Jerry Lynn recently appeared as a guest on My Mom’s Basement for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During his appearance on the popular pro wrestling program, Lynn spoke about his favorite match of his career being his memorable showdowns against Rob Van Dam in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where Jerry Lynn reflects on his epic clashes with RVD from the original ECW days.
My favorite is one that wasn’t even a pay-per-view match. It was at the arena in Philly. I think the date was September 17, 1999. It was one where I wa supposed to wrestle him, and at the beginning of the show, the Impact Players jumped me and they sent me to the hospital. I can’t remember if it was Lance or Justin that was wrestling Rob instead. Of course, there was a run-in, and I came in with my ribs all taped up and helped Rob clear the ring. And then I was leaving the ring, and Rob challenged the mic and challenged me and said the people came here to see me fight.
So, I limped back to the ring and off to the races we went. Well, the whole first part of the match was ‘RVD’ chants, and there was a spot halfway through where he clotheslined me and I went through the table. It was just out of nowhere. So, after the table spot, the refs came out and other people came out and they’re carrying me back. Halfway down the aisle, I pushed them all off and went back to the ring and after that, it was ‘Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!’ So, we took the crowd and flipped them. Everyone was on their feet. I still get goosebumps thinking about it. That’s my favorite match just because of how the crowd was.
Check out the complete interview below. H/T to 411 Mania for transcribing the above quotes.
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