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100 matches that dont suck

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Guest Matt

Im not gonna hype this as "these are the greatest bouts ever contested on the face of this, our mother earth; and should you spared but a week til death it must become upon your highest priority to view these matches straight through unto your zero hour."


But I will say that I have seen a lot of matches, and these 100 stand out as the creme de la creme for MY viewing pleasure. I will however be so bold as to declare that none of these matches suck.


(also, on a side note, joshi matches are not included in this list as i feel uncomfortable listing men's and women's wrestling in a greatest matches list.Also they are in no particular order)


1.) Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (August 82-Not the MSG show)


2.) Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid (4-21-83 2/3 falls)


3.) Magnum TA vs. Tully Blanchard (I-Quit Steel Cage)


4.) Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham (Crockett Cup 1987)


5.) Ric Flair vs. Rick Steamboat (Chi-Town Rumble 1989)


6.) Ric Flair vs. Rick Steamboat (Clash 2/3 falls)


7.) Ric Flair vs. Rick Steamboat (Wrestlewar 1989)


8.) Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk (I-Quit, Clash of the Champions VIII)


9.) Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano (1-30-90)


10.) Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (6-8-90)


11.) Raven vs. Chris Benoit (Souled Out 1998)


12.) Cactus Jack vs. Sting (Beach Blast 1992)


13.) Ric Flair vs. Sting (Clash of the Champions I)


14.) Royal Rumble (Royal Rumble 1992)


15.) Sting/Nikita Koloff/Dustin Rhodes/Ricky Steamboat/Barry Windham vs. Arn

Anderson/Bobby Eaton/Steve Austin/Larry Zbysko/Ric Rude - WCW "Wrestlewar

`92" (5/17/92 - Wargames)


16.) Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai (TOSJ 1992 Finals)


17.) Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith (Summerslam 1992)


18.) Cactus Jack vs. Vader (Halloween Havoc 1993)


19.) Ric Flair vs. Vader (Starrcade 1993)


20.) Nasty Boys vs. Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne (Spring Stampede 1994)


21.) Shinjiro Ohtani & Chris Benoit vs. Great Sasuke & Black Tiger (Junior Tag League 1994)


22.) Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Summerslam 1994)


23.) Los Gringos Loco vs. El Hijo Del Santo & Octagon (AAA When Worlds Collide)


24.) El Hijo Del Santo/Octagon/Rey Misterios Jr. vs. Fuerza Guerrera/Psicosis/Juventud Guerrera ( 4-30-95)


25.) Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Summerslam 1995)


26.) Cactus Jack vs. Terry Funk (Duel Of The Wilds 1995)


27.) Black Tiger vs. Jushin Liger (TOSJ 1996 Finals)


28.) 10 Man Tag Match (These Days 1996)


29.) Chris Benoit vs. Shinjiro Ohtani (4-20-1996)


30.) Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Psicosis (Bash At The Beach 1996)


31.) Jushin Liger vs. Brian Pillman (Superbrawl 2)


32.) Sasuke/TMIV/Shiryu vs. TAKA/Naniwa/Delfin (3-16-96)


33.) Chris Benoit vs. Dean Malenko (Hogwild 1996)


34.) Shawn Michaels vs. Diesal (Good Friends, Better Enemies



35.) Taka Michinoku vs. Hayabusa (11-16-96)


36.) Great Sasuke vs. Taka Michinoku (Crush Night 1996)


37.) Ultimo Dragon vs. Dean Malenko (Starrcade 1996)


38.) Koji Kanemoto vs. El Samurai (TOSJ 1997 Finals)


39.) Taka Michinoku vs. Great Sasuke (Canadian Stampede 1997)


40.) 10 Man Tag Team Match (Canadian Stampede 1997)


41.) Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero (Halloween Havoc 1997)


42.) Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker ( Badd Blood 1997)


43.) Hayabusa vs. Masato Tanaka (5-19-98)


44.) Koji Kanemoto vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. (TOSJ 1998 Finals)


45.) Jushin Liger vs. Shinjiro Ohtani (2-9-97)


46.) Shiima Nobunaga, Judo Suwa & Sumo Fuji vs. SAITO, Dragon Kid & Magnum

TOKYO (Elimination Match) (Toryumon, 1/31/99)


47.) Magnum TOKYO vs. The Great Sasuke (Toryumon, 2/7/99)


48.)Juventud Guerrera vs. Blitzkreig (Spring Stampede 1999)


49.) Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit (Owen Hart Tribute)


50.) Mutoh vs. Nagata (G-1 Climax Finals 2001)


51.) Misawa vs. Kawada (6-3-94)


52.) Misawa vs. Kobashi (1-20-97)


53.) Bret vs. Owen (Mania X)


54.) Kawada & Taue vs. Kobashi & Misawa (6-11-95)


55.) Sasuke vs. Benoit (J-Cup 94 Finals)


56.) Real World Tag League Finals 1996


57.) Michaels vs. Ramon (Mania X)


58.) Bret vs. Austin (Mania 13)


59.) Michaels vs. Mankind (Mind Games 96)


60.) Kobashi vs. Hansen (7-31-93)


61.) Dragon vs. Ohtani (J Crown semis)


62.) Real World Tag League Finals 1993


63.) Misawa vs. Kobashi (10-21-97)


64.) Misawa vs. Kawada (1-22-99)


65.) Austin vs. Triple H (No Way Out 2001)


66.) Benoit vs. Samurai (TOSJ 1993)


67.) Williams vs. Kawada (5-16-94)


68.) Steamboat vs. Savage (Mania III)


69.) Cactus vs. Triple H (Royal Rumble 2000)


70.) Kawada vs. Kobashi (6-12-98)


71.) Mankind vs. Taker (King of the ring 1998)


72.) Kawada vs. kobashi (1-95)


73.) Michaels vs. Hart (Mania XII)


74.) E&C vs. hardyz (No Mercy 1999)


75.) Dude Love vs. Steve Austin (Over The Edge 1998)


76.) Snow vs. Benoit (Double Tables)


77.) Akiyama vs. Kobashi (Great Voyage 2000)


78.) 6-Man (Barely Legal 1997)


79.) Benoit vs. Jericho (Royal Rumble 2001)


80.) Liger vs. Sasuke (J-cup 1994)


81.) Malenko vs. Guerrero (2/3 falls 8-26-95)


82.) Rock vs. Jericho (No Mercy 2001)


83.) Angle vs. Austin (Summerslam 2001)


84.) Austin vs. Rock (X-Seven)


85.) Misawa vs. Kobashi (6-99)


86.) Ladder Match (Mania 2000)


87.) Tenryu vs. Kawada (10-00)


88.) Jericho vs. Triple H (Fully Loaded 2000)


89.) Kawada vs. Kobashi (1-00)


90.) Liger vs. Dragon (J-cup Semis)


91.) Mankind vs. Rock (Royal Rumble 1999)


92.) Cactus vs. HHH (No Way Out 2000)


93.) Rey vs. Psicosis (J Cup 1995)


94.) Savage vs. Flair (Mania VIII)


95.) Sasuke vs. Dragon (J Crown Finals)


96.) Benoit vs. Owen (Stampede 1987)


97.) Rey vs. Juvi (Big Ass Extreme Bash)


98.) Shane vs. Angle (KOTR 2001)


99.) RVD vs. Lynn (Hardcore Heaven 1999)


100.) Misawa vs. Kobashi (10-31-98)


anyway, i'll be doing in depth explanations for these at gwpwrestling.com in the near future in a special series. feel free to henpeck, at least i'll know you're listening.

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Guest J*ingus

Dammit, I looked long and hard on that list for a match that sucked, and couldn't come up with anything.  It's a bit heavy on the Puro cruiserweights I think, but otherwise is fine work.

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Guest Annoyed Grunt

I can see some of the smarkier arguing RVD vs. Lynn, but I think that's about it.

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Guest Some Guy

I haven't seen some of them but on paper they are all good.


"I can see some of the smarkier arguing RVD vs. Lynn, but I think that's about it."


I don't think anyone would argue that the match "sucked", but it wasn't teh be all and end all ***** classic that the mutants make it out to be.  It's in the *** star range, by my count.  RVD stopped every 3 minutes to pose which just killed the flow.

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Guest Matt

my position on rvd vs. lynn is less favorable now than it once was and if i were to rank these matches, it would easily come in last.


But it was my first taste of ECW as it was clipped for the first episode of ECW on TNN. I was like 14 or something and never had the funds to obtain obscure wrestling or pay for their ppv's in addition to the wwf's. And I must say, it was different. Very different from what i was seeing in the wwf at the time. we were hot off of Summerslam 1999 and I hadn't seen a good wrestling match in forever. all the good ones had had some stipulation attached.


This one, aside from the chairs and that one table, was pulled off novelty free. It was more slowly paced than the stuff i have seen since but RVD was a whole nother thing altogether. Very different style that got old after a while but at the time was fascinating.


So I guess, it was the start of the "Smark" discovery era tat we all go through where we expand our horizons. So it holds a bit of nostalgia on those grounds

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Guest Annoyed Grunt

I've heard people say that RVD/Lynn sucks, but I'd imagine that they said it out of frustration about the ***** reviews from the mutants.


Persoanlly, I haven't seen the match in a couple of years, but I remember it being one of those really entertaining *** matches.

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