Second Annual Akeem Memorial Hall of Fame: Matches

Every year, starting in 2010, we here at Stunt Granny will go through a rigorous, dangerous, possibly illegal set of votes to induct people into our own Akeem Memorial Hall of Fame. The voting is broken up into four categories: Serious Wrestlers, Fun Wrestlers, Angles, and Matches. This post is for the Matches. Here are last year’s inductees:

Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker – WrestleMania 25, Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart – WrestleMania 10, Ric Flair vs. Rick Steamboat – WrestleWar 1989, Ric Flair vs. Rick Steamboat – Chi Town Rumble, Cactus Jack vs. Vader – Halloween Havoc 1993, Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin – WrestleMania 13, Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior – WrestleMania 7, Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior – WrestleMania 6, Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada & Masato Yakushiji vs. Taka Michinoku & Terry Boy & Dick Togo – ECW Barely Legal

And now, without any further ado, here are this year’s inductees!

Royal Rumble 1992

Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat, WrestleMania 3

CM Punk vs. John Cena, Money in the Bank 2011

Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania 8

Mick Foley vs. The Undertaker, King of the Ring 1998

Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn, ECW Heat Wave 1998

Bret Hart vs. Curt Hennig, Summer Slam 1991

Sting & Nikita Koloff & Rick Steamboat & Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes vs. Rick Rude & Steve Austin & Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton & Larry Zbyszko, WrestleWar 1992

Stunt Granny Audio: ECW Nostalgia Special (Part 2)

dangerous alliance

(L to R) Don Muraco, Jimmy Snuka, Paul E. Dangerously, Eddie Gilbert, and a guy... the brawn, the brains, and a guy.

Dusty and Eric are once again joined by Dan to finish their trip down ECW Memory Lane. The trio talk about the original Eastern/Extreme Championship Wrestling, starting with its predecessor, Tri-State Wrestling Alliance, and weaving the common threads, from Tod Gordon to Eddie Gilbert to Paul Heyman, from Jimmy Snuka to Sabu to Taz, and the rest of the cast of characters. What major angles or even minor moments do they consider important crossroads for ECW? How did they feel about (or even contribute to) some of the coverage ECW received at the time in the wrestling press? Were pay-per-view and national television good or bad for the company? And what was the live experience like for each of the guys? All this and another hell of a lot of good discussion, just two clicks away.

Stunt Granny Audio: ECW Chronology (Part 1, 60 min)

Stunt Granny Audio: ECW Chronology (Part 2, 60 min)

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