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[1996-04-20-ECW-Hostile City Showdown] Sabu vs Rob Van Dam


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It's Sabu and RVD doing very Sabu and RVD things. Significant because it was this feud that put Van Dam on the map and I'm pretty sure this was the first match in the series. But yeah, quite the spotfest. If you like these guys, you'll want to see this, if you haven't already.

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Well, this was the main event of the first ECW TV show I taped off SportsChannel Ohio, and 1996 Pete thought it was the coolest thing he'd ever seen in wrestling. Now, it's sloppy as all hell with a few cool spots and Van Dam being Van Dam, without having established himself as a star yet. I'll never be able to truly dislike this but yeah, it definitely hasn't aged well. It is impressive how much heat they were able to get just for RVD blowing off a handshake.

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No attachment for me so this was pretty shitty. I know Styles is just putting over the talent and promotion but him yammering on about this being an all timer feels like a get a grip moment in 2015. I know in the context, it was seen highly but I cant escape that vaccumm watching it now. Anyway, most of the coolness that Sabu had in the Mikey match is erased here as it felt like two guys having fun showing off spots to each other. **

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