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Harley Race vs David Von Erich 8/15/77


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:36 PM

This is 2 out of 3 falls. This is non title. The opening Thesz press was really nice. David controls with a headlock at 1st, and then uses the arm bar to keep Race at bay. Nice gut wrench by David. Race starts to work over the the midsection with a few well placed knees. David regains control. I like David standing on Race's face. David again using the arm to control Race. Race with some nasty looking knee drops, then David counters again. David has answers to all of Race's stuff. Big corner bump by Race to the outside. A nice small package gets 2 by David. A lot of control changes. A lot of repetetivness here. Race working a safe match with a young wrestler. Nothing too compelling. The whole match was telegraphed as a draw. In the era where wins and losses mattered. Going to a draw with the champ positions David as a star so the match served it's purpose.                                                      



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:21 PM

Flair gets a lot of (deserved) credit for being able to make the local territory star look good, but the more I see of Harley it seems he was just as good doing it as well. Hopefully the more WWE digs in the archives the more stuff of his we'll find. 






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