Sunday, 21 March 2010

DOUBLE A OF THE DAY #4

Arn Anderson & Ric Flair v Bobby Eaton & Brian Pillman (WCW Main Event, 6/9/91)

So these four get around ten minutes to work a tag match. It's not mindblowing or anything, but fuck man, like this COULDN'T be at least decent.

Match has both Pillman and Eaton taking a turn at face in peril, and while they don't have a whole lot of time to work up any kind of amazing heat segment, both are good in the role. Pillman and Flair always had some really choice strike exchanges, so you get a few examples of that here. Pillman isn't afraid to really let loose with those overhead chops of his, and Flair's knife-edges speak for themselves anyway. Eaton has some great punches, too.

Arn's the one bringing the hot shit for his team here, because Flair's pretty much content to chop people and Flair flop all over the arena. Flair circa-'91 is a strange beast. I mean, I don't think he sucked or anything, but he wasn't all that good, either. I could totally see someone that isn't a big Flair fan to begin with thinking he was outright bad. That said, I don't mind him shtick-ing his way through a ten minute TV tag because ARN is fuckin' ARN and works for two anyway. Finish is pretty crappy, though.

Arn, Pillman and Eaton would all go on to have an exceptional year six months down the line, and while this isn't up to those lofty standards, it's still worth a look.

WATCH IT HERE!

No comments: