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I was reading Loss's list of 100 matches and he mentioned the 6-5-89 Footloose vs. Can-Ams match and how great it was. Well, for what may be one of the top 3 best tag matches of the 80s, it wasn't even the best match on the card. That honor would go to the Jumbo-Tenryu match. So, in your opinion, what cards can you think of that had 2 legitimate super MOTYs on it.

 

Personally, I don't know of any combo that surpasses the 6-5-89 duo. Other shows that may be mentioned include...

 

5-22-84

Ric Flair vs. Harley Race

Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Kerry Von Erich

 

WM X

Owen vs. Bret

HBK vs. Razor Ramon ladder match

 

Honestly, I don't think either of these would fit the bill but others may disagree.

 

I am sure I am missing a few Joshi cards as well.

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I'd say this is tops without reservation...

 

AJPW 7/29/93 @ Budokan Hall:

 

Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

 

Honorable mention:

 

AJW 8/22/85 @ Budokan Hall:

 

Devil Masami vs. Chigusa Nagayo

Jaguar Yokota vs. Lioness Asuka

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J-Cup

 

 

Lyger vs Sasuke

 

 

Benoit vs Sasuke

 

 

 

2 matches which I love. Lyger vs Sasuke is one of the most rewatchable, adrenaline filled, want to see enderdog win matches ever.

 

 

Benoit vs Sasuke is the epic feeling contest needed to finish off the night. Sasake's journey in this tournament is impossible not to get behind and makes the night and match feel so special.

 

 

 

 

I will also give credit to 6/5/89 as that night had the excellent tag bout and one of the best matches of all time in Jumbo vs Tenyru.

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Guest teke184

The Rock vs. Steve Austin

Hardyz vs. Dudleyz vs. Edge and Christian in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match

 

Wrestlemania X-7

 

 

Eddy Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle

Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H

 

Wrestlemania 20

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Guest SweetMama Scaat

1989 Great American Bash

 

Funk/Flair

War Games

 

There were some other excellent matches on that card as well.

 

Summerslam 1992: The Summerslam you thought youd never see!

 

Savage/Warrior

Bret Hart/British Bulldog

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Guest teke184

1989 Great American Bash

 

Funk/Flair

War Games

 

There were some other excellent matches on that card as well.

 

Summerslam 1992: The Summerslam you thought youd never see!

 

Savage/Warrior

Bret Hart/British Bulldog

Bash 89 also had Steiners vs. Varsity Club in a Texas Tornado match and Sting vs. Muta for the TV title.

 

 

Steiners vs. Varsity Club hasn't stood up as well as the other three matches but it was pretty unusual in the pre-ECW days.

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Guest Cuban_Linx

Ozaki/Kansai vs Yamada/Toyota and Kyoko Inoue vs Akira Hokuto from AJW Dream Rush would have to be up there among great 1-2 punches from a single show.

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Guest DylanWaco

Spring Stampede 94 had one of the best WCW heavyweight matches of the 90's in Steamboat v. Flair and one of the best WCW tag matches of the 90's in Payne/Jack v. The Nastys. It also had one of the best "big man v. big man" matches ever with Traylor v. Vader.

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Guest Benjie

AJPW 7/29/93 @ Budokan Hall:

 

Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

 

Yeah that is the best with the New Japan J-Cup being my second favourite with Benoit vs. Sasuke and Liger vs. Sasuke. Two different matches, but two brilliant matches as well. Misawa vs. Kawada, 7/93 is my second favourite in their series and Kobashi vs. Hansen is just too good. Its a match where I use the phrase "If you don't like this, you don't like wrestling"

 

As far as WWE stuff, Fully Loaded 2000 with Rock vs. Benoit and Hunter vs. Jericho comes to mind. So does the Rumble in 2001 with Benoit vs. Jericho and the Rumble match itself.

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I agree with wildpegasus and say Sasuke/Benoit and Liger/Benoit is the best.

 

WM X is close though with Bret/Owen and the ladder match.

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Some others that may not be "great" but still worth mentioning:

 

Starrcade 83:

- Piper-Valentine Dog Collar Match

- Flair-Race Cage

 

WrestleMania X8

- Rock-Hogan

- HHH-Jericho

 

On both cards, the two matches were both solid, if unspectacular.

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