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While I wait for my discs. . .

 

In January 1996, I was in my last semester of college in Texas. I was not remotely interested in wrestling. If it were even on my radar then, I would have considered myself way too smart for it. (I know this fact to be true because in the late 90's it was on my radar, as it was on everyone's -- and I considered myself too smart for it.) It's a great tragedy that I missed all of it as it happened. But even better now because I get to watch it all in one place, and with no commercials. There's so much on this list I have never seen or only seen once. On the first disc alone, I would say over 75% of the material is new to me. It's possible that the only stuff I have seen is the Nitro matches.

 

No point, really, aside from the fact that I am looking forward to it. Also that it's late, and I should have been in bed 2 hours ago.

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So having made it through all of January, here is how I rank everything so far:

 

#1 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#2 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#3 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#4 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJPW 01/22/96)

#5 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#6 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#7 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#8 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#9 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#10 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#11 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#12 - Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 01/08/96)

#13 - Sabu vs Stevie Richards (ECW House Party 01/05/96)

#14 - Smoking Gunns vs Psycho Sid & 1-2-3 Kid vs Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs Razor Ramon & Savio Vega (WWF Monday Night RAW 01/01/96)

#15 - Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan (WCW Monday Nitro 01/29/96)

#16 - Sting & Lex Luger vs Harlem Heat (WCW Monday Nitro 01/22/96)

#17 - Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert vs PG-13 (USWA TV 01/06/96)

#18 - Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan (WCW Monday Nitro 01/01/96)

#19 - Public Enemy vs The Gangstas (ECW House Party 01/05/96)

#20 - Brian Pillman vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Clash of the Champions XXXII 01/23/96)

#21 - Ric Flair vs Sting (WCW Monday Nitro 01/15/96)

#22 - Tracy Smothers vs JC Ice (USWA TV 01/27/96)

#23 - Vader vs Savio Vega (WWF Monday Night RAW 01/22/96)

#24 - Tracy Smothers vs JC Ice (USWA TV 01/27/96)

#25 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 01/22/96)

 

So far, no big surprises. The good matches are still good, and there haven't been any revelations.

 

I'd have to give Wrestler of the Month honors to Psicosis because of his efforts in the Ultraman match and the tag match. Both were great performances. At this point, Flair and Lawler are the best interviews in wrestling, which is pretty expected.

 

I was surprised that I liked the FMW brawling as much as I did, but I think it's because there is still some sense of cohesion in the 1/10 matches.

 

The Billionaire Ted skits are even worse to watch now than they were to watch then, which is saying something.

 

Just based on January, I think you'd expect Vader and Flair to have really good years, Shawn to be a good choice to carry the company for the year, and for Hogan, whose fan support was dropping by the week, to be on hiatus by year's end.

 

Interesting how different wrestling was at the end of December.

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Here are my new overall ratings with the month of February included:

 

#1 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#2 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#3 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#4 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#5 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#6 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#7 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#8 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#9 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#10 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#11 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJPW 01/22/96)

#12 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#13 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#14 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#15 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#16 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#17 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#18 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#19 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#20 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#21 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#22 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#23 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#24 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#25 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#26 - Randy Savage vs Chris Benoit (WCW Monday Nitro 02/05/96)

#27 - Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 01/08/96)

#28 - Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher vs Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich (USWA TV 02/10/96)

#29 - Sabu vs Stevie Richards (ECW House Party 01/05/96)

#30 - Masahito Kakihara & Hiromitsu Kanehara & Kennichi Yammamoto & Kazushi Sakuraba vs Yuji Nagata & Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shinjiro Otani & Tokimitsu Ishikawa (NJPW 02/03/96)

#31 - Lex Luger vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Saturday Night 02/03/96)

#32 - Smoking Gunns vs Psycho Sid & 1-2-3 Kid vs Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs Razor Ramon & Savio Vega (WWF Monday Night RAW 01/01/96)

#33 - Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan (WCW Monday Nitro 01/29/96)

#34 - Sting & Lex Luger vs Harlem Heat (WCW Monday Nitro 01/22/96)

#35 - Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert vs PG-13 (USWA TV 01/06/96)

#36 - Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck vs The Eliminators (ECW Big Apple Blizzard Blast 02/03/96)

#37 - Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan (WCW Monday Nitro 01/01/96)

#38 - Sabu & Mens Teoh & Shiryu vs Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Hanzo Nakajima (All Star Promotions 02/05/96)

#39 - Public Enemy vs The Gangstas (ECW House Party 01/05/96)

#40 - Brian Pillman vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Clash of the Champions XXXII 01/23/96)

#41 - Ric Flair vs Sting (WCW Monday Nitro 01/15/96)

#42 - Tracy Smothers vs JC Ice (USWA TV 01/27/96)

#43 - Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs Davey Boy Smith & Yokozuna (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#44 - Vader vs Savio Vega (WWF Monday Night RAW 01/22/96)

#45 - Tracy Smothers vs JC Ice (USWA TV 01/27/96)

#46 - Hulk Hogan vs Arn Anderson (WCW Monday Nitro 02/05/96)

#47 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 01/22/96)

 

Additional thoughts: Flair and Lawler are still the best interviews in wrestling. I think the Pillman angle at Cyberslam was the best non-wrestling moment of the month, although Flair had a few promos that were much better than Pillman's, only the angle wasn't as good. The Billionaire Ted skits continue to be very, very petty, even when they manage to be funny on occasion. I'm also ready for some All Japan! Every month from here forward should have plenty. This is very easy to watch in large doses without getting burned out because of the variety.

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Updated listings with March included:

 

#1 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#2 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#3 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#4 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#5 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#6 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#7 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#8 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#9 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#10 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#11 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#12 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#13 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#14 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#15 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#16 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#17 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#18 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#19 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#20 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#21 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#22 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#23 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#24 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#25 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#26 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#27 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#28 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#29 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#30 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#31 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#32 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#33 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#34 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#35 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#36 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#37 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#38 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#39 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#40 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#41 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#42 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#43 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#44 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#45 - Randy Savage vs Chris Benoit (WCW Monday Nitro 02/05/96)

#46 - Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 01/08/96)

#47 - Bret Hart & Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels & Diesel (WWF MSG 03/17/96)

#48 - Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher vs Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich (USWA TV 02/10/96)

#49 - Sabu vs Stevie Richards (ECW House Party 01/05/96)

#50 - Sting & Lex Luger vs American Males (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#51 - Masahito Kakihara & Hiromitsu Kanehara & Kennichi Yammamoto & Kazushi Sakuraba vs Yuji Nagata & Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shinjiro Otani & Tokimitsu Ishikawa (NJPW 02/03/96)

#52 - Lex Luger vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Saturday Night 02/03/96)

#53 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (AAA 03/01/96)

#54 - Smoking Gunns vs Psycho Sid & 1-2-3 Kid vs Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs Razor Ramon & Savio Vega (WWF Monday Night RAW 01/01/96)

#55 - Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan (WCW Monday Nitro 01/29/96)

#56 - Sting & Lex Luger vs Harlem Heat (WCW Monday Nitro 01/22/96)

#57 - Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert vs PG-13 (USWA TV 01/06/96)

#58 - Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck vs The Eliminators (ECW Big Apple Blizzard Blast 02/03/96)

#59 - Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan (WCW Monday Nitro 01/01/96)

#60 - Sabu & Mens Teoh & Shiryu vs Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Hanzo Nakajima (All Star Promotions 02/05/96)

#61 - Public Enemy vs The Gangstas (ECW House Party 01/05/96)

#62 - Brian Pillman vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Clash of the Champions XXXII 01/23/96)

#63 - Ric Flair vs Sting (WCW Monday Nitro 01/15/96)

#64 - Tracy Smothers vs JC Ice (USWA TV 01/27/96)

#65 - Ric Flair vs Sting (WCW Saturday Night 03/02/96)

#66 - Randy Savage vs Fit Finlay (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#67 - Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs Davey Boy Smith & Yokozuna (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#68 - Vader vs Savio Vega (WWF Monday Night RAW 01/22/96)

#69 - Tracy Smothers vs JC Ice (USWA TV 01/27/96)

#70 - Hulk Hogan vs Arn Anderson (WCW Monday Nitro 02/05/96)

#71 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 01/22/96)

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Time for some revised rankings, this time with the month of April included. I'm going to start taking off some of these matches on the bottom that didn't really stand out to me at all.

 

#1 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#2 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#3 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#4 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#5 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#6 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#7 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#8 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#9 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#10 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#11 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#12 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#13 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#14 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#15 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#16 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#17 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#18 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#19 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#20 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#21 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#22 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#23 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#24 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#25 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#26 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#27 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#28 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#29 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#30 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#31 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#32 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#33 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#34 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#35 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#36 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#37 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#38 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#39 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#40 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#41 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#42 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#43 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#44 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#45 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#46 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#47 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#48 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#49 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#50 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#51 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#52 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#53 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#54 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#55 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#56 - Randy Savage vs Chris Benoit (WCW Monday Nitro 02/05/96)

#57 - Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 01/08/96)

#58 - Bret Hart & Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels & Diesel (WWF MSG 03/17/96)

#59 - Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher vs Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich (USWA TV 02/10/96)

#60 - Sabu vs Stevie Richards (ECW House Party 01/05/96)

#61 - Tsuyoshi Kohsaka vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto (RINGS 04/26/96)

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This was the year I got back into wrestling after being a bit bored with it for about a year. I was unaware of it throughout 95 so reading up on everything that had happened was quite a shock. Especially in WCW. Monday Nitro, Vader leaving, Luger arriving. Nitro definitely was a breath of fresh air, and exciting to watch in this year particularly for so many reasons. Watching Paul Wight evolve, seeing the NWO form before my eyes, and seeing guys like Benoit, Guerrero, Mysterio, Malenko and Jericho for the first time.

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Revised to include May matches:

 

#1 - Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)

#2 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#3 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#4 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Takako Inoue (JWP 05/18/96)

#5 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#6 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)

#7 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#8 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#9 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#10 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#11 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#12 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)

#13 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#14 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#15 - Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)

#16 - Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Buzariashville Ramazi (RINGS 05/25/96)

#17 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#18 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#19 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#20 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#21 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#22 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW 05/24/96)

#23 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#24 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#25 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#26 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#27 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#28 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#29 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#30 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#31 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#32 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#33 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#34 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#35 - Ric Flair vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Monday Nitro 05/20/96)

#36 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#37 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#38 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#39 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#40 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#41 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#42 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#43 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#44 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#45 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#46 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#47 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#48 - Steve Austin vs Savio Vega (WWF Beware of Dog 05/28/96)

#49 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#50 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#51 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#52 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF Beware of Dog 05/26/96)

#53 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#54 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Dick Murdoch (PWFG 05/23/96)

#55 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#56 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#57 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#58 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#59 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#60 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#61 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#62 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#63 - Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)

#64 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#65 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#66 - Jushin Liger vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 05/06/96)

#67 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#68 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#69 - Sting vs Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 05/27/96)

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Revising this to include June:

 

#1 - Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)

#2 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#3 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#4 - Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/11/96)

#5 - Rey Misterio Jr & Ultimo Dragon vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#6 - Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya vs Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano (JWP 06/16/96)

#7 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 06/07/96)

#8 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Takako Inoue (JWP 05/18/96)

#9 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#10 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)

#11 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#12 - Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara vs Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWFI 06/26/96)

#13 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#14 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#15 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#16 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#17 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)

#18 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#19 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Great American Bash 06/16/96)

#20 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#21 - Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)

#22 - Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Buzariashville Ramazi (RINGS 05/25/96)

#23 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#24 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#25 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#26 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#27 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#28 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 06/12/96)

#29 - Taka Michinoku vs Super Delphin (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#30 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW 05/24/96)

#31 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#32 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#33 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#34 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#35 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#36 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#37 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#38 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#39 - Jushin Liger vs Dick Togo (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#40 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#41 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#42 - Steve Austin vs Marc Mero (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#43 - Jushin Liger vs Great Sasuke (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#44 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#45 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#46 - Ric Flair vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Monday Nitro 05/20/96)

#47 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#48 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#49 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#50 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#51 - Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 06/05/96)

#52 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#53 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#54 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#55 - Rey Misterio Jr & Perro Aguayo vs La Parka & Ultimo Dragon vs Cibernetico & Pierroth Jr vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (AAA 06/02/96)

#56 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#57 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#58 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#59 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#60 - El Dandy & Silver King & Lizmark vs Negro Casas & El Felino & El Satanico (CMLL 06/28/96)

#61 - Jushin Liger vs El Samurai (NJPW 06/11/96)

#62 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#63 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#64 - Steve Austin vs Savio Vega (WWF Beware of Dog 05/28/96)

#65 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#66 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#67 - Chris Jericho vs Pit Bull #2 (ECW Hardcore Heaven 06/22/96)

#68 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#69 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF Beware of Dog 05/26/96)

#70 - El Dandy & Atlantis & Hector Garza vs Apolo Dantes & Dr Wagner Jr & El Felino (CMLL June 1996)

#71 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#72 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Dick Murdoch (PWFG 05/23/96)

#73 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#74 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#75 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#76 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#77 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#78 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#79 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#80 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#81 - Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)

#82 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#83 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#84 - Jushin Liger vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 05/06/96)

#85 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#86 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#87 - Sting vs Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 05/27/96)

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Overall list so far, including July:

 

#1 - Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)

#2 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 07/09/96)

#3 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#4 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#5 - Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/11/96)

#6 - Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJPW 07/24/96)

#7 - Rey Misterio Jr & Ultimo Dragon vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#8 - Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya vs Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano (JWP 06/16/96)

#9 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 06/07/96)

#10 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Takako Inoue (JWP 05/18/96)

#11 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#12 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)

#13 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Yoji Anjo (WAR 07/21/96)

#14 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#15 - Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara vs Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWFI 06/26/96)

#16 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#17 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#18 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#19 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#20 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)

#21 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#22 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Great American Bash 06/16/96)

#23 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#24 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 07/15/96)

#25 - Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)

#26 - Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Buzariashville Ramazi (RINGS 05/25/96)

#27 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#28 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#29 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#30 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#31 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#32 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#33 - Vader, Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson & Sid (WWF International Incident 07/21/96)

#34 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 07/08/96)

#35 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 06/12/96)

#36 - Taka Michinoku vs Super Delphin (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#37 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW 05/24/96)

#38 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#39 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#40 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#41 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#42 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#43 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#44 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#45 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#46 - Jushin Liger vs Dick Togo (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#47 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#48 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#49 - Steve Austin vs Marc Mero (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#50 - Jushin Liger vs Great Sasuke (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#51 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#52 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#53 - Ric Flair vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Monday Nitro 05/20/96)

#54 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#55 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#56 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#57 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#58 - Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 06/05/96)

#59 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#60 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#61 - Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs Ric Flair, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael (WCW Monday Nitro 07/29/96)

#62 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#63 - Rey Misterio Jr & Perro Aguayo vs La Parka & Ultimo Dragon vs Cibernetico & Pierroth Jr vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (AAA 06/02/96)

#64 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#65 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#66 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#67 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#68 - El Dandy & Silver King & Lizmark vs Negro Casas & El Felino & El Satanico (CMLL 06/28/96)

#69 - Jushin Liger vs El Samurai (NJPW 06/11/96)

#70 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#71 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#72 - Shawn Michaels vs Marty Jannetty (WWF Monday Night RAW 07/01/96)

#73 - Steve Austin vs Savio Vega (WWF Beware of Dog 05/28/96)

#74 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#75 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#76 - Chris Jericho vs Pit Bull #2 (ECW Hardcore Heaven 06/22/96)

#77 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#78 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF Beware of Dog 05/26/96)

#79 - El Dandy & Atlantis & Hector Garza vs Apolo Dantes & Dr Wagner Jr & El Felino (CMLL June 1996)

#80 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#81 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Dick Murdoch (PWFG 05/23/96)

#82 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#83 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#84 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#85 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#86 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#87 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#88 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#89 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#90 - Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)

#91 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#92 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#93 - Jushin Liger vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 05/06/96)

#94 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#95 - Dean Malenko vs Disco Inferno (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#96 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#97 - Sting vs Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 05/27/96)

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Not gonna rate them all the way Loss did, but I will say that upon finishing D1:

 

Favorites: Mega-Powers vs Horsemen (1/8) and Hash/Yamazaki (1/4), with Vader/Inoki a close third.

 

Least Fav: Sabu v Stevie

 

Revelation: The USWA stuff. I have small experience with Memphis, and I found this stuff to be corny but completely engaging. I find myself wanting to see more of this stuff on the next disc.

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Finished disc 2. Some good rasslin, particularly the discovery [by me] of Ohtani/Samurai. But the disc really belongs to the segments and interviews. So much great stuff on this one, from the Lawler/Gilbert exchange to the Savage & Flair "satellite" interview. Vader murdering everyone and Goldust licking Terri's tongue will not quickly be forgotten, either.

 

I mentioned before in one of the matches, but the variety on this set in the first month alone is astonishing (and we're not even done with Jan yet after two discs - I see there's Clash and AJPW yet to come, as well as another Monday Night and more USWA). This set makes me happy, and I have much joy in the prospects of watching it and future years.

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Blowing through the discs, as I don't know how much I will get to this week. January is now ended, and I am looking at a paused ring full of Japanese guys to start the new month.

 

I should apologize for all my typos. I am watching the match or clip and then typing the response on my iPhone. That way I don't have to get up and walk to my computer while the video is fresh in my mind. It does allow for proofreading errors though.

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Revised to include August:

 

#1 - Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)

#2 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 07/09/96)

#3 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#4 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#5 - Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/11/96)

#6 - Volk Han vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS 08/24/96)

#7 - Ultimo Dragon vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#8 - Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJPW 07/24/96)

#9 - Aja Kong vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 08/30/96)

#10 - Rey Misterio Jr & Ultimo Dragon vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#11 - Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya vs Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano (JWP 06/16/96)

#12 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 06/07/96)

#13 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Takako Inoue (JWP 05/18/96)

#14 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#15 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)

#16 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Yoji Anjo (WAR 07/21/96)

#17 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#18 - Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara vs Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWFI 06/26/96)

#19 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#20 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#21 - Keiji Muto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/05/96)

#22 - Chris Benoit vs Dean Malenko (WCW Hog Wild 08/10/96)

#23 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#24 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#25 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)

#26 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#27 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Great American Bash 06/16/96)

#28 - Ultimo Dragon vs Great Sasuke (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#29 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#30 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 07/15/96)

#31 - Masato Tanaka vs W*ING Kanemura (FMW 08/01/96)

#32 - Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)

#33 - Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Buzariashville Ramazi (RINGS 05/25/96)

#34 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#35 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#36 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#37 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#38 - Jushin Liger, Gran Naniwa & Gran Hamada vs Dick Togo & Taka Michinoku & Shoichi Funaki (Michinoku Pro 08/18/96)

#39 - Riki Choshu vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/02/96)

#40 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#41 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#42 - Vader, Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson & Sid (WWF International Incident 07/21/96)

#43 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 07/08/96)

#44 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 06/12/96)

#45 - Taka Michinoku vs Super Delphin (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#46 - Shiro Koshinaka vs Satoshi Kojima (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#47 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW 05/24/96)

#48 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#49 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#50 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#51 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#52 - Chris Jericho vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Doctor Is In 08/03/96)

#53 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#54 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#55 - Masa Chono vs Keiji Muto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#56 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#57 - Rey Misterio Jr & Konnan vs Juventud Guerrera & Jerry Estrada (AAA 08/19/96)

#58 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#59 - Jushin Liger vs Dick Togo (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#60 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#61 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#62 - Steve Austin vs Marc Mero (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#63 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF Monday Night RAW 08/12/96)

#64 - Jushin Liger vs Great Sasuke (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#65 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#66 - Undertaker vs Mankind (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#67 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#68 - Ric Flair vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Monday Nitro 05/20/96)

#69 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#70 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#71 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Dynamite Kansai (JWP 08/10/96)

#72 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#73 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#74 - Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 06/05/96)

#75 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#76 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#77 - Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs Ric Flair, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael (WCW Monday Nitro 07/29/96)

#78 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#79 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Naoki Sano (UWFI 08/17/96)

#80 - Rey Misterio Jr & Perro Aguayo vs La Parka & Ultimo Dragon vs Cibernetico & Pierroth Jr vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (AAA 06/02/96)

#81 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#82 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#83 - Shawn Michaels vs Vader (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#84 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#85 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#86 - El Dandy & Silver King & Lizmark vs Negro Casas & El Felino & El Satanico (CMLL 06/28/96)

#87 - Jushin Liger vs El Samurai (NJPW 06/11/96)

#88 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#89 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#90 - Shawn Michaels vs Marty Jannetty (WWF Monday Night RAW 07/01/96)

#91 - Dean Malenko vs Steven Regal (WCW Monday Nitro 08/19/96)

#92 - Steve Austin vs Savio Vega (WWF Beware of Dog 05/28/96)

#93 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#94 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#95 - Chris Jericho vs Pit Bull #2 (ECW Hardcore Heaven 06/22/96)

#96 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#97 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF Beware of Dog 05/26/96)

#98 - El Dandy & Atlantis & Hector Garza vs Apolo Dantes & Dr Wagner Jr & El Felino (CMLL June 1996)

#99 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#100 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Dick Murdoch (PWFG 05/23/96)

#101 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#102 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#103 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#104 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#105 - Rob Van Dam vs Doug Furnas (ECW Natural Born Killaz 08/24/96)

#106 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#107 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#108 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#109 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#110 - Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)

#111 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#112 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#113 - Jushin Liger vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 05/06/96)

#114 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#115 - Dean Malenko vs Disco Inferno (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#116 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#117 - Sting vs Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 05/27/96)

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Wow, you have to go 40 deep before you find a WWF match? I know that will change a little, as we at least have Bret/Austin in Nov. Guess it wasn't as good a year for Vince as for everyone else -- although better than 1995 is still an improvement.

It's less of a case of the WWF having a terrible year, and more that everyone else was having a better one. 1996 was a year with a lot of companies doing really good things. You'll notice even WCW doesn't have much presence on this list at the top level for me. Also, even the matches outside the top 100 are matches I liked quite a bit. There's just a lot of good stuff, and some has to fall below others.

 

But yes, I expect Bret/Austin to do quite well on a rewatch. :)

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The two big WWF '96 matches are yet to come; don't forget Shawn vs Mankind!

 

Here's the Smarkschoice WWF poll results:

http://board.deathvalleydriver.com/index.php?showtopic=46564

Look how much less support things like Shawn vs Diesel and Bret vs Shawn get compared to Shawn vs Mankind and Bret vs Austin. It's really no surprise that the former are struggling when put up against the entire wrestling world in a very strong year.

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The two big WWF '96 matches are yet to come; don't forget Shawn vs Mankind!

 

Here's the Smarkschoice WWF poll results:

http://board.deathvalleydriver.com/index.php?showtopic=46564

Look how much less support things like Shawn vs Diesel and Bret vs Shawn get compared to Shawn vs Mankind and Bret vs Austin. It's really no surprise that the former are struggling when put up against the entire wrestling world in a very strong year.

I forgot about Shawn/Mankind.

 

I am curious to see how the Iron Man holds up when I get to it. But clearly it loses support every year we get away from it.

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Revised to include September:

 

#1 - Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)

#2 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 07/09/96)

#3 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#4 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#5 - Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/11/96)

#6 - Volk Han vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS 08/24/96)

#7 - Ultimo Dragon vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#8 - Shawn Michaels vs Mankind (WWF Mind Games 09/22/96)

#9 - Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 09/05/96)

#10 - Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJPW 07/24/96)

#11 - Aja Kong vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 08/30/96)

#12 - Rey Misterio Jr & Ultimo Dragon vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#13 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 09/05/96)

#14 - Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya vs Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano (JWP 06/16/96)

#15 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 06/07/96)

#16 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Genichiro Tenryu (UWFI 09/11/96)

#17 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Takako Inoue (JWP 05/18/96)

#18 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#19 - Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda vs Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito (AJW 09/28/96)

#20 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)

#21 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Yoji Anjo (WAR 07/21/96)

#22 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#23 - Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara vs Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWFI 06/26/96)

#24 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#25 - Volk Han vs Kiyoshi Tamura (RINGS 09/25/96)

#26 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#27 - Keiji Muto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/05/96)

#28 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka vs Terry Funk & Gladiator (FMW 09/24/96)

#29 - Chris Benoit vs Dean Malenko (WCW Hog Wild 08/10/96)

#30 - Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 09/23/96)

#31 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#32 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#33 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 09/23/96)

#34 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)

#35 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#36 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Great American Bash 06/16/96)

#37 - Ultimo Dragon vs Great Sasuke (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#38 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#39 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 07/15/96)

#40 - Masato Tanaka vs W*ING Kanemura (FMW 08/01/96)

#41 - Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)

#42 - Steven Regal vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW 09/21/96)

#43 - Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Buzariashville Ramazi (RINGS 05/25/96)

#44 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#45 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#46 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#47 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#48 - Jushin Liger, Gran Naniwa & Gran Hamada vs Dick Togo & Taka Michinoku & Shoichi Funaki (Michinoku Pro 08/18/96)

#49 - Riki Choshu vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/02/96)

#50 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#51 - Masahito Kakihara vs Yoshihiro Takayama (UWFI 09/30/96)

#52 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#53 - Vader, Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson & Sid (WWF International Incident 07/21/96)

#54 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 07/08/96)

#55 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 06/12/96)

#56 - Bas Rutten vs Masakatsu Funaki (Pancrase 09/07/96)

#57 - Taka Michinoku vs Super Delphin (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#58 - Shiro Koshinaka vs Satoshi Kojima (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#59 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW 05/24/96)

#60 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#61 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#62 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#63 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#64 - Chris Jericho vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Doctor Is In 08/03/96)

#65 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#66 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#67 - Masa Chono vs Keiji Muto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#68 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#69 - Rey Misterio Jr & Konnan vs Juventud Guerrera & Jerry Estrada (AAA 08/19/96)

#70 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#71 - Jushin Liger vs Dick Togo (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#72 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#73 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#74 - Steve Austin vs Marc Mero (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#75 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF Monday Night RAW 08/12/96)

#76 - Hulk Hogan & Scott Hall & Kevin Nash & NWO Sting vs Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Lex Luger & Sting (WCW Fall Brawl 09/15/96)

#77 - Jushin Liger vs Great Sasuke (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#78 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#79 - Undertaker vs Mankind (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#80 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#81 - Ric Flair vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Monday Nitro 05/20/96)

#82 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#83 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama & Satoru Asako vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa (AJPW 09/28/96)

#84 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#85 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Dynamite Kansai (JWP 08/10/96)

#86 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#87 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#88 - Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 06/05/96)

#89 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#90 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#91 - Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs Ric Flair, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael (WCW Monday Nitro 07/29/96)

#92 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#93 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Naoki Sano (UWFI 08/17/96)

#94 - Rey Misterio Jr & Perro Aguayo vs La Parka & Ultimo Dragon vs Cibernetico & Pierroth Jr vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (AAA 06/02/96)

#95 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#96 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#97 - Shawn Michaels vs Vader (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#98 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#99 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#100 - El Dandy & Silver King & Lizmark vs Negro Casas & El Felino & El Satanico (CMLL 06/28/96)

#101 - Jushin Liger vs El Samurai (NJPW 06/11/96)

#102 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#103 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#104 - Shawn Michaels vs Marty Jannetty (WWF Monday Night RAW 07/01/96)

#105 - Dean Malenko vs Steven Regal (WCW Monday Nitro 08/19/96)

#106 - Steve Austin vs Savio Vega (WWF Beware of Dog 05/28/96)

#107 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#108 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#109 - Chris Jericho vs Pit Bull #2 (ECW Hardcore Heaven 06/22/96)

#110 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#111 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF Beware of Dog 05/26/96)

#112 - El Dandy & Atlantis & Hector Garza vs Apolo Dantes & Dr Wagner Jr & El Felino (CMLL June 1996)

#113 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#114 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Dick Murdoch (PWFG 05/23/96)

#115 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#116 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#117 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#118 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#119 - Rob Van Dam vs Doug Furnas (ECW Natural Born Killaz 08/24/96)

#120 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#121 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#122 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#123 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#124 - Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)

#125 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#126 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#127 - Jushin Liger vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 05/06/96)

#128 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#129 - Dean Malenko vs Disco Inferno (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#130 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#131 - Sting vs Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 05/27/96)

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My current rankings with October added in. Two months to go!

 

#1 - Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)

#2 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 07/09/96)

#3 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#4 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#5 - Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/11/96)

#6 - Volk Han vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS 08/24/96)

#7 - Ultimo Dragon vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#8 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 10/18/96)

#9 - Shawn Michaels vs Mankind (WWF Mind Games 09/22/96)

#10 - Gran Hamada & Super Delfin & Tiger Mask IV & Gran Naniwa & Masato Yakushiji vs Dick Togo & Mens Teoh & Shiryu & Taka Michinoku & Shoichi Funaki (Michinoku Pro 10/10/96)

#11 - Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 09/05/96)

#12 - Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJPW 07/24/96)

#13 - Aja Kong vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 08/30/96)

#14 - Rey Misterio Jr & Ultimo Dragon vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#15 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 09/05/96)

#16 - Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya vs Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano (JWP 06/16/96)

#17 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 06/07/96)

#18 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Genichiro Tenryu (UWFI 09/11/96)

#19 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Takako Inoue (JWP 05/18/96)

#20 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#21 - Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda vs Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito (AJW 09/28/96)

#22 - Yuki Ishikawa & Alexander Otsuka vs Daisuke Ikeda & Takeshi Ono (BattlARTS 10/30/96)

#23 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)

#24 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Yoji Anjo (WAR 07/21/96)

#25 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#26 - Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara vs Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWFI 06/26/96)

#27 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#28 - Volk Han vs Kiyoshi Tamura (RINGS 09/25/96)

#29 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#30 - Keiji Muto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/05/96)

#31 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka vs Terry Funk & Gladiator (FMW 09/24/96)

#32 - Chris Benoit vs Dean Malenko (WCW Hog Wild 08/10/96)

#33 - Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 09/23/96)

#34 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Great Muta (WAR 10/11/96)

#35 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#36 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#37 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 09/23/96)

#38 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)

#39 - Ultimo Dragon vs Great Sasuke (WAR 10/11/96)

#40 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#41 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Great American Bash 06/16/96)

#42 - Ultimo Dragon vs Great Sasuke (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#43 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#44 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 07/15/96)

#45 - Billy Scott vs Kenichi Yammamoto (UWFI 10/23/96)

#46 - Masato Tanaka vs W*ING Kanemura (FMW 08/01/96)

#47 - Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)

#48 - Steven Regal vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW 09/21/96)

#49 - Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Buzariashville Ramazi (RINGS 05/25/96)

#50 - Devil Masami & Kyoko Inoue vs Dynamite Kansai & Aja Kong (JWP 10/13/96)

#51 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#52 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#53 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#54 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#55 - Jushin Liger, Gran Naniwa & Gran Hamada vs Dick Togo & Taka Michinoku & Shoichi Funaki (Michinoku Pro 08/18/96)

#56 - Riki Choshu vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/02/96)

#57 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#58 - Masahito Kakihara vs Yoshihiro Takayama (UWFI 09/30/96)

#59 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#60 - Vader, Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson & Sid (WWF International Incident 07/21/96)

#61 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 07/08/96)

#62 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 06/12/96)

#63 - Bas Rutten vs Masakatsu Funaki (Pancrase 09/07/96)

#64 - Taka Michinoku vs Super Delphin (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#65 - Shiro Koshinaka vs Satoshi Kojima (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#66 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW 05/24/96)

#67 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#68 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#69 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#70 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#71 - Chris Jericho vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Doctor Is In 08/03/96)

#72 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#73 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#74 - Masa Chono vs Keiji Muto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#75 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#76 - Rey Misterio Jr & Konnan vs Juventud Guerrera & Jerry Estrada (AAA 08/19/96)

#77 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#78 - Jushin Liger vs Dick Togo (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#79 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#80 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#81 - Steve Austin vs Marc Mero (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#82 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF Monday Night RAW 08/12/96)

#83 - Hulk Hogan & Scott Hall & Kevin Nash & NWO Sting vs Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Lex Luger & Sting (WCW Fall Brawl 09/15/96)

#84 - Jushin Liger vs Great Sasuke (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#85 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#86 - Volk Han vs Masayuki Naruse (RINGS 10/25/96)

#87 - Undertaker vs Mankind (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#88 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi vs Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa & Candy Okutsu & Commando Bolshoi (JWP 10/13/96)

#89 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#90 - Ric Flair vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Monday Nitro 05/20/96)

#91 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#92 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WAR 10/11/96)

#93 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama & Satoru Asako vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa (AJPW 09/28/96)

#94 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#95 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Dynamite Kansai (JWP 08/10/96)

#96 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai vs Shinjiro Otani & Yuji Nagata (NJPW 10/25/96)

#97 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#98 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#99 - Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 06/05/96)

#100 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#101 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#102 - Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs Ric Flair, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael (WCW Monday Nitro 07/29/96)

#103 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#104 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Naoki Sano (UWFI 08/17/96)

#105 - Rey Misterio Jr & Perro Aguayo vs La Parka & Ultimo Dragon vs Cibernetico & Pierroth Jr vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (AAA 06/02/96)

#106 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#107 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#108 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Halloween Havoc 10/27/96)

#109 - Shawn Michaels vs Vader (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#110 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#111 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#112 - Dick Togo & Mens Teoh & Shiryu vs Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada & Masato Yakushiji (Michinoku Pro 10/19/96)

#113 - El Dandy & Silver King & Lizmark vs Negro Casas & El Felino & El Satanico (CMLL 06/28/96)

#114 - Steve Austin vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Buried Alive 10/20/96)

#115 - Jushin Liger vs El Samurai (NJPW 06/11/96)

#116 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#117 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#118 - Undertaker vs Mankind (WWF Buried Alive 10/20/96)

#119 - Shawn Michaels vs Marty Jannetty (WWF Monday Night RAW 07/01/96)

#120 - Dean Malenko vs Steven Regal (WCW Monday Nitro 08/19/96)

#121 - Steve Austin vs Savio Vega (WWF Beware of Dog 05/28/96)

#122 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#123 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#124 - Chris Jericho vs Pit Bull #2 (ECW Hardcore Heaven 06/22/96)

#125 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#126 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF Beware of Dog 05/26/96)

#127 - El Dandy & Atlantis & Hector Garza vs Apolo Dantes & Dr Wagner Jr & El Felino (CMLL June 1996)

#128 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#129 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Dick Murdoch (PWFG 05/23/96)

#130 - Keiji Muto & Rick Steiner vs Manabu Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima (NJPW 10/25/96)

#131 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#132 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#133 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#134 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#135 - Rob Van Dam vs Doug Furnas (ECW Natural Born Killaz 08/24/96)

#136 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#137 - Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong (AJW 10/06/96)

#138 - Shawn Michaels vs Steve Austin (WWF Monday Night RAW 10/14/96)

#139 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#140 - Shane Douglas vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW 10/18/96)

#141 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#142 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#143 - Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)

#144 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#145 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#146 - Jushin Liger vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 05/06/96)

#147 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#148 - Dean Malenko vs Disco Inferno (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#149 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#150 - Sting vs Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 05/27/96)

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Rankings revised to include November. This has been the toughest month yet because there are so many top-tier great matches:

 

#1 - El Dandy vs Black Warrior (CMLL 11/02/96)

#2 - Megumi Kudo vs Combat Toyota (FMW 05/05/96)

#3 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 11/29/96)

#4 - El Hijo del Santo & Bestia Salvaje & Scorpio Jr vs El Dandy & Negro Casas & Hector Garza (CMLL 11/29/96)

#5 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 07/09/96)

#6 - El Hijo del Santo & Atlantis & El Dandy & Lizmark vs Blue Panther & Felino & Dr Wagner Jr & Negro Casas (CMLL 03/15/96)

#7 - Shinjiro Otani vs El Samurai (NJPW 01/21/96)

#8 - Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW 06/11/96)

#9 - Volk Han vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS 08/24/96)

#10 - Ultimo Dragon vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#11 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 10/18/96)

#12 - Shawn Michaels vs Mankind (WWF Mind Games 09/22/96)

#13 - Gran Hamada & Super Delfin & Tiger Mask IV & Gran Naniwa & Masato Yakushiji vs Dick Togo & Mens Teoh & Shiryu & Taka Michinoku & Shoichi Funaki (Michinoku Pro 10/10/96)

#14 - Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 09/05/96)

#15 - El Hijo del Santo & Bestia Salvaje & Scorpio Jr vs Negro Casas & El Dandy & Hector Garza (CMLL 11/22/96)

#16 - Bret Hart vs Steve Austin (WWF Survivor Series 11/17/96)

#17 - Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJPW 07/24/96)

#18 - Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 11/22/96)

#19 - Aja Kong vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 08/30/96)

#20 - Rey Misterio Jr & Ultimo Dragon vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#21 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 09/05/96)

#22 - Dynamite Kansai & Kanako Motoya vs Mayumi Ozaki & Reiko Amano (JWP 06/16/96)

#23 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 06/07/96)

#24 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Ultimo Dragon (WCW World War 3 11/24/96)

#25 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJPW 11/16/96)

#26 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Genichiro Tenryu (UWFI 09/11/96)

#27 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Takako Inoue (JWP 05/18/96)

#28 - Steve Williams vs Akira Taue (AJPW 04/20/96)

#29 - Manami Toyota & Mima Shimoda vs Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito (AJW 09/28/96)

#30 - Yuki Ishikawa & Alexander Otsuka vs Daisuke Ikeda & Takeshi Ono (BattlARTS 10/30/96)

#31 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW 05/23/96)

#32 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Yoji Anjo (WAR 07/21/96)

#33 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJPW 03/31/96)

#34 - Nobuhiko Takada & Masahito Kakihara vs Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWFI 06/26/96)

#35 - El Hijo del Santo & El Dandy & Dos Caras vs Blue Panther & Apolo Dantes & Emilio Charles Jr (CMLL 02/16/96)

#37 - Volk Han vs Kiyoshi Tamura (RINGS 09/25/96)

#38 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Johnny Ace & Gary Albright (AJPW 04/20/96)

#39 - Keiji Muto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/05/96)

#40 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka vs Terry Funk & Gladiator (FMW 09/24/96)

#41 - Chris Benoit vs Dean Malenko (WCW Hog Wild 08/10/96)

#42 - Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 09/23/96)

#43 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Great Muta (WAR 10/11/96)

#44 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 03/31/96)

#45 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Shiryu vs Taka Michinoku & Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa (Michinoku Pro 03/16/96)

#46 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 09/23/96)

#47 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 05/24/96)

#48 - Ultimo Dragon vs Great Sasuke (WAR 10/11/96)

#49 - Dynamite Kansai & Takako Inoue vs Mayumi Ozaki & Kyoko Inoue (JWP 04/20/96)

#50 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Great American Bash 06/16/96)

#51 - Ultimo Dragon vs Great Sasuke (NJPW J*Crown 08/05/96)

#52 - Black Tiger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Dean Malenko (NJPW 02/25/96)

#53 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 07/15/96)

#54 - Billy Scott vs Kenichi Yammamoto (UWFI 10/23/96)

#55 - Masato Tanaka vs W*ING Kanemura (FMW 08/01/96)

#56 - Shane Douglas vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Matter of Respect 05/11/96)

#57 - Steven Regal vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW 09/21/96)

#58 - Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs Buzariashville Ramazi (RINGS 05/25/96)

#59 - Devil Masami & Kyoko Inoue vs Dynamite Kansai & Aja Kong (JWP 10/13/96)

#60 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#61 - Manami Toyota vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 03/20/96)

#62 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJPW 03/01/96)

#63 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 03/16/96)

#64 - Jushin Liger, Gran Naniwa & Gran Hamada vs Dick Togo & Taka Michinoku & Shoichi Funaki (Michinoku Pro 08/18/96)

#65 - Riki Choshu vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/02/96)

#66 - Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Wrestlemania XII 03/31/96)

#67 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Kenta Kobashi & The Patriot (AJPW 11/22/96)

#68 - Masahito Kakihara vs Yoshihiro Takayama (UWFI 09/30/96)

#69 - Jushin Liger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/17/96)

#70 - Vader, Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson & Sid (WWF International Incident 07/21/96)

#71 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 07/08/96)

#72 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Kazuo Yamazaki & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW 06/12/96)

#73 - Bas Rutten vs Masakatsu Funaki (Pancrase 09/07/96)

#74 - Taka Michinoku vs Super Delphin (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#75 - Shiro Koshinaka vs Satoshi Kojima (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#76 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW 05/24/96)

#77 - Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoji Anjo (NJPW 02/25/96)

#78 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 03/16/96)

#79 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF In Your House VI 02/18/96)

#80 - Sabu & Rob Van Dam vs The Eliminators (ECW November To Remember 11/16/96)

#81 - Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#82 - Chris Jericho vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW Doctor Is In 08/03/96)

#83 - Jushin Liger & Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 02/15/96)

#84 - Shawn Michaels vs Diesel (WWF Good Friends Better Enemies 04/28/96)

#85 - Masa Chono vs Keiji Muto (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/06/96)

#86 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Uncensored 03/24/96)

#87 - Rey Misterio Jr & Konnan vs Juventud Guerrera & Jerry Estrada (AAA 08/19/96)

#88 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 02/17/96)

#89 - Jushin Liger vs Dick Togo (NJPW Skydiving J 06/17/96)

#90 - El Dandy & El Hijo del Santo & Silver King vs Negro Casas & Apolo Dantes & El Satanico (CMLL 02/10/96)

#91 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa vs W*ING Kanemura & Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & Hidoh (FMW 01/10/96)

#92 - Steve Austin vs Marc Mero (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#93 - Shawn Michaels vs Owen Hart (WWF Monday Night RAW 08/12/96)

#94 - Hulk Hogan & Scott Hall & Kevin Nash & NWO Sting vs Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Lex Luger & Sting (WCW Fall Brawl 09/15/96)

#95 - Jushin Liger vs Great Sasuke (World Wrestling Peace Festival 06/01/96)

#96 - Jerry Lawler vs Jeff Jarrett (USWA TV 04/20/96)

#97 - Volk Han vs Masayuki Naruse (RINGS 10/25/96)

#98 - Undertaker vs Mankind (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#99 - Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask IV & Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi vs Super Delphin & Gran Naniwa & Candy Okutsu & Commando Bolshoi (JWP 10/13/96)

#100 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#101 - Ric Flair vs Eddy Guerrero (WCW Monday Nitro 05/20/96)

#102 - Cactus Jack vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash 03/09/96)

#103 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WAR 10/11/96)

#104 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama & Satoru Asako vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa (AJPW 09/28/96)

#105 - Sabu vs 2 Cold Scorpio (ECW 04/19/96)

#106 - Mayumi Ozaki vs Dynamite Kansai (JWP 08/10/96)

#107 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai vs Shinjiro Otani & Yuji Nagata (NJPW 10/25/96)

#108 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF King of the Ring 06/23/96)

#109 - Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 01/22/96)

#110 - Black Tiger vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 06/05/96)

#111 - Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 03/31/96)

#112 - Psicosis vs Ultraman (AAA 01/18/96)

#113 - Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs Ric Flair, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael (WCW Monday Nitro 07/29/96)

#114 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs Sabu (ECW Cyberslam 02/17/96)

#115 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Naoki Sano (UWFI 08/17/96)

#116 - Rey Misterio Jr & Perro Aguayo vs La Parka & Ultimo Dragon vs Cibernetico & Pierroth Jr vs Heavy Metal & Psicosis (AAA 06/02/96)

#117 - Jushin Liger vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW 01/04/96)

#118 - PG-13 vs Tracy Smothers & Jesse James Armstrong (USWA TV 01/20/96)

#119 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Dean Malenko (WCW Halloween Havoc 10/27/96)

#120 - Shawn Michaels vs Vader (WWF Summerslam 08/18/96)

#121 - Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida & Kaoru Ito & Yumi Fukawa vs Takako Inoue & Kyoko Inoue & Chapparita Asari & Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 02/12/96)

#122 - 1-2-3 Kid vs Hakushi (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/05/96)

#123 - Dick Togo & Mens Teoh & Shiryu vs Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada & Masato Yakushiji (Michinoku Pro 10/19/96)

#124 - Steve Austin vs Mankind (WWF Monday Night RAW 11/18/96)

#125 - El Dandy & Silver King & Lizmark vs Negro Casas & El Felino & El Satanico (CMLL 06/28/96)

#126 - Steve Austin vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Buried Alive 10/20/96)

#127 - Jushin Liger vs El Samurai (NJPW 06/11/96)

#128 - Genichiro Tenryu vs Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#129 - Jushin Liger & El Samurai & Gran Hamada vs Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto & Taka Michinoku (NJPW 04/05/96)

#130 - Undertaker vs Mankind (WWF Buried Alive 10/20/96)

#131 - Shawn Michaels vs Marty Jannetty (WWF Monday Night RAW 07/01/96)

#132 - Dean Malenko vs Steven Regal (WCW Monday Nitro 08/19/96)

#133 - Steve Austin vs Savio Vega (WWF Beware of Dog 05/28/96)

#134 - Rey Misterio Jr vs Juventud Guerrera (AAA 01/31/96)

#135 - Wild Pegasus vs Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 03/20/96)

#136 - Chris Jericho vs Pit Bull #2 (ECW Hardcore Heaven 06/22/96)

#137 - Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 01/04/96)

#138 - Shawn Michaels vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF Beware of Dog 05/26/96)

#139 - El Dandy & Atlantis & Hector Garza vs Apolo Dantes & Dr Wagner Jr & El Felino (CMLL June 1996)

#140 - Ric Flair vs The Giant (WCW Monday Nitro 03/25/96)

#141 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Dick Murdoch (PWFG 05/23/96)

#142 - Keiji Muto & Rick Steiner vs Manabu Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima (NJPW 10/25/96)

#143 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW SuperBrawl VI 02/11/96)

#144 - Mitsuhiro Matsunaga & W*ING Kanemura & Hido vs Masato Tanaka & Ricky Fuji & Tetsuhiro Kuroda (FMW 02/23/96)

#145 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW Battle Formation 04/29/96)

#146 - Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota (FMW 01/10/96)

#147 - Rob Van Dam vs Doug Furnas (ECW Natural Born Killaz 08/24/96)

#148 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/04/96)

#149 - Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong (AJW 10/06/96)

#150 - Shawn Michaels vs Steve Austin (WWF Monday Night RAW 10/14/96)

#151 - Steven Regal vs Fit Finlay (WCW Saturday Night 04/27/96)

#152 - Shane Douglas vs Mikey Whipwreck (ECW 10/18/96)

#153 - Atlantis & Lizmark & El Hijo del Santo vs El Felino & Bestia Salvaje & El Satanico (CMLL 40th Anniversary Show 04/19/96)

#154 - Jushin Liger vs Black Tiger (NJPW 02/03/96)

#155 - Shawn Michaels vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWF Monday Night RAW 05/13/96)

#156 - Road Warriors vs Rick & Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 03/11/96)

#157 - Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis vs Volador & El Mexicano (AAA 01/12/96)

#158 - Jushin Liger vs Dean Malenko (WCW Monday Nitro 05/06/96)

#159 - Shawn Michaels vs Leif Cassidy (WWF Monday Night RAW 03/25/96)

#160 - Dean Malenko vs Disco Inferno (WCW Bash at the Beach 07/07/96)

#161 - Ric Flair vs Randy Savage (WCW Monday Nitro 02/19/96)

#162 - Sting vs Scott Steiner (WCW Monday Nitro 05/27/96)

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