When TNA started, they actually used a 4 sided ring then went to the 6 sided ring then back to the 4.
I agree with Jay on WM 7 though Rockers vs. Haku and Barbarian is pretty good as well. Savage was able to get one good match at least out of Warrior. The Summerslam 92 match wasn't as good. Rick Rude also had good matches with Warrior.
Great post and I'm looking forward to the next one also.
WM 5, I'd have to say The Rockers vs. The Twin Towers was the best match, followed by Hogan/Savage and Perfect/Owen. I agree with you about Trump Plaza being a huge mistake, but it's Donald Trump and I guess even Vince couldn't say no to him.
WM 7, I honestly thought Warrior & Savage stole the show. Now Warrior/Hogan was a classic a year prior, and the moment defined both men as far as where they stand in WWE/F history. But I think the WM 7 match was Warrior's greatest display. Again, he lacks wrestling ability, everyone knows that, but given the right people...he could really shine. Hogan and Savage both did that, but I thought Savage made him look just a tad more credible. It's a shame things went downhill after that because he was later fired at the next PPV (SummerSlam) and came back almost a year later and just never recaptured that steam.
Overall, great post. Look forward to the next one.
I personally don't understand it, people come on here and say we should never get to see another Benoit match, but why? think about it, i turn the TV on every day and see documentaries and such like going on and on about the likes of Ted Bundy, Fred West or Gasey. Now in no way was Chris Benoit anything like these guys; they where pure evil; who planned murders throughout their lives. As terrible as it was; what he did to his family, he was not an evil man, he was a man who was considered to be kind and warm throughout his life and merely lost his mind at the end; through steroid abuse and pressure. I also find it tragic how a man could have been this badly traumatized because of the pressures of the wrestling business and at the same time VKM and the rest just ignored the signs; which must have been obvious, but hey what do human beings matter when there is money to be made. VKM still severely overworks his wrestlers and demands way to much of them and at the same time puts pressure on wrestlers to be bigger than their natural size, but then pretends to be all honorable with drug testing; yet it was blatantly obvious that exceptions are made for stars like Batista and John Cena(laughably still claims he takes no steroids). It is obvious VKM feels no responsibility for the Benoit indecent; if he did, then he would stop treating wrestlers like slaves(well paid slaves). I don't understand how WWE is still successful, politics are a part of every business, but in WWE it's insane; the crap that goes on is just ludicrous and they all act like selfish spoiled children; does VKM not know that HHH was just a slimy brown noser who butt kissed the very clique who held him to ransom at one point; then proceeded to let him marry his daughter after receiving HHH's huge nose up his behind.
@therockiswwf: actually he did NOT murder anyone, he killed them... there is a subtle but important difference... to murder it must be premeditated and you must be in control of your faculties... he was not.
(Note: I know he went crazy and it wasn't his fault)
Because once you murder someone, it is kind of hard to seperate the murder from the person. I have not seen a match of his since I found out, I just can't do it. The WWE would never recover from honoring a murderer. You can't just go oh, he had great matches so, lets forget the fact that he killed two people. This is where the IWC biggest fault is, that any good wrestler is like a god to you guys. You guys wouldn't be saying this if he wasn't as good in the ring as he was. Yeah he did go 20+ years, but he is a murderer. He was great in the ring, murderer. You may have watched the man on tv, murderer. He murdered his family so of course its not right.
You can't seperate person from murderer, you just can't. If the WWE puts him into the HOF then fans would be turned away, sponsers, TV stations, they would get destroyed by the media, basically they would murder themself.
PS- If he murdered one of your family members, would you still like the "man" who was on tv? OF COURSE NOT.
A final point I will make on this is I don't understand how ppl can't seperate chris benoit the person to chris benoit the wrestler. As I've said before I've never agreed nor felt what he did to his family and himself was right, it was a complete shock when I found out. But the difference in all this is that I never knew chris benoit the person outside of the ring, never was interested what he did outside of the ring, his life was his and it was and isn't none of my business.
However Chris benoit the wrestler was the man I watched on smackdown and Raw, PPV's and watched his matches. That's the man I watched and respected and still do to this day. That's the difference for me, I'm able to seperate who he was because I never knew chris benoit as a person living every day life. Everyone is intitled to their opinion or view of the man and if anyone ever asked me if I wanted to be a wrestler and who were my heroes growing up, I'd say 'Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit'
Now if they said, 'what you want to be like a man who killed his wife and son' I'd reply simply with 'No I don't want to be like him, I want to be like chris benoit the wrestler because I'd get in that ring and kick your ass and I wanted to, I kick your ass a 2nd time because I can'
Benoit in the ring was all busness, seriously a freaking machine that kicked the crap outta you win or lose no matter how big or strong his opponent was, a quote from good ol' JR always sticks out in my mind when I think of Benoit and his work ethic, 'I wouldn't even cross Benoit with a chainsaw'
I'm not ashamed to say that Chris Benoit the wrestler is still one of my wrestling heroes, I still watch his matches and have the Hard Knocks DVD and I'm not ashamed of that. I still respect the man and all he did for wrestling in the 20+ years he was in the business. Even tho chris benoit the wrestler wont make the WWE hall of fame even tho for all he contributed to wrestling that he should, it's his actions as Benoit the person that stop that from ever happening. And that in the end is a damn shame, it's sad and tragic its happened but nothing will ever change that now.
Vince mcmahon may say no to puttin benoit there but the question I can't help wonder if Eric Bishoff were in charge would have he done something so gutsy/carrer suicide? After all to Bishoff controversy creates cash
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