Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches: #72 Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes (Starrcade 1985, NWA World Heavyweight Championship)

It’s been a while since my last voyage into the WWE Network’s ‘100 Best Matches To See Before You Die.’ I blame the entirety of December and my natural laziness! However, I am determined to finish it before the end of 2016…and I have seventy matches left. Easy! #70 brings us to Dusty Rhodes vs Ric Flair at Starrcade 1985 for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. It’s regarded as an NWA classic. However, I would disagree with that. Rhodes and Flair put on a good match, but nowhere near the ‘classic’ that many have said. Continue reading

Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #91 Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich (NWA World Heavyweight Championship, WCCW Star Wars, Dec 25 1982)

(Here’s the link for this match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v1709989983/?contentId=&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=wccw )

The first thing that really struck me about this match was that it happened on Christmas Day! And people actually spent their Christmas Day at a wrestling event! The match is well known for starting the legendary feud between the Fabulous Freebirds and the Von Erichs, but apart from that, were the viewing punters rewarded for spending their Christmas Day watching wrestling? Continue reading