5+ Star Matches

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    Now that Meltzer has broken his own scale that existed for 25 years by giving out 6 Star matches to Omega and Okada, I think he should retroactively add stars to deserving matches of the past to even things out.

    I think the easiest one is Hart Austin at Wrestlemania 13. It didn’t have a million crazy spots, but it is still the best match in my opinion. Best story, best use of blood, tight work, felt so real. I’d give that match at least 5 1/2 stars.

    What other five Star matches from the past now deserve more credit?

    In general, how do you guys feel about matches receiving more than five stars?
     
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    I disagree on retroactively adding stars. The whole point of breaking the scale is that it's a match that goes above and beyond what we've seen before. The original scale was 4 stars, so 5 star matches in themselves are scale breakers. I think that adding stars just devalues everything by "curving" match scores so they all even out, which defeats the purpose to begin with.
     
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    10 star match.

     
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    Watched it 100 times and it never gets old. Perfect's cocky entrance, Brain/Piper/Gorilla on commentary. Fucking clinic by two great workers.
     
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    HBK vs Angle was one of the greatest matches of all time.

    I’ll also throw in Triple H vs Benoit vs HBK at WM 20.
     
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    I think this is the match where Perfect’s back was absolutely shot, too, right? Makes it even more amazing.
     
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    You mean this one?

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