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Kai En Tai (Taka Michinoku/Funaki/Dick Togo/Men’s Teioh) vs. Rey Mysterio/Juventud Guerrera/Psicosis/Chris Jericho
Analysis: WCW was great at getting their cards started right, featuring high flying action from a collection of great Mexican luchadors who ultimately reinvented what wrestling looks like in America.
WWE attempted something similar with imported Japanese talent but never fully invested in their light heavyweight division. Kai En Tai, however, could really go when given the opportunity, winning over crowds with the power of their work. Look no further than ECW’s Barely Legal pay-per-view in 1997 for an example of them managing to convert a skeptical crowd into believers.
Result: Because this was company versus company, WCW decided to mix babyfaces and heels, attempting to put their best possible team forward. This nearly backfired when Chris Jericho spent most of the match feuding with his own teammates—but eventually, the future