After reading about the Hogan/HBK match from SummerSlam – and how Shawn was or wasn't "unprofessional" with his dramatic over-selling – I wanted to get some suggestions from you. What other famous/well-known instances can you provide where someone was noticeably taking liberties with someone in the ring?
I know some of your readers mentioned the Paul Roma/Alex Wright match from SuperBrawl (I think), and then there was the Berlyn/Hacksaw Duggan match where even the announcers mention how stiff ("physical") the match is getting. The Brody/Luger cage match was a car wreck, too. Are there any other specific instances you can think of?
Bob Holly notably sandbagged Brock Lesnar in one match, deciding that he wasn't going up for a powerbomb, and that's the biggest recent one I can think of off the top of my head. Of course Holly also decided to beat the s--- out of Matt Cappotelli on Tough Enough after the kids had to hear a lecture about trusting people in the ring. In fact, for a lot of these you can just fill in "Bob Holly".