THE SMOKING GUNNS vs. ROCK WARNER & WT JONES
Gunns are still putting together fun squashes and the crowds are really getting behind them. There's a moment before the match that is totally hilarious where Billy and Bart are taking their shirts off and the camera cuts to a young lady and then zooms in on her face. The look on her face can only be described as "eye rape".
CRUSH vs. DOINK THE CLOWN
|"Please, I can't carry him anymore."|
After the match a second Doink came out and cracked Crush in the back with a stick and the original hit the ring to join in on the beatdown. You tell me who really won this feud.
SHAWN MICHAELS vs. KEVIN KRUGER
Shawn was in douche overdrive here, tooling Kevin Kruger with single leg takedowns and walking on his back, or just pushing him to the ground like he was a 4 year old. He's kind of like the Steiners the way he takes advantage of his jobbers, but it's not in a physical/painful way. He just castrates them the second the bell ring, and then dances on their testicles. Crush could learn a thing or two from him.
|Mabel's pants also double as a body bag for his victims.|
Is a group called MOM, kind of goofy? Are their outfits ridiculous looking? Oh yeah, definitely. But more importantly Mabel made a huge impression. He's massive, he's mean, and he can do a drop kick. Mo wasn't very good and didn't add much of anything to the match, but when Mabel hit the ring, the dynamic changed. Besides the dropkick, he nailed a slick wheel kick, and for the finish he did a second rope leg drop that really had the crowd going. It's another example of bigger guys needing to do more to stay relevant in this new WWF. Undertaker, as we saw on RAW, was starting to evolve his work style and here's Mabel, who could have gotten away with clubbing blows back in '86, doing lightweight moves.
Crush and Doink probably had their best match, but it's still not very good. The Gunns and HBK had good squashes, and MOM, or more importantly, the future King Mabel made a decent debut. Not a great show, but there was still some interesting things going on.
For next week they plugged Lex Luger wrestling on Superstars, and Vince hyped him by saying "He may love himself, but he loves his country too." which is interesting to say the least. I wonder if they taped another Narcissist match that'll still air after Luger has already turned. How confusing.
Let me know what you think of the debut of Men On a Mission: