There have been a lot of memorable wrestling match ups, that are etched into the most loyal of wrestling fans. One such match was, a few of those matches took place in September of 2006. The opening match was between Bobby Valentino and Justin Dredd. That was the main event of the evening, and fans had been anticipating it for a while. There was a lot of verbal jabs in the media, leading up this highly anticipated event. So the energy pitch on this night was at an all time high, when match time began. The match lasted twenty minutes. However before the match concluded, the referee stepped in, when he was alerted to some rule infraction. It was determined that Valentino’s foot was on the rope, and so the referee declared a mismatch, and restarted the match. A few minutes into the restarted match, Bobby Valentino came out strong and ready to fight. Bobby Valentino hit Justin Dredd with a very powerful move, the ‘Gay Bar Scissor’ move. The move was executed with extreme sheer brute force. The moved ended in a unforgettable victory for Bobby Valentino, and left the fans clapping and stomping their feet want more action.
January 31st, 2012
Of the hundreds of wrestling matches put on every year, many are great, and some are even memorable, but few are good enough to be remembered decades later. Here’s a look at some wrestling match-ups that have made history. Every wrestling fan owes it to himself to watch these feuds at least once.
Many believe that NWA’s feud between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat in the 1980s produced the greatest matches American wrestling has ever seen. The only disagreement is which of their matches was better — the epic 54-minute two-out-of-three-falls match at Clash of the Champions in April 1989, or their title match a month later at the Music City Showdown. From their first meetings in the late 1970s, Flair and Steamboat brought the best out of each other in and out of the ring. Fans loved the humble, determined Steamboat just as much as they loathed the arrogant loudmouth Flair,
Bret Hart was involved in many memorable feuds in his career, including with Steve Austin, the British Bulldog, and his cousin Owen Hart, but his greatest feud was probably with Shawn Michaels in the 1990s WWF. The Hart/HBK feud was nasty business, driven by a genuine hatred between the men behind the scenes, but the bad blood only pushed them to produce awesome matches, like their iron man match at Wrestlemania XIII in 1996. The feud ended explosively with the infamous Montreal Screwjob in 1997, a moment that has been imitated and referenced countless times in later years.
Other historically important match-ups worth a look include:
Undertaker vs. Mankind, WWF, 1990s — immortalized by Mick Foley’s Hell in a Cell plunge
Flair vs. Sting — one of wrestling’s longest-running feuds, spanning over 30 years and three promotions
Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven, ECW, 1990s — brutal battles between the seemingly unstoppable Dreamer and Raven’s Flock
Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon, WWF, 1990s — the birth of WWF’s “Attitude Era”
January 17th, 2012