Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #27 Ric Flair vs. Sting (NWA World Title, NWA Clash of the Champions I)

(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v32286157?contextType=wwe-show&contextId=clash_of_the_champions&contentId=73027582&watchlistAltButtonContext=series )

Another Ric Flair match? Of course! He’s on the WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches…List no less than thirteen times. That would be unlucky for some, but it’s lucky for one of the all-time wrestling greats. On this list, we’ve seen him wrestle other wrestling greats to wrestling green as grass big men (see #94 against Lex Luger, and click here for my review!). Here, he fights another fairly green man, in the guise of Sting. It’s obvious that Sting was catapulted to the top of the card due to his look, size and popularity. But not his wrestling. It’s a testament to Flair that this match is very good, but unfortunately Sting drags the contest down. He simply doesn’t have the ability to make his offence interesting for this drawn-out match. Continue reading

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Review: WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches: #82 The Midnight Express vs The Fantastics (NWA United States Tag Team Titles-NWA Clash of Champions I)

Match number 80 is a tag team match full of chaos and mayhem. It’s like a tamer version of the match between Cactus Jack and Maxx Payne against the Nasty Boys. The Midnight Express is remembered as one of the great tag teams, but admittedly I had never heard of The Fantastics before. To see The Midnight Express in action at their peak is only one reason why this match was included in the Best 100 list. For unadulterated tag team action, violence and Jim Cornette at his most excessive, you cannot go far wrong with this match! Continue reading