MATCHES THAT TICKLED MY FANCY: March 2018
(by PHIL RIPPA)
With two Spring Breaks this month, I actually decided to do other things with my time besides watch wrestling. Well at least, LESS wrestling. Of course – I somehow still watch too much shitty stuff. Still some stuff stood out.
– 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
1-10) EVERYTHING ON THE TOMOHIRO ISHII 1001 MATCHES PIECE
11) RUSEV vs. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA – FASTLANE
Maybe I am the only I liked it but I dug Rusev dragging Nakamura around to a fun match including kicking his faceoff. Happy Rusev Day.
12) JUNG DRAGONS (YUN YANG/KAZ HAYASHI) vs. EVAN KORAGIOUS/JAMIE NOBLE
I am working on a payola review of WCW Sin and this is a shocking great match from that show. Well maybe not that shocking considering the folks involved. Shocking for finding it on a late WCW PPV. Late WCW – crawling through a river of shit to come through slightly less shitty on the other side.
13) EC3 vs. ROCKSTAR SPUD – HAIR MATCH
Rewatched this after folks who had never watched EC3 were looking for recommendations. One of those times TNA succeeded in spite of themselves.
14) BRIAN KENDRICK vs. RICH SWANN – 205 LIVE (EPISODE #1)
Watched this due to starting the 205 Live Workrate Reports. It’s the best match I have seen on 205 Live. (I have only watched one episode so far.)
15) MATT RIDDLE vs. GUNNER MILLER
Anarchy Wrestling’s Christmas present was giving us the Riddle/Gunner rematch. I will gladly watch a Best of 7 between these two.