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[1987-04-11-NWA-Crockett Cup '87] Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff vs Lex Luger & Tully Blanchard

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Superpowers (Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff) vs Horsemen (Lex Luger & Tully Blanchard) Crockett Cup 1987 Finals

Does this match exist in full? It is JIP at the ten minute mark and we only get to see the heat segment and the finish. But what a heat segment it is. The next time someone (*cough* Meltzer *cough*) says Lex Luger cant work I am going to tell them to watch this and then tweet me in the eye and say they he cant work because brutha Lex Luger can fucking work. Nikita was wrestling with neck brace. He sickles Tully over the top rope. On the outside, JJ rips the neck brace off and Luger goes to town. Elbows to the neck and driving the neck into the railing and the top rope. He steps on the throat. There is a bandage left around the neck that Luger uses to choke Nikita. He is urgent. Diving for pinfalls and cutting Nikita off from Dusty. This is really the Lex Luger show as he is just dominating this heat segment and showing get urgency, passion and drive. I would be remiss not to mention how good Nikita is at selling all this. We get a shoe shot from JJ on the outside. The heat segment ends when Nikit catches Tully coming off the turnbuckles. Here comes The American Dream with Bionic Elbows for everyone including JJ! Melee ensues. Dusty throws The Total Package into the post, Blanchard hits JJ with the shoe, however Blanchard is going to try to break Nikita’s neck with a piledriver but Dusty comes off the top with a  cross body. I cant really rate this match since I only watched half the match, but this is really great. I could see if we had the whole thing that is a contender for one of the best tag team matches of the 80s because of how damn good the heat segment was and we get a clean, feel-good finish. As is, this is totally worth it to watch Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff work a clinic of a heat segment and for the raucous, feel good finish!   

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