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14 Greatest Rubber Matches In Wrestling History


Be it a rivalry born out of mutual hatred, desire to win a title, or mere competitive spirit, many of wrestling’s best feuds have ended with a rubber match. A final, definitive contest to decide who is the better competitor once and for all. As the saying goes, third time’s a charm.

The trope has been around for decades in wrestling, and given that two of 2015’s most high profile matches were, at their core, rubbers, proves that they remain popular to this day. There were plenty others – some memorable, some less so – but last year’s booking alone tells us that the concept has stood the test of time.

A few ground rules for this one. Strictly speaking, a rubber match would be the third match in a trilogy of matches, acting as a tiebreaker to prove who the best competitor is. For the sake
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‘WWE: WCW’s Greatest PPV Matches Vol. 1′ Blu-ray Review

Since WWE purchased WCW and the vast video library that came along with it, there have been numerous releases devoted to WCW related content, from the Goldberg set, to the Best of Nitro stuff, down to the Nwo release, but this is the first time WWE has taken a look at the best matches from the rich history of WCW’s Pay-Per-View’s. So here it is, volume one in the greatest matches from the PPV years of WCW.

WCW had some great PPV shows over the years of their existence. From Starrcade to Halloween Havoc, Superbrawl to Uncensored, Road Wild to Sin. Okay, ignore Sin, pretend I didn’t say that.

Here, in this 3 DVD/2 Bd set, you get over 20 matches ranging from 1987 until 2001 and the quality is, for the most-part, very high. From true wrestling greats, such as Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Sting, Vader, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage,
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