THE STEINERS vs. BARRY HARDY & RENO RIGGINS
Scott did some wrestling to start it off. Not just throws. He was picking legs and doing toe holds. Then he thought, "I'M SCOTT STEINER." and killed Reno Riggins with one of the fastest, sickest T-Bone's I've ever seen. There was a moment just before he snapped Barry over with a belly to belly where Barry Hardy makes this pitiful face like "Just take my balls while you're at it." and then he gets tossed. I imagine it's how every team feels when it sees they're working the Steiners.
This match also featured one of the worst Frankensteiners I've ever seen. Reno just started doing a front flip before Scott even jumped it was messed up.
2 OUT OF 3 FALLS
MARTY JANNETTY vs. DOINK THE CLOWN
AMAZING. Great match. There's too much to talk about so you just have to watch it.
The opening fall is just brilliant. Doink being creepy and trying to get Marty to come to him in the corner. The monkey flip criss cross stuff. Just well paced well worked wrestling. Marty even through in a really fun arm drag set up that some one needs to steal PRONTO.
The twin magic ending was well done and the twist with Macho Man coming in was fine, as it was about time Doink got caught. Most of all it made me want a Doink vs. Macho Man feud to result from his interference.
MR. HUGHES vs. BOBBY WHO
Bobby Who got bombed into oblivion. Hughes was just filling time in between the previous barn burner and the Kid/Razor rematch which is next.
1-2-3 KID vs. RAZOR RAMON
This match is mostly pretty awesome. It started off hot with Kid going for near falls and the crowd buying all of them. Once Razor got control, he was relentless. There is one of the nastiest chokeslams I've ever seen. It felt real and it looked more devastating than the ones Kane and Big Show do.
My only complaint is the ending with Kid just saying saying "forget it" and grabbing the money and running. The crowd cheered it later as Vince and Razor tried to make it sound like the cool thing to do, but in reality it felt pretty lame.
Still this whole angle is hella fun, with great characters and great in ring action. Certainly an early highlight of the era.
NEXT WEEK: Vince gives me a heart attack by hyping Shawn Michaels vs. Kamala. NOT EXCITED.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: One of the best RAWs so far. The Doink/Jannetty match is going into my TOP 10 for the year. The rematch between Kid/Ramon is better than the last and still fun. You can't go wrong with this show. I mean, you even get to see the Steiners beating up guys. It's about as good an hour of wrestling as you can get.
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