Given the “anything can happen” environment at the time, interference from Funaki, The APA, Bossman, Buchanan, Shane, and Vince, my friends and i knew this was a squash, but there was that excitement as the match was on live of “Holy s---, Taka might actually win it”. It doesn’t hold up all that well now 12 years later, but very few matches had that crazy “what if” factor. This was one of them.
Oh yeah, watching it live was definitely an exercise in cardiac arrest. That missile dropkick spot nearly killed me.