Before the match started, Vince informed us that The Steiners won the tag titles and then lost them at a house show. What a bunch of shit.
This match is another solid outing for the Gunns, who are just killing it in their first month as WWF Superstars. They're fun, exciting, and energetic. Taylor is probably one of the best job guys in the company right during this time so it was a perfect storm as far as squash matches go. I'm excited to see the Gunns take on more competitive opponents.
BASTION BOOGER (TV Debut) vs. VIRGIL
I was pretty scared, but Virgil looked motivated and did mess anything up. Apparently it's because he found out he was going to win. I'm trying to figure out how obth of these guys have jobs. The best part of this match was afterwards when Jerry Lawler said Booger reminded him of some one. He then took his ""Magistrator" and showed us what he was talking about:
|The Macho Booger|
TATANKA vs. MIKE BELL
This is a truncated version of Tatanka's usual squash formula. He doesn't really allow Bell much offense, so his come back doesn't seem all that hot, but he makes it work okay. Not his best outing. I hate that his big push has stalled out. Even his story with Bam Bam, which they mentioned, has been cooled off sense it's hot start a while back.
LEX LUGER vs. PHIL APOLLO
This is kind of crazy. They start off with Phil getting the best of Luger at every turn. They do a hammerlock exchange and some head lock head scissor stuff that I don't normally associate with Luger, especially in his squash matches. Most of them have either been him wrecking a guy quick, or him toying with a dude for a couple of minutes. So this was pretty refreshing. It also features his awesome Pounce Forearm that some one should steal pronto.
CRUSH vs. JOEY TEMPEST
A pretty solid outing from Crush. A lot of his squash matches have been lacking in the kind of explosion a guy of his size should have, but he was busting out some pretty neat stuff. I really dug his tilt-a-whirl back breaker. The crowd was into it from start to finish, which isn't always the case for Crush's matches. He seems to have pockets of fans all over the United States, they're just not at every TV taping.
MORE MEN ON A MISSION
How can this not get you excited for a tag team:
ADAM BOMB vs. GARY SEAVY
Oh shit I forgot about Adam Bomb's cool ass contact lenses. I really can't figure out why Bomb and Johnny Polo are together. It doesn't make much sense at all.
Decent squash for bomb who busted out some cool stuff like a top rope back elbow that he should definitely use more often. He also draped Seavy over the top rope so hard that Seavy's gut almost touched the mat. The crowd was groaning and I'm positive that Seavy shat his tights.
IT'S NOT OVER. IT'S NEVER OVER.
At the end they tell us that next week we get a rematch between Booger and Virgil. I personally feel that I haven't fully recovered from their first bout to be in a position to want a second. Then Bastion cut a promo. He says things like "Do you feel good about yourself?" like he was a parent admonishing a kid and "You may not survive." like he read about it in a horoscope.
Some interesting stuff, like Luger changing things up for his squash and Crush bringing the goods in his. The Gunns looked good as usual and Adam Bomb is developing a nice set of moves. Decent show.