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thunderbolt wrote:  had a million two counts
Lemme find some footage and toss that particular opinion straight to the plonker ;)



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Like many others, Savage vs. Steamboat at WrestleMania III was an amazing match for me when I was 13.  And I loved the MX vs. Fantastics match from the first Clash. 

The first big angle I remember came from the AWA, when Jerry Blackwell got pummeled by Brody & Abdullah in the battle royal.  The faces ran the Sheik's men off, but they kept coming out and blasting Blackwell. 

The first Japanese tape I saw had Hansen & Gordy vs. Tsuruta & Kawada, I think from 1989.  The brutality and stiffness of the match was amazing. 

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Going way back but it had to be Hennig and Race against Bruiser and Crusher at The Amphitheatre.

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Muraco vs Backlund in Oct 17th,1981 from Philly. It was a 60 minute draw.



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It was either 79 or 80 and the first week we had TBS, there was a tag match with the Freebirds vs Dibiase and someone I can't remember.  I only remember thinking how much better this was than the WWWF.

Also, Tully versus Ronnie Garvin on TV with a 60 minute match.  Totally blew me away.

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Midnight Express vs. Wrestling II & Magnum TA, February 1984. They fought all the way to the back (before it was commonplace) and damn near started a riot.



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Ultimark wrote: It was either 79 or 80 and the first week we had TBS, there was a tag match with the Freebirds vs Dibiase and someone I can't remember.  I only remember thinking how much better this was than the WWWF.

Also, Tully versus Ronnie Garvin on TV with a 60 minute match.  Totally blew me away.

Maybe it was the Freebirds vs. Dibiase & Frazier or Fuller?



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BuddyPSHayes wrote: Midnight Express vs. Wrestling II & Magnum TA, February 1984. They fought all the way to the back (before it was commonplace) and damn near started a riot.

Damn I wish I was going to live shows at that time.  I had gotten bored with wrestling in 83 but remember flipping the channels and seeing Jim Cornette early on (when he had the sailor boy cap) and being enthralled with him and his team. With the Russians and the new fresh faces like Taylor and R n R, plus Magnum and Duggan blowing up as stars and Dog & II still around . . . That era was the BOMB!  My personal favorite season of wrestling ever. Also, the TV shows were so awesome and action packed it is like watching top flight TV.

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I seen all 3 of the Graham vs Bruno matches live on prism network, who braodcasted from the spectrum.  The heat was unreal.  They built that feud with the intent of it looking like Bruno would win the cage match.  Bruno never lost a cage match.

It was the only arena finishing the feud.  MSG, Boston and Baltimore didnt even do a blow off match.  Pittsburgh didnt even touch a Bruno vs Graham match with Graham as champion.  I guess Bruno didnt want to lose in his home town for some reason.  Looking back, if Graham was not to lose the strap two nights later... Would the Cage match been a longer match?

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For me the first had to be in '84 when I was ten years old  at The Halifax Forum live with J.J. Dillon beating Mark Lewin in a Texas Death Match. I had never seen such a wild and 'harcore' match like that before. It was off the charts with the violence and bloodletting. The ending was unreal. I couldn't sleep that night. Lewin took the salt in the eys and proceeded to run full steam ahead while screaming bloody murder and covering his eyes, selling the salt burning. He was just barraling through all the ringside seats, knocking and throwing chairs everywhere. It must have killed his shins running into all those chairs at a full run. He did a few runs around the ring until he collapsed somewhere in the fifth or sixth row ringside where he couldn't answer the ref count, thus losing the Texas Death Match. It was the first TDM I had ever seen and it didn't dissapoint. As I said I cound't believe what I saw that night. I have to hand it to Mark Lewin as he made everyone believe, adults and children. I remember after the ref made the count and the match was over and Lewin was still laying there, you could here a pin drop and everyone was silent as they didn't know what to think. I thought he was seriously hurt.
Anoth match was about a month later when Kendo Nagasaki had his first match with the local hero Leo Burke. Leo never took a beating like he did that night. EVER. That was what was so shocking for me. Seeing my idol, who always came out on top and always at least got his heat back after the match even if he did lose one. Not this night. Burke won by DQ as Kendo just kicked the shit out of him. It was the first time I seen the ringside table used as a weapon as he threw it on Burke and started jumping on the table while Burke was laying underneath it. Just crazy stuff. It was all the stuff I always read about in the magazine with guys like Abby, Brody, etc and now I finally got to see it.
I must mention that Mark Lewin was the booker that season here and was the one who put all that great stuff together. I loved the creative stuff Lewin came up with while he was there. Basically that whole 1984 season of International Wrestling at The Halifax Forum "blew me away."

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 Dr. X vs Wilbur Snyder. It was a t.v. match that had a great ending. 

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srossi wrote: BayouBoogie wrote: srossi wrote: Heretic wrote: Hennig-Bockwinkel one-hour draw on ESPN. It was around Christmas 1986. I was a WWF cartoon mark at the time, and this showed me the light.
Maybe my favorite match of all-time, but I didn't see it until I started tape trading in the '90s.  I think I once clocked it at about 25 minutes before the first punch was thrown.

Didn't it air on New Year's Eve? I remember really getting into that one too.

I know the match happened on 11/15/86 but I don't know the original airdate.

Yeah it aired New Years Eve. That is the best AWA match I ever seen.



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victhestick wrote: For me it was Sting vs Flair at the first Clash, just a terrific back and forth match. Later that night I saw Wrestlemania IV and nothing on the show could touch that match.
I always thought the MX-Fantastics match that was right before Flair-Sting was actually better.


And the Luger-Windham vs. Anderson-Blanchard match was better than the Flair-Sting match too. And the Flair-Sting match was excellent.

The first clash was a great card. It was a great consolation when my parents, in principle, refused to spend money on a pay-per-view. (Either that or our cable system didn't carry them. One or the other.)



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Ron wrote: I seen all 3 of the Graham vs Bruno matches live on prism network, who braodcasted from the spectrum.  The heat was unreal.  They built that feud with the intent of it looking like Bruno would win the cage match.  Bruno never lost a cage match.

It was the only arena finishing the feud.  MSG, Boston and Baltimore didnt even do a blow off match.  Pittsburgh didnt even touch a Bruno vs Graham match with Graham as champion.  I guess Bruno didnt want to lose in his home town for some reason.  Looking back, if Graham was not to lose the strap two nights later... Would the Cage match been a longer match?

The Bruno vs Graham Cage match in Philly was a legit sellout with about 5,000 fans being turned away at the box office. The Spectrum, I think, held about 21,000 for Wrestling. Just think, a week later backlund defeats Graham out of the blue for the Title. They should've kept the belt on Graham for at least a year longer. He was at the apex of His popularity during this time.



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That truly blew me away? Probably Backlund/Patterson.



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