Friday, May 20, 2011

THE NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: SUPERSTARS REVIEW 4/17/93

CRUSH vs. GLEN RUTH
Crush's music is awesome. It's one of my favorites. Crush busts out a torture rack and then drops to his knees. I've seen this move a lot and I really like it, but for some reason when Crush does it, it looks so soft and lame. Actually a lot of what he does is soft looking. For whatever reason he decides to apply a bear hug on a jobber. That seems like such a bad guy move, and the crowd goes dead for it. He does bust out a nice tilt-a-whirl back breaker before crushing Glen Ruth's head, but overall it's a weak showing from the big guy.

To be fair, the camera was dressed like a cup cake.
THE HEADSHRINKERS vs. JD STRYKER & RON PRESTON
Oh man The Headshrinkers rock this mother out. Both guys look so crisp in with their moves. Fatu breaks out a nice super kick and then Samu tops him with a spin kick to JD Stryker's FACE. Just an awesome kick that flipped me out. Fatu's splash from the top really is impressive looking considering how much air he gets. Fun squash match.


BRET REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT NARCISSIST 
During the Headshrinkers' match Vince brought up that Jack Tunney was ordering a medical examination and X-Ray of Lex Luger's right forearm. Jerry was incredulous wondering what they thought they were going to find. Vince responds with, "Who knows?"

After the match we go to the event center with Mean Gene where the show some promos between Lex and Bret. In Bret's promo he actually says "The Narcissist...he likes to run into people with his steel plated elbow." It's too bad he didn't use those psychic abilities in Montreal.

MR. PERFECT vs. BARRY HARDY
Perfect is killer in this. After hitting his leapfrog/running drop kick spot, he backs Barry Hardy into the corner and yells "SO YOU WANNA BE A WRESTLER, HUH?" He then proceeds to chop his chest and go through his move list before finishing him off with the Perfect Plex. He was just on fire and the crowd was loving every bit of it. When they announced him as the winner he jumped off the middle rope and crossed his legs before landing. He's a slick one that Perfect.

OWEN HART vs. BAM BAM BIGELOW
This is the first time I've seen Owen not wearing his High Energy Pants. I love his new tights. He's insane in this match. So fast and so crisp. They work so well together. They do a nice spot where Bammer applies a bear hug and Owen slips his arms in and starts to break it. When he gets a little room he tries to quickly snap a body slam but Bammer is ahead of him and uses the momentum to crush poor Owen under his weight.

At some point, I believe it was really early after the enziguri Owen messed up his knee. Towards the end of the match he tries to counter a turnbuckle whip by leaping up to the top rope but his knee totally gives out. They go for it again but Owen can't even run on it so Bigelow just bodyslams him and nails the top rope Headbutt for the finish.

In Bret's book, he says this match was supposed to be the beginning of an Owen Hart push, and I think Owen was going to go over before he blew his knee and they called an audible for Bammer to win. This match was really solid work until the incident and it's a real bummer that we'll have to do without Owen for a little while. He just looked awesome.

YOKOZUNA vs. CHRIS KATOWSKI
Chris Katowski looks like he's about 16 years old. Yoko just murders him. He grabs Katowski by his throat and throws him on his neck. Then he turns the kid inside out with a nasty clothesline. Just utter destruction, and probably the nastiest Banzai Drop EVER. Yoko usually hits his feet first on the drop and this time his feet slip out from under him and he just drops all 500 lbs on this poor kids stomach. Poor kid had to have shit himself. Just nasty...

Here's the Finish:

OVERALL THOUGHTS:
Really good show. The Crush match sucked, but the Headshrinkers and Yoko were awesome in their respective squash matches. Owen and Bammer was shaping up to be one of the best matches of the year until the blow out.

1 comment:

  1. I remember seeing that Bam Bam vs Owen match as a kid and being confused. I knew wrestling was fake, but didn't know people got injured a lot. I miss Owen.

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