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Ricky Jackson

Member Since 06 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Greetings From Allentown podcast

21 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

As I've said time and again, this pod is consistently awesome, and this week Peter has crafted a great tribute to Bobby Heenan


In Topic: Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

20 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

Happy 71st birthday to this man's amazing hair




Also happy 66th birthday to the Hammer!

In Topic: Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler (WWE Mae Young Classic Finals 09/12/17)

19 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

Just saw this and I really liked it. Not on the level of some of the top WWE women's matches of the last few years, but really good. Liked the body part psychology and Baszler's selling, and everything played into the finish. Sane is a star and Baszler is great too. ****

In Topic: Bobby Heenan RIP

18 September 2017 - 08:27 AM

One of the greatest performers wrestling has ever seen. The man did it all. Thanks Bobby. RIP

In Topic: Gimmick Match of the Month: The Lumberjack Match (September 2017)

13 September 2017 - 11:05 AM

Not a gimmick that has produced a ton of classic matches, but I like the concept. Basically it's similar to a cage match where previous matches in a feud have ended indecisively, usually by contout, precipitating a stipulation that will "contain" the wrestlers. But unlike the cage match, the Lumberjack match has the added element of the wrestlers at ringside, which opens up intersting booking options, such as allowing for the losing wrestler to be screwed out the match by outside interference or a new feud to begin when a lumberjack mixes it up with one of the participants in the match.

The Hogan vs Savage match from 2/86 MSG cited above is actually a perfect example of a well booked Lumberjack match. Savage is tripped by George Steele at ringside, costing him the match and furthering a feud between them, and Hogan is attacked outside the ring by King Kong Bundy, helping set the stage for Mania 2. I actually really liked that match the last time I watched it and gave it ***1/2.

Another Lumberjack match that I would recommend based on good usuage of the stip is believe it or not Bob Backlund vs Superstar Graham from 12/82 MSG. It's a fun match, and a minor miracle considering how poor physical shape Graham was in at the time