30. Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. (WCW Starrcade 1996)

I never knew these two all time great high flyers had collided! This match came up on Youtube as a Recommended video (along with a few Idiots in Cars videos; I’m addicted!). AS the previous year’s Starrcade gave us WCW vs NJPW, Starrcade 1996 would give us a few more matches pitting WCW vs NJPW. Already, early on the careers of Rey Mysterio and Jushin Liger, this was considered a dream match. And while it was good, even very good, I felt disappointed by it by the end…

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Review: WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches: #81 Ultimo Dragon vs Dean Malenko (WCW Cruiserweight Title, J-Crown-Starrcade 1996)


If you only know Ultimo Dragon and Dean Malenko from their WWF/E runs, then you have been sadly deprived of the true abilities of two excellent in-ring talents. This match depicts both wrestlers at their best; each determined to outdo the other. It’s a great wrestling contest, hosting high-risk moves, chain wrestling, reversals into reversals, innovation by the bucket load. Malenko and Dragon never really got a chance to show WWF/E fans their talent, but thanks to the WWE Network, every subscriber has a chance to view their WCW matches. And there’s no better place to start than this match, held at Starrcade 1996. Continue reading