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[1990-11-10-NWA-Pro] Arn Anderson vs Terry Taylor

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I LOVE the theme music Arn was using at this point. I don't think I've mentioned that before. Pretty stiff match with Arn gnawing away at Taylor's arm. The tone is established right away when Taylor slaps Arn after he gets a little talkative during a rope break. Taylor does a few things that bug me (why do a cool move like the jawbreaker twice?), but gives an inspired performance overall. This ends with a slugfest to set up a rematch. Very intense and hard-fought. The kind of 10-minute WCW TV title match I really miss.

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This was stiff, not in terms of hard strikes but stiff matwork, that really felt like two guys struggling for control instead of rote sequences. A promising teaser that has me looking forward to the rematch(es).

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THis late into the year it seems weird seeing the NWA graphic pop up when they go to a break.

 

Very good action and a really fun tv match. It reminded me of the type of matches you get on the best WWE Main Event episodes. Arn stayed focused on the arm and Terry had some good counters. Wont make my top 100 but a real fun match to just sit down and watch some wrestling to.

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TV title match. Don’t think we have seen that title since early in year. Arn finds his target in the left arm. Taylor does the same atomic drop/back suplex combo as Taue. Quick time limit draw. It's physical but neither guy looked to really be in danger of losing.

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The show Tony referenced was on November 30. It was actually a singles match: Simmons with Reed in his corner vs. Flair. Arn was either a no-show or wasn't booked in the first place. Simmons won the match with what I'm assuming was a clean pinfall.

 

This match was a neat little lost gem. Taylor showed that he could still work after all that time as the Red Rooster, and he got the crowd behind him pretty loudly too, with nary a cock-a-doodle-doo in evidence. Arn showed that he could still be nasty as a single too with his relentless arm work, which was countered by Taylor's aggression. This felt like a 1985 TBS match, and I mean that as a compliment. This good match definitely deserves a rematch (or two), and the slugfest that was still going at the bell ensures that we'll get one.

 

Tony's still right on top of his history, acknowledging not only Terry's long ago reign as National champion (a title which most newer WCW fans probably never knew existed), but also his UWF tag team title reign with Chris Adams (although the UWF was never mentioned by name). We haven't gotten to hear a lot of Tony, since most of our WCW matches have come from either TBS or pay-per-view, but what's here has been terrific. He may have wanted to stay with Vince for financial reasons, but he's really best suited calling WCW product.

 

Can't wait for the rematches!

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I really liked the pace they cut here - a lot of the 10 minute TV title matches can be quite slow, giving away the time limit finish, but this was all action, and I wasn't thinking about the time limit until they started calling out times.

 

Also, the gourdbuster!

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This is one of my absolute favorite style of matches, the TV title match. This was a good stiff match, just about a perfect match for TV. Arn and Terry Taylor had a series of matches in a row, and I'm seeing now that the other ones are on here. Awesome, this is right up my alley.

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I was kind of annoyed around this time of year with how Arn's music changed so much between shows. Good match though, Arn really excelled in the 10 minute TV match format.

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