Royal Rumble Fan Fest Panel Guests, Striker Picks The 5-Star Match Of The Week
– This week’s WWE Classics Five-Star Match of the Week was chosen by Matt Striker. He chose the Best of 3 Falls Match between Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko that aired on the August 26th, 1995 episode of ECW TV. Striker explained to WWE.com why this classic match was worthy of the five-star rating:
“During this time, I had dreams of being a professional wrestler. I would study these tapes and steal these moves. I tried to emulate Dean and Eddie to a tee and I was nowhere near as talented as either of those guys. Watch that match and see the story that these two men are telling. There are no catchphrases. There are no T-shirts being sold. There’s no cool fanfare on a TitanTron behind you. It’s just two guys in a dingy wrestling hall in front of true wrestling fans doing what the sign on the arena says. They are wrestling. The ovation, the appreciation, the camaraderie and the brotherhood is something that transcends all of sports, all of pop culture. For one brief moment, you believed in what Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko were doing. And because of those men and their dedication to our craft, that moment that you believe stays with you for the rest of your life.”
– WWE has released more information regarding the Superstar Panels that will take place during the Royal Rumble Fan Fest weekend in Phoenix Arizona:
* The Montreal Screwjob Panel on Saturday (3-6pm) will be hosted by Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and Jerry Lawler.
* The DeGeneration-X Panel on Saturday (6:30-9:30pm) will be hosted by Triple H, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, “Road Dogg” BG James and Billy Gunn.
* The WCW Nitro & Monday Night Wars Panel on Sunday (9am-12pm) will be hosted by Kevin Nash, Big Show and Booker T.
* Update On SHELTON BENJAMIN, JOHN MORRISON & More Former WWE Superstars Returning Soon