Andy continues our celebrations of #TheNewWeek with a dose of essential viewing, featuring Kofi Kingston.
He’s one of the greatest monster heels of all time, and he’s got a handful of must-see matches. Here’s your #YokoWeek Essential Viewing.
It’s Harley Race’s reluctantly agreeing to give up being “the man” and make way for Ric Flair. It’s also what Hogan tried to do with the Ultimate Warrior, and would refuse to do for Bret Hart, Lex Luger and even the Undertaker. It’s passing the torch, and if you want to see it done right, you should watch this match between Sabu and Rob Van Dam from Hardcore Heaven ’96.
The match is fast-paced, simultaneously displaying the grace and execution of a well-practiced acrobatic show along with the grit and desperation of a legitimate struggle. Austin and Pillman whip each other to the ground with mean-looking takedowns and seem to apply great leverage to every pin and great effort to every kickout.
Bret Hart and Randy Savage both reside atop the Mount Olympus of the WWE for good reason. Both were top-notch workers capable of looking great…