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Scrooge McSuck
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September 30th, 2017, 3:26 am #11

For shits and giggles, I went through all my flashbacks of January '90 through August '91 and marked every match I'd given at least 3-stars to...


1. Rockers vs. Powers of Pain (1/15/90 MSG; ***)
2. Greg Valentine vs. Ronnie Garvin (Rumble ’90; ***)
3. Royal Rumble Match (Rumble ’90; ****1/4)
4. Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage (Main Event III; ***)
5. Rockers & Jim Duggan vs. Powers of Pain & Mr. Fuji (2/19/90 MSG; ***)
6. Bret Hart vs. Rick Martel (3/19/90 MSG; ***1/4)
7. Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior (WM VI; ***3/4)
8. The Rockers vs. Hart Foundation (4/90 SNME; ***1/2)
9. Big Boss Man vs. Ted Dibiase (4/30/90 MSG; ***)
10. Shawn Michaels vs. Ted Dibiase (5/14/90 PTW; ***)
11. Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude (7/90 SMME; ***)
12. The Rockers vs. Demolition (7/90 SNME; ***1/4)
13. Tito Santana vs. Mr. Perfect (7/90 SNME; ****)
14. The Rockers vs. Power & Glory (Slam ’90; ***…. Personal bias here)
15. The Hart Foundation vs. Demolition (Slam ’90; ***1/2)
16. Marty Jannetty vs. Paul Roma (9/21/90 MSG; ***)
17. The British Bulldog vs. Haku (10/19/90 MSG; ***)
18. Ultimate Warrior vs. Ted Dibiase (Main Event IV; ***1/2)
19. Big Boss Man vs. Mr. Perfect (Main Event IV; ***)
20. Roddy Piper vs. Mr. Perfect (12/28/90 MSG; ***1/2)

21. The Rockers vs. The Orient Express (Rumble ’91; ****1/4)
22. Big Boss Man vs. The Barbarian (Rumble ’91; ***)
23. Roddy Piper vs. Mr. Perfect (Copps Coliseum 1/25/91; ***)
24. Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Perfect (PTW 3/17/91; ***1/2)
25. The British Bulldog vs. The Warlord (3/15/91 MSG; ***)
26. Shawn Michaels vs. Kato (3/15/91 MSG; ***1/2)
27. The Rockers vs. Haku & The Barbarian (WM VII; ***)
28. The Hart Foundation vs. The Nasty Boys (WM VII; ***1/4)
29. Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage (WM VII; ****1/2)
30. Bret Hart vs. Ted Dibiase (4/91 SNME; ***1/2)
31. Rockers & Virgil vs. Orient Express & Mr. Fuji (4/22/91 MSG; ***)
32. Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter (6/3/91 MSG; ***1/2)
33. Bret Hart vs. Paul Roma (7/1/91 PTW; ***)
34. Bret Hart vs. The Barbarian (8/18/91 PTW; ***)
35. Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (Slam ’91; ****1/4)
36. Virgil vs. Ted Dibiase (Slam ’91; ***)


All ratings subject to my own personal opinion, and a few generous nods, I'd say.
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Mad Dog
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September 30th, 2017, 5:01 am #12

Is that Hogan/Slaughter match the Desert Storm one?
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Scrooge McSuck
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September 30th, 2017, 5:12 am #13

Yes indeed. They did one as a coliseum video dark match for a TV taping that was almost as bad as the one from MSG was good.
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September 30th, 2017, 1:47 pm #14

I thought their Mania match was also pretty good. Like *** maybe ***1/2 stars depending on my mood. Not as good as that one. I thought they had good chemistry most of the time. Slaughter kind of gets overlooked inring that run because of how distasteful the gimmick was.

Side question, has anyone seen that Steiners vs. Bret/Owen match and was that good?

They wouldn't be the best matches but I want to throw out that series of Mr. Perfect vs. Doink matches that were on TV in 1993. Those were some really strong matches.
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September 30th, 2017, 1:48 pm #15

Also that Bossman/Barbarian Rumble match is ridiculously fun and better than it had any right to be. Bossman was a really strong worker but Barbarian could be the absolute shits at time.
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Erick Von Erich
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September 30th, 2017, 2:36 pm #16

Can't recall the exact date or venue, but Hogan vs Race in a no-DQ match from summer of 1987 was surprisingly good.
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September 30th, 2017, 2:45 pm #17

The Hogan/Race program is probably the last good inring Hogan program before he gets really formula with his matches.
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Scrooge McSuck
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September 30th, 2017, 5:12 pm #18

I'd give the Harts/Steiners a ***1/2-**** rating, depending on my mood.

Doink and Jannetty had a hella-fun match on Raw (2/3 Falls) that was borderline 4-stars.
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September 30th, 2017, 5:42 pm #19

For a 5 minute match, Perfect/Blazer from WM 5 was very good.
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September 30th, 2017, 7:44 pm #20

For 1989, Boss Man vs. Hulk at MSG and the 5/89 SNME are ***+ each. Brutus vs. Savage from the 7/89 SNME, as well as the previously mentioned Demolition/Brain Busters 2/3 Falls Match. Rockers vs. Brain Busters had a great one at MSG at the beginning of the year, and the 2/3 Falls Match on 11/89 SNME was pretty good, too.
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