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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #250 on: February 17, 2019, 02:48:27 PM »
Man, they sure got a lot of use out of "Crank It Up", didn't they? (wrt the post before mine)

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #251 on: March 11, 2019, 04:18:49 AM »
This may be the best place for this.

For some reason went down the rabbit hole of reading about Brian Adams/Crush on Wikipedia.

His final WWF match as Crush was a Shotgun match where all
Members of DOA took on a jobber team that included Marty Garner, Joey Abs and Steve Corino.
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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #252 on: March 11, 2019, 06:33:42 AM »
This may be the best place for this.

For some reason went down the rabbit hole of reading about Brian Adams/Crush on Wikipedia.

His final WWF match as Crush was a Shotgun match where all
Members of DOA took on a jobber team that included Marty Garner, Joey Abs and Steve Corino.

IIRC that was during the period where WWF had signed the Hardy Boys and were trying out other OMEGA talent (Garner, Abs). I believe Garner had a couple other on screen matches as well while Abs joined up with the Mean Street Posse later.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #253 on: March 29, 2019, 12:41:14 AM »
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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #254 on: March 29, 2019, 09:51:59 AM »

The infamous Tom Magee Vs Bret Hart match has been found!  :o :o :o

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #255 on: March 30, 2019, 02:49:03 AM »
Man, they sure got a lot of use out of "Crank It Up", didn't they? (wrt the post before mine)



This amused me as I believe Heath won the PWI rookie of the year award 4 or 5 years after this was taped.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #256 on: March 30, 2019, 04:04:06 AM »

Also Big Dave was claiming that WWE NEVER lost the match and has had it in their possession. Which if that was the case, why wasn't it on the Unreleased DVD a few years back or one of the gazillion Bret DVDs? They put that YouTube rip of the Andre match from Italy on one.

And apparently match was fully produced and has commentary from Gorilla and Bobby Heenan.

More things that make you say hmmm.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #257 on: March 30, 2019, 05:07:01 AM »
Apparently, speaking of the WM 9 discussion, Mr. Perfect wrestled Rocker-era Shawn Michaels in 1991 which I legit had no idea about. I've long known about other HBK matches e.g. his match against Savage, etc. but this is one of the few I had absolutely no idea existed.


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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #258 on: March 30, 2019, 07:08:34 AM »
Apparently, speaking of the WM 9 discussion, Mr. Perfect wrestled Rocker-era Shawn Michaels in 1991 which I legit had no idea about. I've long known about other HBK matches e.g. his match against Savage, etc. but this is one of the few I had absolutely no idea existed.


I saw this one on one of those WWF Coliseum Home video tapes rented from a Mom & Pop rental store in the early 90s. I think that's around the time I fell in love with Perfect's theme because I think it was still in between Summerslam 91 and Survivor Series 92.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #259 on: April 01, 2019, 10:03:12 AM »
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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #260 on: April 09, 2019, 05:01:21 AM »


Dustin Runnels in his Jesus loving gimmick against a pre-ECW Simon Diamond.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #261 on: May 27, 2019, 09:58:47 AM »

Doink The Clown (with Dink) Vs Brutus Beefcake from some indy circa December 1993

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #262 on: June 15, 2019, 08:15:41 PM »

I just watched a Col. Mustafa match on the Network from after Mania 8 for CXF, but still this timeline doesn't feel like it should work out.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #263 on: June 27, 2019, 08:27:14 AM »
This may not quite meet the criteria of this thread, but here's Earthquake pre-debut, doing a Yukon Lumberjack gimmick, managed by Slick.  Gotta love Roma making sure he kicked out at 3 1/4

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #264 on: June 28, 2019, 12:01:39 PM »

Mona (future Molly Holly) Vs Sherri Martel in a random ass No DQ match on a WCW Worldwide from March '00.

Had no idea Sherri Martel was still getting them WCW checks in 2000.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #265 on: June 28, 2019, 07:26:45 PM »

Mona (future Molly Holly) Vs Sherri Martel in a random ass No DQ match on a WCW Worldwide from March '00.

What's sad is that I remembered watching that.  When Mona was coming down I said to myself, "I think Sherri jumps her".

Had no idea Sherri Martel was still getting them WCW checks in 2000.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #266 on: September 21, 2019, 11:51:40 PM »

Suffice to say that this isn't quite as good as WrestleMania VII.

I'm chuckling at Warrior not even bothering to put his facepaint back on for this BS end of a 4 hour taping, send the fans home happy match.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #267 on: October 24, 2019, 08:26:29 AM »
Hell yeah.

I still wish we would've gotten the rumored Undertaker Vs Nailz ELECTRIC CHAIR Match

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #268 on: October 30, 2019, 12:27:05 PM »

Suffice to say that this isn't quite as good as WrestleMania VII.

I'm chuckling at Warrior not even bothering to put his facepaint back on for this BS end of a 4 hour taping, send the fans home happy match.

This may have been from the era where they cut back his paint to normalize him for the humans in the audience.  Given how late it is in his title run, that makes sense.   
He could also have said F it and just done the squash. 

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #269 on: November 15, 2019, 02:27:54 AM »

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #270 on: November 30, 2019, 06:18:28 AM »

This is the type of match this thread was built on. Even though they were active at same time, I never would have guessed Inoki wrestled fuggin Tracy Smothers!!!

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #271 on: November 30, 2019, 09:02:04 AM »
You could probably do a Six Degrees Of Tracy Smothers.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #272 on: December 16, 2019, 12:22:21 AM »

Wrestling promotions you didn't know existed. It's a post AWA Minnesota indy and opener is  Brad Rheingans and Masa Saito Vs Lightning Kid and Jerry Lynn  :o This show also features the debut of Road Warrior Hawk and Kensuke Sasake's tag team.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #273 on: January 05, 2020, 03:23:21 AM »
:o :o :o

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #274 on: January 05, 2020, 05:40:10 AM »
Already got the ankh.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #275 on: January 07, 2020, 08:41:57 AM »
Wrestling commentary teams you didn't know existed.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #276 on: January 07, 2020, 12:55:11 PM »
I saw Mr Perfect and Macho Man vs. Giant Gonzales and Mr. Hughes floating around on youtube. 

I should do shots for every bump the babyfaces take while trying to make things watchable.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #277 on: January 08, 2020, 03:34:04 AM »
Can a match that hasn't happened yet be included ITT?

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« Reply #278 on: January 31, 2020, 12:24:54 PM »

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #279 on: February 01, 2020, 07:50:37 AM »
Ok, so obviously Bret and Taker had several matches with each other, but I wasn't aware they had a singles match prior to Bret's main event run.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #280 on: February 09, 2020, 07:44:58 AM »
One to proactively seek out, sounds like Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin had a match on Main Event recently.  Think they still put these on Hulu and overseas in real time and hit the Network after a month, so I will probably look for this when available.
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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #281 on: February 09, 2020, 09:50:56 AM »
Ok, so obviously Bret and Taker had several matches with each other, but I wasn't aware they had a singles match prior to Bret's main event run.

I feel like anybody who has any of those taped NESN/MSG Network aired house shows (for the Boston/NY events) have a lot of good gems hidden in them.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #282 on: February 09, 2020, 11:12:09 AM »
One to proactively seek out, sounds like Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin had a match on Main Event recently.  Think they still put these on Hulu and overseas in real time and hit the Network after a month, so I will probably look for this when available.
They've had two that I've seen and they're some of the best 6-8 minute matches you'll see

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #283 on: February 27, 2020, 05:53:58 AM »

I either straight up forgot or didn't know Low Ki was in the wave of early '00s indy guys to appear on Jakked before TNA started.

Also had no idea Essa Rios stuck around until '01. His last WWF match was against Kanyon in August, which also probably qualifies for this thread.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #284 on: February 27, 2020, 05:57:00 AM »
Yeah, Low-Ki had a couple WWE matches during this period. I rememeber one vs Crash.

Essa Rios was a part of one of those WWF/WCW brawls early into the Invasion. That's how I remember he was in the company then.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #285 on: February 27, 2020, 06:36:55 AM »
11/12 year old me thought Essa Rios was going to be a huge deal when he debuted with Lita and won the Light Heavyweight Title in his first match. Then he had a few mini midcard feuds, dumped Lita, and it was strictly Jakked & Heat territory.

It was not my worst prediction for future star though tbh.

(and 11/12 year old me wouldn't realize until years later that Essa Rios had been on the roster for 3 years, in some shape or form, by the time he "debuted".

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #286 on: February 27, 2020, 06:38:56 AM »
It's cool. I thought Simon Diamond was the next big thing in 1999. They all can't be zingers.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #287 on: February 27, 2020, 06:44:35 AM »
My worst prediction was absolutely firmly believing that Sylvester Terkay was the next Brock Lesnar when I saw him at a Smackdown! house show in the Summer of '06. Then he debuted on WWECW like 4 or 5 months later as a generic bodyguard and I was immediately like "WTH was I thinking, man..."

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #288 on: February 27, 2020, 07:51:19 AM »
I can’t defend the Simon Diamond but Terkay got a bunch of hype pre-debut.  A lot of people online acted like he was the next big thing.  I think it was a couple weeks after debut they reversed roles with Burke as the star of the team.
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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #289 on: February 27, 2020, 11:15:28 PM »
Somehow Daniels looks younger now as a bald 49 year old  than he did as a 28 year old with a scuzzy pony tail.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #290 on: February 27, 2020, 11:56:41 PM »
Turkay looked like an absolute beast. The shock is that he didn't become a star in Japan.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #291 on: February 28, 2020, 12:16:54 AM »
I've seen a fair share of wrestlers who went on to be huge names before they debuted on TV. Only three that gave off obvious future star vibes were Brock Lesnar (by far the #1), Terkay (who I'd say was #2), and Dean Ambrose.


Cena (who I saw literally night before he debuted) and Orton did NOT give off "Oh yeah. This guy is gonna be a star" vibes to pubescent smark Kamala.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #292 on: March 05, 2020, 12:41:20 AM »
Tag teams you didn't know existed.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #293 on: March 09, 2020, 07:02:28 AM »


10 years ago, the Rainmaker jobbed to BIG STEVIE COOL!

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #294 on: March 15, 2020, 02:12:08 PM »
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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #296 on: April 03, 2020, 04:25:28 AM »

Two things- I didn't know Ross Hart got any ring appearances in WWF but I guess he did some job work in late summer 1990.

Second, I always assumed Sapphire's final appearance was at SummerSlam '90. It's hilarious to see her be a heel manager for some reason.

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Re: Matches You Didn't Think Existed
« Reply #297 on: April 05, 2020, 03:43:35 AM »


Bobby Eaton might be the best tag team worker of all time, but can he have a good tag team with Ludvig Borga?