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Oh, there's no question that the 1992 rumble match is the best one, but the PPV before that match comes on is shite.

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Can't believe your not a fan of The Bushwhackers vs Beverly Brothers!!!

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I watched it not long ago in BOX while there was a gig on. Horrible stuff. The opener, Orients/New Harts, was much worse than I remember. I didn't stick around for the rumble match itself.

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The 1992 RR is the first PPV I watched and is still my favourite to this day. The RR match itself was a classic.

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You seem to know the banter. Me and a couple of mates are thinking of buying an old Royal Rumble + Wrestlemania to watch and get mortal with one night, what would you suggest?

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You seem to know the banter. Me and a couple of mates are thinking of buying an old Royal Rumble + Wrestlemania to watch and get mortal with one night, what would you suggest?

Rumble 2000 for sure. Wrestlemania... take your pick from VII, VIII, X, X-7, XIX, XX, 21, XXIV, XXVI.

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Right, ICW card on Sunday reads...

Main Event
Loser Leaves ICW

BT Gunn vs. Chris Renfrew

ICW Tag Team Championships

The Bucky Boys vs. The Big Hangovers ( Sean Maxer and Jordan Devlin ) vs. Fight Club

ICW Zero G Championship

Wolfgang © vs. Noam Dar vs. Solar vs. Grado

Fierce Females Qualifier

Bette Noir vs. Carmel vs. Kay Lee Ray vs. Sara

2/3 Falls Match

If James Scott loses a fall, the match will move from traditional rules to the usual ICW rules

Jimmy Havoc vs. James Scott

Mikey Whiplash vs. Robbie Dynamite

There's not a match on the card which makes me worried that it could be shit. The tag title match, main event and Zero G look particularly incredible.

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"I'm a big believer that if it doesn't work on a bear, you shouldn't do it in the ring"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I fucking love Daniel Bryan

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And to think, this was a guy who many smarks worldwide said wouldn't make it in the WWE as he was a top notch wrestler but had zero charisma. :lol:

Bryan has to be pushed big again. He's one of the few on the roster that the crowd genuinely give a shit about.

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Bryan has to be pushed big again. He's one of the few on the roster that the crowd genuinely give a shit about.

You've gotta imagine that this year him and Ziggler will hold the WHC, at least.

In other news, I saw that Spring Breakers film (it was pish). But one of the characters attended some youth church group thing and the pastor leading the group was none other than Double J, Jeff Jarrett. I found it absolutely hilarious.

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Someone on Twitter asked Kevin Steen for a face turn, so he posted a picture of him turning his face sideways. :lol:

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WWE Wrestlemania I

Where it all began!

The Executioner vs. Tito Santana

The Executioner blows a promo within about five seconds backstage. Clearly first impressions are important here. Executioner says he's gonna go for the leg, but we don't see a lot of that. Executioner gets a wee bit of control and much of that is spent looking for things like right hands and power moves. You would think if they put so much emphasis on the leg, they'd be using it more. Anyways, as a hot opener, it worked in that respect, so it did the job. Can't complain too much. **

Lord Alfred Hayes is a complete clusterfuck talking about the show at this point.

King Kong Bundy vs. S.D. Jones

King Kong Bundy was an awesome big man wrestler back in the day. Everything he did looked like absolute death. Mark Henry probably looked at tapes of this guy when he came back and became the ECW champ, because the comparisons should be made. We don't see enough of that here unfortunately. We DO see him demolish SD Jones. No rating for the squash, but I don't mind. N/A

Matt Borne vs. Ricky Steamboat

Working a Headlock match in such a short period of time is a risky move, but if you're Ricky Steamboat, you're probably good enough to work it, and Borne is no slouch himself. Both guys go out and do a lot with the time they have, which is not much, but it's a really good outing for the time. Matt Borne managed to look very good himself, which given this was mainly a showcase of Ricky Steamboat, was a nice feat. **1/2

Brutus Beefcake vs. David Sammartino

Valiant is at ringside with Beefcake, and Bruno is at ringside with Sammartino, so there has to be some hijinx in this match. The pace of the match is a wee bit deliberate, but it manages to stop short of being flat out slow. Sammartino's control of the match is what probably saves it, as he has clearly learned well from his dad. Beefcake's cheating is what turns things around of course. The timing of everything in this match is quite good as well. So yeah, this is several times better than it looks on paper. **1/2

Greg Valentine © vs. The Junkyard Dog - WWE Intercontinental Championship

JYD was insanely popular back in the day. I could imagine that, if we could talk about this show on the net as it happened, we'd be saying JYD was a stick-on to do the win at WWE's biggest ever show. You can see why. In this match, his mannerisms and execution is just brilliant, and the fans are sucking every bit of it up. If you want drama and excitement, this one is for you. The ending is an absolute sickener, and especially since it happens as SOON as the fans were going NUTS for JYD as soon as it happened. Brilliantly done. **1/4

Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham © vs. Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik - WWE World Tag Team Championships

The crowd going mental as Volkoff is singing his national anthem is funny as f**k. Trash in the ring and everything. Superb. Windham is amazing. I don't think I quite realised how good he was untill quite recently. The way he does stuff is just incredible. He's crisp as hell. This match is nowhere near as good as it should be. Volkoff was always a very good tag wrestler, and the babyface team is excellent. When the match is coming to it's end the excitement goes up, but before that, it's disappointing. *3/4

Big John Studd vs. Andre the Giant - $15,000 Slam Match

This match isn't very good. The crowd heat makes it good for a while, but both guys seem to kill the crowd's interest which given how hot this crowd was is a bad thing. Andre really was a dreadful wrestler though. Even at this point he was deteriorating pretty badly. 1/2*

Lelani Kai © vs. Wendi Richter - WWE Women's Championship

Cyndi Lauper is in the corner of Richter for this one. This is another one which I just didn't like very much. I suppose it gave Lauper a reason to get involved in the show, which would have been a big deal, so it's one of them cases of "fair enough". Anyways, not a very good match here. *

Paul Orndorff and Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan and Mr. T

This is a very solid main event. I've covered this match before on here, but it never ceases to amaze me just how good Mr. T looks as a wrestler. He's a man with charisma, and he can also wrestle quite well. Execution and selling is absolutely spot on. Obviously with it being a tag match, some of the burden is lifted, and with this being the usual tag formula stuff, then there wasn't much going against it. Star power + solid action = the perfect main event for the first Wrestlemania. ***

Everything is reasonably short on this show. So even the shit stuff manages to be watchable. For historical purposes, it might be worth looking out. You're not going to get any classics on it though.

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ICW Worldwide Episode 8

Fight Club vs. Project Ego ( Kris Travis and Martin Kirby )

Christopher and Jamie Feerick vs. Grado and Wolfgang

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Wrestlemania I was the first WWF vhs I ever got when I was around 10 years old and I absolutely loved it. It was certainly lacking alot of the glitz and showmanship of later events but for actual wrestling it was pretty solid.

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A couple of shit matches before the main event, but everything is very solid before that, and there's even a wee surprise or two. Nothing is overly long so you can breeze through it easily enough.

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