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Was just going through some of my old vids this afternoon and I came across some great matches that I'd truly forgotten about.

 

So I thought lets have a thread where you can nominate what you thought was a great match which seems to be forgotten years later, and we'll see what memories we can conjure up.

 

I'll open up with Raven v Rhyno at Backlash 2001. A belter of a hardcore match, very creative and inventine and went over brilliantly. Had completely forgotten about it till today, highly enjoyed watching it again.

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Guest The Great Ahmar
I watched Summerslam 1989 the other day, the opening match of The Hart Foundation V The Brianbusters isn't pimped out enough. One of the best PPV non-title Tag Teams of all time. I firsted watched the match around 1998/99 when great matches in the WWF on PPV were pretty rare outside of the Main Event and I was totally blown away by it, in fact the PPV as a whole was great. I personally like Summerslam 89 better GAB 89 which was another great PPV.
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Bret Hart vs Dynamite Kid. Its on the old British Bulldogs video, and it flippin brilliant.

 

I can dig that one! Since we never really saw the Stampede matches, that was really special.

 

A lost classic between "Two fine stars", which can be found on the best of Saturday Nights Main Event tape (when it was actually worth a shite). Ted DiBiase vs The Blue Blazer, it's short and sweet and Ted is on HOLY FIRE. On the same tape it has a match between the Rockers and the Brain Busters, well any tape featuring Tully Blanchard is immediatley worth it's weight in gold.

 

I will love this thread if it doesn't turn into a thread of youtube links.

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I mentioned this the other day - somewhere. I'm not sure it's ever been classed as a classic to be forgotten, but The British Bulldogs vs Demolition 2 out of 3 from Saturday Night's Main Event is quite possibly the greatest tag team match of all time.

 

Jesse Ventura is glorious on commentary.

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the Raven/Cactus Jack vs. Funk & Dreamer tag match from November to Remember 95. They make great use of Foley's Bischoff t-shirt. :lol
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Guest The Bisch
Austin v Rock at Backlash 1999. Probably one of their least remembered matchups, but much more fun than the Wrestlemania 15 headliner a month before Edited by The Bisch
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Beach Bast '92 - Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude in the 30 min Iron Man match, one of the best Iron Man matches I'd say.

 

Who forgot Flair/Steamboat Iron Man Match? :xyx

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Another belter I found whilst watching my Best Of Great American Bash/Bash At The Beach WCW Official video.

 

Its clipped but its still stonking. Randy Savage v DDP at GAB 97. Must say that video was great for 7 quid back in like 2000. Steamboat/Luger from 89, Flair.Sting from 90, Sting/Cactuc from 92 and Sting/Vader from 92. Lovely stuff.

 

Also through some other WCW videos, Juventud Guerrera v Blitzkrieg at Spring Stampede 99. Absolutely outstanding. Track it down if you can, just a wonderful opener to a wonderful PPV.

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Guest Dave7g
Matt Hardy vs Edge in the cage I think was the best WWE match in the last 3 years, and rarely mentioned anymore. No fued has come close to that since, and they really cut it short far too early.
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Spring Stampede 1999 - Blitzkrieg v Juvi. This match is still the best PPV opener I've seen (yes, even better than Bret v Owen).

 

On the same show, the four way match between Hogan, Flair, DDP and Sting refereed by Randy Savage is also a belter. This was also when Page won his first WCW World Title.

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Guest The Great Ahmar
While on the subject of opening PPV matches, Jerry Lynn V Lance Storm at Anarchy Rulz 1999 was outstanding.
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When I think of "forgotten classics", I almost always think of Cactus Jack vs. Chainsaw Charlie from Raw, where Cactus did an elbow drop from the titantron into a skip onto Charlie (Terry Funk). The match itself was decent but it's the ending that I always thoughtwould be more remembered than it is: The New Age Outlaws came out, shut the lids and pushed the skip off the stage. At the time, it was absolutely HUGE and WWE did a fantastic job of playing it up by pretty much stopping the broadcast, bringing out the entire roster to check on what was going on, showing a sympathetic Outlaws having to defend themselves from a very angry roster, and JR ripping on them for going too far both before and during their interview.

 

Cracking unpredictable TV.

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Guest The Great Ahmar
Oh, The Dragon Gate 6 man at Supercard of Honor is the most forgotten Match of the Year outside of the ROHboards. It was the best ROH man ever, better Punk V Joe I, II, III and just edging out Joe V Kobashi. Even the re-match of the Dragon Gate 6 man at Supercard of Honor II is forgotten about. But yeah the first match owns any 6 man lightweights ever!
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