KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL #3 (video review) : Barry Windham vs Ricky Morton, NWA, 1991
Posted on 11/29/113 by Petey Staniforth
Kicking It Old School #3
The Concept :
Are you tired of today's professional wresting scene? Do WWE bore you? Does TNA leave you reaching for the remote control? Do the independent promotions have you yawning? Well, here's your answer - step into the world of "Kicking It Old School", a nostalgic semi regular trip back into the random reaches of time gone by, to find an obscure little gem, that may just get your attention and remind you just how much better the past was, compared to today.
The Writer :
Petey Staniforth. A father of two, a part time professional wrestling journalist for over fourteen years, who's peak was the honour of writing for Bill Apter. A now retired professional wrestler, who was a former three time world tag team champion, and also a singles champion. Petey is promoter of CAWS (Charity Appeal Wrestling Shows), in the United Kingdom, and still performs as a controversial heel manager known as '#The Perfect Playboy' P.T. Player. CAWS is the UK's only full time, 100 percent fundraising and charity professional wrestling show; and in 2013, was endorsed on social media networking websites, in a video; by no less than WWE Hall Of Fame Legend, Mick Foley.
The Match / The Link :
Barry Windham vs Ricky Morton, NWA/WCW, 1991
The Review :
The main problem with the fact that countless wrestling promotions have had so many television shows, is that so many classic matches tend to slip through the cracks. Or at the very least, many matches where people you’d love to have seen wrestle each other, have either been forgotten, or even the most avid of fan might not realise that they ever happened. And here is a prime example of that.
How can you go wrong with either Ricky Morton, or Barry Windham? Two of the best wrestlers that the 1980’s had to offer, both had countless classic matches that are timeless; and with various styles of opponent.
Ricky Morton is that perennial crowd favourite and underdog that everyone was rooting for, to survive the beating he would take in the ring, and to break out his high flying style of offense, and somehow get the victory.
Barry Windham is that rugged kind of tough, that big man who many would root against, but whom they still respected and knew that their heroes would be in for a hard time with, and would have to be at the top of their game to beat.
Remember, I am not a believer in spoiling the results of matches, I am here simply to get your attention, and make you, the reader; want to go back into time, and appreciate how good things used to be, and help you appreciate professional wrestling once more. All you need to do is click the link, and hop aboard into my time machine to a different era, and make your day that little bit more ‘old school’.
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