Monday, November 14, 2011

THE NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: THE EXCLUSIVES PART 1

So WWF MANIA and WWF ALL-AMERICAN usually each had their own exclusive match, while replaying events that happened on other shows. I got a collection of all the exclusives, so I'm going to go ahead and clean that up in a series of reviews. Today we have five.

KOKO B. WARE vs. THE REPO MAN (MANIA 02/06/1993)
I want to see more choking people like this. Someone steal this.
Some solid work from both guys. They really had the crowd going. Repo was flopping around like a fish on all of his bumps and Koko was dancin' and having a good time. Weird ending though which saw Repo getting DQ/d for choking Koko on the bottom rope. I have no idea what that was about. Highlight would be Koko doing a top rope missle dropkick and landing on his feet.

EL MATADOR & VIRGIL vs. THE BEVERLY BROTHERS (MAINIA 02/20/1993)
Maybe one of the greatest performances by Virgil ever, which was a dead give away that his team was going over. The only problem for Virgil is that even his best work is only mediocre, and his partner is a guy who can do all of his stuff but  waaaaaaay better. The hot tag to Tito was pretty awesome with him cleaning house in a big way. The finish was fun too. really good tag action from both sides.

TYPHOON vs. PAPA SHANGO (MANIA 02/27/1993)
Decent stuff from Typhoon, who was moving like a mack truck all over the ring. He's not great, but anytime ge gets to movin' he always looks impressive. Shango was Shango. Nothing really good nothing really bad. He shot sparkler stick ar Typhoon right in front of the referee to get DQ'd. Then got his ass whipped some more. Not worth finding, really.


CRUSH vs. DAMIEN DEMENTO (MANIA 03/13/1993)
Yeah, I was pretty scared of this one going in. Crush still wasn't putting in good face work in the early part of '93 and Demento was awful. Crush was trying some different stuff, but not quite being showy enough to be a face. Demento's control segment started out okay when he was thumbing Crush in the throat and trying to rip his mouth apart. Then he settled into one of the longest chinlocks ever. I think Crush fell asleep in it for real. Crush made a decent comeback with the rolling solebutt and the Cranium Crusher. This just went tooooo long for these guys.

EL MATADOR vs. LEX LUGER (MANIA 03/20/1993)
A really great TV match with Tio bringing it BIG TIME on Lex Luger. He was hot and riled up and was moving with a purpose. Luger was great walking the line between loud and goofy selling early on to being an intense bad ass in the end. A really good flow with not much if any downtime. This one is worth seeking out if you can find it.

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