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CancelTheHam

Shinsuke Nakamura vs John Cena


hikingbeginner

For the right to face WWE Champion Jinder Mahal


Yappa_Pie

That's the real selling point.


TheRobotCity

nZo vs Jerry Lawler (casket match) Cm punk vs Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero Are the two I can think of right away.


destructionfun2

Link to nZo vs Lawler pls


littlematchjohn

Luke Gallows as Festus main evented a Smackdown against the Undertaker. Bob Backlund had a ppv match against Alex Shelley.


Yappa_Pie

Was Backlund vs Shelley in TNA?


littlematchjohn

Yes


AvrilCliff

That Match against the Undertaker was really good iirc.


PeteF3

They even hyped up some psychology behind it--to wit, how can a master of the mind games like Undertaker deal with a guy who has no mind?


wekilledkenny11

Oh, oh, I know this one. Was it “by being the best pure striker in WWE”


littlematchjohn

It was the best out of the Undertaker vs a big guy series they were doing while Edge and Vickie were trying to wear Taker out.


JofusSunshyne

That match really had one of the most interesting finishes I think I’ve ever seen in wrestling, really protecting the character whilst getting the end result it warranted.


AJ91022

Long term booking for when Taker kills him in the boneyard match?


AvrilCliff

Danielson vs Kamala


Dozens86

...for the ROH World Championship


ashley-queerdo

Cactus Jack wrestled Toshiaki Kawada shortly before his hardcore match against Randy Orton at Backlash 2004.


NotYujiroTakahashi

Kawada kicked a barbed wire baseball bat in that match.


ashley-queerdo

That poor barbed wire bat.


[deleted]

That match was originally Kawada vs Goldberg, for whatever reason Goldberg couldn't do the match so they offered Foley the same pay cheque to take his place.


JordyVerrill

Cactus Jack wrestled Andre the Giant as part of a 6 man tag match.


j_rainer

Jeff Hardy vs Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 5.


kyleb337

Is that when Jeff’s phone fell out of his pocket mid-match?


LukeVoight5021

Kevin Steen vs Jerry Lawler I think Samoa Joe was in a tag match with Dan Maff vs Vader and Mike Awesome.


Kratosx23

Obviously there's weirder examples out there, but AJ Styles vs John Cena. That never ceases to this day to make me think how surreal it is that that exists. And that AJ won at that.


TheKingOfRhye777

I thought the matches they had were pretty damn good, too


[deleted]

Probably the best main roster matches of the past 5-6 years


TrafficCoen

Was Vader vs Will Osprey mentioned?


Yappa_Pie

I forgot that happened! What an odd twitter build that had.


Mysterious_Emotion63

[Nakamura vs Alex Riley](https://youtu.be/vczjS5NG7ho) [Rollins vs Marty Janetty ](https://youtu.be/HaSkTOG2zAc)


miiblord

Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt vs Heath Slater and Rhino for the tag titles is like something Universe mode came up with in WWE 2K


McMariners

King Kong Bundy vs Chris Candido Jake Roberts vs Bobby Roode


PeteF3

King Kong Bundy vs. Matt Hardy (or maybe it was Jeff) also.


hailtothekale

I think more people have wrestled Danshoku Dieno than folks realize. Like Jonathan Gresham, Finn Balor, DJ Hyde. Chikara's King of Trios tournaments are also a great source for this kind of thing.


Neat_Masterpiece_995

El generico vs 1-2-3 kid is still one of my faves 😁


hailtothekale

Seriously, it's fantastic!


Jobbermania

Genuinely the best match of X-PAC’s career IMO


ScrubNerd

The strangest one for me is the Ultimate Warrior's last ever match. It's was Ultimate Warrior Vs Orlando Jordan in Barcelona, Spain on the 25th of June 2008.


Yappa_Pie

This is the off the wall answers I'm really looking for!


[deleted]

Was this Warriors first match since he left WCW?


ScrubNerd

Yep, the match he had before this one was the embarrassment that was Warrior Vs Hogan at Halloween Havoc 1998


__Hello_my_name_is__

Orange Cassidy vs. Minoru Suzuki Oh wait that didn't happen. Fuck you, pandemic. I'm still mad about that.


ZandigsJesusPromo

Also killed the 3 Stages of Hell match between Brian Cage and Scott Steiner that had a bodybuilding competition and a verbal debate.


WrestleSocietyXShill

Wait what? This is the first time I have heard about this and I wish I hadn't because now I'm sad. Although Steiner would have absolutely demolished Cage in the verbal debate.


Yappa_Pie

Thanks for the reminder. :(


TJOW40

Takeshi Morishima vs. Necro Butcher


kisstheoctopus

- Jinder Mahal vs. Michael Elgin (at Arena Mexico no less) - WALTER vs. Darby Allin (this one was probably not that weird then but it really seems so now) - MJF vs. Hornswoggle - Toru Yano vs. The Ascension’s Viktor - Bryan Danielson vs. Shingo Takagi (what would be an absolute dream match now)


Infinite-Surprise-53

Minoru Suzuki vs Riho


GingerJesus000

Most Nitro mid card matches.


PeteF3

Some classic "only in WCW" matches (sadly most of these were on B-shows and not Nitro or Thunder)... Kendall Windham vs. El Dandy Masahiro Chono vs. Evad Sullivan Yuji Nagata vs. Greg Valentine Dirty White Boy Len Denton vs. Atlantis The Freebirds (Hayes/Garvin) vs. Silver King & El Texano One from New Japan: Jake Roberts vs. Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP title.


miiblord

Early 90s WCW was so good for this. Edge vs Kevin Sullivan HHH vs Alex Wright Rhino vs Hacksaw Jim Duggan


GoalaAmeobi

Kota Ibushi & Yoshiko Vs. Danshoku Dino & Mayu Iwatani.


DecentTop1084

Not a current guy vs older guy but two current guys I never knew faced off. Gresham vs Rollins (Tyler Black) has happened more than once and it weirds me out because I didn't know Gresham was in IWA Mid South, I knew he was in NOAH


Yappa_Pie

It's so crazy that a majority of indie guys, especially a decade ago, did at least one IWA-MS show.


DecentTop1084

The way Seth talked, they wrestled at least a few times on IWA


Yappa_Pie

I'm going to be scoping this out on IWTV tomorrow night. That sounds like a match up I didn't know I want.


ZandigsJesusPromo

Also on Highspots for those with that! IWA: Mid-South might be an "outlaw mudshow" even compared to CZW at the time, but they did definitely get some bangers going. The earlier TPI tournaments, the Punk vs Hero feud, Necro Butcher's matches against more serious wrestlers like Low-Ki and Samoa Joe, etc.


Yappa_Pie

I have a lot of the old TPI tapes and a few other great shows. They had some quality stuff going on randomly.


ZandigsJesusPromo

Dude, legit some of the best deathmatches I've ever seen too. I 100% put IWA: Mid-South up there with CZW, ROH, FIP, Chikara, and PWG as far as early 2000s American indies go.


Crissxfire

IWA Mid South is absolutely a cornerstone of the 2000s indies, Ian may be a scummy person and the company has fallen big time over the last 15 years or so. But for a while, they were pumping out some absolutely killer shows and had a who's who of independent talent. TPI 2004 is one of the most loaded tournaments in indie wrestling of all time.


Yappa_Pie

You ain't kidding!!! They were stacked 2 day tournaments!


godleftmefinished

bret vs misawa it wasn't that good :(


Yappa_Pie

First line had me so excited...


JofusSunshyne

For British fans of a certain age, Giant Haystacks’ WCW run in the mid 90s has every match that feels odd. In that time he fought Scotty Riggs, Buff Bagwell, Alex Wright, Lex Luger and finally The Giant. Giant Haystacks VS The Big Show is so crazy to me.


KneelBeforeCube

Rob Terry vs Kazuchika Okada (Terry won) Stevie Richards vs Kazuchika Okada (Richards won twice) Also Ink Inc beat the unlikely team of Becky Bayless and Kazuchika Okada. That Okada TNA run was wild, can you believe Shannon Moore has a win against Okada?


BustermanZero

Didn't Jay Lethal fight Jim Neidhart? And lose?


noblemile

Kenta Kobashi's other match in RoH (Low Ki) Tadasuke vs Eddie Kingston for the CHIKARA Grand Championship Maki Itoh vs Su Yung Chyna vs Jushin Thunder Liger and Masahiro Chono


MistaMane

Takeshi Morishima vs whoever he faced in a random Raw dark match


kisstheoctopus

Charlie Haas!


MrDaaark

Larry Zbysko vs AJ Styles Cactus Jack vs Toshiaki Kawada Scott Hall vs Big Sal The Outsiders vs Naoya Ogawa & Shinya Hashimoto Taka Michinoku vs Triple H for the WWE title


cris98175

Cactus Jack Vs Toshiaki Kawada happened twice, in 1991 during Jacks only AJPW tour and in 2004 in Hustle


CarolinaCoug

Ultimate Warrior vs Orlando Jordan has always been bizarre to me


DJ_Aftershock

Toru Yano Vs Jon Moxley.


crap4you

Kenny Omega vs a 9 year old girl.


SnickyIsLonely

When did this happen?


noblemile

In DDT back in 2011


NotYujiroTakahashi

* Bryan Danielson vs Kamala for the ROH world title * Randy Savage vs Bruiser Bedlam (More known thanks to Darkside of the Ring) * AJ Styles vs MMA fighter turned MMA ref Frank Trigg * Brock Lesnar vs Akebono for the IWGP Championship * R-Truth vs WALTER on the WWE UK Tour * Arashi and Great Muta vs Christopher Daniels and Dan Maff for the AJPW World Tag Titles * Minoru Suzuki vs Caleb Konely doing his 40 year old influencer gimmick


RICHAPX

Vader v Will Ospreay


TheKingOfRhye777

Ken Shamrock's first pro match: a 1989 loss to Barry Horowitz.


PlatinumJoystick

Chris Candido & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Prince Nana & Kamala, Dean Malenko vs. Mistico, Bryan Danielson vs. Billy Kidman, Horace Hogan vs. Nigel McGuinness, Low Ki vs. Essa Rios (in WWF), all of which are on YouTube except for the Malenko match.


Dinzeldanaher

Will Osprey vs Vader


Crissxfire

Nick Gage and Bryan Alvarez have shared a ring and Nash Carter/Zac Wentz has done a death match in GCW. The latter being weird because it doesn't seem his style, but he wanted to do at least one and he did, against Alex Colon.


basquiatvision

Orlando Jordan vs. Ultimate Warrior Chyna vs. Jushin Thunder Liger


_Untit1ed_

Kota Ibushi vs a blow up doll


axb2002

It never happened in this universe, but in an alternate universe we got Minoru Suzuki vs. Orange Cassidy. Damn you Covid for taking that away from us.


wynnetheridge

WALTER wrestled R Truth of all people on one of the last WWE UK tours.


basquiatvision

I think Undertaker and New Jack had a match or two in Smoky Mountain Wrestling. They feuded for a bit but live footage isn’t online.


RaylanCrowder00

El Gigante vs Nailz....in New Japan.