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#1 tim

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

Will update at the end of each month, listing matches I feel are particular worthy of MOTYC recognition.

 

August finished:

 

  1. Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW New Year Special 01/21/96)
  2. Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)
  3. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 06/07/96)
  4. Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/11/96)
  5. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)
  6. Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJPW 07/24/96) 
  7. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 07/09/96)
  8. Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)
  9. Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)
  10. Ultimo Dragon vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)
  11. Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)
  12. Jushin Liger vs Dick Togo (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)
  13. Aja Kong vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 08/30/96)
  14. Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara vs Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWFI 06/26/96)
  15. Rob Van Dam vs Doug Furnas (ECW Natural Born Killaz 08/24/96)
  16. Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)
  17. Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)
  18. El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)
  19. Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)
  20. Keiji Muto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/05/96)
  21. Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya vs Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano (JWP 06/16/96)
  22. Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)
  23. Genchiro Tenryu vs Yoji Anjo (WAR 07/21/96)
  24. Chris Jericho v Shane Douglas v 2 Cold Scorpio v Pitbull #2 (ECW, 7/13/96)
  25. Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 06/12/96)
  26. Volk Han vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS 08/24/96)
  27. Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/12/96)
  28. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)
  29. El Dandy & Atlantis & Hector Garza vs Apolo Dantes & Dr Wagner Jr & El Felino (CMLL June 1996)
  30. Rey Misterio Jr & Ultimo Dragon vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)
  31. Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)
  32. Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)
  33. Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

  34. Steve Austin vs Marc Mero (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

  35. Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)
  36. Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)
  37. Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)
  38. Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoji Anjo & Yoshihiro Takayama (NJPW Fighting Spirit 02/25/96)
  39. El Dandy, El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas, Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)
  40. Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)


#2 Timbo Slice

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:38 PM

This is going to be fun because I feel like 1996 might have the toughest decision for MOTY of the 1990s.



#3 PeteF3

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:33 AM

Looking over my Yearbook-based list...the 10/10 These Days Michinoku Pro match is widely considered one of the greatest and most definitive lucha-puroresu spot-fu matches ever. That's my 3rd-most-favorite MPro match of 1996. Finished at #10 overall. So yeah, a loaded year.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:33 PM

Update for February.

I'm enjoying the year so far but man does 1999 smoke 1996 for the first two months, which definitely isn't the consensus perception of 90s years.



#5 tim

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

Well, 1996 exploded in March. Tons of great matches, WWF TV got better and WCW TV had some good stuff too. Nice variety. Clearly, I like Cactus/Mikey more than just about everyone.



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

Updated for April. 1996 has really heated up these last two months. Lots of good matches and angles.



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

Updated for May. Lots of good wrestling again this month and the biggest angle of the year starts at the tail end.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:49 PM

Updated for June. What a month! Great wrestling and the NWO angle is starting up. Has to be the best month yet.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

Updated for July.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:23 PM

Updated for August.






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