I posted this match on the blog about a year and a half ago, but it turns out that version was taken down. I just watched it again because Bloodsport: ECW’s Most Violent Matches is on Netflix, so I figured I’d find a new version to post. I really love Mysterio and Psicosis’ stuff from ECW. They’re a fascinating change of pace when looked at in the context of the billions of matches they’ve had against each other over their careers, because the ECW matches are the ones that deviate from their formula. The extreme elements really help separate those matches from the rest of the oeuvre while still retaining what made their encounters special. For your viewing pleasure, their Mexican Death Match from November 2 Remember 1995.
Posts Tagged ‘Rey Misterio Jr’
During my Christmas break I’ve already posted a WWF Championship match and the RCW Gladiator Cup finals, but today’s match isn’t for a title, it’s a war for pride from ECW November To Remember 1995. I was looking for some old Stampede Wrestling stuff on YouTube to post, but I couldn’t find anything that really grabbed my attention. Most of the matches were only five or six minute clips from much longer bouts, and the video quality was pretty poor on most of them, so my search continued until I stumbled upon this gem from ECW, featuring lucha libre that I actually enjoy (that’s a whole other post). I forgot just how small Misterio was pre-WWE until I watched this clip and realized just how ‘roided out he got.