Wednesday, June 20, 2012

THE WWF NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: SUPERSTARS REVIEW 08/28/1993

UTICA MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
Utica, New York, United States of America, Earth.

123 KID vs. BROOKLYN BRAWLER
These two worked pretty well together and kept a decent pace. What I really found interesting was that Waltman, after taking a beating, did the 2nd Wind Kip Up that Shawn Michaels would be known for later. Brawler was going up top and Kid just sprung to life and took him out. And this isn't the first time that I've spotted something that Michaels would later make his own. It's interesting seeing the influences that would later create one of the most influential American wrestlers of the last 20 years.

Am I the only one thinking of Bertolt Brecht right now? Probably.
HEAVENLY BODIES vs. TONY ROY & JASON HEADINGS
We get a sit out powerbomb, an enzuigiri and a crazy moonsault in two minutes. If the Heavenly Bodies and the Steiners don't go crazy throwing bombs at each other I'll be really disappointed. I can already sense that it'll be one of the Steiner matches where they don't let their opponents do anything cool and just throw them around.


LUDVIG BORGA vs. VIRGIL
This was kind of clunky, like most of Virgil's matches this year, but I think some of it was actually Ludvig's fault, which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about Ludvig Borga. There was a spot where Borga was supposed to catch Virgil's flying cross body, but he was too far back. Virgil went for it anyway and fell just a little bit short, which is really Virgil in a nutshell. So he just kind of lands on feet and on Borga at the same time. Looked terrible.

MR. PERFECT vs. DUANE GILL
SNAPMARE PERFECT PLEX THE END

SMOKING GUNNS vs. BARRY HARDY & RENO RIGGINS
Nothing much here. Fun fact: Reno Riggins was trained by Tojo Yamamoto who trained dudes like The Moondogs, Bobby Eaton, Tommy Rich, Jackie Fargo, Double J and Sid. Can't win 'em all I guess. I like creating back stories for tag jobber tag teams in my head but I don't know why anyone would want to join a make shift tag with Barry Hardy. I imagine dudes sitting in the back trying to find a partner to make statement with, and none of them go, "Fuck yeah, me and you Barry Hardy, we'll show 'em."


This was me writing up my review for the last Resistance Pro show.
MACHO MAN TRIES TO PILE ON THE HEAT
Yokozuna and his crew come to the ring and reiterate the story between them and Lex Luger. Randy Savage has had enough and hits the ring to verbally lay into both of them. His speech is so inspiring that all the faces in the locker room pour out into the crowd with little flags to wave around. The crowd goes nuts and starts chanting USA while Yokozuna freaks out in the ring. And I mean freaks out. At first he's just kind of scared, and then he's crying by the time the show ends. Soooooo weird.

OVERALL SHOW
Nothing much to see here other than Yokozuna freaking the hell out. Other than that you just get some decent squashes, from some pretty neat wrestlers. One might wonder where Lex Luger is, and why he wasn't the one to confront Yokozuna at the end of this show. Well he was busy finding out what it takes to be a hero...

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