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[1994-02-05-ECW-The Night The Line Was Crossed] Shane Douglas vs Terry Funk vs Sabu

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yet very important match in ECW history.

I get why this one became famous but the Douglas vs Funk 45 min draw from just a few weeks earlier blew it out of the water I always thought. I like both of the Funk vs Sabu vs Douglas 3 way rematches better then the original too. Actually, their 2nd is my fav ECW match ever.

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I hated this match and the 45 minute match equally. The other one was left on the cutting room floor and I was kind enough to the people who bought the set to only include the last few minutes for historical purposes.

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I thought this was a very fun match. Totally loony but chaotic and organic. The 45 minutes match is better indeed.

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Watching the Timeline ECW 1994 shoot w Shane Douglas, hilarious quote from him regarding the 3 way "it just felt like a crap match to me".

 

Does say he got why ppl loved it after re-watching it on tape later on however. Also said most of it was called in ring and credits Funk for leading a lot of it.

 

Re Funk/Douglas it's been too long since I last watched it to go into much detail but yeah I def recall thinking it was really great the last time I saw it.

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I have never seen this match at all. Really only thing I took from this was the crowd seemed pretty quiet for a match going 60 minutes. I was surprised it wasn't included on the ECW set so I guess it is not thought of too highly to watch in full. It looks to be a extra on the new ECW blu ray coming out so maybe I will be brave and watch it in full.

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I think he's the only one, but John McAdam gave it ***** on his old tape list and called it one of the ten best matches of the 90s. He also said many people called it the greatest of all time and he wouldn't go quite that far. So I don't know if that means there were people who loved it at the time or what.

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My God, that was agonizing. That was fucking absolutely brutal. And I saw only the last several minutes. Jesus, that was bad. History sucks sometimes and it did for this.

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Yeah this was brutally bad and really shows that it was called completely on the fly and they didn't have much of a plan beyond were going 60. I also thought the crowd was really dead and at the end it felt like one of those pity appluauses given at your child's community play production.

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Watched the whole match earlier today and It was as awful as people say. I did like how the rules were that the first 15 minutes were Shane/Sabu and then Funk came in. I don't remember any other Three way Dance matches like that. After about 30 minutes, the match got awful. Sabu botching his springboard moonsalt multiple times, Joey not even knowing what was going on towards the end.

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I think I've only ever watched it once and it didn't live up to years of hype as the greatest thing ever. Not bad though, just not amazing.

 

The post match interview with Douglas and Funk was EXCELLENT though. When Terry slapped Shane, fuck knows how he didn't go down like a sack for real...

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I think the whole thing about 3 people wrestling at once and going for an hour, with some of the first all threee guys doing a sleeper spot and then some violence that was new was why this match got and gets all teh love it still does..

 

Plus, like anything, it grows over the years as new people will hear and say "Oh, this is that great match..." but dont watch it as its an hour long.

 

The match isnt very good....but I get why it got and gets all the love it does...the innovation for the time and people piling on later..

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Holy Christ, this is embarrassing. Just fucking pathetic "brawling" and blown spots galore, even the spots that aren't that complicated. The referee has apparently been out cold for most of the match. Joey Styles sounds comatose, or like he's calling golf, and as awful as he's been I can't really blame him. Nobody is on the same page as anybody else. Funk suplexes Sherri just to class this segment up some more, then tries to put the spinning toe hold on her because he's apparently an idiot. Your hardcore hero, ladies and gentlemen. The video cuts out at one point and I have some hope, but my dreams are crushed as a few seconds later we're back. I couldn't be compelled to watch this in full if you paid me. A Worst Match of the Year candidate considering the talent involved. Styles suddenly wakes up and gushes about how we've just witnessed history and defies any other promotion on the planet to "sanction a match like that." Victor fucking Quinones isn't that sadistic, Joey. Styles' bloviating made Vince McMahon's slurping of Lex Luger sound restrained and understated.

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Yeah this was brutally bad and really shows that it was called completely on the fly and they didn't have much of a plan beyond were going 60. I also thought the crowd was really dead and at the end it felt like one of those pity appluauses given at your child's community play production.

 

I thought it sounded like the polite reaction Phil Mickelson would get for bogeying a par-5 on the 7th hole, but God, that's too perfect of a description. It was one of the most tepid "standing ovations" of all-time.

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A really weird match.

 

I thought it was booked cleverly with Funk not joining in until 15 mins and Sabu and Funk both getting a rest at different points throughout. I also quite liked the first 15 minutes of Sabu vs Shane with Ssbu going after Shane's arm injury.

 

Unfortunately it all just gradually fell apart. It just felt like they were filling an hour and at no time were any of the three actually trying to win. Probably part of the problem was any time they settled down into some holds, they got the ECW arena "boring " chants so if they were to avoid that they had to keep moving doing 'stuff', just none of them had the stamina or 'stuff' to fill an hour.

 

The lowest point was when the Rottens came out and Styles couldn't explain why the match was still continuing

 

For all Heyman gets credit for hiding weaknesses, I've never been seen any of this three more exposed.

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Wow this match was so long. I guess because they wanted a time limit draw, but this match would have been so much better at like half the length or even less. It just keeps feeling like it will never end.

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