5 Best Wrestling Matches of 1994
- 1994 will go down as one of the best years in wrestling history, and these give matches stand head and shoulders above all the rest.
#4 Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) vs. The Great Sasuke - Super J Cup Finals 1994
This is one of the most technically-precise matches ever put together. Pegasus and Sasuke execute every move with pinpoint precision, and nothing looks awkward or out of place. Both of them were rising stars, yet once the match ended, both of them looked like true superstars. For those that don’t know, the Super J Cup was a one-night tournament created by Jushin Liger designed to showcase the best rising junior heavyweight stars. It was a standard single-elimination match, which ended with this tournament final match. It was also long-considered to be the single-greatest night of pro wrestling in history from an in-ring action perspective.
Although Sasuke more than held his own and showed some absolutely breathtaking acrobatics, this was Pegasus (Chris Benoit)’s match. His execution and timing were flawless, and his natural technique shines throughout the match. He moved around like he had been wrestling his whole life, which the crowd appreciated, as they cheered the ‘gaijin’ as he won the match and the tournament.
If there was ever a match that acted as a harbinger of things to come for a wrestler, this was Benoit’s. Regardless of how you may feel about his actions outside the ring, he was a phenomenal wrestler inside the ring and proved it in matches like this one.Published 21 Sep 2018, 06:13 IST