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#21 AstroBoy

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:26 PM

Cool project on one of my personal favorites as well.  Enjoyable read, thanks for doing this.  Makes me want to go back and watch some Bret matches now.



#22 Grimmas

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:43 PM

Cool project on one of my personal favorites as well.  Enjoyable read, thanks for doing this.  Makes me want to go back and watch some Bret matches now.

Awesome, that's what I'm doing it for.



#23 khawk20

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:09 PM

 

Nicely done and my favourite Bret match has made the top 25 so I am happy (unless it isn't on the list at all in which case I will strenously object! :) )

Oh shit, what match? I hope I didn't make a HUGE error.

 

Haha I will let you know if it's there when the list is complete. 

(If it isn't no worries it's subjective of course :) )



#24 Grimmas

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:45 AM

Top 25 is planned for tonight, if I can finish it while watching BEYOUND.

 

Any predictions?



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:09 AM

Expecting Roddy Piper to pop up. Also, more Austin, more Owen, A particular IYH match... more Perfect, a particular Bulldog match... Maybe Benoit??

The Piper and Austin WrestleMania matches and the IYH Team Austin vs Team Bret match would be my top 3, With the Owen WrestleMania match and the "other" Austin match rounding out my top 5.

I'm pretty sure your list will be different at the top, though.

I'm wondering if any Hart Foundation matches made the top 25.

#26 Grimmas

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:53 AM

Very solid predictions.



#27 Frankensteiner

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:17 AM

This should be interesting. In my head, I counted about 15 locks and a total of 35 matches that could still conceivably make the list. So it'll be interesting which matches don't make the cut.

 

- I'll predict Austin will be the opponent with the most appearances in top 25 with 4, then Diesel with 3. Bulldog will have 4 appearances too but not all of them as an opponent.

 

- Highest rated regular tag match will be the Action Zone tag with Bret & Davey / Owen & Backlund.

 

- Top 3: Bret / Austin Survivor Series, Bret / Owen WrestleMania X, Bret / Austin WrestleMania 13, in that order.



#28 SteveDubRN

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:19 AM

I recently watched (and live-tweeted) every Raw and PPV match that Bret had in 1995. Even in what is probably his nadir as a singles wrestler in the WWF, Bret consistently had good matches. The Backlund match from Mania XI was the only real stinker of the bunch.



#29 Icopro

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:31 PM

This has been a fun ride. Trying to figure out the last 25 matches. I'm still missing a few. Predictions....

 

vs. Savage (SNME 11/87)

vs. Dibiase (SNME 4/91)?

vs. Perfect (Summerslam 91)

vs. Piper (WM 8)

vs. Bulldog (Summerslam 92)

vs. Perfect (KOTR 93)

w/ Owen vs. Steiners (January 1994)

vs. Owen (WM 10)

vs. Diesel (KOTR 94)

vs. Kid (Raw 7/94)

vs. Diesel (Royal Rumble 95)

w/ Bulldog vs. Owen & Backlund (Action Zone 2/95)

vs. Diesel (Survivor Series 95)

vs. Bulldog (IYH December 95)

vs. Austin (Survivor Series 96)

vs. Undertaker vs. Austin vs. Vader (IYH Final Four)

vs. Austin (Wrestlemania 13)

vs. Austin (IYH April 97)

Canadian Stampede 10 Man Tag

vs. Undertaker (One Night Only)

vs. Flair (WCW Souled Out 98)?

vs. Benoit (Nitro 10/99)

Another Benoit match or two?

 

Top 3....

1. vs. Austin (Wrestlemania 13)

2. vs. Owen (Wrestlemania 10)
3. Canadian Stampede 10 Man Tag



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:44 PM

I think the Bulldog IYH or Perfect kotr match could be a sleeper top 5 pick.

#31 Grimmas

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

After a year of watching, thinking, and writing, it's finally finished!

 

https://prowrestling...es-part-4-25-1/



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:33 PM

Awesome list man. Might watch Series 96 now just for the feels. My all time favorite ppv btw

#33 robertsilva

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:23 PM

Now it’s time for you to do a super show podcast on Bret Hart, my all time favorite wrestler as well.

#34 khawk20

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:17 PM

Nicely done. the Hart-Steamboat match is my all time favourite Bret match and I'm glad it made the top 25.

 

The thing that always stuck with me about that match is that Bret made me believe he could actually win that match. Considering it was Steamboat and he was as hot as he was, there is no way i should have reasonably believed Bret had a chance. And yet, thanks to both of them and the match they had, I did.

 

It was also probably the first time myself and many others took real notice of Bret in the ring, and his skillset. Just one of those matches that sticks because it catches you by surprise, and as a hardcore fan back then that was very hard to do.



#35 Grimmas

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

Glad I didn't miss an obvious match, KHawk. 

 

Yeah, what's even cooler about Bret feeling on the level with Steamboat is that he didn't really have a move that seemed like it could win the match.

 

Bret said that match was originally scheduled for WrestleMania 2, can you imagine?



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

I have not seen a load of these matches, but I was curious after reading the last part's "surprise list" - would you have Curt Hennig as Bret's #6 best opponent? Personally, I don't really see Flair in the top #5, so he's who I would swap out. Even at #6 I might go with the Bulldog over Flair. I just don't necessarily see the Souled Out match as being as good as you described it and Bret had some real undeniably strong matches with Davey Boy and Perfect. I'm not sure who else would round out a top 10, but that's kind of the brilliance of Bret too (that I'm sure you found in your viewing) - as a tag guy and then as WWE Champion, he worked with a ton of different guys on TV and PPV. 



#37 Grimmas

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

I have not seen a load of these matches, but I was curious after reading the last part's "surprise list" - would you have Curt Hennig as Bret's #6 best opponent? Personally, I don't really see Flair in the top #5, so he's who I would swap out. Even at #6 I might go with the Bulldog over Flair. I just don't necessarily see the Souled Out match as being as good as you described it and Bret had some real undeniably strong matches with Davey Boy and Perfect. I'm not sure who else would round out a top 10, but that's kind of the brilliance of Bret too (that I'm sure you found in your viewing) - as a tag guy and then as WWE Champion, he worked with a ton of different guys on TV and PPV. 

I deleted the numbers, but I did it based on average the star ratings of the matches that made the top 100 and adding 1 point for each match. I think Bulldog or Perect might had been the next two.






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