I think the best ever year for was wrestling has to be 1998. That in my view was the golden era you had DX, Nation Of Domanation, the rock, stone cold, valvinas and other wrestlers. I remeber watching matches with average wrestlers and it was still fun to watch it not like now where i would just dose of. The best special event of 1998 was summerslam, i loved that event with the rock vs. triple H, Stone cold vs, the undertaker, that match with Outlaws and kane/mankind, chyna and mark henry and other brilliant matches. That was the only event i could watch over and over and over again without rewindind over matches. Not only that but it was done in the garden, it just can't get better than that. I am proud to have it on video.
Also yeah the rock used to give me jokes back in the days. I remeber when he won the interconetal cup and his father was there to help him, made me proud to be black :mrgreen:
I got quite a few wrestling video's and yeah the old days used to be good, i just can't stand it know it is so boring and shit.
MISAWA PASSES AWAY AFTER BACKDROP IN HIROSHIMA MATCH
Mitsuharu Misawa, one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all-time, was declared dead at 10:10 p.m. Saturday night at a hospital in Hiroshima from an apparent heart attack after being being given a back suplex in a tag team title match.
Misawa would have turned 47 on June 18th.
Misawa, the president of Pro Wrestling NOAH, was teaming with Go Shiozaki in a match challenging Bison Smith & Akitoshi Saito for the GHC tag team championship in Hiroshima. Misawa was given the move at about 8:45 p.m. and knocked unconscious.
According to eye witness reports, Saito gave Misawa a "routine" back suplex that was described as a "7" in danger on a scale of one-to-ten. He did not get up. It was chaos in the ring as they attempted to revive him using CPR and the crowd was hushed for a while, and began a "Misawa" chant. He turned purple in the ring and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.
His heart stopped beating in the ring.
The wrestlers were told on the bus that he had passed away.
While it is being reported that he passed away at the hospital, he may have actually passed away in the ring.
Misawa was the Japanese high school national wrestling champion at 187 pounds in 1980, and was recruited by Giant Baba into All Japan Pro Wrestling. He gained his first taste of stardom in 1984 when he was chosen to be the second Tiger Mask. After unmasking in 1990, he became an even bigger star after a series of singles matches with Jumbo Tsuruta.
He was Japan's biggest pro wrestling star of the 90s, and one could make a strong case for him as the top wrestler of the decade. He was the Wrestler of the Year in 1995, 1997 and 1999.
After the death of Shohei "Giant" Baba, Misawa wrestled a little over one more year for All Japan Pro Wrestling, while working as company president. After consistently butting heads with owner Motoko Baba, the widow of Shohei Baba, he and 90% of the All Japan roster quit the company to form Pro Wrestling NOAH.