Good afternoon Mr. Keith. When we hear "One of the Greatest matches of all time", there is a lot of usual suspects. But i'm curious on a couple childhood favorites of mine that I wonder if I ever even seen their greatest match. Indulge me:
None of these would be particularly “obscure”, I’d say.
Most of his really great stuff came pre-WWF. The dog collar match with Roddy Piper at Starrcade 83 would probably be the concensus pick, although he had some tremendous tag matches with Beefcake against the British Bulldogs. There’s a really great one on an early SNME.
The IC title match with Mr. Perfect on SNME is likely his best major televised match. The cage match where he regained the IC title from Valentine in 85 is also a hell of a deal.
He had some really good ones as AWA champion, but nothing I can remember vividly off-hand.
Bam Bam Bigelow
He had some awesome ones in Japan. A tag match with Vader against the Steiners comes to mind.
Probably the Hogan cage match.
I don’t think they ever had a definitive great one. Against the Harts at Summerslam 90 or against the Rockers on SNME were probably their best.
Most of his great ones were in Mid-South, well before he made it to the WWF. Can’t think of a great definitive one off-hand. Best from his WWF run would have to be the Randy Savage match at Tuesday In Texas, but even that was really short.
The Masa Chono NWA World title final is actually shockingly great.
Shawn Michaels at Survivor Series 96, and it’s not even close.
Andre The Giant
Probably something from Japan, although I’m blanking on specifics.