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Cody vs. KUSHIDA (ROH/NJPW, Global Wars 10/14/2017)

16 February 2018 - 08:21 AM

I'm probably just behind on the discussion, but I don't remember hearing anyone talk about this match.  I thought it was really entertaining.  Cody worked the first portion of the match sort of old school stalling and heeling to the crowd... KUSHIDA finally gets hold of him and works his elbow really well throughout the match.  These guys put on a good show for the fans.  I remember really enjoying the Cody/Ibushi match from WK, and I think this is another one of his stronger singles matches too. 

AJ Styles vs. Matt Sydal (ROH, 1/14/06)

07 December 2017 - 10:52 AM

This is a fun display of athleticism.  It starts off as a faced paced battle back and forth, and the only time it really slows down for a little bit is when AJ takes the advantage.  He hits a sick Canadian Brainbuster onto Sydal on the outside ring apron.  Later in the match Sydal hits a crazy moonsault onto AJ in the crowd.  There are lots of cool and creative spots in this.  I would say it's fun, but not a great match.  It's pretty fast moving and I think the finishing spot looked neat, but didn't feel like a finish.  I wasn't exactly sure who was hurting who until AJ rolled through for the pin.  Overall, it's entertaining. 

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.