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    Re: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches (1996-2005)

    #44
    Chris Benoit vs. William Regal – WWE Velocity, 16th July 2005

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    Why I rated it #44

    For people that weren’t watching at the time and only became a wrestling fan after 2007, you’d be forgiven for never hearing of this match. After all, it’s never been on a DVD, you can’t find it on the Network, and WWE won’t ever mention it for obvious reasons. But this match has become almost a cult classic of sorts.

    If you’ve ever seen a Benoit vs Regal match, this is pretty much much of a muchness. It’s two tough fuckers beating the hell out of each other while exchanging holds. I love this sort of wrestling because there is a clear struggle between moves, and it feels like everything that they do is earned. I love that. And it’s quite coincidental that I’m reviewing this after Ego’s choice of Saturday Night’s Main Event because this shares a lot of similarities in the emphasis on making it seem as real as possible and making the holds feel important. At no point does it feel like they're moving from spot to spot, and the transitions in this match are really fantastic.

    This match feels more violent than most WWE matches ever have, despite being just your standard C show match. Some of the more violent spots include: Regal getting busted open hard way after some nasty headbutts from Benoit; Benoit delivering some chops to the bloody head of Regal; and Regal punching Benoit in the back of the head while trying to get the Regal Stretch locked in.

    Out of curiosity I would love to see what a newer fan would make of this match because it feels so different to almost anything that WWE have produced in the last 10 years. I wonder if they’d find it boring, or fail to see the hype around it.


    What is the legacy of this match?

    Raw, SmackDown and ... Velocity. This is the only non-Raw, non-SmackDown WWE TV match to make my list, and this appearance shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Velocity was known for being a place to get reliably good matches every week, much like Superstars was around 2009-2012, and Main Event thereafter. But of all the C show matches, I don’t think any has a reputation as big as this match.

    When I compare similar matches, I put this above their No Mercy 2006 match, about equal with the Brian Pillman Memorial match, and just below Finlay vs Benoit from Judgment Day 2006.


    If you liked this match, you might like:

    Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho – WWE Summerslam 2000
    Chris Benoit vs. Finlay – WWE Judgment Day 2006
    Chris Benoit vs. William Regal – WWE No Mercy 2006


    #43 Teaser:

    Vader gives us his best WWF performance.

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    Re: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches (1996-2005)

    I fucking love this match. Might be my favourite TV match of all time. I had the pleasure of seeing this when it aired as I was flipping through channels.
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    Great match. He was rarely on Velocity, but Benoit had a field day when he on it.
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    Re: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches (1996-2005)

    Regal is a highly underrated competitor. I've always loved his style of wrestling.
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    Re: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches (1996-2005)

    #43
    WWF Championship: Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Vader – WWF In Your House 13: Final Four
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    Why I rated it #43

    After Shawn Michaels won the title at the Royal Rumble he lost his smile and vacated the WWF Title. Meanwhile, Stone Cold Steve Austin had controversially won the Royal Rumble despite being eliminated, so this led to the “Final Four”. Though these weren’t actually the Final Four because “Diesel” was the last real participant eliminated. But like all things Fake Diesel related, it’s better just to ignore that.

    One of the best things about this is they almost completely avoid the trope of concentrating on only two guys at a time. There’s stuff happening all over. It’s a fun brawl all over the place, and I don’t think it gets distracting either. I have to give them credit for not slowing down at all, because it is so easy to take a breather during these sorts of matches, but there’s no point where any wrestler is out of focus for a long period of time. Other little things I enjoyed were Bret breaking the rules every now and then, teasing his heel turn in the next month or so. Austin gets eliminated somewhat without drama, but then he comes back to the ring just to stir up some shit and be a total prick.

    The star of the match is Vader, and I think this is the closest the WWF ever came to seeing the real Vader. He gets messed up with a bloody face following a chair shot by Undertaker, which leads to an amazing visual. From there his opponents take turns trying to put him out of the match which only makes him angrier.


    What is the legacy of this match?

    Until the last few years, I’d have said this was comfortably the best four-way match in WWE history. In the last few years WWE has had a host of brilliant fatal four way matches, like the Four Horsewomen NXT match, Summerslam 2017, Extreme Rules 2016. But this is still a fantastic match and for the longest time was my pick for best four way match in WWE history, and an early MOTYC for 1997. This set up the Austin vs Bret match for Wrestlemania, and started to plant the seeds for Bret’s heel turn (though that would really kick start the next night). For the praise that Vader gets for this match, it didn't really matter too much for his career and his WWF run kind of petered out over the next year.


    If you liked this match, you might like:

    JBL vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Triple H – WWE Backlash 2008
    Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. The Miz vs. Sami Zayn – WWE Extreme Rules 2016
    Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe – WWE Summerslam 2017


    #42 Teaser:

    The Wrestlemania match that never was.

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    Re: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches (1996-2005)

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    WWF Championship: Triple H (c) vs. The Rock – WWF Backlash 2000

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    Why I rated it #42

    When you say that a match is “overbooked”, it is usually used as a criticism. But there are a few matches that actually thrive because of the heavy booking. After being screwed at Wrestlemania by Vince McMahon, The Rock gets a rematch vs Triple H a month later. The catch: Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon are in Triple H’s corner, Shane McMahon is the special referee, and The Rock’s backup (Stone Cold) is nowhere to be seen.

    What makes this work is that it feels like a proper culmination of all the things that the McMahons had used to screw over their enemies. The McMahon family, the stooges, special referees, weapons and interference – they tried it all once again, but this time finally it all backfired on them. This is a night for the good guys: Austin gets another one over on the McMahons, Linda slaps Stephanie silly, Shane goes through a table, Earl Hebner (fired unceremoniously in the weeks before Backlash) reinstated, and most importantly – The Rock wins the WWF Title. And while The Rock’s title win might not seem important – after all this was his fourth title win – but it was his first title win as a babyface, nearly a year since he turned face and became one of the most popular and recognisable figures in wrestling history. The big question is, why was this not the Wrestlemania main event?

    Aside from that, this works because Triple H and Rock have always had great chemistry together. It won’t come as any surprise that there’s still a couple more Rock vs HHH matches to come on this list. They always brought out the best in one another, and this was no different. They wrestle with lots of energy and intensity, and they constantly keep the fans into it. If there’s one complaint I have with this match its that the finish with Austin getting involved was pretty obvious but through hard work, these two managed to get attention on to Rock and Triple H (and Shane, but that’s not a bad thing in this circumstance). Shane is an excellent douchebag biased referee, and I loved that him helping HHH started fairly subtle (ignoring HHHs foot on the rope because he was “looking the other way”, and clapping HHH to get him up) into outright bullshit fast counts. In fact all the McMahons do their job brilliantly, from Vince’s exaggerated expressions to Stephanie’s amazing scowls. Everyone plays their role well, right down to JR and King’s classic commentary.

    When overbooking is done right, it’s great and this match is one of the best examples of it done right.


    What is the legacy of this match?

    This is one of the most memorable attitude era main events ever, in my opinion, and a classic example of evil special referee done right. For any fans of the madness of this era this is pretty much everything you could possibly ask for. Twists, turns, drama, a red hot crowd (the pop for Austin, and then for Rock’s win is out of this world), several stories tied together, and great action. Yeah, Rock’s title reign wouldn’t last very long (surprise), but it’s an amazing feel good moment and caps off an incredible year for the Rock to where he became one of the most popular wrestlers ever.


    If you liked this match, you might like:

    Dude Love vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin – WWF Over The Edge 1998
    Mankind vs. The Rock – WWF Raw, January 4th 1999
    Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz – WWE No Mercy 2016


    #40 Teaser:

    Time for our second Royal Rumble in the countdown.

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    Re: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches (1996-2005)

    Dat Austin pop though. One of the best ever


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