MATCHES THAT TICKLED MY FANCY: February 2018
(by PHIL RIPPA)
Between it being the shortest month, being behind on NXT and 205 Live and watching more crappy wrestling in a month than I really want, this is a smaller slate of matches. Of course – if I am honest, most months will look closer to this as (hopefully) more people pay for my pain.
Let me repeat myself from last month
– Since I just thought this up this morning, I remember nothing that I watched. This is what my feeble brain cobbled together. I am sure I watched other stuff that I enjoyed but who can be sure?
– Some of the matches are great. Some are not. I might occasionally leave things off just because everyone else has already beaten it to death. Who knows? It is my fucking idea.
– These aren’t matches that took place in only February 2018. These are matches I WATCHED in February 2018. And some of these I have watched plenty of times before.
– List is no particular order
GAIL KIM vs. AWESOME KONG – TNA FINAL RESOLUTION 2008
GAIL KIM vs. AWESOME KONG – TNA IMPACT (01/10/08)
GAIL KIM vs. TARYN TERRELL – TNA SLAMMIVERSARY 2013 (06/2/13 – Last Knockout Standing)
GAIL KIM vs. TARYN TERRELL – TNA IMPACT (07/11/13 – Ladder Match)
TNA put out a video to promote a new Gail Kim “documentary” (I guess in conjunction with her retirement). The video had Gail talking about the Final Resolution match with Kong and that sent me down the rabbit hole of watching all my favorite Gail Kim matches.
ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH 2002
MARIKO YOSHIDA vs. HIROYO MATSUMOTO (11/19/17)
CHRISTOPHER DANIELS vs. MATT HARDY – SUPER 8 99
CHRISTOPHER DANIELS vs. STEVE BRADLEY – SUPER 8 99
I put all of these on recent 1001 ones.
YUJI NAGATA vs CHRIS HERO – NOAH GLOBAL LEAGUE 2014 (10/18/14)
(Reviewed in DVDVR #181)
NOBUHIKO TAKADA vs. ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER
Dean not being excited over the prospect of an Abdullah the Butcher vs. Nobuhiko Takada match has me questioning if the man I have known for 20 years is a lie. DVDVR #9 (https://t.co/7naueY7FPN) #dvdvr
— DVDVR (@D_V_D_V_R) February 19, 2018
RAVEN vs. KAZ HAYASHI – WCW WORLDWIDE
(My own upload. You have three minutes)
CRAZY MARY DOBSON vs. LUDARK SHAITAN
(I was down with a XX death match)
TERRY FUNK vs. ROAD WARRIOR HAWK (04/17/93)
(The actual match was like 30 seconds but this scratched the “Terry Funk has a random crowd brawl” itch)