Monday, June 6, 2016
A Fifth on the Sixth
Brad Rochelle vs Patrick Donovan, Wrestlefest 2 (BG East)
This is the fifth time I've cited this particular match. I'm not sure I have spent this much space on any other BGE contest, but then I'm not good at keeping track of those things. The occasion for this entry is a collection of GIFs at The Playground (several more than the eight you see here) which capture everything I love about Rochelle vs Donovan. This may be my all-time favorite BGE match, one of the hottest comeuppance angles ever. There's even been sort of a remake of it, with Jonny Firestorm and Austin Raines duplicating the classic practically move by move. It's good, too, but nothing beats the wacko balls-to-the-wall energy of the 1998 (?) original.