I seem to remember an epic Alex wright versus Tank Abbot match on Thunder.
There were probably at least three moves before the NWO B team came in an spray painted everyone.
It was awesome. Then we ate pie.
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Originally posted by ScottyflamingoWhat happened to Thanksgiving? It used to be THE day for big pro wrestling shows.
It's quite simple. Thanksgiving night used to be Starrcade night. Then Vince put Survivor Series '87 on it, and said to the cable companies, "If you don't carry Survivor Series exclusively, you won't be able to carry WrestleMania."
Because Jim Crockett Promotions relied so much on pay-per-view revenue, and the PPV revenue from Starrcade was almost nil, Crockett was forced to sell to Ted Turner, who turned it into World Championship Wrestling. Starrcade '88 and every Starrcade after that was held in December.
And because Turner knew business but didn't know the wrestling business, we have the situation that we have today.
The following signature quote could very well have been spoken by Vince McMahon afterward:
(edited by ekedolphin on 26.11.10 0125) "But you can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others." --General Tarquin, The Order of the Stick
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My vote goes to the ten tag team Survivor Series elimination match at the inaugural Survivor Series in 1987. If you've never seen that match because you were too young or not alive or whatever, seek it out. Ten of the greatest tag teams of the era in the WWF going at it for over 40 minutes. There'll never be anything like it again. The ten team Survivor match in 1988 was almost as good too, but the original was tops.
If WWE had ever shown competence at pioneering new, satisfying and modern stories I might agree with this, but since all of the examples you gave got over to varying degrees, and almost anything they do now doesn't, I'm not sure what you're arguing exa...