Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:47 AM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:14 PM
Vs. Nick Bockwinkel, 4/15/85, Memphis
This is near the end of Savage's run in Memphis and only a couple of months before he joined the WWF. Wild start with Savage attacking Bock before the bell. Savage is out of control and Bock is fired up, and only seconds into the match they are brawling outside the ring. Questions for those more familiar with Memphis history than I: 1) Who was the announcer? It's not Russell. 2) Who was Dutch Newman, Savage's manager? I don't think I've heard of him before. Savage and Bockwinkel are going at it like they are in a heated feud with each other. Were they? This is a total brawl. Savage takes a licking from Bock early, so more signature Savage selling. Savage breaks out his famous foreign-object-in-the-trunks spot and takes control. Even though Bock is the babyface he wrestlers very viciously, and this match is almost like a battle of two heels at times. Man, and no shock to those going through the AWA set, Bock was still really good in 85. And Savage looks every bit the star that would take NYC by storm in a few short months. Eventually interference from Newman leads to Bock being distracted, the ref turns his back to deal with Newman, and Savage nails Bock with the illegal-in-Memphis piledriver for the 1-2-3.
This was nice little brawl. Fast-paced, and both men looked good. Finish seemed a little rushed, though. I've liked pretty much everything I've seen of Randy in Memphis, and this was no exception.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:50 PM
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:15 PM
As far as the match with the RnRs goes, you can judge for yourself :http://www.youtube.c...4...C7F&index=5
This tag match with Randy from Memphis is really good:
Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:42 PM
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:50 AM
I just watched the 6/3/89 match from Boston, and went ahead and checked out 10/10/89 from London. They worked the chair spot in to both matches. The crowd loved it both times of course. I think the June match is better, but they were both really fun. Hogan has Liz with him in London and she gets involved (and Sherri gets involved) quite a bit. I also googled the Bockwinkel match, because I wasn't sure if I saw that or not on the Memphis set. Tito Santana vs. Savage popped up from 10/19/1985 (Puerto Rico) instead, so I watched it. It's not a good match, or really a match by any means, but it was interesting. It was raining, so they had to work around that, and there were water puddles in the ring. Savage is the guy that drew me into wrestling as well. I'm going to try to spend some time looking into whatever I can find that I haven't seen before (or haven't seen in long time).
Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:37 PM
Which Savage/Santana match is considered the best? The link above has expired. I've been watching a few today (including the more well known 02/08/1986) where Savage wins the IC Title. But, is there a certain match anyone around here would recommend seeking out? The MSG match from 05/19/1986 was pretty awesome. Bruno was the guest ref and Adonis interferes. Great spot in the match where Savage nails Santana in the back of the head with his knee. The crowd is nuts for the end.
Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:42 PM
Went on to the NO DQ match from Toronto. This is my favorite of the feud so far, and I doubt it will be topped. My favorite from the Steamboat feud also took place at Maple Leaf Gardens. This one took place on 05/04/1986. This match starts of pretty heated. You even have Santana nailing him with a chair within the first minute or two. It's a great match with lots of brawling. Savage gets busted open on the ringpost. It's a total classic. There's an entrance ramp at ring level, and my favorite spot was probably Tito bouncing Randy's head off of it. It looked pretty brutal.
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