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Ring Riffs Video Review: THAT Jackie Gayda Match

December 16, 2018 | Posted by Len Archibald
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Welcome to Ring Riffs, where we take the absolute worst of professional wrestling and wrap it up in a neat little episodic package for your entertainment…and my own sense of masochism.

I have made my (small) claim to fame writing here at 411 (even a Goldberg-like Fact or Fiction undefeated streak), but I have taken a break from the written word for now because school is a little too heavy to hammer out some complex thoughts about the current wrestling climate. On the odd occasion, I’ll be able to slip a new column out. I am both a professional wrestling fanatic and a glutton for punishment, so I have found other ways to get my wrestling fix out there.

Ring Riffs is my video love letter to everything absolutely horrid about professional wrestling. We are all aware that, like any form of entertainment, there is the best of it and the worst of it. We nerd-rage over matches and moments that are beneath our expectations of what wrestling should be – but over time, those terrible moments become inside jokes and memes for us to point and laugh at, wondering exactly what life-altering drugs were ingested by those who believed their ideas would get over with the wrestling fanbase.

So here we are, and here I am, ready to exploit the bottom of the barrel when it comes to wrestling matches. There is an entire galaxy of terrible matches for your entertainment…and for my punishment for the evil things I have done in my life.

10 EPISODES! To celebrate, I review one of my favorite matches of all time (ironically, of course.) I consider this to be wrestling’s equivalent to The Room – an absolute disgusting piece of in-ring art that is at the same time one of the most compelling matches I have ever seen. Trish Stratus and Bradshaw were very good hands in the ring and were years away from their greatest successes. Chris Nowinski, the first WWE talent to graduate from Harvard, I believe was on his way to having a great career before his concussion injuries forced his retirement. Then, there is the fourth person in this infamous tag match. Please consider that she WON Tough Enough while Awesome Kong didn’t even make the cut for the casting of the show. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: THAT Jackie Gayda Match.

***WARNING***If you are easily offended by words, or if you are generally a good parent who doesn’t want their children exposed to potty-mouthed anger, viewer discretion is advised.

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