What is your wrestling dream match? Anytime, anywhere and any era. There is no right or wrong answer because it is what you want to see. Whether it’s a match that never happened or a contest that happened at the wrong time, fantasy booking or create a wrestler made on your favorite video game can makes dreams a virtual reality. Here are my seven dream matches and please, share your dream matches in the comment section as well.
7.) Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Jerry Lynn
Superbrawl 2, my first taste of Japanese wrestling as the original power ranger, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, emerged from the entrance ramp and wrestled Brian Pillman in an exciting match with a style that was unfamiliar to U.S. fans. Around the same time, Jerry Lynn and the Lightning Kid engaged in a two-year feud that captivated fans in Minnesota, Michigan, and Texas for the Global Wrestling Federation. Liger was established as the premier junior heavyweight in Japan and maybe the world, while Lynn remained unknown until his match with Rob Van Dam in 1999. They have worked in the same places but never stood across from each other in the ring. Liger/Lynn would be a phenomenal match since both would match each other move for move in a stunning display of athleticism.
6.) British Bulldogs vs. The Eliminators
Tag Team wrestling made its most significant strides in the 1980s. Teams like the British Bulldogs often had the best matches on the card. Davey Boy Smith was a fantastic athlete, while the Dynamite Kid’s intensity and style had many considering him one of the best workers in the business. Any diehard fan of Extreme Championship Wrestling would tell you that tag team wrestling in the ’90s belonged to Perry Saturn and John Kronus. The Eliminators would outclass their opponents with innovative offense and finish them with their signature maneuver, Total Elimination. These teams would be a match that would produce a perfectly blended symphony of old and new.
5.) Harley Race vs. HHH
Harley Race was a man’s man of the squared circle. A seven-time world champion had legendary feuds with Terry Funk, Dory Funk Jr., Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, and his last feud with the Junkyard Dog culminating at Wrestlemania III. He was a legit badass in his prime, and he perpetuated that inside the ring. His promos made me believe this dude with the afro was not to be trifled with. HHH is the cerebral assassin who will do whatever it takes to physically and mentally decimate his opponent. Winning is what Race and HHH crave the most. They have excellent timing in the ring, and they can have a great match with almost anyone. This would be the heel version of the irreparable force versus the immovable object.
4.) Andre The Giant vs. The Undertaker
Big guys come and go, but they always end up being one giant of the squared circle that defines a generation. Fans of yesteryear would definitively put their stock into Andre The Giant while those of the WWE Universe would side with the Undertaker. Long-time fans would crave to see the battle to determine who the best big man of all time is. They are both staples of Wrestlemania, which is something few people can claim. Both would present a challenge to the other that they have never encountered before, and fans would be racking their brains wondering, who will win?
3.) Shawn Michaels vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
Do I really need to try and sell you on this? The answer is no, but I’ll do it anyway. The Dragon locking horns with a heel Showstopper would present the perfect blend of Action, excitement, drama, and suspense. Shawn Michaels played the cocky asshole like no other, and Ricky Steamboat was that good guy you loved to cheer. They’re both highly dynamic in every aspect of their work, and I believe they would be the main event draw in arenas worldwide.
2.) Macho Man Randy Savage vs. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka
Macho Man vs. The Island Man. The Elbow Drop vs. The Superfly Splash. Two of the most recognized finishing moves and characters of all time will take center stage as who can withstand the onslaught of the other’s maneuver? I know they worked with each other when Macho was King and Sunka was past his prime. These two would have had a fantastic program similar to the Michaels vs. Steamboat match with the entertainment factor turned up to max volume.
1.) Bret Hart vs. Kurt Angle
This match would be a technical masterpiece of epic proportions. The Excellence of Execution versus the Olympic gold medalist. Individually, they have won more championships than anyone can count. Fans would salivate over the precision and spectacle this match would produce. This feud would span over many years as their styles make them tailor-made for each other. The storyline to simply determine who is the best wrestler in the world doesn’t provide the entertainment value the majority of wrestling fans crave. Even if you prefer your professional wrestlers to have more personality than mat savvy, Hart and Angle’s exquisite blend of catch-as-catch-can style and storytelling will make any fan cheer with thunderous applause. Yep, it’s official; I would sell my soul to see this match.
4 thoughts on “My Wrestling Dream Matches”
Triple H vs. Harley Race is an interesting choice given that Triple H patterns a lot of his approach in the ring after Race’s style. The fact that Triple H likes Race as a wrestler gives me some hope that maybe we can return to a more a wrestling-oriented product with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon heading up the company soon. I agree with you that Race always came across as someone who was tough in real life, so had they fought, he and Triple H probably could have projected a serious style of match.
My dream matches
John Cena v Ric Flair for WWE Champion
Big Show v Andre the Giant
Macho Man v CM Punk
Ultimate Warrior v Pat Patterson for Intercontinental Champion
Stone Cold v Kevin Owens
Rey Mysteiro v Kalisto whoever loses gets to take the mask off
John Cena v Shinsuke Nakurmura
I like your list. Especially Stone Cold v Kevin Owens and John Cena v Shinsuke Nakurmura. Thanks for checking out my blog.