7. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Cage Match for the Universal Championship, The Greatest Royal Rumble 2018)

For some reason, Roman Reigns lost cleanly to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34. Yes, the babyface who’d already failed to topple The Beast at WrestleMania 31 failed to topple him once again. What was the build for? Why have the babyface overcome all the odds except the one that mattered most? Yes, the crowd may not have liked babyface Reigns, but they only needed to acknowledge him as the champion. Even with a loss, Reigns was (for some reason) eligible for rematch. This happened inside of a steel cage in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia .

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Review: WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches: #80 Harley Race vs. Ric Flair (NWA World Heavyweight Championship, Steel Cage Match, Starrcade 1983)

Ric Flair’s numerous appearances in the WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches…List should not surprise anyone with an interest in wrestling. He’s one of the best wrestlers of all time, able to carry anyone to a good match in his prime (late 70s to early 90s). Just see #94 Flair vs Lex Luger (click here for my review) for the perfect example of his abilities to work with a poor wrestler. However, I feel that some of the matches involving Flair on this list are there more for what they meant/represented rather than the actual content. #91 Flair vs Kerry Von Erich (click here for my review) was not a great match at all, but what happened afterwards is more important that the match itself. However, this match against Harley Race certainly deserves to be in the Best 100 Matches…List. 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