Took a little break from the Starrcade '92 buildup to focus on the time around WWF Survivor Series 1996. Been watching some Raw and Superstar shows leading up to the PPV, and I'm going to pop in Survivor Series tonight.
Wife and I are staying in tonight and having a quiet Saturday night. Pretty crappy weather out there.
So, I'm Currently watching WWF Superstars from January, 23rd 1993 (Undertaker, Bam Bam Bigelow, Kamala, Marty Jannetty in action) and then I plan on popping in the Royal Rumble which took place the following night. I remember it being a lackluster Rumble, but I've been in a bit of an early 90's kick lately..
- Masahiro Chono vs Great Muta; WCW/New Japan Supershow, 1/4/93
- Lance Storm & Chris Candido vs Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney; ECW Wrestlepalooza '98
-The Nasty Boys vs. Public Enemy Clash of the Champions XXXII January 23, 1996
-Chigusa Nagayo vs. Dump Matsumoto (hair vs hair) - 11/7/86 (I guess there was more than one?)
- Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler (With all pre-match shenanigans) - Summerslam 1993
- Antonio Inoki vs. Big Van Vader - NJPW 1/4/96
- Greg Valentine Match
- Manami Toyota and/or Aja Kong match
- Col. Parker/Sister Sherri Las Vegas Wedding
- Randy Savage vs. Tito Santana for IC Belt - 2/24/86
It's not "classic" because it just happened in August, but it's the only thread suitable.
Brock Lesnar vs Triple H (SummerSlam) - ****
I remember being let down after watching this match on first viewing and had it at a ***, but just watching it now, this is a great match. Great physicality and intensity, good story with Lesnar going after the arm and HHH finding a weakness in Lesnar with his stomach. Lesnar's selling was masterful for the work on his stomach. Great match.
Been focusing on some classic Fabulous Rougeau Brothers matches:
From Montreal to Memphis Parlez-vous Français?
Tell all the girls The Rougeaus on their way
We're called pretty boys We're not a musclehead
We hate that long-haired look We like the preppy look instead
We're All-American boys All-American boys
We don't like heavy metal We don't like rock 'n' roll
All we like to listen to Is Barry Manilow
On peut pas les sentir Dans le monde ils sont les pires
On aime les faire fâcher 'cause I mean We love the USA!
I was home sick yesterday and watched A LOT of wrestling. My favorite wrestling as a lad was SNME, as it was one of the few times I was allowed to stay up that late. What a very well produced show. In 1:30, they had 5 good matches with lots of pre AND post-match interviews. I have the "Best of SNME" discs, which I feel are absolutely essential, but it really doesn't compare to actually watching a full episode. Here is the one I watched yesterday:
* the intro always gets you pumped up to watch the entire program.
im watching this nitro in 1997.... they're in like a hotel, the ring is on the pool and fans sitting around it.... looks totally cheap for a big company. lol.
but a good Juventud vs a heel Ultimo Dragon.
You know what's quite fun and actually pretty cool?
Watching an event from my collection, then reading the PW Torch Newsletter that covered the event (review, fan reactions, editorial thoughts etc..) then listening to an old episode of Pro Wrestling Focus (radio show from early 90's) where they talk about the event.
In a way it's sort of a mind-****. Makes you feel like you're back in time.
Currently watching some Raw shows from April 1993. Friar Ferguson (poor Mike Shaw, always got stuck with horrendous gimmicks), Damien Demento, Skinner, Papa Shango, Berzerker, Giant Gonzales. Man, some of them gimmicks.
Will likely pop in WCW Clash Of The Champions XXII tonight.