Tuesday, August 2, 2011

THE NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: RAW REVIEW WEEK 19

5:31:1993

INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
MARTY JANNETTY(c) vs. BAM BAM BIGELOW
This might be better than Jannetty/Michaels from Raw. In that match, Jannetty was all "I'm BACK!" This match he was like "I'm serious."

The first half Jannetty just bumps like crazy for Bammer. He hits in some fun spots like the back body drop counter and some headscissor work. Bigelow busts out a power bomb backbreaker that pops the hell out of Bobby Heenan. The finish is good, as Bammer just gets distracted by Sherri at ringside and gets himself counted out. He kind of reminded me of Batista in that he's totally dominant but he's not all that smart when it comes to working the rules.

After the match Sherri calls out Luna and the throw down until Bammer comes back and holds Sherri while Luna rips her clothes up. Who comes out? Well not Mart Jannetty. He's busy  showering in champagne and ring rats. It's Tatanka, a real hero.

THE STEINERS vs. RICH MEYERS & THE EXECUTIONER
I'm jumping out of the ring before I let Scotty get me up like that.
Steiners eat these guys alive. Poor Executioner was in the ring with Rick for a all of a minute and a half and I bet he can't get up tomorrow. Same for Rich Meyer who takes about the most legit Camel Clutch I've ever seen. But it doesn't stop there. Poor Rich eats, of all things, THE STEINER SCREW DRIVER. Disgusting. Get these guys some competition before they kill some one.

MR. HUGHES vs. BERT CENTENO
Mr. Hughes takes his time, doing the "Lift the jobber up at 2" schtick. He's tosses around poor Bert pretty effortlessly, busting out the laziest looking power bomb this side of Kevin Nash. Apparently Mr. Perfect has to fight this monster in the opening round at King of the Ring. Can't say I remember that, but I'm intrigued.

HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN vs. MARK THOMAS
Mark Thomas looks really muscular at first but then he gets next to Duggan and he looks about as tall as Daniel Bryan Crazy. This match isn't anything special, but the commentary cracked me up. Heenan wants to know where The Fink is, and Vince says he's having an operation and that it's a personal matter. Heenan says that Fink went to Holland....they're going to change him....Make him a gelding. Macho Man was completely silent the whole time and I can only imagine he was on the floor laughing at this shit.

Afterwards Hacksaw leads the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance - because it's Memorial Day, duh.. In 6th grade I got in trouble because I wouldn't stand for the Pledge. My young mind had decided that it wasn't right to make us kids Pledge Allegiance to something that we didn't understand. It got pretty ugly.

RAZOR RAMON vs. TONY ROY
Before the match they air a video of 123 Kid rejecting the now $5000 offer from Razor to get back in the ring with him. He says it's not worth the possible consequences.

Macho Man was getting over the 1-2-3 chant as Razor made his way to the ring. You know, that's really awesome of Savage. They've kept the kid out of the ring and let Savage get the gimmick over. Classy stuff on Savage's part. Razor did his part by getting distracted and letting Tony Roy roll him up for some near falls. Eventually the whole room is chanting "We Want the Kid." Razor looks totally frustrated and practically cripples Roy with the Back Body Drop off the top and the Razor's Edge. Decent match and a cool story. They've really gotten Waltman over with all this, and it's kind of brilliant to watch.

HOGAN GETS BOOED
Yokozuna and Fuji come out and Vince says they're being disrespectufl coming out on Memorial Day waving their Japanese flag around. He says they should be getting ready for June 13th when they face HULK HOGAN. And he gets booed. And then a "Hogan Sucks" chant breaks out. Hilarious. Hulkamania is done, brother. Eventually Duggan comes out and they get into a flag waving competition to end the show. Lame.

OVERALL SHOW:
That Jannetty/Bigelow match was the bees knees. So was the Steiner squash. Can't say anything was bad at all. So another good RAW. Next week should be crazy as we'll have one half of every team tag team that's competing in the 8 Man tag(each team is two tag teams) competing in tag competition next week. And Yoko should be back for more action. Yippee.

I'm so ready for this King of The Ring PPV to happen though. Man there's going to be some awesome stuff coming, I CAN FEEL IT DUDE.

3 comments:

  1. I wonder who is worse to be in the ring with: Steiners or The Bulldogs. I cannot believe Scott would bust out the screwdriver on jobbers. That is pretty messed up.

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  2. Don't be intrigued about Hughes/Perfect. It was not good and the finish sucked because they were trying to protect Hughes. Worst match on the card by far.

    On the other hand, Michaels/Crush from that same card is awesome. Looking forward to seeing your review of that (and of the whole thing, really).

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  3. While I'm here: Obviously, Hart/Perfect is the best thing about the King of the Ring, but the tournament has some fun matches. I might be the only person who likes Tatanka/Luger, but Bret/Razor is solid, as is Bam Bam/Hart. Then there is the aforementioned Michaels/Crush IC title match (along with a nice little Michaels promo pre-match in which he introduces Diesel) and a solid little Steiners/Gunns vs. Money Inc./Headshrinkers tag.

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