Dean Malenko vs. Norman Smiley (Worldwide, 11/23/97)
Oh fuck, this was...different? But in the best way possible. It may not have the longest time or anything but both guys manage to tell a basic story of two guys simply wanting to see who's better on the day at mat wrestling. You know the way in a lot of Angle matches, he might do some of that shtick for a minute or two in the beginning? That's how this entire match is and it's refreshing for me because I never knew of this side to Smiley. The pace builds up nicely throughout and towards the end, it feels weird seeing someone actually standing above knee height. Heenan and Schiavonie couldn't really give much of a shit but "Grecko Roman Eye-Poke" was great. Happy I watched this, it stands out from the crowd in terms of how these C-matches generally go.