1001 MATCHES: Joe Malenko

(by PHIL RIPPA)

Since we are starting to hit the home stretch – it is time to start making sure my favorites get some last minute shine. I definitely was the first and probably the only Joe Malenko mark in the Internet Wrestling Community. Hey – I actually got a tape from Scott Mailman about Malenko and everything!


886) JOE MALENKO vs. DEAN MALENKO – ALL JAPAN (07/11/89 – All Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Title)

Fine. Here is brother vs. brother. As far as anyone can tell, this is the only singles match the two had.

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887) JOE & DEAN MALENKO vs. THE FANTASTICS (BOBBY FULTON/TOMMY ROGERS) – ALL JAPAN (07/15/89)

(available via DITCH)

I reviewed this in DVDVR #122

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888) JOE MALENKO/KENTA KOBASHI vs. CAN-AM EXPRESS (DAN KROFFAT/DOUG FURNAS) – ALL JAPAN (10/11/89 – All Asia Tag Titles)

(available via DITCH)

I reviewed this in DVDVR #127

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889) JOE & DEAN MALENKO vs. NIKITA KOLOFF/RICKY STEAMBOAT – WCW CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS 19 (06/16/92 – NWA Tag Team Title Tournament)

Joe’s only WCW match since the fuckers never delivered on the teased Chris Jericho match. Here the Malenkos are representing Hungary. Clash 19 was one of those early passed around tapes so there is a lot of nostalgia up in this bitch too.

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890) JOE MALENKO vs. KIYOSHI TAMURA – UWF-I (07/13/95)

Yup – this happened and you are all “Of course it happened!” Complete with Joe cutting the promo of “I am an old man and I have to see if I can still hang with the best in the world”.