- 05/29/2012, 12:09AM ET
..PCH// said 05/29, 12:09 AM
I got WRestleMania 6.
Warrior wins the heavyweight belt, from the seemingly invincible, HulkHogan.
IC TITLE VS HW TITLE.. Warrior rocks the Toronto, Skydome!!! :) memories,o,memories.
other notable matches..
Demolition vs Andre the Giant & Haku...
Rick Rude vs Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Dusty Rhodes w/ Saphire vs Randy "Macho King" Savage...
one of my personal favorite rivalries squared off, the orient express w/ Mr. fuji vs the young gunns, the Rockers..
mikeycook said 05/29, 05:28 PM
I'm an old school fan, so I'm gonna have to go with...
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant - The first slam of Andre
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. The Honky Tonk Man
The Hart Foundation vs. The British Bulldogs
And my personal favorite wrestler (and movie star), Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs Adrian Adonis, with the loser sacrificing his hair.
Not to mention it was the largest recorded attendance for a live sporting event for 20+ years, with well over 90K wrestling fans packing the Silverdome.
..PCH// said 05/29, 11:35 PM
While the "Slam heard 'round the world" was GREAT.. it wasn't the greatest match..
Andre's skills in the ring, slow, old, boring.. sorry.. no offense to one of the best ever..
Ultimate Warrior begged the little hulkamaniacs not to eat their vitamins, and Terry, he didn't.
Warrior dethroned the king of wrestling. The skydome was pretty packed itself, not to the measure of the silver dome, but mighty close.
recent hall of fame inductee, Edge, he went to this HOgan vs Warrior match, givin that it was in Canada, and that's what started his "dream". haha true story..
Ricky the Dragon Steamboat vs Macho Man, that shoulda win it for yah right there, NOT
Ultimate Warrior vs Hulk Hogan is the BEST MAIN EVENT match in Mania History!
Both were in their primes, both had a HUGE, HUGE following, and both put it all on the line. Andre when Hogan slammed him, yes, was outta his prime..
NO, Dusty Rhodes vs Macho Man wasn't like Steamboat vs Savage, but it was a damn good performance. Dusty was coming from NWA, he had the polka dots to match..
I will bring up the remainder of the card in my next argument..
Hogan vs Warrior's match>slam of Andre, sorry!
mikeycook said 05/30, 11:50 AM
I'm biased against Ultimate Warrior. I was always bored by his act. So, I had a hard time getting too excited about him beating Hogan. And we all know Hogan was no great wrestler, moves-wise. I would say Warrior's Wrestlemania VII with Savage was even better,
That being said, you can't say that the Hogan-Warrior match was better than the Steamboat-Savage match, with the pre-match bad blood (after Savage hit Steamboat in the throat with the ring bell) Then Steamboat opens the match by full-own choking Savage and holding him him the air. Finally, Savage almost gets in another shot with the ring bell before finally losing.
I also completely agree that the Andre fight was not a great match. Andre was too old and injured. And I'm not sure I completely buy the slam. But getting Andre in the air and hearing 90,000 people screaming at the top of their lungs is something I'll never forget (even if Edge wasn't there to see it. ;) And the match had a couple of great moments, including the first attempted slam with Andre falling on Hogan and nearly crushing him.
III > VI
..PCH// said 05/31, 02:01 AM
At WrestleMania VI, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake was the first person to pin Mr. Perfect in a televised match, thus ending Perfect's lengthy undefeated streak "the perfect record" in most fans' eyes.
that's another good match, I said nothing about.
Ted Dibiase vs Jake the Snake, million dollar belt on the line..
Roddy Piper vs Bad News Brown..
Also, pointing out that your Steamboad vs Macho match is better, irrelevant, that wasn't the main event for your "mania". ahah
Hating on Hogan doesn't do much for your argument either. He's the one that slammed Andre, and also, he might not have been the best "in-ring", but he knew how to play the crowd, that's for sure..
Warrior was in his prime, Andre clearly wasn't..
Back when WM 6 was going on, Warrior was like a glock nine in a china shop, believe dat! haha good night
mikeycook said 05/31, 11:23 AM
I'd say the Hulk-Andre match was better was better than any of your matches other than the main. When you add the Steamboat-Savage and Piper-Adonis matches, it's not even close. III > VI.
Also, you never claimed the main event had to be the best match of the Mania. Very often it's not. But even if I concede that, I've got the next 2 best singles matches. And while Orient Express vs. Rockers may be an all-time favorite for you, it doesn't compare to Hart Foundation vs. British Bulldogs.
And of course, I can't stop mentioning the hair match. If you wanted Warrior-Hogan to be an all-time great, they should've wrestled for their hair.
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