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Use this thread to post recommendations for the yearbook.

 

I don't want to put requirements on making recommendations necessarily, but I will kindly ask a favor -- if you recommend something, if you could, maybe just include a brief reason that you're recommending it. It doesn't have to be elaborate, but just something for us to see why it should go on.

 

If you make recommendations that pique my curiosity, I will do my part to ask more follow-up questions to make sure I have a good understanding of why it was recommended.

 

In addition, I will use this thread to list matches I come across when looking through various lists that look interesting on paper to ask if anyone has seen them.

 

Thanks!

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1-8-01 Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle WWF

Title match on Raw.

 

1-21-01 Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho WWF

Probably the best one on one ladder match the WWF has ever done.

 

5-19-01 Jay Briscoe vs. Marc Briscoe CZW

How they didn't kill each other or themselves at that young of age doing that kind of match has also been beyond me. I halfway expected one of them to start crying just like a junior or senior boy might do after being dumped on top of their head.

 

Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin & Triple H (WWF Tag Team Titles, RAW 05/21/01)

My favorite WWF tag match. The heat is ungodly, the workers bust their asses and quad in this match, and the entire atmosphere is reminiscent of an out of control ECW tag team match, which is a good thing.

 

5-31-01 Chris Benoit vs. Steve Austin WWF

Benoit and Austin were the two top WWF workers so far of 2001.

 

6-24-01 Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon WWF

Painful suplexes through glass...

 

9-22-01 Scoot Andrews vs. American Dragon vs. Low-Ki vs. Daniels ECWA

Super long super four way.

 

2-24-01 Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki ECWA

7-21-01 Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki ECWA

10-27-01 Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki APW (King of the Indies Finals)

What was the consensus on these two workers back in 2001? I'm guessing awesome because they were working like Benoit vs. Smith from Stampede, i.e great.

 

Never seen:

6-27-01 Nick Dinsmore vs. The Machine OVW (Career vs. Mask)

10-13-01 Steve Corino vs. Shinya Hashimoto NWA (NWA World Title)

11-30-01 Low Ki vs. Eddie Guerrero ICW

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2-24-01 Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki ECWA

7-21-01 Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki ECWA

10-27-01 Bryan Danielson vs. Low Ki APW (King of the Indies Finals)

What was the consensus on these two workers back in 2001? I'm guessing awesome because they were working like Benoit vs. Smith from Stampede, i.e great.

 

They were definitely being pimped heavily by the DVDVR guys. Initially after the ECWA Super 8 match, Lo Ki was seen as being the best but by the Ricky Steamboat ref match it was clear how much that Dragon had improved.

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"Some Things I Haven't Seen But Cannot Doubt It Being Awesome":

2/17/01 CM Punk vs. Chris Hero IWA-MS

8/11/01 Too Cold Scorpio, Suicide Kid, Colt Cabana, & Ian Rotten vs. CM Punk, Chris Hero, Ace Steel, & Danny Dominion - 8 Man Elimination Match IWA-MS

9/1/01 CM Punk vs. Colt Cabana - 2-of-3 Falls Match w/ Suicide Kid as Special Referee IWA-MS

10/6/01 CM Punk vs. Chris Hero IWA-MS

 

 

What's the over/under for death matches being on these sets? There were some excellent ones from IWA-MS.

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This set is going to be very interesting because I think 2001 more than any other year has stuff that was mind blowing at the time, but does not hold up at all on repeat viewings. Mark/Jay from BOTB immediately comes to mind, that match was mind blowiing at the time and while still amazing that it is essentially two kids having that match, it does not hold up. For the yearbook project though it is not all about workrate so it deserves an inclusion, but those matches should be held to a minimum and more matches like Dixie/Homicide from JAPW that actually improve over time should be included too.

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What XWF needs to go on?

I would think Hogan vs Curt Hennig w/ Bobby Hennan as Manager might go on. Maybe Kid Kash vs AJ Styles? Did Lawler vs Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger ever air?

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WWF MSG NY 1/27/2001 Chris Benoit/Haku/Rikishi/HHH vs. Kane/Undertaker/Rock/SCSA

WWF PHILADELPHIA, PA 1/28/2001 Chris Benoit/HHH vs. Rock/Steve Austin, Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle

WWF SYRACUSE NY 7/28/01 8 Man Tag Rhyno/Tazz/Mike Awesome/Rob Van Dam vs Tajiri/William Regal/Chris Jericho/Kane (Schneider Comp)

WWF NASSAU NY 8/11/01 WWF European Title Lance Storm vs Lord William

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Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs The Dudley Boyz vs The Hardy Boyz vs Edge & Christian (WWF Smackdown 5/24/01)

Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit (WWF RAW 6/11/01)

Mitsuharu Misawa vs Jun Akiyama (NOAH 7/27/01)

Kenta Kobashi & Akira Taue vs Vader & Jun Akiyama (NOAH 1/13/01)

Mitsuharu Misawa vs Yoshihiro Takayama (NOAH 4/15/01)

Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (NOAH 5/18/01)

Mark Briscoe vs Jay Briscoe (CZW 5/19/01 Best of the Best 1)

Suicide Kid, Tarek The Great & Colt Cabana vs CM Punk, BJ Whitmer & Chris Hero (IWA-MS 7/7/01 Extreme Heaven)

CM Punk vs Colt Cabana (IWA-MS 9/1/01 Barbed Wire, Bombs & Blood - 2 out of 3 Falls)

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How's this for 2001 All Japan? Does everything here need to go on? Is anything missing?

 

04/14/01 - Keiji Muto vs Toshiaki Kawada

06/08/01 - Masahito Kakihara & Mitsuya Nagai vs Yuji Nagata & Shinya Makabe

06/08/01 - Keiji Muto vs Genichiro Tenryu

06/08/01 - Toshiaki Kawada vs Hiroyoshi Tenzan

07/14/01 - Keiji Muto vs Steve Williams

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You can scrap that Kawada/Tenzan match, they had one in NJPW that was much better earlier in the year. Tenzan/Kojima vs. Doc/Hines from April wouldn't be a bad inclusion.

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1/8 Helms vs. Moore (Nitro - #1 Contenders Match for shot at Chavo Jr. at Sin)

1/14 Hayashi/Yang vs. Noble/Karagious (Sin)

1/14 Helms vs. Chavo Jr. (Sin)

2/14 Air Paris/AJ Styles vs. Jung Dragons (Thunder)

2/18 Helms vs. Moore vs. Noble vs. Karagious vs. Yang vs. Hayashi (Superbrawl)

2/18 Chavo Jr. vs. Rey Jr. (Superbrawl)

2/18 O'Haire/Palumbo vs. Jindrak/Stasiak (Superbrawl)

2/18 Kanyon vs. DDP (Superbrawl)

2/18 DDP vs. Jarrett (Superbrawl)

2/26 Booker/DDP/Cat vs. R. Steiner/Buff/Luger (Nitro)

 

Need to fill in the rest when I get some time to look up dates

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WOW - Beckie the Farmer's Daughter vs The Disciplinarian I rated this *** and know you guys always like some different stuff. I'd totally recommend this as it was rather fun. Not like WOW has a chance to get on the set otherwise.

 

WOW - Randi Rah Rah vs Lana Star Not as good, but it was a fun revenge match with Randi after Lana for putting her eye in a eye patch.

 

WOW - Jungle Grrrl vs Jane Blond Lots of good highflying here from Jungle Grrrl. WOW Unleashed PPV - Becki the Farmer's Daughter vs Jungle Grrrl I remember enjoying this one as both are decent flyers and Jungle Grrrl did a really cool splash off super high ladder.

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My one request is the pre-match hype video set to Limp Bizkit's "My Way" HAS to be included before the Wrestlemania X-7 match between Stone Cold and The Rock. Say what you will about the band, they were certainly a fad of the times. But this video still gives me chills....when they start throwing fists right as the drum kicks in to the chorus...so great.

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Was the video set to Creed's "Higher" in 2001, too? I remember that being fairly awesome as well.

 

In retrospect, WWE did a lot of great videos to shitty bands.

Yeah. This is one of the best, it's 2002 though.

 

 

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I'm hoping for lots of Red, S.A.T. , Briscoes. Some good Indy stuff.

 

Briscoe Brothers & Ric Blade vs. SAT- CZW 5/12/01

Hit Squad vs. Insane Dragon & Dixie (TLC Match)- JAPW 7/7/01

Red vs. Jose Maximo vs. Joel Maximo- ECWA 10/12/01

Low Ki vs. Red- UCW 9/14/01

Low Ki & American Dragon vs. SAT (2/3 Falls)- ECWA 12/1/01

Xavier vs. Low Ki (Ladder Match)- UCW 6/30/01

Styles vs. Christopher Daniels (NWA 53rd Anniversary)- 10/13/01

Ian Rotten vs. Necro Butcher - Flaming Tables Match - IWA-MS 6/2/01

The S.A.T. (Red, Joel & Jose Maximo) vs. Divine Storm & Brian XL - CZW 6/8/01

Red vs. Lightning Mike Quackenbush - JCW 6/23/01

 

Found most of these on RF&SMV Best of 2001 comps.

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I'm hoping for lots of Red, S.A.T. , Briscoes. Some good Indy stuff.

 

Briscoe Brothers & Ric Blade vs. SAT- CZW 5/12/01

Hit Squad vs. Insane Dragon & Dixie (TLC Match)- JAPW 7/7/01

Red vs. Jose Maximo vs. Joel Maximo- ECWA 10/12/01

Low Ki vs. Red- UCW 9/14/01

Low Ki & American Dragon vs. SAT (2/3 Falls)- ECWA 12/1/01

Xavier vs. Low Ki (Ladder Match)- UCW 6/30/01

Styles vs. Christopher Daniels (NWA 53rd Anniversary)- 10/13/01

Ian Rotten vs. Necro Butcher - Flaming Tables Match - IWA-MS 6/2/01

The S.A.T. (Red, Joel & Jose Maximo) vs. Divine Storm & Brian XL - CZW 6/8/01

Red vs. Lightning Mike Quackenbush - JCW 6/23/01

 

Found most of these on RF&SMV Best of 2001 comps.

I still have on VHS comps that a guy on DVDVR (Wes, I believe) did of the northeast indy scene. There's like 8 of them, 8 hours each, covering up to... maybe 2003?

 

The one I'd add for sure to that list is Low Ki v. Christopher Daniels, ECWA, 11/3/01. Terrific match. Red and Low Ki also had a good one for UCW on 8/25/01.

 

That CZW six-man is a must, if only because it was one of the most pimped matches at the time and really made the reps of all six guys. I sort of cringe as to how well that one probably holds up.

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