Top 5 Free TV Matches in Wrestling History
by, 09-25-2011 at 01:27 AM (3123 Views)
There is Many matches on Free TV, But its very Rare you see that One match, The match that Grabs you, The match that You talk about for years to come, Keeps people talking for decades, That Rare Free TV match that is Better than any Big show PPV match all that year or maybe the best match you seen in years..... Here is the Top 5 Free TV matches in Wrestling history.
5. Bret Hart vs Chris Benoit (Owen Tribute match)
This match was a Tribute to the "Great Owen Hart" Who Tragicly Lost his life in that same arena. This Match wasnt about Titles, Storyline, Heels, faces, PPV Buyrates or TV ratings. This was about honoringOwen Hart Memory, Chris Benoit and Bret Hart did that with Pure Wrestling... It was a Fantasic match, A Classic Wrestling encounter by two of the Greatest in Ring performers ever.... Bret in 99 wasnt at the level he once was just 2 years prior, He lost the desire he had to compete and be the best, but on this Night he put out a classic With a Man who was considered the Best in Ring performer at the time, Chris Benoit.....
Being a Tribute match kinda hurt the Drama of the match and Brets better days were behind him, But this was a technical Masterpiece (I could only imagine if this Match was done in 1996 or 97 on a main event PPV how Incredible it would be).... Very Emotional match, Everything just clicked and a fitting Tribute To Brets Baby brother Owen. (The Clip above is only part 1, the addinal parts could be found on Youtube)
4. John Cena vs Shawn Michales (Raw in London)
This was a rematch to the Great match they had at Wrestlemania 23.... No one expected anything from this match. With Orton and Edge being the Main event for that night, Everyone assumed Cena and Michaels would wrestle for a little bit of time and Orton and Edge would come down and cause a DQ and change the Main event of the night to Edge and Orton vs HBK and Cena, To sell the Fatal 4 match those 4 men were having at the main event of the WWEs next PPV Backlash. But Lucky for us things didnt turn out that way, Instead we got Shawn Michales and John Cena wrestling for almost 1 hour in a classic match on Raw....
This is the match you show John Cena Critics. Cena has his Flaws, but when he needs to turn it up Cena reaches another level all together.... Classic match here, No one expected it, It was a throw back to the old days of wrestling on TV, canceling the main event cause the match before went longer than expected.... What happend That Night in London, Wrestling Fans got a Amazing Wrestling match that they havent seen the likes of in a very long time, John Cena got Respect from the Nay sayers and crittics he had and Shawn Showed why he is One of the Best EVER. (first of Several Clips for this Classic)
3. Steve Austin vs Chris Benoit (WWE title match in Canada on SmackDown)
What a Match here. Intense, brutal, Techinally sound, it had all the ingredients of a classic.... Austin was on a tear in 2001, Wrestling Hold for Hold with the best of the best. He spent the year with him and Kurt Angle suplexing the shit out of each other and Going Move for move with Greats like Benoit and Jericho. Austin was in the Ring with a motivated Chris Benoit in his hometown. These 2 men had a phyisical and intense match, Just beating the crap out of each other and leaving it all in the ring. Brutal suplexs, Painful submissions and it went on and on... The ending wasnt the best but the match it self set the crowed on fire and showed What these 2 men could do. (This is Clip 1/2)
2. Owen Hart vs The British Bulldog (Euro Title Finals in germany, Raw)
What a Great match Bulldog and Owen pulled off here.The expectations were high but they exceed them.... What seemed to be a lack luster Raw produced one of the best TV matches ever in Wrestling with the Tag team Champions (Bulldog and Owen) Facing off in a Incredible match... Alot of great hold and counter hold wrestling here, Owen Uses some old school cheap heel tactics to get the advantage but still keeps it to the point where it didnt break the Team he and the Bulldog had up. Perfect match to introduce the european title and the Fans in Germany got a real Treat by seeing a Excellently Wrestled Tourniment Finals between 2 Great Talented men who knew each other so well that it was impossible for them to have a bad match.(this is Clip one of the match, The whole series i Think is 2 clips long)
1.Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair (NWA Championship, 2/3 falls, Clash of champions)
The Greatest TV match ever and What many consider the Greatest match ever. Words cant do this match justice, Easily Steamboat and Flairs best match..... It was 2/3 falls match, The match had its flaws but it was done with such Charm, Passion and desire and it was excuted so well. This match is the reason why people still talk about Flair vs Steamboat 22 years later.... Please I urge you to Pick up a DVD with this match, It is on the Flair 3 disc set and I think it is also on other DVD sets. This match alone is worth it. (The Clip is part 2 of the match, sadly Youtbe had part one but it was removed for Copy Right reasons)
Well there is my list, Its kinda werid the only 2 matches that were taped in america on my list was #5 and #1. Go figure... I like to do some honorble mentions but I know ill miss some but here it is.
Edge vs Eddie Guerreo (No DQ Match from SmackDown)
MR. Perfect vs Ric Flair (Raw, Loser Leaves Town match)
TLC 4 from SmackDown
Lesnar vs Kurt Angle (Iron man SmackDown)
Jericho and Benoit vs Austin and HHH (Raw)
Radicals and HHH vs Rock, Foley and Too Cool
Barry Windham vs Ric Flair
Bret Hart vs 123 Kid (Raw)
and many more.
I urge you to see these matches the right way on DVD.
#5. on the list is on the "Chris Benoit Hard Knocks" DVD.
#4 on the list is on the "Shawn Michaels Heartbreak & Triumph" DVD
#3 is not on any commerical DVD.
#2 is on the "Hart and Sould DVD" also the "Raw 10th anniversary" DVD.
#1 is on the "Ultimate Ric Flair Collection" DVD
Thank you for reading, Sorry about my grammar and Spelling issues.