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AEW Star Compares FTR Vs Briscoes Trilogy To Steamboat Vs Flair

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One person in AEW is singing the praises of the recent FTR/Briscoes trilogy.

FTR and the Briscoes had three highly-acclaimed tag matches in 2022. The first was a standard tag match at ROH Supercard of Honor in April, which FTR won. Then they had a two-out-of-three-falls match at Death Before Dishonor in July that FTR also won.

Lastly, the series ended in December at Final Battle when the Briscoes won a Dog Collar match to win the ROH Tag Team Championships.

This trio of matches has been widely praised by wrestling fans and critics, with Dave Meltzer rating the first two matches 5-Stars each and the third one 5.5-Stars. But Dax Harwood things that these matches deserve even more praise.

In fact, on an episode of his FTR Podcast, Harwood hoped that these matches surpass the Flair/Steamboat saga as the best in-ring matches of all time.

“I wouldn’t mind if it goes down as the greatest in-ring trilogy of all time. I understand that there is Steamboat and Flair and that’s a hard bar to measure up, but I would like for that to be it. I would like for it to go down as the three greatest tag team matches of all time and I know that’s a hard bar to beat too.”

Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat had four legendary matches in 1989. At NWA Chi-Town Rumble, Steamboat beat Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Then Steamboat won an untelevised house show match in Landover Michigan that Dave Meltzer saw live and said it was so good that he rated it 6-stars.

Then they had their first big televised rematch at Clash of the Champions VI that Steamboat also won in two out of three falls. Then at Music City Showdown, Flair finally pinned Steamboat to win the Big Gold belt back.

h/t WrestlingInc for the transcription