cactus Posted March 6, 2019 Report Share Posted March 6, 2019 Steamboat is more cocky than the last (televised) encounter. He slaps Flair twice in the opening feeling out process. They still get a loud gasp from the crowd after Steamboat nearly gets pinfall from a headlock. Crazy. Flair takes apart Steamboat leg throughout the three falls and Steamboat's selling of his injured leg is top-tier stuff. They do a neat callback to their Chi-Town match when Steamboat catches Flair on the apron with a chop after Flair attempts to rush up the top rope after being whipped over the turnbuckle. After claiming the first pinfall, Flair dominates the second fall for over 15 minutes and it never gets boring. Steamboat makes Flair submit, and the final fall is all about seeing if Steamboat can hang in for the remaining time limit and retain his title. It feels like heresy to not give this the perfect score, but I feel that the action in the Chi-Town Rumble match was much more compact and this match didn't need to go as long as it did. It's still Flair vs Steamboat, so it's still well worth your time. ★★★★¼ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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