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  1. JKWebb

    2018 Match of the Year

    My top two: Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade Almas (WWE NXT 1/27)  Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa (WWE NXT 4/7) Thanks to SmartMark15 for the easy copy/paste :)
  2. JKWebb

    Matches of the Month

    I'm bumping this since I just finished up the 1992 YB. December was pretty loaded, and I've discussed that above. Here are my favorite matches from December: 1. Sting vs. Vader - 12/28/1992 2. Great Muta vs. Hiroshi Hase - 12/14/1992 3. Genichiro Tenryu vs. Shiro Koshinaka - 12/14/1992 4. Nobuhiko Takada vs. Naoki Sano - 12/20/1992 5. Jushin Liger & Kensuke Sasaki vs. Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas - 12/29/1992 6. Barry Windham & Brian Pilliman vs. Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas - 12/28/1992 7. Vader & Rick Rude vs. Sting & Ron Simmons - 12/05/1992 8. Jushin Liger & Koji Kanemoto vs. Ultimo Dragon & Masao Orihara - 12/11/1992 My performer of the year goes to Randy Savage. I think Liger and Sting had incredible years too. I know this is a Rick Rude year. I loved his high end performances, but didn't enjoy some of the stuff that dragged. In those high end matches, he was probably the best heel of the year (in-ring). I think the best promotion overall was probably WWF with WCW as runner-up. I was bummed that I didn't find as much Lucha in 1992 that I enjoyed as much in 1990 and 1991. I hope that turns back up in 1993. Here are my Top 10 favorite matches from 1992: 1. Sting vs. Vader - 12/28/1992 2. Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair - 4/5/1992 3. War Games 1992 4. Royal Rumble Match 1992 5. Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper - 4/5/1992 6. Sting vs. Cactus Jack - 6/20/1992 7. Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude - 6/20/1992 8. Kenta Kobashi and Kikuchi vs. Furnas and Kroffat - 5/25/1992 9. Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude - 2/29/1992 10. Sting vs. Vader - GAB 1992 I really wanted to find a spot for Misawa vs. Kawada on 10/21/1992, but I just love these matches on my top 10. Looking forward to 1993. Oh yeah, and I can't forget Arn Anderson vs. Barry Windham from 06/06/1992. It's probably deserves to be on my top 10. I'm just too invested in some of the other characters and moments to slide anything out for it though.
  3. I couldn't agree more that in regards to Loss and EL-P and their points on Savage. IMO he's still the biggest star in the company at this point, and the top overall performer that they have. He still had a lot to give. They dropped the ball, and I guess I'm not sure why either. I think Slim Jim would rather him be on top vs. Hart in main events rather than color commentary, but I could be wrong. I agree, his WCW career did end up proving Vince wrong if it was really the age thing. I really wish we could have gotten a big time feud with Bret and then eventually Shawn for the world title from Savage before he left. Oh well. I do agree that Savage looked the better of the two here, and the pop for the elbow drop was still huge. I actually do think it was Jannetty that made the 3-count... I should note that Prichard says Savage wanted less of an in-ring role in the company, however Easy E says that it is why Macho wanted to come to WCW and had pushed for a program with Shawn... so who knows...
  4. I absolutely loved this. You've got Funk throwing some nasty looking punches, and Gilbert bleeding all over a high-school gym (bleachers, gym floor, walls). It's crazy! There is no way a match like this would go down in a gymnasium today. It's the best of their matches I've seen. It's just a really awesome brawl. In my opinion, it blew the Gilbert/Lawler match at the football field (earlier in the year) out of the water.
  5. JKWebb

    Goodhelmet's Wrestling Weekend

  6. I just want to echo how awesome Akiyama looks here for a debut. These two will go on to have one of my personal favorite matches down the line. This is a really cool match to check out if you are fan of these two for sure.
  7. Buddy can't even be bothered to put pants on... one of the all-time greatest.
  8. JKWebb

    All In

    I was there, and this may have been the most fun wrestling show I've ever attended. The crowd was on fire the entire night. There was such a positive and excited feeling in the crowd throughout the night. The Cody title win is probably the loudest I've seen a crowd live throughout an entire match. The next closest I can think of is TakeOver Dallas I attended with Zayn/Nakamura. His entrance was really epic, and you could feel the real emotion pouring out from the fans after the victory. This was something special.
  9. How about Savage's selling back down the entrance ramp post-match? ...he's the greatest!
  10. I still can't get over how terrible that Marty Jannetty ring gear is... I mean, how did he really think that was cool? haha
  11. This is great stuff! This is the Jimmy we all love. This is up there with some of my favorite promos of the year thus far.
  12. JKWebb

    [1992-08-27-CMLL] Ultimo Dragon vs Negro Casas

    Well, I can't wait for the match in 1993 then, because really enjoyed this! This is a great pairing... between the smoothness and selling of Casas and rough edges and killer offense of Dragon... this is a fun one! Their styles really compliment each other. I do see what some are saying about it being a little one-sided, but maybe they were just really trying to build up Dragon as a contender? I have no clue about the build-up to this, so I'm likely totally off with that...I tried to hit up OJ's link but couldn't get it to work...
  13. I agree, I really think the announcers dropped the ball. Those are great points on the psychology AJ was working with, and I really wish the announcers would have driven that home. it would have really added to what was an excellent match.
  14. JKWebb

    Place to Be Podcast Thread

    For those following along, I also just watched another LA Sports Arena show on the Network from 08/13/1988. It's not as good as the one from July, but it does have a young Owen Hart on the show as Blue Angel. Curt Hennig wrestles, and he's in his AWA gear (and, uses his Dad's old finisher). Also, you get Savage vs. Andre and Rude vs. Jake. I enjoyed Savage/Andre, but Rude/Jake was pretty meh. They also have a Philadelphia Spectrum show from 08/27/1988 I plan on checking out prior to SummerSlam with another DiBiase/Savage match, and another Rude/Jake encounter. I think you guys are right in the idea that POP seemed more like an LOD clone than Demolition did at the time, or at least to me. As a kid, I always thought of Demolition as more like KISS than I did the Road Warriors...
  15. JKWebb

    Place to Be Podcast Thread

    I do not believe so... Boss Man squash (Scott Casey I think), Rockers/Conquistadors, Hacksaw/Andre, Jim Neidhart/Bad News, Warrior/Heenan, and the main event is Rude vs. Jake. There may be another match I'm missing. Also, it's only two hours on the Network, so I guess it could be a possibility it was edited out. They said it was shot for the Z channel and Ventura, Guerilla, and Superstar do the commentary. I do know the very next episode of Prime Time (3 hour special that aired on 7/18/1988) opens with a Santana/Valentine match that appears to have been taped before or for the Wrestling Challenge. I just started that episode of Prime Time.