Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wrestling Match of the Week: Ric Flair vs Ron Garvin (NWA Starrcade 87)

This week match of the week: Ric Flair vs Ron Garvin (1987 NWA Starrcade)
The match took place on November 26, 1987 on Thanksgiving day in Chicago. I remember watching this match on two tape VHS rental of Starrcade best matches up to 1987 when I was a kid. This was one of matches and surprised me Garvin was NWA World Heavyweight champion going into the event. My exposure on Ron Garvin was WWF days from renting tapes of Wrestlemania 5 and 1990 Royal Rumble. Later on being older and found reasoning behind this was Jim Crockett rather have Ric Flair chase the belt going into their big event. Garvin took the chance to be champion for two months going to event.

Despite fans knowing Garvin is the lame duck champion (with audible "Garvin sucks!" chant in early minutes of the match) there was Flair magic of making anyone credible. This time instead being champion he was a challenger going after fighting champion with "hands of stone" punch. Ron Garvin was doing knockout punches way before Big Show and Johnny B. Badd. Both battle each other with stiff shots of chops with Flair getting dirty (low blow) and using trademark figure-four leglock. Garvin fought back making Flair bleed and using figure-four on him. Both continue to fight back and forth til Flair hotshot him to steel post of the cage to take NWA World Heavyweight title for 5th time.

Notice this year Thanksgiving lands on date of this match? Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wrestling Match of the Week: A.C.H. vs JT LaMotta (ACW Lone Star Classic 2011)

Going have new entry about wrestling. It's called wrestling's match of the week. It will feature random matches of the past with either a clip or still shots from it.

This week match of the week is: A.C.H. vs J.T. LaMotta (ACW Lone Star Classic 2011)

The rise of A.C.H. in the indies started right here taking on J.T. LaMotta in finals of Lone Star Classic and for Heavyweight title. In ACW the titles are on the line in tournaments. LaMotta won the title in semifinals against Portia Perez whom she beat Darin Childs (champion going into the match) and Rachel Summerlyn in the first round. Soon the hottest talent from Texas branched out leading him to ROH.

In this year Lone Star Classic it will be ACH final match in his "home" fed ACW. The fans will miss him as he goes full time for ROH. Thank you A.C.H. for those matches in ACW and Inspire Pro. You will get homecoming when ROH tours down in Austin/San Antonio.