Triple Threat Top 5 Olympiad Edition: USA vs. UK. vs. Canada Part 2
by, 08-11-2012 at 08:32 PM (3195 Views)
Part 1: http://www.ewrestlingnews.com/community/entry.php?43439-Triple-Threat-Top-5-Olympiad-Edition-USA-vs-UK-vs-Canada-Part-1
That ends our list. We wish these other fine competitors luck in their lists.
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Now it’s time for akbar’s turn to represent the nation of The British Bulldog, The
United Kingdom. Akbar, take it away.
“5. Mankind v The Rock (Mankind wins title)
Yes the famous night where WCW made the catstrophic error to give away the ending to Raw. Now going by the title of the topic 'Matches should've been saved for PPV' this match, moment and feeling definetly should've been something to end a PPV. While the match itself had no good spots and back and forth but with so much interferences it wasn't of course a purists match. But the ending with Stone Cold coming to a outrages pop from the crowd and the ending is something we remember to this day as one of the greatest raw moments.
4. John Cena v HBK
I hate John Cena, I just can't enjoy this guy wrestling, he does nothing for me BUT in this match his opponent happened to the greatest of all time. Like a lot of HBK matches, there was a lot of finishers and near falls. Cena showed he has heart to match HBK's natural talent. This match went on for longer than 50 minutes. Also giving HBK the win added to the matches appeal because it wasn't just another SuperCena win.
3. Jeff Hardy v The Undertaker (Ladder match)
Talk about David v Goliath, most people thought Hardy was going to Takers ragdoll. By WWE decided to give Hardy a chance to prove it in the ring and against an all time legend. They also put it in Hardy's favourite type of match, a ladder match and that allowed Hardy to perform some great moves on Taker.
2. Bret Hart v 123 Kid
Surprise surprise like before iv talked about 123 Kid being the underdog when facing Razor Ramon and defeating him, this match made him even a bigger underdog when facing Bret Hart. Watching this after hearing so much about this match I was in awe how more real wrestling was back then. 123 Kid was giving Bret a beating and a half, the kicks to the faces made me understand why I thought wrestling was real back in the days. After the eventual winner Hart immediately goes to help Kid up acknowledging what a match they put on. JR, Macho Man and the whole crowd was on their feet.
1. Kurt Angle v Chris Benoit (Steel cage match)
One of the greatest matches I have ever seen, with 2 pure wrestlers and greta entertainers were always going to give something memorable. With the cage match stipulation there was great spots in this match, good moves using the cage as a leverage. Seeing Benoit jumping of that cage for a headbutt has more of an darker effect now that we know what it was doing to his brain, but it was an awesome match. Helped by a heel Stone Cold on commentary with JR, it was fun to listen to.”
Thank you akbar. Now ladies and gentlemen, representing the home nation of Bret Hart and TheWrestlingGurus, give it up, for PhEonYx!
“First and foremost, I'd like to extend my appreciation and thank T-Hughes35 for allowing me to take part in the "Olympic Triple Threat". What with three countries that produce some of the finest wrestling in the world, The United States Of America, The United Kingdom, and Canada. I was honored when thought of to compete in this Triple Threat Top 5 Special Olympiad Edition.
With the weight of my nation baring on my shoulders, along with the mere simple fact that this technically is my "first blog", I shall give it my best shot with hopes to represent my country with the utmost "Wrestling pride and honor".
# 5; Mick Foley vs. Terry Funk: No Holds Barred, Falls Count Anywhere Match
The Hardcore Legend and the “middle-aged and crazy” WWE Hall of Famer developed a mutual admiration while abusing one another with barbwire, beds of nails and, on one particularly twisted evening.
The longtime rivals formed a championship team within their time in the E', but the friends were forced to battle once again in a No Holds Barred, Falls Count Anywhere Match by Mr. McMahon.
Ultimately, after slamming his idol through a table, Foley beat Funk by piledriving him onto a steel chair, proving just how far The Hardcore Legend was sometimes willing to go to see his hand raised.
Having Foley vs. Funk at any point in time, is a match that should be considered PPV worthy. I've always been one to believe that these two should have retired one another.
#4; Christian vs. Rob Van Dam: Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match (Sept. 29, 2003)
(Excuse the summarized video, as it was one of the only ones I could find on youtube)
Just a week prior to this very match, a triple threat match for the I.C Title was held at Unforgiven between Christian, Y2J and RVD, which lead to Christian retaining the title by pinning Van Dam after hitting him with the belt.
When I think of a Ladder Match for any strap, I automatically relate it to the I.C title. Two of E’s most seasoned Ladder Match competitors collided in the high risk environment in September 2003.
In the end, RVD executed his trademark Five-Star Frog Splash onto Christian from the very top of a ladder positioned in the corner of the ring.
Having this very match co-headline Unforgiven 03' would have been amazing. Had they put Jericho in the mix, it may have been the match of the night.
#3; Owen Hart vs. The British Bulldog: European Title tournament finals (March 3, 1997)
Being from "The Great White North", how could I not let two of my favorite wrestlers of all time take part on my top 5 list. Both stars stemming from "The Greatest Canadian Wrestling Family", put on one of the most technically sound matches Raw has ever held.
What with WrestleMania 13 being only two weeks away, you would have thought the E' may have held off for the "Grandest Stage of Them All" to introduce their newest title. Yet the two finalists battled it out for the European Title, in one of the most fast paced/technically sound matches ever hosted in Berlin, Germany.
With the animosity never rising above a gentle boil, Smith and Hart kept the majority of the action clean, even though the pace was unrelenting. Nearly 20 minutes in, Bulldog reversed Hart’s roll-up attempt into a pinfall of his own, capturing the first new championship in WWE in almost two decades.
#2; Edge vs. Ric Flair: WWE Championship TLC Match (Jan. 16, 2006)
On January 8th,2006 only one week prior to this grueling TLC battle, both Edge and Flair competed in a singles match for the I.C title at New Year's Revolution. What with interference on Lita's behalf, Edge (The MITB winner) took it upon himself to get disqualified using the briefcase to take Flair out.
Later on that same night after the Elimination Chamber took part, Edge would then come out and cash in the briefcase on a battered Cena, crowning himself as the E's newest Champion.
One week after cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase, Edge met Ric Flair on Raw with the WWE Championship at stake in The Rated-R Superstar's specialty match, Tables, Ladders and Chairs.
After a battle of epic proportions, a bloody slick Ric rallied back and looked like he would've won the match if not for Lita's persistent meddling, which bought Edge enough time to knock Flair off the top of the ladder and retain his WWE Championship.
#1; Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect: Loser Leaves WWE (Jan. 25, 1993)
Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect seemed inseparable since The Nature Boy arrived in WWE in 1991. Perfect was in Flair’s corner as he won the 1992 Royal Rumble Match and captured the WWE Championship.
Things came to a head in January 1993, when Flair decided that the E' wasn’t big enough for both of them. The former friends agreed to put their careers on the line during Raw’s third episode. Flair and Perfect set the standard for what Raw main events could be, putting on a technical wrestling exhibition with their livelihoods hanging in the balance.
The match could have gone either way until Flair made a huge mistake. After whipping Mr. Perfect into the ropes, he ducked his head. Perfect came to a halt and hooked Flair into his trademark Perfect-Plex and sent him packing from E'.
Thanks again for reading, and I really hope you enjoyed it. Until next time, God Bless.”
Well wrestling fans, who won? Let us know in the comments down below. It’s been a great Olympics this year, and we can’t wait for Rio in 2016.
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