Match for the WWE Divas Championship

    This was around the time when Beth Phoenix and Natalya were running roughshod over the rest of the woman on the roster and I bloody loved it. Big fan of Beth and Nattie so was a big fan of this partnership and the gimmick they worked of getting rid of the barbie dolls. Eve was the definition of one of these characters so makes perfect sense that they are feuding. The match got the typical women’s match treatment at this point in time, however due to the talent involved (Eve), it probably wasn’t a bad thing.

    The match wasn’t anything offensive and Beth sold very well throughout, but Eve’s offense for the most part was terrible. At one stage, she landed a cool submission hold and Cole tried to claim she was a BJJ specialist. Fuck off Cole, I’m not that gullible. Anyway, the only thing about this match that stood out was the finish. Also, pet hate they had a Lumberjill match and barely used the ladies on the outside. What was the point then?

    Anyway, ending was great with Beth landing a Glam Slam off of the top rope. Finish of the night for sure, looked awesome. Not enough to give this match a good rating though. Poor Beth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stojy View Post
    Match 29 – Beth Phoenix vs. Eve Torres (WWE Survivor Series 2011, November 20th, 2011)
    LumberJill Match for the WWE Divas Championship

    This was around the time when Beth Phoenix and Natalya were running roughshod over the rest of the woman on the roster and I bloody loved it. Big fan of Beth and Nattie so was a big fan of this partnership and the gimmick they worked of getting rid of the barbie dolls. Eve was the definition of one of these characters so makes perfect sense that they are feuding. The match got the typical women’s match treatment at this point in time, however due to the talent involved (Eve), it probably wasn’t a bad thing.

    The match wasn’t anything offensive and Beth sold very well throughout, but Eve’s offense for the most part was terrible. At one stage, she landed a cool submission hold and Cole tried to claim she was a BJJ specialist. Fuck off Cole, I’m not that gullible. Anyway, the only thing about this match that stood out was the finish. Also, pet hate they had a Lumberjill match and barely used the ladies on the outside. What was the point then?

    Anyway, ending was great with Beth landing a Glam Slam off of the top rope. Finish of the night for sure, looked awesome. Not enough to give this match a good rating though. Poor Beth.

    *3/4
    I seem to remember enjoying this more than most Divas matches of the time. Granted, that standard isn't too high, and it's likely the finish bumped it up a few notches but it didn't bring the rest of the show down in any way.

    The BJJ thing was probably cause she was dating (possibly married?) to a Gracie and did a lot of training with them. May have been oversold but she does have some background

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    I seem to remember enjoying this more than most Divas matches of the time. Granted, that standard isn't too high, and it's likely the finish bumped it up a few notches but it didn't bring the rest of the show down in any way.

    The BJJ thing was probably cause she was dating (possibly married?) to a Gracie and did a lot of training with them. May have been oversold but she does have some background
    It must have been comparing it to what else was being delivered at the time. This match didn't age well at all. Outside of the finish, it looked like nearly everything was a botch or at least semi awkward. And I'm not blaming Phoenix in the slightest.

    Fair enough, didn't know that about Torres. Still hard to believe since she can barely nail a kick to the gut with out nearly falling over. I know BJJ is ground game but still, holy shit she was bad in this one.








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    It must have been comparing it to what else was being delivered at the time. This match didn't age well at all. Outside of the finish, it looked like nearly everything was a botch or at least semi awkward. And I'm not blaming Phoenix in the slightest.

    Fair enough, didn't know that about Torres. Still hard to believe since she can barely nail a kick to the gut with out nearly falling over. I know BJJ is ground game but still, holy shit she was bad in this one.
    The irony is that had she stuck with wrestling she'd likely be 10x better now thanks to that training, but obviously she went down that career/family path instead.

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    Match #30 – Evan Bourne and Mark Henry vs. John Cena and Michael Tarver (Raw 906, October 4th, 2010)

    This is the first night of John Cena being a part of Nexus after losing to Wade Barrett at last night’s PPV. Nexus force Cena to pick a partner and he chooses Tarver. There is some heat here after The Nexus attacked Bourne and Henry after a match last week. Cena goes to start the match and offers Bourne a handshake, but Tarver gets shitty and says that’s not the Nexus way. Cena tags in Tarver and tells him to show him.

    From here, Tarver gets destroyed as Cena awesomely stands on the apron with a smile on his face. Cena pretends to have his arm out for the tag but isn’t interested in getting involved. Bourne and Henry play a weird role in this one, isolating Tarver and even using a variety of submission/rest holds, despite the fact that they are faces. It’s safe to say their heat section wasn’t inspiring at all, it was actually quite boring, which would have been difficult to do considering how quick it was.

    Eventually Tarver gets on top and looks to make a tag, but Cena decides to sign autographs instead. He even gives Michael Cole one, that part was great. Tarver then gets beaten with The World’s Strongest Slam. You know a match is struggling when the highlight is the man who never even tagged in.

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    Match #31 – Ryback vs. Primo (Smackdown #685, October 5th, 2012)

    Having not watched too much WWE during this time period, by the way the commentators were speaking; I’m assuming this is when they first started trying to push Ryback into the main event. They were talking throughout about how over the past two weeks on Raw, Ryback had confronted the WWE Champion, CM Punk. Apparently when asked about it, Ryback had responded with “I’m always looking for my next meal”. Amazing.

    Anyway, this was a squash, Primo got in a few moves that did nothing, but this was Ryback just using his power arsenal to mow through Primo. Rosa Mendes and Epico were at ringside as well, so Epico got beaten up on the outside of the ring during the match. After a couple of minutes, Ryback drops Primo with Shellshock to continue his undefeated run. Not giving a rating for this one as it was just a pure squash.








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    Match #32 – Justin Credible vs. Masato Tanaka (ECW Hardcore TV #294, December 12th, 1998)

    So being that I’ve always loved ECW, I’m excited to finally get another ECW match here. Credible made his way out with Jason and Chastity, and Chastity finally removed her flannel, revealing a crop top, a tight skirt and a banging body. Jason LOVES it and creeps on her throughout the match; whilst Credible says it’s BULLSHIT that she isn’t wearing any clothes. Tanaka comes out and this really is your standard ECW affair. They start with a minute or so of chain wrestling, before the action picks up, and they are very quickly outside of the ring. Tanaka lands a nice Russian Leg Sweep which sends Credible flying into the barricade.

    If there is one thing that I’ve noticed when I go back and watch ECW now, it’s the lack of selling in their matches. Still, this was a world of fun with Tanaka hitting a Vertical Suplex into a Stunner. Credible is able to land an Inverted DDT onto a steel chair after a nice chain of reversals as well. No real psychology, just spots. Still, Tanaka looks set to win so Jason and Chastity distract him, and Credible is ready to hit him with the Singapore Cane, but Tommy Dreamer intervenes, and hits Credible with a weapon.

    From there, Tanaka heads to the top rope and lands a flipping Stunner off of the top rope (basically Ember Moon’s finish), and that’s enough to get the win. This match was a hell of a lot of fun.

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    Match #33 – Jose Estrada vs. Leaping Lanny Poffo (Prime Time Wrestling 132, September 17th, 1987)

    Honestly, I know nothing about either of these guys so coming into this completely blind. Poffo reads poems and throws Frisbees to the fans before the match, and that was kind of cool. He seemed to be pretty well liked anyway. Estrada attacked him from behind, starting the match on the front foot. It was basically domination from Estrada from the get go, and his offense was quite good, with a lot of stiff blows from the top rope mixed in. Everytime Poffo looks about to make a comeback, Estrada begs off and rakes the eyes to get himself back on top. Estrada looked to know what he was doing in the ring and his heel timing was quite good.

    Poffo was clearly over with the fans and was eventually able to land a Senton Bomb to pick up the victory. A pretty solid match here, I enjoyed it.

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