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#21 brocklock

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:44 PM

Piper/Valentine is an amazing war. Both guys were so intense and it felt like a fight at times.

 

The legends Battle Royal is a fun curiosity. Killer Kowalski took a pretty crazy bump for an old man and Edouard Carpentier looked pretty good for a 61 year old.



#22 Phil Schneider

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

We are going to be reviewing new drops every Friday over at Segunda Caida

 

 

http://segundacaida....anto-piper.html

 

We also included a review of a Santo mask match which showed up randomly on youtube



#23 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:20 AM

Back on Titans we covered the Legends Battle Royal. It was filmed for I think George Michael's Sports Machine or something like it. We had all these backstage promos with it that were fantastic.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:48 AM

The Battle Royal is all kinds of fun. I cant believe Thesz was 71 in this and still in great shape. I so wanted Carpentier to skin the cat, not quite.

 

The only part they cut out was Al Costello singing Waltzing Matlida, how could they. lol



#25 NickH

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

The RVD/Jericho match sucked. That was bad. Keep those "gems" away from me.



#26 Matt D

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

Next week's are Thursday at 10 am. That'll be the first real telling sign of how this will go long-term.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:41 PM

The RVD/Jericho match sucked. That was bad. Keep those "gems" away from me.


I remember when they had a match at a PPV - maybe KOTR? - and Jericho flipped after Wade Keller criticized it.

I don't recall what I thought of the match, but I'm guessing it probably wasn't anything special in my mind since the Keller anecdote is my only lasting memory of it.

#28 iamthedoctor

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:56 PM

If they are committed to doing Hidden Gems as a weekly dump, that is a brilliant idea. Give the folks looking for that stuff weekly incentive to keep subscribing and interacting.

 

Like Savage/Taker.



#29 Matt D

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:21 PM


If they are committed to doing Hidden Gems as a weekly dump, that is a brilliant idea. Give the folks looking for that stuff weekly incentive to keep subscribing and interacting.

 
Like Savage/Taker.

Enough already.

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

 

The RVD/Jericho match sucked. That was bad. Keep those "gems" away from me.


I remember when they had a match at a PPV - maybe KOTR? - and Jericho flipped after Wade Keller criticized it.

I don't recall what I thought of the match, but I'm guessing it probably wasn't anything special in my mind since the Keller anecdote is my only lasting memory of it.

 

 

It was a solid match. That whole thing was interesting. Jericho felt like it was a ****1/2 MOTYC that tore the house down. It was probably more like a *** match.

 

I want the gems of all kinds, good and bad though. Matches can suck and still provide a good look at where notable wrestlers were at a certain point in their careers, even if the results aren't so great.



#31 NickH

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:15 AM

It was a solid match. That whole thing was interesting. Jericho felt like it was a ****1/2 MOTYC that tore the house down. It was probably more like a *** match.

 

I want the gems of all kinds, good and bad though. Matches can suck and still provide a good look at where notable wrestlers were at a certain point in their careers, even if the results aren't so great.

 

 

I want gems of all kinds as well, hopefully more good than bad. But it was a bad match, it was an off night for both. I thought their KOTR 02 match was their best together, I would say it was match of the night.



#32 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:31 AM

I love that some gems aren't necessarily great matches. That's not the point. Young RVD vs young Y2J is there for just historical purposes. I want more stuff of established guys young and learning on the job how to do this art.

#33 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:35 AM

And that Piper/ Valentine match is amazing. It's wonderful to see the ear based angle start. And Piper started it. He punched Valentine in the ear early in the match and then it escalated. It's fucking awesome.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:49 AM

I would like to see the Sabu/RVD vs Furnas and Kroffat rematch uncut. 



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 03:23 AM

 

The RVD/Jericho match sucked. That was bad. Keep those "gems" away from me.


I remember when they had a match at a PPV - maybe KOTR? - and Jericho flipped after Wade Keller criticized it.

I don't recall what I thought of the match, but I'm guessing it probably wasn't anything special in my mind since the Keller anecdote is my only lasting memory of it.

 

Jericho was so angered at the reaction online to that match that he took down his website:

http://web.archive.o.../commentary.htm



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Posted 27 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

Jericho was so angered at the reaction online to that match that he took down his website:

 http://web.archive.o.../commentary.htm

I watched the KOTR match again, Jericho should be furious. It was a very good match, crowd was really hot for it. Their Unforgiven 01 match is damn good too.

 

 

Excerpt from Jericho's book A Lion's Tale on his ECW match with RVD.

 

My victory over the Jericho Curse in ECW was short-lived when the bastard used Mapquest and found me during my second ECW match in Queens, New York. It was hard to believe that the New York City fans could be more brutal than the Pennsylvania brethren, but they were.

  Paul booked me against RVD and wanted to use the match as our official TV debut. Rob and I had similar styles, similar size, and similar worldwide experience. He'd spent some time overseas and made a name for himself in Japan just as I had. But the match sucked worse than a toothless vampire. We were a step off on everything and there was no sign of the chemistry we'd had the night before. The fans turned on us, chanting "This match sucks," "Please go home," "End this match." Even the dreaded "You fucked up" chant reared its ugly head when I screwed up a simple arm drag.

   At the time neither of us realized how bad the match actually was. Paul claimed he couldn't air it on TV because the tape in the camera was defective. It only took me five years to figure out that the tape was fine. It was the match that was defective.



#37 iamthedoctor

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:32 AM

Jericho was so angered at the reaction online to that match that he took down his website:
 http://web.archive.o.../commentary.htm

I watched the KOTR match again, Jericho should be furious. It was a very good match, crowd was really hot for it. Their Unforgiven 01 match is damn good too.
 
 
Excerpt from Jericho's book A Lion's Tale on his ECW match with RVD.
 
My victory over the Jericho Curse in ECW was short-lived when the bastard used Mapquest and found me during my second ECW match in Queens, New York. It was hard to believe that the New York City fans could be more brutal than the Pennsylvania brethren, but they were.
  Paul booked me against RVD and wanted to use the match as our official TV debut. Rob and I had similar styles, similar size, and similar worldwide experience. He'd spent some time overseas and made a name for himself in Japan just as I had. But the match sucked worse than a toothless vampire. We were a step off on everything and there was no sign of the chemistry we'd had the night before. The fans turned on us, chanting "This match sucks," "Please go home," "End this match." Even the dreaded "You fucked up" chant reared its ugly head when I screwed up a simple arm drag.
   At the time neither of us realized how bad the match actually was. Paul claimed he couldn't air it on TV because the tape in the camera was defective. It only took me five years to figure out that the tape was fine. It was the match that was defective.

I really enjoyed the kotr match and it was very good.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 04:13 PM

Eh, I thought their match was sloppy, rough around the edges and not the sort of thing you'd want to debut them on TV with, but it was nowhere near as bad as people have made it out to be. Honestly, the worst thing about it was the horrifically obnoxious crowd that were literally just waiting for anything slightly imperfect they could shit all over. I mean, when you've got a guy yelling "Boring!" immediately after the opening lock-up, you might as well just burn the fucking building down. 



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:07 AM

The O'Connor/Brisco training session from the CWF episode is phenomenal. Just such cool kayfabe stuff that makes everything better (especially as it foreshadowed the finish of the non-title match). The Steinborn vs Dory match is something we had before but it's really spry and fun. The matwork in Brisco vs Matsuda is off the charts great. And the picture journey from the year before felt really special too. Good stuff.



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 08:54 AM

Eh, I thought their match was sloppy, rough around the edges and not the sort of thing you'd want to debut them on TV with, but it was nowhere near as bad as people have made it out to be. Honestly, the worst thing about it was the horrifically obnoxious crowd that were literally just waiting for anything slightly imperfect they could shit all over. I mean, when you've got a guy yelling "Boring!" immediately after the opening lock-up, you might as well just burn the fucking building down. 

 

Absolutely, I watched it yesterday and after Jericho's description of it in his book I was expecting a trainwreck but it was far from it. Hell there are spots in that famous ECW TV title 4 way that Jericho blew worse than in this RVD match. It wasn't a classic by any means but there were some cool spots executed well there, I agree the crowd really were just being dicks and overly critical which with all the praise the ECW fans get romanticized with today this is a prime example of how prickish of a crowd they were at times.






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