The Mountain Goats have announced a new album dedicated to professional wrestling. The album is called Beat The Champ and is out on April 7th in North America.
Halloween Havoc ’97 was main evented by Piper vs. Hogan in a cage match, but there were a couple of matches on the undercard that stood out. The first of which was this match for the Cruiserweight championship, with the stipulation that Rey would unmask if he lost. I’ll post the other match tomorrow.
WCW Saturday Night was, for years, the flagship show for WCW. Then Nitro came along. The Saturday night show continued to be relevant for time after Nitro’s debut, but eventually became a showcase for the Power Plant talent and the luchadores. Here is an excellent match between Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko that many of us may not remember seeing.
I really wanted to find Bret Hart vs. Jean-Pierre LaFitte from IYH 3, but I could not find a copy of it on the Youtubes, etc. Then I wanted to find Hart vs. Austin from an African event called Sun City Showdown in ’96, no go there either. HBK vs. Mankind from IYH: Mind Games is a given, but it’s been done. So I’ve gone with this nugget from the Smackdown Six days of Smackdown, the No DQ match between Edge and Eddie Guerrero, which some people insist on remembering as a ladder match.
Not sure where or when this is from (I presume a Super Juniors tournament in 93ish) or why it’s got a German commentator who sounds like a 14 year old boy, but it’s a pretty swank match. Eddie is a huge dick and Kid decides saving his body for later in life is a waste of time.
Bizarre pairing again. From 05.20.89, Terry Funk vs Eddie Guerrero. Right in the middle of the Funk/Flair feud. Eddie still has his rockin’ mullet.
Man, that’s crazy. I barely even knew who the other Guerreros were at that point in time.