Thursday, February 15, 2007

Best of Intercontinental Title Matches DVD

1) Shawn Michaels vs. Crush – 4
2) Bret Hart vs. Skinner – 2
3) Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty – 5
4) Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Perfect – 5
5) Shawn Michaels vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan – 5

Michaels and Crush was a decent match from England. Actually, I think I touched on it when I reviewed that WWF Global Warfare tape many moons ago. But, for the benefit of those who don’t read the archives, I’ll elaborate briefly. Crush did his part and worked good and Michaels sells were good as well. They did pretty much what they did all the time back then where the champion walks out on the match and keeps the belt. Bret and Skinner had many miscommunications as well as a totally botched leapfrog within the first 30 seconds in a match that was ultimately disappointing. The remaining matches all involved Michaels and the match with Jannetty was ultimately satisfying but had its downfalls at points. Jannetty initially won the match but then the ref used the instant replay rule and restarted the match. Michaels won after Jannetty killed himself by free-falling from the top to the outside. The match with Perfect was from SummerSlam 93 and was pretty standard and simple. Michaels won by count-out after Diesel interfered. The final match against Duggan was a pleasant surprise and a nice way to close out the DVD.

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