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Roddy Piper vs. Rick Rude (WWF, 12/28/1989) Steel Cage

20 July 2017 - 05:20 AM

MSG - Steel Cage


-Roddy Piper defeats Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan)


This match is so much fun.  You have Rick Rude's incredible selling off his bumps into the cage.  You have the typical chaotic antics of Piper.  You have the Heenan element on the outside swelling the heat.  Rude actually drops a knee on Piper from the top of the cage!  There are some really great nearfalls produced down the stretch.  There is cool spot where Piper and Rude go over the top to escape at the same time, but their feet touch at the exact same time.  So, the ref states the match will continue.  Rude gets bloodied.  It's really exactly what you would hope for as a fan of these two.

Andre the Giant vs. King Kong Bundy (WWF, 09/23/1985)

17 March 2017 - 10:53 AM

"The Colossal Jostle" @ MSG


King Kong Bundy had interfered in one of Andre's previous matches and delivered several splashes giving the big man a "broken sternum," so Andre is out for revenge here.  They lock up and Andre gives him a huge chop, chokes him, and another humungous chop sends Bundy out to the floor to think about it.  Bundy comes in and they start going back and forth.  The MSG crowd is eating it up, and it feels like big moment.  At one point, Andre delivers a big headbutt to Bundy, which sends Bundy over the ropes and to the floor!  AWESOME bump from Bundy.  If you like seeing two big dudes square off and punish each other some pretty big blows, then I think you'd enjoy this match.  Of course, there are some good moments where Bundy is standing on the sternum and dropping knees in that area.  This is a fun encounter without a clean finish. 

AJ Styles vs. Jushin Liger (RevPro, 10/03/2015)

25 January 2017 - 08:31 PM

The first ever match between the two. AJ surprisingly puts the British Heavyweight Championship on the line right before the match starts. It's a very submission based match with Styles giving enough to Liger to make it seem competitive. Liger try's to keep away from the Styles Clash, but he can't... ***1/4 to ***1/2

Pete Dunne vs. Ricochet (RevPro, 08/12/2016)

25 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

This is just a great matchup of different personalities and styles here.  You have the heel, Pete Dunne.  He's excellent with facial expressions.  He's pulling on and biting fingers.  He's hard hitting and throwing out painful submissions.  Then you have Ricochet.  He's the explosive babyface, and his offense is impressive athletically while remaining very crisp.  This turned out to be a REALLY good match, at probably around ***3/4 if I had to use rating to show what I thought of it.  IMO, Ricochet was very impressive with his maneuvers and threw out some sweet uppercuts at one point, but the really good portion was carried on the heel antics, facial expressions, and offense of Dunne.  I feel like when Dunne was on offense, he gave the crowd more time to let the things he was doing sink in, while Ricochet was a little more on to the next thing.  But hey, he did do that beautifully.  I liked Dunne kicking the hand away of Ricochet when he offered to shake hands at the beginning.  Good stuff.

Chris Hero vs. Marty Scurll (RevPro, 08/12/2016)

25 January 2017 - 02:51 PM

This opens up great with some taunting back and forth.  We get some nice focused work on the left arm of Chris Hero from Marty Scurll.  A really nasty looking stomp to the arm of Hero is delivered by Scurll.  Eventually, this leads to a really good comeback from Chris Hero and of course some very stiff shots.  Hero, at one point decides to hit a moonsault, which he misses and Scurll gets fired up taking this into another gear.  Scrull had a really awesome reversal of one of Hero's big elbows, that gets Hero on his back and he drops him back down on the worked over arm.  We eventually get the MONSTER elbow from Hero, followed by more devastating looking blows.  Scurll throws in some really impressive looking matwork, playing off the armwork again, that put him back on top.  Then they just get to pounding each other with slaps and strikes.  I didn't like that Scurll had to wrap his arms around the legs of Hero to take a piledriver, but it looked awesome on delivery.  Scurll gets the crowd to go quiet ....shhhh....and breaks the finger of Hero.  Hero ends up hitting a piledriver from the top for the W.  Really good story there.  This was fantastic!  Both guys delivered the goods.  ****1/4 to ****1/2