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Finally another 50s match and Pedro's first MSG title defense. 

Dallas Wrestling 08/26/1952 – The Fighting Fifties

Mexican legend Rito Romero battles Danny Savich in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match from the famed Sportatorium in Dallas, TX.

WWWF @ MSG 03/15/1971 – The Pride of Puerto Rico

The beloved Pedro Morales defends championship gold against WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan as their rivalry reaches a fever pitch.

WWE 08/28/1987 – Demolishing the Competition

WWE Hall of Famers unite when Tito Santana teams with the legendary Mil Mascaras to take on the tough tandem of Demolition.

Nitro 09/23/1996 – Lucha Legend

Rey Mysterio puts his WCW Cruiserweight Championship on the line against fellow luchador Super Calo in this rarely seen match from Nitro.

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The Mysterio vs Super Calo match was a fun '96 TV match. I am guessing it was originally meant to air on Main Event since Mysterio takes a sunset flip bomb to the floor and there are slo-motion replays, but it ended up being scrapped when

 

Spoiler

Super Calo broke his arm during the finishing stretch and can't catch Rey on the rana attempt at all.

 

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They put up a new Collection on HHH/Taker featuring every singles match between them ever - pretty cool considering their rivalry is usually limited to Mania. Including in the collection are new hidden gems of HHH/Taker from Kuwait Cup 96, HHH/Taker from Feb 97 Shotgun Saturday Night, and HHH/Taker from Friday Night Main Event Sept 97

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1 hour ago, Cornette's racket said:

I'm just watching the HHH vs undertaker from the Kuwait cup and it the referee the long time timekeeper/beer can chucker mark yeaton ?

Yeah, he was the referee on a lot of international tours. You can tell him by the moustache.

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Tomorrow's hidden gems

Carlos Colon vs. Johnny Rodz (WWWF @ MSG, 8/1/77)

Latin Fury (Konnan) vs. Art Barr (WWE, 1/8/92)

Super Loco vs. El Hijo del Santo (Super Astros, 11/22/98)

Eddie Guerrero vs. Nova (OVW, 11/20/2002)

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Three of the four are out there already, but not exactly easy to just find on Youtube on a stable channel, at least. But an early Konnan dark match tryout against Art Barr of all people? Yes, please!

Edit: Graham has Barr working the Juicer gimmick, which I believe is how PWI reported it at the time as well. That may be an interesting visual in a WWF ring.

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Also, I knew it happened,  but it always boggles my mind when I'm reminded Hijo del Santo techincially worked for the WWF. 

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I was at the Raw the night before. Santo and Casas worked Taka and Aguila. I still think it’s crazy that I saw Santo and Casas live.

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1 hour ago, PeteF3 said:

Three of the four are out there already, but not exactly easy to just find on Youtube on a stable channel, at least. But an early Konnan dark match tryout against Art Barr of all people? Yes, please!

Edit: Graham has Barr working the Juicer gimmick, which I believe is how PWI reported it at the time as well. That may be an interesting visual in a WWF ring.

Colon vs. Rodz is out there?

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On 10/10/2018 at 6:46 PM, sek69 said:

Also, I knew it happened,  but it always boggles my mind when I'm reminded Hijo del Santo techincially worked for the WWF. 

They thought he could be a big star if he'd take off the mask.

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For people who think I am entirely cold and analytic with this stuff, I fully admit having an ear to ear grin upon my face watching the crowd's reaction to Roop nailing Wrestling II with the cane for the transition.

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Maaaan that Wrestling 2/Roop match rocked. Wrestling 1 sitting with the cast and crutches at ringside, the crowd standing and blocking the camera so you can’t see what’s happening post-match, awesome stuff.

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2 hours ago, Matt D said:

So that Jake vs Sawyer match might be my favorite Jake performance ever. 

I just came here to say this same thing. He was MEAN here, and little things like him casually leaning against the ropes while Sawyer is rolling around in pain on the ground added so much. 

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I'm comfortable putting Jake vs. Sawyer in the ****-****1/2 range. Sawyer is really good too, but this is a Jake masterpiece. He has all of those "little things" psychology-wise that everyone likes to talk about, but he also adds some pure viciousness and even some high-end offense to his demolition of Brett Wayne. The added drama from Ole, II, and Buzz all on the outside is great as well.

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