Friday, August 17, 2012

THE WWF NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: SUPERSTARS REVIEW 09/11/1993

After a brand new opening montage featuring less Hulk Hogan and more Doink, Vince and Jerry Lawler told me through the video screen the line up for this week's Superstars and it just might be one for the ages.

Let's start it with a bang!

THE HEADSHRINKERS vs. VIRGIL & MARTY JANNETTY
You know why the Headshrinkers are a great tag team? Because when they double team someone, you actually fear for the other guys life. When they were just punching on Marty it looked brutal, but when they started choking him with the tag rope...I thought he was going to die. And Mart certainly helps. He did a great job getting his ass handed to him, and this may have been the hottest tag of Virgil's life, probably the most excited anyone's been to see him hit the ring a house of fire since his match with DiBiase. He didn't really disappoint either. He even got to look pretty strong, having one of the Samoan's down for the count after the Russian Leg Sweep. Of course he got drilled with a flying headbutt while the ref was turned around and lost the match, but he looked good there for a minute. Solid TV match.

IRWIN R. SCHYSTER vs. JEFF LIBOLT
They had Undertaker Urn Toys? Way cooler than my coffee can...
The match wasn't interesting, but the commentary was. First Jerry started talking about how everyone sings the praises of the 123 Kid when he's winning, but no one wants to talk about it when he gets destroyed, like he did against IRS at SummerSlam. Vince then says Schyster's technical ability rivals that off Bret Hart. Then he said Money Inc. broke up. Wut in da hale? IRS won with the Write Off, if you were wondering how Libolt fared. I'm more interested in this crazy rebuilding of IRS as this amazing wrestler.

TATANKA vs. DAMIEN DEMENTO
Highlight of this match was Damien Demento making a comeback on Tatanka and then talking to the voices and Vince got that far away sound his voice yelling "He's hearing the voices. He might be hearing Macho Man Randy Savage! Speak from the Heart! Off of Wrestlemania The Album!" Tremendous. Tatanka did a horrible running cross body in this, but thankfully he toss in a great powerslam to make up for it. Between this and the last match there are a TON of elbow drops on this show. Tatanka wins with the top rope tomahawk chop.

1-2-3 KID vs. BASTION BOOGER
Best Bastion Booger match! He looked like a killer crushing Kid through out the match. Kid pulled out all the stops doing his front flip from the top to the outside, and then following that up with another plancha. Tim White, the referee kept throwing his hands up like he was counting, but he was stuck on 8 FOREVER. Booger eventually lost when he missed a splash on the ring post and Kid rolled in just as Tim White remembered 9 and 10. Fun fun match. That's two in a row from Booger.

ADAM BOMB vs. RON NEAL
Adam Bomb seemed a little more livelier and nastier than usual. Nothing big, he just seemed more active, like when he was throwing punches or trying to rip Ron Neal's face off. I'm still trying to figure out why Johnny Polo is with Adam Bomb. They look so stupid together.

OVERALL SHOW
Tag match was really good and Bastion Booger having a fun match with 123 Kid make this worth hitting up. Some of the storyline angles were interesting, like Jerry Lawler turning on Doink for not winning, and Vince building IRS back up as a lethal singles competitor. Another interesting promo was Shawn Michaels talking about 123 Kid in the build up for their MSG match. He put Kid over BIG TIME saying that he even respected him, which Shawn's character hasn't done for anyone. When I was a kid, I didn't really know the Kliq existed until it was over, so it's interesting to see how they interact knowing how powerful they'd become.

Next week's Superstars has all the work horses: Kid, HBK, Mr. Perfect, and Bret Hart! Should be awesome, can't wait.

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