Originally reviewed here.
WWF No Way Out
February 15, 1998
Taka Michinoku© vs. Pantera [WWF Light Heavyweight Championship]
Brian Christopher came down to the ring before the match and joined his father and Jim Ross on commentary.
Pantera hit a very early tope con hilo. Taka came back with his double-jump plancha. Pantera came back and hit a tope suicida that drove Taka into a guardrail. Pantera worked Taka over that after this and went after the back. Pantera hit a tope con hilo. It was basically a running senton though, as Taka was lying down on the floor. Pantera went back to working Taka over. Taka avoided a moonsault and then made a comeback. Taka’s back was not in great shape, but he pulled off the Michinoku Driver: 1…2…3!
Brian Christopher went to jump Taka after the match. Jerry tried to hold him back. Taka hit them with a plancha and then had to run away through the crowd.
Rock-solid match. They did not have a ton of heat, but they did enough cool stuff with a sound structure (the work on Taka’s back) to keep be interested and entertained.
Match Rating: ***