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PhilTLL

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In Topic: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat vs "Ravishing" Rick Rude - MSG 1...

18 October 2017 - 09:46 PM


He doesn't quite have that swagger when he tells all the New York Sleazebags to piper down


Negative, that was two years later.

I will have to watch this, which I didn't even know existed off the top of my head.

In Topic: Bobby Heenan RIP

30 September 2017 - 12:29 AM

It happened a bunch during the nWo and Goldberg eras.

In Topic: NWA On Demand-Data Base

24 September 2017 - 10:18 PM

Yes, but it's just stuff that caught my eye or looked good from reviews here, not comprehensive or thematic in any way. I'm not subscribed right now, though.

In Topic: Any contenders for WWF Greatest Match Ever between WrestleMania 3 and Wrestle...

19 September 2017 - 08:20 AM


Anyone mentioned the big Survivor Series tag match? That one that goes about 40 minutes?

 
 
Still contend this is one of the more overrated matches in WWF history. I have watched it on some live watches and at other points in the past couple of years and it doesn't top out at ***1/2 for me. Also, one of the dumbest decisions ever by a manager for Fuji to walk out on Demolition for Powers of Pain. 
 

Aye, but there's two big long 20-man tag matches, the Fuji flip was 1988 and the generally better-liked match was 1987. I would agree that neither is on the level of the other matches mentioned so far.

And hey, Fuji was regularly portrayed as just plain dumb compared to some of the other managers, so it kind of fit?

In Topic: Starrcade is back

18 September 2017 - 01:03 PM


I imagine some folks somewhere are solemnly holding forth on desecrating the name, but WCW did that decades ago.

 
My sentiments exactly.  Any old school JCP fans who might want to complain that WWE is reviving and then doing anything negative to the legacy or memory of Starrcade only need go back and watch Starrcade 1999.  I can't think of anything WWE could do to Starrcade that Vince Russo didn't already do.
 

Oh heck, there was nothing left for Russo to ruin after:

- Nash d. Goldberg
- The fake fast count of Sting/Hogan
- Hogan/Beefcake as a main event
- Two BattleBowls
- The Black Scorpion
- Turning the year's biggest event into a one-night round-robin in 1989
- Multiple years of scaffold match features and questionable booking in the "classic" era