HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN vs. DUANE GILL
Hacksaw gets on the mic and talks about how proud he is to be an American and how proud he is of Lex Luger. There has to be a Luger/Hacksaw USA tag match, right? You'd have to be insane to pass that up, right?
I may not be a big fan of this era of Duggan's career but that guy can work the crowd like a madman. They never shut up once. He didn't do a whole lot accept knock Duane around with some clubbing blows, but why would he when the crowd was this hot?
JACK TUNNEY MAKES THE MATCH
Tunney via phone says that he's never seen this much support for a wrestler ever and that he'll be sanctioning a title match at SummerSlam between Luger and Yokozuna. However Fuji has insisted that a stipulation that Luger will have to wear a protective padding on his forearm due to having that steel plate. After a brief Luger interview we cut back to the arena where Vince McMahon says that Luger having to wear a forearm cover is a bit unfair.
Wut in da hale?
A couple of weeks ago Lex Luger was knocking guys out with that forearm and everyone was whining how unfair it was. Slap an American flag on him and all of a sudden it's a disadvantage that he can't swing his bionic forearm around freely on these foreign pieces of garbage. No wonder I hated Lex Luger for so many years. This entire angle and character made me think Lex Luger was the biggest piece of crap, and it wasn't until a few years ago when I went back and watched his older stuff that I realized how good he was.
LUDVIG BORGA vs. TONY DIMAURO
Ludvig is an impressive looking guy but he doesn't do much of anything in this match. Seems very stiff in terms of movement. He does however bust out a nasty flying clothesline that nails Tony right in the face for the finish. Actually the best part of this match was how crazy Tony DiMauro(who's name is spelled 4 different ways all over the web) got when he tried to make his comeback. Guy exploded and nailed a nice clothesline and looked like he was about to pop out of his skin when he was posing for the crowd. Really by the end of the match I remembered DiMauro more than Borga, so I'm sure Tony was promptly fired forever.
WWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
THE STEINERS vs. MONEY INC.
This isn't as good as their first match, but they do try to do some different things. For one we start with Irwin actually one upping Scotty a couple of times as opposed to the other way around. For another, Rick plays face in peril with Money Inc utilizing some different heel tactics to control him, like an assisted abdominal stretch.
Scotty is a great hot tag, and busts out some great stuff like the Tiger Driver. the finish was a little weird, but hopefully it means one more match. Schyster and Scotty were battling on the apron and Irwin suplexed Scott from the apron into the ring as the ref counted to 10. So technically the Steiners won by count out. It was a creative finish but I'd hate for that to be the blow off match to the feud.
123 KID vs. BARRY HOROWITZ
I think someone ribbed the Kid because he's got no eyebrows. It's weird looking. Kid still busted out some nice stuff, including his nasty corner bump where he hits the turnbuckle ass first and basically powerbombs himself. Nothing particularly great but just a nice squash for the Kid.
THE QUEBECCERS vs. RICH MEYERS & TONY WEBB
Oh man they abuse these guys. When the first move of the match is a package piledriver you know you're in trouble. They do some crazy double teams like a weird Hart Attack/Whoopie Cushion thingy and a nasty leg sweep clothesline clombo that looked like it really messed Meyers up. I totally want to see these guys wrestle the Steiners now. Bring that stuff on.
OVERALL SHOW: The Steiner match wasn't as good as the previous one but it was still pretty decent. We also got some interesting debuts, in particular The Quebeccers who have some of the best double team moves you'll get to see. the tag scene is really blowing up with The Steiners, Money Inc. The Gunns, M.O.M, The Quebeccers, and the Headshrinkers all being pretty solid teams.
NEXT WEEK: Next week we get to see Sherri vs. Luna Vachon for the first time. Hopefully we get more Luna promos because she's one of the best talkers in the whole damn company at this point.
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