I'm actually relieved they're not starting at 1986. I really don't feel like going through the road to WrestleMania III all over again.
The archive is updated.
Always great to hear Stevie Ray doing commentary (Storm/Konnan). Unfortunately, I didn't catch him referencing yaks.
Speaking of which (commentary, not yaks), I got a chuckle out of this Monsoon/Heenan exchange during Tito's entrance for his match vs Flair . . .
Heenan (half-serious, half-smartass tone): He's always in great shape, knows how to wrestle, knows how to fight, does his homework, championship caliber
Monsoon: Now you're going to bury him
Heenan: I'm not going to bury him . . . just don't eat dinner at his house, you'll get heartburn.
Hart/Tiger Mask was pretty good. Started out a little slow but picked up nicely by the end. One of those matches you see listed on Cawthon's site and wonder how in the world did that play out. Striker imploring the WWE Universe to find out more about Misawa on wwe.com made me laugh.
And my o my, was Vince ever PUMPED to start the 5/23 Raw. Whenever he blurts out the word FUN, I smile.
The double press slam spot LOD pulled off on Hogan/Tenryu was quite the sight. Hawk looked freaky w/ the bladejob mixed w/ the facepaint. Granted, they went all black & white whenever the camera was tight on the blood. I don't actively like it but it doesn't bother me as much as most I'd imagine.
W/ the spirit of the earlybird getting the worm, here's the 2/9 update a day early:
SmackDown - Carlito vs. Rey Mysterio
October 14, 2004 | Approx. run time: 13 mins.
We head to England for a more recent match between Carlito and Rey Mysterio. The United States Championship is on the line. Who will board their plane back to the States with the Championship?
Tokyo Dome - Mr. Perfect/Rick Martel vs. King Haku/Jumbo Tsuruta
April 13, 1990 | Approx. run time: 12 mins.
Matt Striker and Josh Mathews return to commentary for another memorable encounter from Tokyo. Will Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect lead his team to victory or can Japanese Legend Jumbo Tsuruta get a win in front of his home crowd?
Bonus Feature: Alternate commentary from Matt Striker and Josh Mathews
Home Video - Rockers vs. Rougeaus
October 13, 1989 | Approx. run time: 16 mins.
Witness a fantastic tag team encounter from Paris. Both teams will need the crowd’s support in this match, but only one will win them over. As you will see, the WWE Universe will be part of this match like never before!
IWGP World Champion The Great Muta vs. Masahiro Chono
January 4, 1993 | Approx. run time: 15 mins.
Catch this great match from the WCW Japan Supershow. While there’s been limited exposure of these two Japanese stars in the past on WWE.com Legacy, you can now relive one of their most classic battles in Japan.
Prime Time Wrestling - Rockin' Robin vs. Sensational Sherri
November 8, 1988 | Approx. run time: 16 mins.
WWE.com Legacy heads to Paris,to see Rockin’ Robin challenge the WWE Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri for the title. Will the title change hands overseas? Watch to find out.
The Fink's Hall of Fame Selection: Ernie Ladd vs. Bruno Sammartino
March 1, 1976 | Approx. run time: 10 mins.
Ernie Ladd is featured this week by The Fink. Watch Ladd try to defeat one of the toughest opponents to ever grace a WWE ring, Bruno Sammartino. Which Legend will leave Madison Square Garden the winner?
Introducing: Piper's Pit
February 9, 2009 | Approx. run time: 7 mins.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper sits down with WWE.com Legacy to discuss the most popular talk show in WWE history: Piper’s Pit. Not only will you visit two of the earliest Pit’s, you’ll hear exclusively from Roddy Piper which one was his least favorite. This candid interview can only be found on WWE.com Legacy.
Bonus Features: Exclusive interview with Hall of Famer, Roddy Piper.
Legacy of the Intercontinental Championship: Part XX
February 9, 2009 | Approx. run time: 42 mins.
The 20th edition of Legacy of the Intercontinental Championship features Razor Ramon defending the title against some of his toughest challengers ever. King Kong Bundy and Jeff Jarrett are only two of the threats. Will the Bad Guy still be champion by the end of the show?
IC Title - Razor Ramon vs Jeff Jarrett - Coliseum Video 10/19/94 (Wham Bam Bodyslam)
Razor Ramon vs Brooklyn Brawler - SuperStars 12/13/94 . . . Yes, really
IC Title - Razor Ramon vs King Kong Bundy - Coliseum Video 12/14/94 (Brawl in the Family)
IC Title - Razor Ramon vs Owen Hart - Raw 1/9/95
Wrestling Challenge: Episode 33
April 19, 1987 | Approx. run time: 34 mins.
The most popular stars of the ‘80s compete this week on Wrestling Challenge. Catch Koko B. Ware, Greg Valentine, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and others in action. Plus, you never know who’s going to be interviewed backstage. You don’t want to miss Wrestling Challenge.
Raw: Episode 65
May 30, 1994 | Approx. run time: 38 mins.
Crush and Tatanka are going to battle it out for the final spot in the King of the Ring Tournament. Who’s going to get one step closer toward the prestigious crown? Jerry Lawler has a plethora of guests this week on the King’s Court as Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and Diesel all pay him a visit.