One trait that the pairs of Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat, Steve Austin and The Rock, Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar all have in common is amazing chemistry. Notice how the last pair is the most recent, but still seems quite less memorable than the first two? I mentioned Angle and Brock as a pair to show that the value placed on two wrestlers having fantastic chemistry seems to get overlooked often in favor of new matches between an established wrestler and a debuting or returning star.
Still, plenty of the younger crop of wrestlers have formed working relationship and who knows , maybe someday the pair of Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly can be mentioned as being comparable to Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat. This match shows that at the time they had all the moves down, but were severely lacking in psychology. Admittedly the short window of time they had for the match limits them, but still. Trading belly-to-back suplexes with Adam Cole in particular looking like being dumped on his head gave him a power up rather than a hurting is a little much. Of course the two have grown considerably since this meeting and only the future can say for sure where they’ll go.