Good list. I would actually have Bret-Owen at #1. Had a feeling Austin-Bret would take it though, and it is an excellent match. And yeah, I can certainly see why Taker's matches don't often make these lists. He's so often put in there for the purpose of dominating over some barely mobile slug of the week, or otherwise mismatched opposition, that you're going to be hard-pressed to get many epics. His gimmick doesn't exactly call for quality matches anyway.
Why exactly does the Big Show have to be a compelling character that you have to support? Last time I checked, he's a BAD GUY!! I don't remember anybody thinking the Iron Sheik was cool. Nobody lined up to give King Kong Bundy his "props.