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Best WWE matches between Wrestlemania III and X

Mad Dog
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1:58 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #1

This came up on another board and it was an interesting chat so I wanted to see how it would go over here. So the idea is simple. What are the best WWE matches that happened between WrestleMania III and WrestleMania X. Essentially we're talking what are the best matches between Savage/Steamboat and HBK/Razor.

Here's a general list I came up with off the top of my head:

Hart/Hennig - Summerslam 91
Hart/Bulldog - Summerslam 92
Hogan/Savage - Wrestlemania V
Hogan/Warrior - Wrestemania VI
Warrior/Savage - Wrestlemania VII
Warrior/Rude - Summerslam 89
Piper/Hart - Wrestlemania VIII
Flair/Savage - Wrestlemania VIII
Hennig/Flair - Raw 1/25/1993
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1:59 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #2

One thing that popped out at me from my list. For as much grief as Warrior gets as a worker, he had about a 2.5 year run of some really great work in the ring and had some of the best matches of that late 80s early 90s era.
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4:52 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #3

Some to add from 1993...

Bret vs. Hennig; King of the Ring
Steiner Brothers vs. Money Inc.; SummerSlam Spectacular
Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty; 7-19-93 Raw



Rockers vs. Orient Express; 1991 Royal Rumble.
The 1992 Rumble Match
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4:57 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #4

The 1992 Rumble match is a really good add. Probably one of the best Rumbles as all of the big stars of the era are in it and you have the novelty of the WCW World Champion essentially running through the entire WWE roster.
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Scrooge McSuck
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5:13 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #5

Looking back, the WWF didn't start putting a string of good matches together on a regular basis until after the Hulkamania era. You'll see one peppered here and there, but they were far between when it came to extraordinary (4+ star) matches. 1993 is the first year where free TV matches were possible MOTYC. The star power was down, but the wrestling quality went way up.
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5:31 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #6

The roster also got smaller size wise in 1993 as well. I think that really opened up the ring work more.
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5:32 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #7

I'll mention the Demolition/Brain Busters 2/3 tag title match from the July 1989 SNME.

Rockers/Hart Foundation from the May 1990 SNME.

I'm guessing you're going for more technical displays, rather than "best moments". Otherwise, stuff like Hogan/Orndorff from the January 1987 SNME would get a mention, since it was pretty exciting for what it was.
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5:41 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #8

I'll throw in Harts/Demolition 2/3 from SSlam 90 and Steiners/Headshrinkers from WM 9.

I also enjoyed Flair/Michaels from PTW in late 91.
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6:05 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #9

Erick Von Erich,Sep 29 2017 wrote: I'll mention the Demolition/Brain Busters 2/3 tag title match from the July 1989 SNME.

Rockers/Hart Foundation from the May 1990 SNME.

I'm guessing you're going for more technical displays, rather than "best moments". Otherwise, stuff like Hogan/Orndorff from the January 1987 SNME would get a mention, since it was pretty exciting for what it was.
Anything is fair game I think. I wouldn't call Warrior/Savage a technical display. It was a masterpiece of narrative and payoff more than anything.
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8:27 PM - Sep 29, 2017 #10

I'll nominate Mr. Perfect vs. - Loser Leaves The WWF from WWF RAW in 1993.

There's a great (yeah, you heard me right) match between Lex Luger and Diesel for the Intercontinental Title on RAW, that I can't place. I know its in 1994 sometime.

Mr. Perfect vs. Tito Santana tore the house down at Saturday Night's Main Event in 1990. 1991?

Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart from King of The Ring 1993 is amazing.

Bret Hart vs. Razor Ramon from King of The Ring 1993 is almost as good.

Bret Hart vs. Bam-Bam-Bigelow from King of The Ring 1993 is legit one of the best Big Man/Little Man matches ever.

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