Cactus Jack vs Vader
These two are not the most well-known wrestlers to those who have not followed the sport closely for years. They weren’t named after a super hero and they didn’t star in any B-movies. They did however make a serious mark in the sport that few others had been able to accomplish.
In numerous battles that involved some knock-down, drag-out beatings, these two guys managed to show the world that wrestling, at least the danger inherent in it, was real. They pushed the boundaries of the usual stunts like no others had before. When they planned their fights, they really went for it. They made an impression with the crowd that lasted well after the event was over.
There was one occasion where Vader slammed Cactus into a concrete floor, causing a real concussion, and another where cactus was caught in a “Hangman” move with his head in between the ropes and couldn’t get out. He realized the danger he was in and decided to literally rip his own ear off to escape the situation. The crowd never forgot that one, I guarantee it.