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A Sunday morning stroll and a great coffee in, this debate popped into my head; choose a year to go back to and travel around watching the graps. I’ve been blessed to be able to travel to Japan and the US many times for runs of live shows, but if I had the time machine, 1994 is where I would land.

The Super J Cup, prime AJPW title matches, AJW gearing up towards the dome, W*ING, the birth of IWA Japan, the rise of Michinoku, the height of FMW, ECW hitting its stride, WCW’s best shows before Hogan killed the vibe. Dammit, take me there now!

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1997 is my favourite year in wrestling history for Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin, Hart Foundation vs. Steve Austin, Sting vs.n.W.o minus Starrcade 1997 - fuck Hogan/Bischoff for that, and Taz vs. Sabu.

Four of the best matches in wrestling history as well:

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi. AJPW. 20th January. *****.

Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin. WWF WrestleMania 13. Not only the 1997 MOTY, my pick for greatest wrestling match ever. *****.

Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker. WWF In Your House 18: Badd Blood. Best match of both. *****.

Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero. WCW Halloween Havoc. *****.

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Without thinking about it too hard, I think I'd like to pick 2006, which was probably my peak year for indy wrestling viewing. I'd love to go back & see the entire ROH CZW feud in person, the first Dragongate 6 man over Mania weekend, a GHC Heavyweight Title defence in America with Marufuji vs Nigel, the entire year of Danielson, Aries & Strong's really good Tag Title run, Kings of Wrestling in ROH, to be there at that year's Final Battle for Danielson vs Homicide in New York City, there was IWA Mid South running a show with the brutal Low-Ki vs Necro Butcher match AND Hero vs Milano Collection AT, one of the better TPI tournaments from my memory (though 2007 stands out over that), Chikara was loads of fun with the Tag World Grand Prix featuring CP Munk & Colt Cabunny along side the cool Team DDT vs Team K-DOJO match, a really great Kings of Wrestling vs North Star Express match & then the KOW vs Skayde & Milano finals, the deeply entertaining run of Hero & Claudio as the first Chikara tag champs, where they were kind of goofy & Hero was still in his absurd cravate based offence that was deeply obnoxious in a really entertaining to hate way, there's a very under-rated Arik Cannon vs young Jon Moxley match, I think that year had a really enjoyable Kingston vs Sweeney feud where there was even a classic "hitting the face with a car" bit, that was the year The Colony showed up in its original incarnation of Fire Ant & Soldier Ant

In Japan you have NOAH with some fun stuff even if it's past its peak now, Marufuji winning the Heavyweight title, the year ends with Misawa's final reign, there's the Kensuke Sasaki 20th Anniversary show which as Tenryu & Katsuhiko Nakajima vs Sasaki & Kobashi, in All Japan there's Kojima's Triple Crown run which featured the defence against Suwama that kind of proved that Suwama was THERE, Nakajima & Sasaki were All Asia champs, Shuji Kondo was the dominant Junior Heavyweight champ, New Japan has the first New Japan Cup, Taichi has his first New Japan matches on the weird indy-like shows they run with guys like Tsubo Genjin & Badboy Hido & GENTARO appearing on New Japan shows, an extremely good Junior Heavyweight match at the end of the year between Minoru & Kanemoto, Tana vs Nakamura in Nagoya, Dragon Gate doesn't have the greatest year but Susumu Yokosuka's one of my favourite wrestlers & he has a super solid first Dream Gate title run & Stalker Ichikawa has matches with both Tenryu & Minoru Suzuki which I would love to see live.

Definitely a year I have a lot of fondness for even if I have no memories of WWE from that year. Oh, the amazing ECW PPV December To Dismember was that year, that'd have been hilarious to see live. That also means there was the Cena vs RVD One Night Stand match which I think would've been a lot of fun live, & Rey Mysterio vs Sabu. And that year also had some Benoit vs Finlay PPV match that was very good, MNM were there, London & Kendrick were obviously a fun team, could've done without the Vince McMahon vs God stuff, I think that was that year. TNA still had Monty Brown pouncing fools for at least part of the year, Christian Cage, Angle vs Joe, LAX with Hernandez just yeeting people. And it's TNA so there will be plenty of awful stuff that's at least funny bad.

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i guess i'll take 1996, since @The Natural has the same taste as me but swooped in and called 1997.

being able to see the birth of the nWo would be my biggest #1, but watching the J-Crown tournament that summer would be a close 2nd. ECW was also hitting on all cylinders.

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11 minutes ago, twiztor said:

i guess i'll take 1996, since @The Natural has the same taste as me but swooped in and called 1997.

being able to see the birth of the nWo would be my biggest #1, but watching the J-Crown tournament that summer would be a close 2nd. ECW was also hitting on all cylinders.

Great minds think alike as the saying goes, @twiztor. Happy to share 1997 with you!

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There's two takes on this. Either you want to experience in person something special or you want to see stuff that is otherwise impossible to see because it never made tape. Sometimes you get the best of both worlds like in 1980 Portland where we know the heat Buddy Rose was getting and how special it was to see Martel and Piper as your lead babyfaces but you'd also get the Tuesday shows which were never taped. Early 70s Houston feels up there too with Johnny Valentine and Wahoo and Jose Lothario and Alfred Hayes and old man Bull Curry and the Funks coming in, etc.

It's even more true if you could travel around.

If I had the choice, I'd follow Terry Funk around and see all of his 1976 as NWA champion. We have almost none of it on tape.

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1976

01/01 ??, GA Terry Funk beat Abdullah The Butcher

01/02 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Pat O’Connor

01/04 Toronto, Ontario Terry Funk beat Edouard Carpentier

01/05 West Palm Beach, FL Terry Funk beat Thunderbolt Patterson

01/06 Kansas City, KS Terry Funk beat Bob Brown

01/06 Tampa, FL Terry Funk draw Billy Robinson(60:00)

01/07 St. Joseph, MO Terry Funk beat Bob Slaughter

01/08 Jacksonville, FL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes

01/09 Tallahassee, FL Terry Funk beat Thunderbolt Patterson

01/10 Sarasota, FL Terry Funk double countout with Dusty Rhodes

01/11 Toronto, Ontario Terry Funk beat Stan Stasiak

01/12 El Paso, TX Terry Funk vs. Pat O’Connor

01/13 Odessa, TX Terry Funk beat Pat O’Connor

01/14 San Antonio, TX Terry Funk beat Jose Lothario

01/15 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Pat O’Connor(37:30) via pinfall

01/19 ?? Terry Funk beat Otto Von Heller

01/19 Fort Worth, TX Fritz Von Erich & Rick Martel beat Terry Funk & Stan Hansen

01/20 Dallas, TX Terry Funk beat Peter Maivia

01/21 Abilene, TX Terry Funk double countout with Super Destroyer

01/22 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk vs. ??

01/23 Corpus Christi, TX Terry Funk beat Jose Lothario

01/29 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Greg Valentine

01/?? St. Louis, MO Terry Funk no contest with Gene Kiniski

01/?? St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Gene Kiniski

02/02 Greenville, SC Terry Funk draw Wahoo McDaniel

02/03 Columbia, SC Terry Funk draw Paul Jones(60:00)

02/05 Winston-Salem, NC Terry Funk draw Rufus R. Jones

02/06 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Harley Race

02/07 St. Petersburg, FL Terry Funk beat Jack Brisco

02/?? ?? Terry Funk beat Jose Lothario

02/09 West Palm Beach, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk by DQ

02/10 Tampa, FL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ

02/11 Miami, FL Terry Funk beat Jack Brisco by DQ

02/12 Ocala, FL Terry Funk vs. Dusty Rhodes

02/13 Tallahassee, FL Terry Funk vs. Thunderbolt Patterson

02/15 Wichita, KS Terry Funk vs. Mike George

02/15 Cedar Rapids, IA Terry Funk vs. Ronnie Etchison in a 2 of 3 falls match

02/17 Mobile, AL Terry Funk beat Eddie Sullivan

02/18 Garden City, KS Terry Funk vs. Mike George

02/19 Kansas City, MO Terry Funk beat Mike George by DQ in a 2 of 3 falls match

02/21 Rome, GA Terry Funk beat Dick Slater                                         

02/21 Sarasota, FL Terry Funk draw Billy Robinson(sub for Dusty Rhodes)

02/23 Orlando, FL Terry Funk vs. Thunderbolt Patterson

02/24 Tampa, FL Billy Robinson beat Terry Funk by DQ

02/25 Miami, FL(Cancelled Due to Rain) Terry Funk vs. Mike Graham

02/26 Rome, GA Terry Funk vs. Abdullah The Butcher

02/27 Atlanta, GA Terry Funk vs. Abdullah the Butcher

02/29 Greensboro, NC Terry Funk beat Paul Jones

03/01 Pico Rivera, CA Terry Funk beat Raul Mata

03/02 San Diego, CA Terry Funk beat Chavo Guerrero

03/03 Los Angeles, CA(TV) Terry Funk beat The Outlaw(Don Savage)

03/05 Los Angeles, CA Chavo Guerrero beat Terry Funk by DQ

03/08 West Palm Beach, FL Terry Funk draw Billy Robinson

03/09 Tampa, FL Terry Funk beat Thunderbolt Patterson

03/10 Miami, FL Andre the Giant beat Terry Funk by DQ

03/11 Daytona, FL Terry Funk vs. Thunderbolt Patterson

03/12 Tallahassee, FL Terry Funk vs. Billy Robinson

03/18 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Super Destroyer(43:40) by countout

03/26 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Jack Brisco

03/29 ?? Terry Funk beat Fritz Von Erich

03/30 Calgary, Alberta Terry Funk beat The Stomper(Archie Gouldie)

03/31 San Angelo, TX Terry Funk beat Super Destroyer

04/02 Houston, TX Terry Funk draw Rocky Johnson

04/06 Tampa, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk in a Texas death match

04/07 Miami, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk in a Texas bullrope match

04/08 Jacksonville, FL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ

04/09 Tallahassee, FL Terry Funk vs. Jack Brisco

04/14 Charlotte, NC Terry Funk draw Wahoo McDaniel

04/14 Abilene, TX Terry Funk beat Harley Race

04/15 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Harley Race

04/16 Lubbock, TX Terry Funk beat Super Destroyer

04/17 St. Petersburg, FL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ

04/19 Charlotte, NC Terry Funk draw Wahoo McDaniel(60:00)

04/20 Raleigh, NC Paul Jones beat Terry Funk by DQ

04/22 Norfolk, VA Wahoo McDaniel beat Terry Funk by DQ

04/23 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Dick the Bruiser by DQ

04/24 Roanoke, VA Paul Jones beat Terry Funk by DQ

04/25 Asheville, NC Terry Funk vs. Wahoo McDaniel

04/29 ?? Terry Funk draw Mike George

04/30 Charleston, SC Terry Funk beat Paul Jones by DQ

05/01 Greensboro, NC Terry Funk beat Paul Jones(22:00)

05/03 Augusta, GA Terry Funk beat Thunderbolt Patterson by countout

05/04 Macon, GA Terry Funk draw Mr. Wrestling II(60:00)

05/07 Atlanta, GA Terry Funk vs. Dusty Rhodes

05/09 ?? Terry Funk beat Rico Pantera

05/10 ?? Terry Funk beat Greg Valentine

05/14 ?? Terry Funk beat Abdullah The Butcher

05/15 St. Louis, MO (TV) Gene Kiniski and Roger Kirby beatNWA Champion Terry Funk and Missouri Champion Bob Backlund when Kiniski beat Funk

05/19 San Antonio, TX Terry Funk vs. Chavo Guerrero

05/?? ?? Terry Funk beat Ric Flair

05/21 St. Louis, MO Gene Kiniski & Jack Brisco beat Terry Funk & Dory Funk, Jr.

05/22 St. Petersburg, FL Terry Funk draw Dusty Rhodes(60:00)

05/24 West Palm Beach, FL Terry Funk beat Bob Orton Jr. by DQ

05/25 Tampa, FL Terry Funk beat Mike Graham

05/26 Miami, FL Terry Funk no contest with Jack Brisco

05/28 Tallahassee, FL Terry Funk vs. Bob Armstrong

05/28 Houston, TX Terry Funk draw Rocky Johnson

05/30 Greensboro, NC Terry Funk double countout with Dusty Rhodes

06/02 Abilene, TX Terry Funk vs. Jerry Brisco

06/03 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Jack Brisco

06/04 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk no contest with Gene Kiniski

06/05 Irving, TX Terry Funk beat Fritz Von Erich by DQ

06/08 Nagaoka, Japan Giant Baba & Samson Kutsuwada beat Terry Funk & Alfred Hayes

06/09 Niigata, Japan Terry Funk double countout with Giant Baba

06/10 Takaoka, Japan Giant Baba, The Destroyer           & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Terry Funk, Alfred Hayes & Bob Geigel

06/11 Tokyo, Japan Terry Funk beat Jumbo Tsuruta

06/12 Nagano, Japan Giant Baba, The Destroyer & Akihisa Takachio beat Terry Funk, Alfred Hayes & Bob Geigel

06/13 Saku, Japan Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta & Anton Geesnik beat Terry Funk, Alfred Hayes & Bob Geigel

06/15 Yokohama, Japan Giant Baba & The Destroyer beat Terry Funk & Alfred Hayes

06/16 Koyama, Japan Giant Baba, The Destroyer &        Akihisa Takachio beat Terry Funk, Alfred Hayes & Bob Giegel

06/?? ?? Terry Funk beat Wahoo McDaniel

06/25 Houston, TX Terry Funk beat Rocky Johnson

06/30 San Antonio, TX Jose Lothario beat Terry Funk in a Texas bullrope match

07/01 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Super Destroyer(41:03) via pinfall

07/02 Los Angeles, CA Terry Funk beat Chavo Guerrero

07/04 Greensboro, NC Terry Funk beat Wahoo McDaniel by countout

07/05 Greenville, SC Terry Funk beat Paul Jones

07/06 Columbia, SC Rufus R. Jones beat Terry Funk by DQ

07/07 Abilene, TX Terry Funk beat Fritz Von Erich by DQ in a 2 of 3 falls match

07/09 Calgary, Alberta Terry Funk beat Archie Gouldie by DQ

07/12 Orlando, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk by DQ in a 2 of 3 falls match

07/13 Tampa, FL Dusty Rhodes, Greg Valentine & Ray Candy beat Terry Funk, Missouri Mauler & The Assassin

07/14 Miami, FL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes

07/15 Jacksonville, FL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ

07/16 Atlanta, GA Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ

07/17 New Orleans, LA Terry Funk beat Bill Watts

07/19 Vancouver, British Columbia Terry Funk beat John Quinn

07/20 Portland, OR Terry Funk beat Jesse Ventura

07/21 Calgary, Alberta Terry Funk beat Gene Kiniski by DQ

07/23 Vancouver, British Columbia Terry Funk beat Kenji Shibuya

07/?? Seattle, WA Terry Funk beat Bull Ramos

07/25 Abilene, TX Terry Funk vs. Swede Hanson

07/28 San Antonio, TX Terry Funk vs. Rocky Johnson

07/29 Amarillo, TX Super Destroyer beat Terry Funk in a Texas death match

07/30 Lubbock, TX Terry Funk beat Dennis Stamp

07/31 San Antonio, TX Terry Funk draw Rocky Johnson

08/05 Kansas City, MO Harley Race beat Terry Funk by DQ

08/07 ?? Terry Funk vs. Larry Lane

08/09 Tulsa, OK Terry Funk vs. Dick Murdoch

08/13 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Gene Kiniski in a fence match

08/15 ??, FL Terry Funk beat Missouri Mauler

08/16 West Palm Beach, FL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ

08/17 Tampa, FL Terry Funk beat Steve Keirn

08/18 Miami, FL Terry Funk beat Bob Roop

08/19 Sarasota, FL Terry Funk vs. Dusty Rhodes

08/20 Atlanta, GA Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk by DQ with Don Curtis as special referee

08/22 Memphis, TN Terry Funk draw Jerry Lawler

08/24 Dallas, TX Terry Funk beat Rocky Johnson

08/25 San Antonio, TX Terry Funk beat Jose Lothario

08/27 Houston, TX Jose Lothario beat Terry Funk

09/?? ??, LA Terry Funk vs. Bill Watts

09/04 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Terry Funk vs. Leo Burke

09/05 North Sydney, Nova Scotia Terry Funk vs. ??

09/06 Moncton, Nova Scotia Terry Funk vs. Leo Burke

09/07 Halifax, Nova Scotia Leo Burke beat Terry Funk by DQ

09/08 ??, Nova Scotia Terry Funk beat Leo Burke

09/10 Atlanta, GA Terry Funk draw Dick Slater(60:00)

09/13 San Angelo, TX Terry Funk beat Swede Hanson

09/15 Houston, TX Jose Lothario beat Terry Funk by DQ

09/16 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Fritz Von Erich(21:13) by DQ

09/17 Lubbock, TX Terry Funk beat Super Destroyer in a Texas death match

09/21 Kansas City, MO Terry Funk beat Bob Brown

09/23 ?? Terry Funk vs. Harley Race

09/27 West Palm Beach, FL Terry Funk double countout with Dusty Rhodes

09/28 Tampa, FL Terry Funk beat Ray Candy

09/29 Miami, FL Terry Funk beat The Assassin

09/30 Jacksonville, FL Terry Funk vs. The Assassin

10/01 Tallahassee, FL Terry Funk vs. The Assassin

10/02 Punta Gorda, FL Terry Funk vs. Steve Keirn

10/05 Nashville, TN Terry Funk beat Bob Armstrong

10/06 Abilene, TX Terry Funk beat Jack Brisco in a 2 of 3 falls match

10/?? ?? Terry Funk beat Bob Brown

10/08 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Bob Backlund with Pat O’Connor as special referee

10/10 Knoxville, TN Terry Funk beat Ron Fuller by DQ

10/11 Vancouver, British Columbia Terry Funk draw Gene Kiniski

10/15 Portland, OR Terry Funk beat Jimmy Snuka

10/18 Memphis, TN Terry Funk beat Jerry Lawler by DQ

10/19 Dallas, TX Terry Funk beat Rocky Johnson

10/20 San Antonio, TX Rocky Johnson & Jose Lothario beat Terry Funk & Seigfried Steinke

10/21 Harlingen, TX Terry Funk vs. Jose Lothario

10/22 Houston, TX Terry Funk beat Jose Lothario

10/25 Augusta, GA Terry Funk beat Mr. Wrestling II

10/26 Macon, GA Terry Funk beat Bob Armstrong

10/26 Atlanta, GA(TV) Terry Funk draw Dick Slater

10/28 Dothan, AL Terry Funk beat Dusty Rhodes

10/29 Atlanta, GA Terry Funk beat Mr. Wrestling II

10/30 Atlanta, GA(TV) Mr. Wrestling II beat Terry Funk by DQ

10/30 St. Petersburg, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk by DQ

11/03 Abilene, TX Terry Funk beat Tank Patton

11/04 Amarillo, TX Terry Funk beat Swede Hanson(16:45) by countout

11/05 Lubbock, TX Terry Funk beat Tank Patton

11/05 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Harley Race

11/07 ?? Terry Funk beat Don Fargo

11/07 ?? Terry Funk beat Sam Bass

11/08 West Palm Beach, FL Terry Funk beat Jack Brisco

11/09 Tampa, FL Terry Funk beat Jerry Brisco

11/10 Miami, FL Terry Funk beat Bob Backlund

11/11 Ocala, FL Terry Funk vs. Dusty Rhodes

11/12 Atlanta, GA Mr. Wrestling II beat Terry Funk by DQ

11/13 Amarillo, TX(TV) Tank Patton beat Terry Funk by DQ

11/13 Lakeland, FL Terry Funk vs. Dusty Rhodes in a Texas bullrope match

11/15 Tulsa, OK Billy Robinson beat Terry Funk by DQ

11/16 Miami, FL Terry Funk draw Bob Orton Jr.

11/19 Toronto, Ontario Terry Funk beat Domenic DeNucci

11/20 Lawton, OK Terry Funk vs. Ken Patera

11/23 Mobile, AL Terry Funk beat Ken Lucas

11/23 Miami, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk by DQ

11/25 Norfolk, VA Terry Funk vs. Rufus R. Jones

11/26 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk beat Harley Race

11/27 ?? Terry Funk beat Bobo Brazil

11/29 Greenville, SC Paul Jones beat Terry Funk by DQ

11/30 Columbia, SC Terry Funk draw Rufus R. Jones

12/02 St. Petersburg, FL Terry Funk beat Bob Orton, Jr.

12/03 Richmond, VA Paul Jones beat Terry Funk by DQ

12/05 Toronto, Ontario Terry Funk beat Carlos Rocha

12/06 West Palm Beach, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk in a Texas bullrope match

12/07 Tampa, FL Mike Graham beat Terry Funk by DQ

12/08 Miami, FL Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk by DQ

12/09 Jacksonville, FL Terry Funk vs. Dusty Rhodes

12/10 Atlanta, GA Terry Funk beat Mr. Wrestling II

12/11 Ocala, FL Terry Funk vs. Jack Brisco

12/17 Calgary, Alberta Terry Funk vs. Larry Lane

12/26 Marietta, GA Terry Funk beat Mr. Wrestling II

12/27 Augusta, GA Terry Funk beat Mr. Wrestling II

12/28 Macon, GA Terry Funk draw Mr. Wrestling II(60:00)

 

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12 hours ago, Execproducer said:

I would probably opt to go back to 1971 and follow the Funk-Brisco tour like they were Springsteen.

Then I would find four-year old me and drop a few warnings.

1996.

"Don't blow off that girl to buy/watch Wrestlemania 12.  She actually might not have been trolling you, and HBK wins."

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It's quite possible that I actually saw one of those Terry Funk title defenses and simply don't remember it as we made about 3 or 4 trips to the Jacksonville matches before moving from Florida. I don't remember much of any of those cards. One thing I vividly remember is Dusty doing a Jesus pose with a chain wrapped around his neck and I'm 95% certain it was Ivan Koloff  holding the chain. So I guess my back-up would be to revisit all of those shows and maybe keep the damn program.

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Are we going back in time like we are now or like we were at the time? I’d go back in time to Florida with my father and we’d watch rasslin if I got to go like I am now. He got to watch the good stuff. Terry, Dusty, Army of Darkness, etc. 

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Hard agree with 1994. Not only do you get all that good stuff in Japan: All Japan Women being on fire, J Cup etc, it's also one of Mexico's best years. Give me the year where I can watch Volk Han, Jushin Liger, Aja Kong, Blue Panther, and Bret Hart all at the top of their game.

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On 9/16/2022 at 12:42 AM, SirSmellingtonofCascadia said:

I want to go back to like 1975 or 1979 and hit the Portland Wrestling shows with my grandma.

That makes me want to go back to the early 50s and watch Chicago wrestling with my great grandfather. My mom says he would watch it like he wanted to jump through the TV to attack Gorgeous George or whatever heel had him vexed that week.

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On 9/11/2022 at 10:56 AM, Curt McGirt said:

That had to be the year that ground Terry into dust as champ. He was also partying for two so just imagine kicking it with him on the road. Your liver would run screaming.

The NWA champ touring schedule was fucking insane. . . 

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I feel like 1994 is a good choice if you just want to see great matches/events, but I don't think I want to rewatch any promotion's entire 1994.  It's one of those years where the highs are all time highs, but everything else is kind of average.  1997 is the exact opposite, sure there are great matches, but the value is in following everything week to week.  It might be fun to follow Flair in 89, or the Jumbo vs. Misawa feud from June 90 to June 91.  

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Since 96/97 has been taken many times over, I’ll take 1983. Use Shreveport as a base to hit up all things Mid South in OK/LA and could make the quick trip to Dallas for WCCW, Houston for Bosch. Irish McNiel’s tapings. Seems like a good time. Could catch very early WWF boom and JCP on TV. It’s all good.

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