The entirety of Heel Heath Slater vs the Legends was magical.
Sid powerbombs the shit outta him Rikishi stinkfaces him Vader bombed to oblivion Lita freakin' plants him headfirst like a tree Cindy Lauper clobbers him over the head with a ... can't remember if it was a plaque?
I'm sure I'm missing a couple other legends beating the shit out of Slater.
He also got hit with a Diamond Cutter by DDP and submitted by Bob Backlund.
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Old school NWA one that belongs in Wrest of Wrestling but fits this thread...
Tully Blanchard lost the 'I Quit' match to Magnum TA in 85, then in 86 right as he's about to become NWA's answer to Hogan, of course, Magnum has his wreck and never walks again. Fast forward a few years--I can't remember if this is late 87 or early 88, but Magnum has half-assed interfered in a few horsemen matches, but is primarily an announcer with Tony S. Tully comes out at the end of a show and just lets Magnum have it, says how everyone is supposed to feel sorry for him, but he doesn't etc.. then he shoves Magnum down and his legs just drop and it so scary to watch as a kid (later on as an adult I watched the video and noticed JJ standing in perfect position to break his fall) - then as soon as that happens, Barry Wyndham comes out to make the save but gets decked and laid out, and then out comes Dusty who starts beating the living shit out of Tully, JJ, and even random folks in suits who get in his way with a baseball bat, and the shows goes to black with Dusty choking out Tully with said bat. It was f***ing glorious.
Another old school one - Jerry Lawler telling Jimmy Hart, after coming back from his broken leg, that from this point on every time he sees him he's going to punch him in the face, and NOW is no exception and then WHAM....
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That whole 6 month storyline of the destruction of Evolution, and tearing down of Triple H's kingdom was perfect. It started the Raw after Taboo Tuesday with Bischoff being pissed that nobody helped him, and taking the night off. Evolution decides that they're running the show, there's a segment where Jericho bumps into them, they threaten Jericho only to back off when the faces get behind Jericho, later on He Who Shall Not Be Named, Jericho, and Maven chase off Batista from a match, Flair and Triple H try to escape after screwing over Orton, but are stopped by those 3, they then try to escape 2 other times only to be stopped by faces, and the night ends with the faces kicking the crap out of Evolution. It goes on for a couple of weeks where the faces are united against Evolution, and they embarrass Triple H, at that same time they start to build dissension in Evolution with Batista showing he wanted the title. They have the Survivor Series match, and the face team wins. Triple H does keep the title thanks to Batista, but he screwed over Batista in the process. In that entire time, it was Batista that was saving Triple H, and keeping it all together. And then came that glorious moment. That was just a perfect build where you could see that Evolution was going to be destroyed, and Triple H was going to get his comeuppance. The heels would get one over on the faces, but you knew because the WWE showed you, that in the end, Triple H was going down.
I would argue the moment is made infinitely better when he throws Bobby & Haku from the cart and heads back on it alone to that big SkyDome ovation - had it been his truly last WWE appearance, what a way for Andre The Giant to go.
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Where are all the Steph getting her comeuppance gifs and videos?
Randy Savage came up her....oh that's not what you meant?
Speaking of which, serious answer: opening to Survivor Series '87. I've gushed about this match a lot in the past, and for good reason. Strong mid-card teams, moreso the face one, but the real story is its three main members: Randy Savage, Jake Roberts, and Ricky Steamboat. At different intervals these men had intense rivalries, most involving someone trying to cripple Steamboat ;-) The Savage/Steamboat issue you already know, and happened within that last twelve month period. Secondly was his feud with Jake after the DDT on the concrete. And this is stretching, but Jake and Macho having the DDQ title match on a SNME. Yet these men have patched up their differences, and why? Because the Honky Tonk Man annoyed them all that much, and all in the same calendar year (Honky busts guitar over Jake's head leading up to Mania 3 where he stole a win; HTM steals the IC title from Ricky; HTM antagonizing Randy by saying HE was the greatest IC champ...then reaches the point of no return by assaulting Elizabeth).
So what does this lead to? Eliminations accumulating until you have Honky alone with the three men he pissed off. He takes a beating then runs off as per his character, off to fight another day and draw lots of money on house shows and PPVs doing so.
Post by James Fabiano on Nov 28, 2018 13:58:27 GMT -5
There's the slam heard around the world too. Andre devastated Hogan and all his fans with his betrayal, and gets paid back by looking the most beatable he ever has in his WWF run. Being bodyslammed and pinned was probably the most humbling night the Giant could have.
Man, such a great thread. With the way the current product is, I almost forgot how great it was to see the heels get their comeuppance.
Real shit. I'm so tired of cool heels and heat for the sake of heat with no real payoff. f***'s sake, I wanna see heroes get the W! That's why I watch fiction, to see the good guy win in the end. Wrestling was such a perfect outlet for this and somehow, someway, the game got f***ed up.
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Magic's list of people he's f***ing with rn: John Cena (Da God) Rey Mysterio (Living Legend) Handsome Rusev (New Japan, strap him up) R-Truth (He saves every segment he's in) Charlotte (The Queen) Hiroshi Tanahashi (Da God of NJPW) Bandido (Mans is too nice) Ricky Starks (Stroke Daddy)