Thursday, April 12, 2012

THE WWF NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: RAW REVIEW WEEK 29

08.09.1993

TATANKA vs. MR. HUGHES
Incredibly disappointing. Hughes' offense was really lazy. His clotheslines were basically him just raising his arm and Tatanka running into it like it was a brick wall. Great Khali's offense looks better. Tatanka worked pretty hard to make Hughes look badass but it just didn't pan out. Surprisingly Tatanka wins via count out after back body dropping Hughes on the outside. This result fascinates me, because Hughes seems to be on a collision course with The Undertaker and having him lose clean to Tatanka doesn't really build him up. They did hype Tatanka's undefeated streak though.

THE BUSHWACKERS & THE MACHO MIDGET vs. THE BROOKLYN BRAWLER, BLAKE BEVERLY & LIL' LOUIE

Poor Blake Beverly having to tag with ruffians such as Lil' Louie and The Brawler. This is just for shits and giggles, with a lot of midget chicanery and ass biting. So if that's your thang, it's in this match. But beware Macho Midget's face will haunt your soul.
Yeeesh.


LEX LUGER/YOKOZUNA CONTRACT SIGNING
Jim Cornette made his way out and was named by Mr. Fuji, Yokozuna's American spokesperson. This is a great addition, as Cornette is a great talker and he puts even more heat on Yokozuna. His first act was to make sure that Jack Tunney didn't put any non-sense in the contract.

After both parties sign, Cornette reveals a late addition to the contract that says if Luger doesn't win he'll never get another rematch. Luger has a great response saying, that it doesn't matter, because all he wanted was just one opportunity just like every American. After he finishes his impassioned speech, Yokozuna wipes the sweat and maybe Luger's spit off of his brow and flicks it back at him. I'd never seen him do anything so douchey, it was awesome.

RAZOR RAMON vs. DAN DUBIEL
Razor pretty much has a one standard squash match format. Same moves and same order. It all looks good, but you see it once, you've um... well you've seen it. The only real reason to watch is to see how the jobber does. Dubiel isn't bad at all, but he's a little bland. He took the top rope back body drop really nasty though. Landed high up on the back and rolled through it on to his stomach. I'm sure his neck will feel that in the morning.

HEAVENLY BODIES vs. BOBBY WHO & MIKE BUCCI
Jimmy Del Rey is so 90's Indy it's insane. And it's almost like he's ahead of the curve because it won't be for a few years before people wrestle exactly like him. Super Kicks! Moonsaults! He even did The Rock's crazy DDT move, where he hooks under one arm and wraps around the other side to hit it. Part of me thinks that Mike Bucci invented all this stuff and just told Jimmy Del Rey about it before the match. I'm totally loving all the ECW guys who were just WWF jobbers. Tom Pritchard disappoints me because his hair and look remind me a little of Bam Bam Gordy, but he's nothing like Gordy... and now I wish the team was Del Rey and Gordy.

OVERALL SHOW:
Nothing really that great. Cornette talking was a highlight, and so was Jimmy Del Rey. Other than that, there's a lot of disappointment.

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