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If you don't mind I'd like to share the results of this here. We spent quite a bit of time digging up and watching matches.

 

-- 176 matches received a vote.

-- No match appeared on all lists. Six matches were on eight lists.

-- Oldest match: 6/19/93.

-- Newest match: 1/13/01.

-- Matches ranked by total points with number of votes breaking ties.

 

#1. 2/3 Falls Match: Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Psicosis - Philadelphia, PA 10/7/95 (aired 10/17/95) (359 points, 8 votes, 1 first-place vote, 1 second-place vote, 3 third-place votes)

#2. Shane Douglas vs. Chris Jericho vs. Pitbull #2 vs. Too Cold Scorpio - Heat Wave 7/13/96 (332 points, 8 votes, 1 first-place vote)

#3. Mexican Death Match: Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - Philadelphia, PA 1/15/00 (aired TNN 1/21/00) (327 points, 7 votes, 1 first-place vote, 2 second-place votes 1 third-place vote)

#4. 2/3 Falls Match: Juventud Guerrera vs. Rey Misterio Jr. - Big Ass Extreme Bash 3/9/96 (298 points, 8 votes)

#5. 2/3 Falls Match: Eddy Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko - Philadelphia, PA 8/26/95 (aired 8/29/95) (291 points, 7 votes, 1 first-place vote, 2 second-place votes)

#6. Shane Douglas vs. Too Cold Scorpio - A Matter of Respect 5/11/96 (284 points, 7 votes, 3 first-place votes, 1 third-place vote)

#7. Doug Furnas vs. Rob Van Dam - Natural Born Killaz 8/24/96 (283 points, 8 votes, 1 second-place vote)

#8. Barbed Wire Match: Terry Funk vs. Sabu - Born to Be Wired 8/9/97 (267 points, 8 votes, 1 second-place vote)

#9. Steve Corino vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - Hardcore Heaven 5/14/00 (264 points, 7 votes, 1 third-place vote)

#10. Eddy Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko - Hostile City Showdown 4/15/95 (259 points, 6 votes, 1 first-place vote, 1 second-place vote)

#11. Psicosis vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - Philadelphia, PA 8/19/00 (aired Hardcore TV 8/27/00) (258 points, 7 votes, 1 first-place vote, 1 third-place vote)

#12. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rob Van Dam - Buffalo, NY 4/4/98 (aired 4/8/98) (236 points, 7 votes, 1 third-place vote)

#13. Double Dog Collar Match: Raven/Stevie Richards vs. Pitbulls - Gangsta's Paradise 9/16/95 (229 points, 7 votes)

#14. Gran Hamada/Great Sasuke/Masato Yakushiji vs. TAKA Michinoku/MEN's Teioh/Dick Togo - Barely Legal 4/13/97 (210 points, 6 votes, 1 second-place vote)

#15. Shane Douglas vs. Marty Jannetty - Return of the Funker 2/25/95 (206 points, 8 votes)

#16. Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Psicosis - Gangsta's Paradise 9/16/95 (206 points, 6 votes)

#17. Eddy Guerrero vs. Too Cold Scorpio - Three Way Dance 4/8/95 (205 points, 5 votes)

#18. Stairway to Hell Match: Sabu vs. Sandman - House Party 1/10/98 (187 points, 6 votes)

#19. Mexican Death Match: Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Psicosis - November to Remember 11/18/95 (187 points, 5 votes)

#20. Chris Benoit vs. Al Snow - Double Tables 2/4/95 (183 points, 5 votes)

#21. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka - Nashville, TN 12/17/99 (aired TNN 12/24/99) (177 points, 5 votes, 1 second-place vote)

#22. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka - November to Remember 11/7/99 (177 points, 4 votes)

#23. Sabu vs. Too Cold Scorpio - Cyberslam 2/17/96 (173 points, 6 votes)

#24. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka - Heat Wave 8/2/98 (170 points, 6 votes)

#25. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Taz - Heat Wave 8/2/98 (166 points, 6 votes, 1 third-place vote)

#26. Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam - Hardcore Heaven 5/16/99 (157 points, 5 votes)

#27. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Taz - Living Dangerously 3/1/98 (139 points, 5 votes)

#28. Arn Anderson/Terry Funk vs. Bobby Eaton/Sabu - When Worlds Collide 5/14/94 (128 points, 4 votes)

#29. F.B.I. (Little Guido/Tony Mamaluke) vs. YoshihiroTajiri/Mikey Whipwreck - New York City, NY 8/25/00 (aired Hardcore TV 9/2/00) (124 points, 5 votes)

#30. Shane Douglas vs. Terry Funk vs. Sabu - The Night The Line Was Crossed 2/5/94 (124 points, 4 votes)

#31. Chris Benoit/Dean Malenko vs. Sabu/Taz - Return of the Funker 2/25/95 (121 points, 5 votes)

#32. Tommy Dreamer vs. Jerry Lawler - Hardcore Heaven 8/17/97 (114 points, 4 votes)

#33. Cactus Jack vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Big Ass Extreme Bash 3/9/96 (113 points, 4 votes)

#34. Bill Alfonso vs. Beulah McGillicutty - As Good as It Gets 10/11/97 (110 points, 4 votes)

#35. Eddy Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko - Enter the Sandman 5/13/95 (104 points, 3 votes)

#36. Stretcher Match: Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam - The Doctor Is In 8/3/96 (99 points, 3 votes)

#37. Sabu vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Allentown, PA 5/18/96 (aired 6/18/96) (98 points, 3 votes)

#38. Sabu vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Massacre on Queens Boulevard 4/13/96 (94 points, 3 votes)

#39. PG-13 (J.C. Ice/Wolfie D) vs. Spike Dudley/Mikey Whipwreck - Orgy of Violence 6/28/97 (91 points, 4 votes)

#40. Raven/Stevie Richards vs. Tommy Dreamer/Mikey Whipwreck - Enter The Sandman 5/13/95 (90 points, 3 votes)

#41. Terry Funk vs. Sabu - Holiday Hell 12/26/93 (82 points, 3 votes)

#42. Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven - Wrestlepalooza 6/6/97 (82 points, 3 votes)

#43. Juventud Guerrera vs. Rey Misterio Jr. - Big Apple Blizzard Blast 2/3/96 (81 points, 3 votes)

#44. Chris Jericho vs. Pitbull #2 - Hardcore Heaven 6/22/96 (79 points, 4 votes)

#45. Eddy Guerrero/Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner vs. Cactus Jack/Dean Malenko/Too Cold Scorpio - Wrestlepalooza 8/5/95 (78 points, 3 votes)

#46. Chris Jericho vs. Too Cold Scorpio - Philadelphia, PA 8/3/96 (78 points, 2 votes, 1 first-place vote)

#47. Steve Corino vs. Dusty Rhodes - Living Dangerously 3/12/00 (76 points, 3 votes)

#48. Chris Candido/Lance Storm vs. F.B.I. (Little Guido/Tracy Smothers) - Waltham, MA 3/6/98 (aired 3/11/98) (74 points, 3 votes)

#49. Tommy Rich vs. Terry Funk - Crossing the Line Again 2/1/97 (73 points, 2 votes)

#50. Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam - Living Dangerously 3/15/99 (71 points, 3 votes)

#51. Eliminators (Kronus/Saturn) vs. Sabu/Rob Van Dam - November to Remember 11/16/96 (70 points, 3 votes)

=#52. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka vs. Taz - Anarchy Rulz 9/19/99 (69 points, 2 votes)

=#52. Steve Corino vs. Jerry Lynn - Heat Wave 7/16/00 (69 points, 2 votes)

#54. One Man Gang vs. Sabu - Baton Rouge, LA 7/25/99 (68 points, 3 votes)

#55. Terry Gordy vs. Raven - Hardcore Heaven 6/22/96 (67 points, 4 votes)

#56. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Spike Dudley - Hardcore Heaven 8/17/97 (66 points, 4 votes)

#57. Mike Awesome vs. Spike Dudley - Guilty as Charged 1/9/00 (65 points, 2 votes)

#58. Sabu vs. Taz - Barely Legal 4/13/97 (63 points, 2 votes)

#59. Tommy Dreamer/Terry Funk vs. Cactus Jack/Raven - November to Remember 11/18/95 (61 points, 3 votes)

#60. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Spike Dudley - As Good as It Gets 9/20/97 (61 points, 2 votes)

#61. Taz vs. Devon Storm - Hostile City Showdown 4/20/96 (58 points, 4 votes)

#62. CW Anderson vs. Steve Corino - Anarchy Rulz 10/1/00 (56 points, 3 votes)

#63. Sabu/Rob Van Dam vs. Doug Furnas/Phil Lafon - Philadelphia, PA 9/14/96 (56 points, 2 votes)

=#64. Shane Douglas vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Hardcore Heaven 6/22/96 (55 points, 2 votes)

=#64. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka - White Plains, NY 12/23/99 (aired TNN 12/31/99) (55 points, 2 votes)

#66. Justin Credible vs. Sabu - Anarchy Rulz 9/19/99 (53 points, 2 votes)

#67. Chris Jericho vs. Mikey Whipwreck - A Matter of Respect 5/11/96 (52 points, 3 votes)

=#68. Justin Credible vs. Shane Douglas - Cyberslam 4/3/99 (50 points, 2 votes)

=#68. Johnny Smith vs. Rob Van Dam - North Carolina 10/10/99 (50 points, 2 votes)

#70. Impact Players (Justin Credible/Lance Storm) vs. Gedo/Jado - Philadelphia, PA 3/4/00 (aired TNN 3/10/00) (48 points, 3 votes)

=#71. PG-13 (J.C. Ice/Wolfie D) vs. Buh Buh Ray Dudley/D-Von Dudley - Hardcore Heaven 8/17/97 (48 points, 2 votes)

=#71. Chris Candido vs. Lance Storm - Heat Wave 8/2/98 (48 points, 2 votes)

#73. Sabu vs. Taz - Stamford, CT 10/31/97 (48 points, 1 vote, 1 third-place vote)

#74. Shane Douglas vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Jim Thorpe, PA 2/3/95 (46 points, 1 vote)

=#75. Weapons Match: Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee - Hardcore Heaven 6/22/96 (45 points, 2 votes)

=#75. Taz vs. Rob Van Dam - Holiday Hell 12/7/96 (45 points, 2 votes)

#77. Konnan vs. Sandman - House Party 1/5/96 (45 points, 1 vote)

#78. Shane Douglas vs. Terry Funk - Philadelphia, PA 1/8/94 (aired 1/18/94) (44 points, 2 votes)

#79. Eddy Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko - Middletown, NY 7/28/95 (aired 8/8/95) (43 points, 1 vote)

#80. Eliminators (Kronus/Saturn) vs. Sabu/Mikey Whipwreck - Heat Wave 7/13/96 (41 points, 3 votes)

#81. Sabu vs. Louie Spicolli - Heat Wave 7/13/96 (41 points, 1 vote)

=#82. Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge/Rocco Rock) vs. Chris Benoit/Dean Malenko vs. Rick Steiner/Taz - Three Way Dance 4/8/95 (40 points, 1 vote)

=#82. Chris Benoit/Too Cold Scorpio vs. Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner - Philadelphia, PA 8/26/95 (aired 9/12/95) (40 points, 1 vote)

=#84. Shane Douglas vs. Cactus Jack - Cyberslam 2/17/96 (38 points, 1 vote)

=#84. Antifaz del Norte vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - Philadelphia, PA 12/19/98 (aired 12/23/98) (38 points, 1 vote)

#86. Super Crazy vs. TAKA Michinoku - Hardcore Heaven 5/16/99 (37 points, 3 votes)

#87. Terry Funk vs. Stevie Richards vs. Sandman - Barely Legal 4/13/97 (37 points, 2 votes)

#88. Chris Candido vs. Lance Storm - As Good as It Gets 9/20/97 (37 points, 1 vote)

#89. CW Anderson vs. Kid Kash - November to Remember 11/5/00 (36 points, 2 votes)

#90. Dean Malenko vs. Too Cold Scorpio - Hamburg, PA 11/4/94 (36 points, 1 vote)

=#91. Double Dog Collar Match: Pitbulls vs. Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge/Rocco Rock) - Enter the Sandman 5/13/95 (35 points, 1 vote)

=#91. Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam - Philadelphia, PA 8/28/99 (aired TNN 9/17/99) (35 points, 1 vote)

=#91. Masato Tanaka vs. Balls Mahoney - Hardcore Heaven 5/14/00 (35 points, 1 vote)

#94. Cactus Jack vs. Chris Jericho - Big Ass Extreme Bash 3/8/96 (33 points, 1 vote)

#95. Tables/Ladders Match: Eliminators (Kronus/Saturn) vs. Sabu/Rob Van Dam - Cyberslam 2/22/97 (32 points, 2 votes)

=#96. Shane Douglas vs. Taz - House Party 1/16/99 (32 points, 1 vote)

=#96. Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - Pine Bluff, AR 1/13/01 (32 points, 1 vote)

#98. Konnan/Rey Misterio Jr. vs. La Parka/Psicosis - Philadelphia, PA 10/28/95 (aired 11/14/95) (31 points, 3 votes)

#99. Ladder Match: Sandman vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Philadelphia, PA 10/28/95 (31 points, 2 votes)

#100. Barbed Wire Match: Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge/Rocco Rock) vs. Dory Funk Jr./Terry Funk - Heat Wave 7/16/94 (30 points, 2 votes)

#101. Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam - Hardcore Heaven 6/22/96 (29 points, 2 votes)

#102. Cactus Jack vs. Terry Funk - Hostile City Showdown 4/15/95 (28 points, 2 votes)

#103. Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge/Rocco Rock) vs. Cactus Jack/Mikey Whipwreck - Philadelphia, PA 8/27/94 (28 points, 1 vote)

#104. Scaffold Match: Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Lee - High Incident 10/26/96 (27 points, 3 votes)

#105. Terry Funk vs. Sabu - Philadelphia, PA 4/16/94 (aired 4/19/94) (26 points, 1 vote)

#106. Kid Kash vs. EZ Money - Anarchy Rulz 10/1/00 (25 points, 2 votes)

=#107. Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam - A Matter of Respect 5/11/96 (25 points, 1 vote)

=#107. Lance Storm vs. Rob Van Dam - Guilty as Charged 1/10/99 (25 points, 1 vote)

=#107. Rhino vs. Taz - Jacksonville, FL 9/3/99 (25 points, 1 vote)

=#110. Too Cold Scorpio vs. Mikey Whipwreck - House Party 1/5/96 (24 points, 1 vote)

=#110. Sandman/Too Cold Scorpio vs. F.B.I. (Little Guido/Tracy Smothers) - Queens, NY 3/13/98 (aired 3/18/98) (24 points, 1 vote)

=#112. Chris Chetti vs. Jamie Dundee - A Matter of Respect 5/16/98 (23 points, 1 vote)

=#112. Mike Awesome/Justin Credible vs. Jerry Lynn/Masato Tanaka - Philadelphia, PA 7/18/98 (aired 7/29/98) (23 points, 1 vote)

=#112. I Quit Match: CW Anderson vs. Tommy Dreamer - Guilty as Charged 1/7/01 (23 points, 1 vote)

=#115. Stairway to Hell Match: Justin Credible vs. Tommy Dreamer - White Plains, NY 12/23/99 (aired TNN 12/24/99) (22 points, 2 votes)

=#115. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka - Tallahassee, FL 2/5/00 (aired Hardcore TV 2/20/00) (22 points, 2 votes)

=#117. Cactus Jack vs. Sandman - Enter the Sandman 5/13/95 (22 points, 1 vote)

=#117. Eddy Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko - Tampa, FL 7/21/95 (22 points, 1 vote)

=#117. Tommy Dreamer/Sandman vs. Brian Lee/Stevie Richards - Ultimate Jeopardy 10/5/96 (22 points, 1 vote)

=#120. Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven - Three Way Dance 4/8/95 (21 points, 1 vote)

=#120. Chris Candido vs. Taz - Hardcore Heaven 8/17/97 (21 points, 1 vote)

=#120. Justin Credible vs. Jerry Lynn - Heat Wave 8/2/98 (21 points, 1 vote)

=#120. F.B.I. (Little Guido/Tony Mamaluke) vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri/Mikey Whipwreck - Anarchy Rulz 10/1/00 (21 points, 1 vote)

=#124. Tommy Dreamer/Pitbulls vs. Brian Lee/Head Hunters - Glenolden, PA 4/12/96 (20 points, 1 vote)

=#124. Justin Credible vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Wrestlepalooza 5/3/98 (20 points, 1 vote)

#126. Super Crazy/Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Little Guido/Jerry Lynn - Guilty as Charged 1/9/00 (19 points, 1 vote)

#127. Rhino vs. Rob Van Dam - Anarchy Rulz 10/1/00 (18 points, 2 votes)

#128. Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam - Hostile City Showdown 4/20/96 (18 points, 1 vote)

#129. Danny Doring/Roadkill/Kid Kash vs. CW Anderson/Simon Diamond/Johnny Swinger - Heat Wave 7/16/00 (17 points, 1 vote)

#130. Barbed Wire Bat Match: Axl Rotten vs. Ian Rotten - Return of the Funker 2/25/95 (16 points, 2 votes)

#131. Gran Hamada/Gran Naniwa/Great Sasuke vs. TAKA Michinoku/MEN's Teioh/Dick Togo - Revere, MA 2/15/97 (aired 3/27/97) (15 points, 2 votes)

=#132. Raven vs. Steve Williams - Crossing the Line Again 2/1/97 (15 points, 1 vote)

=#132. Al Snow vs. Rob Van Dam - Hardcore Heaven 8/17/97 (15 points, 1 vote)

=#134. Shane Douglas/Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven/Stevie Richards - Big Apple Blizzard Blast 2/3/96 (14 points, 1 vote)

=#134. Sabu/Rob Van Dam vs. Doug Furnas/Phil Lafon - High Incident 10/26/96 (14 points, 1 vote)

=#134. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka - Queens, NY 7/3/98 (14 points, 1 vote)

=#134. Chris Chetti vs. Shane Douglas - Wrestlepalooza 6/6/97 (14 points, 1 vote)

=#134. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rob Van Dam - House Party 1/10/98 (14 points, 1 vote)

=#139. Barbed Wire Match: Raven vs. Sandman - Holiday Hell 12/7/96 (13 points, 1 vote)

=#139. Sabu vs. Taz - Wrestlepalooza 6/7/97 (13 points, 1 vote)

=#139. Chris Candido/Lance Storm vs. Doug Furnas/Dan Kroffat - Philadelphia, PA 10/18/97 (13 points, 1 vote)

=#142. No DQ/Elimination Match: Tommy Dreamer/Pitbulls vs. Brian Lee/Bruise Brothers (Don Harris/Ron Harris) - Philadelphia, PA 6/1/96 (aired 6/4/96) (12 points, 1 vote)

=#142. Steve Corino/Rhino vs. Tommy Dreamer/Dusty Rhodes - ECW on TNN 2/4/00 (12 points, 1 vote)

=#142. Little Guido vs. Psicosis vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Heat Wave 7/16/00 (12 points, 1 vote)

#145. Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven - Hostile City Showdown 4/15/95 (11 points, 2 votes)

=#146. New Jack/Axl Rotten/Balls Mahoney vs. Da Baldies (Spanish Angel/Tony DeVito/Vito LoGrasso/PN News) - November to Remember 11/7/99 (11 points, 1 vote)

=#146. Super Crazy vs. Ikuto Hidaka - Nashville, TN 12/17/99 (aired TNN 12/24/99) (11 points, 1 vote)

=#146. Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - White Plains, NY 12/23/99 (aired TNN 12/24/99) (11 points, 1 vote)

#149. Cactus Jack vs. Sabu - Hostile City Showdown 6/24/94 (10 points, 2 votes)

#150. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Spike Dudley - Born to Be Wired 8/9/97 (10 points, 1 vote)

#151. Jerry Lynn vs. Lance Storm - Anarchy Rulz 9/19/99 (9 points, 2 votes)

#152. Brian Lee vs. Louie Spicolli - Holiday Hell 12/7/96 (9 points, 1 vote)

=#153. Chris Candido/Lance Storm vs. Jerry Lynn/Tommy Rogers - November to Remember 11/30/97 (8 points, 2 votes)

=#153. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Sabu vs. Taz - Philadelphia, PA 8/8/98 (aired 8/12/98) (8 points, 2 votes)

#155. Shane Douglas/Brian Pillman vs. Too Cold Scorpio/Ron Simmons - Philadelphia, PA 11/19/94 (aired 12/6/94) (8 points, 1 vote)

=#156. Sandman vs. Mikey Whipwreck - Wrestlepalooza 8/5/95 (7 points, 1 vote)

=#156. Terry Funk vs. Brian Lee - House Party 1/11/97 (7 points, 1 vote)

=#158. Tommy Dreamer/Pitbulls vs. Brian Lee/Bruise Brothers (Don Harris/Ron Harris) - Massacre on Queens Boulevard 4/13/96 (6 points, 1 vote)

=#158. Lance Storm vs. Tommy Dreamer - Hardcore Heaven 5/16/99 (6 points, 1 vote)

=#158. Impact Players (Justin Credible/Lance Storm) vs. Jerry Lynn/Rob Van Dam - Heat Wave 7/18/99 (6 points, 1 vote)

=#161. Tables Match: Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge/Rocco Rock) vs. Sabu/Taz - Double Tables 2/4/95 (5 points, 1 vote)

=#161. Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - Crossing the Line 2/12/99 (aired Hardcore TV 2/25/99) (5 points, 1 vote)

=#161. Rob Van Dam vs. Buh Buh Ray Dudley - Queens, NY 4/24/99 (5 points, 1 vote)

=#161. Mike Awesome vs. Rhino - Plymouth, MI 9/24/99 (aired TNN 10/1/99) (5 points, 1 vote)

#165. Chain Match: Terry Funk vs. Eddie Gilbert - Summer Sizzler 6/19/93 (4 points, 2 votes)

=#166. Johnny Smith vs. Louie Spicolli - The Doctor Is In 8/3/96 (4 points, 1 vote)

=#166. Chris Candido vs. Chris Chetti - Born to Be Wired 8/9/97 (4 points, 1 vote)

=#168. Taz vs. Rob Van Dam - Hostile City Showdown 3/15/97 (3 points, 1 vote)

=#168. Tommy Dreamer vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri - Plymouth, MI 9/24/99 (aired TNN 10/1/99) (3 points, 1 vote)

=#168. Spike Dudley vs. Rhino - Pine Bluff, AR 1/13/01 (3 points, 1 vote)

=#171. Little Guido/JT Smith vs. Buh Buh Ray Dudley/Big Dick Dudley - Massacre on Queens Boulevard 4/13/96 (2 points, 1 vote)

=#171. Christopher Daniels vs. Rhino - Plymouth, MI 9/24/99 (aired Hardcore TV 10/1/99) (2 points, 1 vote)

=#171. Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam - Guilty as Charged 1/9/00 (2 points, 1 vote)

=#174. Crash The Terminator/Miguel Perez Jr. vs. Head Hunters - Ultra Clash 9/18/93 (1 point, 1 vote)

=#174. Mr. Hughes vs. Sabu - Big Apple Blizzard Blast 2/3/96 (1 point, 1 vote)

=#174. Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam - Wrestlepalooza 5/3/98 (1 point, 1 vote)

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Matches by year:

 

2001: 3

2000: 20

1999: 27

1998: 17

1997: 27

1996: 41

1995: 29

1994: 9

1993: 3

 

Wrestlers with the most matches:

 

Sabu: 31

Rob Van Dam: 24

Tommy Dreamer: 18

Mikey Whipwreck: 17

Taz: 16

Shane Douglas: 13

Terry Funk: 13

Yoshihiro Tajiri: 12

Too Cold Scorpio: 11

Mike Awesome: 10

Jerry Lynn: 10

Raven: 10

Lance Storm: 10

Cactus Jack: 9

Dean Malenko: 9

Sandman: 9

Masato Tanaka: 9

Bam Bam Bigelow: 8

Justin Credible: 8

Brian Lee: 8

Chris Candido: 7

Eddy Guerrero: 7

Little Guido: 7

Pitbull #2: 7

Super Crazy: 7

Spike Dudley: 6

Rey Misterio Jr.: 6

Psicosis: 6

Rhino: 6

Steve Corino: 5

Johnny Grunge: 5

Chris Jericho: 5

Pitbull #1: 5

Stevie Richards: 5

Rocco Rock: 5

CW Anderson: 4

Chris Benoit: 4

Doug Furnas: 4

Chris Chetti: 3

Buh Buh Ray Dudley: 3

Jamie Dundee/J.C. Ice: 3

Kid Kash: 3

John Kronus: 3

Phil Lafon: 3

TAKA Michinoku: 3

Perry Saturn: 3

Louie Spicolli: 3

Rick Steiner: 3

Juventud Guerrera: 2

Gran Hamada: 2

Don Harris: 2

Ron Harris: 2

Head Hunter #1: 2

Head Hunter #2: 2

Konnan: 2

Balls Mahoney: 2

Tony Mamaluke: 2

Dusty Rhodes: 2

Axl Rotten: 2

Great Sasuke: 2

Johnny Smith: 2

Tracy Smothers: 2

Al Snow: 2

Scott Steiner: 2

MEN's Teioh: 2

Dick Togo: 2

Wolfie D: 2

Bill Alfonso: 1

Arn Anderson: 1

Antifaz del Norte: 1

Crash The Terminator: 1

Christopher Daniels: 1

Simon Diamond: 1

Tony DeVito: 1

Danny Doring: 1

Big Dick Dudley: 1

D-Von Dudley: 1

Bobby Eaton: 1

EZ Money: 1

Dory Funk Jr.: 1

Gedo: 1

Eddie Gilbert: 1

Terry Gordy: 1

Gran Naniwa: 1

Ikuto Hidaka: 1

Mr. Hughes: 1

Jado: 1

Marty Jannetty: 1

Jerry Lawler: 1

Vito LoGrasso: 1

Beulah McGillicutty: 1

New Jack: 1

One Man Gang: 1

La Parka: 1

Miguel Perez Jr.: 1

Brian Pillman: 1

PN News: 1

Tommy Rich: 1

Roadkill: 1

Tommy Rogers: 1

Ian Rotten: 1

Ron Simmons: 1

JT Smith: 1

Spanish Angel: 1

Devon Storm: 1

Johnny Swinger: 1

Steve Williams: 1

Masato Yakushiji: 1

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Thanks for posting these here Ray. I didn't vote but did watch everything I could from 92 to 96. Glad the Four Way and Douglas vs Scorpio made it very high. I love Scorpio and Douglas in 96, just two fantastic guys.

I'm really not that high on any of the Eddie vs Dean matches, which seemed quite boring to me, kinda like the Benoit vs Dean match from Bash at the Beach 96. Technical clinic but devoid of emotion mostly devoid of any psychology. I was much more interested in Sandman's matches from the same timeframe than any of theses "classics".

The Rey matches did age quite well to me though, especially the Juvy ones.

I'm amazed RVD vs Doug Furnas made the top 10. I'm amazed Benoit vs Al Snow is still ranked at 20. I thought this would be exposed by now.

Too much "extreme lucha" stuff ranked too high for my tastes.

Anyway, looking back at ECW was mostly quite fun (although I did stop just at the peak years) and surprisingly refreshing to me.

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Interesting poll. Too bad only 10 people voted but still a good effort for all concerned.

 

ECW is a funny case in that I don't really think it produced many matches you'd point to as "classics" that have held up the way the top matches in some other companies do, but there are a lot of matches on the tier below that one that are "a good amount of fun" if you're into the style being worked. Sandman is a guy that also fall into that same category - not a lot of super high end work, but consistently a guy that understood his audience and worked one of the most interesting matches on most shows. I haven't watched ECW in a while but that was always my impression, it wasn't as bad as it became "cool" to claim it was for a while and there was some fun to be had with it all, but there was a lack of genuine top level material. I think it's a company I'd enjoy more in a "full retrospective" sense that spent extra time on angles and promos as opposed to just straight matches.

 

On the subject of Sandman I think a strictly matches comp without background material hurts one of my favourite matches of his, where he gets caned in the eye, Raven can't wrestle with a broken foot, so Stevie Richards volunteers to defend the ECW belt for Raven and we get Sandman vs Stevie. Giant clusterfuck of a match with a ton of run ins that is a lot more fun if you get to see all that setup, but it's just about as prime an example of making that work as anything. Bonkers crowd heat too. I would watch it again personally before a lot of stuff that collected votes, but I'm just some guy on the interwebz with an opinion. :-)

 

I've never seen the Cactus Jack/Jericho match but that sounds.... interesting.

 

The Terry Funk/Tommy Rich match is a ton of fun.

 

The pop for Raven/Gordy is one of my favourite ECW moments ever. Crowd just lost their shit.

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On the subject of Sandman I think a strictly matches comp without background material hurts one of my favourite matches of his, where he gets caned in the eye, Raven can't wrestle with a broken foot, so Stevie Richards volunteers to defend the ECW belt for Raven and we get Sandman vs Stevie. Giant clusterfuck of a match with a ton of run ins that is a lot more fun if you get to see all that setup, but it's just about as prime an example of making that work as anything. Bonkers crowd heat too. I would watch it again personally before a lot of stuff that collected votes, but I'm just some guy on the interwebz with an opinion. :-)

Totally agree with everything said here. I became very appreciative of the Sandman's work. His entrance in 1995 with Woman is my favourite wrestling entrance ever. Just perfect in term of visual, music, pace, contrast between his look and Nancy's...

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Similar to Dundee-Lawler Loser Leaves Town in Memphis, I don't get the love for Douglas-Scorpio. I ranked it 28th, but apparently, the match is like two and half times better than Austin/Hart I Quit. Someone please explain the love to me, and while you're at it, explain the love for the two Memphis matches too :)

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My thought with ECW has always been that matches appearing on comps typically look awful, but watching full shows was usually a fun experience. In today's comp culture, ECW isn't going to hold up well, but if you watch a full ECW card without fast forwarding anything from, say, 1995, it seems much better than it is because of the whole outweighed the sum of the parts.

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As a direct result of this thread, I watched the Funk/Rich match pretty much because I saw this thread and thought "Wow, Tommy Rich wrestled Terry Funk in ECW? Awesome!" Match delivered, it's too bad Tommy Rich didn't wrestle much after that, I'd have liked to have seen Rich/Dreamer, Rich/Sandman, even something goofy like Rich/New Jack.

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