This was the TV main event of the first episode of NWA worldwide that i saw, and i didnt watch another episode, based on the match.
I was a young kid, enraptured with the WWF, and saw this other stuff on at 1am, so had it taped, once, and not again for a year.
I was used to production values of WWF, and couldnt believe how cheap, and "local" this show looked. We had a local saturday afternoon league (all star wrestling out of BC) that had far better production values, than this "national" promotion.
I had REALLY hoped this was not the "5 star" match that was raved about, and placed on the DVD, and i was of course, disappointed.
Now, i will say, it is a much much better match than i remember, but the ONE thing, that made me laugh at, and ignore NWA, was there, in plain sight.
The ending of this match is completely horrendous, and with it, there is no way in hell this is a 5, 4 or even a 3 star match.
It is a match, put on by 1 good performer, and the greatest performer of the modern era, ruined by a bush league orginization, and marred by the incompetance of either the referee or the ring crew.
I still cant help butcringe and laugh when i watch this "gem" of a match.
BTW, im flairs biggest mark, i just needed to vent.
NWA/WCW early 90's style wasn't for everyone. Maybe some people glorified it over the years, but maybe you just aren't a fan of their style. NWA/WCW could actually be pretty different than WWE back then.
Is it really just the ending that turns you off? I haven't watched much NWA myself, but having also just watched this on the Flair DVD I think the match was absolutely fantastic, and has made me a Windham fan. The ending was a bit annoying, but it almost didn't register after the enjoyment I got out of watching the match. Is there anything else you don't like about it to warrant the removal of 3 stars?
Which shows just how much the WWE is willing to invest in its cruiserweight division... Misterio is really the only consistent star in that division, guys like Tajiri and Noble are lost in the shuffle way too often for the fans to care about them.