Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches: #65 Sting vs Cactus Jack (Falls Count Anywhere Match, WCW Beach Blast 1992)

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We have yet another appearance from Mick Foley at #65, against a pre-Crow Sting. Yet again, it is a brutal match, full of big bumps (from Cactus Jack) on the concrete floor and ramp. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a match where someone takes so many bumps on the concrete in such a short period of time. For that reason alone, this match is worth watching. Not only that, but they are both in or reaching their prime. Although it’s a short match, there’s plenty of stuff packed into it. The standards of a hardcore match are high nowadays (if you look elsewhere than the WWE), but the sheer amount of damage Jack takes is a sight to see. Continue reading

Review: WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches: #83 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Dude Love (WWE Title, Falls Count Anywhere, WWE Over the Edge 1998)

WWF was at its second peak in 1998, and it was mainly down to the feud between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. McMahon needed somebody to fight for him, so he chose Dude Love as his corporate puppet. Their two matches, first Unforgiven and then at Over The Edge, should both be watched in sequence. Both are great matches, but this one has the edge (pun intended). It’s an insight into the ‘Attitude Era’ and a riveting, mayhem filled brawl! Continue reading

Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #95 Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (Falls Count Anywhere, WWE RAW, September 22, 1997)

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In my review of #98 (The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada & Masato Yakushiji vs. Taka Michinoku, Terry Boy and Dick Togo – ECW Barely Legal-click here for my review), I said that it was an atypical ECW match. Well, this match pitting HHH vs Cactus Jack, would not have looked out of place on your average ECW show. Indeed, the crowd starts chanting ‘ECW’ after the surprise arrival of Cactus Jack. His arrival comes after an entertaining segment on the Titantron. Firstly, Dude Love (scheduled to fight HHH) refuses to fight HHH. Then Mankind comes in and also refuses to fight HHH. However, Cactus Jack completes the ‘3 Faces of Foley’ and readily accepts the match. Continue reading