Friday, June 17, 2011

THE NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: SUPERSTARS REVIEW 4:24:93

SHAWN MICHAELS vs. DALE WOLFE
Shawn operates in slo-mo here, playing it pretty cocky and tossing in a couple of neat spots, like a clothesline off the apron to the outside. Dale Wolfe starts to make a come back but gets caught with the Super Kick(this is still before it was Shawn's finish) Shawn hoists him up like he's going to go for the Slingshot Suplex, but he decides not to. Instead he pie faces Dale Wolfe who falls over. Michaels covers him. After a pie face. That's the finish folks. Seriously.

STEINERS vs. RENO RIGGINS & BILLY JONES
Oh yeah, these guys get murdered. Reno Riggins was kind of lucky as Scott treated him okay. Just a backdrop driver, a pump handle slam, a belly to belly suplex and a frankensteiner. That's all. Poor Billy Jones got the rough stuff though. Poor Billy got clobbered by Rick's clothesline. It's becoming one of my favorite clotheslines. He always catches the guy with the bicep area of his arm, and it's meaty as hell. I'm psyched about what the Steiners will do against Money Inc.

SHERRI DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BAM BAM BIGELOW
Raymond Rougeau introduces Bam Bam Bigelow for some interview time and Sherri runs past him to the stage. Sherri says she doesn't care about him and that she wants to talk about Luna. She doesn't get far into her speech until Bam Bam gets in her face and tells her to take a hike during his interview time. Sherri tells him off and Bammer gets a little physical.....until......TATANKA saves the day. Oh man, this sounds a lot better than Bigelow and Friar Ferguson on RAW. Tatanka drop kicks Bigelow off the platform and then dives off of it on to Bigelow. It's kind of awesome.

"EL MATADOR" TITO SANTANA vs. LOUIE SPICOLLI
A true innovator.
This is kind of weak. I don't care for Tito in squash match situations. He's best when being competitive or working from underneath. Louie is a decent bump, but he doesn't have a whole lot to do here.

DAMIAN DEMENTO vs. K.C. CLERIC
Damn it, how much longer does this guy have? This is terrible. KC is a bad jobber and Damian is a stinky wrestler. The only silver lining is that I actually saw something I've never seen before. Damian takes KC's finger and sticks it in KC's mouth. He then squeezes Cleric's mouth shut so that he bites his own finger. THAT HAPPENED.

HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN vs. TIM PATTERSON
Before the match we got a SMOKING GUNNS vignette. They were riding horses and Billy said they were riding high in the saddle. I'm so excited about new faces that don't suck.

Hacksaw makes his way down, wearing Kurt Angle's singlet, and there's a girl at ring side wearing a blazer and a bra. That's it. Tremendous.

Duggan beats this dude up from pillar to post and everyone is totally behind him. He's got a lot of fire in this and keeps yelling "YOKOZUNA!" any time he's not doing a move. Much better than the last two squashes.

THE LUGER CONTROVERSY
Gorilla fills us in on the facts, as we finally learn that Lex Luger has a steel plate in his elbow, and that since it's considered apart of his anatomy, Jack Tunney can't do anything about it. I love the promo Luger gives in response to the situation. Check it out for yourself. He's so ridiculous.

TATANKA vs. STEVE VEGA
They play Tatanka's music twice but he doesn't come out. Turns out he's getting his ass kicked by Bam Bam Bigelow back stage. Bammer has a pair of scissors and starts threatening people with them while cutting Tatanka's hair. Steve Vega has to be asking if that's a forfeit win or what.

MR. HUGHES vs. RAVEN CLARK
Raven Clark. I want you to think about a guy named Raven Clark. What does he look like, to you? Close your eyes and really think about it.

Does he look like this guy?

Nothing like the pic he used on his Match.com profile, but he paid for dinner, so whatevs.
Mr. Hughes beats this dude down and we get an inset interview from Harvey Whippleman, who really wants to manage him. I miss managers. I love Hughes' finish, it's like a BossMan Slam, but he grabs them like a chokeslam. Some one should do that move today. I want to see Hughes and Bret wrestle eachother, that seems like it would be pretty awesome.

OVERALL SHOW:
Some weak ass squashes this week, but we did get a nice feud build between Tatanka and Bam Bam Bigelow. We also got another decent squash from Mr. Hughes and the Steiners. Could have done a lot worse.

NEXT WEEK ON SUPERSTARS: DOINK vs. MR. PERFECT in a KING OF THE RING QUALIFIER. Hell yes. I'm psyched about that one.

3 comments:

  1. I don't remember Mr. Hughes staying around for any of his WWF runs. The rumor is that during his last run he got fired for being caught at an S&M club. Pretty poor reason to fire somebody. They could just have him cut a promo saying that he's into S&M to up his pain tolerence.

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  2. Was Russo not on the booking team at the time of that incident? Because that totally should have happened. The more I think about it, the more I think we were really shafted on a Mr. Hughes S&M gimmick.

    Putting red rubber balls in opponents mouth while he put them in the camel clutch. I'm going to fire up my copy of Total Extreme Warfare and make this happen.

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  3. Nah, Russo was gone at that point. Hughes was brought in as Jericho's manager for a very brief time.

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