Going home pretty soon and I have a 17 hour flight.
I hate the viewing choices on international flights so I made the decision to watch some wrestling.
For all the years I have watched wrestling, I am coming up blank at what I want to watch, so I am looking to the BoD for inspiration.
I'd like a nice mix of workrate, entertaining crap, squash matches, classic WCW/ECW/ROH/TNA/WW(F)E, maybe some Japan/Mexico.
Whatever you recommend, I will look up and "acquire"
Thx in advance,
Wrestlemania IV. That'll kill some time.ReplyDelete
You gotta be fair to Flair!ReplyDelete
Flair won in 92, unless you're trying to tell me something else.ReplyDelete
CM Punk's over-the-top run in FIP. There are two best-of sets out there.ReplyDelete
Man I'm so wrong. Apologies, I gotta not post on here while doing other things.ReplyDelete
Mass Transit. Over the Edge '99. "Dr. D" David Schultz chokes out John Stossel. Bootleg footage of Chris Benoit leaving his gate open...ReplyDelete
The Hogan Savage versus everyone in the 8 layer cage.ReplyDelete
Flair/Sting vs. Muta/Funk in the thunderdome (why would they climb up??!)
Mankind/Rock halftime heat
recent njpw stuff with Rainmaker or the Thriller jacket knee strike guy
Some old Flair vs. Sting matches
You can never go wrong with Bryan Danielson in ROH. His match with Paul London in 2003 was amazing.ReplyDelete
Why did Savage go for the pin?!ReplyDelete
Sacrifice 2007. It might be the best top to bottom PPV TNA ever did.ReplyDelete
Can't go wrong with some Raws from 97. Bonus points if you pick the ones leading up to the good PPVs.ReplyDelete
Their last two shows in 2009 were great too. Angle/Nigel plus the Joe/Styles/Daniels three way and singles match.ReplyDelete
A little caveat.ReplyDelete
I only have youtube at my disposal
Just pick a year, and type in:ReplyDelete
"(YEAR) Wrestling" in Youtube Search. Start with your birthyear for fun.
Need to sleep? Pick anything pre-1980. ;) (Although there is some GREAT stuff there.)
If you can find all of the Wrestling Observer matches of the year, those are always a great choice.ReplyDelete
Also, the first TNA X cup, with Teddy Hart and Juvy tearing things up is always great.
Fully Loaded 2000.ReplyDelete
Low Ki vs AJ Styles Zero One 2005. That match has it all.ReplyDelete
Search for Saturday Night Main event you will find a ton.ReplyDelete
Also, Samoa Joe v Kobashi.
And if you haven't done it yet, the last two Steve Austin podcasts are three hours of him and Flair chatting and it's pretty amazing.
Survivor Series 96ReplyDelete
Tanahashi vs. Suzuki from 10/8/12ReplyDelete
Also the TNA channel has the AJ/Daniels/Joe 3-way, which legend has it is a ***** match.ReplyDelete
Steiners vs Sting/Luger, Steiners vs HartsReplyDelete
It's been too long since I've seen that Teddy/Juvy match, which I happened to catch live. I think I know what I'll be checking out when I get off work.ReplyDelete
SummerSlam 91, 92, 94
Those are a few off hand (if you're into older stuff) that have a good mix, and make for fun rewatches.
Have a safe trip.
Survivor Series '95: The End of an (Awful) Era.ReplyDelete
Another great Mexican match:ReplyDelete
Atlantis vs. Villano III, mask vs. mask
I believe it was match of the year in 2000
Go to tvtropes.org and look up the Crowning Moments of Funny and Crowning Moments of Awesome pages. Both pages have links to a Professional Wrestling index page; there should be plenty of YouTube links there.ReplyDelete
Here are some matches that can occupy some of your flight that can be found on YouTubeReplyDelete
Sheik vs. Slaughter Bootcamp Match
America' s Most Wanted vs. XXX, both steel cage matches
Freebirds vs. Von Erich's "Anything Goes" match.
Moreshima vs. Danielson 2007 ROH, 8/25/07
Toyota & Yamada vs. Kansai & Ozaki 4/21/93, the best womens match ever
Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck vs. Public Enemy from 1994 ECW
Rockers vs. Brainbusters, 2 out of 3 falls from SNME
Dragon Kid & Saito & Horiguchi vs. CIMA & Yoshino & Doi, ROH 3/31/06
Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid, any match will do
Eddie Guerrero vs. Brock Lesnar, No Way Out 2004 (Eddie wins the belt)
Shelton Benjamin vs. Triple H, RAW 3/29/04
1987 Survivor Series tag-team match.
Flair vs. Windham, NWA 1987
Fuj - WM 17. I watched it a few weeks ago after having only watched the original live viewing. Still the shit. Safe travelsReplyDelete
Well, I am not very familiar with ROH - but there are some things I want to check out - I think they have compilations dedicated to the original Summer of Punk. And they put together a series of 6 or 7 DVDs from 2006 called the Milestone Series, which is supposed to be some of their best stuff - covering the ROH/CZW feud, appearances by Dragon Gate wrestlers from Japan, a lots of Samoa Joe & Bryan Danielson (who was ROH champ at the time). And while it's not part of the series, I've also heard good things about the Wargames-style match that blows off the ROH/CZW feud and setups the Homicide/Cornette feud.ReplyDelete
As I've said - I haven't seen this stuff, but it's what I'd look for if I was in your position.
Best Lucha match I've ever seen.ReplyDelete
That match was awesome. One of the most emotional matches of all-time.ReplyDelete
the 88 survivor series tag match is betterReplyDelete
I think I liked 87 a bit more but 88 also had the double-turn between the Powers of Pain and Demolition. But really, you cant go wrong with either one.ReplyDelete
Or the Scott Steiner math/Sacrifice promo on a continous loop.ReplyDelete
The Danielson/Morishima feud from ROH is one of my all-time favorites. There's very little angle to it; the whole story is told through the escalating intensity of the matches as they move from a sporting rivalry for the title (Manhattan Mayhem 07) to the ultimate personal blood-feud (Final Battle 2008).ReplyDelete
Have you seen this:ReplyDelete
It's a comprehensive two hour compilation of Flair's early WWF run to the title. Completely awesome and one of the best fan made comps ever.
The final day of this year's G1 Climax tournament is a good 4 hours plus of stuff. Definitely lived up to the hype.ReplyDelete
Savage v Warrior, WM7ReplyDelete
Shawnee Michaels v Rick Martel, Summerslam 92
Boss Man v Barbarian, RR 91
CanAm Connection v Bob Orton & don Muraco, WM3
All of Survivor Series 87
Jumping Bomb Angels v Glamour Girls, RR 88
The Powers of Pain (The Warlord and The Barbarian), The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty), The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart), and The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Demolition (Ax and Smash), The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard), The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov), The Fabulous Rougeaus (Raymond and Jacques), and The Conquistadors (Uno and Dos) (with Mr. Fuji, Bobby Heenan, Slick, and Jimmy Hart), Survivor Series 88
Been watching ones tech every day and posting which ones on my twitter. Good mix of classics, Japan, squash matches, and crap.ReplyDelete
Flair vs steamboat 1989 (pick one or all three), 1990 royal rumble, 1988 survivor series tag teams match, Oz debut, Hogan vs Tenryu from 12/91, Vader vs Hansen from 2/90, Vader vs sting from bash 92, hogan vs savage from Mania V, Bret vs Owen cage match, Shawn vs Undertaker wm 25, Bash 89 (while show), WM X-7 (whole show). Austin vs Shawn from Mania 14 and KOTR 97, Bret vs Austin from Mania 13, Kawada vs Misawa 6/3/94, Misawa/Kobashi vs Kawada/Taue 6/9/95, Muta vs Hase 12/92ReplyDelete
Fun squashes, a few solid singles matches, and the best WCW tag team match ever. The full show itself plays thru very well
This guy gets itReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure that's the only Teddy Hart match that I've seen and it was awesome.ReplyDelete
You could always track down that 3 hour compilation of the Kiss My Ass Club + Buttshots that someone emailed about a while back.ReplyDelete
Thank you all. I will have a lot of choices for this flight.ReplyDelete
You guys are really the best.
I love ths community.
Also, look for the guy who posted all of the Prime Time Wrestling shows with Gorilla and Bobby but left out all the wrestling.
That might be one of the stupidest things ever intentionally done in a match. Like Savage was just "Me forget how to wrestling" at the end of a rumble match.ReplyDelete
Leaving the sandbox or going back to it? Shits bout to get real in that part of the world.ReplyDelete
That was one of the only TNA PPV's I bought and I was not let down.ReplyDelete
Leaving the sandbox for a quick RnR.ReplyDelete
Headed back to Cleveland for some Pussy, weed and alcohol (lol)
I gotta come back though, but as it stands I only have 137 days left. This year has been flying by, thanks to the BoD.
I'm literally HEATED looking at all these other suggestions. The man gave you an answer, the best answer possible. That's it, end of discussion, G1 Climax 23~!ReplyDelete
Look, no bullshit.. The last 3 minutes of Nakamura vs. Ibushi are the BEST last 3 minutes of a match in the history of EVER. The powerbomb, knees to the Phoenix Splash, Nakamura punking Ibushi out something strong as if he blew a spot or something, then Ibushi WILL TAKE NO MORE OF THIS~!, he hits Nakamura with Palm Strikes straight out of the Miyagi play book... Show me Wax the Car, Show me Paint the Fence.. A couple Bomb-a-ye's.. a MOTHERFUCKING ONE COUNT~!
How can a wrestling fan (a fan of "WRESTLING") ask for anything more than this instant classic of a main event~?!?!? I'm like, overcome with chills just typing this.
Oh, and how dare I forget the subtle Thumb to the Throat after the palm strikes and lariat. That's probably my single favorite moment of the entire wrestling year.ReplyDelete
Welcome home, Fuj.ReplyDelete
Steiners v. Sting/Luger. So good, so much to see in only 10 minutes.ReplyDelete
It's been twelve years since the greatest PPV of all time. Shit.ReplyDelete
Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses.ReplyDelete
See? 'Cos you hate Mick.
Yea man, how fucking old does that make you feel?ReplyDelete
I know. I remember that period like it was yesterday, though.ReplyDelete
The Best of Giant Gonzalez. Done and done.ReplyDelete
I first saw Ultimo Guerrero at Victory ROad 2008.ReplyDelete
He was busting out some great power moves.