Thursday, January 12, 2012

Royal Rumble Top 30 - January 12

19. The Rockers vs. The Orient Express

For my money, this is one of the greatest tag team matches to ever take place in a WWE ring. It's my favorite Rockers match and obviously the most memorable Orient Express match, ever. It's perhaps a bit too reliant on rest holds early on, but the stuff later on just wasn't what you were accustomed to seeing in WWE in 91. It may seem tame now, but high cross bodies to the outside, suicide dives, moonsaults, these were all very foreign to young Razor and it was just so awesome.

Another boon to the match was the fact that the crowd was SUPER into it. Didn't hurt that it was the opener, but Shawn Michaels takes a hell of a beating and the crowd goes absolutely bonkers when Marty Jannetty gets the hottest of hot tags. And just when it looks like all hope is lost for The Rockers, they sneak a win with an incredibly clever finish.

Damn, I love this match; go watch it now if you've never seen it. Oh and how badass is the Orient Express theme song?

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