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I recently saw this match for the first time. It reminds me of the WW3 match when Ultimo DESTROYED Rey. I liked the WW3 match better. Similar spots though. 

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Jun Kasai vs MASADA...I dunno, it´s hard watching a guy like Kasai, who has no regard for his body and his own well being wrestle. It wasn´t a great match, too much botched spots (the finish was a botch itself), they went for the shock value part of wrestling, instead of the story telling part

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WWE has been uploading full matches on youtube. Some of them classic ones. Here's one:
 
Sting vs Vader, Starrcade 1992
 

 
I really liked this match. Vader's dominance display spots were awesome. His punches and forearms probably gave Sting a couple of legit concussions. Sting's sell of Vader's wallops was so awesome as he throws his body where the punches take him and he stumbles across the ring like a mugging victim who barely escaped with his life. Magnificent visual. It was also great that twice, Vader got up first even though it was Sting who hit the moves. 
 
What stopped me from loving this was Vader bumping too much on moves he shouldn't be taking. For example, on Sting's first successful offensive move, Vader got knocked off his feet immediately. I would have preferred an escalation to that first bump. Then there was a Sting german supplex, armdrag and a 2nd rope DDT(!) that all happened relatively early in the match where Sting executed them without build and Vader bumping like he was 200 pounds. Too much generosity I thought.

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Watching loads of Abdullah the Butcher on youtube. Love the big, evil egg. His best match is probably this fantastic brawl against Carlos Colon in WWC. It's a desperate scrap from the start, expect tables, cinder blocks, lead pipes and, of course, The Fork. Also, lots of glorious nut shots.

 

 

 

I enjoyed this match with Hogan too. It's easy to forget how big a star Hogan was, even in Japan in 1982. Hogan wins my imaginary award for the most blatant blade job I've ever seen.

 

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The Hogan blade job was obvious but Albano blading vs Snuka is still the most blatant. At least Hogan kinda-sorta tried to be discreet (and failed miserably) and he always sucked at hiding his blade jobs. Albano's is just too ridiculous for words, it has to be watched to be believed.

 

http://youtu.be/nCds_xmB8lY

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so i've been watching WCW Nitro every monday for the last year or so, starting from the beginning. the dates line up perfectly (monday 9/23/96 = monday 9/23/13) Anyway, over the weekend i watched WWF IYH: Mind Games, and it piqued my interest so i'm starting to watch 1996 Raws every Monday too. Today was JR reintroducing "Razor Ramon" and "Diesel" back into the WWF, and he cuts what has to be one of the best "shoot" promos ever on tv. why does Cornette get all the credit for his, when heel JR is so awesome?

 

 

also on Nitro, the nWo beats up Randy Savage and takes over the announce booth (and the rest of the show) and also introduce their new Nascar car.

oh, and there's a surprisingly good Jericho/Mike Enos match, and a swell Public Enemy/Harlem Heat tag title match. i just took a quick look but didn't see either one on youtube.

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http://youtu.be/7dpqK5unaJA

 From the Buck vs. Dustin series. I'm thinking this one is from Main Event some time in July 94, since the German TV broadcast it's ripped from has World Cup 94 scores scrolling at the bottom. Anyways, this isn't a classic but I'd never seen it before and it was just uploaded like 5 days ago. Good punches. How about those punches. Hmm.

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So I guess this is the first time I saw this whole match in a very, very long time but I had no idea that Hogan finishes Hansen off with a lariat right in this match, I feel like it was kind of a dick move, other people's thoughts?

 

http://youtu.be/6EZveIuA_hg

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So I guess this is the first time I saw this whole match in a very, very long time but I had no idea that Hogan finishes Hansen off with a lariat right in this match, I feel like it was kind of a dick move, other people's thoughts?

Wasn't that move (the Ax Bomber, I think?) Hogan's finisher in Japan? So it's understandable.

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Was it? I'm very out of the loop when it comes to Hogan wrestling in Japan, looks like I will do more research haha.

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Yeah, the Axe Bomber was Hogan's finish in Japan, not the leg drop like in the States. Of course compared to the Western Lariat-o it was shit, but it was over with the fans there so whatever. You know, off the top of my head I can't think of another wrestler that had a different finish for a different country...

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Samoa Joe did in Z1 for a while, I think. He eventually stopped using the Island Driver since it was Misawa's finish and they were in Misawa's building.

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Didn't the Ax Bomber knock out Inoki like for real?

 

I think that's why it was so over in Japan.

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That's a myth that Meltzer helped perpetuate.

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Yeah, the Axe Bomber was Hogan's finish in Japan, not the leg drop like in the States. Of course compared to the Western Lariat-o it was shit, but it was over with the fans there so whatever. You know, off the top of my head I can't think of another wrestler that had a different finish for a different country...

 

Did Dibiase have a Japan-specific finisher?

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After reading the Photo post and seeing the awesome Destination X 2008 pics, I had to watch this badboy.  First thing I saw was the Fish Market Street Fight with Team 3D v. Curry Man/Shark Boy.  This may have been the greatest match in existence.  The first half of the match was complete chaos as they both attempted to kill each other with several types of fish.  Bubba even started throwing smaller fish into the crowd and at the ring crew.  Curry Man attached a cupcake to a fishing pole and lured Bubba into biting it and Curry Man tried bringing him in like a fish.  Both teams did the wasssup headbutt but only with fish.  The crowd could give a fuck less about Curry Man and even less for Shark Boy but they wanted to see Team 3D throw someone threw a table.  However, they didn't even do the bit where Bubba tells Devon to get a table.  The crowd was really hot for a table spot and all they got was Johnny Devine being tossed over the top onto a table.  Team 3D didn't even win this thing though.

 

Gail Kim, ODB, and Kong fought for the KO title in a well worked match.  Kong looked strong and was protected and the other two didn't look weak.  Kong won but Gail Kim was hot.

 

Booker T v. Robert Roode in a Stand By Your Man Strap Match was just a wrestling match with both guys tied together, which sucked.  Roode won even though Booker was looking for revenge on him for punching Sharmell.  Somehow, Peyton Banks and Traci were involved and Traci ended up getting 10 lashes with a small strap because Booker lost.  Both of these gals are rough looking to say the least.  Traci took her lashes like Tommy Dreamer did with The Sandman, just without the intensity.  After the 10 lashes, Peyton kept going and Sharmell made the save with a strap.  She actually went to town on everyone including security, refs, Dave Penzer, the announcers, and Jim Cornette.  Quite awesome ending.

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So I guess this is the first time I saw this whole match in a very, very long time but I had no idea that Hogan finishes Hansen off with a lariat right in this match, I feel like it was kind of a dick move, other people's thoughts?

 

http://youtu.be/6EZveIuA_hg

 

One of the reasons I like watching the WWF go to Japan is seeing the strange mix of ring elements (i.e. Japanese style-cable ropes paired with WWF turnbuckles and a AJPW ring apron, etc.) It also makes me wonder why Hansen wasn't a bigger star in the States then he was. He had everything a great wrestler needed.

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After reading the Photo post and seeing the awesome Destination X 2008 pics, I had to watch this badboy.  First thing I saw was the Fish Market Street Fight with Team 3D v. Curry Man/Shark Boy.  This may have been the greatest match in existence.  The first half of the match was complete chaos as they both attempted to kill each other with several types of fish.  Bubba even started throwing smaller fish into the crowd and at the ring crew.  Curry Man attached a cupcake to a fishing pole and lured Bubba into biting it and Curry Man tried bringing him in like a fish.  Both teams did the wasssup headbutt but only with fish.  The crowd could give a fuck less about Curry Man and even less for Shark Boy but they wanted to see Team 3D throw someone threw a table.  However, they didn't even do the bit where Bubba tells Devon to get a table.  The crowd was really hot for a table spot and all they got was Johnny Devine being tossed over the top onto a table.  Team 3D didn't even win this thing though.

 

Gail Kim, ODB, and Kong fought for the KO title in a well worked match.  Kong looked strong and was protected and the other two didn't look weak.  Kong won but Gail Kim was hot.

 

Booker T v. Robert Roode in a Stand By Your Man Strap Match was just a wrestling match with both guys tied together, which sucked.  Roode won even though Booker was looking for revenge on him for punching Sharmell.  Somehow, Peyton Banks and Traci were involved and Traci ended up getting 10 lashes with a small strap because Booker lost.  Both of these gals are rough looking to say the least.  Traci took her lashes like Tommy Dreamer did with The Sandman, just without the intensity.  After the 10 lashes, Peyton kept going and Sharmell made the save with a strap.  She actually went to town on everyone including security, refs, Dave Penzer, the announcers, and Jim Cornette.  Quite awesome ending.

 

My favorite thing about the Fish Market Street Fight was how many times Don West says that someone got creamed  on commentary.  Peyton Banks/Rain was/is awesome..always liked Traci too.

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Stan didn't need America, he had Japan and they paid him like a king. It's not like he didn't work Bruno in New York and carry the AWA belt either so its kind of a moot point.

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A buddy and I are putting together a MONEY INC mix tape, because they are the best tag team of all time. It's been proven by science. Can't find footage of their first house show title win against LOD. If anyone's got any ideas of stuff to include on this one, let me know!

 

Wrestlemania VIII – vs. Natural Disasters (Starts 1:58:31)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMsytcL7gsw

 

vs. High Energy (Koko B. Ware/Owen Hart)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBVaSY73rsk

 

WWF Prime Time -  First reign ends against the Natural Disasters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS3uUERV0ic

 

Summer Slam 1992 – vs. LOD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZKlyMfKmp4

 

Money Inc. challenges and beats the Natural Disasters for their 2nd tag title reign when Jimmy Hart undermines his own team (the Nasty Boys) and signs Money Inc.'s name on the tag title contract.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q85MZEO1rtU

 

vs. the Ultimate Maniacs (Randy Savage/Ultimate Warrior)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPTtKb03Fzc

 

Survivor Series -  w/ Beverly Bros. vs. Natural Disasters/Nasty Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf_b3doueHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDiUfy2mWnA

 

w/ Rick Martel vs. High Energy/Tatanka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucrNf7YzKWY

 

February 15, 1993 -  DiBiase vs. Brutus Beefcake

Money Inc. attacks Brutus Beefcake, breaking his face once again, Jimmy Hart leaves Money Inc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJlICBL7M9o

 

Hulk Hogan isn’t thrilled with Money Inc

http://www.butterfunk.com/video-play-3867793/hulk-hogan-amp-brutus-beefcake-form-the-mega-maniacs.htm

 

Wrestlemania IX -  vs. Mega Maniacs (Hulk Hogan/Brutus Beefcake)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QvrbZiODsY

 

vs. Steiner Bros.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz-GWZ4hxyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVBrBonxUkQ

 

King of the Ring 1993 -  8-Man Tag – w/ Headshrinkers vs. Steiner Bros/Smoking Gunns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muK_Ulj_eJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0guM8fBJrtc

 

Gorilla Monsoon explains unaired tag title exchanges between Money Inc. and the Steiner Bros. (Starts 3:09)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFiL_fXACto

 

Money Inc. Interview and cuts a promo on Razor Ramon (Starts 24:44)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSzM6ucnXr4

 

Money Inc. interview and confrontation with Razor Ramon (Starts 19:00)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRpTbicVBCY

 

Wrestling Challenge- Ted DiBiase vs. The 1-2-3 Kid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOhNc-2rhNk

 

Summer Slam 1993 - Ted DiBiase vs. Razor Ramon (DiBiase’s last WWE match)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu7IkI1MWaM

 

Summer Slam 1993 -  IRS vs. 1-2-3 Kid (Starts 17:09)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz9ty9hWxdE

 

THE REUNION -  WWE Raw 15th Anniversary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CxksOJosgE

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Jericho vs Jeff - Look at how beautiful the Swanton is in the post-match replay. My goodness
 

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A buddy and I are putting together a MONEY INC mix tape, because they are the best tag team of all time. It's been proven by science. Can't find footage of their first house show title win against LOD. If anyone's got any ideas of stuff to include on this one, let me know!

 

 

I admire your guff. There are taped house shows and some CV stuff vs the Nasty Boys from the end of 92 which are actually really good. Rotunda looks as good in them as he does in his entire IRS run (or at least until when I Stopped watching stuff recently in 94).

 

You need the six man where they tag with Doink too.

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1. I could have sworn that the York Foundation were scientifically proven to be the best of all time. Haha

 

2. Let me act like Peep and post some randoms

 
Somebody tell me a better, "Slider into the ring" than paul London. Cena ain't seein him!
 

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